Okonjo-Iweala listed among 50 greatest world leaders

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by the American magazine, Fortune.

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, listed 33rd, was recognized alongside such world leaders as the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, U.S. billionaire, Bill Gates, and wife, Melinda, as well as Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook.

The magazine described Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, as “a fearless promoter of sound economic policies” and singled her out for working hard to usher in a decade in which Nigeria’s gross domestic products trebled.
Annually, Fortune Magazine identifies men and women in various spheres of life, who, through their activities in government, business and philanthropy, have transformed lives.

In compiling the 2015 list, the magazine said it received advice from more than 24 world leaders, who adjudged the honourees from their professional domains, industries or governance as worthy of the recognition.
On the criteria required to make the roster of winners, the magazine said, “It was not enough to be brilliant, admirable or even supremely powerful”, but “to find singular leaders with vision who moved others to act as well, and who brought their followers with them on a shared quest. We looked out for effectiveness and commitment and for the courage to pioneer”.

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, a former Managing Director of The World Bank Group between December 2007 and August 2011, graduated from Harvard University in 1976. She holds a Ph.D in Development Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

As Nigeria’s two-time Finance Minister, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala is credited with helping to lay the foundation for Nigeria’s economy, currently the biggest in Africa with a $510 billion GDP.

Still, the minister’s recognition came as the Nigerian economy faces one of its worst crises in the face of sliding oil price, with the Naira devalued by more than eight per cent after the government apparently mismanaged oil savings.

Overall, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala has faced widespread criticisms in Nigeria for her management style of the economy. A former Central Bank governor, Chukwuma Soludo, said she has performed woefully.
Some of the worst oil scandals in Nigeria’s recent history also occurred under the watch of Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who also doubles as the coordinator of the economy.

In 2012, a government fuel subsidy skyrocketed from hundreds of billion naira to N3trillion, amid extensive fraud involving officials paying billions of naira to dubious petroleum marketers who did not import or deliver petroleum products.

Three years later, no one has been punished for the theft.

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala has also criticised for her role in the alleged missing $20 billion oil money, after she commissioned an audit firm to scrutinize government oil firm, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC in May 2014, but refused, alongside, the petroleum minister and Auditor General, to disclose the findings of the investigation nearly a year after.


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  • Wale

    This woman is a crook of the highest order; she paid to get listed and who can you compare her with on this list.

    Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, listed 33rd, was recognized alongside such world leaders as the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, U.S. billionaire, Bill Gates, and wife, Melinda, as well as Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook.

    Get my point, Billions of Dollars walked away under her nose with no clue. If she actually made the list on merit, how come Oga Jonathan no make am. She paid to get on that list, hoping to retain her position in government, but it AIN”T gonna happen.

    • Wähala

      Go-siddon! na your mama be crook. Afterall, how many times has your mother been Finance Minister or even Fin. Secretary of any organization? Sha, she will soon leave government and I hope you recommend her replacement. Do you even know the meaning of CME which is her official title? Didinrin!

      • Wale

        Oloriburuku omo.

        Out of 100,000 sperm, wey your palm wine
        tapping papa put inside you crook azz mama you were the fastest?

        • Wähala

          Olodo…
          How many times has your mama been Finance Minister, simple question yet you cannot answer it. Ewedu brains!

          • Wale

            Omo ole;
            Isiewu
            step dude.

          • Wähala

            How many times has your mama been Finance Minister… ???
            Agidi brain, I bet you can’t answer that in a hundred years. Try this… two other previous Nigeria’s Finance Ministers went to prison, can you guess their names? DIDINRIN!!!

          • Proud Yoruba

            How about you, anyone in your family even a professional? You must show more respect to Yorubas because we feed you.

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            WAHALA is actually YORUBA!!!!!

          • Proud Yoruba

            The word Wahala is Yoruba, but the person using it is not!

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            How much you want to bet that you are wrong. You never complained about this idiot’s anti-Igbo and anti-SS ranting all these years. Why now?Just because decided to shame his own does not mean you now got to take umbrage at this moron.Typical.

          • Wähala

            Why don’t you bet your balls and become impotent because I have nothing but Igbo blood stream in me. I am the only man who lives up to the meaning of my moniker online and I can unequivocally state that, I stand for nothing but the truth! Sha, you clowns are not alone, I have been called Dr. Peregrino Brimah, El-Rufai, Joe Igbokwe, Fani-Kayode, Osita Okechukwu, and a slew of other names… If you guys have common sense you would draw one conclusion from all of the above. But, to borrow your brains, I am an Igbo Nigerian born in Eko, went to Fed Govt. College, Kano thus, have mixed-mingled with the “Tripod” so well you pfools get confused. Stay confused as my mission is not to read your tribal marks, I’m a prophet of truth for the pauper population several Nigerian leaders (not Igbos) have left our motherland in. Say whatever pleases you but, when push comes to shove… I will hold Aunty Ngozi’s waist o biko! Na my able sista be dat. Ada-mma Alaigbo1… Odeku Moma!!

          • Useless head

          • Wähala

            I AM AN IGBO MAN !!!
            And, I’m very proud of every drop of my Jewish blood!!

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            Igbo and Jewish? Try again.

            Besides what one has between one’s legs does not define one’s gender. I believe you are cloven rather than crested.Just write one full paragraph of anything in Igbo language to convince us then.Bet you couldn’t do it.

          • Wähala

            I can write/communicate in Ibo, Hausa or Yoruba… take it or leave it but, I owe you no proof especially as I don’t know (and don’t care) where you hail from. Again, I don’t have to prove my ethnicity to touts.

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            Liar, liar, pants on fire.
            You can’t write a word of Igbo or Hausa.
            Mai kuturu!!!!!
            imaghi ka ese asu okwu Igbo. Atulu nwulu anwu ka ibu.
            Giamu mangana dei dei.

          • Proud Yoruba

            He is probably Jewish in his privates, I hear ibos and Jews have small privates. Lol

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            Are you gay by chance?
            You sound very gay to me.
            You must like it rather big. Sore ass,you must have lost all elasticity in your sphincter.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Not gay dude.

          • You are a silly Igbo man. Rotten head.

          • Wähala

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA CHAI! Chai!!
            The only thing rotten is the hole you crawled out of, hia me so? You must be a pfool from birth. Argue intelligently and stop being petty. Let me tell you categorically, there’s nothing like a “sill Igbo man” anywhere in the world. In fact, Igbos light up any atmosphere they surface in and leave a lasting impact. And that mr. animal, is the source of the envy and bitterness towards my people who don’t give a damn what you lazy clowns think. My confidence is the confidence of all Igbos and it’s in the knowledge that you can’t bark at a lion… for his smile is enough to make a He-Goat like you bolt before you end up as Nkwobi!

          • Wähala

            Mugu,
            Where is the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria?
            Unless they’ve moved, it has always been in Enugu, Enugu State… ask Fr. Mbaka! He won’t lie to you even if you don’t believe Höly Wähala. Ask Mbaka!

          • Proud Yoruba

            Jew, even the Jews run from you.

          • Proud Yoruba

            The word Wahala is Yoruba, it is his sisters nickname. But he is not Yoruba. Okonjo Wahala will never hire a Yoruba, she is too tribalistic.

          • Wähala

            Feed who? By selling your landed inheritance to Igbos of Eko and blaming them for buying them? You need injection in the head. An average Igbo man can feed a Yoruba village without qualms. Comparatively, are your people more healthy than mine? How about taking a look at Pius Anyim and Bola Tinubu with all his stolen tax-wealth from my people doing honest business in Lagos? You must be on cheap drugs to think Amala ati Ewedu is healthier than Yam and Egusi Soup… Didinrin!

          • Stealing is not corruption too for Iweala. It’s like stealing is in your genes. Thieves.

          • Wähala

            Is Bankole an Igbo name? how much did he mortgage the House of Assembly for?
            Your problem is I’m a living Bibliothek… I have all the data and info at my fingertips for touts in torn t-shirts like you. A little history course to refresh your stale memory: A certain late Finance Minister (who served prison term in Calabar) once stole Ndigbo monies after the Biafran War, he later used half of it to train some latter-day crooks like Bola Tinubu ati Kahamu Buruji, can you tell this class how much that late Finance Minister gave Igbos to start life afresh? So, you morally have no right to blame people who turned stone-to-bread for leavings crumbs for clowns like you. Igbos earn their keep unlike fuel-subsidy fraudsters you call your kin.

          • Proud Yoruba

            You can buy our property till you are blue in the face, but you don’t own our land. It is a leasehold, meaning you pay us rent yearly and you never own the land. You are just wasting your money and time in Lagos.

            I already told you ask your sister to educate you about the South Wests SUPER ECONOMIC status in Nigeria, whereas ibos produce little.

          • Wähala

            Start shit… and see if Igbos don’t chase you cowards into the Atlantic Ocean. Talk is free, gra-gra na shakara. Pop a balloon and see your kin in Cotonou… ask Akiolu to expand his lagoon, it will only end up consuming miscreants in your mold. Again, start shit and we will teach you clowns that yes! we survived a pogrom and have said our Jewish Prayers: Never Again!

          • The brother of thief Okonjo-Iweala.

          • Really your head is rotten

      • Proud Yoruba

        OMG, this woman has a fixation on this CME title, only empty barrels seek this type of glorification. We can see now that she also has no self esteem.

        Yorubas are better than you ibos, that is a fact, the sooner you ibos start accepting that, then maybe your land will be developed and you’ ll have some prestige. Ibos love to hate Yorubas, it is their national past time, meanwhile Yorubas feed them everyday. Ask your ibo woman which economy is the best in Nigeria? The SW is a super economic power in Nigeria, SE is a parasite region living off the goodwill of Yorubas. When I was growing up, all our houseboys were ibos, now they have graduated to shop owners selling fake products.

        Tomorrow, we throw you out of Yorubaland, what will you have, your dirty, filthy villages!

        Ngozi Wahala has been peddling her fake product for years, that is why she has paid you with our money to defend her on this forum. Remember, when you catch a thief, he must return 7 folds what he stole, I hope you are ready for holes in your pocket evil Wahala!

      • Didn’t I tell you your head is rotten? Here is one reason.

    • Philip Musa

      maybe she made the list because Fortune magazine knows what economics is all about. I don’t expect you (as a Yoruba man) to make sense of the report.

      • Wale

        Philip Musa indeed.
        Onyioshi.

    • Chris1408

      You need to read the criteria used. She’s not police, EFCC or ICPC to chase corrupt officials. You ever wondered what would have happened without her in this GEJ administration

  • New Nigerian

    Congratulations to Okonjo-Iweala for her recognition as the President-of-Nigerian-Economy in the last 4 years (Remember Obasanjo mentioned her as one of the 5 Presidents Nigeria had, in his memoir, with of course Jonathan being the weakest of them according to a story told to Obj by one of Jonathan’s handlers). That is a good send-off party for her. Now she can go forth and multiply. As far as we are concerned, we the people scores Okonjo Iweala as zero power going forward and we would expect that she would have no influence under President Buhari except to explain what happened for our $320+billion revenue in the last 4 years under Jonathan. And if any role is given to her – we would picket the government we voted massively for and ensure that due reversal is done.

    Why do we score her zero power going forward?. She performed exceptionally well under Obasanjo and then she unwound every good she did by putting her excellence at the service of those bent on balkanizing Nigeria through massive insecurity, impoverization and plutocracy. In this she acts like a someone whose mantra is to put her professional excellence at the service of “whatever the boss wants it to be”. She is to our Economy what Fani Kayode is to our democracy. Obasanjo wanted debt forgiveness, creations of Chaebols and shoring up Nigeria as the destination for foreign direct investment. She did that. Jonathan wanted an empowerment of a few and the conversion of our common wealth to the estate of a few – she made sure that happened. Her primacy over the Nigerian economy, as Diezani (one of the other Presidents) had primacy over the petroleum profile, almost balkanized Nigeria.

    • Naija Poet

      Very balanced perspective!

  • Comfortkay

    Please give me a break that Madam Okonjo-Iweala among the greatest world leaders, Chineke why this kind of publicity for a woman whose Phd in Economics does not reflect in the life of Nigerian and in Nigeria Economy after four years as Finance Minister.
    The missing 20 Billion Dollars is in Zenith Bank and she is aware of it and the audit report is still being kept somewhere, In fact she was good during Obasanjo government but now she is part of the PDP failed government.

    • Wale

      actually, she wasn’t good under OBJ, read Soludo’s account of what happened.
      Obj already negotiated with all the creditors, and they gave him what he wanted, anybody would have been great under that circumstances, So, it’s the supervision that really matter, not her ability.

      • Proud Yoruba

        So OBJ’s reject is Jona’s star and President number2

        • Wale

          One of the reasons why he failed, woefully at that.

    • Wähala

      Is she not a woman like you, she’s at least known to Fortune Magazine unlike a street urchin like you.
      She will soon vacate her position and the new government has vowed to probe the PDP during the past 16yrs.
      Want to bet both your tits that she will come out cleaner than your dross? Cheap and easy it is to run your mouth yet, how many other women like you do you know to have served as Finance Ministers in Africa? Maybe, you should recommend your mama since obviously you are not qualified. Silly you!

      • Proud Yoruba

        Better to beComfortkay with clean conscience and love for her country and its people, than to be a vile woman with no morals, no love for her country,and it’s people. What a wretch.!

        • Wähala

          Go call your worthless moma a “wretch”, you hear?
          If not for her patriotism she wouldn’t even agree to serve the motherland.
          FYI, it was Dumbo who went begging her in the US to come onboard and not the other way around.
          The proof they say, is always in the pudding. Wait and see if she will be unemployed after she leaves your corrupt enclave called Nigeria. She’s the most sought after Finance guru in the world today and will certainly command huge fees in speaking engagements. Meanwhile, that creep #Comfortkay remains a nonentity… just like your ewedu damaged ignorant self.

          • Proud Yoruba

            I don’t need to work, my ancestors made good, sound investments. My mother can’t be a wretch because she lives a life style that you can only dream of. When Ngozi gets a job, we’ll be there to protest her hiring, don’t worry.

            You’ll be surprised who people know!

          • Silly head

      • Only silly people like praise Okonjo-Iweala the chief thief our time.

  • Wähala

    Dr. NOI is the proverbial prophet who’s not recognized at home. She cleared Nigeria’s debt during her first stint as Minister while OBJ trotted the globe and stole our treasury dry as Petro Minister cum President. Again, she stabilized our economy and built it into the largest in Africa while the Aborigines concentrated on stealing our crude to the tune of 400,000bpd from Bayelsa state alone. She has maintained inflation at single-digit while sustaining growth rate at an average of 7%. This is one woman I will gladly defend regardless the opinions of minions like Charles Chukwuma Soludo, a tout enmeshed in scandal for doing one-term as CBN Governor. Dr. Ngz Iweala has made every prominent list (as the only Nigerian/woman) from Forbes, Financial times, New York Times, UN’s and what have you. Yet, ungrateful Nigerians are quick to call her obscenities. But not an insider and member of Economic Mgmt. Team, Atedo Peterside. Hear him… “Nigerians can now rest assured that our CME was not asleep at the switch. She is an exceedingly knowledgeable, thorough and dedicated professional who continues to give her all to Nigeria and thankless Nigerians and remains an excellent role model for our daughters… CME and her team are the only officials who came out of the NNPC imbroglio with their heads held high.”
    @Premium Times…
    Don’t emulate Sowore with your coverage of Dr. NOI, his problems with her started when she banged the phone on his infested ears for being rude during the fuel-subsidy demonstrations. I railed against him then, don’t make e rail against you now with this your tilted, watery egunje infos like missing billions at the NNPC. She commissioned the forensic report but did not release the half-loaf highlights Dumbo authorized. If you clowns have sense you would wonder why. Nonsense.
    @Guguru…
    Now you have your answer to all your noise about my favorite aunty. Dr. Ngz. Iweala is honored and respected worldwide for her brain power, astute management skills and deep knowledge in her chosen profession. She not only bagged a PhD at MIT after Harvard, all her children (4) are students at Harvard Radcliff University! Now, how many people from your entire State are graduates/students of/at Harvard? Miscreant!

    • Proud Yoruba

      But we saw her on video loosing her temper with the BBC journalist who asked her about the Chibok girls when she and her murmur president were partying under the guise of an economic conference to bring foreign direct investments to Nigeria, that never materialized. She was just doing it to grab international headlines.

      We don’t need anyone to give us second hand info about her temperament, we saw it, was the BBC oyinbo Omoyele?

      Liar liar, you will die in hells fire

      She single handed lay cleared our $30 billion dollar debt with $18 billion forgiveness and $12 billion payment under ObJ, then she turns around and gives nigeria a $60 billion debt albatross, plus she drained our savings that accrued under OBJ. If ObJ stole, how come we saved so much?

      • Wähala

        She’s human thus, allowed to be temperamental. As per your savings… blame it on gov. Amaechi-led NGF who threatened lawsuits if she didn’t dip into the reserves to meet state allocations. Where were you in Feb. 2013 when she testified before the House that 300,000bpd of crude were being stolen at our Bayelsa Loading Terminal alone? What did the David Mark led NASS do about that, or better still… what did Dumbo and his sister, Diezani, do to curb it. Who got the pipeline protection contracts… OPC ati MEND thugs abi? Again, you can’t eat your cake and have it. The fraud in the oil industry is perpetuated by Yorubas and the Hausas own the wells. Leave my sister out of your concerted efforts to defraud Nigeria. OBJ went into Aso Rock with N20,000 but came out with N20bn… till date, his corrupt daughter makes $300,000/mo in fraudulent oil contract her father awarded to her as the Petroleum Minsister ati President. Call a spade a spade… na una-una!

        • Proud Yoruba

          This is pittance compared to Madame Ngozi’s destruction of Nigeria economy. These people allegedly took millions, but Ngizi and her cabal can’t account for billions!

          Monumental greed and thievery.

          • Wähala

            Prove it!
            Talk is free!!
            At least, I mentioned name and figures, that’s how you dialogue intelligently. how much was/has she been ever accused of stealing in Nigeria or at the World Bank where real & hard currency are kept? Common sense should tell you that if she didn’t steal pounds ati dollars, she has absolutely no need for your worthless toilet-tissue naira notes. If you think Fortune, Forbes, new York Time, Times of London The Wall Street Journal and The Economists, are in the same league as local Daily Times ati Nigeria Tribune cum Premium times, then, you urgently need injection in the neck to straighten your head. Ode Buruku!

          • Proud Yoruba

            You throw around insults so much. Why so angry?

            Look, you don’t have any proof of your allegations. However, it’s in all the newspapers about the reserves, excess crude account, missing 20 billion, etc

          • Rotten head!

        • Truly your head is rotten with the kind of comments you make.

          • Wähala

            My head is full of raw data and information worthy of a library. Impeach my submission credibly and stop making silly comments. How much was OBJ worth before and after Aso Rock starting from 1999? Who made the Adenugas, Alakijas, Tinubus et al, oil magnets and multi-billionaires? Was that clean money? Go back and research the list of fraudsters in the fuel-subsidy mega scandals and count off the names therein. Facts can’t be argued punk, simply put: There are more crooks within your enclave than mine… shikena!

    • Rotten head.

      • Wähala

        Is that all you can think of? You’re boring to me and our audience. I won’t step into the gutter with you but, I will gladly bathe you with gutter water if need be. By the way, name one ewedu-lover who went thru Harvard ati MIT to become a sought-after world banker. You clowns are nose makers that’s why I generally dismiss you as, “our noisy neighbors” because if it comes to putting your money where your mouths are, na jungle una dey! As I type, the Oba of Ilorin is stil MIA and the Fulani have since turned his Throne into an Emirate… LoL! (credit, @Otile)

  • Maria

    Sponsored listing… a way to escape the hammer that will fall on her soonest for looting our treasury.

    • Wähala

      You think Fortue Magazine is your local Naija brown envelope chasers, ba? How about making the Forbes List of 100 Most Influenctial People of the Worl; Bill & Melinda Gates list, UN’s top list for crafting policies that reduced poverty in faraway South America, currently Africa’s Finance Minister of the Year… and so on. Let me tell you right off the bat, nada, nix and absolutely nothing will happen to Dr. Ngozi Ononjo-Iweala because of her management of Nigeria’s economy now or, in the past. Simply put, she’s as clean as a whistle… unless of course, you have bad breath against her. LoL! Still love you.

      • There is no controversy! Iweala is a corrupt economist. A carpenter should have been better instead of her.

        • Wähala

          Is your mother a carpenter?
          I asked you to recommend your mama for Dr. Iweala’s now vacant position and you’re there tearing dry agage bread and writing trash. Which carpenter can you name to takeover from her, please do make we put dis issue for cemetery once and for always. Again, your mama na carpenter?

    • Chris1408

      I disagree with you on this. This woman doesn’t need to steal our money to be rich. She loves her job. If she was chasing wealth, she could have easily become a CEO of one of the biggest corporations in the world. We need more Nigerians like this woman. Remember she walked away from OBJ administration. How many Nigerians can do that?

      • Proud Yoruba

        Lies upon lies, she never walked away from OBJ’s administration o, OBJ literally fired her by not releasing her budget, then when begged and after she cried, OBJ gave her same minor ministry, foreign ministry I believe.

        How ibos can lie?

        They hate to be dominated and controlled by Yorubas, yet they won’t leave our land, they sit there like slaves. They are already slaves to money, but we Yorubas don’t need human slaves. Please leave Yorubaland and go and develop your own land. Please make Ngozi Wahala your coordinating Minister for the SE region. Thank you.

        • Chris1408

          Tribalism has eaten deep into your brain and clouded your ability to reason. So I go live you alone

          • Wähala

            Don’t mind the ewedu-loving bastard. She actually resigned and it took her late father to beg her to return. Why? Because OBJ wanted to be director of Budget Office as well as president at the same time. When the kudos started purong in bcos of astute mgmt. of Nigeria’s Finances, Baba Iyabo in their usual envy transferred her to Education Ministry. She will leave with Dumbo, ask the tout to apply for her vacate position or recommend a replacement.

          • Proud Yoruba

            You can lie to everybody, but you can’t lie to yourself. Ngozi knows what happened with her boss, OBJ.

            Notice how Yorubas are always the boss of ibos. Your entire survival is based on our benevolence. We demand more respect from you or you will suffer.

            Your Ngozi better go and thank OBJ for what he did for her career, without Yorubas, you achieve nothing.

          • Iweala is a miserable thief. Rotten head.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Envy, how can the President envy his Minister. Wasn’t it James Wolfenson that came to beg OBJ to give her the budget?

          • Proud Yoruba

            Yeah, right. Throw in the towel bum.

          • beauty and the best

            Well said.

        • Wähala

          Nobody builds so miscreants and lazy clowns like you will party your lives away. You don’t leave your lands bcos of your history, you are afraid of your shadows. Eat your hearts out, your fathers were not forced to sell their property to the prosperous Igbos, it’s bcos of your stupidity and laziness that sell off your inheritance and turn around to blame the buyers. Why is it only in Lagos you pfools keep asking Igbos to leave, are there no Igbos in Ibadan, Ife, Abeokuta, Ilorin, etc? Those are the real Yorubas and not ex-slaves like you clowns from Cotonou making noise in Eko. Is ‘Lagos’ a typical Yoruba name? Didinrin!

          • Proud Yoruba

            No, you don’t leave our land because you are parasites, and cannot develop your own land. We have safeguarded the other Yoruba a States from parasite ibos, now we are working in Lagos. I guess Fashola, Tinubu, Ambode, are all ex slave names right?

            We don’t leave our land because we build, nurture and develop it. In South Africa today, they are chasing ibos away, you have no shame. A good name means nothing to you, you’ll do anything for a fast buck, it is disgraceful.

          • Wähala

            You are wretched and lazy clowns who sell off your property to party away your lives then, turn around and blame the buyers. Do you watch Nollywood mivies at all? All those mansions you see in them are in Igbo land, mumu. By our tradition, every son of the soil is expected to build a country home in his father’s compound before building outside… thus, what you see my people spending is “change” from developing our enclaves. The problem with touts like you is you’ve never travelled out of your immediate surroundings, you’re happy with nothing. Go to any part of Igboland and see empty mansions. About 5 Hausa families my uncle returned from Maidugiri with live in our houses in my village because all of us are in the diaspora… today, Musa speaks better Ibo than me and has no plans of leaving his temporary castle. In fact, info reaching us is that he went to Borno State and has imported all his 4 wives and relatives to my village… and my people welcomed them like the good Samaritans we are as core Catholica!

          • Proud Yoruba

            You don’t know the land use policy in Yoruba land, you ibos buying our properties are just leaseholders, you pay us rent yearly, you can never own our land. That is why we keep telling you to go and develop your own land, because anything you do in Yorubaland will not transfer with you.

          • You keep showing up your rotten head.

          • Proud Yoruba

            “prosperous ibo” is an oxymoron.

      • Maria

        Which corporation? Apple or Microsoft or IBM?

  • rhad

    Do I blame the magazine. if US dollar to naira is 1 : 2 they will say otherwise.

  • ken

    NOI is no saint I agree, but take her out of the nigerian economic equation and we will be amongst the committee of nations with a junk economy. To preside over a fairly stable economy in the midst of the global oil glut is no easy feat. Criticise all you may(for the cynics who mistake her job description for that of the EFCC chairman), we, as a country, are indebted to this amazon.

    • Wähala

      No NOI… No Nigeria, biko!

  • Chris1408

    Congratulations! It’s not easy to attend and graduate from Harvard and MIT, as well as excel in world bank and Nigeria. It’s not an easy feat to be listed in top 50 leaders in the world. You’ve done your share for your country. Thank you and Goodluck

    • Wähala

      @Chris…
      Stop wasting your “Congratulations”…save them for minions who have never won anything in their lives.
      If you keep congratulating Dr. Ngz Iweala, you will run out of congratulations to shower on our future generations.
      Madame has made any & every list of credible, astute and efficient managers in the World. As-is, she is the world’s most influential woman out of her sheer determination to excel at everything she does. Not only did she attend Harvard, her children are following in her footsteps. Me-ma, I thank God I didn’t attend Archimota College that my father dem attended in Ghana with Kwame Nkurumah, I’m a product of UCLA!

      • Chris1408

        LOL. She’s truly one of the greatest women of her time. It’s sad some Nigerians doesn’t see it. Same Nigerians would have been praising her name to high heaven if she’s an American or British.

      • Okonjo-Iweala is a blood thief and a carpenter economist.

  • SAM .A

    I hope this Fortune Magazine from America will not have course to retract this World greatest Leader story in the next 2 months when the activities of Ngozi as Finance Minister in the last 6 years is being revealed.
    Nigeria economy has been very good on paper, no effect on the people it is suppose to serve. Few Nigerians turned into billionaires by fraud & corruption is not evidence of good economy, some of them riding jets like Taxi or Molue is not evidence of sound Economy.
    We will be able to see how she earnest the buoyant sales of oil , with billions of petrodollars earned & millions leaked out , yet the County is stili in darkness, from 4,000 kW to 3.000KW ,Naira went up to 230 /250 against $ before it started appreciating after GMB won the election. Leadership is earned by rendering outstanding service to the people.
    It is my fervent hope that Ngozi Nweala will not be the first leader chosen based on paper figures & not an emerging leadership based on real service to humanity.

    • big sis

      All of u criticising okonjo iwuala are only being jealous of her level of achievements but don’t forget that jealousy will never lead u to any where. Just pray God to give u ur own opportunity and stop being enemies of progress. Ngozi is a good economist whose worth is globally known. She not ur class all u local champions running their stincking mouths

      • SAM .A

        Nothing to be jealous about Ngozi, she is a public officer who had a duty to deliver ,she has deliver paper work , nothing tangible on the ground . Can u in your clean mind compare the economic performance of Qatar ( Dubai) with Nigeria (Abuja) in the last 5years under Ngozi.
        Eschew , tribalism , sentiment & emotion, why are Nigerian rushing to Dubai for wedding, holiday or meeting and not Qataris coming to Enugu, Abuja or Lagos , because your economy do not attract tourist . No light to start with.

  • Proud Yoruba

    Okonjo Wahala, another ibo fraud. How long can this woman keep up all her false credentials? She went to Harvard and MIT and she opens her mouth and leaves all doubt about those institutions. But now, even worse, we have seen her work. Under her Nigeria was just hemorrhaging money.

    She came in to find $60 billion in foreign reserves, $20 billion in Excess crude account, no debt.
    She leaves with $30 billion foreign reserves, $2 billion Excess Crude Account, $50 billion domestic debt and $10 billion external debt.

    During her tenure we made aproximately $400 billion in oil revenue.

    She spent every last penny. The other day she was excitedly telling the press that she has found another $2 billion for nigeria to borrow fro Africa Development Bank.

    Her economic policies almost killed Nigeria.

    Oil was stolen at ar rate of 400,000 barrels per day.
    She borrowed money from Nigerian banks, $50 billion worth, thereby squeezing out businesses in Nigeria from getting loans, thereby killing jobs.
    She created yearly budgets with 68% recurrent expenditure, leaving no room for capital projects and development.
    She presided over a fake PWC audit of NNPC and allowed Nigeria to lose $20 billion.

    She called herself coordinating minister, but never coordinated anything, instead she left it to Diezani and her thriving friends to loot Nigeria.

    Can you imagine, last year Nigeria made $68 billion from oil alone, and she borrowed another $60 billion.

    She ran budget deficits ever year.

    How can this liar and thief sleep at nights. Tell us where she’s going for her next job, so we Nigerians can call to give her reference now.

    WITCH, OLE okoro woman, you will soon meet your Waterloo

    • Wähala

      Needless to tell you I didn’t waste time reading your windy nonsense. However, same IQ question…
      a) How many times has your mother been Finance Minister?
      b) Who were the previous Nigeria’s Finance Ministers to serve time for felonious crimes??
      c) She’s leaving government soon, name one person better qualified to fill her shoes or better still, are you willing to apply for her job instead of boring Höly Wähala with yur gibberish? What do you understand her job designation to mean? Mumu, she’s not the minister for petroleum, commerce & industry, CBN governor or a legislator… she’s a simple mother and the Most respected Nigerian worldwide as at today, and that includes you and everyone you know. Didinrin!

      • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

        @WAHALA: This is Colonel Mariama(rtd) here- your forever nemesis.
        I am following your comments here with keen interest. It is a clear deviation form your usual stance. What happened? Why the sudden turn around now. I will soon be blocked form posting further comments by the powers that be.

        • Wähala

          Hail Höly Col. Mariama… the Bush-slugger!
          I refer you to Dr. NOI’s response to the House Committee led by Abdulmumu, that once gave her 50-knotty questions to answer some time ago. That was on SR and one of my best stands in her defense so, no be today. Further back, research the botched telephone conversation Omoyeye Sowore had with her in 2011 during the fuel-sudsidy demos where he was being rude and she quickly put him in his place… I was also there slugging for my sister cum aunty. Nothing changed other than the PDP biting dust at the polls. Dr. NOI gets bashed for what Dumbo should be blamed for and I take serious umbrage with that thus, ready to paint the ceiling red with any tout’s blood. These critics are mostly from a certain part of the country and need to reminded who the “natural fraudsters” in Nigeria are. Imagine! touts trained on stolen Igbo wealth by Awolowo directing trash at a prophet of God whose father paid my way thru college with the sweat of his back. Sha, Do odeku on the house for my election victory. Told you clowns Dumbo is going down the soakaway to float with other shitheads like his useless self… RESPECT!

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            Mpki. Otoro gbagbue gi.
            Ibu ezigbo onye ebiribe.
            Obu gini bu :bush slugger?
            Agam egbu gi dika ozu wulu anwu.
            Allah zaka mutum yanzu.
            Kei mutum banza ba chawo.
            Duallah tofi ana!!!!

          • Your head is indeed rotten.

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            I told you to stop lying.
            I still don’t have a response to the little piece I wrote for you in Igbo and Hausa.
            That was intended to show you are neither.
            Ti o ba wa a opuro !!!!!

      • Proud Yoruba

        Is your mother anything at all, isn’t she sitting in some ibo village waiting for her handout. Many people went to prestigious schools, but don’t brag like Mrs Wahala, sign of insecurity? Thank God the nightmare is over. You can defend her record, so you resort to childish taunting. Goodluck with that sociopath.

      • Rotten head

    • emmanuel

      I have always heard that Yorubas are very sophisticated and well read, but their thinking patterns which similar leave little to be desired.

      That you just exhibited.

      Check the Economies in Europe, Middle East and some in Asia since she took over, many are almost under receivership.

      The USA debt since 2008 has almost quadrupled and you are here talking about $30 billion reserve in a country where quota system has long foisted huge recurrent budget to the disadvantage of capital budget that must not be tampared with or job losses will occur.

      We go see how Buhari will cut down recurrent expenditure by magic.

      • Proud Yoruba

        no need to insult me first.

        Anyway, here are the facts, your friend is coordinating minister, so what exactly does she coordinate if she so helplessly watching everyone loot our treasury.

        She could have made a policy of not spending the reserves. In fact ObJ, probably seeing into the future had the reserves invested by joint investments with the 25 capitalized banks and 25 triple A listed international investment firms, each partnership was given between $250 million up to $500 million. This would not only invest nigerian money, but also build capacity for the banks.

        This single policy and move by ObJ has probably save Nigerians further loss of our reserves to the thieving minister and her cabal.

        The ministers job is to ensure that we live within our means, how can you system budget deficits every year, borrowing against our children’s future, particularly in a time when oil prices was unprecedentedly high?

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Dr Ngfozi Okonjo Iweala,the failed finance minister and leader of the impoverishment development team of president Ebele Jonathan regime has been wrongly classified by the American magazine.
    Nigerian people are in the best position to give account of the poverty development policies implemented by Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.How about the fuel-subsidy scam,fuel-increment from N65 naira to N140 naira,import waver scam and naira devaluation as well as sky-rocketing unemployment with over 73% of our annual budget focused on recurrent expenditure and depletion of excess crude account and external reserve to bankruptcy state.Nigerians are worst off today than six years ago.

    • Wähala

      You are a yeye Dr. who doesn’t know your groundnuts. Needless wasting my time educating you, read my comment below to enrich your mind. That said, she took away the fuel-subsidy because it was fraud perpetuated by the likes of Tinubu ati Oando Oil, the Adenugas, Alakijas and other OBJ’s cronies which include his daughter making $300million/mo bcos her father as Petroleum Minister cum President arranged it. Talk of jumbo pay, that’s up to the lestislooters but… remember Bankole? The thug who mortgaged the House and got away scot free for, “lack of diligent prosecution” according to a Yoruba Justice under your corrupt and dysfunctional legal system. History question: Who were the other Nigeria’s Finance Ministers who went to prison for graft and other crimes? IQ question: How many times has your mother, sister or wife been Finance Minster? Employment Opportunity: She will be leaving government soon, are you willing to step into her shoes since you’re here running your mouth about Finance you obviously understand little of. Finally, she’s not the President on whose desk the buck stops. Kapisch?

      • You are here demonstrating the rot in your head.Ngozi Iweala is a thief and the worse finance minister Nigeria has ever had and will probably have. Rotten head.

        • Wähala

          Awolowo went to jail after serving as Finance Minister…
          Dr. NOI is on her 2nd. Missionary journey and still free as an eagle… Big Difference!

          • Your head is rotten. Where did she keep 24 billion police pension funds? Brother of a thief.

      • john

        bros you speak with facts. hope you are not investigating the yor…….

    • emmanuel

      Poki poki Dr. Do you know simple Economics at all?

      Remove all the hate engendered ethnic biase about this woman, she is the best Nigeria Finance Minister.

      In three months, we would see the other side of your stupidy when the new minister comes on board and foreign reserve will rise to 100 billion USD over night. If not for her reforms, the cost of food would have sky rocketed since the Naira got devalued

      I have some guys from my place in Lagos who are called Doctor because they do Staphilococus medical scam.

      Please learn not to disrespect this icon.

      Let me know what your PHD desertion was about or where you did your MBBS.

      Mumu!

      • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

        You are being too harsh on him . All you need to see from him is his First Leaving School certificate. That alone will do.

        • emmanuel

          Thank you jare, I have always told him to respect himself.

          He seem too forward, yet would never discuss like someone who had some academic research or even did General studies – 101.

          I reserve my energy for beta people

        • john

          hahaha am enjoying this………

  • Dan maikoko

    I dont know the criteria used by fortune but the NOI I know is no world leader. Anybody that can work with dumbo to the depth she has worked is either like dumbo or he lacks conscience.

  • taewo

    She has a US-based PR company that helps her in things like this. Very soon we will know the truth.

    • Wähala

      The truth is at MIT ati Harvard Universities… Her Thesis is conspicuously displayed there for all eyes to read, unlike Alhaji Tinubu ati Dumbo’s certificates! Take it from a prophet of truth, nada or nix will be known other than what’s known about her. You or anyone worth his salt can ever convict her of criminal activities now, in her past or the furthest future… hear me so? Same question: How many times has your mother been Finance Minister?

      • taewo

        Her thesis conspicuously displaced @ Harvard and MIT? For what? Because she was an ex-employee of the world bank or because she secretly won a Nobel prize?

        • Wähala

          Mumu,
          Because those institutions are proud to have produced a WB Managing Director and two-term Finance Minister, something no other universities anywhere in the world have achieved…
          Courtesy of Dr. Ngozi Iweala, my Aunty!!

          • Please accept the fact that your head is rotten through and through by your ethnic bias.

          • Guguru

            Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

            Can you tell us why Obasanjo sacked Ngozi from his administration? You realize she had performance issues. Are you performing on her at home or is she performing on you since you wear the skirt?

          • Proud Yoruba

            Maybe we should be writing then to tell them the truth.

        • emmanuel

          The woman is an all rounder – Beauty, brain, skills, courage and integrity.

          The World knows her value.

          Produce your Certificate forgers as Finance Minister and lets see the Global attention they will elicit.

          • taewo

            Ahaaaaaa! Ngozi is your model of beauty?

            As for integrity, when we conclude our investigations of her financial dealings you will know the truth.

          • emmanuel

            She is ugly right, afterall she nor bleach like your sisters allover Lagos.

            Let your rogue masters produce single damning evidence on all the falsehood bandied by them since 2011.

            Afterall, when Ribadu told the World in 2007 that Tinubu stole Lagos State investment in Vmobioe, he did show proof.

      • The man with a twisted head. Your reasoning is twisted too. Rotten head.

      • Guguru

        Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

        How are you able to speak so loudly about Ngozi who spent the last 4 years working for a criminal administration? Are you saying that someone who works for criminals is not criminal by association?

      • Proud Yoruba

        Listen to me, i’m not a lawyer, but I can conduct that woman if criminality. Just because you look away does not mean you are not culpable.

        She took an oath as a minister to protect our money and make sound economic decisions and she spent her time doing the exact opposite with a lot of malicious intent. I mean the thieving was at a scale never seen before.

        She thinks that if she does not talk, then she is innocent?

        She is guilty of gross negligence, Gross misconduct, recklessness, constructive fraud, cover up, influence peddling, dereliction if duty, I can go in.

  • Screw-em

    Fortune magazine in far away USA can burnish Madam Head scarf Okonjo’s image all they want, it won’t save her puny ass from the incorruptible hands of Sai Buhari’s investigation into the financial shenanigans of Dumbo’s administration with our so called “revered” Anthropologist as the coordinating super minister. Till date, with all her educational/ professional laurels, still can’t explain where the 1.6million jobs she claimed the largest “economy” in Africa created, or where our $20billion missing Deri’s oil money disappeared to or is lodged. . As we all comment, the EFCC has asked all serving ministers and top officials in Dumbo’s administration to immediately submit their passports (either Nigerian or foreign ) to the desk of Lamorde. ……so Madam and the 3000 ali baba’s no fit run anywhere until they are corralled into Kuje prison . Stay tuned folks!!!……lol

    • Wähala

      Amigo… Screw-you!
      Sai Buhari ba? The in-coming APC government has promised a comprehensive probe of the PDP-led governments of yester-years. Without waiting for their yeye probe, I can authoritatively submit to you that she’s as clean as a whistle… unless of course you have bad breath, in which case, you can forget about a kiss from my Aunty. Dr. NOI na Angel that escaped from Heaven to go work in Hell, you should be happy and appreciative or… Go-Siddon!

      • Screw-em

        Amigo Wahala…..lol, as much as i respect your comments on various other issues, You can bark like a Bulldog trying to scare off everyone all you want, but trust me. This case about your favourite Aunty is clearly one issue we will hold divergent views. The woman has a load of questions to answer and you know it, sentiments aside. Trust me 2.3 GPA “Architect” Diezani will soon begin to spill the beans before the cock crows. Sai buhari will tighten the noose so tight and rough, there will be no room to escape. Obama in far away America is ready to throw her under our rickety molue bus.

        • emmanuel

          Diversion there. You sure cannot stand your grounds.

          Tell me how many places you have been to in Nigeria in the last six years, the roads you travelled and confirm Nigeria had been grounded.

          I saw in my village a few days ago, one primary Healh care facility put up by Sure-P, yet the woman ran. Nigeria down.

          Wake up from ethnicity and leave a good live.

          • Screw-em

            ethnic coloration does not apply here buddy. With all this “phantom” achievements Dumbo was overwhelmingly “re-elected”….Men na wa for sycophancy……..lol

          • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

            It would be very nice if you’d list Obj’s “phantom” accomplishment for the eight years he spent fighting his political opponent.SECRE-YOU anyway.Bloody tampon mouth.

          • Screw-em

            @ “Menjistu” …Elevating OBJ’s idea’s from the design plans to completion no be “achievement” buddy!!…the blueprint was completed with budget in place carried over into Yardua’s admin. Dumbo had no “plans” period!!!….Douchebag worst past tampons……lol

        • Wähala

          Hey Screw-em…
          I welcome competitive dialogue once I can learn from people like you, tundemash, Kay Soyemi, Onike, Mosaku147 et al. Make no mistakes about that but, I can smell a He-Goat from a mile away. These Lagosians are not the real Yoruba I grew up with at Badejo (during my Seminary Sch. days) or the ones I saw under Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, wallahi. These are “agoin-yoro” or what we called, “DaSilva Yorubas” aka, Diluted Yorubas. They have names like, Savage, Doherty, Brown, Doregos etc. That sounds like ex-slave names to me as much as, Godswill, GodsDay, Goodluck, GoDoWell etc from down yonder (SS) are names of slimy Aborigines from kalaka Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Like Ijaws, they’re nothing but trouble everywhere they go… ask Itskiris, Isokos, Urhobos or any other native tribes. So pal, it’s ometimes necessary to stick a boot into their anus to teach them a hard lesson for posterity. Attacking Dr. NOI when I’m online is always a healthy cause for serious quarrel if you attempt it. The woman to me is a goddess from Heaven to 3rd World Nigeria, a failed country. Make she kukuma hurry comot from dia make I stop fighting my friends like you. Una headache na jealousy cos’am!

          • Didn’t I say your head is rotten. You keep proving it. You truly as miserable as your theiving sister Okonjo-Iweala.

          • Wähala

            Is your true name, Savage? You react like a scavenger in our country. On average, I’ve written more top-voted comments here and on SR than anyone else you can think and the proof is here in their archives. When push comes to Aunty Ngozi, I take no prisoners, have no best friends… only worst enemies! Today, you’re in serious completion for that title. Wait, make I pop another odeku!

          • Your head is truly dead and rotten

          • Guguru

            Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

            Why the lies?

          • They raise many of you in the East like animals for sale. You are a good example of such ones because you are quick to abuse people’s parents. This has been your behaviour. Poor you.

          • Screw-em

            Buddy, there is no doubt you grew up in Lagos. A Lagosian true and true!!. The expletive “agoin yoro” used above was a dead giveaway. Okonjo, no doubt is an intellect by all measures, who in an attempt to resolve the complexities that formed our economic problems, danced on a trapeze with unbalanced poles and in the process muddied her well couched reputation amongst mediocrity masquerading as patriots. She no doubt has been consumed into an abyss she may find troublesome to extricate herself from, but hope Buhari gives her a “soft landing”. America no dey give away “free” degree to yeye minds and definitely not from two of their top Ivy league Uni’s. I will give you this audience for you have brought so much sanity to us with a high octave of intellect surely envied by most. It is definitely your night to saviour. Mucho gratias!!!

          • Proud Yoruba

            Even if he grew up in Lagos, he is still ibo and not a lagosian. Khaki no be rubber.

            Anyway, we don’t want lazy Yoruba-hating ibos in our land.

          • Guguru

            Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

            You have not answered my question: is it true that Ngozi wears the trouser and you wear the skirt in your relationship? LOL.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Leave Lagosians out if this. We Yorubas accept them even if they are foreigners because unlike ibos, they conform to our culture, and we are one with them. They also contribute to our economy and are productive citizens if Lagos, unlike the parasite ibos who the Oba wants to throw in the lagoon. The ibo contribute nothing, just looking for a free meal, parasites.

      • Now that she’s Igbo she’s an angel. Ngozi is not only a liar, she’ dirty as well. Thanks to Jonathan for giving her ample opportunity to show the whole world her rotteness. The born-thief Okonjo-Iweala is still sitting on the information on the whereabout of 24 billion naira police pension funds. You can praise Ngozi the thief to high heaven because your own head is rotten.

        • Wähala

          Dirty you! How do you know she’s dirty, did you get to wash her underwear? Stop being promiscuous with serious matters of national interest. Jo Dumbo knew from the get-go that he’s not cut of leadership leather, that’s why he went begging her to come and run his government while he concentrates on stealing. That was the beginning of my disagreement with Dumbo’s Govt at SR and Deri was their point man. Today, I’ve virtually written Dumbo into oblivion single-handedly with some help from @tundemash, in particular. Pension Fund… is she a police officer or was she ever in charge of your pension fund? Haba! What won’t you clowns think of. Kukuma blame her for the immigration slaughter of job seekers since that’s part of job creation. The only thief in Nigeria today is Bola Tinubu. And, that doesn’t sound like an Igbo name to me. my head is full of odeku juice but, I damn sure know my beef better than any name you can come up with. Again, how many times has your mother been Finance Minister? how come of all you miscreants, none has been able to answer that simple question? Well, I know why. It’s because your mothers are illiterates who cannot add 2+2 yet, you’re all here making an ass of yourselves trying to disparage a lady clearly Head & Shoulders above every Nigerian alive today… Animals!

          • Can you really see that your head is rotten and your mind dead. Poor you.

          • Guguru

            Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

            Are you going to make love to ngozi tonight now that she has been listed as a top leader in the world even though the economy she left behind has federal workers whose salaries have not been paid, petroleum marketers who are owed money for their services, a dwindling foreign currency reserve, etc. How much act of copulation are you both going to have tonight? LOL.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Who us Deri! And what is SR?

            If she wishes to fall in her sword, exposes all the evil workings if Jonas govt., we Nigerians might be able to forgive her. But if she keeps treating us with disdain and arrogance, then there will be hell to oay.

        • Jayteemee

          You had to bring tribe into this conversation. Shame on you. Argue without those emotions like an intelligent person would.

          • Wähala

            Hey! Don’t disappoint me…
            As if you’ve forgotten who we’re dealing here. Leave him to throw his kitchen sink at me, I’m confident I can deflect any-&-everything he can haul at me. He thinks half-education and a stolen lap top are enough to deal with Höly Wähala. Leave him to commit suicide.

          • Proud Yoruba

            But ibos are bad people now. We all don’t like them. In fact nobody likes them. Sorry, but that is how we feel. So please stay in your land.

    • emmanuel

      Buhari is going down so fast. Why?

      Tinubu and OBJ are on his neck to play their economic balls, the singular reason they conspired to remove Jonathan.

      But i warn them, the real battle between the Yorubas hawks and the Fulani Oligarchs is just beginning. South South and South East, be on standby!

      Jonathans government will end up the most saintly in recent decades.

      The end of Buharis leadership may be similar to his previous My word.

      • Screw-em

        @Emma. you also said he will not win the election. Check the number of Gubernatorial loses PDP will deal with come April 11th, and come back in four years if Buhari is till not alive and waxing stronger for a second term.

        • emmanuel

          I said very well Buhari will not win and he did not, thanks to Jega.

          Most of the Northern states when underaged voting was allowed with PVC’s in their custody knew by March 27 that TVC’s will be accepted, but the South never knew until about two PM on election day when accreditations had been concluded.

          Check registered voters in FCT that should have gotten additional 1,200 polling units compared to South East of 1,800, it was not even have of Ebonyi state registered voters.

          Those are issues for the future – lets give peace a chance. The future is less than sixty days!

          Na me create Buhari? One sure thing is that Tinubu and OBJ are waiting in the flanks!

          • Screw-em

            @Emma, …your explanation for this humiliating lose of an incumbent makes me wonder if the SE/SS voters are “hollier than thou”….abeg..give it up buddy…give it up!!….Yawning!!!!!!

          • emmanuel

            Yeah I reserve that for another day.

            Tue conspirators will soon engage in public fight.

            I leave you to attend other issues for tonight.

          • Proud Yoruba

            SS and SE, Oil is not selling o.

            They have to start drinking their oil. They have lost their bargaining power. I hope they saved for a rainy day, things will be tight for a while. That is why we want to get all the ibos from Yorubaland because they are going to be more desperate soon. God help us.

        • Proud Yoruba

          Who cares, as long as Buhari goes after the looters, gets the money back with interest, and jails them, we are happy. Because that will signal an end to wanton stealing in this country. Then we can have qualified people doing the job in the ministries.

          The likes of Ngozi will never get a job in this country again. Ole.

      • Lugard Don Come O!

        tell them

    • Proud Yoruba

      Good news. I can’t wait till fortune mag has her picture with prison bars.

  • Rommel

    Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is an office economist,her practical experience is zero,she failed Nigeria and probably is the worst finance minister in history of Nigeria,she served during the longest oil boom ever and yet under her foreign reserves depleted,debts both foreign and domestic piled up and no savings was made,what do we call someone who does not save in times of plenty?

    • Guguru

      Very true.

    • Proud Yoruba

      A spendthrift and a monumental screwup. Thus woman can’t run a cake store.

      She is the type who markets herself excessively and since she looks good on paper, they don’t know what they are getting. As soon as she opens her mouth, she sounds like a market woman.

  • sammyctu ode

    From the unspent jonathan and pdp campaign funds they have used the balance to bribe fortune magazine to polish the tainted image of okonjo-iweala. What does fortune know about the Nigerian economy which she ran aground for so many years?

    • Proud Yoruba

      We all know her modus operandi. She always grabs international headline so that she can get jobs overseas. This time any speaking engagement she gets, we’ll be there to protest till they drop her like hit potato.

      Her arrogance must be curbed. She is too full of herself.

      • Guguru

        True.

  • Okonjo-Iweala is the worse finance minister Nigeria has ever had and will probably have in a generation. This woman is a bloody liar and a thief. This thief is still sitting on 24 billion naira police pension funds. Ole.

    • Wähala

      The worst finance Minister Nigeria has ever had was Obafemi Awolowo…
      Who went from Calabar Prisons to become one of the riches ex-ministers in olden-days Nigeria. In fact, he was so rich he gave academic scholarships to ewedu-lovers all over the country in what he termed Free Education Program. That probably paved the way for an urchin like you to learn to write your name and nonsense at me. Can’t blame you, a thief never knows the value of money. Oloshi!

      • Your head is truly rotten.

        • Wähala

          Didn’t you learn anything else in school? One more time and I will flush you down the toilet… DIDIRIN!

          • Your head is rotten. Who cares about comments and voting as you just bragged down there? I have been right to say your head is rotten.

          • Wähala

            It is proof to the quality work I’ve done online over the years. But your contribution thus far has been a redundant, “your head is rotten” without further back-up comments to substantiate your ignorant claim. That’s the difference between us. I bring popcorn with koboko comments to fend off urchins like you. Tout!

          • Who cares about you did or did not do. Your head is really rotten. I will keep telling you until those thick ears of your will head. Brother to a thief.

          • Guguru

            Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

            Be quiet! Are you not the one wearing the skirt in your relationship with Ngozi?

          • Proud Yoruba

            Everybody is didirin. Does your brain not work, words fail you?

      • Guguru

        Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

        But Ngozi worked for a criminal administration, and so is she not criminal? How do you live int he same home with a woman who hangs out with a criminal administration filled with corruption? I am surprised you defend an employee of thieves so vociferously. LOL.

        • Proud Yoruba

          She is also a thief, otherwise she won’t work fur a big thief like jona.

          Tell us where you are going to work so we can call them.

      • Proud Yoruba

        Why do you keep using Yoruba examples. In thus country where we have millions of thieves in power, you go for Yorubas all the time. They steal in government, in oil sector, everywhere.

        Your hatred for Yorubas will kill you, especially since you are fed, clothed, and sheltered by Yorubas.

        Ibos produce nothing, and contribute nothing to your country, you are dead weight. Yet you sit with your fellow ibo parasites abusing Yorubas Who are the only ones producing fir this country. Oh sorry. You produce fake drugs and spare parts.

        People like you never have a good life. Parasite

    • beauty and the best

      You can never ever achieve a fraction of what she has achieved in life. Just pack one side mate!

      • You are sick in the head. Who is talking about achievement here? Your sister Okonjo-Iweala is a thief and that’s what matters to me.

        • beauty and the best

          You are sick in your head, son of a PIG. Your whole family is sick, useless incestous son of a PIG. HIJO DE PUTA. Negro de mierda.

    • adeade

      Stop displaying your ignorance here please.

      • What is the ignorance? Ngozi na tif. You be tif too?

  • In her craftiness, Okonjo- Iweala has paid this magazine to polish her useless image. This south eastern thief is still hiding the information on the missing 24 billion naira police pension funds. She claimed she returned the money to the treasury but up till now she has not been able to produce an evidence that the money was truly returned to the treasury. Okonjo-Iweala is a bloody liar and a thief. Ole!

    • beauty and the best

      She (Ngozi Okonjo Iweala) is from Delta state, South South though married to a man from Abia state, I guess you do not know anything about her!

      • Proud Yoruba

        Of course we know she is Delta ibo.

        • beauty and the best

          SO???

          • Proud Yoruba

            So, shes dirty, stinking, lazy ibo parasite.

          • beauty and the best

            You just insulted your incestuous parasitic Yoruba MOTHER. HIJO DE PUTA, PANDEJO DE MIERDA. NEGRO ASQUEROSO. We can do this insulting thing as long as you want. Oya off we go. Your turn.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Nobody knows what you are saying retard. Sounds like you are about to cry and wet your pants. The truth is a bitter pill, isn’t it? Well, leave Yorubaland and we never have to talk again, deal?

            dirty, stinking, low-life ibo parasite.

          • beauty and the best

            You Yorubas are vermin and evil people. SATAN is better than you disgusting PIGS. Go fkkk your whor3 mother like you ANIMALS always do. Bleeding CREEP.

  • Jayteemee

    Okonjo Iweala has done well. She is not the cause of the sliding dollar exchange and she is not the only who knows the auditing results. Let’s see if the transfer of that information to the new government would bring the cream culprits to light. If the said saint won’t doctor result and selectively arrest who he thinks is more of a threat. Soludo is evidently jealous no other explanation. I say so because the bad blood people keep throwing in the ladies direction always claim she has done nothing. They claim that the international community is blind to the good things. Let’s endeavour to call a spade a spade. If she was born to lead at such a time as when the dollar would surely slide and when the evil in the oil sector that has been ongoing for decade would have been exposed then I would say she has handled her assignment at 59 percent. And that is fair enough.

  • Okonjo-Iweala is a thief. She has not told Nigerians where she kept police pension funds of 24 billion naira. Ole.

    • Wähala

      She hid it inside your mother’s dirty bras… go there and you will find the missing funds. Oponu!

      • Can’t see your head is really rotten? Only people with rotten heads like yours abuse people’s parents. That is the way they bring you up in the east.

        • Sam

          Peace, what is your problem with the “east”? Dr Iweala is from the east and if you have issues with those with bad home training, I think you need to look yourself in the mirror.

          • Do you want to abuse my mother too? You better start because that is what you have been trained to do.

      • Guguru

        Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

        What size of bra does Ngozi wear since you are both man and wife?

        • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

          Is that not Wahala that was against GEJ’s government?, what is happening?

          • Guguru

            Christopher,

            Exactly! he is against the GEJ government but somehow he thinks Ngozi is without blemish for working for such a corrupt administration. So, is Wahala credible?

  • Nigerians with poor upbringing are mostly from the east. You know them by the ease with which they abuse people’s parents. What a people of rotten character!

  • Guguru

    Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

    Your wife and girlfriend, Ngozi seems to be the apple of the fortune magazine. I bet you will be the one to cook for Ngozi today since you wear the skirt in the relationship, right?

  • Guguru

    Ngozi lied in 2013 to Nigerians by proclaiming we created 1.6 million jobs when in fact all we created was about 1.1 to 1.2 million jobs. Ngozi happens to be Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson’s wife and girlfriend. None of these facts matters to Wahala aka Segun aka Segun Abiodun aka Rotimi Lawanson.

    • AMARA.C

      are you mad?

      • Guguru

        Amara,

        Do you have a problem with reading? What do the articles I presented say?

  • Guguru

    NGOZI, THE QUEEN OF CORRUPTION

    As Minister of Finance under the government of Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s returnee Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, steered public contracts to her brother worth up to $50 million, with the help of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, yet another WikiLeaks US cable issued in 2006 says.

    The contracts were said to have been awarded to the man, identified only as “JonJon,” for consulting work for the ministry.The detailed cable, which spells out corruption allegations against a variety of powerful Nigerians, are contained in a cable in which the United States was considering response to the corruption machine in Nigeria. Entitled “CORRUPTION: NIGERIA “IMPROVES” TO SIXTH-WORST IN THE WORLD…WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?” it followed the release by Transparency International of its 2005 Annual Corruption Perceptions, and it was written by the Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell

    Sahara Reporters, September 2011, “WikiLeaks: Okonjo-Iweala Ferried $50 Million Jobs To Brother”

  • Guguru

    WHY DID OBASANJO REMOVE NGOZI AS MINISTER OF FINANCE?

    Nigerian Foreign Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has resigned, days after being replaced as head of the country’s economic reform team.

    Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who negotiated the cancellation of $30bn debt to the Paris Club, was moved in June from the Finance Ministry to Foreign Affairs.

    She had remained head of the economics team, but this week was replaced by the new Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman.

    President Olusegun Obasanjo praised the minister’s “monumental achievements”.

    A government stated quoted the president as accepting Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s resignation “based on your compelling need to take care of pressing family issues”.

    BBC, August 2006, “Nigerian foreign minister resigns”

    • Carl Robshaw

      Bad belle………..y

      • Guguru

        What is bad belle about facts? LOL.

  • Naija Poet

    What are all these noise about NOI all about? It is often said that it is better to leave when the ovation is loudest. Let us even assume that she is being praised to high heaven. Is it not better for her to leave now for greener pasture? Her sycophants have always maintained that she is the best thing since sliced bread was invented. She should be able to get a job somewhere else. But no, NOI is simply engaging in media laundering hoping that Buhari will retain her. Witness the flurry of her media attention since GEJ lost. First, a useless interview on the State of the Economy. Second, another well orchestrated attention seeking story on how she persuaded GEJ to concede to Buhari. What a traitor? GEJ lost partly due to the worsening economic crisis, for which he delegated most of his authority to NOI as CME, but the latter failed woefully and cost the GEJ the election. Now, a paid for inclusion of her name in a Magazine that knows little about the impoverishing and poverty stricken conditions of majority of Nigerians. If she was concerned about long term economic prosperity, how come capital expenditure is less than 10% of total expenditure? How come youth unemployment rate was about 50%? Under her nose, the naira is in a free fall. NOI should just get out and do something else with her life.

    • ken

      A ‘paid for inclusion of her name in a magazine’? This is Fortune magazine you’re talking about. You really believe this spin you are spewing? When she opposed the sharing of the excess crude account by states, was your voice heard here in? How could a country save for the rainy day if she shares all her reserves? When the governors opposed the sovereign wealth fund that they feared would deplete their revenue sharing, how many voices rose here in condemnation?
      Like I said earlier, NOI is no saint, but men, this woman may have been giving her best. This is my personal opinion though. I voted for Buhari because of his antecedent on anti-corruption, but imagine NOIs approach to the economy if she had a no nonsense president like Buhari. Just imagine….again, my personal opinion.

      • DJA1804

        Can’t you get it. I am not an economist and I may not believe that Fortune was induced. But this woman was in charge of the country’s finance and economy under GEJ and the performance of GEJ’s govt during the period made him to lose to a “serial loser” . The same people that voted GEJ in 2011 voted him out and the reasons were mainly due to corruption, increased unemployment, increased poverty and infrastructural failures.In rating her, Fortune must have turned blind eyes to the impact of her performance on Nigeria under GEJ.

        • ken

          Yes all the woes of GEJ government are as listed. What I ask is, has anyone considered what GEJ’s economic scorecard would have been without NOI’s stabilizing influence? Kindly note that I dont think her job description is same as that of the EFCC or ICPC chair. Sometime ago she told NASS to submit concept papers & budgets of whatever projects they each have as constituency projects so that contracts could be harmonised and monitored centrally to save waste and enshrine accountability,guess what, the NASS shouted her down. Who took up arms for nigerians? Nobody,not even GEJ! Maybe she should have resigned to save her image from the thieving Abuja politicos. In that l may agree, but if all the good fellas walk,guess what will happen……

          • Naija Poet

            You hit the nail on the head! She should have resigned, but she went campaigning with TAN of Uba and became an accomplice. She even engineered another US Magazine, Forbes to run a paid advert on how wonderful the economy is under GEJ and her watch. Look for an article on the Tantrums of the Empress and you will discover how she tries to launder her image with these foreign Magazines. The truth is that she believed that GEJ will not loose the election, until the Tsunami caught up with her, instead of listening to those who consistently told her that her economic titanic was heading towards an iceberg. I once saw an article on the Golden Girl and the Icarus Paradox warning her that her image is being severely dented with high unemployment and poverty in the midst of high oil prices, just before the precipitous fall in oil prices. Now, she is trying to polish her image to be retained by Buhari after she has failed woefully. She should go and let Fortune Magazine help find her another job since they owe her in high esteem, when the poor Nigerians that she has impoverished do not have any regard for her. She is a useless and overbloated economic czar.

    • Tunsj

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    I don’t believe this crap report about NOI as one of the greatest world leader. NOI publicly told us that truly some monies were not remitted to the coffer of CBN when Sanusi blew the lid but till date she has not told us who stole or diverted the monies. She promised to engage audit firm to find the monies, the report had been out since November but has not been made public. Remember the report was submitted to her hand by the audit firm. Just last week we heard that the monies has been found in Zenith bank. The question now are:
    1. Who lodge the monies there?
    2. Why the diversion?
    3. Who authorise the diversion?
    4. Who is the president and NOI still silent about it?
    Since they’ve agreed that the monies have been found, no one had apologise to Lamido Sanusi for wrongly sacking him.
    I’m confident that more revelations will come up on this mess and head will roll.
    NOI does not worth this accolade with the mess the economy is facing. Unemployment is on the high rate and system on shambles.

  • Lugard Don Come O!

    Congrats NOI. Nigerians are proud of you. And well done to Forbes for recognizing NOI’s significant achievements in guiding the economy of the nation.

  • Man_Enough

    ngozi was unable to block enormous sums being diverted from nigeria’s oil revenue earnings. in fact it would seem she abated it.

    • Guguru

      Thank you. Money was getting missing left, right, and center, and yet she claims she managed the economy well?

  • Total

    Everything america is the authentic as far as APC e-rats suffering from colonial mentality are concerned. New York times was a propaganda machine for APC but they hail them for a good job. Another America magazine has praised Okonjo Iweala they are kicking against it.

    • Tunsj

      Waiting for your proof that the NYT was a propaganda machine for APC.

  • AMARA.C

    nigeria is a fake nation,no good person will last in this fake marriage ,or take the glory of his or her achievement ,as long as religious and tribal politics remain lively.

  • Chintua

    All those disparaging about this woman are good-for-nothing who will never achieve her remarkable feat in their lifetime. Losers. While other countries praise their worthy sons and daughters, fools are hear pulling her down. Idiots, you can never reverse it.

  • Dr.INNO CHIMAH

    Honor to Whom Honor is due.It was when Obasanjo was Obasanjo.patriotic and paying back to have escaped Abacha’s hangman that he made such spectacular appointments in his cabinet that worked.Now he has returned to a Clown and talking aimlessly again.Where is the Senate daughter to remind him again that “He does not own Nigeria” QED!

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Congratulations to Madam Okonjo-Iweala. You’ve played your part among wolves in Nigerian politics. I’m sure you’ll have a big story to tell in your memoirs, a couple of years after you’ve left office. Nigerians would also not quickly forget the part you played in ushering a peaceful end to the 2015 Nigerian presidential election. When the incoming government settles down to business, the stark reality of events in leading Nigeria will stare them in the face. We wish it luck.

  • Mr B

    I am sure that if those who complied the names had lived in Nigeria for just 1 month before compiling such list, NOI’s name would not have appeared on it.