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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by BeeBeeOoh(m): 12:30pm On Apr 30, 2018
…Says $6m from NPA went into ‘influential pockets’ yearly

Chinelo Obogo

Former Director of World Bank and former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed how she and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Madame Christine Lagarde, were locked out of the Presidential Villa by someone she described as ‘a very powerful aide’ of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

She revealed in her recently released book, “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines”, that she became a target of very powerful interests after she sought and got approval from Jonathan for the implementation of the ports reforms, which include the abolishing of a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) a regime which importers argued added costs to them for duplicate services.

She said she was locked out of the Villa for refusing to obey the order given by an unnamed influential aide in Jonathan’s administration to restore the CTN with immediate effect.

Excerpts: “During my second month in office in September 2011, the issue of port congestion was brought to the attention of the Economic Management team by members of Nigeria’s organised private sector, especially the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) as a serious impediment to doing business. Importers were irate about a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) regime which they argued added costs to them for duplicate services. They said that their cargos were already being tracked by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) from origin to destination, so then; there was no reason for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to collect this charge. Upon enquiry, we learned that charges totalled about $6 million a year, so this was consequential. I had never seen this money remitted to the treasury and, in fact, had not known of the existence of the CTN. We recommended that the CTN be abolished immediately.

“On October 14, 2011, the Minister of Transport and I sent a memo to the President that outlined the short, medium and long term problems of Nigeria’s ports, proposed solutions and requested approval for implementation shortly thereafter. Then the problems began. I received an anonymous text telling me the port reforms were bad and harmful and I should rescind them. I learned that some agencies such as the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and others that had been told to develop alternative collaborative arrangements with the Customs to take care of their responsibilities while staying out of the ports were not happy and were lobbying to be let back into the ports.

“About six weeks into the implementation of the port reforms, in early December 2011, I received a message that a top-ranking presidential aide wanted me to stop by his office anytime I was in the Villa.

http://sunnewsonline.com/port-reforms-how-jonathans-aide-locked-me-imf-md-out-of-villa-okonjo-iweala/

Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by camgodess(f): 2:23pm On Apr 30, 2018
eyaa
Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by nairavsdollars(f): 2:23pm On Apr 30, 2018
This froggie eyed woman who superintendend the grave looting of our economy under Jonathan is eyeing something in 2019, probably under PDP. Once you see them talking like parrots or write one jaundiced book, just know something is cooking

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by cosmatika(m): 2:23pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by busky101(m): 2:23pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Alejoc(m): 2:23pm On Apr 30, 2018
Why you no tell us that time?

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Nairalandmentor(m): 2:23pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by LordAdamX: 2:24pm On Apr 30, 2018
Please, if you guys can't read, don't comment on this thread.

She was referring to a normal power play.

This is the summary:

1. She discovered a $6m/yr loophole
2. She and the Minister of Transport implored GEJ to close the loophole as part of port reforms
3. GEJ closed the loophole
4. A GEJ aide who represented the interests of those benefiting from the loophole asked her to tell GEJ to reverse the decision
5. NOI refused and the aide tried to frustrate her
6. The aide eventually stopped when others told him he'd be in soup if NOI reports to GEJ

As to the question of why say so now?

A: The book is titled "Fighting Corruption is Dangerous." It's meant to chronicle all the opposition she received for fighting corruption. Everyone faces issues in their place of work, this is a memoir of the ones she faced.

She's not campaigning for anyone.

-Lord

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by iambijo(m): 2:24pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Nobody: 2:24pm On Apr 30, 2018
na so una go dey quote page by page of her new book? so that's the order of day now? oh! i see.
Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by MrGreenMavro: 2:24pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by directonpc(m): 2:24pm On Apr 30, 2018
Is she now campaigning for Buhari?

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by IamAirforce1: 2:25pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by chinavs9ja(m): 2:25pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Evablizin(f): 2:25pm On Apr 30, 2018
Do you want me to kee Jona?

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by deji17: 2:25pm On Apr 30, 2018
Madam ereke ni shobu.... Very corrupt woman

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by mufadem2012: 2:25pm On Apr 30, 2018
Who asked her all these ?

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Nobody: 2:25pm On Apr 30, 2018
Okonjo should enjoy her political leave in peace and let us rest.


Why are the revelations just coming now?

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Dave0116(m): 2:26pm On Apr 30, 2018
BeeBeeOoh:
…Says $6m from NPA went into ‘influential pockets’ yearly

Chinelo Obogo



http://sunnewsonline.com/port-reforms-how-jonathans-aide-locked-me-imf-md-out-of-villa-okonjo-iweala/


Why now? story for the gods

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Throwback: 2:27pm On Apr 30, 2018
Jonathan was the boss who employed staff that eventually made him a lame duck president throughout his tenure.

I remember vividly how Steve Oronsanye who was a former HoS and then an NNPC board member, was challenging the Ribadu committee of which he was a member, at the presentation of their oil subsidy payment investigation report to President Jonathan.

Steve Oronsanye kept on shouting in the presence of the president and the media men "what if the president said we should submit the report? And so what? And so what? This report is not ready, and so what if the president gave us a deadline?"

Jonathan was just looking like a moro.n while the news men continued clicking away on the camera and video recorders.

Oh Jonathan! He presented himself as a Dundee, so his employees gratuitously treated him as a moro.n in his own presence.

Some mothers truly do have 'em.

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by DBDaniel(m): 2:27pm On Apr 30, 2018
I think this woman is using style to quiet on buhari for appointment because she they pretend as she not part of previous government

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Nobody: 2:27pm On Apr 30, 2018
Is she now fighting with Jonathan

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by King4Roller: 2:27pm On Apr 30, 2018
Some people in Nigeria have taken a deep bite into public funds.
Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by ArmedRobber: 2:27pm On Apr 30, 2018
Madam ngozi u re a fool. It is easier to mention ur political foes names like oshomole,aregbesola,ameachi but very hard to reveal to the name of the powerful aide that lock you out.
Who believes the gibberish you re writing self.

Ponmo lips madam. Aunty ngothief iwealoot

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Nobody: 2:27pm On Apr 30, 2018
Something fishy is going on here now that this one is just confessing upandan like a witch caught in the act.

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Jopobag: 2:28pm On Apr 30, 2018
Hmm this country
Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Trustme2(m): 2:29pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by kepij: 2:29pm On Apr 30, 2018
How does this happen?
A pro Jonathan now turn anti because election is drawing near?
na wa for our politicians ooo...

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Nobody: 2:29pm On Apr 30, 2018
nairavsdollars:
This froggie eyed woman who superintendend the grave looting of our economy under Jonathan is eyeing something in 2019, probably under PDP. Once you see them talking like parrots or write one jaundiced book, just know something is cooking
Laurette Onochie's Accomplice spotted.

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by Newpride(m): 2:31pm On Apr 30, 2018
Welcome to APC mrs okonjo Iweala. shocked

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Re: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan's Aide Locked Me, IMF MD Out Of Presidential Villa by joeaz58(m): 2:32pm On Apr 30, 2018
shocked shocked

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