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Managing Nigeria’s Economy Has Made Me Develop High Blood Pressure – Okonjo-Iweala




Falling oil prices have put Nigeria’s economy at risk, with revenues falling and the government having to cut spending so as to be able to fund the 2015 budget.

The economic state of the country is affecting the health of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi okonjo-Iweala, who disclosed, Tuesday, that the task of managing the nation’s economy has given her a high blood pressure.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala is, however, not the only government official the current state of the economy has affected; the Minister of State, Amb. Bashir Yuguda , the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Anastasia Daniel-Nwaobia and about 70 per cent of the ministry’s staff  have also developed High Blood Pressure.

“70 per cent of my staff have high blood pressure. This goes to show the amount of stress we go through. All three of us here (referring to herself, Amb. Yuguda and the Perm. Sec.) have high blood pressure,” the minister said while commissioning a new clinic and a crèche at the Finance ministry in Abuja.

“Minister of State has High BP and you are on medication.  Perm Sec has and I have. The amount of stress in the ministry is unbelievable. Many times we are in the office until 1am, looking for ways … to push out money to make payment.  Many people don’t know this.

“We now have a clinic so that people can go and check quickly up when they start having headache before someone collapses.

“I want to on behalf of myself and my High Blood Pressure colleagues say that I am happy to commission this clinic.  Minister of State, please forgive me for letting out the secret , you know how I talk- I am very open,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

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  1. glu

    May 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    criminal. die

  2. glu

    May 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm


  3. john

    May 5, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    u re part of Nigeria’s problem

  4. yur

    May 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm


  5. mbe charles

    May 5, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The resign na

  6. Peter

    May 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Na by force? Abi r u not d one who destroy d economy to d present state……There is God o!

  7. wales

    May 6, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Is it a do or die affair? I’m sorry to say, you and ur cabinet are all big thieves and it is that high blood pressure that will kill u untimely.

  8. Micheal

    May 6, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Death is knocking, better vomit all the money you have lootes. Thiefs.

    • Samuelhertz

      May 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Correct one my brother! These pple have killed us. Remains Alison madueke

    • Samuelhertz

      May 6, 2015 at 11:01 am

      @ Micheal

  9. FM

    May 6, 2015 at 7:43 am

    What is the result of her effort on the economy?
    Why did she not advise Jonathan to try another person?
    She does not deserve any sympathy.

  10. bolga

    May 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    keep a doctor and a traumatologizt close by , lady. A sick nation is a nation of sick leaders . And don’t forget. to. keep an oxygen bottle close by just in case because the probes are yet to come

  11. Ebun

    May 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Why can’t people focus on the actual story in this article. Are we so obsessed with sensational news that we can’t even comprehend the simple fact the Mrs Iweala was talking about how the hospital would be beneficial to civil servants? Please let us focus on what is important.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu



Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

Also Read: Umahi Unhappy With PDP Because Atiku Picked Peter Obi – Wike

Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims



Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.


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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman



Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman


The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

Also Read: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Ibadan; Kill Police Corporal

Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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