Paul Okolo

Paul Okolo

Abuja, Nigeria


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Paul Okolo

Paul Okolo is a journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He has many years of experience reporting general news, business and financial news for Bloomberg, Reuters, and Inter Press Service, among others. He also worked as a freelance reporter for Voice of America, covering health, politics, environment and general news. 

As a Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, he covered several sports events such as the FIFA World Cup in Mexico in 1986, and the World Universities Games in Zagreb, former Yugoslavia, in 1987. 

He has served as a communications consultant for many international organizations including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He has worked in many African countries including Ethiopia and South Africa.

He contributes opinion pieces to print and online publications including http://www.premiumtimesng.com, http://realnewsmagazine.net, http://dailyindependentnig.com and http://thisdaylive.com.

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http://dailyindependentnig.com/2014/01/nigerian-appointed-executive-secretary-african-capacity-building-foundation/

This is a newspaper story emanating from a a press release I issued for a client.


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Amid falling commodity prices which is negatively impacting African countries' ability to mobilize funds for developing their economies, this piece suggests ways of generating revenue internally.


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This is an analysis of the precarious political situation in Nigeria as former President Goodluck Jonathan was considering whether to run in the presidential elections.


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I broke the story of the first Nigerian foreign bond sale that attracted interests from investors from Europe and the US.


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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2010-10-12/nigeria-approves-2-5-billion-sale-of-nitel-to-dubai-s-minerva-after-delay

Report of the sale of state-owned telecoms company Nitel to a Dubai-based investor for $2.5 billion which analysts considered to be too high a price at the time. The investors were unable to pay even after being granted extra time by the government privatization agency.


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