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WTO:‘Go And Make Us Proud’ Atiku, Okowa Congratulate Okonjo-Iweala

Written by on 16 February 2021

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, have congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Atiku and Okowa in their separate congratulatory messages on Monday believe the Delta-born former Minister of Finance is the right person for the job, assuring her of the […]

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WTO Confirms Okonjo-Iweala As Director-General

Written by on 15 February 2021

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. She is the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body.Her term is scheduled to start on March 1.The term, which is renewable, will expire on August 31, 2025. “This is a very […]

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Okonjo-Iweala To Be Confirmed As WTO Boss Today

Written by on 15 February 2021

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran is expected to be formally […]

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Okonjo-Iweala To Be Confirmed As WTO Boss Today

Written by on 15 February 2021

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran is expected to be formally […]

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WTO: Biden asked to endorse Okonjo-Iweala as Korean candidate withdraws

Written by on 5 February 2021

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid to lead the World Trade Organisation, leaving former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the job, Bloomberg reports Friday. Yoo was said made the decision after discussions with the United States and other major nations, and took various issues into account […]

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Okonjo-Iweala makes final two in WTO race

Written by on 13 October 2020

World Trade Organization (WTO), members have selected two final candidates. From Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea Yoo Myung-hee to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, Bloomberg has reported. By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the […]

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[BREAKING] WTO: Buhari, Okonjo-Iweala meet inside Aso Rock

Written by on 12 October 2020

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari , and a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Okonjo-Iweala is in the race to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). She was led to the meeting with the President by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, […]

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Okonjo-Iweala Closer To WTO DG Job, Reaches Final Stage – Sources

Written by on 8 October 2020

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reached the final stage in the race to lead the World Trade Organisation. The former finance minister alongside Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea are the final candidates remaining in the race, sources familiar with the decision said Wednesday, in what will be a first for the trade body. The official announcement […]

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Corruption: I saved billions of dollars as finance minister, says Okonjo-Iweala

Written by on 13 July 2020

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has advised governments across the world to be more transparent and accountable amid the coronavirus pandemic. She observed that many countries are battling corruption in the procurement of medical supplies including personal protective equipment, stressing that governments should “publish all tenders and all contracts” and “companies receiving funds should […]

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