Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as WTO DG best thing to happen to African women

From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi State, Princess Grace Iye Adejoh, has described the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation as the best thing to happen to African women in recent times. The women leader in a press statement made available […]

Interesting Video of the Week: The Okonjo-Iweala you have never seen

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization, confirms that she is in with the times. Watch. I waited months to post this video. Congrats ⁦@NOIweala⁩. pic.twitter.com/rNsCiYE8xR — Oluyomi Ojo (@OluyomiOjo) February 15, 2021

Okonjo-Iweala speaks on appointment as director-general of WTO

Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Monday said she is “honoured” to have been named as the director-general of World Trade Organisation. Okonjo-Iweala was appointed on Monday, months after key ambassadors of the trade organisation recommended her for the job. Her confirmation was initially stalled by the then Donald Trump administration in the United States’ […]

EFCC to arraign ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, over alleged fraud

Stella Oduah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on Feb. 22, arraign former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged financial impropriety. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes. The News Agency […]

Endorsement of Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job, an important turnaround for US, Nigeria relations – Buhari

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said the endorsement of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the job as Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO) is an important turnaround in the relations between Nigeria, the African continent and the United States under the Joe Biden administration. He welcomed pronouncement of the Office of the […]

“Fulani must go”: Edo women protest, block major roads

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan north-east local government area of Edo state in protest against Fulani herdsmen in their area. The women accused the Fulani herdsmen of incessant rape and kidnapping. With pictures of them chanting, #FulanimustGo, the women said they can […]

Woman petitions Fayemi over alleged harassment by security aide

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Mrs Soares Febisola, a resident of Ekiti State, has petitioned Governor Kayode Fayemi over alleged maltreatment and threat to her life by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Security Matters, Mr. Sola Durodola. A petition dated January 12, 2021 from the Law Chambers of A.O. Okeya and Associates, alleged that the said […]

Facts on Incoming First Female Fidelity Bank MD, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe

By Taiwo Lukman Not many can beat her professional pedigree. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe has served as an Executive Director at two different banks- first at the erstwhile Enterprise Bank (now Heritage Bank) and later, Fidelity Bank Plc. She is well regarded as a turnaround specialist- with her well acknowledged effort as part of the team that […]

Two men assault two traffic control policewomen, say ‘Nigerians don’t need police again’

File image; Policewomen Two men: Gbenga Adekoya and Abiodun Adesope, were on Tuesday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting two policewomen. Adekoya, 34, an apprentice, Adesope, 35, a businessman, who are residents of Ifo in Ogun, are being tried for allegedconspiracy, breach of peace and assault. According to the Prosecutor, […]

Insecurity: Aisha Buhari reacts to report of abandoning Aso Rock for Dubai

By Seun Opejobi Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to reports that she fled Nigeria to Dubai due to security issues in the Presidential Villa. Mrs. Buhari disclosed that she travelled out of the country for medical checkup. The First Lady disclosed this through one of her aides, Kabiru Dodo, in Jalingo, Taraba […]

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