WTO boss: Coast clear for Okonjo-Iweala as South Korea withdraws candidate – Report

South Korea has decided to withdraw its candidate from the World Trade Organisation, WTO, director-general race, according to Washington Trade Daily. Yoo Myung-hee is South Korea’s Trade Minister and its candidate for the top job at the WTO following the resignation of Roberto Azevedo. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate in the WTO race, had secured the […]

Okonjo-Iweala’s chances for WTO DG brighten as rival withdraws

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s chances of securing the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) brightened yesterday as South Korea withdrew its candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, from the race. Washington Trade Daily quoted sources as saying that South Korea had notified the United States (U.S.) government of its decision and would make the […]

WTO: New hurdle emerges for Okonjo-Iweala

(NNP) As the World Trade Organization seeks to address the leadership impasse occasioned by the United States’ objection to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s recommendation as the next director-general, the surging cases of the Corona virus in Switzerland (and much of Europe) where the WTO is located, has complicated matters. On Sunday, the authorities announced strict new […]

WTO: Trump Admin offers explanation for blocking Okonjo-Iweala’s recommendation as Director-General

(NNP) After days of silence, the Trump administration has finally released a statement explaining its reason for preferring the South Korean candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, for the Director-General’s position of the World Trade Organization. The U.S. preference goes against the overwhelming recommendation of Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by the majority of the 164 nations. A statement […]

European Parliament Backs Okonjo-Iweala WTO Job Bid

Ejiofor Alike with agency reports The European Parliament (EP) has endorsed Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The parliament said it screened the two remaining candidates in the WTO DG race, Okonjo-Iweala and Ms. Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea, and is convinced that the […]

#Endsars: Ruthless SARS officers slapped Genenieve Nnaji’s 13 year-old niece for carrying a laptop

Since the #EndSars protests began Nollywood’s leading lady, Genevieve Nnaji has not kept quiet. While she has not made any physical outing anywhere she has made sure her voice was loud and clear. First to feel her wrath is the governor of Rivers State Nyesome Wike who warned against any form of protest in his […]

Okonjo-Iweala breaks silence on #EndSARS protests

By Nimot Adetola Sulaimon Nigerian economist and international development expert, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has broken her silence over the recent call to #EndSARS in Nigeria. Okonjo-Iweala on Sunday took a break from her pursuit for the Director-General position in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). From her statement on Twitter, she called for a united Nigeria and […]

WTO: Buhari, Okonjo-Iweala meet in Aso Rock

The President Muhammadu Buhari and former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are currently meeting at the State House Abuja. Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of the two remaining contenders for the office of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, was accompanied to the meeting by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Minister of State, […]

Chimamanda Adichie’s late father’s burial poster sparks tension

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka- AN attempt by members of Chimamanda Adichie’s late father, Professor James Adichie’s family to mount a banner at the popular Abba Junction to announce his burial activities almost led to renewed hostility between Abba and Ukpo communities in Anambra State. Professor Adichie’s burial is Friday, October 9, in his home town, […]

Okonjo-Iweala gains more foothold as WTO election nears

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Speaking in a tweet post yesterday, Okonjo-Iweala said she was undaunted even though the WTO job promises to be a tough one. Okonjo-Iweala, who is the candidate to beat for the WTO Director-General election expressed confidence that she remained the most qualified candidate for the job as the selection process reaches a critical […]

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