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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Named Forbes Africa’s “African Of The Year” 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the ex-Finance Minister and Nigerian candidate for the office of the director-general of the WTO has been honored as Forbes Africa’s 2020 “African of the Year”. The last issue of the year which is also the most awaited, uncovered the award bestowed on the brilliant economist which recognizes the continent’s most promising citizen, leading transformation and change on an…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Speaks Out Following US’ Dissent On Her Appointment As WTO’s DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed her gratitude to the World Trade Organization for the progression of the Director-General bid, remaining positive about her appointment even after facing rejection from the United States. It’s no longer news that the former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala won bulk support from the vast majority of member states, including the EU, Japan and China for…

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Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO’s First African DG Delayed By US Objection

Us President Donald Trump administration has said it wouldn’t back the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for World Trade Organisation’s next Director-General, delaying the renowned Economist’s chances of leading. According to Guardian, the United States could not support a consensus decision to appoint Okonjo-Iweala, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Dennis Shea, said during a meeting of…

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#EndSARS: Okonjo-Iweala And Bishop Oyedepo Endorse Anti-Police Brutality Protests

Living Faith Church’s presiding Bishop David Oyedepo has joined a former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in backing youths protesting against police brutality, extrajudicial killings, and extortion in the country. Oyedepo who spoke during a church service on Sunday October 18, he warned against the shooting at protesters, explaining that the youth have good justifications to protest…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Enters Final Race For World Trade Organization’s DG Position

According to Bloomberg, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee have been selected as the two final candidates advancing to the final round in the race to lead the World Trade Organisation. Member of the Geneva-based trade body reportedly disclosed this on Thursday October 8. By advancing two women to the final round of the…

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WTO Acknowledges Okonjo-Iweala After Being Nominated By President Buhari

ICYMI: On Tuesday, the World Trade Organisation accepted Nigeria’s nominee, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of its Director-General Recall that we shared the news that President Muhammadu Buhari had nominated former Finance Minister for the post of WTO’s Director-General. According to Channels T, current WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, has announced he will step down on August…

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ICYMI: Buhari Nominates Okonjo-Iweala As Candidate For WTO Director-General’s Position

According to TheCable, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s former finance minister, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025 after Roberto Azevedo, former director-general of the…

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Folorunsho Alakija, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And More Make Forbes Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women List

​Forbes Africa’s has released its first-ever compilation of 50 Most Powerful Women in the continent and among them are ten Nigerians. This Pan-African list which was published in the March 2020 issue of the magazine outlined those who have been leading ideas and industries while purposefully contributing to nation-building and positively impacting the lives around…

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Okonjo-Iweala’s Father, Chukuka Okonjo, Bows Out at 91

Chukuka Okonjo, a professor and father of Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is dead. The mathematics professor was 91. His death was announced by Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu. “He died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana. We are immensely grateful that his…

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Nollywood Actress, Ebube Nwagbo Lands On The December Issue of VL Magazine

Multiple award-winning thespian Ebube Nwagbo looks ageless as she graces the cover of VL Magazine’s December 2018 Issue. In an exclusive interview with the magazine, the actress talks about her clothing line, what motivated her to start, what has made her stay relevant and consistent for more than 10 years, her view on the Nollywood industry and many more. The…

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