Tag Archives: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

TECNO’S CAMission Season 2 Will Keep You at The Edge of Your Seats

If there is anything I am taking away from the ongoing CAMission reality show, it is that pictures can actually be so much fun from both ends – taking them and posing for them. This seems to be the foremost objectives of the contestants of the photography contest. Before I get ahead of myself, let…

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“Honored to be First Woman & First African to Lead”- Okonjo Iweala Says She’s Ready to Tackle the Challenges of World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday as the first female and first African head of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, saying a stronger WTO would be vital for the global coronavirus recovery. The global trade body called a virtual special general council meeting at which member states officially selected the former Nigerian finance minister and…

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Okonjo-Iweala Says Nigeria Will Have Access To COVID-19 Vaccine From January 2021

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other African countries will be able to access COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021. Okonjo-Iweala who is currently the African Union Special Envoy on mobilizing international economic support for the continental fight against COVID-19 and Nigeria’s candidate for the Office…

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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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