Tag Archives: Trade

British-Nigerian Helen Grant Selected As New UK Trade Envoy To Nigeria

Helen Grant, a British-Nigerian Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom, has been appointed as the new trade envoy to Nigeria, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson confirmed on Friday. Grant’s role will be to provide support to the UK Government’s trade and investment priorities in Nigeria through high-level engagement with Nigerian Ministers by leading trade…

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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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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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Dangote Endorses Okonjo-Iweala As Director-General Of World Trade Organization

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has announced the backing of the candidature of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, as the Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO). Dangote took to social media to endorse Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of the candidates vying for the position which became vacant following the resignation of Brazil’s Roberto…

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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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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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