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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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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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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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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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