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The World Trade Organisation’s effort to select a new director-general next week could be delayed for at least another month because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland, according to Bloomberg News. On Sunday, Geneva’s cantonal authorities announced strict new lockdown measures amid a surge in infections and hospitalisations in the Swiss city. From November Continue Reading
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President Muhammadu Buhari Friday held a video conference with Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, during which the latter reiterated Europe’s support for Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said the President is […]Continue Reading
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Key World Trade Organisation (WTO) ambassadors on Wednesday tapped Nigeria’s nominee, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the best pick to lead the organization, but she was opposed by the United State of America (USA), which said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The ‘troika’ of ambassadors heading the WTO’s three main branches determined after […]Continue Reading
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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala voiced confidence Friday in her quest to lead the crisis-wracked World Trade Organization after all of Africa backed her candidacy, vowing she would champion reform. “I feel the wind behind my back,” she told a virtual press briefing after the 55-member African Union officially supported her over her sole remaining opponent, Yoo […]Continue Reading
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STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE OUTCOME OF THE SECOND ROUND OF THE PROCESS TO SELECT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) -DIRECTOR GENERAL. Kenya welcomes the progress made in the process of selecting the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization. While Kenya believesthat its candidate, Ambassador Amina C. Mohamed, was the most qualified candidate to steer this […]Continue Reading
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The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has restated its commitment to support the development of women and youth in the country especially at a time when the economy is recouping from the COVID-19 pandemic. President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode stated this during the signing of an MOU with the Women Arise Development […]Continue Reading
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As the race for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation reaches its peak, the federal government has expressed its optimism that Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance / Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will emerge as the next WTO Director General. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo while […]Continue Reading