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October 19, 2020
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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
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The European Union governments on Monday expressed support for Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the race enters the final month. Bloomberg reported that the EU governments also agreed in Brussels to select the South Korean candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, who is the country’s trade Continue Reading
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The World Trade Organization members have evicted three candidates from the race to be the next director-general of the body. The WTO members however retains Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, according to Bloomberg on Friday. Okonjo-Iweala is a former finance minister in Nigeria and former managing director of the World Bank. READ MORE: WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala Continue Reading