Council calls for prayers for Okonjo-Iweala to be declared WTO D-G
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called for continuous prayers for the final declaration of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the 7th Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Nigeria lobbies U.S., South Korea, others for Okonjo-Iweala
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum, has said Nigeria is reaching out to the United States of America (USA) and South Korea to have Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
WTO Job: Can Okonjo-Iweala trump the US obstacle?
Like a flicker in the middle of the night, the overwhelming recommendations of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), was an event many looked forward to celebrating. Last Wednesday, distraught Nigerians, indeed, rolled out drums to celebrate her victory after she clinched endorsements from 63 per cent members of…
Battle for WTO DG… A win-win for women
As the selection process for a new Director General of the World Trade Orgainsation (WTO) gradually heading for the official announcement, one thing is certain. No matter who picks the plum job......
FG seeks european council backing for Okonjo-Iweala
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday held a videoconference with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, during which the latter reiterated Europe’s support for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
US blocking Okonjo-Iweala's appointment as WTO DG
Key WTO ambassadors tapped Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Wednesday as the best pick to lead the organisation, but she was opposed by Washington, who said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The so-called troika of ambassadors heading the World Trade Organization's three main branches determined after four months of consultations with member states…
We’ll push till you clinch WTO DG seat, Buhari assures Okonjo-Iweala
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, assured former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that Nigeria would explore every opportunity to seeing her emerge as next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria's hope to head the WTO
Twice Nigeria's finance minister and its first woman foreign minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been described as a trailblazer. Now the 66-year-old is looking to make more history as she bids to become the first African and woman to head the World Trade Organization. Aside from her time in public office, the development economist had a…
Okonjo-Iweala gains more foothold as WTO election nears
As the race for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation peaks, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Why I support Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy for WTO DG
I am supporting Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). My belief in her capability to efficiently and creatively steer the affairs of the presently stressed WTO...