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WTO: 79 countries back Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy

Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, quest to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has received a major boost as the entire African continent is now backing her candidacy. “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 Myung-hee […]


WTO: Okonjo-Iweala touts training as development economist

Nigeria’s candidate for the post of Director- General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, has said that her training as a development economist makes her eminently qualified for the job. Speaking during a webinar hosted by Chatham House yesterday, Okonjo- Iweala dismissed suggestions in some quarters that her not having been in […]


Reps back Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job

The House of Representatives yesterday drummed support for former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the post of Director General of World Trade Organisation, WTO.   The decision was consequent upon the approval of a motion sponsored by the minority leader, Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu (PDP-Delta).       In the motion, Elumelu stated […]