Environment Day: Okonjo-Iweala seeks sustainable trade to protect planet

Director-General, of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that trade cooperation at the organisation must be harnessed sustainably to protect the environment and ensure inclusiveness and prosperity for the world’s people. In a statement to mark World Environment Day on June 5, the WTO Chief said that on-going discussions for trade […]


Okonjo-Iweala, Amina Mohammed, KSA, others for NACCIMA awards

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has concluded plans to commemorate its 60th anniversary and that of Nigeria by electing to honour deserving Nigerians and institutions. According to the President of NACCIMA, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, this event is being held at a time our country is facing various challenges, […]


‘Okonjo-Iweala’s position won’t solve AfCFTA challenges’

An international trade law consultant, Maame Awinador-Kanyirige, has said that the appointment of Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Dirrctor-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO) will not solve likely challenges before the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Awinador-Kanyirige, in an interview with an online medium, B&FT, said the AfCFTA agreement was already confined in the […]


Okonjo-Iweala: Why Lagos needs infrastructure of the future

In this interactive session anchored by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during the 8th Lagos Economic Summit otherwise known as Ehingbeti, on Tuesday, speaks with the newly appointed Director- General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her new appointment, theme of the summit, women and youth empowerment as well as development […]

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WTO: Coast clear for Okonjo-Iweala as Korean minister quits race

The coast is now clear for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala to clinch the job of the Director- General(D-G) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after South Korea’s candidate quit the race. According to a statement from South Korea’s Trade ministry on Friday, the country’s Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, ended her campaign to lead the WTO […]

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala’s Korean rival to withdraw from race

The coast may be finally clear for Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to emerge as the next Director-General (D-G) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as her only opponent, South Korean Yoo Myung-hee is set to withdraw from the race, according to the Washington Trade Daily. The newspaper quoted sources as saying that South Korea has […]

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WTO: Nigeria vows not to give up on Okonjo-Iweala

Ex-Minister: I remain positive despite hiccups WTO DG race now hinges on U.S. election The Federal Government, yesterday, restated its commitment towards ensuring that former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, emerges as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala is at the verge of clinching the exalted position, having secured the […]

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala set to emerge DG despite U.S. opposition

Ex-minister secures 110 votes against opponent’s 54 Organisation: She’s candidate with best chance Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, is set to be named as the next head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after she received a key endorsement from the Organization’s selection committee yesterday. Although the appointment requires consensus, and the […]

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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 […]

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