Profile of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; The Woman for the Job |...

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, 66 Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is in the business of making history. An economist and permanent fixture on the international development circuit, Okonjo Iweala’s profile towers above her peers. Her two-decade plus career at the World Bank had her peak in the number two role as managing director, operations. She became the first…

Council prays for Okonjo-Iweala emergence as WTO DG…

On October 28, the General Council of the WTO declared Dr. Okonjo-Iweala as the best suited candidate to occupy the position, but the United States of America challenged the declaration, adding that it would continue to support the next candidate in line, South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee. The post Council prays for Okonjo-Iweala…

Why Okonjo-Iweala will emerge WTO DG despite U.S. opposition…

On Wednesday, as Nigerians were rolling out the drums to begin the celebrations that their candidate was coasting home on the victory stretch, the United States removed the sail in their wind. The post Why Okonjo-Iweala will emerge WTO DG despite U.S. opposition appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. Visit the newspaper for these and…

US Objection Delays Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO DG…

In this file photo taken on July 15, 2020 Nigerian former Foreign and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala smiles during a press conference in Geneva, following her hearing before World Trade Organization 164 member states’ representatives, as part of the application process to head the WTO as Director-General.  PHOTO: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP   Key World…

Just In: Ex-Finance Minister Okonjo Iweala Elected WTO Director General…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigeria’s minister for Finance and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO,  has emerged winner of the highly anticipated role. The ex-minister According to TheCable, polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister opponent, at the final stage of the…

WTO: France, Germany, 104 other countries back Okonjo-Iweala…

Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s bid to become the first African and first female director-general of the World Trade Organisation has received a major boost. This is as 27 European Union member states declared their support for the WTO’s number one seat. The EU member states are France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,…

EU backs Nigerian WTO candidate Okonjo-Iweala…

Nigerian former finance ministrer Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala picked up crucial backing from the EU on Monday, sources said, giving her bid to become the first African head of the WTO a major boost. The World Trade Organization will announce its new director general next month, but sources said the EU will publicly announce its support for…

WTO: Okonjo-Iweala, one other candidate emerge finalists – Report…

WTO General Council Chairman David Walker will formally announce the results to the institution’s delegates on Thursday morning. The post WTO: Okonjo-Iweala, one other candidate emerge finalists – Report appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. Visit the newspaper for these and other news

European Union Backs Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Job…

  The European Union governments has thrown support behind Nigeria’s candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The EU also expressed support for Korea’s, Yoo Myung-hee. This was disclosed to Bloomberg on Monday by an unnamed official source. Bloomberg reported that EU member-country envoys agreed on Monday…

Kenya’s WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change...

Amina Mohamed, who is the East African nation’s sports minister, progressed to the second round of selection to become the next director-general of the WTO, along with four other candidates, on Friday. The post Kenya’s WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change if selected appeared first on The Eagle Online. Visit the newspaper…