Posts Tagged ‘Okonjo-Iweala’

WTO Reschedules Selection Meeting For New DG

Next week, the WTO is postponing a meeting where members will try to appoint a new president, but with little hope of succeeding after Washington blocked the preferred nominee. The 164 member states of the World Trade Organization were due to meet on Monday to select between the two remaining candidates to lead the crisis-wracked […]

WTO Top Job: “Humbled To Be Declared Candidate With Largest, Broadest Support” — Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister says she was humbled to be declared the candidate with the largest votes amongst the 164 member states of the global trade organization. BREAKING TIMES had reported that Okonjo-Iweala would likely emerge as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to […]

WTO Top Job: Despite Hiccups, I Remain Positive – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigerian Minister of Finance, says she remains optimistic about being the World Trade Organization’s first African and first female Director-General amid ‘hiccups.’ The ex-World Bank director said she felt humbled to have been elected the candidate with the largest votes amongst the 164 member states of the 25-year-old global trade organisation. […]

Okonjo-Iweala, Oyedepo, Kaigama Back #EndSARS Protests

David Oyedepo, the presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, warned against the shooting of young people demonstrating in the country against police brutality, extrajudicial killings, and extortion. He clarified that young people have legitimate justifications for protest, adding that ‘it is sacrilege’ to kill them during the protest. He said President Buhari’s administration […]

WTO Top Job: 79 Countries Endorse Okonjo-Iweala’s Candidacy

After all of Africa endorsed her candidacy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria expressed faith in her bid to head the crisis-wracked World Trade Organization, vowing she would champion change. “After the 55-member African Union officially backed her over her only remaining rival, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea, she told a virtual press conference,” I feel the […]

WTO Top Job: 3 Candidates Dropped As Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Round

World Trade Organization (WTO) selected recently the two final candidates in race to become WTO’s Director-General. In respect to three removed aspirants, the candidates remaining are Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee. Both women advancing to the final round of the selection process interprets further that the would be winner will become first […]