January 20, 2021
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WTO shifts final decision on Okonjo-Iweala till further notice

by on November 6, 2020 0
By Oludare Mayowa The World Trade Organization (WTO) said it has postponed the General Council meeting scheduled for November 9, to consider the appointment of the next WTO Director-General. The global trade organisation stated this in a statement on Friday, saying the chair of the General Council, informed members of the decision on November... Read More

WTO leadership dilemma, options before the global trade body

by on October 30, 2020 0
By Oludare Mayowa with agency report History may be repeating itself in the process leading to the selection and appointment of a new Director-General for the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Despite the overwhelming support for the candidate nominated by Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the next DG of the world trade mediation body, the... Read More

Uncertainty over WTO DG selection as world looks toward Nov 9 meet

by on October 29, 2020 0
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala proposed as the global trade watchdog’s next director-general. Nigeria has, however, vowed to sustain its support for its former finance minister and managing director of the World... Read More

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala may emerge next WTO DG, gets key endorsement

by on October 28, 2020 0
Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has received a key endorsement Wednesday from the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) selection committee, moving her a step closer to becoming the WTO’s first female director-general, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The panel of three senior WTO ambassadors told Okonjo-Iweala that she had a wide margin... Read More

European Parliament endorses Okonjo-Iweala WTO DG candidacy

by on October 22, 2020 0
By GFDNews correspondent The European Parliament has endorsed Nigeria’s candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s quest to become the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In a letter signed by the Co-chairs of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO Steering Group, Bernd Lange and Sven Simon, the EU Parliament said it screened the two remaining... Read More

Nigeria promises to canvass more support for WTO nominee, Okonjo-Iweala

by on October 12, 2020 0
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that the country Nigeria has said that it will explore every opportunity and deploy its entire energy to ensure that its nominee for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerges at... Read More
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