Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Loses Father

Professor Chukuka Okonjo, the father of World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has died. Professor Chukuka Okonjo passed away at the age of 91. Okonjo-Iweala died in Lagos after arriving from the United States and Ghana, according to a statement. “On behalf of my siblings and relatives of the Umu Obi Obahai Royal […]

Harris, Okonjo-Iweala Agree On International Trade

The United States Vice-President Kamala Harris and the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation have stated their commitments to advancing international trade. The two women leaders revealed that they had a phone conversations, during which the decision was made. According to tweets via their individual verified Twitter handles @VP and @NOIweala respectively, the American VP […]

Why Biden Revoked Visa Restrictions On Nigeria – Secretary Of State

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, says President Joe Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions on Nigeria was an affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians. He said this in a press statement titled, ‘Secretary Blinken’s Call with Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyeama’, by a spokesperson at the US Department of State, Ned […]

Okonjo-Iweala Assumes WTO DG Role Today

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over the World Trade Organization on Monday amid hopes that she will spur the beleaguered body into addressing its towering challenges, including the pandemic-fuelled global economic crisis. “The WTO is too important to allow it to be slowed down, paralysed and moribund,” the first woman and first African to ever lead the […]

Biden Backs Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Top Job

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday offered its “strong support” to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organisation, AFP reports. The move marks another sharp split with former President Donald Trump who paralysed the organisation and opposed the former Nigerian finance minister who was backed by many other countries. The US Trade Representative in […]

WTO Postpones Meeting To Pick New DG

The World Trade Organisation has postponed a meeting where members are expected to pick a new Director-General after the United States blocked the favoured candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The WTO earlier announced that the meeting would hold next week. But a communication seen by AFP showed that the meeting has been postponed indefinitely. “It has come […]

WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala Announced As One Of Two Female Finalists

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are poised for a head-to-head battle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organization. The 25-year-old body will be run by a woman for the first time in its history. On Thursday, the organization announced that Okonjo-Iweala and Myung -hee had made the final cut. “From […]