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WTO worried about Nigeria’s exchange rate regime, says Okonjo-Iweala

“Yes, the WTO is concerned about foreign exchange, the way we manage it, the way we use it, and how we use it to support manufacturing or imports and exports in our economy.”

It is time get global economy fixed, Okonjo-Iweala speaks on new appointment

“A strong WTO is vital if we are to recover fully and rapidly from the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO DG

All members of the WTO's top decision-making body, the General Council, agreed on her appointment in a virtual meeting which had just one agenda item, they said. The WTO subsequently confirmed the choice.

All coast cleared for Okonjo Iweala as South Korean contestant dropped out of WTO race

A statement from Korea’s trade ministry noted that Yoo decided to quit the race after discussions with the U.S. and other major nations, and took various issues into account, including the need to revitalize the multilateral organization.

WTO: Pat Utomi confident, Biden would support Okonjo Iweala

Key WTO ambassadors led by New Zealand’s Ambassador David Walker had proposed Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, as the best candidate for the job but the United States under outgoing President Donald Trump had opposed her emergence as WTO director general. The Trump presidency instead preferred South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee for the job.

Okonjo Iweala: Buhari in video conference with President of European council

during the conference were issues bordering on debt relief for Africa, EU-African relations and recharge of the Lake Chad, which has currently shrunk to less than one-third of its usual size, and throwing about 130 million people who depend on the Lake into dire straits

Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala floors South Korea’s Myung-hee emerges WTO DG

With the victory, the former minister becomes the first African and the first woman to lead the organisation in its 25 years history.

Okonjo-Iweala to break jinx, may be announced first female DG of WTO today

The WTO’s Ambassador Walker-led General Council, the overall organ responsible for picking the organisation’s next DG, would officially announce the choice of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Okonjo-Iweala today, October 27.

EU to win right to tariffs on $4 billion in U.S. goods in WTO Boeing case

Tuesday's decision, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, follows a WTO ruling last year allowing Washington to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in EU goods over state support for Airbus, which has sites in Britain, France, Germany and Spain.

FG backs Okonjo-Iweala for WTO`s job

Iweala’s qualities and experience in managing multilateral issues, in trade facilitation and negotiation as well as brokering deals and agreements with high political stakes, put her in good standing.

WTO: Okonjo-Iweala returns to the world stage

The office of WTO Director-General will be vacated in August and, as usual, some of the world’s heavyweight finance and trade experts are contending for the position.

I bring a bundle of qualities, Okonjo-Iweala pitches at WTO

Other candidates aside Okonjo-Iweala are Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh (Egypt), Amina Mohamed (Kenya), Jesús Kuri (Mexico), Tudor Ulianovschi (Moldova), Yoo Myung-hee (Korea), Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri (Saudi Arabia), and Liam Fox (UK).

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Uzodimma, Ugwuanyi, Umahi, Obiano, Ikpeazu, Ohanaeze in Owerri

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How FG printed N60 billion for States to share — Gov Obaseki reveals

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Ogun cobbler electrocuted while illegally reconnecting neighbours’ electricity

"It is true. He went to help people connect electricity illegally. He was on the electric pole when power was restored. He was electrocuted. The family said they had accepted his death in good faith.