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President Buhari Meets Okonjo-Iweala In New York.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in New York, the United States. SDB live reports that the President met with the former Minister of Finance alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, ahead of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.   Speaking to reporters, Onyeama stated that the duo discussed getting manufacturers of vaccines […]

todaySeptember 22, 2021 4


We Must Move From Talks To Results — WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala

The new Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has charged members of the organisation to do things differently to deliver results. Speaking after assuming office on March 1 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the Nigerian former Minister of Finance and first black and female head of WTO also said it would no longer be business as usual. Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the seventh Director-General […]

todayMarch 3, 2021 2


Okonjo-Iweala emerges first woman named WTO boss

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been confirmed on Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the World Trade Organization. The WTO called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran was formally selected as the global trade body’s new director-general. US President Joe Biden strongly swung behind her candidacy shortly after the only other remaining contender, South Korean Trade Minister Yoo […]

todayFebruary 15, 2021