Wednesday, February 8, 2023

World Trade Organisation

December 1, 2022

Buhari mourns death of ex-China President Jiang Zemin

Mr Buhari explained that the late Chinese leader would be particularly remembered for helping China join the World Trade Organisation.

A composite of President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-China President Jiang Zemin used to illustrate the story
April 13, 2022

Global trade risks recession because of Russia-Ukraine war: WTO

“Smaller supplies and higher prices for food mean that the world’s poor could be forced to do without. This must not be allowed to happen.”

War ravaged Ukraine
April 23, 2021

Nigeria’s hostile political structure doesn’t allow for female presidency: Fayemi

Mrs Fayemi said feminism is gradually gaining ground in Nigeria owing to widespread belief that “women should have rights.”

March 16, 2021

WTO to ease export restrictions on health supplies, others: Okonjo-Iweala

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) will work to reduce export restrictions among member states, especially with regards to medical supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General Ngozi

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
March 1, 2021

Okonjo-Iweala begins tenure as WTO DG today, calls for restructuring

“Some WTO rules and procedures also need to be revisited.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
February 16, 2021

Russia ready to cooperate with Okonjo-Iweala as WTO DG

“We intend to constructively cooperate with the new director-general, assist her in efforts to improve the organisation.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
February 16, 2021

OPEC congratulates Okonjo-Iweala, warns WTO appointment comes amid faltering global economy

“The WTO, under your leadership, will embark on a period of substantive and procedural reform.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)
February 15, 2021

Nigerian economist Okonjo-Iweala to become WTO chief today

The leadership change came as the WTO is in its deepest crisis since it was founded in 1995.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
February 5, 2021

United States endorses Ngozi Iweala as WTO DG

This is the first time in WTO’s history that a woman would be director-general.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)
February 5, 2021

Okonjo-Iweala now only candidate as Korean minister withdraws from WTO race

Yoo Myung-hee’s withdrawal has all but guaranteed the former Nigerian finance minister’s victory for the top job at the multilateral institution.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)