Lack of electricity killing Nigerian industries – Adesina

President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, on Tuesday lamented that a paucity of energy was negatively affecting the growth of Nigerian industries. Adesina made the comment while speaking at a meeting organised by the Manufacturers Association of…

Okonjo-Iweala resumes duty as DG of WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Monday resumed duty as the director general of the World Trade Organisation, weeks after her appointment was endorsed by the United States and approved by the trade organisation. Her appointment was ratified on February 15. “WTO members…

A toast to my Auntie Okonjo Wahala – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

They no longer make women like my very own Auntie Ngozi. No, I have to be more precise: they no longer make men and women like Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the newly-minted Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).    …

First woman, first African: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala set to be named WTO boss

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at…

*Lawyers dare Lagos over Anti-Cultism Bill (Guardian)*Lagos butcher arrested for defiling two stepdaughters (Punch)

Lawyers dare Lagos over Anti-Cultism Bill (Guardian) Lawyers have criticised punishment for parents of suspects found guilty of cultism, describing such as unconstitutional. The Lagos State House of Assembly, while considering amendment of the Anti-Cultism Bill submitted to it by…

WTO: Biden asked to endorse Okonjo-Iweala as Korean candidate withdraws

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid to lead the World Trade Organisation, leaving former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the job, Bloomberg reports Friday. Yoo was said to have made the…

*#EndSARS protesters ask panel to summon Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others (Nation)*Suspects arrested in Kaduna for robbing businessman in Lagos (Punch)

#EndSARS protesters ask panel to summon Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others (Nation) The counsel for the #EndSARS protesters, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana has asked the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters to…

*Sanwo-Olu awards scholarship to children of deceased policemen (Thisday)*Tragedy averted as fire guts petrol station in Lagos (Punch)

Sanwo-Olu awards scholarship to children of deceased policemen (Thisday) Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence instigated by the nationwide youth demonstration against police brutality will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged.…

Okonjo-Iweala elected WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. According to a Vanguard newspaper report, the former minister polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to…

Obi congratulates Prof Florence Obi on emergence as UNICAL’s First Female VC

Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has rejoiced with Professor Florence Obi, who just broke a 45-year jinx by emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar…

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