JUST IN: Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Emerge Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

Ngozi Iweala emerged winner of the highly competitive race after polling 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee. With the development, Iweala becomes the first female and first African to occupy the office. Recall that she had received support from 79 countries, Speaking during a virtual press conference last Friday, she said the 55-man African Union (AU) officially endorsed her over her only opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea.

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New Speaker Emerge As Edo House Of Assembly Members Impeach Speaker

The Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Francis Okiye, has been removed from office. He was impeached by nine out of the 10 lawmakers on Monday. The new speaker, Marcus Onobun, representing Esan West constituency, was elected. Although Edo Assembly has 24 members, only 10 were controversially inaugurated by the governor last year. The inaugurated members include seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers and three All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators. The impeached speaker presided over his own impeachment. The latest development came just about a month to the swearing-in of…

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Breaking! Buhari Confirms SARS Ban, Says Extensive Police Reforms Underway

-Adewale Adetoyese President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his long silence over the #EndSARS protest rocking the country, through which the youths and other stakeholders are calling for a permanent ban of the Nigeria Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). TellAfrica learnt through a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina, that the President in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES),…

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The Polarity Of Restructuring Nigeria

Amb. Dr. Favour O. Ayodele Ordinarily, sincerity, transparency, and visionary leadership would have solved Nigeria’s problem without hammering on restructuring. I have always said, to every masquerade’s veil, there is a body that bears the garment. The conceptualization of Nigeria is simple I dont see complexity by a leader who knows or understand fundamental socio-economic and geopolitical interest with democratic polity. People’s policies give way to national development. What is the recipe for good governance? Government of the people by the people for the people. Simple! Since the present constitution…

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WTO: Meet The Finalists, Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala & South Korea’s Yoo Myung

The World Trade Organisation announced Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee as the top two candidates for the position of its Director-General on Thursday. These two finalist are to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body. From 24 September to 6 October, WTO members expressed preferences on five remaining candidates during consultations with Amb. Walker, Amb. Dacio Castillo of Honduras and Amb. Harald Aspelund of Iceland,” the trade body said in a statement Thursday. “Based on the depth and breadth of…

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Nigerian Migrant Worker Burnt To Death In Tripoli

A Nigerian migrant worker was burnt to death in Tripoli, Libya. This was disclosed by U.N. and government officials on Wednesday as the latest in abuses that migrants and refugees face in the conflict-stricken country, AP reports. The Interior Ministry of the U.N.-supported government said three Libyans on Tuesday stormed a factory in the Tripoli neighborhood of Tajoura, where African migrants were working, the AP reports. The Libyans detained one of the workers, a Nigerian, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, the ministry said in a statement.…

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World Teachers Day: President Buhari Upgrades Teacher’s Salary

In commemoration of the World Teachers Day on October 5, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers in the country He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40. Mr Buhari said this in Abuja on Tuesday during the celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day. The Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, who represented President Buhari, said the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service. The 2020 theme of the World Teachers’ Day is Teachers: leading…

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60 YEARS OF POST-INDEPENDENCE: SECURING THE FUTURE OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTHS THROUGH NEO-PAN AFRICANISM

– Opiah Emmanuel Today, the 1st of October, Nigeria shall be celebrating 60 years of independence from the vivid claws of the British Empire. There has been a long lived misconception that the said date is the day that Nigeria celebrates her ‘birthday.’ However, it is pertinent to note that October 1st is not by any justification the ‘birthday’ of our great motherland, Nigeria. If at all any date of colonial existence is to be regarded as the birthday of Nigeria, then it would definitely be the date of the…

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Nigeria: A Great Nation With Docile Followers & Crook Leaders

Nigeria is a great nation but it is the docile followership and crooks who lead and the sycophants who hoist the crooks that damage its standing. On a day like this let us ask ourselves what we have done to improve the image of Nigeria and Nigerians . If we cant change the image of Nigerians in SA by first changing our own behavior then we must know we are part of the problem. Today is a day that I choose to revert to the speech by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa…

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COVID-19: 125 New Cases With No Death Recorded In Nigeria

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria rose to 57,849 after 125 new cases were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. There are 7,500 active cases in Nigeria while 49,098 persons have recovered and have been discharged across the 36 states and federal capital, Abuja. Till date, 1,102 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. No death was recorded on Thursday.These were contained in an update by the country’s infectious. About 10 per cent of…

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