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WTO: ECOWAS Reiterates Support For Okonjo-Iweala

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The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has reiterated its support for Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only candidate supported by the sub-region for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

This is coming following President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the Presidents of West African countries.

Also Read: Okonjo-Iweala Makes WTO Final Shortlist

Recall that on Friday, WTO released its final shortlist and the former Nigerian minister made the list.

The leaders expressed the strong show of support during the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS which took place recently hold in Niamey, Republic of Niger.

The leaders also called on other African unions to unite behind her candidacy as the continent’s best option in the hotly contested race.

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#EndSARS: Ekiti Judicial Panel Of Inquiry To Begin Sitting In November

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#EndSARS: Ekiti Judicial Panel Of Inquiry To Begin Sitting In November

Governor Kayode Fayemi

In a bid to investigate cases of police brutality, the Ekiti State Government has fixed a date for the commencement of the sitting of the panel of inquiry.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Wale Fapohunda made this known while briefing journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Wednesday.

Also Read: Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti

He said that the judicial panel of inquiry set up to investigate allegations of human rights violations and other forms of police brutality will commence sitting in November.

He, however, noted that the panel has held some sessions behind closed doors, but it will commence public sessions on November 2.

Fapohunda also assured the residents that the panel will be fair to all.

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BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

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BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

 

BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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.

 Information Nigeria gathered that Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.

The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.

Details later…

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti

Governor Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has instructed all workers in the state civil service that have been away from their duty post due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to resume back to work.

The Governor issued the directive in a statement on Wednesday by the Head of the State Civil Service, Mrs. Peju Babafemi.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: ‘Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military’ – Fani-Kayode

Workers on grade levels 02–07 in the state workforce have been away from office since March 23, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, they have now been directed to resume duties from Monday, November 2, 2020, and ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.

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