JUST IN: Excitements As Okonjo-Iweala Resumes As WTO DG [PHOTOS/VIDEO]—Nigeria’s Past Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has resumed her new position as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that WTO disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.
The trade organization said Okonjo-Iweala was the first woman and African to take up the job.
“Welcome to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; @NOIweala on her first day as WTO Director-General!
“She makes history as the first woman and first African to take up this post,” WTO tweeted.
WTO confirmed her appointment at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.
"We have a lot of work to do."
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Real Reason Why CCT Spokesperson Ibraheem Alhassan Was Removed
Real Reason Why CCT Spokesperson Ibraheem Alhassan Was Removed—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the spokesman for the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Ibraheem Alhassan, has been replaced after releasing a statement filled with errors while defending the Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar.
Recall that Umar was caught in a video assaulting a security guard at the Banez Plaza in Abuja.
Alhassan who was condemned for the statement which was filled with grammatical errors noted that the statement was an unedited draft that had not received authorisation.
The Chief Registrar of CCT, Abdumalik Shaibu, while confirming the recall of Alhassan to The Cabel by the Ministry of Information said a replacement has been sent to the tribunal.
“I got the news that he has been recalled but there is no official letter yet from the ministry.”
“I was told there is an official letter but we are still waiting for it. A replacement came in last Friday, and Ibrahim came to introduce him to us.”
“We are hoping an official letter will come this week so that the new person can resume fully.”
When asked if there is a fixed tenure for the position, Shaibu said he was unaware.
“It is like a routine posting. They can post and recall at any time. Ibrahim has spent about seven years with us,” he said.
“There is no fixed tenure. Or the ministry should know. We don’t know what the norm is in the ministry. We just see them.”
Shaibu also said he didn’t know the reason(s) given for Alhassan’s recall.
“Maybe if I see the letter which we are still expecting, the reasons might be stated,” he said.
BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Senator Rochas Okorocha [DETAILS]
BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Senator Rochas Okorocha [DETAILS]—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Imo West Senator and former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
This reliable platform gathered Okorocha was arrested in his office on Tuesday by EFCC operatives for alleged money laundering charges.
The arrest has also been confirmed by the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, who told Vanguard in a telephone chat that: “Okorocha has been arrested by our men.”
UBA Business Series To Equip SMEs With Performance Management Strategies For Organisational Growth
UBA Business Series To Equip SMEs With Performance Management Strategies For Organisational Growth—-As part of its commitment to support the growth and sustainability of Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSME) in the continent, Pan African financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to organise the next edition of its UBA Business Series.
The UBA Business Series which is a monthly event, is an MSME Workshop as well as a capacity building initiative of the bank where business leaders and professionals share well-researched insights on best practices for running successful businesses, especially in the face of the difficult operating environment that dominates the African business landscape.
Through this initiative, UBA has been assisting with essential tips to help businesses re-examine their models and strategies and ensure that they stay afloat and remain thriving.
The topic for the next edition of the series is ‘ Managing Performance for Business Growth,’ and it will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 via Microsoft Teams. At this session, the Managing Director, Secure ID Limited, Mrs Kofo Akinkugbe, will be sharing useful tips and insights on the key strategies of performance management to boost business growth.
Akinkugbe is the founder of SecureID Nigeria, a MasterCard, VISA and Verve certified Smartcard Personalization Bureau and Digital Technology company. She currently serves as the Managing Director/CEO, Secure Card Manufacturing, – a Smartcard manufacturing plant producing high security identity cards and documents for the Banking, Telecoms and Public sectors across Africa and beyond.
The capacity building event is a virtual session which is open to all – including business owners and leaders – and will be held on Wednesday, April 14 th, 2021, at 2pm WAT. Interested participants can register via http://bit.ly/UBASMEWorkshopMarch2021
UBA’s Head, SME Banking, Sampson Aneke said of Akinkugbe, ‘with her vast experience garnered over the years from various sectors, she will help business owners understand how performance management strategies can be effectively implemented to ensure business growth’.
He emphasised UBA’s commitment and deep passion for small businesses, which according to him, remains the engine of any developing economy adding, “We know small businesses are the backbone of the economy in every country. In many climes, businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98.2% of all businesses. This no doubt captures the importance of SMEs to a thriving economy which is why UBA is committed to seeing them flourish.”
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