Okowa Congratulates Okonjo-Iweala As She Get the Job of WTO DG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Okonjo-Iweala, an illustrious Deltan from Ogwashi-Uku, was a two-time Minister of Finance, who led Nigeria’s economy to exit foreign debt obligations during her first term under former President Olusegun Obasanjo. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, on Monday, Okowa said that he was elated to hear of the successful emergence of Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss after a…

Delta To Revoke Undeveloped Land Allocations

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Monday gave owners of lands acquired from it in urban areas for over two years, three months to develop such lands or risk the revocation of the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the warning at a news conference in Asaba. Aniagwu deplored the attitude of some persons who acquired land from the state government and left such lands undeveloped for long periods, saying that the situation was impeding the transformation of the environment through urban renewal effort…

LG Polls: Okoro Heads Isoko North Campaign Council

OZORO/Nigeria: Ahead of the March 6 local government elections in Delta, Isoko North Local Government Area chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a Campaign Council with a mandate to deliver all candidates of the party in the elections. Inaugurating the Council at the party’s secretariat in Ozoro, on Monday, Chairman of PDP in the area, Prince Godwin Ogorugba, urged all members to support the team to achieve result for the party. He charged the Council to work together to deliver all candidates of the party at the polls.…

WTO: Reps Minority Caucus Hails Okonjo-Iweala on Emergence as DG

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for her successful emergence as the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) despite all the hurdles. The caucus in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, observed that the emergence of Okonjo-Iweala as DG of the world trade body, “has reinforced global confidence in international consensus and recognition of competence and proficiency over provincial considerations.” According to the lawmakers, “Indeed, the election…