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Nigeria’s former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as its Special Envoy for the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
The African Union (AU) has appointed former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam and several other dignitaries as a special envoys to solicit international support to help the continent deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus.
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The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Mr Tidjane Thiam and Mr Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of the African Union to mobilise international support for Africa’s efforts to address the economic challenges African countries will face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairperson of the African Union, AU, President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has appointed ex-Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Mr. Tidjane Thiam and Mr. Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of AU.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, has been appointed as a member of an external advisory group of Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, have expressed confidence that the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, would deliver on her appointment as a member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council.
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has described as deserving the recent appointment of a former Minister of Finance and World Bank Managing Director, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council.
The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expanded the country’s Economic Advisory Council, with the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of the Council.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.
A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the co-founder/Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, have called on Nigerian youths to leverage technology to reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), newsmen reports.
There is crisis brewing in Ogwashi-Uku in the Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, following the unauthorised announcement of the death of the town’s 91-year-old monarch, Obi Chukuka Okonjo, and subsequently naming of a successor allegedly by his daughter and former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.
There is chaos in the Okonjo Royal family of Ogwashi-Uku following the unauthorized announcement of the death of their 91-year-old Obi, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, and naming of a successor by his daughter and former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over the passing to glory of the patriarch of the family, Obi Chukuka Okonjo, at 91.
South Africa partly lifted a two month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, letting people outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is planning to hold training sessions for his players at their empty stadium.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is keen for action to restart in the English Premier League and insisted that the squad is in good physical shape despite the coronavirus lockdown.
A fifteen-year-old boy is currently cooling his heels at the police custody in Osi-Ekiti, for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 2020 local government election in the 18 councils and 196 electoral wards of Cross River.
The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said that his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar, spent N50m to travel to Abuja from the state each time he travelled.
A military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia’s remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said.
Thousands of children in face masks flocked back to school in Ivory Coast on Monday after the country became one of the first in West Africa to restart lessons after a two-month coronavirus shutdown.
Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.87% on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2020 despite many economic contractions around the world, a new by National Bureau of Statistics report has shown.
Mr. Presley Ediagbonya, a former commissioner for youths and sports in Edo state did not make it alive from his abductors.