Sunday, April 11, 2021



IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

‘I Am LAYCON’ TV series to stream in UK, France, 24 other countries

Internet Television Service provider Showmax says it will be streaming “I Am LAYCON”, a television show in the U.K., France, Italy Australia and 23 other countries outside Africa.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

Malibu Oil Deals: Nigeria expecting $200m from 2 countries, says Malami

Nigeria is awaiting the return of 200 million US dollars from The Netherlands and Switzerland, as part of OPL 245 Malabu Oil, Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami said.

Iran ready for exchange of prisoners with U.S.

Iran has declared itself ready for further prisoner exchanges with the United States, Iranian Foreign Office spokesperson said on Thursday

CAS fixes new date for Siasia’s life ban case

The Court of Arbitration for Sports,, has fixed October 6 for the hearing of the appeal filed by a former Super Eagles player and Coach, Samson Siasia, over his life ban by FIFA.

COVID-19: Nigerian parents in Switzerland ‘protest’ reopening of schools

Some Nigerian parents in Switzerland have expressed concern over the European country’s decision to reopen schools, restaurants, and bars after a two-month lockdown imposed to suppress the coronavirus.

German police to monitor virus lockdown from airship over Easter

Police patrolling Lake Constance on Germany’s Southern border with Switzerland began the use of an airship on Wednesday to monitor public observance of the lockdown imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Okonjo-Iweala mulls over World Bank Presidency

Former Minister of Finance, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday, says she is yet to declare her interest to contest for the World Bank Presidency which is going to be vacant early next month, February.

Buhari to Swiss gov’t: Thank you for returning stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerian government remains deeply grateful to the government and people of Switzerland for their support in resuscitating the economy, especially...

Up to 20 feared dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

Up to 20 people are feared dead after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside, local reports said Sunday. The Junker...

England dare to dream after Belgium World Cup heroics

England chase their first win in a tournament knockout match for 12 years on Tuesday as they face Colombia after the World Cup draw opened up invitingly for Harry Kane's team.

Federer cruises pass Lajovic at Wimbledon opening day

Roger Federer of Switzerland opened defence of his title by defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, 6/1; 6/3; 6/4 on an opening day that featured many American players with mixed fortunes.

Spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR

The Brazilian Football Confederation, CBF, has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee, VAR, was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Abacha loot: Switzerland returned $322.5m with interest – Envoy

Switzerland said it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Nigeria’s Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest.

Spain climb two places in FIFA rankings

Spain climbed two places to sixth and Switzerland were up three spots to eighth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. The top...

Spain deports 23 Nigerians

The Spanish Government on Tuesday deported 23 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. They were deported barely...

Why Switzerland helped Nigeria secure Chibok girls’ release

The spokes person of Switzerland Foreign Ministry Noemie Charton  said Switzerland took part in negotiations that secured the release of 82 girls kidnapped by...

50 more Nigerian deportees arrive from Europe

Fifty more Nigerians were on Thursday deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences. The Nigerians were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium,...

US blocks $550m Abacha loot

By Isaac Aregbesola Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Thursday said Nigeria risks losing another $550 million recovered from the Abacha...

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