News - Switzerland

Russia Saratov Crash: Investigators Comb Crash Site Near Moscow

1 week ago /
International News 

Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow for clues why a passenger plane crashed.All 65 passengers and six crew were killed when the Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after taking off from Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon.Officials say they are considering weather conditions, human error and technical failure...

Curbing Irregular Migration: Forum Tasks Govt. On More Sensitization

2 weeks ago /
Security 

An international immigration group has called on the Nigerian government to deploy modern communications technique and awareness campaigns to combat irregular migrations.

Trump To Testify In Russia Inquiry

3 weeks ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump has said he is prepared to be questioned under oath as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 us election.

Osinbajo Attends Weah’s Inauguration

1 month ago /
International News 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is attending the inauguration of president-elect of Liberia, George Weah, in Monrovia, Liberia.  Weah won the country’s presidential runoff election on December 26, 2017. From Monrovia, prof. Osinbajo will proceed to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the 48th world economic forum annual meeting taking place from the 23rd -...

Vice President Osinbajo To Attend The Inauguration Of President-Elect Of Liberia

1 month ago /
International News  Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will today attend the inauguration of President-elect of Liberia, George Weah, in Monrovia, Liberia. Weah won the country’s presidential runoff election on December 26, 2017. From Monrovia, Prof. Osinbajo will proceed to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place from the...

Federer Cruises Towards Australian Open With Another Hopman Cup Win

1 month ago /
Sports  

Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Around the time Federer was warming up for his match with the 45th-ranked...

Switzerland To Return $321million Abacha’s Loot

2 months ago /
Nation 

Switzerland announced on Monday that around $321 million public funds looted by former Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha will be returned to Nigeria. The money, originally deposited in Luxembourg, was confiscated by a Swiss court in late 2014 and in March last year, the two states signed an agreement on its...

Saraki Expresses Worry Over Return Of Looted Funds

2 months ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki is disturbed that Nigeria is finding it difficult to convince other countries to return funds looted from the country. The senate president said the difficulties are as  a result  of the  poor handling of recovered funds; which he reiterated are often stolen again by Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies. Bukola...

EFCC Recovers N738b, Says Magu

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday in Austria said it recovered loots totalling N738.9 billion or $2.9 billion between May, 2015 and Oct. 20, 2017. Its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United...

Nigeria, Switzerland To Sign M.O.U. On Repatriation Of Looted Funds

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria and Switzerland have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding, M.O.U. to facilitate the repatriation of three hundred and twenty one million dollars Nigerian stolen funds stashed away in Swiss banks. To this end, federal executive council has approved a memo seeking to mandate the minister of justice and attorney...

Abacha Loot: Nigeria Concludes Negotiation With Switzerland On Return Of $321m-AGF

3 months ago /
Nation 

The attorney general of federation and minister of justice,  Abu-Bakr Malami,  has revealed that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded, adding that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of eighty-five million us dollars from the controversial Malabu funds from...

FG Recovers $85m Mallabo Money

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s minister of Justice Abubakar Malami says the country has recovered eighty-five million dollars from the controversial Mallabo oil deal racket from foreign accounts. Speaking at the pre-global forum on asset recovery  consultative meeting n Abuja, mallami said the feat was a bold step in government’s quest to repatriate the country’s stolen ...

Nigerian Lawyer Zanna Mustapha Wins UN’s Refugees Award

5 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerian lawyer, Zannah Mustapha, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, the first Nigerian Laureate of the award, will be unveiled on Monday in Abuja. UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugees Council said on Monday that Mustapha was chosen as...

 

Our Role In Spending Abacha Loot Was Limited, World Bank Tells SERAP

7 months ago /
Business and Economy  

President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has insisted that the global financial institution only played a limited role in the spending of loots recovered from the late Military Head of State, Sani Abacha. The bank was responding to a letter from economic watchdog, Socio-Economic Rights and Accoundtability Project (SERAP)...

Ariana Grande Suspends European Concert Tour After Manchester Bombing

9 months ago /
International News 

Shows at London’s O2 Arena among those cancelled after Manchester suicide bombing kills 22.

Super Eagles Move Up To 40th Spot In FIFA Rankings

10 months ago /
Sports  

Nigeria moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In Africa, Nigeria moved two spots up from 7th to 5th. Cameroon slipped a spot down from 32nd to 33rd and third behind Egypt and Senegal on the continent. Algeria slipped 14th places down from...

INEC Fixes February 16 For 2019 Presidential And NASS Elections

11 months ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, February 16, as the date for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections. INEC also revealed that the governorship/State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory area council elections will hold on Saturday, March 2 of the same year. INEC National Commissioner in charge of south-west, Solomon...

Equatorial Guinea's VP Obiang's Cars Seized In Switzerland

1 year ago /
International News 

Prosecutors in Switzerland have seized luxury cars belonging to the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, who they are investigating for corruption. Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of the country's president, is accused of money laundering. He has not commented. Swiss authorities have seized 11 cars in total. Among them was reportedly a Porsche...

Switzerland Signs Deal With Nigeria To Repatriate Abacha Loot

1 year ago /
International News 

Switzerland on Tuesday announced an agreement with Nigeriato return $321 million (N64 billion) in public funds stolen by the former military ruler Sani Abacha. The deal came after a meeting in Abuja between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and a Swiss delegation including the country’s foreign minister and government officials. The two countries said...

 

Donors pledge $250 million to fight Boko Haram

2 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council Chief, Smail Chergui on Monday said that donors at the African Union summit pledged the sum of $250m for the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking at the close of the AU summit at Addis Ababa, Chergui praised the success of the military...


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