Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    After 55 yrs, Switzerland reopens consulate in Lagos

After 55 yrs, Switzerland reopens consulate in Lagos

Fifty-five years after it shut its consulate-general office in Nigeria, the Swiss government inaugurated a new office in Lagos late Tuesday.Declaring the office open, Didier Burkhalter, Switzerland’s federal counselor, and head of foreign affairs, said the Nigerian office is the second in sub-Saharan Africa.“The opening of this second consulate-general of Switzerland in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Cape Town, marks a very [...]

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    Switzerland denies donating funds to fight against Boko Haram

Switzerland denies donating funds to fight against Boko Haram

The government of Switzerland has denied granting financial support to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against Boko Haram.In a statement issued by Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the country maintained neutrality in conflicts.“As a neutral actor in conflict situations, Switzerland has never given financial support to military interventions and will abstain from doing so [...]

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    Lagarde to seek second term at IMF

Lagarde to seek second term at IMF

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Friday, said she would run for a second term.Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Lagarde said she had no obvious challengers and was open to serving another term.“I am a candidate to a new mandate. I was honoured to receive from the start of the process, [...]

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    Canada advance, Brazil crash out

Canada advance, Brazil crash out

A Josee Belanger 52nd minute strike gave hosts Canada a 1-0 win over Switzerland in their round-of-16-clash at the VC Place, Vancouver.Belanger profited from captain Christine Sinclair’s assist to drill home in a crowded box.Canada will remain in Vancouver for Saturday’s quarter-final against the winner of England-Norway clash.Australia caused the upset of the day after Kyah Simon’s goal earned them [...]

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    Champions Japan qualify for knockout stage

Champions Japan qualify for knockout stage

Defending champions Japan became the first team to qualify for the round-of-16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Cameroon 2-1 in Vancouver.Japan got off to a flying start, scoring twice in the opening 20 minutes to leave Cameroon chasing the game.Aya Sameshima scored the first goal in the sixth minute capitalising on a Nahomi Kawasumi’s cross which found [...]

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    Cameroon maul Ecuador in Enganamouit show

Cameroon maul Ecuador in Enganamouit show

Her name may be tongue-twisting but Gaelle Enganamouit’s twist, turns, three goals and three assists helped Cameroon beat Ecuador 6-0 in the battle of FIFA Women’s World Cup first-timers in Vancouver.The Africa Women’s Championship runners-up opened their account on a bright note taking the lead 34th minute into the game. Enganamouit started a move which resulted in a goal for [...]

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    Swiss govt to help Buhari get $370m Abacha loot

Swiss govt to help Buhari get $370m Abacha loot

Hans Rudolf Hodel, ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, has said his home government is ready to help Muhammadu Buhari fight corruption beginning with the recovery of about $370 million reportedly looted by Sani Abacha, former military head of state, stashed away in Luxembourg, a landlocked country in Western Europe.Speaking on the commitment of the Swiss government to helping Nigeria fight corruption, [...]

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    Nigerians rated 78th happiest people in the World

Nigerians rated 78th happiest people in the World

The Federal republic of Nigeria has been ranked the 78th happiest nation of the world, as Switzerland maintains its position as the world happiest country.According to 2015 world happiness report, Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations.Other top-ranked countries are Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, [...]

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    Switzerland set to return $380m Abacha loot

Switzerland set to return $380m Abacha loot

Swiss authorities are set to repatriate to Nigeria, $380 million looted by Sanni Abacha, former head of state, Geneva’s public prosecutor revealed on Tuesday.The $380 million will be returned under the supervision of the World Bank.Since his death in 1998, monies running into billions of dollars embezzled by Abacha, who ruled Nigeria for a period of five years, have been returned to the [...]

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    Ebola: WHO won’t ban international trade and travel

Ebola: WHO won’t ban international trade and travel

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will not enforce a general ban on international trade and travel because of the spreading Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).However, it urged states should to be prepared to detect, investigate and manage Ebola cases, including at airports.According to the BBC, WHO has also declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.The declaration came after experts convened [...]

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    72 amazing facts about Brazil 2014 World Cup

72 amazing facts about Brazil 2014 World Cup

As the dust begins to gather on the memories of Brazil 2014, here are a few reminders of some of the statistics that have illuminated the tournament, courtesy of Opta.• There were fewer red cards at the 2014 World Cup than any other edition since 1986 (8).• The 2014 World Cup saw a joint-highest number of goals scored (171).• Germany [...]

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    Last-gasp Di Maria strike sinks the Swiss

Last-gasp Di Maria strike sinks the Swiss

Angel Di Maria scored two minutes from the end of extra time on Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Switzerland and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.The Swiss more than held their own in the first half of normal time, as Granit Xhaka's shot was saved by Sergio Romero and Josip Drmic fluffed an attempted chip when [...]

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    Why it is important to win your World Cup group

Why it is important to win your World Cup group

The Netherlands wanted to top their group at all costs in order to avoid a ‘strong’ Brazil in the next round.Their coach, Louis van Gaal, fielded a strong team against Chile in a game that was to decide the group's winner. Holland won 2-0 and will now meet a ‘weak’ Mexico in the second round.So, how important is it to [...]

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    Benzema, Deschamps expect tough clash against Eagles

Benzema, Deschamps expect tough clash against Eagles

Karim Benzema and his coach, Didier Deschamps, believe France are in for another thorough examination of their qualities when they face Nigeria in the last 16 after their rugged encounter with Ecuador.Les Bleus were free-scoring in their opening two games of the World Cup, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Ecuador – a result that also guaranteed [...]

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    France to meet Nigeria after goalless Ecuador draw

France to meet Nigeria after goalless Ecuador draw

France and Ecuador played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday in a match that saw the sending-off of Antonio Valenciafor a reckless challenge on Lucas Digne.The French only needed a draw to claim first place in the group, and it showed, as they didn't have to show the aggressiveness and urgency that fetched them numerous goals in the first two [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 3-2 to Argentina, but qualified for the Round-of-16 after Iran failed to get the maximum points in a 3-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina.Argentina consequently claimed the top spot in Group F, with the highest-possible 9 points.Twice, Lionel Messi put La Albiceleste ahead, and twice Ahmed Musa equalised for Nigeria. But in the end, it was a [...]

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