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Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.

Michel Platini grilled by Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.
Criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino have been launched in Switzerland.

FIFA condemns Swiss probe, says Gianni Infantino remains president

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will continue in his post, world football’s governing body insisted Sunday, as they blasted the launch of Swiss criminal proceedings against him.

FIFA requests Switzerland to continue Sepp Blatter probe

FIFA has asked Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to maintain its investigation into former president Sepp Blatter, football’s global governing body said on Saturday.
Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok on 4 February. Sakchai Lalit-AP

Thailand to free refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

A football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry will be freed after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request, officials say.
Olivier Thormann

Swiss prosecutor in FIFA corruption probe quits after being cleared

A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said on Friday.

Swiss authorities unblock $60m seized in Angolan probe

Swiss authorities have released around 60 million dollars seized in an investigation into the suspected laundering of money diverted from Angola’s sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

beIN Media Group has refuted all accusations of corruption by Swiss prosecutors examining the sale of World Cup media rights.

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi faces criminal probe over World Cup media rights

A Swiss court has opened a corruption probe against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari businessman and chief executive of Paris Saint-Germain, and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

NCDC: Curfew hampering virus testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control yesterday said the curfew imposed by the state governments to halt the looting of warehouses and destruction of property had slowed down the COVID-19 testing.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Paul Ellis-Pool via REUTERS

Jurgen ​Klopp delighted with Liverpool resilience after Aston Villa mauling

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was very happy with the way his team responded to a drubbing at the hands of Aston Villa.
Erling Haaland has emerged as a potential candidate for Real Madrid with the Spanish giants having doubts over long-term target Kylian Mbappé.

Ariedo Braida: Barcelona rejected Erling Haaland because ‘he doesn’t have our profile’

Former Barcelona chief Ariedo Braida admits he tried to sign Inter Milan star Nicolo Barella for the Catalans.

Britain reopens visa application centers in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has announced that its center’s across the country has reopened.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.