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Roger Federer: My career is coming to an end

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer said Saturday that his playing career will soon come to an end, but is unsure of what he will do thereafter.
No fewer than 32 Swiss companies have indicated interest in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

32 Swiss investors target Nigeria’s oil, ICT sectors

Amb. Baba Madugu, Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland, disclosed this on the sidelines of the African Day celebration held in Bern.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Nations League Goal the Tournament, with his stunning effort against Switzerland being picked by Uefa as the best of the finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Nations League Goal of the Tournament

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Nations League Goal the Tournament, with his stunning effort against Switzerland being picked by Uefa as the best of the finals.
Sebastian Osigwe

Swiss-Nigerian goalie pens new deal with Swiss club

Swiss-Nigerian Sebastian Osigwe has penned a new deal with Switzerland club SC Kriens which will keep him until the summer of 2020.
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates with Bernardo Silva. GETTY IMAGES

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final

Evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident on Wednesday.

Switzerland drags Nigeria to court over detained tanker vessel

Nigeria has been dragged to the international court by Switzerland over the detention of a tanker vessel for over a year and four months.
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres today before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.

Swiss court rules Caster Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will for now be able to run in her favoured 800 metres event without medication to lower her testosterone levels, her lawyers said on Monday.
Roger Federer is into the fourth round at Roland Garros for the 14th time.

French Open: Roger Federer claims straight-set win against Casper Ruud

Former champion Roger Federer became the oldest person to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam since 1991 with victory against Norwegian Casper Ruud.
Naomi Osaka

French Open: Naomi Osaka survives as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams stroll

Naomi Osaka staged a second successive Roland Garros great escape on Thursday as fellow top seed Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams strolled into the last 32.
Abubakar Malami

Abacha loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire AGF Malami over $15 million ‘dubious’ lawyers...

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.
Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Stefanos Tsitsipas books Rafael Nadal in Madrid, Novak Djokovic faces Dominic Thiem

Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
This multi-exposure picture shows Simona Halep returning the ball to Ashleigh Barty. Gabriel Bouys-AFP-Getty Images

Simona Halep beats Belinda Bencic to reach Madrid final

Simona Halep beat Swiss Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-0 on Friday to advance to the final of the Madrid Open.
UEFA

UEFA considering Champions League with promotion/relegation

UEFA has drafted a controversial plan to introduce promotion and relegation to the Champions League at a meeting at its Swiss headquarters in Nyon, sources told AFP on Wednesday.
Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze named 12th most valuable U-20 footballer

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has been named the 12th most valuable player under the age of 20 in Europe’s top five leagues, according to CIES Football Observatory.
South Korean comedian Jo Young-bin uses SK Telecom’s 5G mobile network to broadcast live from Bosingak in Seoul. SK Telecom

South Korea’s 5G carriers boast 260,000 customers in first month

After simultaneously launching commercial 5G services in early April, three South Korean carriers have collectively signed up 260,000 subscribers — a solid start for the next-generation cellular technology.
FC Zurich's Stephen Odey

FC Zurich’s Stephen Odey hopes for better finish next year after Swiss Cup exit

Stephen Odey has moved on from the disappointment of FC Zurich exit from the Swiss Cup following a 3-1 loss to FC Basel in their semi-final tie on Thursday.
Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique after Comoros

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country's centre, devastating the area and leaving hundreds dead.

Lai Mohammed: Chibok girls’ case not closed

The Federal Government has assured the international community that it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok Girls still in captivity.

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Girl allegedly steals phone, eats without paying at Lagos hotel

A 23-year-old woman, Divine Isa, on Monday in Lagos appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing a cell phone worth N260, 000.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar condemn coup attempt in Ethiopia

Former president Goodluck Jonathan, and a former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general elections, Atiku Abubakar, have condemned the coup attempt in Ethiopia.
Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, speaks during a press conference in Kuwait City on June 23, 2019. (Yasser Al-Zayyat - AFP)

Envoy: US ready to lift Iran sanctions, restore diplomatic ties, but needs deal first

The U.S. is ready to lift all the sanctions against Iran and restore diplomatic ties with Tehran, but on condition of a comprehensive deal first.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

Election tribunal rejects Atiku Abubakar’s request to access INEC server

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has rejected the request of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to have access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Residents from the Western Region in Cameroon arrive at the bus terminal in Buea following renewed clashed in the restive anglophone region on July 15, 2018. Twenty civilians, including five students and a teacher, were killed on july 11-12, 2018 by the Cameroonian army in two localities in the Anglophone North-West region, an NGO on July 13, 2018. STRINGER / AFP

Official: Cross River to employ 300 Cameroonian refugees

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says it will create jobs for 300 Cameroonian refugees in Adagom, Ogoja Local Government Area of the state.