Restitution: Nigeria's millions going home.
Some $500m decided by Switzerland to be "clearly of criminal
origin" is to be transferred from Swiss banks to the Nigerian
government. Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, applauded
the decision. "This is a positive development and it shows the
Swiss keep their word," she said. Lawyers for the accused
embezzlers expect the decision to be challenged in the 30 days allowed
for appeal. The Swiss had already returned $200m of $700m thought
stashed in the country. The funds will be used for improving delivery of
health, education, water and other social services, the minister said.