Nigeria on Wednesday sided with 140 countries to demand the immediate withdrawal of  Russian troops from Ukraine.


The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution that “demands” Russia’s  “immediately” withdraw from Ukraine, in a powerful rebuke of Moscow’s invasion by a vast majority of the world’s nations.


Also on Wednesday, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group said they would respond to Ukraine’s request for urgent financing with about $5.2bn cumulatively.




Sources: Eniola Akinkuotu and Solomon Odeniyi