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Full list: 11 teams who have qualified for 2021-22 UEFA Champions League knockout stages

Eleven teams qualified so far for the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League last 16.

The complete field of 16 teams that will advance to the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League knockout rounds has not yet been finalized.

The final round of matches will be played on December 7 and 8.

Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday but both clubs qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, along with Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Sporting Lisbon.

Sporting Lisbon reached the knockout phase for the first time since the 2008-2009 season as they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Portuguese capital.

Dortmund’s campaign has been derailed by the continued absence of Erling Haaland with a hip injury and they will have to settle for a place in the Europa League.

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Liverpool were already qualified for the last 16 going into their tie against Porto at Anfield and Thiago Alcantara’s superb low shot and Mohamed Salah’s sixth goal of this season’s group phase wrapped up a comfortable 2-0 win.

Atletico Madrid lost 1-0 at home to AC Milan after a dramatic late winner from Milan substitute Junior Messias, a defeat that leaves the Spanish side bottom of Liverpool’s Group B.

Diego Simeone’s team must beat Porto in their final game on December 7 and hope that Liverpool win away against AC Milan, who sit just a point behind the Portuguese club.

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However, eleven teams qualified so far for the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League last 16.

They are:

Liverpool (ENG),
Ajax (NED),
Bayern Munich (GER),
Juventus (ITA),
Manchester United (ENG),
Chelsea (ENG),
Manchester City (ENG),
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA),
Sporting Lisbon (POR),
Real Madrid (ESP),
Inter Milan (ITA)

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Omicron: FG reviews international travel protocol

The Federal Government has reviewed the international travel protocol to reduce the risk of importing and exporting the Omicron variant.

In a statement on Friday by the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said the review was based on science, national experience, and global
developments.

The statement was titled, ‘Revised international travel protocol.’

It partly read, “The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has reviewed the International Travel Protocol of October 22, 2021.

“All passengers arriving in Nigeria are expected to provide evidence of and comply with the following rules: COVID-19 PCR test to be done within 48hrs before departure, post-arrival day 2 COVID-19 PCR test, self-isolation for 7 days (for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals), and day 7 post-arrival exit PCR test (For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals).”

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The statement revealed that out-bound passengers would be required to provide either valid evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 or negative PCR test results within 48 hours from the time of boarding.

Mustapha added that the revised protocol comes into effect on December 5, 2021.

He assured Nigerians that the committee would continue to monitor global and specific country situations with a view to taking necessary measures to safeguard the health of Nigerians.

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Mustapha, however, called on Nigerians to ensure that they receive their full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and also comply with public health social measures.

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Court orders autopsy on corpse of Imo businessman killed by suspected soldiers

A Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo State, on Friday, ordered that an autopsy be carried out on the corpse of Noel Chigbu.

Chigbu, a businessman in Owerri, was allegedly shot dead on April 30, in Owerri, by suspected soldiers for allegedly violating a traffic rule.

The deceased eldest brother and spokesperson for the family, Tobechi Chigbu, had told journalists that some soldiers had shot dead his brother on the day he took delivery of his new Toyota Camry car and was driving home at the close of work.

The distraught Tobechi had said that Noel was killed after dropping off his friend and was driving home.

He had said that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations in the state was the one, who told the family that the soldiers said that they shot his brother dead because he violated their checkpoint rule.

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Tobechi had said, “Noel was one of my young brothers. He would have been 39 on May 18, but unfortunately, he was shot dead on the day he took delivery of his new vehicle. His corpse was dumped at the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri by the soldiers, who killed him.”

On Friday, the presiding judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu, ordered that a coroner’s inquest be carried out on the corpse which had been lying at the morgue of Federal Medical Centre in Owerri for seven months.

The jurist ordered that all the parties in the suit or their representatives must be present while the autopsy is being carried out on the corpse.

The judge’s order followed a request made by the counsel to the applicant, G. O. Anyalewechi, that the court gives an order for the coroner’s inquest to be conducted on the corpse to enable the family to bury their son while the matter goes on in court.

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Counsel to the Chief Of Army Staff and the 34 artillery brigade command, Obinze, Owerri, L. B. Berepiki, who did not oppose the application, urged the judge for an extension of time to enable the defendants to file their counter affidavit.

Chibu, the spokesperson for the family, who informed journalists that his younger brother’s wife was delivered of a baby girl last week, said that he was relieved that his brother’s remains would be laid to rest after the coroner’s inquest.

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PUNCH gets two nominations in 2021 Wole Soyinka Award

Two journalists of The Punch Newspaper have been nominated in this year’s edition of the prestigious Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting. The journalists are Olatunji Obasa and Tessy Igomu, with 12 others cutting across various platforms. The annual event is scheduled to hold on December 9, 2021.

According to a press statement, which was signed on Friday, by Executive Director Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Reporting, Motunrayo Alaka, it was revealed that nine of the stories focused on Nigeria’s fragile security apparatus, covering extrajudicial killings, brutality by persons in uniform, human rights abuse, armed banditry as well as the broad issue of insurgency.

The statement partly read, “Veteran cartoonist and painter, Josy Ajiboye, will be decorated with the Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence for his remarkably consistent professional exertions in form of timeless witty cartoons. His works, particularly in his years at Daily Times, which spoke to social-economic and political issues that bordered on social justice.

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“The CLEEN Foundation will be honoured with the Human Rights speciality of the Anti-Corruption Defender Award for its over two decades work promoting public safety, security and accessible justice in Nigeria, especially around improving human rights and accountability mechanism within the Nigeria Police Force. The award also underscores the great contribution of the late Innocent Chukwuma, CLEEN Foundation Founder, who strategically built the organisation to defend the rights of Nigerians to security.”

Alaka noted that the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism alongside its civil society partners would be using the occasion to call the attention of the government to the need to urgently address the worrying state of security in the country, stressing that insecurity toped stories shortlist

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“The finalists are Abiodun Omotosho of Nigerian Pilot, Benedict Uwalaka of Daily Trust, Ibrahim Adeyemi of Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), Kelechukwu Ogu of Rhythm 93.7 FM, Kunle Adebajo of HumAngle, Mary Abayomi-Fatile of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Olatunji Obasa of Punch, Olukunle Akinrinade of The Nation, Omolabake Fasogbon of ThisDay, Sharon Ijasan of TVC News, Taiwo Adebayo of Premium Times, Tessy Igomu of Punch, Victor Asowata of The Will and Zainab Sanni of Agidigbo FM,” Alaka added.

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Bandits kill two, kidnap over 50 in Kaduna village attack

Some bandits in the early hours of Friday, invaded the Ungwan Gimbiya community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two persons while over 50 members of the community were abducted during the attack.

According to a source, the terrorists were said to have stormed the community on Friday, selecting their targets.

It was learnt that no fewer than 13 members of families were visited by the terrorists.

As of the time of filing this report, no official has reacted attack, which comes barely a week after the state government restored telecommunication networks to tackle insecurity in some parts of the state.

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Ungwan Gimbiya, located around Sabo had witnessed a mass exodus of residents from the area following the activities of bandits in the area.

The community is a few kilometers away from Kakau Daji where over 60 worshippers of Emmanuel Baptist Church were kidnapped on Sunday 31, October 2021 during church service.

Two abductees were killed on the spot; two others were shot dead later while one was injured and hospitalised. 61 of the Worshippers are being held captive while the bandits were demanding 99million as a ransom for their release.

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OAU@60: Varsity to honour Femi Adesina, 59 other former students with prestigious award

As the Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State marks its 60th anniversary, on December 4, 2021, the institution will honour Femi Adesina, a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as well as 59 other old students.

Reacting to the news via his Facebook page, Adesina said, “On Saturday, December 4, 2021, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, will honour 60 graduates of the institution, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the great citadel of learning. Glad to get a personal letter from the 11th Vice-Chancellor, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, informing me that I am one of the 60 to be honoured with the Distinguished Great Ife Alumnus Award. Who, me? Yes, me o. Common, simple, ordinary me, being invested with such award of honour.

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“All praise and thanks to our God who has considered me worthy. I am in the number saved by grace. I am also in the number being honoured by Great Ife, an institution I graduated from 35 years ago. It can only be God.

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“Great Ife, as our university is popularly called, is a leading institution of higher learning, research, and training in Africa. I am proud to belong to the only Great Ife in the universe. Any other one is a counterfeit.”

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COVID-19: Get vaccinated, observe safety protocols — Enugu govt

The Enugu State Government on Friday urged all residents above 18 years to get the COVID-19 vaccines to protect themselves, family and colleagues from the continuously mutating virus.

The Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, made the call in Enugu during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Agujiobi said that mass vaccination remained the most effective and successful way of checking COVID-19 spread.

According to him, although the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has not been detected in Enugu State, the state’s disease surveillance officers are on ‘red alert’ to keep the state safe.

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He said the state government had made investments in getting the COVID-19 vaccines to Primary Health Care Centres, and other designated centres in each community.

The permanent secretary said that the jabs are administered free of charge; assuring that the vaccines are safe with no adverse side effects recorded for now in the state.

“The state currently has doses of the vaccine at each of its numerous vaccination points. The vaccines are administered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Sundays. This is courtesy of the huge investment of the state government in that direction,” he said.

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Agujiobi also urged the residents not to drop their guard against the pandemic, adding that social distancing and avoiding crowded areas should be strictly imbibed.

“We will also continue wearing face masks and frequently using our alcohol-based sanitiser on our hands. There is a need to improve our personal, family and neighbourhood hygiene levels to ensure that the virus, other viruses and bacteria are eliminated from our environment,” he said.

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Lagos govt urges clerics to promote peace, unity during sermons

The Lagos State Government on Friday urges clerics to promote peace and unity during weekly sermons.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Elegushi, this call at the 2021 Inter-Faith Parley held in the state, as contained in a statement titled, ‘Governor Sanwo-Olu Calls for Moral Revival Among Citizens to Promote Peace, Security.’

While addressing attendees, Elegushi stated that promoting unity, peace and love during sermons would lead to peaceful and harmonious co-existence in the nation.

He said, “Your weekly sermon on unity, peace, and love must resonate with the people on a weekly basis, while obedience to rule of law and commitment to our Lagos project must remain sacrosanct”.

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The Commissioner also implored the religious leaders to have a more robust relationship to consolidate the gains of collectiveness, adding that the Sanwo-Olu led administration expects clerics to close ranks and check the excesses of exuberant preachers who tend to create enmity among the people.

Earlier in his presentation, the National Director, Fishermen Maximum Output Ministries/Education, Dialogue & Value System Initiatives, Rev. Dr. Kehinde Babarinde, noted that religious leaders must be the guide and critics of the State and not its tools.

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“If the religious body does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority,” Babarinde said.

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CAMA: Court dismisses CAN’s suit against CAC, trade minister

A Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Christian Association of Nigeria against the Corporate Affairs Commission and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, dismissed the suit over the failure of the plaintiff to comply with the law in the name used in filing the originating summons.

“Therefore, this application lacks merit and ought to be dismissed and I hereby make an order dismissing same,” he declared.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while the Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria is the plaintiff in the suit, the CAC and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment are 1st and 2nd defendants respectively.

The plaintiff, in an originating summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/244/2021, had prayed the court to determine “whether Section 839, subsections (1), (7) (a) and (10) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), 2020, is inconsistent with Sections 4(8), 6(6)(b) and 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) which guarantees the plaintiff’s right to freedom of association and the right to seek redress in court.

“Whether the provision of Section 854 of the CAMA is inconsistent with Section 39 of the CFRN which guarantees the right to freedom of expression,” among others.

Part of the reliefs sought by the plaintiff include “a declaration that Section 839(1), (7) (a) and (10) of the CAMA are inconsistent with Section 40 of the CFRN and thus unconstitutional, null and void.

“A declaration that Section 839(1), (7) (a) and (10) of the CAMA are inconsistent with Section 4(8) of the CFRN and thus unconstitutional, null and void.

“A declaration that Section 839(1) and (7) (a) of the CAMA are inconsistent with Section 36(1) of the CFRN and thus unconstitutional, null and void.

“A declaration that Section 839(1) and (7) (a) of the CAMA has a direct effect on the judicial power of the court under Section 6(6) (b) of the CFRN, and Is therefore void.

“An order striking down Sections 839(1), (7) (a) & (10), 842(1) and (2), 843, 851 and 854 of the CAMA for being unconstitutional.

“A declaration that Section 17(2) (a) & (d) of the CAMA demand an impossible and impracticable action; thus, void.

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“An Order striking down Section 17 (2) (a) & (d) of the CAMA for being impracticable and unknown to Law.”

However, in the course of the proceedings, CAN brought an application, praying for an order to amend the originating summons and accompanying processes by replacing the word, “INCORPORATED” with “REGISTERED” in the name of the plaintiff in the suit such that it would read, “The Registered Trustees of the Christian Association of Nigeria.”

The application was filed on the grounds that the name expressed in its certificate of incorporation is the “Registered Trustees of the Christian Association of Nigeria” and not “Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria.”

It stated further that in the originating summons, the plaintiff’s name was inadvertently expressed as “Incorporated Trustees of the Christian Association of Nigeria.”

“This error in the plaintiff’s name was as a result of the inadvertence of counsel.

“The error in the plaintiff’s name is what we seek by this application to rectify,” it added.

The plaintiff argued that it was an oversight on the part of the counsel who prepared the draft of the processes.

In its counter affidavit, the CAC had opposed the plaintiff’s suit, challenging the propriety of the constitution of the parties and competence of the plaintiff.

It argued that “The Incorporated Trustees of the Christian Association of Nigeria;” as a non-juristic person, was unknown to law to institute and maintain the action.

“The plaintiff is not an entity registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act and not one otherwise recognised as being vested with statutory rights of incorporation and bereft of the requisite locus standi, legal capacity or competence to sue and maintain this action eo nomine against the 1st defendant.

“The certificate of incorporation, Exh. P1, is a certificate of Christian Association of Nigeria and not the plaintiff.

“The plaintiff being the party invoking the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court is not a juristic person and incompetent to do so.

“The amendment which the plaintiff seeks is not one to cure a mere misnomer but an amendment to give life to the originating processes by substituting a non-juristic person with a juristic person.

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“The originating process of the plaintiff is incurably defective and cannot be cured by an amendment.

“This court cannot by an order, breathe life on an otherwise lifeless and/or non-existent entity.”

The CAC insisted that granting the application would change the character of the case and would be prejudicial to it.

Delivering judgment, Justice Ekwo said he had taken a look at the certificate of incorporation of the plaintiff attached to the origination summons as Exh. P1 and found that the name on the certificate is ‘The Registered Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria.”

“Further peruse shows that the certificate was issued under the regime of the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act, Cap. 98 of the 1958 LFN on 19th December, 1986.

“This means that the plaintiff was registered before CAMA first came into effect in 1990.

“With this evidence, it means the plaintiff can only sue and be sued in the name on the certificate issued to it on 19th December, 1986,” he said.

He cited a previous case to back his stand.

“There must be consequential order in the circumstance of this case.

“The originating processes in the name of ‘The Registered Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria’ cannot stand.

“Similarly, it is my opinion that this ruling has therefore also resolved the issue in the preliminary objection of the 1st defendant too.

“I find that the plaintiff did not comply with the law in the name used in filing its originating summons.

“Therefore, this application lacks merit and ought to be dismissed and I hereby make an order dismissing same,” he ruled.

The judge added that the ruling affected the foundation of the case going by the defect in the name by which the plaintiff commenced the matter.

“I therefore make an order striking out the entire case. This is the order of this court,” Ekwo held.

(NAN)

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JAMB not producing surplus revenue, says Budget Office DG

The Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, on Friday, said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is not producing surplus revenue.

Akabueze spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme monitored by The PUNCH.

JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has been applauded by many for turning around the revenue generated by the agency established by the government in 1978 “to conduct matriculation examinations for entry into all universities polytechnics and colleges of education in the country and to place suitably qualified candidates in the available places in these institutions”.

During his first term, Oloyede, amongst other reforms, has been noted to have significantly increased the JAMB remittances to the Federal Government. Under his watch, over N30bn has been said to have been remitted to the Federal Government purse, an amount far above what was generated by the Board in its 40 years of existence, before Oloyede came on board.

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Asked why other agencies and departments of government haven’t borrowed a leaf from JAMB to turn around the revenues remitted to the government, Akabueze said the government is looking at plugging leakages to increase federal revenues.

He also said, “I need to clarify what exactly the situation is with respect to JAMB and my friend, Prof Oloyede has done an excellent job but first of all, it is not correct that JAMB is producing a surplus because when you say a surplus, it means you are producing over and above your revenue. JAMB’s cost for staff and all of those are still being paid for by government. And if you take the aggregate of the revenue compared to the aggregate of their cost, it is not a surplus.

“However, what has happened is that their cost having been borne by government, the revenues that they generate from their activities in the past, some individuals in the organisation would find a way of spending them on items that were not appropriated in the budget and (JAMB) put an end to that to say that government has borne our cost and if we generate this revenue, if we net out our cost that is directly attributable to the conduct of exams, the excess, the surplus over that which by government’s fiscal regulations is supposed to be remitted to the consolidated revenue fund, that we will make that remittance, that is basically what has happened.”

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JUST IN: Former Edo State Governor, Igbinedion loses mother at 85

A former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, has lost his mother, Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion.

According to a statement by the former governor, she was 85 years old and she is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The statement reads, “With gratitude to God for a fruitful and eventful life, we announce the transition to glory of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion who joined the Saints in the early hours of December 2, 2021, at the age of 85. She is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

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According to the former governor, the burial arrangement of the late octogenarian would be announced later.

She was a descendant of the popular Ogbebor family of Usen, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the State.

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Pay close attention to children’s moral behaviour, Sanwo-Olu tasks parents

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tasked parents to pay close attention to the morality of their children and wards, to avoid breakdown of peace and security in the nation.

Sanwo-Olu made this call at the 2021 Inter-Faith Parley held in the state on Friday.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Governor Sanwo-Olu Calls For Moral Revival Among Citizens To Promote Peace, Security.’

The Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, also called for moral revival among citizens to promote peace and security necessary for the progress and development of the nation.

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Sanwo-Olu emphasised on the need to ensure that youths are not “misled into towing the wrong path, just as parents must pay close attention to the morality of their children and wards.”

The statement partly read, “While commending the religious leaders for their continuous support, the Governor admonished the clergy to relentlessly preach love and peace among people and also develop a tolerance for others, irrespective of their differences.

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“He reassured the religious leaders of his administration’s commitment to responsive and responsible governance that will continuously create an enabling environment for peaceful co-existence amongst various faiths and worship centres.”

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Former head of global athletics, Lamine Diack dies at 88

The former head of global athletics Lamine Diack, who presided over the sport from 1999 to 2015 but was later convicted for corruption, has died aged 88, his family told AFP.

The Senegalese was head of the International Association of Athletics Federations, now renamed World Athletics.

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Diack, who was also a powerful figure at the International Olympics Committee, was found guilty of corruption by a French court in 2020 for covering up Russian doping cases in exchange for bribes.

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He was sentenced to four years in prison, of which two were suspended, and fined 500,000 euros ($560,000).

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Vulnerable Osun citizens get health insurance cards

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, commenced mass distribution of Osun Health Insurance cards to 69,273 vulnerable citizens in the state.

Osun Health Insurance Agency has successfully enrolled 69,273 vulnerable persons who have been receiving healthcare services in the last two years under the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

A statement by Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said Oyetola while speaking at the flag-off ceremony, held at Ede High School, Ede, explained that the ceremony marked a watershed in the administration’s quest to ensure that no one was left behind in accessing qualitative healthcare.

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“To further strengthen the scheme, we have consistently paid the government’s share of public servants’ health insurance premium which is 3% of workers basic salary and paid the equity grant meant for the provision of treatment and care for the vulnerable/less privileged people in the State free of charge, making us the second in the entire Federation to do so.

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“The programmes have just been completed and the enrolled patients are already receiving treatment for TB across the State, as part of the OHIS Equity Programme for vulnerable persons,” he said.

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Ini Edo confirms surrogacy rumours, opens up about past miscarriages

Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has confirmed rumours of her welcoming a daughter through a surrogate mother.

After days of keeping silent since the rumours began, the actress finally opened up in an interview with Stella Korkus, which was published on Friday.

Surrogacy is a practice where a woman (a surrogate) carries a child for another person through artificial insemination of eggs.

Confirming the news, Edo stated that the daughter was genetically hers because her eggs were used to fertilize the child.

She said, “Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine and so genetically, she’s my blood.

“I chose this path to fulfil my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”

She also mentioned that she had the daughter almost a year ago, stating that she planned on breaking the news herself.

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“I was hoping to talk about her on her first birthday in a few months but mischief makers beat me to it and spoilt the beautiful story with lies,” Edo said.

Reacting to rumours that her child’s father was a married man, identified as Kome, the actress said, “It is so sad that in Nigeria, when a ‘single’ woman is friends with a guy, it must mean to people that they are dating.

“Kome has been my friend for years and that’s what it is, period. He is a responsible family man and doesn’t deserve to be dragged into my motherhood story.”

She then revealed that she opted for a donor because of her fears saying, “I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind.

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“Another major reason I opted for a donor is because it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums.”

During the interview, Edo also opened up about her past miscarriages, pointing out that her experience did not influence her decision on surrogacy.

“I had a series of miscarriages in the past but that wasn’t my reason for going this route .I still hope to carry babies In my womb in the future, God willing,” the actress said.

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BREAKING: Navy frees Comedian Cute Abiola from detention

The Nigerian Navy has freed online Comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad, aka Cute Abiola, from detention, The PUNCH has learnt.

Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Friday.

Cute Abiola was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his colleague in the comedy industry, Debo Adedayo aka Mr Macaroni, raised the alarm that he was nowhere to be found after reporting at his office in Navy Town, Lagos, that same day.

Two days after the alarm was raised, Dahun had announced that the funnyman wasn’t missing but was detained for contravening the military laws by posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media, an act which is said to be in violation of the armed forces’ social media policy.

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Dahun had also added that the comedian failed to show up when called upon to explain himself but only returned after the expiration of his leave on November 15, 2021, and was put behind bars the same day.

Speaking with The PUNCH on Friday, the naval spokesman maintained that Ahmad knowingly violated the armed forces’ social media policy but was given a punishment after he was tried for misconduct and indiscipline.

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He added that the funnyman is no longer in the naval detention as he has been released to serve his punishment.

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