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Amidst doping allegations, Buhari refuses to reward 4x100m women relay team

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Team Nigeria’s gold medal winning 4x100m women’s relay quartet from the last Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was conspicuously missing in the list of recipients for cash and national awards from President Muhammadu Buhari.

The winning quartet comprises Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Tobi Amusan and Grace Nwokocha, who has been provisionally suspended for allegedly using prohibited performance enhancing steroids.

The suspended Nwokocha ran the anchor leg as Team Nigeria won the gold ahead of England and Jamaica with a new African record of 42.10s.

However, because of the findings of the Athletics Integrity Unit, which earlier this month issued Nwokocha’s suspension because of the Presence/Use of Prohibited Substances (Ostarine and Ligandrol), both the gold medal and the African Record risk being thrown out.

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President Buhari, at a reception held on Thursday, doled out N200 million to various categories of athletes for their performances at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships in Oregon.

The Women’s 4x100m Relay was not mentioned on the list that PREMIUM TIMES obtained, in contrast to the Men’s 4x100m Relay team that took third place, and were captured in Category D. They thus received N1.5 million and the National Honour of Federal Republic Medal One.

Nwokocha and her colleagues should have been captured in Category B, which was made of other Gold medallists from Birmingham.

Those in this category got N4.5m and Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) approved for them.

Tobi Amusan and Favour Ofili, who are part of the tainted relay quartet, still enjoyed Thursday’s largesse because of their other individual performances.

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Amusan was in the Category A where she got N4.5m and Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) for her World record feat and multiple gold medals at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

For Ofili, her 200m Silver medal earned her a spot in Category C, where athletes were rewarded with N2.5m and the Federal Republic Medal One honour.

The B Sample of Nwokocha is still being expected to see if she would come clean and the gold medal and record would therefore remain, therefore it is unclear if the decision to leave out the relay team is based on confidential knowledge.

Though some analysts, based on precedence, suggest there is little to no chance of the B Sample returning a different outcome.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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