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French Footballer Frank Ribery To Sue CNN For $1.5m Over Image Rights Infringement With Cryotherapy Photo

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France and Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is seeking $1.5 million in damages from US cable news channel CNN for using his image in a story about the death of a woman in a cryotherapy chamber, his lawyer said on Friday.
CNN ran a story last month, exactly on October 28 about the death of Chelsea Ake-Salvacion, a 24-year-old American woman who was found dead in a cryotherapy tank in a Nevada spa.
CNN used a photo showing Franck Ribery’s head while the footballer used a similar machine, which many high-level sportsmen often do. An error on the cable network’s part, as they immediately took down the picture and post but that was not enough to stop people from noticing.
“It results from this publication that the photograph of Mr. Franck Ribery has been associated to a woman’s death related to the cryotherapy treatment,” Ribery’s lawyer Carlo Alberto Brusa said.
“Mr. Franck Ribery, a world-famous professional soccer player and former member of the France national soccer team, has never given his permission and consent to the use of this photograph — and therefore of his image — related to the aforesaid publication.”
Brusa said the use of the photo was an “illegal association, which constitutes an infringement of the personality rights and the French image right, is a wrongdoing for which you are responsible and which obliges you to repair all the damages suffered by Mr. Franck Ribery and his family following this morbid publication and the public reactions provoked”.

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#EndSARS: 11-year-old boy released from police custody in Edo

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#EndSARS: 11-year-old boy released from police custody in Edo

Human Rights Advocate, Kola Edokpayi, has confirmed the release of an 11-year-old boy, Gift Osayuhi, from police custody in Edo.

Osayuhi was arrested over his alleged involvement in burning down a police station during the end SARS protest against police brutality.

This was disclosed by Edokpayi n a statement released on Saturday.

Osayuhi was arrested for allegedly joining the gang of hoodlums that attacked Oba Market police station at Evbuotubu area of Benin City. After the attack, the young boy was said to have worn the uniform of a police sergeant and declared himself as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Confirming the development on Friday October 30, Mr Edokpayi thanked the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Johnson Kokumo and the State Ministry of Justice for their understanding and cooperation.

He also disclosed that the boy, whose mother is a widow, said that his dream is to become the IGP.

“We have been able to secure the unconditional release of the 11-year-old boy by name Gift Osayuhi whose picture went viral on social media yesterday for allegedly joining some miscreants to break into Oba Market Police station, took their police Uniform, wore it and declared himself as the new IG of Police during the ENDSARS protest. The boy was released to us after we undertook to rehabilitate and reform him,” said Mr Edokpayi.

“The young boy said his dream is to become the IG of Police and we also undertook to ensure the boy is giving a proper education so as to help him achieve his dream. We sincerely thank Edo State Commissioner of Police and Edo State Ministry of Justice for the kind understanding and cooperation. We also met with his mother who told she is a widow who takes care of the children alone and the little boy usually assist her to sell water and drinks in Ring Road.”

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Federal Polytechnic Oko issues dress code for students

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Federal Polytechnic Oko new dress code for students is currently the talk of social media

A document has been distributed to students of Federal Polytechnic Oko to make them aware of the dress code in the institution and social media users are outraged.

The document reads, War Against Indecent Dressing (WAID) in Federal Polytechnic Oko then goes on to list what is not acceptable in the tertiary institution as regards fashion.

For the women, the code bans things like skirt with slit above knees, off-shoulder dresses and tops, sleeveless dresses and tops, rugged jeans and low waist trousers, lengthy and coloured braids, coloured hair, long artificial lashes, bandana hairband, bogus fashion jewelries and more.

For the male students, they banned long and bushy hair/beard, braids, dread lock and coloured hair, rugged jeans, kaftan without trousers, inscription on hair cut, T-shirts and jeans with immoral messages and more.

Nigerians have reacted, calling the dress code “ridiculous”

@zennyharry wrote:

“Someone shared this with me on Facebook.

Apparently this is the dress code issued by a Federal Polytechnic in Anambra state.

How ridiculous is this?

Institutions subjugating citizens and subjects. Does it not end?”

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Nigerian Police officer selected for UN Police Award

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Nigerian Police officer selected for UN Police Award

A Nigerian policewoman, CSP Catherine Ugorji, has been selected as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020.

 

Ugorji joined the Nigeria Police Force in 2003 and served as a criminal investigator from the local to regional level, Child Protection Officer, Divisional Crime Officer up to Acting Deputy Commander of the Ogudu Police Division in Lagos.

The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix in a press statement released by the National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Nigeria Oluseyi Soremekun, averred that she exemplifies the best of UN policing.

Of the 1,300 UN policewomen deployed in UN peacekeeping operations, the Nigerian police officer who is currently serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) made the 21-women list for the award.

The award would be presented during a virtual ceremony presided over by Mr Lacroix on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Luis Carrilho, UN Police Advisor who congratulated Ugorji for being chosen as a runner-up, described her leadership of “three Formed Police Units(FPU) in Gao” as remarkable.

Carrilho said;

“Catherine has introduced tactical operations that have been instrumental in reducing crime in the area, in support of the Malian security forces and the host population.

“In addition to this very demanding role, Chief Superintendent Ugorji has worked diligently to improve living conditions for women police officers so they can serve safely and with dignity.”

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