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Indications show that the ASUU strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will still continue for a while at the meeting, held yesterday, with the Federal Government ended in a deadlock. No compromise or decision was reached after the meeting to end the ASUU Strike, which began at 3 p.m and ended at 8:15 p.m on Tuesday. The meeting will continue next week.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, however, stated that government’s discussion with ASUU will continue next week. According to Ngige the delay in calling ASUU for a discussion was caused by the minimum wage negotiation.
He appealed to ASUU to put the interest of students, who are at the receiving end into consideration.
ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, on the other hand, said the union have tendered its request at the meeting and also confirmed that the ASUU Strike meeting has been adjourned till next week.
According to him, no date has been fixed but “we will communicate the date to you tomorrow,” he told newsmen.
He said the union was forced to embark on the strike after its plea for the implementation of the 2009 agreement fell on deaf ears.
Mr Ogunyemi earlier said the government had promised to take action on issues raised in the last MOU signed by the two parties but “it does appear that federal government is dribbling the union.”
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The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, a public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.
The statement signed by the permanent secretary, Dr MB Umar, read:
“While calling on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country, Gen. Dambazau assured that the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country and as such, will put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are credible, free and fair.
“He wishes all Nigerians a joyous and peaceful Eid-El Maulud celebration.”
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The English Premier League hired broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage as chief executive on Tuesday, making her the most powerful female executive in Global sports.
Dinnage will leave her role as Global president of Discovery’s Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Richard Scudamore running the world’s richest soccer competition.
Scudamore was CEO from 1999 to 2014 when he was promoted to executive chairman.
The new structure will see the league have a separate CEO and non-executive chairman again, but the latter position has yet to be filled “It represents the pinnacle of the professional sport and the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and inspirational organisation is a great privilege,” Dinnage said.
“With the support of clubs and the team, I look forward to extending the success of the league for many years to come.” The appointment of Dinnage highlights the league’s focus on broadcasting, as most of its revenue comes from selling television rights. She started her career at MTV Networks and spent the last decade at Discovery.
“We had a very strong field, but Susanna was the outstanding choice given her track record in managing complex businesses through transformation and digital disruption,” said Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who played a role in the appointment. “She is a leading figure in the broadcasting industry, a proven business executive and a great developer of people.”
Scudamore has overseen the value of the Premier League’s broadcasting rights soaring 12-fold to more than 8 billion pounds ($10 billion), with Comcast-owned British pay-TV operator Sky the league’s biggest TV partner. While running Discovery’s British operation last year, Dinnage threatened to remove their portfolio of channels from the Sky platform in a row over costs. “Pay television needs to be about more than just films and football,” Dinnage said. “The consumer can’t be expected to fund all of Sky’s investments and get less and less choice in return.”
Dinnage will not have to negotiate a rights deal with Sky for a couple of years.
Sky, which has aired the Premier League since its inception in 1992, signed a new deal in February worth 3.579 billion pounds to show 128 games per season from 2019 to 2022.
Scudamore’s longevity highlighted his ability to avoid major rows between the clubs, with 14 out of 20 Premier League teams having to agree on any changes to the rules.
Dinnage has to maintain that same unity between the smaller teams and powerful wealthy clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester rivals City and United, who have been pushing for a greater slice of foreign television revenue. She will also have to navigate the league through uncertainty as Britain prepares to leave the European Union in March, with there being big question marks about English clubs’ access to players from the continent if free movement of labour ends.
“Like many other organisations dependent on a combination of domestic and international talent, we are waiting to better understand what the political and regulatory landscape will be after the UK leaves the European Union,” the league said in a separate statement Tuesday.
“Access to talented footballers from across Europe has played a key part in the growth of the Premier League, with match attendance and global interest increasing significantly as high-quality foreign players have taken their place in the competition with and against the best British and Irish players.
“We have held positive discussions with Government about the importance of access to European players for our clubs, and the many cultural and economic benefits a globally popular Premier League brings to the UK.”
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It would be recalled that South Africa defeated Nigeria 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state in the opening Group E game of the qualifiers in June 2017, but Emmanuel Oriakhi, the Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc believes coach Gernot Rohr and his Eagles are motivated to avenge that loss and confirm their ticket to the biennial African football fiesta in Cameroun next year.
“As an official partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, NB Plc is solidly behind the Super Eagles to deliver the goals and the points to seal the very important ticket that will guarantee Nigeria’s return to the Africa Cup of Nations after failing to qualify for the last two editions in 2015 in Equatorial Guinea and 2017 in Gabon,” Oriakhi stated.
Nigerian Breweries Plc, whose brands, Star Lager beer and Amstel Malta are the Official Beer and Official Malt drinks of the Super Eagles respectively has assured NFF and the team of its support all the way to South Africa.
“As the Official Beer and Official Malt drink of the Super Eagles, the two brands will be providing support to players and coaching crews, as well as premium satisfaction to millions of passionate fans that will be cheering the Super Eagles before, during and after Saturday’s game in Johannesburg to secure the ticket to participate in the 32nd edition of Africa’s premier football competition, Cameroun 2019, Oriakhi added further.
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Barca Star Ousmane Dembele is being sued for €20,000 by his former landlord over unpaid rent and the state in which he left his apartment.
The 21-year-old has had a difficult year since leaving Borussia Dortmund for Barcelona in 2017, but he has become the subject of controversy in Germany once again.
His former landlord claims the France international owes €15,000 worth of rent and is demanding a further €5,000 in compensation to repair the damage done to the home.
Dembele is said to have damaged the floors and left rubbish and clothes throughout the flat, as pictures published by Bild showed. Furthermore, the ex-Rennes star did not give back the keys to the property, meaning the locks had to be changed after his departure.
It has taken longer than expected to begin the lawsuit because Dembele’s current address was unknown, leading to the notice being sent directly to Barcelona.
“Mr Dembele is charged by his former landlord to pay €15,000 rent plus €5.000 compensation,” a spokesman for the local court in Dortmund told SID. ” That is the cost to repair some damages: Broken shutters, damaged floors, for example. The garbage which is mentioned in the report [from Bild] is explicitly not part of this proceeding.”
Now that Dembele has been notified of the lawsuit, he has a limited time to respond.
“The receiver now has two to three weeks to respond to these claims,” the spokesman told Der Western. “If he doesn’t there will be a default judgement.”
It is the latest issue facing the attacker, who has been the subject of headlines already in recent weeks.
“Ousmane has been there for a while. He is a bit used to arriving late. He will certainly say that he is not the only one to do it,” he told reporters this week.
“But he must be a little more attentive. He is a player who has known many things already, despite his youth.
“I don’t doubt that he realises that he has to improve these aspects. This is a situation that can be repeated. He must understand this as soon as possible.”
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and members of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council met in Abuja on Wednesday night to strategise ahead of the commencement of the party’s presidential campaign.
The meeting, which was held at the PDP Presidential Campaign office (Legacy House) was attended by notable members of the council.
A correspondent reports that the meeting was the first Atiku held with the members of the campaign council since they were named a few days after the former Vice-President won the party’s presidential nomination.
Those who attended the meeting included the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus; Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is also the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who is the zonal coordinator of the campaign for North-West; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, zonal coordinator, North-East; Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, zonal coordinator, North-Central; Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, zonal coordinator, South-South; and a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who is the zonal coordinator for the South-West.
Others were the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, zonal coordinator, South-East; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Kabiru Turaki, Chairman, Legal Matters; and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom, who is the Chairman, Fund Raising Committee.
The meeting, which started around 9.15pm, ended around 12.28am on Thursday.
Sources at the meeting said Atiku formally informed the members of his desire to run a broad-based campaign devoid of acrimony and that he would want the campaign to be issue-based.
It was also gathered that issues of logistics, funding and how to fill other positions in the campaign council were discussed.
Punch correspondent gathered that a former minister (name withheld) from Kwara State was tipped as a spokesperson for the campaign council.
However, the majority of the attendees were said to have accepted the suggestions but regretted that the person might not be allowed to do the job to avoid the party being accused of nepotism.
The source said, “We have all accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism. That’s why we said the person being suggested as spokesman should not do it. Though he is a good candidate and has the ability to do the job, his state of origin worked against him.
“This is because Saraki who is the DG of the campaign council is from Kwara State while the National Publicity Secretary of the party is from Kogi State. The two states used to be one and both are from the North-Central . That’s why we are beaming our searchlight on another person.”
It was also gathered that the meeting told Atiku to collapse his campaign structure into the PDP Presidential campaign council, as the leadership of the party insisted that there must not be any duplication.
In preparation for the kick-off of the campaign, the party has started the renovation of the Legacy Building, an action that had made some officers relocate from their official offices.
It was gathered that the majority of the officers of the campaign council like Atiku, Saraki and the coordinators would have different offices within the building.
Secondus and members of the National Working Committee of the party were also mandated to call a meeting of the party’s National Executive next week where the budget for the presidential primary would be approved.
The NEC meeting is also expected to ratify the appointment of members of the campaign council.
Buhari described the endorsement of his major opponent in the 2019 presidential poll as inconsequential and lacking in substance, saying that the moment the so-called resolution was announced, he got calls from well-meaning leaders from the region asking him to disregard it, as it was without any substance
COLOSSUS GISTS recalls that Igbo leaders had, at a summit in Enugu State on Wednesday, reportedly endorsed Atiku’s candidacy for the 2019 presidential poll.
President Buhari said that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), got it right from the very beginning – that the major problems facing the country were mainly on security, corruption and the economy.
A statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted the president as saying:
“We have done so much. Given the chance, we will do more. Given every chance, we will tell Nigerians where we were in 2015 and what we have achieved up to now. We will not get tired of speaking about the golden opportunity Nigeria lost during 16 years of the PDP. We earned money, which we didn’t use.
“The state of infrastructure we inherited was terrible – no roads, the railway was killed and power (also was killed). They lacked conscience because anybody with a conscience will not do what they did. We will report them to Nigerians. Let anybody lead this country but not the PDP. They were so reckless with the resources of the country.
“If you ruin the economy, send your children abroad to get an education, won’t they come back? I said it 30 years ago that this is the only country we have. We must stay here and salvage it together.”
The leader of the delegation, Engineer Emeka Ekwuosa and the national chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, informed President Buhari that the Igbos and Southeasterners generally understand the good things he is doing for Nigeria, which they said had unfortunately been misunderstood.
They promised to mobilise support for him in the South East, saying that his re-election will be a national consensus.
My journey so far
All I have to say is thank you to the Almighty Allah for being so kind to me. Talking of the achievements and other things I would only say thank you to Him. I’ve been in the industry for 54 years
It’s quite a long time now. I started in 1964 when I was 12 years old. There have been a lot of changes in the industry since then. You cannot compare those days to nowadays, in terms of so many things, including technology and discipline in the industry. That’s why I said a lot has changed. Even culture itself is dynamic. In those days, there was discipline, but the upcoming ones don’t have respect so much these days, especially for the call time. In those days, you must respect the call time.
About changes in technology, people who started from stage performances had to do it at one take, because there was no opportunity to cut and retake like we are doing now. So, the technology has changed. So many things cause a lack of discipline. For instance, back then, we were doing things without expecting any money, as it was about passion for the job. The job satisfaction itself is enough for us and it is always difficult to manage a business with artistic work, but when you can, it puts food on your table.
I have a lot of productions ongoing
We just concluded a Television Series for Startimes which will start showing soon, and I have some movies that I have just shot, one of which is ‘Ekisa’ but I have a big cinema I’m working on with a working title as, ‘Khaki Boys’. Ekisa movie has a tip from a Yoruba adage, which means my blood is more important than any other person. And for the movie, I have myself, Sola Kosoko, Femi Adebayo, Muyiwa Ademola and a host of others.
I think I had the opportunity to change the style of Yoruba movies
Initially, I didn’t join home videos, as I started with celluloid, together with Ogunde, Ade Love, and Baba Sala. I produced my first movie in 1985, Omo oru nkan in 1987, 1989 I did Eri Okan and at that time they had started home videos but I didn’t join, so also Ade Love and Ogunde didn’t join, because we believed, at that time that home video was not acceptable all over the world. But when the economy started crashing and we needed to survive and sustain our audience, I decided in 1993 to do Asewo Tori Mekka.
The name, Oga Bello came in 1971
There was a programme on TV when we still had NTV Victoria Island and the programme was called Barbie’s Show and it was being anchored by the late Art Alade and was produced by Oladele Bank Olemoh. So, they gave us a segment there for 15 minutes to perform and during the character analysis we were giving ourselves names and my Oga looked at me and was like you are from Ilorin we would be calling you Bello and that’s how it came about on the programme and it is well accepted by people.
Yoruba movies are a passion for me
As I believe, it is through that I can develop my culture and explain better to my target audience. It is not that I haven’t featured in English movies, I have done one or two, but I can’t remember anymore. But if I am invited, I would go but I won’t go and lobby for anything.
I don’t always judge myself or my works
I believe strongly that my fans and people out there are the ones that can judge me. But, anything you want to do, just do it well. We learn, we know it, we practice it and we keep improving on it, as whatever you want to do, you need to move with time. That helped me most, as if I am to be on any work I make adequate research on it.
I’m always happy to meet my fans
Their reactions make me see that they love my job and appreciate all that I am doing. If they don’t, obviously they wouldn’t come around and I’m always happy to relate to them. I also try to maintain such relationships with them.
Nigerians sometimes talk bad about the country
Some Nigerians engage in bad talk about Nigeria and the way they portray our country is too bad. When I come out of my house and I tell you our house is dirty, stinking or smelling that’s how you are going to take it. But when I tell you our house is neat and we do things right that’s how you are going to take. It’s our people from there that portray us in a bad manner. People in foreign countries appreciate us very well, as we are the second in terms of production, even with the little resources at our disposal. The way we portray ourselves is the way they see us, but when they meet you and know you better, they may view you differently.
We are killing our culture
And I would tell you how. As a Yoruba man, I don’t see you speaking Yoruba with your children. So, when you are talking of movies they would prefer to watch English movies instead of movies in Yoruba; isn’t that a way of killing our culture, and everything Yoruba too? Well, that’s number one. Two, we have more audience than they do and I remember the cinema started with us. I remember when I released one of my movies back then, Omo oru nkan, the capacity of the Main Bowl at the National Theatre was 3,600 and we had a full house for 12noon, 3p.m. and 6p.m., until the Cinema culture started.
If you can do your investigation, you would hardly see up to 20 per cent of English Movie producers that have broken even. When you go to film school they would teach you how to make movies with a low budget and I believe we are not yet ripe to be spending so much money on movies. More so, the film houses don’t help Producers, as they would be taking too much of percentage off their works. The Yoruba circle is planning on bringing back our cinema culture.
Using younger actors to play the older persons’ role
It depends on your script, but I call it a very wrong casting for anybody that does that, instead of using an old man that has the experience. But if it is a transition from a younger cast to an older one it’s a different story, as you use that to interpret your cast. Anything other than this means the producer doesn’t know his work.
As the nation moves into election mode with the commencement of election campaigns next week, President Muhammadu Buhari has again, given assurances of his determination to lay a foundation for free, fair and credible elections in the country.
Responding to a speech by a delegation of Imams and senior Islamic scholars from the 36 states of the federation at the State House on Friday, President Buhari said that a number of measures put in place have seen the gradual improvement of elections, as in Edo, Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States from what he described as “dismal and unacceptable levels witnessed in Rivers and Kogi States.”
According to the President,
“What I want to assure Nigerians is that I will continue to pressure the Police and other agencies to do their best to ensure a conducive atmosphere for free and fair elections.”
On the issue of security raised by the religious group, President Buhari said he will continue to nudge security agencies to find lasting solutions, stressing, however, the need for community and religious leaders to play a part in identifying criminals in their midst.
The President thanked the Muslim religious leaders for recognizing the various achievements of the administration especially, in dealing with security, fighting corruption and progress in agriculture.
“I am not satisfied with the reporting of agriculture. Millions of our citizens have returned to the farms with many leaving white collar jobs for opportunities in agriculture,” he noted.
The leader of the delegation, Dr Khalid Aliyu, who is the Secretary-General of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, had lavishly praised the President’s achievements in key areas of his campaign in 2015 namely, security, corruption and the economy.
According to him, “So far, so good, the government has gone a long way in meeting its promises.”
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, stated that his vision and objectives for Nigeria are very clear and he is on course to achieve them.
Speaking when he received members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by its President, Reverend (Dr,) Samson Ayokunle in State House, Abuja, President Buhari said he is doing his best to fulfil his electoral promises of securing the country, fighting corruption and resuscitating the economy.
President Buhari said that fighting corruption takes longer time especially with the need to adhere to the rule of law.
“It is on record that some cases initiated by the anti-graft bodies since 2003 are yet to be concluded. We will, however, not be discouraged. Where monies have been recovered, such monies will not find their way back to the looters as I have directed EFCC to account for every money it has recovered and put them in a dedicated account,” President Buhari said.
Responding to the request of the CAN for an overhaul of the intelligence gathering system, President Buhari said the burden of intelligence gathering involves everyone especially district heads, traditional rulers, opinion leaders and especially religious leaders that are very close to the grassroots. He added that bandits who are operating in various communities live among the people and enjoined leaders of thought in various communities to avail security agencies of information about the criminals.
President Buhari also told the visitors that he had assurances from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that the 2019 elections will be free and fair as he has been a victim of fraudulent elections and beneficiary of a free and fair election in the past.
“When I decided to put on this Agbada to see what the people are seeing in it, I tried three times, 2003, 2007 and 2011, but the fourth time, in 2015, I succeeded. We thank God and technology in the form of permanent voters card and card reader because what they used to do was to look at constituencies, award the votes and then they will say whoever didn’t agree should go to court. When people are looking for what to eat, where do they have the money to go to court to pay the SANs?” President Buhari said.
On farmers and herders clashes, President Buhari told the visitors that the government was working towards finding a lasting solution to it.
The CAN delegation had lauded the President for his efforts in fighting corruption, the initiatives to stem the tide of unemployment, the various efforts aimed at revamping the economy, the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and the implementation of the Bank Verification Number and the Treasury Single Account.
They, however, called on the President, to, ensure that the security agencies are non-partisan as we head to 2019 elections; restore peace to troubled spots in Northern parts of the country especially in the Garshish District of Plateau State, and institute a judicial panel of enquiry to look into the killings in the North Central particularly the murder of Major General Idris Alkali (rtd) and the Royal Highness of the Adara Kingdom in Kaduna, Dr Maiwada Raphael Galadima.
They also called on the President to; ensure that Nigeria does not go back into recession; urgently resolve the issue of minimum wage and to task the security agencies to ensure the release of Miss Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls still in captivity.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has been conferred with the prestigious Polio Champion Award in recognition of his uncommon commitment and leadership in the polio eradication programme in Nigeria.
Rotary International President, Mr Barry Rassin, who is on a four-day official visit to Nigeria, presented the award to President Buhari, Thursday, at State House, Abuja.
The Polio Champion Award was instituted by Rotary International in 1995 to recognize and appreciate Heads of Governments and organisations that have played a key role in polio eradication around the world.
The last recipient of the Award was Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada. Other past recipients include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Receiving the award, the Nigerian leader, while thanking Rotary International for the honour, lauded their commitment to humanitarian work across the globe.
‘‘Rotary International is well known to my generation. Your work is really humanitarian; no amount of materialism can pay you for what you have been doing and we thank you very much.
‘‘I am pleased with the efforts of Rotary International, you are champions of the weak, and I pray that God will abundantly pay you for your humanitarian services. I am also pleased that I have a competent Health Minister, who supervises the work,” the President said.
Earlier in his remarks, Mr Rassin, while commending the President for providing significant leadership in the efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria, advocated for increased political and financial commitments at all levels for routine immunization and primary health care strengthening.
He also commended President Buhari for his commitment to Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) by expanding the presidential task force on polio to include state governors shortly after he took office in 2015.
‘‘You are an inspiration to your country’’, the Rotary president, who was accompanied by his wife, Esther, and other senior Rotarians in Nigeria, told President Buhari.
He said Rotary has contributed $1.7 billion to the global effort to eradicate polio, of which $270m was expended in Nigeria.
‘‘We have come a long way from 1985 when polio was crippling 350,000 children annually in 125 countries of the world to 27 cases in two countries. But even one child paralysed by polio is one child too many. We need to end polio now,’’ Rassin said, adding that Nigeria has not recorded any case of polio in the last 27 months, nine months away from ‘‘possible certification of eradication.’’.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and his family enjoyed a dinner in London as he made a return to the United Kingdom.
Ronaldo who made a return to England to face his former side Manchester United last month was again in the spotlight as he took his partner Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Jnr to a dinner at a new restaurant in London named Zela.
The new restaurant Zela has a Japanese setting with a Mediterranean fusion owned by Mabel hospitality and has a partnership with popular tennis star Rafael Nadal who is a good friend of Ronaldo and popular singer Enrique Iglesias who have ambassadorial roles.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Jnr
Ronaldo did not just visit England for the restaurant as he and his partner were also present for the ATP Finals between Novak Djokovic and John Isner O2 Arena.
Ronaldo and his partner were also at the Royal Opera House according to a post on Georgina's official Instagram account where she posted a picture of her in the Arena thanking him with a message that said, "dreams come true."
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo took Georgina Rodriguez to the O2 Arena (Instagram/Georgina Rodriguez )
Like he did with his Halloween family picture, Ronaldo also posted a message on his official Instagram account to confirm his return to England, Ronaldo said, "About last night! Amazing dinner at @zelalondon."
Ronaldo is currently enjoying his continuous omission from the Portuguese national team as they prepare for UEFA Nations League fixtures against Poland and a friendly against Italy.
He has not played for his country since Portugal exited the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in the round of 16 by Uruguay
Ronaldo is expected to return to training ahead of Juventus next league fixture against SPAL on Saturday, November 24.