— Published 16 December 2022

A fifth term for Habu Gumel

That’s five for Habu Gumel. The African leader has been re-elected for a fifth term as president of the Nigerian Olympic Committee. The 73-year-old beat his only rival for the top job, Sani Ndanusa, by just two votes – 21 to 19. Habu Gumel, who was first elected to head the National Olympic Committee in 2001, served two consecutive terms until 2010 before being defeated by Sani Ndanusa, who was president of the body in 2010 and 2014. But the former engineer tried his luck again and won his seat for a third and then a fourth term in 2018. Elected as an IOC member in 2009, he served for a decade the Olympic body before becoming an honorary member in 2020.