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House Committee on Sports and Sports Federations’ Elections

In 1990, more than 25 years ago, I published a book titled “Sports Administration in Nigeria” which was generously launched by the inimitable Pillar of Sports of blessed memory, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. In the prologue, after enumerating some of the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams at that time including the first Under 17 Soccer World Cup, I wrote: …

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MAY MUST BRING DOUBLE GRACE

As we roll along in the fifth month of 2017, my prayer for you is that double grace MUST come your way in the forthcoming days and now. Though the month reflects doubt (i.e. good things MAY happen), I decree that MUT is the word you and I will hold unto this month, because we are relying on the God …

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MEMORIES OF PAUL HAMILTON

It is with a heavy heart that I put these few words together, as I join the Nigerian football community to mourn the passing on of former national team star and coach, Paul Ebiye Hamilton. So sad I am that it should not have been mourning time but a celebration of life for one of the legends of Nigerian football, …

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FOURTH MONTH FOR ABUNDANCE

A cool breeze of glorious expectation is rolling across the land, with bright signs of an impending shower that will hold in its cool, crystal clear drops abundance of blessings for you and I. That is the message of April 2017, as we roll through the fourth month of the year, with promises of God’s divine touch that will shower …

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PECULIAR PEOPLE REIGN IN THIRD MONTH

Our words of encouragement for the third month of 2017 are filled with memories of God’s love for us, and His promises that, once you believe in the efficacy of His ways and follow His words, you will be ranked among His chosen people. Not only are you and I confirmed among the chosen generation of God’s beloved ones, The …

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MONTH FOR MULTIPLICATION & FRUITFULNESS

The message to encourage you and I all through this month is the symbolic movement from one to two that February connotes. We have now entered the second month of the year, which means that God has added another phase of 2017 to our lives and it means there is cause to rejoice. However, it is not just about adding …

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Why Footballers Underachieve…

I have decided to rejig this article in order to provide a clearer picture of the view I raised in the previous piece, which I titled ‘Oduamadi, Hassan, Onyemah, Raheem.’ It was an article in which I tried to highlight the plight of four really talented players I had the pleasure of working with during their formative days at National …

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CONGRESS FOR ALL FEDERATIONS

One of the most needed reform in Nigeria’s sports agenda is that federations be made to mandatorily hold congress as at when due in line with international best practices. This has been clearly missing in all the federations, except the NFF. Despite the pitfalls of the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, one of its unique organs is the congress …

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12th Month Victory

Our message this month is about the all-round celebration that lies ahead of you and I for the ultimate victory that is coming our way in the last month of this year, 2016. It has indeed been a year of tough times and turbulence, with the economic recession in Nigeria resulting into untold struggles and downturn of fortunes. However, the …

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CONGRESS FOR ALL FEDERATIONS

One of the most needed reform in Nigeria’s sports agenda is that federations be made to mandatorily hold congress as at when due in line with international best practices. This has been clearly missing in all the federations, except the NFF. Despite the pitfalls of the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, one of its unique organs is the congress …

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