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Kitchen And Other Room

I am inspired to put these words together on the above subject matter after coming across an article by senior colleague, Ray Ekpu on the back page of The Guardian newspaper of Tuesday, November 1, 2016. In the said article (Aisha Howitzer), which was quite incisive, detailed and exploratory, Ekpu toed the line of several Nigerians in tagging President Muhammadu …

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THE NFF CULTURE OF DEBT

Apologies for being unable to keep the promise l made last week to continue with other recommendations of the Mr. Godwin Kienka Committee on sport Reform in the country. The outburst of Coach Samson Siasia over his several months of unpaid salary arrears jolted and practically bursted the relative calm or should I say perceived calm of nerves between the …

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JUDGMENT MONTH & PROMISE OF JOY

Welcome to the 11th month of 2016. Our message this month has caution and expectation, as we are warned against flouting God’s commandments, yet reassured of happy moments once we stay steadfast in His ways. As we enter the eleventh hour of the year, just one more to go, we are faced with a warning that days of choler and …

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EARLY ACTION ON THIS AND OTHERS, PLEASE

The Sport Reform Committee, led by Godwin Kienka, has since concluded it assignment. It has also submitted its report to the Minister of Sports and Youth development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, who instituted the Committee. The need to holistically look at the various problems that had become the lots of the growth and development of sport administration in Nigeria cannot be …

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THE MONTH OF INDEPENENCE

It’s the month of Independence in Nigeria, and we can all key into the prophecy of freedom from all manner of sorrow, limitations and infirmities. The expectation for this month is a rain of gladness for us all, and a herald about the advent of happy days after hours of abstinence and sacrifice. Have you been waiting upon the Lord …

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EARLY ACTION ON THIS AND OTHERS, PLEASE

The Godwin Kienka led Sport Reform Committee has since concluded it assignment. It has also submitted it’s report to the Minister of Sports and Youth development, Barr. Solomon Dalung who instituted the Committee. The need to holistically look at the various problems that had become the lots of the growth and development of sport administration in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. …

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THE BLAME GAME

This piece was actually meant for the October 1st national day celebration in Nigeria. Nigeria, no doubt is greatly a blessed country of immeasurable endowment. A wonderful country blessed with milk and honey. This, we have heard for too long period of time. Surely, we have heard enough of this. Yes, it is true that this was almost adopted as …

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Oduamadi, Riliwan, Epa, Onyemah

Today, I have chosen to go personal once again, as I reflect on the debilitating stories of four footballers I had the privilege of contributing to their early growth as coordinator of now defunct Surulere, Lagos-based youth soccer centre of excellence, National Grassroots Dream Team. It’s a four-pronged tale of different fortunes for the best youngsters I worked with – …

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THE ROTTING GAME

Today, l have Decided to veer into another game of sort, other than the usual Sporting issues. The Nigeria public must have been enjoying the gate free on-going game, call it unsolicited free meals being dished out from the Nigeria House of Representatives. Call it House of Commotion, you may not be wrong. The country and indeed the entire world …

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10TH MONTH GLADNESS

Welcome to the last quarter of 2016, starting with the month of double grace, with promises of gladness in abundance for you and me. It’s the month of Independence in Nigeria, and we can all key into the prophecy of freedom from all manner of sorrow, limitations and infirmities. The expectation for this month is a rain of gladness for …

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