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THE PERFECT STORM

How shall I tell what we have heard? The tower is not all broken- here and there the legacies still stand, the glass house in Zurich still stands too like a great tree in a forest, and the birds nest high. Yes, the birds nest high; watching carefully to see where the next meal is going to come from. They …

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Warri Wolves As Metaphor For Disaster

Ben Alaiya

It was another bleak weekend for club football in Nigeria, as Warri Wolves FC, the last hope for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup crashed out of the championship to AC Leopard De Dolisie. After losing the first leg 3-0, Wolves could only manage a 3-1 home win to lose by 4-3 on aggregate. The club managed by …

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Good Tidings Of June

My epistle for this month is about good tidings coming the way of the believer, with a verdict that the new month is bringing forth manifestations of fresh grace; because “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and …

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BUHARI, THE TEAM MANAGER, KINDLY CHANGE THE GAME TEMPO

The political game in Nigeria has never been this awesome. The game has generated a great deal of overwhelming interest. There is hardly anybody on the border line. Nobody seems to be hiding where he or she truly belongs. Expectations from this team is no doubt very high and it is apparent the fans or call them the spectators or …

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Fly, Eagles Fly But…

Ben Alaiya

…Super Falcons Of Hope Like the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation declared in the course of time, activities in the NFF is going to be very tight. Whether those who made the declarations know the implications of their conclusions is another story for a latter day. But the times are already upon us and the Flying Eagles have commenced …

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BUHARI, THE TEAM MANAGER, KINDLY CHANGE THE GAME TEMPO

As you are reading this piece today, the inauguration of the new government must have either commenced or that is about to start or that it has just been concluded. It certainly has been a long drawn journey. It’s been months moving to weeks and then to days, sliding to hours and then minutes to seconds. The political game in …

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Prayer For Flying Eagles

Father, in the name of Jesus, Eternal Rock of Ages, Ancient of Days, once again I solemnly come before your altar, as I go on my knees of deep supplication for Nigeria’s youth national team, Flying Eagles, who will commence healthy hostilities at this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup when they play against Brazil on Monday in New Zealand. Dear …

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Success And Its Burden

It has been a success story right from the blast of the whistle. When they were being assembled into a formidable arsenal, not many thought they would go this far. Bringing them together was a rigorous one. So many picking and dropping and dropping and picking just to get the perfect match for each position. Hasn’t it been said in …

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Mike Emenalo On My Mind

Ben Alaiya

It was a fitting end to the English Premier League last Sunday, with the club of Roman Abrahamovic, managed by the loquacious Jose Mourinho winning the title. The Chelsea team, no matter the hate war against them, were by far the best team this season, with Arsenal coming a close second even when they ended up third on the final …

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POLITICAL GAME, ACTORS AND SPECTATORS

Mandate will today veer into a game that is more political in the real sense of it. The current political happenings in the country have been a kind of sword with two edges. That the PDP lost the last general election is no longer news. Also that the APC won the election and will be sworn-in on the 29th of …

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