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Everything We Do Na God Win

Ben Alaiya

(Credit To Korede Bello) It’s been an interesting year, months and weeks for Nigerian football and the drama has not yet abated as the combatants still think they hold the ace at a time when most of them have been crying for change, albeit in fake nuances. I must confess that I got the inspiration to write this piece from ...

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GAMES, AS IN SPORTS AND POLITICS

In those days there were positions of Game masters in our schools. I ’m sure they are still in existence in many of the schools if not all even now. Many will still recall the excitement and the joy of victory of one school over the other in competitions. The disgust, pains as evidenced in the gloomy and long faces ...

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April For Resurrection

My message this month is based on the globally acknowledged and realistic conception of April as a reflection of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is the crux of the matter for the fourth month of the year 2015, as I declare a divine resurrection for anything that has gone wrong in your life since the start of ...

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Enyeama And The Call For Replacement

There was an easterly wind blowing around and carrying the sound of waves which I have paid more attention to than ever. So far as other fugitive sounds were concerned, they were the same as silence. I do not know about others who were with me at that moment. But I found myself listening and scrutinizing with an extraordinary attention ...

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Playing God With Nigerian Football

Ben Alaiya

Last week the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Federal Republic , Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, shocked the entire globe when before final elections announcements were made he called his opponent to congratulate him and told all and sundry that his Presidency was not worth any human blood. The opposition is still in quandary as to that singular act of ...

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EMPLOYMENT GENERATION, SPORT IS HANDY

In line with the mood of the nation as can be seen all over the country, Nigeria as the most populous country in Africa and indeed as the most populous black nation in the world has demonstrated that she has the capacity to be the leading light in Africa. I felt twenty times taller and surely shoulder high with great ...

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Encounter With Adebule

Last Saturday’s elections turned out to be highly rewarding, historic and educative for us at SportsDay, as we put aside our sports talents for the time being and became ‘general beat’ reporters, in the service of motherland Nigeria. Kudos to SportsDay CEO, Ben Alaiya for approving a proposal by National Weekender editor, Desmond Ekwueme for a joint-expedition by staff on ...

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TABLE TURNED

I cannot say much about the friendly match we played against Uganda on the 25th of March because I was neither at the stadium nor was I able to watch the match while it was on-going. On that day, I was accompanied my editor to the premiere of ‘Fanz Championship’, a popular MTN football quiz game show. My Editor, Mr. ...

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Turning In The Widening Gyre

Ben Alaiya

First I must apologise to my numerous readers for being away for over three years. It was national duty that called and I believe that I would have compromised my position as a member of the Super Eagles crew if I was to maintain this column. Even as I didn’t enemies were more than friends as I tried to discharge ...

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THINKING ALIKE, SHARING SAME VIEW

It was cheering news to me to read in the media that the new General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed was quoted to have assured the nation that the fire outbreak that gutted the account and other sensitive sections of the NFF secretariat immediately after the Brazil 2014 World cup would be revisited. It is ...

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