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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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FEDERATIONS BODY WITHOUT ENGINE 3

The last two editions of this column Addressed the salient but fundamental problems that had played some significant roles in the myriad clogs militating against the growth and development of the administration of sports in the country. In the previous two editions, the incompetence of some board members was laid bare as one of the factors responsible for Nigeria misfortune ...

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Chevron, AWAReS, PAU & Me

DATELINE: Sunday, July 17, 2016; SportsDay CEO/Editor-in-chief, Ben Alaiya stepped into my office and informed me: “Your name has been submitted for a course sponsored by Chevron. You will be starting the course tomorrow at Pan-Atlantic University. Call Ibe Ojo, so he will give you all the details.” That marked the beginning of an adventure into a novel area of ...

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FEDERATIONS BODY WITHOUT ENGINE 3

The last two editions of this column Addressed the salient but fundamental problems that had played some significant roles in the myriad clogs militating against the growth and development of the administration of sports in the country. In the previous two editions, the incompetence of some board members was laid bare as one of the factors responsible for Nigeria misfortune ...

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