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My AWAReS 2016 Experience

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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Can Siasia Win Gold?

The big poser before you today is the question in the headline. Before you search for an answer, I will quickly give you mine, and I am sure it will really surprise you. ‘Yes, Siasia can win gold at Rio 2016!” I believe you are surprised that I am making an affirmative declaration in the under-23 national team, Naija Eagles’ …

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HERE ARE THE REAL PATRIOTS

It is obviously difficult to believe that there are still some very young Nigerians who are genuinely ready to die for the country despite the disappointing and inhuman behaviours of some leaders elected to work and contribute to the growth and development of Nigeria as well as strengthening her human capacity, infrastructural and economical development but were and are still …

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SIASIA’S SECOND CHANCE

(First Published In March 2016) Only three days now separate us from the much-expected first leg game of the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Nigeria and Egypt. As the countdown gets tighter, my mind goes back to October 2011, when the Super Eagles toiled to a 2-2 draw against Guinea at Abuja National Stadium. That match marked the …

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THE LOOMING TSUNAMI

Many scientists are yet to come to terms with the catastrophic annihilation of human existence ever known to human race in modern history. The unimaginable Tsunami of storm and flood that swept away both human and property in East Asia in 2006 can only be akin to the day of old in the land of Sodom and Gomorrah. There seem …

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MANIFESTATION OF EVERY DECLARATION

As the new month begins with the very first day starting the working week, I share with you the words of Jeremiah 29 v 11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” This is a reminder of the fact that …

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OLYMPICS PREPARATIONS AND THE N2.9BILLION DILEMMA

The press and other social media are currently awash with the cries of some athletes for help to raise money for flight tickets for the Rio Olympics with many Nigerians both low and high expressing disgust. It is sad that while athletes are suffering in all fronts as a result of zero level of funding for preparations for the games …

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Let’s Forget Russia 2018

I have chosen to stick out my neck today, with a bold declaration that Nigeria will not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Call me traitor if you would, but I believe the truth is better told early, so we can all brace ourselves for the most likely Dooms Day and avoid any morbid after-effects of reality eventually …

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SACK THEM NOW BEFORE FURTHER EMBARRASSMENT

There are so many issues with our sport and these have been consistent without any sign of abating. It has been a cup full of contaminated waters. It is therefore apparent that there is the urgent need for a drastic action to quickly reposition the sports terrain. It is no longer news that the appointment of the new Super Eagles …

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WE CAN REDUCE THE WASTAGE

The global economic down town should necessarily be a serious concern to most countries if not all. It should be a period when people, organizations and countries should start setting their priorities right. It surely must be a time of what to do with the scarce resources. There are areas that need urgent attention that could be savaged by the …

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