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FEDERATIONS, BODY WITHOUT ENGINE 1

I had assured that the roles and responsibilities of various Boards of Sport Federations will for now continue to be the focus and attention of this column. There is need to examine their roles and responsibilities, particularly, within the last three years of stewardship. It is important to know if they have been able to discharge their mandate in line …

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Gains Of AWAReS Course

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

I promised last week that this week edition will be on the various boards of the sporting federations. There is need to examine their roles and responsibilities, particularly, within the last three years of their stewardship. It is important to know if they have been able to discharge their mandate in line with the road map given to all members …

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MR. PRESIDENT, WE HAVE THEM, WE CAN DO BETTER

Today, l have decided to draw the attention of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Mohammadu Buhari to the fact that the race for meaningful participation at the 2020 Olympics has started as the 2016 Rio games winds down in few days time. Most other countries are already in talent hunt for early discovery of gifted athletes to …

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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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