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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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Dialogue Of Nostalgia (Recap)

PHILIP: Bros Femo, how are things? I hope everything is going fine… ME: To God be the glory, all is well at my end. What about you … your wife, Katia, and baby, Chloe? PHILIP: They are both fine. Only that money is hard to find in this country. I’m not complaining though. ME: Maybe you should start thinking of …

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MY HUMBLE ADVICE ON NFF AND RIO GAMES

As much as many Nigerians would want to look elsewhere and possibly ignore certain irritating actions of some actors in the sports sector, but the patriotic instinct will not let me be. Irritating l say, or else how can one explain the news all over the place on the hiring of a new manager or call it chief coach for …

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STORM, VICTORY, CELERBATION, REST…

Our message this month is an encouragement for faith in the midst of tribulation and the power to carry on when things are going contrary to plan. We are reminded that there is bound to be a time of trial in one’s life, when everything appears going round in a whirlwind and we come under pressure. Anxiety for a way …

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KA’OJE, ABDULLAHI AND AMOS ADAMU LECTURE AFRICA SPORTS’ MANAGERS

It was a gathering of who is who at the 3rd edition of African Sports Management Association international Conference held at the NICON Luxury Hotel in Abuja, last week. The Conference brought together technocrats and other eminent scholars in the sports industry both within Nigeria and beyond. The 3 day Conference was power packed event with three eminent Sports personalities …

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Lessons From Keshi, Amodu…

Torrents of condolence messages, hordes of mourning, solemn interviews and scores of lamentations, all laced with heart-shaking words, spiced with piercing syllables, like a two-edged sword. That is the highlight of the agony that hit Nigerian football, sequel to the deaths of two former coaches of the Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi and Shaibu Amodu. Two shock incidents, candidates for …

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GOD, WHERE IS S. O. K, THE LEGEND?

The early morning breaking news on Wednesday was most devastating to many sport lovers, particularly, football. This will continue to be the major issue for discussion for many years to come. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was no doubt a fulfilled icon in his chosen field. He was an accomplished footballer by all reasonable standard of measurement. He remained the record breaking …

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