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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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Lagerbäck, Iceland, Nigeria…

Last weekend’s 1-1 draw between Iceland and Hungary at Euro 2016 confirmed that the unheralded debutants from the North Pole indeed have something up their sleeves. The result, and the fact that Hungary, who earlier beat Austria 2-0 in their opening match, had to come from behind to force a late equaliser against Iceland showed that ‘the cold nation’ really …

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I Remember June 10 & 13

I thought I remembered everything in my five-part serial on ‘Grassroots Memories,’ until Saturday before last, when one of the players I had the privilege of nurturing, Augustine Vangelis Izegbe (aka Kelly Iserhen) called me from Britain. A pleasant surprise it was, considering that the last time I spoke with him was six years back and he was then in …

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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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GOOD TIDINGS FOR THE SIXTH MONTH

Good news has come your way at the start of this month, as we mark the half way mark for the year 2016. It is not only the half way mark, but also a time to note that the countdown has started to the day we shall all once again celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. That will …

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