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My Life Of Many Names

Please pardon me, as I serve up a short profile of my humble self from an angle you may find unusual. I chose this angle because I am amazed by the litany of names that I have been called since the good day mama brought me into the world at Paddington Hospital, London. That day, I was christened Oluwafemi Oreolorun ...

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FEDERATIONS, BODY WITHOUT ENGINE 2

Last week, l started the evaluation of the performances of the current boards of the sporting federations in the country and the effect on the growth and development of our sporting agenda. I had reminded board members of various federations of the road map document that was given to each board member. I also talked about the fact that boards ...

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OVERCOMING ‘NINTH MONTH WORRIES’

Our message this month is laced with words of encouragement to guide you and I through the worrisome days of the last stages of 2016. This is the period commonly referred to as ‘ember months,’ in which many Nigerians are apprehensive of travelling long distances or embarking on regular trips outside their immediate vicinity. The last four months of each ...

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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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