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Ilorin gets Gold Cup pre-season hosting right 

Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi...last season's winners of the Gold Cup

*As Yusuf Fresh pledges support Organisers of Gold Cup pre-season tournament have concluded plans to stage the fifth edition of Nigeria’s most glamorous pre-season tourney in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi are defending champions after they defeated Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM FC) …

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Ekiti: Time to roll up our sleeves 

Like a Half-Cut Egg, Òrólè Stands… like an Olópà's cap, Olósùnta poses for my camera...Ekiti

*This is not the Ekiti of my youth From Babafemi Ojudu  One of the things I love doing is driving through the streets and towns of Ekiti State. It was a dream when I was a boy with no hope of ever getting behind the wheels of a car. It’s …

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Athletics: Naming and shaming the evils. Part 2

Leaking Parallax, Olajide Fashikun...Immigrations

*Exorcism starts from the day evil source is known This piece was published on Thursday 27th October 2011. It title then was: “scandals of sexual nature in Nigerian athletics.” Enjoy the full piece verbatim as published. “A female long jump champion was beaten by her boyfriend in Algeria during the …

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NAFDAC Crisis: FG approves immediate retirement of DG

NAFDAC head office

*Mr. Ademola Andrew Magbojuri emerges as Acting Director General By Oluwole Francis As a consequence of the imminent appointment of a substantive head for the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Federal Government has approved the retirement of the acting Director General, Mrs Yetunde Oni. …

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Orbih, BFN President, visits Emir of Katsina

Frank Orbih visits Emir of Katsina

*To host national badminton championship in November *Badminton Hall of Fame holds in January As part of his efforts towards repositioning the game of badminton in Nigeria, the President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Barrister Francis Orbih and members of the board have embarked on states’ visit. They …

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Scrabble: Nigel, Jighere, Ayorinde storm Uyo

Saidu Ayorinde...the new African Scrabble champion...Nigel coming

*11 Kenyans too join the chase for Godswill Akpabio Barely a week before Nigeria’s all-important Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the Chipolopolo of Zambia, not less than 270 Scrabble players from across the globe are expected in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, for the annual Godswill Akpabio …

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Olorunda LG FC are Ogunjobi Golden Cup champions

Barrister Seyi Akinwumi presenting the trophy to the captain of Olorunda FC while Chief Ogunjobi watches

*Nation’s creme la creme storm Oshogbo for event Olorunda Local Government FC of Oshogbo, have emerged winners of the second edition of the Ogunjobi Golden Cup after beating Yaa Jamiu Isibo FC of Ede 2-0. Two second half goals was what the new kings needed to beat their foe in …

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Women journalists organise rallies against rape

Women journalists raise protest against rape

*NAWOJ partners Black diamond against rape Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with Black Diamond Support Foundation on Saturday in Jos staged rallies to create awareness on the rising cases of rape and child molestation in the society. During the rallies which took place at markets within the …

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Youth Games: Kwara athletes locked out for debts


*FCT storms Ilorin with 135 athletes hosts of the Nigeria Youth Games were locked out of the accommodation facilities forcing the athletes to sleep in available spaces like classrooms when the event opened on Thursday. Their offence? The state was alleged to be owing the University in previous activity. Apart …

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