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Ifeanyi Ubah: Loved in good times, forgotten in hard times

Ifeanyi Ubah and football are friends but where are his football friends now that he is in trouble

*His many good works should have held his friends behind him Emergence of Chief Ifeanyi Ubah into Nigeria football was greeted with pump and pageantry. He had been a member of the Anambra state football Association for many years but not much was heard of this billionaire whose inroads into …

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Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu: Service to humanity with a difference

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu...taking the Breast cancer campaign to schools

*Time for a new dawn in Ondo State From Ayokunle Ikusemiju The unprecedented humanitarian support and concern to societal and family development exhibited by the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has been widely heard and discussed at different forum beyond the shores of Ondo State. These …

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Biafra 50 years after -Reconciliation: What have we learned?

Biafra at 50 celebration

From Uzodinma Nwala  Introduction. Before I thank the organisers of this Conference and pay my tribute to the Memory of my friend, late Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, in whose Foundation Center this historic event is being organised, let me quickly dismiss certain lingering pernicious fallacies that have dominated all discussion …

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DFID’s justice for all programme: six years after

DFID Justice 4 All programme in Enugu State

*Nigerians rue end  of the Justice4All programme From Walter Duru Ecclesiastes 3:1–8 is a popular passage in the Holy Bible that deals with the cyclical nature of life and says that there is time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: “a time to be born …

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Political suicide and desperations in obvious quarters

Political suicide

*Their coup story is an after thought From Olalekan Adigun They have killed him several times, yet he refused to die. They have told us he would never win, yet he won. They said that, by this time in his presidency, all Nigerians would have become Muslims. To actualise their …

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2018 guber: Osun debt profile and Aregbesola’s chievement

Rauf Aregbesola Osun Governor...attacks Omisore back

*Truth that needs to be understood From Inwalomhe Donald As the people of Osun State warm up for 2018 electioneering campaigns for governorship election, cheap propaganda about Osun debt thrives and make waves in the print, electronic and social media. The Osun debt issue is more political than economic because …

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Why is the House of Reps dancing in the mud of sports politics?

Nigerian House of Reps pass Stamp Duty Bill

*House Committee on Sports and Sports Federations’ Elections From Godwin Kienka In 1990, more than 25 years ago, I published a book titled “Sports Administration in Nigeria” which was generously launched by the inimitable Pillar of Sports of blessed memory, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. In the prologue, after enumerating some …

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Why Dalung’s national sports reform must succeed

Solomon Dalung, Habu Gumel and Tunde Popoola...election guidelines watered down

*Surgery is needed to heal the tumour in our sports From Sadiq Abdullahi Since the colossal failure of the Nigerian contingent at the 1988 Olympics, the Federal government realized that a tumour was growing in the sports sector and the tumour must be checked. But by the 2016 Olympics, the …

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Can Kogi Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello learn from Goodluck Jonathan?

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State...pay workers

*Both men are from minority groups From Shaibu Stephen Ojate Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello shares some political similarities with erstwhile President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Both rose to power by providence. Goodluck Jonathan became the President of Nigeria through the death of his principal, late …

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Buhari: I’m sick, so what? Am I not human?

President Muhammadu Buhari

*Get well Mr President From Olalekan Adigun For the fourth time in a row, President Muhammadu Buhari has missed the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting fuelling insinuations that he must be “critically ill”. Some online media platforms reported on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 that the President in fact reported …

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