Sports Facilities’ decay and the hypocrisy of Nigerian Lawmakers

This week, I planned to delve into the systemic wrath plaguing the operations of refereeing in a ‘soccer-dominated’ country, full of comedians in the name of administrators but I decided to switch and beam searchlight on continuous infrastructure decay within Nigeria Sports. So let’s go there....

By Ikenna Okonkwo on December, 4 2017

Crux and Thrust Drumbeats from Constantine, rushes for Russia

Expectations and indeed the anxiety which qualification processes to 2018 FIFA World Cup carried have finally died down after no fewer than 32 Nations emerged to berth at Russia when soccer hostilities at next year’s showpiece gets underway in Russia. However, the drama and shock which...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on November, 26 2017

Crux and Thrust NBBF: FIBA hammer dangles

Aside football which has become like everyone’s delight in Nigeria, basketball (arguably) has over time taken the front seat in the mind of sports lovers in recent times. In that order, depending on the index you could lay your hand on; Athletics, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Tennis,...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on November, 3 2017

Crux and Thrust Eagles: After World Cup ticket, comes the real deal

Birds freeze in the air, highways, streets got dry, all stayed glued to their television sets and then the atmosphere all of a sudden went agog with unstoppable jubilation at exactly 74 minutes of play when prolific striker and ‘super’ substitute, Alex Iwobi whose strike in...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on October, 16 2017

Crux and Thrust Ndigbo must not only endure Buhari, they must forgive him

If you do not forgive your fellow man, how then can you seek for forgiveness from God? This is the question that captures the full essence of Christianity. The Bible illustrates: A rich man wanted to take stock of his business. He called all his servants...

By Sunny Igboanugo on September, 21 2017

People and Politics Uche, uchu, na egwu chukwu: Chidoka’s battle-cry for a New Anambra

After that great fall in the Curia of Pompey on March 15, 44 B.C. with the last stab by his closest ally and protegee, Decimus Junius Brutus, those who plotted the death of Julius Caesar must have looked forward to settling down to benefitting from the spoils of the...

By Editor on September, 9 2017

People and Politics In Ozubulu, Osinbajo has shown leadership

Five ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, were in Anambra State, last Saturday, exactly a week today. They were, at the instance of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Their mission was to convey the commiserations of the Federal Government to the people and government...

By Sunny Igboanugo on August, 19 2017

People and Politics DSS, EFCC and the bitter lessons from the courts

Why do you think characters like Don Corleone in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather existed and still exist in America? These were bandits known to both the ordinary folks and the authorities. Not only are their activities, mostly devious and law-breaking a public knowledge, they also have...

By Sunny Igboanugo on April, 7 2017

People and Politics Ibori and the dangers of the Single-story

Major General Muhammadu Buhari, as he then was, would have pulled off one of the most ambitious security operations in modern world history, if he had succeeded in forcibly bringing back the late Alhaji Umaru Dikko from London in 1984. Minister of Transport in the Alhaji...

By Sunny Igboanugo on February, 8 2017

People and Politics War on judges: Selling the dog and buying the monkey

  Do you still remember that fateful day when General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB), as he then was, broke down in tears in public? Of course, you must also have heard that it is an aberration for an ordinary soldier to express such an extreme sentiment, not...

By Editor on October, 16 2016

The Jury Buhari, a liar? Tinubu must be kidding

One thing I learnt during my catechism class as a Catholic, is the doctrine that depicts the pope as infallible. I actually believed it wholly. In my childlike mental sky, I had a picturesque formation of the pope as an exceptional being who saw and spoke...

By Sunny Igboanugo on October, 6 2016

People and Politics Tambuwal: Daring to be different in leadership

It is the saying of the elders that a blacksmith who doesn’t know how to fashion the gong, must study the shape of the kite’s tail, for direction. What else could be more apt, germane and compelling advice for Nigeria of today? What would the people...

By Sunny Igboanugo on July, 1 2016

People and Politics Nigerian Women soccer and gale of lesbianism

Times without number, the media both locally and internationally have always delved into issues regarding the behavioral pattern of footballers all over the world. Notwithstanding, many still parade separate views when it comes to whether male and female players posses and portray right attitudes in the...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on June, 28 2016

Musings of a Common Man Rio: Athletes’ agony after Buhari’s one year in office

Before and even when the present administration led by President Muhammadu  Buhari took up the responsibility of steering the ship of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous Nation, hope was ignited with most Nigerians believing that salvation has finally come to a country with diverse political, ethno-religious inclinations. The reason...

By Editor on June, 7 2016

People and Politics Can Nigeria afford to ignore Uba at this time?

How does one describe Ifeanyi Uba? Is he a money miss road rabble rouser that just wants to be heard? Is he an ambitious little lad who came into too much wealth that he thinks he can buy himself fame, position and influence? Or is he...

By Sunny Igboanugo on February, 26 2016

People and Politics Metuh and the tragedy of impunity

“No condition is permanent, so says the rickety bus that plies the ill-maintained road of East Central States.” These were the words of the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, sometime in the 1970s. It was during his infamous spat with his kinsman, the late Ajie Ukpabi Asika....

By Sunny Igboanugo on January, 22 2016

People and Politics Igbo want freedom to be proud, productive Nigerians *A reply to Buhari's What do Igbo want?

"What we should all do is to find the strategic means of containing Igbo discontent by listening to the Igbo, and seeking peaceful and productive ways of fully freeing their energy to instigate growth both of themselves and of Nigeria within Nigeria for everyone's benefit." Obi...

By Obi Nwakanma on January, 2 2016

People and Politics Ambode: The signs of positive change

Sometime in August this year, I was somewhere at a gathering in Lagos. At a table where we were seated sharing the usual drinks, the shout of Ambo oo, Ambo oo erupted, as a mutual friend walked in. Having heard and related that to the Lagos...

By Sunny Igboanugo on November, 30 2015

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