Samoa 2015: Reaping from grassroots When the triumphant Nigerian young athletes were embarking on the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Samoa, not many would have predicted that they would probably return home glorious. Their performance gathered not only produced colourful medals but equally dazzled other countries including India, England among others who had paraded quality...... read more
AAG: In search of redemption after Beijing disaster Just as it was in 2012 when Nigeria, Africa’s most populous Nation went to London Olympics and returned without any medal, team Nigeria to 2015 World Athletics Championship in Beijing , China have again performed woefully and left the global stage empty handed. It was an athletic event where another African...... read more
Day police brutality nearly sent Enugu lawyer to his grave Sunday, May 3, 2015 is a day that may have since been forgotten by many, simply because it came ans went without much incident to make it remarkable. But it is definitely not so for Chukwunonso Daniel Ogbe. For him, it is a day he would not forget in a long...... read more
Oliseh: Panting in Eagles 'selection dilemma' With the second Nations Cup qualifier encounter between Nigeria and Tanzania drawing near, there are indications that the new Super Eagles handler, Sunday Oliseh has been engulfed in tight selection predicament. Actually, on the day he was presented by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Oliseh, former senior National team Captain claimed...... read more
Nebo: Garlands for a silent achiever “It has been adjudged as the biggest privatisation in the whole wide world. Economic history book will tell you that you can only have anything close to that if you begin to look at what happened in Russia. So, the person we are celebrating today, has done what Napoleon could not...... read more
How Serena has ruled the world of Grand slam Serena Williams is just one win away from completing the ‘Serena Slam’ for a second time, and ahead of the Saturday’s Wimbledon final we take a look back at the first time the American held all four Grand Slam titles at one time. Very few players can boast holding all four...... read more
Eagles: Life after 'the rising of many Giants' against Keshi With the eventual report emenatig from London that another former Super Eagles Captain Sunday Oliseh woukd likely lead the Nation's Senior team, ears and eyes of football-loving Nigerians are wide open to know how things pan out. For the second time, Oliseh is being taunted to lead Super Eagles even when...... read more
Nigerian Football: From glorious moments to gloomy days? Following what appears to be an ongoing onslaught against current members of Nigeria’s Super Eagles including Head Coach Stephen Keshi, Captain Vincent Enyeama and Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, football loving Nigerians may still wait a little longer to witness glory days in the country’s football after...... read more
How Buhari can rev up Nigerian vehicles, by auto makers It was very interesting watching the convoys of eminent dignitaries arrive the Eagle Square, Abuja, for the official hand-over ceremony on May 29: While President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, came in an Infinity SUV, the Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was seen earlier alighting from what was either a Land Cruiser or Sequoia,...... read more
How Stanislas Wawrinka took Roland Garros by storm Forget the breathtaking backhands, formidable forehands and astonishing aces that Stanislas Wawrinka produced during his magnificent run to the French Open title -- it was his bizarre red and white checked shorts that stole the limelight on Sunday. Where did he get the design? A pair of pyjamas tucked away in...... read more
Blatter: Game Over! Sudden announcement by FIFA Supremo, Sepp Blatter that he would be stepping down as President as soon as emergency extra-ordinary congress takes place later this year struck football world like thunder. Though the Switzerland administrator who has held sway as FIFA Boss for 17 years, has equally been in the eyes...... read more
FIFA U-20 World Cup: …As Global applause awaits Flying Eagles in New Zealand As the much awaited FIFA U-20 World Cup gets underway as from this weekend in New Zealand, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will be hoping to become second African country gunning for the championship trophy since its inception in 1977. Being the most populous Nation in the continent, Nigeria have only produced their...... read more
Keshi: Beginning of a new era Just as it was in 2011, Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles Captain again landed a fresh two year contract to lead Nigeria’s Senior Men National Team after months of speculation, allegation and counter-allegation. For many, the return of Keshi who abinitio made history as the second African to win Nations’ Cup...... read more
Drama as Abba stalls handover for hours, 3 DIGs protest Arase’s appointment There was confusion and drama at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday as the sacked Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, stalled the formal handover to his successor, Mr Solomon Arase, until he was compelled to do so by the Presidency. This came as some former Inspectors-General of Police expressed...... read more
Jonathan greets Mark at 67 President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Senate President David Mark on his 67th birthday anniversary, praising his remarkable contributions to national development over many years.In a congratulatory letter to Mark on the occasion, the President extolled his outstanding accomplishments in the service of his country, and prayed to God to further guide...... read more
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