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Walk for change: When the man walking for Buhari arrived Abuja

*He did 747 kilometres in 13 days By Oluwole Francis Hashimu Suleiman is his name. The young man who promised to walk to Nigeria’s capital Abuja from the nation’s commercial capital, Lagos if and when Muhammadu Buhari wins the 2015 Presidential election. He has fulfilled his promise. The media is awash with the report of […]

Rugby: Nigeria’s rise function of collective efforts praised

Following last week’s announcement by the World Rugby’s ranking of Nigeria’s rise to 73rd place in the world and 11th in Africa, the Vice President of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Tunji Fasimoye, has commended the efforts of the media, players and all stakeholders in achieving so much in less than two years. The former national team […]

NSC: Deplorable stadiums, epileptic policy, foreign drug mercenaries

The wealth of a nation is determined by the collective wealth of all its citizens, but what if the citizens got no wealth, the nation is bankrupt. She must start afresh as it was after the World Wars some decades past. Sports in Nigeria is bankrupt and virtually non-existent except perhaps football. Athletics is comatose […]

President Jonathan can still pull this last string

From Chukwuma Moses The world stood still when they heard the actions of President Goodluck Jonathan at the recently concluded Presidential election in Nigeria. He did not only allow the will of the people to prevail, he also conceded defeat and congratulated the President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari even before the last count of the votes. […]

Elegbeleye, PDP, David Mark condoles on Chukwumerije’s death

*Statement confirms non-sack story By Oluwole Francis Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, the Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) has condoled the nation and the immediate family of Taekwondo black belter, Senator Uche Chukwumerije representing Abia North Senatorial district, who died at the age of 75. According to a statement signed by his media aide, […]

NPFL records most outstanding week results in years

By Oluwole Francis For a long time in the history of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), no time have we recorded a situation where matches are massively not predictable as this last weekend. There were three away victories, two spectacular draws from the eight games played in the four-week old league. It must be […]

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  • 11th April poll: Baribote abducted for two days

    11th April poll: Baribote abducted for two days

    *Heads to election tribunal *Fingers deputy governor for the abduction Nembe City FC President, Victor Rumson Baribote’s ambition to get into the Bayelsa state House of Assembly may have gone with the winds as INEC declared the PDP candidate from the area winner but not without some disturbing news filtering from the south south state. […]

  • Refs capacity building: NFF, you are biased against Kwara -Obafemi

    Refs capacity building: NFF, you are biased against Kwara -Obafemi

    *Makes case for equity, justice and fairplay By Ayo Fasanmi, Ilorin FIFA and CAF Referee Assessor and former member of Referees Appointment Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, has questioned the criteria used to select referees for capacity building training programme in England. While delivering a lecture on laws of the […]

  • Civil society groups demand fresh polls in Abia state

    Civil society groups demand fresh polls in Abia state

    Coalition of civil society groups in Abia state are prevailing on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to out rightly cancel the results of the 11th April elections in Abia state which were allegedly characterised by malpractices and undue interference by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The group says the Abia state election results released […]

  • Lulu awards N7.25 million scholarship to U-13 players

    Lulu awards N7.25 million scholarship to U-13 players

    Former NFF President Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has awarded academic scholarship worth N7.25 million to 10 U-13 players to pursue their education at FOSLA Academy. The players who were picked from FCT and Kogi state are Emmanuel Yakubu (Idah), Simeon Zakari  (Igalamela), Bala Abubakar (Omala), Ayuba Yusuf (Ofu), and Adaji Timothy (Dekina) all from Kogi […]

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