Thursday, September 20, 2018

Baba Grumpy

    e-Nigerians: Stop showing love for the looters

e-Nigerians: Stop showing love for the looters

There is no question that Nigeria faces a lot of challenges. Growing population and poverty are two of the biggest challenges.  Nigerians have also proved themselves resilient. Occurrences that could potentially have broken up the country have been successfully navigated. One recent example is the Nnamdi Kanu/Biafra/IPOB agitation. We are lucky that many of the South Eastern governors finally saw sense [...]

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    Liberian honour for the most honourable man on planet earth

Liberian honour for the most honourable man on planet earth

When Michael Jackson released the Liberian Girl song in 1987, not many people on the world stage knew about Liberia. This was even more so in 1983 when the song was apparently written initially and recorded.In 1987, George Weah the country’s president was still playing for Invincible Eleven of Monrovia, the Tin Pot dictator Samuel Doe ruled Liberia, reducing the [...]

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    Arsenal: We have work to do

Arsenal: We have work to do

Yesterday was a very pleasant day. There was a bit of sunshine amidst the early afternoon rain.  Working down Holloway Road is always special for me. Nervous excitement, trepidation and cautious optimism all combine in making sure my jangly nerves never allow me eat or even snack before matches. On my journey to The Emirates, I observed many commuters heading to different [...]

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    Football match lasts 90 minutes — but Arsenal fans’ reaction to it lasts for 11 years

Football match lasts 90 minutes — but Arsenal fans’ reaction to it lasts for 11 years

Wenger was the problem.  Arsene was the reason why there was division in the fan base. He was the reason why the Emirates Stadium was empty. He was the reason why fans were losing their heads and being abusive to the players. Once he leaves, the fan base will be united again. AFTV will become a proper fan channel with positive messages and [...]

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    It is the Premier League hope that kills

It is the Premier League hope that kills

It is here again. Another season of the Premier League kicked off Friday night with Leicester losing by the odd goal just like they did last season when they lost 4:3 to Arsenal Wenger’s Arsenal in a cracking game at the Emirates in August 2017.  When Arsene announced his exit from Arsenal on April 20, 2018, I was stunned and I [...]

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    Kemi Adeosun: Time to be smart

Kemi Adeosun: Time to be smart

When Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was made Minister of Finance by General Obasanjo in his second stint as a ‘Military Head of State’, I was quite impressed. Back then, I was a bit naïve and everything from Overseas especially from the World Bank was very good.  Mrs Iweala made her mark; she did many good things. One of these was publishing the [...]

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    The president’s media team and his ministers are failing him

The president’s media team and his ministers are failing him

Nigerians love killing themselves. Like me you can list more than a thousand ways in which we do this. I have come up with a few below. You can add yours. Boko Haram Politicians inciting their supporters to kill / lynch opponents Politicians arming thugs to kill and maim Security personnel killing the people they should be protecting Those who [...]

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    ‘Legbegbe’ to all footballers of Nigeria origin waiting for England call-up

‘Legbegbe’ to all footballers of Nigeria origin waiting for England call-up

Your England Cap ‘Ti Lo’ like Mr Real sang. If you haven’t heard the song, please listen to it here.I am very excited as I am on my way to Wembley to cheer the Super Eagles. I hope they tear a strip off England. I will be Proudly Nigerian in the away end.The only other match I desperately wanted to attend [...]

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    My 2017/2018 Premier League season review

My 2017/2018 Premier League season review

In my preview of the 2017/18 season, I got something half wrong. I believed both Manchester United and Manchester City won’t win the Premier League.  I am glad that my prediction was at least half right. Having a team that dished up the most diabolical football you will ever see since Sam Allardyce’s Bolton, win zero trophies was a very good [...]

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    #MerciArsene

#MerciArsene

Sad. Gut wrenching. Anger. Annoyed. Sleepless. Rage. Despondent. Looking for a silver lining. What ifs. All of these emotions I have experienced in the last few hours. Sad, anger and annoyed that there was no fairy tale. Raging that some fans will never let go. 10 seasons from now, they will still be scapegoating Arsene and whichever player catches their vile fancy. I want to say thank you to Arsene. You have [...]

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    The most hated man in British football

The most hated man in British football

I think very highly of Arsene Wenger. I didn’t want him to leave Arsenal until he was ready to retire. Sadly that has not happened. Arsenal and the club have announced his goodbye effective at the end of this season. I wish Arsene well in all his future endeavors. I hope the Chairman of a huge European club will appoint [...]

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    Winnie Mandela: Hero and villain

Winnie Mandela: Hero and villain

When the death of Winnie Mandela was announced, a childhood friend spoke fondly about what I imagine was our joint encounter at a distance during our university days with the warrior, beautiful lady, and powerful woman. The death of Winnie was / is profound. She was a global personality and had name recognition and star appeal all over the world. But [...]

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    Danjuma’s eye for an eye

Danjuma’s eye for an eye

The late Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi is my relative. I didn’t know of him until I was 12 and started living with my grandparents in Ekiti.  I grew up with Colonel Fajuyi’s extended family. His immediate family was lucky after he lost his life in the 1966 counter coup. One of his widows married General Omojokun and I guess some of Colonel [...]

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    General Danjuma’s road to Kigali

General Danjuma’s road to Kigali

A video of General Danjuma has emerged in the last few days. He has been recorded saying a few concerning and controversial comments. In the absence of a clarification since the emergency of the video, I believe it is fair to take the retired General’s words at face value. If you are yet to see the video, you can watch it [...]

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    Nigeria: There are many things to cheer about

Nigeria: There are many things to cheer about

I have finally decided to travel to Nigeria after three years of not visiting. My Nigerian passport is expired. I was told it was going to be a long wait to get a new one AKA renewal. I was advised to apply for a visa. Personally I thought that was insane and an assault on my dignity. Applying for a [...]

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    That Jose Mourinho rant and its fallout

That Jose Mourinho rant and its fallout

I don’t like Jose Mourinho. Never did. I doubt I never will. I hope nothing gravely bad happens to him because I won’t shed a tear. I know he doesn’t care about this random person who has an aversion for him. Fair enough.When the Champions League Round of 16 draws happened, I tipped Sevilla to knock out Manchester United. It [...]

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