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    Siasia commends ‘very good’ Flying Eagles team

Siasia commends ‘very good’ Flying Eagles team

Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has commended the U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles after they emerged champions of the 2015 Super Six invitational tournament in Abuja.Siasia, whose team came second behind their junior counterpart after they could only secure a 3-3 draw in the final game of the tournament on Sunday, stood up for the champions Flying Eagles.“They are good. [...]

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    Super Eagles to get new kit sponsor

Super Eagles to get new kit sponsor

Idris Adama, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) director of marketing, has disclosed that the Super Eagles will secure a new kit sponsor by April.The quest for a new kit sponsor follows the expiration of Adidas contract with NFF in December 2014.Now, Adama on Monday in Abuja said that aside the Super Eagles adequate planning was being made to ensure that other [...]

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    Aiyegbeni signs for Reading

Aiyegbeni signs for Reading

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has signed for Championship side Reading until the end of the season.The former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn forward will take squad number 20 after putting pen to paper for an undisclosed fee.Manager Steve Clarke is happy to have captured the experienced front man.“An experienced goalscorer, Yakubu brings a fantastic scoring [...]

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Resisting the allure of a lie

BY YINKA ADEOSUN “If you must tell a lie, be brief; that’s why adverts are short”. The whirling nature of life today projects a radical departure from this unwritten aphorism that defines the creation of persuasive messaging. We are inundated with barefaced lies shielded in shades of hypocrisy and falsehood. From the office, to the community, on the television, on the internet, [...]

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    West Brom set to cut loss on Ideye

West Brom set to cut loss on Ideye

West Bromwich Albion are ready to lower their demands for striker Brown Ideye from £6million to around £3.8million and facilitate a move before Monday's transfer deadline day.According to the Dailymail, West Brom were in talks with Qatar Super League side Al-Gharafa on Sunday night for a possible transfer of the 26-year-old who cost them a club record £10m six months [...]

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    Molade Okoya-Thomas is dead

Molade Okoya-Thomas is dead

Billionaire business man, sports lover and philanthropist, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, has died.His death was announced on social media by leading entertainment-industry figures.Okoya-Thomas was 79 years old.Born in Lagos on June 8, 1935, Okoya-Thomas (pictured right, with Razak Okoya in 2014) started his primary education in his native Lagos state, attending Princess School Lagos, proceeding to Baptist Academy Lagos before going beyond the shores of [...]

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    Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to the president on public affairs, has based the refusal of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, to participate in electioneering debates on his "little mental capacity" and "pedestrian, embarrassing" understanding of governance.Speaking earlier on Monday, Dele Alake, director of strategic communication of Buhari Campaign Organisation, had said Buhari was shunning the debates because some [...]

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    D’banj marks 10th anniversary with Amber Rose, friends

D’banj marks 10th anniversary with Amber Rose, friends

BY DIPO AKINKUGBE The Ocean view restaurant was the scene of a celeb frenzy on Saturday, as D’banj and American glamour model Amber Rose partied hard with celebrity friends and fans to celebrate the Nigerian star's 10th anniversary since releasing his debut album 'No Long Thing’.The party opened what is poised to be a yearlong celebration of parties, album release and other scheduled events [...]

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    Stoning of Jonathan’s convoy barbaric, say PDP govs’ wives

Stoning of Jonathan’s convoy barbaric, say PDP govs’ wives

Wives of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have described the stoning of President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign convoy in some northern states as a barbaric act that should be condemned by everyone.The governors wives, whoe were speaking ina communique released at the end of a meeting with women politicians and other women from non-governmental organisations and faith-based groups, said that such attacks were [...]

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No to media terrorism

In these days of political rallies without campaigns and posters bereft of messages, a new form of danger is creeping upon us. Slowly, like malignant cells, it is growing surreptitiously and many Nigerians do not seem to bother.I speak of a brand of terrorism, which a Facebook friend last week dubbed ‘media terrorism’. A dictionary defines terrorism as “the unofficial [...]

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    Osinbajo: I won’t be a spare tyre to Buhari

Osinbajo: I won’t be a spare tyre to Buhari

Yemi Osinbajo, running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the widespread impression that vice-presidents do not play active role in government.Speaking in Lagos during a parley with healthcare professionals under the auspices of the Health Care Federation of Nigeria, Osinbajo said he would not be a “spare tyre”.Osinbajo also said that [...]

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    Buhari ‘won’t attend’ Channels, Arise TV debate

Buhari ‘won’t attend’ Channels, Arise TV debate

Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will not be attending the presidential debate jointly organised by Channels Television, Arise Television and the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).Dele Alake, former Lagos commissioner for information and strategy who is director of strategic communication for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, made this known at while speaking on Channels television daily [...]

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    Mu’azu says APC poaching PDP’s best brains

Mu’azu says APC poaching PDP’s best brains

Adamu Mu’azu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his party has been badly affected by the “poaching of its best brains” and mass defection of its members to other political parties.Although Mu'azu confessed that PDP was knocked down by the defections, he said the party was still standing strong.In a statement issued on Monday by Tony Amadi, his chief press secretary, [...]

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    Mark and Ali v Maku: Middle Belt ‘moment’ finally turns into Middle Belt ‘mistake’?

Mark and Ali v Maku: Middle Belt ‘moment’ finally turns into Middle Belt ‘mistake’?

The only voice missing from the list to make it the complete but tragic unravelling of the hyped Middle Belt Moment in recent years was that of Professor Jerry Gana. If Gana, either at Lafia or afterwards, had joined David Mark and Ahmadu Ali in cursing Labaran Maku, APGA gubernatorial candidate for Nasarawa State, it would have been a geo-political [...]

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions (1)

I read some of the responses to my article, “Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election”, and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the debate. I am glad that the debate has finally taken off. I have decided, for the record, to re-enter the debate if only to set some records straight and hopefully elevate the debate further. [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala ‘needs serious help’, says Soludo

Okonjo-Iweala ‘needs serious help’, says Soludo

Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has criticised Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's minister of finance, over her response to his recent criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration, saying she "needs serious help"..Soludo had alleged that the economy was in a terrible state, accusing the government of promoting inefficiency and encouraging corruption.But Okonjo-Iweala dismissed his criticism, saying he [...]

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