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    FLASHBACK: When Deji Tinubu asked Keshi to choose between trophies and money (video)

FLASHBACK: When Deji Tinubu asked Keshi to choose between trophies and money (video)

Stephen Keshi and Deji Tinubu, both of blessed memory, shared a never-to-be-forgotten moment while they were both still alive.Keshi, a guest of Tinubu at the Sports Vision studios, was asked to choose between winning trophies and making money.The following dialogue ensued:DT: Money or trophies, which will you choose? SK: Money over trophies, we can't take both? DT: No you can't, choose one SK: [...]

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    Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tears flowed freely during the funeral rites of Deji Tinubu, a special adviser to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Deji had slumped while playing a novelty football match with some members of the state executive council at the Jubilee Chalets in Epe, on January 25, 2018.Among those who witnessed the funeral service which took place at the Redeemed Christian Church [...]

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    OBITUARY: Deji Tinubu grabbed his chest, screamed and slumped — the sad final whistle

OBITUARY: Deji Tinubu grabbed his chest, screamed and slumped — the sad final whistle

Sudden death, in football terms, is not the end of life. It is the end of a stubborn match settled by penalty shoot-out. One team suddenly has the upper hand and the game is over. Winners jump for joy; losers collapse in tears. But it has nothing to do with death.The Nigerian sporting community would forever wish the sudden death [...]

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    ‘Shocking’, ‘a great man is gone’… Twitter reactions to Deji Tinubu’s sudden death

‘Shocking’, ‘a great man is gone’… Twitter reactions to Deji Tinubu’s sudden death

The sudden death of Ayodeji Tinubu, special adviser to Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has sent shockwaves across Nigerian Twitter.Tinubu died on Thursday after he slumped while taking part in a football match in Epe.Since the news of his demise spread, many Nigerians who made the acquaintance of the late sports icon have paid tribute to him on social media.Below [...]

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    Ambode’s special adviser, Tinubu, slumps and dies

Ambode’s special adviser, Tinubu, slumps and dies

Ayodeji Tinubu, special adviser to Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode, died on Thursday evening.Tinubu slumped and died while taking part in a football match at the ongoing cabinet retreat organised by the state government for members of its executive council.He was rushed to the Epe General Hospital after he slumped. He was later confirmed dead.Tinubu was the former chairman of [...]

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    Again, Kenyan wins Lagos city marathon

Again, Kenyan wins Lagos city marathon

With a record of two hours, 10 minutes, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum, who won the maiden edition of Access Bank marathon race, has emerged winner of the 2017 edition.In 2016, the Kenyan won the race with a time of two hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds.On Saturday, Kiptum's compatriots, Ronny Kiboss and  Kiprotich Kiroi came second and third respectively.Meanwhile, Philip Sharabutu [...]

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    Barcelona academy to kick off at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sept 17

Barcelona academy to kick off at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sept 17

Deji Tinubu, chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, unveiled Barcelona academy in Lagos on Tuesday, ahead of the September 17 kick off date of the football training centre.Named FCBESCOLA, the academy will commence activity at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, which is its temporary site.Tinubu said the government would ensure the smooth operation of academy by supporting its plans for [...]

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    Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Monday presented the list of his cabinet members to the state house of assembly for screening.Ambode sought the approval of the assembly to have 36 persons in his team; 23 as commissioners and 13 as special advisers.Among the names sent to the assembly are those of six members who served in the immediate-past [...]

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    Fire guts NFF Glass House

Fire guts NFF Glass House

The office of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the Wuse Zone 7 District of Abuja has been gutted by fire.The cause of the fire, which has now been put out, is unknown at this time.It was gathered that the fire started from the top floor of the building, which housed the office of the general secretary as well as the [...]

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    NFF could appoint caretaker coach ‘just in case…’

NFF could appoint caretaker coach ‘just in case…’

An interim coach could be appointed to lead the Super Eagles to Rwanda for the September 6 qualifier for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations match should negotiations between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, remain inconclusive.Deji Tinubu, a member of the three- man committee set up by the executive committee of the [...]

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