Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag "National Stadium"

    Police outnumber protesters as Lagos march begins

Police outnumber protesters as Lagos march begins

At the Lagos leg of the nationwide anti-government protest, police officers deployed to maintain security are momentarily more than the protesters.TheCable's reporter at the National Stadium, Surulere, says there are over 20 police vans strategically positioned around the area.Police had begun converging at the National Stadium axis as early as 6am on Monday, the reporter observed.While there are not less [...]

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    With heavy hearts, Ruggedman, Lara George bid OJB farewell

With heavy hearts, Ruggedman, Lara George bid OJB farewell

To honour and celebrate the life of veteran Nigerian producer, OJB Jezreel, a wake keep and service of songs was held on Thursday, July 7, at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.The singer/producer died on Tuesday, June 14, after suffering complications from his kidney ailment.OJB has for the past few years, fought valiantly to stay alive in spite of a bad kidney.In [...]

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    5 things we learned 35 years after 1980 African Nations Cup triumph

5 things we learned 35 years after 1980 African Nations Cup triumph

This day, 35-years ago, the Green Eagles won the country’s first African Nations Cup at the National Stadium, Surulere.Nigeria had earlier won a “minor” trophy – the soccer gold medal at the 1973 All-Africa Games at the same venue – but the triumph seven years later remains the first and most memorable achievement of the senior national team.We bring you [...]

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    National Stadium at 42: Used, abused, misused

National Stadium at 42: Used, abused, misused

“Today is my birthday, but at 42, there’s nothing to celebrate. I've been left to rot.”If the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos could talk like the donkey who spoke to Balaam in the Bible, those would be its exact words to Nigerians as it marks the anniversary of its inauguration.Once Segun Odegbami, Sam Okwaraji, and Sunday Oliseh showed their soccer prowess in [...]

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    4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

Twenty-five years after Samuel Okwaraji’s demise while playing for Nigeria at the National Stadium in Lagos, his community is asking the government to immortalise him by building a sports centre in his name.The traditional ruler of Owerre-Umudioka in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Edmund Chukwuemeka Nwosu the Okadike 1, told TheCable during a courtesy call on him.“When [...]

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    ‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

It’s the end of Sam Okwaraji’s week at TheCable and in continuation of our stories on the soccer maestro who slumped and died at the National Stadium in Lagos while serving the country, we bring you more quotes from and on the fallen but not forgotten hero.We are all itching to appear in the World Cup finals; we cannot let [...]

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    Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Death was the august visitor in the month of August, 25 years ago.It took the lives of Sam Okwaraji and 12 others on Saturday August 12, 1989, inside the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola.TheCable goes into its archives to see how the sad events of that month, [...]

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    9 things Sam Okwaraji said and other quotes

9 things Sam Okwaraji said and other quotes

It was 25-years on Tuesday since Samuel Okwaraji slumped and died at the National Stadium, Surulere in service to his motherland.In continuation of our series on the late patriot, TheCable goes into its archives to bring you 25 memorable quotes by the soccer maestro and on the national hero.Football is always a war.Nigerians are yet to see my best. [...]

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    A journey into Samuel Okwaraji’s ‘kingdom’

A journey into Samuel Okwaraji’s ‘kingdom’

Today, 25 years ago, the country was thrown into mourning after the shocking death of mercurial footballer, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji.The sad event occurred at the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola.In this first instalment, TheCable brings you stories and pictures from the trip, over the weekend, to [...]

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    Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

The sun has long set on his football career, but former Super Eagles goalkeeper David Ngodigha still has some games permanently etched in his mind.The current technical director of Nigeria National League Division One side, Go Round, went memory lane in this chat with TheCable.1) P&T vs. Sharks, Rivers State Governor’s Cup semifinal, 1978I was still in secondary school [...]

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