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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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