Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag "Surulere"

    We’re ready to transform Surulere National Stadium, says Ambode

We’re ready to transform Surulere National Stadium, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has declared the readiness of the state government to take over the national stadium in Surulere.Ambode said this during a tour of the facility with Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, and Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The governor said it was unfortunate how things had degenerated, but expressed preparedness [...]

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    Anger as price of cooking gas rises by 30%

Anger as price of cooking gas rises by 30%

A recent hike in the price of cooking gas has attracted widespread condemnation from Lagosians.A 12.5kg cylinder, which previously sold for N3,500, now goes for N4,500 in most parts of the the state.Users of the commodity were irked by the hike, saying it was arbitrary and thoughtless.Rebecca Aleshinloye, a resident of Surulere, alleged that gas sellers annually exploit users by [...]

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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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    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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    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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