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    Buratai’s leadership ingenuity and Nigeria’s silent achievements

Buratai’s leadership ingenuity and Nigeria’s silent achievements

BY ANDREW GRANIT I have had over three decades experiences as a conflict manager and preventive researcher. In the course of my job, I have traversed most parts of the world. But my experiences are more grounded in my former country, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. And until its disintegration, Yugoslavian six republics were enmeshed in virulent economic crises and political [...]

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    ITTF: Solanke, Mati shine as Nigeria dethrones Egypt in boys’ singles

ITTF: Solanke, Mati shine as Nigeria dethrones Egypt in boys’ singles

The dominance of Egypt in the boys singles of the ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championship was brought to an end by Nigeria's Azeez Solanke who won the junior boys’ singles title. Solanke partnered Jamiu Ayanwale to claim the junior boys doubles gold as well. In both disciplines, on the concluding day of play, Solanke ended Egyptian hopes. In the junior boys’ singles [...]

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    Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, a 12-year-old budding tennis star, showed class to win two gold medals at the ITTF Junior Open in Egypt. The Ondo state-born player was one of the standout players of the five-day tournament. Mati, who was awarded the most improved player at the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open, defeated Egyptian and Tunisian opponents to emerge as champion in both the Cadet [...]

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