Rufai, Diouf others extol Ambode as African legends hold Nigerian icons 4-4
It was fanfare at the Agege Stadium, Lagos at the weekend when Nigerian football legends battled with their African counterparts in an exhibition game to bid farewell to Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode. Ambode, who is credited with building several sports facilities in Lagos State, will leave office later this month. The game featured on…
Lessons in post-retirement marketability
Last week, I was invited by StarTimes to a private chat with former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha at the Southern Sun in Ikoyi.
Heineken’s Lush Lagos Party wraps up UEFA Champions League Tour
The three-day UEFA Champions League Tour, which began on April 16, culminated in a lush Lagos Party at Cubana, Lagos on April 18. The night was a roll-call of celebrities in honour of Carles Puyol, the Spanish football icon and former captain of the Barcelona Football Club, who has been in Nigeria for the coveted…
Okocha shocked over court arrest order
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha yesterday said he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
Court orders Okocha’s arrest over alleged failure to pay income tax
A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, for failure to appear severally to answer why he has allegedly failed to pay his income taxes.
Worried NFF to meet over Yusuf’s bribery scandal
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is worried over the report of a bribe scandal dangling around the neck of Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf. Yusuf, who is the chief coach of the Home-based Super Eagles, was caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents. He was the Super Eagles assisted coach…
Iheanacho wants to emulate Kanu, Okocha
Super Eagles and back-in-form Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has admitted that ex-Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu and ex-Bolton Wanderers hero Austin Okocha have inspired him to continue scoring goals for the Foxes in the Emirates FA Cup. Relegated to the bench since the beginning of the season, the Nigeria international strengthened his claim for a…
Fashola, Okocha, Kanu for CAN sports award
Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Austin Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo and other stars would be playing an international novelty match in the maiden edition of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) sports award.
NFF not aware of visit of Messi, Ronaldo, Maradona planned visit to Nigeria
The game is slated to hold in Abuja on May 21. Speaking to The Guardian yesterday, NFF Media Director, Ademola Olajire, said the body was yet to get any formal information from the organizers of the exhibition game.
News recap: Buhari's extended leave, Fayose's ambition and the prices of food
First thing first: let me remind you readers that President Buhari is yet to return to the country. But a coterie of people in power - read Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara - have told us that Baba is fine and dandy. Let's not forget those pictures of him with two APC leaders released during the week.