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5 Jun 2021
The late sage, Dr. Tai Solarin, confessed in his article that I re-published last week, that Samuel Ogbemudia, the first governor of former Mid West State, would have summarily sacked him as head of any school in the State because of his “negative attitude towards games and sports” . In his opinion students wasted their…
29 May 2021
This week, I humbly cede my column to one whose shoe laces I am unworthy to untie, Dr. Tai Solarin.
15 Aug 2020
I admit that I have not read the entirety of the draft of the proposed new National Sports Industry Policy.
5 Mar 2020
Fears that the state-of-the-art facilities being put in place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin for the 20th National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020, may not be properly maintained has been allayed by the state government. The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Phillip Shaibu on Tuesday in Benin said the government would send a bill on…
29 Jun 2018
I borrowed the title of this column from the theme of the IPI conference in Abuja last week. It was a good theme, advisedly chosen by the editors and media managers...
24 Mar 2017
Born September 17, 1932 in Benin, Ogbemudia had his primary education in Benin Baptist School from 1941 to 1945 and then proceeded to Victoria in the Cameroons from 1945 to 1947; from 1947 to 1949 he was at Western Boy’s High School Benin City.
20 Mar 2017
The above lyrics of Miki Jaga, a once-popular Benin musician, reinforce the popular impression that people have of Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia: a visionary and enterprising person, who, during about nine years...
19 Mar 2017
More eulogies, yesterday, poured in for the late former military administrator of Mid West State and later Governor of Bendel State, Brigadier-General Samuel Ogbemudia (rtd).
18 Mar 2017
Among those that graced the burial were former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Philip Shaibu, former governors of Edo and Delta states, Chief John Oyegun, Lucky Igbinedion...
15 Mar 2017
The careers of both General Adeyinka Adebayo and Brigadier Samuel Ogbemudia, both of whom passed on last week may have been due more to happenstance to the normal progressions of history.
13 Mar 2017
The former governor of old Midwest States, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, who died on Friday March 10, 2017 would be remembered for his doggedness and commitment to the indivisibility of a united Nigeria.
13 Mar 2017
“Whatever Edo and Delta states have achieved in sports today is the result of solid foundation that was laid by the late Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia in his days as governor of the defunct Midwest and Bendel states.


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