Saturday, 9th December 2023

Segun Odegbami

15 hours ago
Who is the greatest right-full back in the history of Nigerian football? About a year ago, I asked football fans the question above, and conducted a small poll to get an answer. The response from Chief Dele Adetiba...
2 Dec
Last Thursday, purely out of curiosity and the unusual invitation I received from Augustine Eguavoen, former captain, as well as former manager of the Super Eagles, for whom I have a lot of respect, I attended a Nigeria Football Federation programme for the first time in ages. The invitation aroused my curiosity. 
4 Nov
A few days into the month of November, my mind is set on my late friend, African/American legendary athlete and international coach, Lee Edward Evans.
13 Oct
Victor Osimhen will aim to equal or break the scoring records of Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Segun Odegbami for the Super Eagles when they take on Saudi Arabia in Friday’s international friendly game.
26 Aug
I am writing this on Friday morning. A new Minister of Sports for Nigeria has been in office for one week. The sports fraternity welcomes him to the beleaguered sector.
5 Aug
The event was not ordinary, but clearly historic. And therefore embarking on the trip from the United States of America to Lagos was worth the while for Olympian, Ruks Bazunu.
15 Jul
It happened on Thursday night at the Yar’Adua Conference Centre, Abuja. Some of the most outstanding athletes in Nigeria's Olympic sports in the past six decades (therefore all Olympians), assembled for a special bi-annual re-union organised to remind their government and prick the conscience...
15 Jul
Former international and football legend, Segun Odegbami, has commended Air Peace for the proposed Diplomacy Wall of Fame initiative to be unveiled in Lagos on July 28.
8 Jul
On this special day, I humbly seek the permission of all that are reading this to hide under the license of my column to delve into elementary philosophy. Life is too complex a subject for me to attempt to x-ray mine in any other way.
24 Jun
An event last week is nudging me back to a subject I have avoided for a long time in my sports discourse - Nigerian football.
10 Jun
As far as I can recall, it has never happened quite like this in Nigeria’s sports history. I mean, for stakeholders (not all of them though, admittedly) to come together at the end of the tenure of a Sports minister and fete him for doing well. I should know, having been in the corridors of…
3 Jun
It was in 1992, at the finals of the 4x100 metres relay race of the Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain.


22 mins ago
Manchester United went one step forward against Chelsea but have gone two steps back as they fell to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth.
2 hours ago
Nigerian government has said that the surge of military coups in the West African is fast becoming a threat to the democratic culture in the region.
2 hours ago
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on African leaders to create quality jobs for its teeming unemployed youths to stem the trend of brain-drain bedeviling the continent.
2 hours ago
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede has stated the commission's plan to go after international countries warehousing monies illegally moved out of Nigeria.
2 hours ago
The House of Representatives has expressed concern over the demise of no fewer than 80 persons after a recent drone attack by the military in Tudun Birni, Kaduna state.
2 hours ago
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to collaborate with the new President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr Gabriel Idahosa, to enhance economic activities in the state.
2 hours ago
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says one person died and another sustained injury when a truck lost control at the Alagbon-Olorunda bridge along Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun.
3 hours ago
The Kano State Government says it has blocked leakages that might led to the misuse of public funds by those in authority in the state.
4 hours ago
Popular Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, now known as Hajia Meenah Mercy Adeoti, has revealed the inspiration behind her recent conversion to Islam. In a candid interview on the "Your View" talk show, the actress shared her deep love for her husband, Kazim Adeoti, and how it paved the way for her religious journey. "I love…
4 hours ago
Plateau youths, under the aegis of Plateau Support Network, on Saturday organised a road walk in support of Gov. Caleb Mutfwang’s administration in the state.