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Segun Odegbami

3 days ago
Any one born after 1978 may not have heard, or may not know about Adekunle Awesu and may choose to read this out of curiosity, or out of the prospect of informative value, or because I am suggesting they do so because it will be worth their while and time to know about a football genius that lived and died leaving behind only mysteries.
7 May
History is a very important subject. A people that wants to make rapid progress in development must take useful lessons from the pages of their history, using previous experiences as a compass into the labyrinthian complexities ...
26 Mar
I am writing this on Thursday night. I have to do so in order to meet editorial and production deadlines.
5 Mar
I could not write my column in the newspapers last weekend because the week was ‘crazy’.
12 Feb
It had plenty of colour, culture, excitement, suspense, drama and pure entertainment. It was a great advertisement of African football, following the pre-tournament drama of those that wanted the championship cancelled because...
28 Jan
Nigeria is home to some of the greatest footballers the world has witnessed, such as Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Sunday Oliseh, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Rashidi Yekini, Segun Odegbami
25 Dec
There is something about the next African Cup of Nations holding in two weeks’ time that does not snugly fit into my spirit. To start with, AFCON 2021 will be taking place in January 2022. That’s the first anomaly.
6 Nov 2021
Permit me to bore my readers again today.
23 Oct 2021
Whilst thousands of children, boys and girls, from all over the country were assembled in Ilorin for the National Youth Games, I was trying to play tennis in a social club in one of the state...
11 Sep 2021
With gratitude to the Creator of the Universe, I have been very blessed. I am not a religious person in the classic sense of a person indoctrinated into certain strict beliefs and practices.
14 Aug 2021
Sports development in Africa is on my mind. I am asking myself probing questions. Uganda produced a John Akii-Bua in the early 1970s. He was the greatest hurdler in the world at the 1972 Olympics.
24 Jul 2021
That was an incredible opening ceremony of the Olympics yesterday in Tokyo - simply out of this world! I should be in Tokyo, Japan, by now, but I am not....


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Barring last minute changes, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will today screen its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general elections after earlier postponements.
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A Coalition of Election Monitors and Observers (CEMO) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against assenting to the recent Electoral Act 2022 amendment bill because preparations for the 2023 general elections are already in full gears.
1 hour ago
Improving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in a small business requires commitment to hiring a diverse workforce and engaging them once hired, Human Resource (HR) experts have said.
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The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, has stated that about 400,000bpd is expected from the rehabilitation of NNPC refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri, and Kaduna using target performance of not less than 90 per cent of nameplate capacity.
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The Federal Government, yesterday, named Abuja-based medical doctor and PR consultant, Dr. Henry Onyia Nzekwu, as head of a 10-man interim management committee to oversee the development of Nigerian basketball.