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Segun Odegbami

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....
17 Jul 2021
The times and signs are ominous on the political and economic scene in Nigeria. At the same time, there is a rainbow in the sky - bright and colourful, but brief.
3 Jul 2021
My climb to the rooftop of Mount Olympus in Greece in 1976 was a divinely scripted and unforgettable experience. 45 years after, it’s significance is now becoming manifest.
26 Jun 2021
This is probably the most incredulous story you have ever read. On Thursday, June 24, 2021, I received a giant certificate issued by the World Olympians Association, recognising me officially, as an Olympian.
19 Jun 2021
No one could have written a better script for a sports movie than what is currently going on in real-life in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
29 May 2021
This week, I humbly cede my column to one whose shoe laces I am unworthy to untie, Dr. Tai Solarin.
18 May 2021
Emmanuel Okala, who was once rated as the best goalkeeper in Africa, was the centre of attention yesterday when the Nigerian football family marked his 70th birthday.
17 Apr 2021
‘Mathematical’ is back on the football field, training. I am preparing for, probably, the most significant football match of my life. And this is not a joke.
3 Apr 2021
It was the summer of 1968, the period of long vacations in schools. I was a ‘toddler’ holidaying from Jos. I used to spend every summer holiday since the pogrom of 1966 between Lagos and Abeokuta.
27 Mar 2021
When Bill Clinton was President of the USA and he visited Nigeria for the very first time, one of his very first comments was to ask about the great Super Eagles of Nigeria.
27 Feb 2021
Very few persons in Nigeria know the name Steve Mawuenyega. But not so in Ghana where he came from.


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The nation received a galling shock reinforcing the threadbare state of security in the country when terrorists launched a late night attack on Kuje Correctional Centre in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and freed hundreds of inmates.
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Deceased Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, aged 63, who was in the final weeks of his six-year tenure, was due to fly from Abuja to Yola, Adamawa State for Eid holiday today...
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It was a case of frustration, distress and despondency for over 200 students of engineering faculty of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) since their demotion three years ago.
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The need to cut down on Nigeria’s high cost of governance, embrace local refining of petroleum products, create urgent solutions to vandalism and crude oil thefts as well as sustainable and diversified mass transportation...
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Pandemics and large-scale outbreaks can claim millions of lives, disrupt societies and devastate economies. The devastating human, economic, and social cost of COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for coordinated action to build stronger health systems...