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26 Jul 2019
When a nation’s leaders see a vision and work towards achieving it, they set their people on a path towards self-reliance. In July 2017, former Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed made a statement that generated a ripple effect in the sports industry. “We will amend the NBC code to ensure that our Premier League improves. We will make sure that in the Code if you spend one million dollars to support a foreign football club like Manchester United in Nigeria, you will not be allowed to air that programme unless you spend 30 per cent of that money to promote Nigeria’s league,” he said. I wrote about it in August (Can protectionism rescue Nigerian sport?), exploring how it can be achieved.
7 Jul 2019
Country Director, Helen Keller International, Philomena Orji has called on state governments to engage school children in sporting activities, as it would aid their academic performance. Orji, speaking at the Healthy Champions Sports Festival, organised by Helen Keller International, in collaboration with Ikeja Local Government Education Authority and Mondelez International, said participating in physical exercise…
18 May 2019
These are very dreary times for Nigerian sports.  For those of us that have been a part of several generations, the pain is deep.    I was an active participant at the highest level from the mid 1970s when Nigerian sports were on a global ascendancy, when Nigeria started an authentic dominance of Africa in…
20 Dec 2018
The Yuletide is here again. It is period associated with over indulgence in alcohol, drugs, unhealthy diets, late nights and sleeplessness to mention but a few. Several studies have shown that many people add on extra kilogrammes and develop chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, stroke among others after the celebrations.…
15 Sep 2018
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has blamed the sector’s woes on the Federal Government’s budgetary attitude, accusing it of hampering the maintenance of ministry’s infrastructure across the country.
18 Jun 2018
The Rector of Cowbell Football Academy (CFA), Godwin Dudu-Orumen, has urged corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor Nigeria Limited, which has been involved in youth sports growth and sponsorship.   According to Dudu-Orumen, the corporate community in the country is yet to harness five per cent of the potential in youth sports sponsorship, which he described…
29 Mar 2018
Principal, Day Waterman College, Ogun State, Mr. Stewart Cowden has disclosed that sport activities is essential for the overall development of the child.   Cowden who stated this at the 8th inter-house sports of the school added that the move would assist the child in meeting up with the demands of the 21st century.  …
11 Jan 2018
A Lebanese, Hassan Akar, has emerged winner of the maiden edition of Panenka Spot-Kick Challenge, pocketing a hundred thousand naira cash prize. Panenka Spot-Kick Challenge is a knockout styled game show, in which the last man standing wins a penalty contest between a designated number of contestants. Eleven players comprising eight males and three females…
26 Oct 2016
Manchester United and Manchester City resume hostilities in the League Cup later on Wednesday with rival managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola starting to feel the heat.
26 Oct 2016
Jose Mourinho's woes aren't just on the pitch, the Manchester United manager is unhappy about his living arrangements and being separated from his family.

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