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Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing $24 million if they play in the final match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup will hold from June 14 to July 15 in various Russian cities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pinnick told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the money was part of the agreement reached with the players to…

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The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

Recently an esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye, head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claimed that anyone who does not pay tithes is a candidate for hell. Hear him: “Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.” To understand the concept of the “tithe” better, let us go back to the origin of reformation. More than 500 years ago, a German Monk called Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in…

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Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

Normally, when the Messiah comes to the people, he is usually welcomed with euphoria, hope and positive expectations. Not so in Nigeria. No trumpet. No excitement. The declaration of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that he would run for the second term as President has not only caused negative reactions amongst Nigerians, it has equally set the stock market crashing, fuelling fears and speculations that many investors might pick up their billions and find their way out of the…

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Liberia: A New Wine in an Old Bottle or a New Bottle With an Old Wine?

  President George Weah’s dramatic victory in the Presidential election in Liberia did set a strong political earthquake in Liberia and Africa in general. The historic defeat of the ruling party by a man who struggled in the ghetto as a child, trying to find food to survive and later spent much of his life as a footballer, gave hope to many young Africans that nothing can be impossible with much persistence and determination. Perhaps, Weah knows more than…

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Former Super Eagles Star, Tunji Banjo Now works on Train

  Some long-distance Liverpool fans travelling by train to Saturday’s Merseyside derby will have had their tickets checked by a man who once played in an FA Cup semi-final. Tunji Banjo still has a living to make with London Northwestern exactly 40 years after facing Arsenal in one of the biggest games in Leyton Orient’s history, according to a Dailymailonline report. It’s hard to imagine Harry Kane or Eden Hazard spending their retirement shuttling between Milton Keynes and Crewe,…

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Using Everyday “Reality” to Conceal Racism and Bigotry

We live in the world of dichotomy, where unnecessary attention is paid to issues like race, gender, religion and other ideological differences. More often than none, individuals create a “symbolic world,” which explains “realities” of our lives and why things are the way they are. To maintain power or dominance, we use this symbolic world as a presumed superior norm against which presumably inferior groups are tested and found lacking. The subsequent findings, then serve as an excuse for…

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Joshua vs Parker: Plenty of Sex Fuelling AJ’s bBoxing

Athletes differ on their views about sex and active sports but Anthony Joshua has revealed how high number of sex is fuelling him ahead of his showdown with Joseph Parker. David Haye famously once said he does not ejaculate for six weeks prior to a fight. And former world super middleweight champion Carl Froch refrained from fun in the bedroom for weeks before a bout. Muhammad Ali did likewise, according to The Sun report. But Joshua, who on Friday…

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Anthony Joshua Beats Parker on Points

Anthony Joshua has defeated Joseph Parker on points in the world heavyweight fight held late Saturday. The official cards of 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 to give Joshua 21-0 in his career. Nigeria-born Joshua speaking to Sky Sports moments after the fight said, “I’m not going to make any analysis of my performance, that’s for my coach to do. “My strategy was to stick behind the jab – it’s one of the most important weapons – a good jab will…

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The Need For a Historic Peace.

  Peace is the sine qua non to the interpersonal relationship and human co-existence. It is, indeed, a priceless, undeniable recipe for socio-political and cultural development and prosperity. Both on the personal and interpersonal levels, we hardly can achieve much without peace. On the other hand, conflicts can lead to unnecessary destruction – personally and internationally. However, some have equally argued that it takes conflicts, for example, war, to bring peace. Perhaps, that may be, in some cases, true,…

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Okagbare smashes 200m African record

  Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor on Saturday raced home ahead of the pack in record-smashing fashion in the 200m event at the Wes Kittley Invitational at the Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, USA. She not only become the world leader in the event so far this year but also smashed the 22.07 seconds African record set by her compatriot, Mary Onyali some 22 years ago at the Wetklasse Grand Prix in Zurich, Switzerland. It was Okagbare’s opening race of the…

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Nigeria beat Poland 1-0

The Super Eagles on Friday defeated the Poland 1-0 in a friendly match played in Wrocalw, Poland. The Eagles won the encounter with a lone goal scored by Victor Moses. Moses’ second-half penalty came after much pressure and attempts on goal by the Poles at the Stadion Miejski Wroclaw. Eagles found less attacking opportunities at that stage. Poland got the game’s first attempt, as Robert Lewandowski struck the upright with Francis Uzoho in goal for Nigeria well beaten. Lewandowski again…

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Fans To Pay $55 To Watch Nigeria/Poland Match

Football fans will pay between $55 and $63 for the tickets to watch the Super Eagles take on Poland at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, Poland on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. There are also other tickets for the game going from $56 and $58 as stated at viagogo.com. The detail report indicates that there are only 33 tickets left on sale as at Wednesday. The game against a Polish team powered by Robert Lewandowski is Nigeria’s first in the series…

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