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Eagles Camp Opens in Wroclaw, Poland

The camp of the Super Eagles will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Nigeria’s friendly match against of Poland or the Bialo-Czerwoni (White and Red) or Eagles, as the Polish national team is known. The two Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup-bound teams will play at the 43,000-capacity Stadium Wroclaw on Friday, 23rd March. Nigeria’s 28-man playing squad also remains together for the second friendly against equally Russia 2018-bound Serbia, at The Hive, London (home…

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$2.8m Will Soon Be Ready For Super Eagles World Cup Outing – Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said the sum of $2.8 million needed for the Super Eagles for their World Cup campaign in Russia should be available by end of April. The football boss announced this on Friday at the inauguration of Odu’a Football Leagues at the Western Nigeria Football Forum office, Cocoa House, Ibadan in the South-west region of Nigeria. He said the federation had been working very hard to get the money ready, adding…

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The Boko Haram Insurgency and the Urgent Need for a Lasting Solution

The latest kidnap of 110 innocent schoolgirls from a school in the town of Dapchi in the North East of Nigeria on Monday by the Boko Haram terrorist group, has increasingly put incredible pressure on the Nigerian government, to take a decisive action aimed at bringing an end the Boko Haram insurgency. The recent audacity of Boko Haram is indeed a big blow and challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari, a former army general and an ex-Military Head of State,…

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Nigeria beat Uganda 102-86 in World Cup qualifier

Returnee Michael James Efevberha hit 20 points and gave 6 assists while Ike Diogu shot 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as Nigeria defeated Uganda 102-86 in FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying match played in Bamako, Mali on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Ugandans had started off very well winning the first quarter 17-11 before Nigeria recovered at 36-29 in the next quarter. D’Tigers would go on to win the remaining two quarters at 28-20 and 27-20 as the East…

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Fortuna Sittard suspends Sunday Oliseh

Netherlands’ second tier side Fortuna Sittard have suspended a former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh for what the club calls “unacceptable actions.” The Nigerian has responded in very strong terms insisting he was unjustly suspended for being professional in his dealings. The club statement released on Wednesday said the foremer Super Eagles captain has been put on “non-active” duties, stopping short of saying he has been sacked. The statement adds, “Several attempts by the club to encourage a change in…

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Africa And Birth Control: From Boom To Doom

Lack of Family planning is one of the biggest challenges facing Africa today. It leads to socio-economic doom. So are the health problems associated with lack of family planning enormous. Ironically, Africans are so much emotionally attached to children, but sadly, the worst thing you can do to a child is to bring them into the world without taking good and proper care of them. Every child deserves the unconditional love of the parents and that includes being able…

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Nigeria releases 2018 World Cup shirts

The Nigeria Football Federation has released the Super Eagles home and away kits for the 2018 World Cup as the Eagles pay homage to their USA 1994 campaign. The home shirt released in the UK on Wednesday features a bright green-and-white zig-zag pattern spreading across the torso and the contrasting sleeves. Nigeria’s away shirt for the Russia World Cup is more understated and closer in resemblance to their more recent shirts with an all-over dark green design. The Mail…

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) As a Vote Enticer In Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone prepares for the forthcoming general elections, scheduled in March, female genital mutilation (FGM) has become, ironically, an enticing piece of meat to grab votes from the poor electorate. While many countries in the world and aid agencies are busy discouraging girls from undergoing female genital mutilation, which has been proved medically to have many dangerous health repercussions, some politicians in Sierra Leone – especially candidates in the upcoming elections – are in fact, buying voters’ votes…

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Nigeria beat Angola, secure CHAN semi-final spot

Super Eagles B grabbed a semi-final ticket of the 2018 African Nations Championship with a 2-1 comeback win over Angola. The match was played Sunday at the Grand Stade de Tanger in Morocco. Eagles rallied back from a goal down scored by Angola’s Vladimir Vá’s until less than three minutes to the end of the match. Goals from Anthony Okpotu and Okechukwu Gabriel Nigeria in stoppage-time and extra-time respectively saved the day for Nigeria. Nigeria will now battle Sudan…

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Religion in Africa and That Bunch of Irony

Africa is a continent of irony; religious practices are, indeed not far from this social reality. They are often simply entangled in the web of deceit and sarcasm. While the Western world brought Christianity to Africa, Africans are far more fanatical, zealous  – and ironically, rigid –  about religion than their Western counterparts. In most cases, African religious leaders interpret religious texts in such a shallow way that they do not give one a room for an alternative interpretation….

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African Social Problems and the Religion Business

When Karl Marx, the German philosopher, and respected economist described religion as “the opium of the masses” in his book  A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, published  in 1843, he meant that religion had certain practical functions in society similar to the function of opium administered to a sick or injured person. The opium helps to minimize the immediate pain and suffering of the patient and provides them with pleasant illusions. At the same time,…

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