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Osinbajo meets Pinnick over NFF crisis as FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, met behind closed doors with the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and some NFF members, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. The meeting was held before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting was called at the instance of Osinbajo. FIFA had on Tuesday threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference with effect from August 20 if the issues bordering on interference were not resolved….

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Tanzania names Amuneke national coach

Former Nigeria attacker, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been named as the coach of Tanzania national team. Wallace Karia, President of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) who announced the deal on Monday said Amuneke will also oversee the other Tanzania teams, including the U-17 and U-20 groups. The former winger who signed a two-year deal with the Tanzanian FA was until recently coach of Sudan’s Premier League side, Al Khartoum SC. “I am happy to start this new job and work hard…

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Why You May Need a Therapist

 Ironically, what makes life, which is enmeshed in problems, meaningful, is its ability to act as our teacher in the tempestuous journey of maturity. Problems are inevitable in life. We learn from them in order to make our lives worth living and purposeful. However, not everyone can cope with these inevitable problems in life. While some people can successfully take care of their life obstacles, others are overwhelmed by them. A good reason to go online and seek a…

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Breaking all the obstacles as a group

As I child, I once asked my father who was happily married for sixty years, what the secret behind his happy marriage was. He studied me for a long time. The expression on his face made me a bit uncomfortable; it left me wondering whether I had asked the most stupid question. Or could it be my father considered me incapable of having a long happy relationship like him? What an arrogant old man he was, I thought, although…

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To ban or encourage the second-hand clothes trade?

Worldwide the second-hand clothes trade has generated about $3.67 billion in revenue, according to the 2016 estimate. From this figure, Africa has a 35% total value of the trade, while Europe, Asia and the Americas and others have 27%, 26%, and 12% respectively. The lives of many Africans have been positively changed due to the income from this business; many Africans have either ventured into the business or benefited indirectly from it. More than that, with the quality advantage…

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Sometimes It has got to be real Or nothing

Imagine you embarked on a journey! Yes, on a journey without knowing your destination! It would be a mere aimless journey, wouldn’t it? Envisage a situation, where you want to change your life, yet you do not actually know what exactly you want to change. Definitely, life can be fruitless and perhaps, dangerous a mission, if one does not know what they want. Sadly, unless you are able to know or identify your wishes in life, you definitely may…

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The Nigerian Political Tsunami that does the Majority no good

The political abracadabra in Nigeria is taking another interesting dimension, this time, reaching a feverish height, following the massive defection of 15 senators from the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The defections of 15 senators from the governing APC followed the police attempt this morning, to block the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu from leaving their houses. What makes the police action very ironic is the fact…

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The Torch: Being Equal To the Task

Life is full of opportunities and choices. If you make a good choice, you reap the profits; however, if your choice is bad, you bear the consequences. More often than not, we have opportunities to positively change our lives and those of others. Think of our educational, political, relationship choices. A wrong decision could drastically lead to unbearable hardship or even destroy lives altogether. Have you really taken into consideration the quality and acumen of the candidates you want…

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Al Hassan case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 6 May 2019

On 20 July 2018, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to 6 May 2019. The hearing was initially scheduled to take place on 24 September 2018. Having considered the submissions and requests of the parties, as well as a number of factors, including the time required for the disclosure of evidence to the Defence and…

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Rome Statute 20th anniversary high-level commemorations generate strong calls for justice

On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representatives of national Senates and Parliaments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, as well as officials of international and regional…

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Family Planning in Africa and Men’s Chauvinism

According to the new UN population report, the population of the world stands presently at 7.6 billion people. In the year 2050, it is expected that about 2.2 billion more people worldwide, will be added to this figure, making the world’s population close to 9.8 billion people in the next 32 years. Presently, Africa has a population of 1.2 billion. However, by 2050, this figure is believed to increase by almost 60%, adding more 1.3 billion people to the…

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Leaving The Political Arena Fearlessly And With Integrity Intact

Ideally, the aim of occupying a political position is to use it to bring about meaningful and positive changes in the lives of others, including, but not limited to providing much needed social services to the populace. Sadly, many a leader in Africa and other places, have rather used their political position to not only enrich themselves but cause unimaginable hardship to others. The result is that, in most cases, when these leaders have left the political territory, their…

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