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Thierry Henry’s Monaco adventure

Thierry Henry needs little or no introduction to the football world. A terrific and meticulous player he was, who was a nightmare to the defence of his opponents and had mesmerized many goalkeepers during his impeccable football days. His prolific career came with fame and money. After retiring from the active football, the 41-year-old Frenchman went into coaching, working as the assistant head coach of the Belgium national team, which displayed excessive class and success during the last World…

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Leadership and the Principle of Destructo-creativity

“Effective leaders sacrifice much that is good in order to dedicate themselves to what is best.” John C. Maxwell   For a seed to grow, it must first die before it germinates and springs into life. Life is all about making sacrifices aimed at achieving something worthy. It is said that a ship without a captain is destined for destruction. From managerial competence, integrity, decisiveness, empowerment, sincere enthusiasm, great communication skills, loyalty etc, leaders are not born, but rather…

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Nigeria’s Uzoho sad to miss South Africa, Uganda games

Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is sad that he will be out of action for four weeks after he suffered a rib fracture, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Elche goalkeeper will therefore not take part in the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against South Africa on November 17 and the friendly against Uganda billed for Asaba, Delta State. The on-loan Deportivo La Coruna keeper was in action for Elche when they lost 5-1 Cadiz in Sunday’s Segunda…

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Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic explains his refusal to wear poppy

Manchester United’s midfielder Nemanja Matic explained why he did not wear a poppy on Saturday during their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth. Matic said the poppy reminds him of the bombing of his village in 1999 when he was 12 years old. The 1999 bombing was part of a NATO-led military campaign aimed at driving out Serbian forces from Kosovo and eventually led to the independence of Kosovo. Nemanja Matic was the only Manchester United player, who did not wear…

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Time waits for no one

The one thing I really like about the clock, is that it keeps on going forward – not backward. Forward ever, backward never. If the clock stops going forward, it is in most cases, due to mechanical or battery problems. Otherwise, it is all about forward ever. Hum. Interesting indeed, isn’t it? How does this reflect human life? Life goes on. Does it apply to the African situation? The time factor does indeed explain certain issues in human life….

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ICC President concludes mission to the seat of the United Nations

The President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, has concluded an official mission to the seat of the United Nations (UN) in New York. During his visit, which lasted from Monday, 29 October until Thursday 1 November 2018, President Eboe-Osuji addressed the UN General Assembly to present the Court’s annual report to the United Nations. He also held a number of meetings with representatives of States and officials of the United Nations, and gave a lecture at…

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Political Metamorphosis Continues in Ethiopia as Woman elected head of Country’s top court

Meaza Ashenafi a prominent Ethiopian human rights lawyer has been unanimously elected as the first woman to head the country’s federal supreme court. Her appointment is one of the many positive political earthquakes taking place in Ethiopia ever since the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, took office in March 2018 and started ushering in a series of reforms in Ethiopia, a typically patriarchal country. Meaza Ashenafi’s appointed followed that of Sahle-Work Zewde, who was elected Ethiopia’s first female President by…

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FIFA issues Ghana’s Nyantakyi life ban

Ex-Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules, FIFA announced on Tuesday. Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules, the world football governing body said. FIFA launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter earlier this year. FIFA also fined Nyantakyi 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,000). Before his fall from power, Nyantakyi was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a…

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Nigeria: Rohr drops Onazi, Mikel still out, Osimhen returns for S’Africa

Mikel Obi has again been left out as Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr calls back former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen after a long time out, with another U17 World Cup winning forward Samuel Chukwueze earning the first call Stand-in Captain Ahmed Musa and 20 others were also invited for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg on November 17. The same group will prosecute the…

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Angela Merkel resigns as party leader, steps down as German chancellor in 2021

Germany’s Angela Merkel has resigned her position as the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader with immediate effect and promised to step down as chancellor in 2021, following recent election setbacks. Her decision seems to herald the beginning of the end of her 13-year political journey and dominance of European politics. Angela Merkel has been the leader of her CDU party since 2000, making her one of the longest-serving CDU party leaders. Her decision to step down as the party…

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Gender equality or Revolution as Sahle-Work Zewde elected Ethiopia’s first female president?

Sahle-Work Zewde has been elected Ethiopia’s first female President by the country’s members of parliament, following the unexpected resignation of her predecessor, Mulatu Teshome. An experienced diplomat, Ms. Sahle-Work who, until her appointment, was the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the UN representative at the African Union, has become Africa’s only female head of state. Her election came just a week after the reform-minded Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed created history by appointing 10 women to ministerial positions in…

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 Africa: Leadership and Developmental Priorities

  Experts have argued that Africa has at least 200 billion dollars sustainable development investment potentials. Arguably, developments and poverty eradication in Africa have witnessed some progress in the last 60 years. According to the UNO, poverty has been reduced worldwide from about 40% to fewer than 20% in the last 30 years. While many countries in the world have made significant progress in the areas of health, education, infrastructure, living standard, etc. the majority of African countries with their…

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