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Aiteo/NFF Awards: Musa named Nigeria’s Player of The Year

Aiteo/NFF Awards: Musa named Nigeria’s Player of The Year

Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa was named Nigeria’s Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards. The event was held Monday night at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Nigerian 2018 World Cup hero was voted ahead of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo of Shanghai Shenhua for the topmost award of the night. Musa made it a double feat by also winning the Best Goal of the Year award with his World Cup hit against Iceland. The glamorous...
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1994 Super Eagles grateful, says Oliseh

1994 Super Eagles grateful, says Oliseh

 Nigeria’s ex-international and former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Legend’s Award given to the Super Eagles 1994 squad. Oliseh said that words could not explain how happy he was for the recognition and urged other sports federations to emulate the NFF by honouring the nation’s sports heroes. He told the filled hall at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos venue: “Indeed it is a great one for me and my teammates, those of us alive; we are very proud...
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Proverb of the week: A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation.

Proverb of the week: A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation.

Akavia kakhuanyisivyanga mumasika. (Nyala, Kenya) Mazishi hutoa nafasi ya Upatanisho. (Kiswahili) Le deuil est une occasion de réconciliation. (French) A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation. (English) The proverb, which is used amongst the Abanyala group in Kenya, teaches the importance of peace and reconciliation amongst people, which leads to social progress.  Abanyala is one of the dialects of the Luhya (also called Luyia or Abaluyia) ethnic group, which made up about 16% of Kenya’s total population of 38.5 million. The Abanyala people are the polygamous Bantu ethnic group, predominantly...
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Gonzalo Higuain retires from international football

Gonzalo Higuain retires from international football

Argentina’s striker, Gonzalo Higuain has announced on Thursday that he would retire from international football with his South American country. The 31-year-old Chelsea player, who is on a loan from Juventus made 75 appearances and scored 31 goals for Argentina. His last engagement for the Albiceleste was in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they narrowly won 2-1 against Nigeria. Although Higuain insisted his decision to quit international football was borne out of family grounds, it is hardly a secret that the Argentine national team has been recently a...
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Solskjaer confirmed as Man Utd permanent manager, earns less than Mourinho

Solskjaer confirmed as Man Utd permanent manager, earns less than Mourinho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was appointed by Manchester United as a caretaker to replace Jose Mourinho has been offered a permanent contract by the club. However, the Norwegian will earn half of Jose Mourinho’s £15million-a-year salary. Mr. Solskjaer just signed a three-year contract yesterday worth £7.5million-a-year. The permanent contract came, following his impressive performance, which saw him win 14 of his 19 matches since he took over from the Portuguese. Under his watch, Solskjaer successfully led the club to within two points of the top four. More than that, he...
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Taking dreadlocks to another level

Taking dreadlocks to another level

Dreadlocks have become so common now in both men and women. Unlike a few years ago, people who spotted dreadlocks were said to be wayward. A common misconception then about people with dreadlocks is that they don’t wash their hair. Now, it’s the in –thing with both young and old fighting for space in the dreadlock world! As much as many people think wearing dreadlocks is the easiest hairstyle, it is well, not easy or cheap if you want them to look clean and neat. That calls for its proper...
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Sober reflections on global environmental hazards and damages

Sober reflections on global environmental hazards and damages

There is no doubt that many oil companies have blood in their hands due to the environmental hazards they have caused, globally. The immediate and long-term effects of those environmental damages cannot be underestimated. From the pollution of the ecosystem (soil, water, sea, air, plant, etc) to hazards to the human, animals, the drilling of oil comes with a huge income and many challenges to the society. Many oil companies have been accused of paying little or no attention to the environmental impacts of their businesses but rather, focusing mainly...
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Issues of democracy and the rule of law as the US denies visas to the ICC Investigators

Issues of democracy and the rule of law as the US denies visas to the ICC Investigators

The United States has often portrayed itself as the pillar of democracy and the rule of law. For long, this view of the US had been the impression of many around the world when they talked about the USA. But that positive impression seems to have come under doubts of recent. Sadly, the decision of the US not to issue visas to staff of the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigating abuses allegedly committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan does more than put the US’ democratic credentials under serious scrutiny; it...
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ICC President of the Assembly of States Parties regrets withdrawal from the Rome Statute by the Philippines

ICC President of the Assembly of States Parties regrets withdrawal from the Rome Statute by the Philippines

The President of the Assembly of States Parties, Mr. O-Gon Kwon (Republic of Korea), has reiterated his regret regarding the withdrawal of the Philippines, effective as of 17 March 2019, from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”). President Kwon noted, “the Assembly of States Parties, comprising more than 120 States from all regions of the world, is fully committed to the Court’s mandate: to help put an end to impunity for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.” “I sincerely hope...
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Champions League: Quarter-finals draw

Champions League: Quarter-finals draw

The draw of the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been revealed with Spanish giant FC Barcelona, drawn against Manchester United, while two English clubs Tottenham and Manchester City will play against each other. With the draw, Premier League leaders Manchester City will play their rival Spurs three times in 11 days. Ajax of  Amsterdam, Netherland will battle against Juventus of Turin with all eyes on Juventus’ super talent Christiano Ronaldo. Porto FC of Portugal will face last year’s finalists Liverpool, who lost to Real Madrid in the finals last...
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