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Commonweath Games: Assessing  African’s Performance

Commonweath Games: Assessing African’s Performance

    How would you assess the performance of African countries at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia? Please tell us your opinion   Medal Table: Rank Nation Total 1 Australia 80 59 59 198 2 England 45 45 46 136 3 India 26 20 20 66 4 Canada 15 40 27 82 5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46 6 South Africa 13 11 13 37 7 Wales 10 12 14 36 8 Scotland 9 13 22 44 9 Nigeria 9 9 6 24 10 Cyprus 8...
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Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

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 share 50-50, whatever would accrue to the country if they get...
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The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

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 the Catholic Church, which he believed were contrary to the doctrine...
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Ethiopia: Hopes in Hopelessness

Ethiopia: Hopes in Hopelessness

The recent dinner reception hosted last night by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his country’s opposition leaders and his promise to listen to alternative views of the opposition is not only a welcome development in a country, where a direct meeting between the government and the opposition is rare. It is indeed a gallant step other African leaders must inculcate. For a country deeply polarised and currently in the deep political turbulence since February, which led to the imposition of the state of emergency, the Olive leaf from...
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Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

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 country. If the latter happens, Nigeria’s fragile economy, which is gradually...
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Liberia: A New Wine in an Old Bottle or a New Bottle With an Old Wine?

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 many people what it means to be poor in a country,...
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Former Super Eagles Star, Tunji Banjo Now works on Train

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, but Banjo hasn’t got that luxury. The same way, the likes...
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Italian Footballer Quits Game to Become Porn Star

Italian Footballer Quits Game to Become Porn Star

  A former Italian footballer hung up his boots at the age of 24 to pursue his dream of becoming a porn star. It may sound weird but it is true. Davide Iovinella was seeking a bigger pay day while plying his trade in Serie D for ASD Calcio Pomigliano. Looking for extra cash, Iovinella took the plunge and applied for a role in an adult movie. Following successful auditions, he was one of 3000 selected to work with director Rocco Siffredi in front of the camera. Iovinella flew to...
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Using Everyday “Reality” to Conceal Racism and Bigotry

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 treating the latter as inferiors and keeping them perpetually dependent. At...
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Joshua vs Parker: Plenty of Sex Fuelling AJ’s bBoxing

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 weighed-in almost a stone lighter than his last fight at 17st...
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