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Sports Betting, Our Beliefs And Contemporary Global Economy Realities -By Ifeanyichukwu Mmoh

2The art of betting has – since I was a kid – been regarded as the occupation of the vagabond. Then, whenever players sat and bet; folks seriously condemned any youngster found around their pool shops. I remember a certain man I knew who actually owned the pool shop and who much later translated his […]

Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Axe: Would Mourinho Have Escaped If He Was Nigerian? -By Fadahunsi Ola

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Putting it straight, if Jose Mourinho was Nigerian, there is no way he would escape Buhari’s anti-corruption war — either by being locked up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or being labelled in the media as corrupt. Having seen his side easily defeated on home soil last month in a UEFA Champions League tie against […]

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Stern test for Eagles in Joburg -By Iwedi Ojinmah

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Almost every Nigerian knows that there is a huge game looming for the Super Eagles on the 17th of this month. Our birds travel down to visit Bafana-Bafana in Johannesburg on Matchday 5 of the 2019 African Cup qualification play-offs. As we know, Group E was thrown into virtual disarray when the South Africans pulled […]

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Re: The Asaba Disgrace -By Philip Agbese

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  “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw The above quote should hit Reuben Abati if indeed he has a conscience and a duty to be patriotic to Nigeria, the land of his birth. It might however mean nothing […]

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Sizzling Fashion, Artless in Pitch -By Oliver Ejike Uja

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  Nigerians love football. The passion for the game is such that each time the Super Eagles play the atmosphere is always electrified and Nigeria supporters are one of the most adorable fans in the world. They drum, sing, dance and display such mien and flamboyance that even draws the opposing fans admirations. Whenever the […]

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A Look at the Top Exciting World Cup 2018 Odds

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We are witnessing a unique world cup in 2018. Most of the teams who were counted as favorites are out of the game and the underdogs have come out on top. Now at the end of the quarter-finals, only four teams remain to fight it out. While you might just want to bet and make […]

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Nigeria’s World Cup Exit -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

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  Nigeria lost to the albiceleste for the umpteenth time on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018. I was disappointed but not surprised for there was nothing that happened in Russia I did not write about in the year 2016 in my article ” TRUISMS, OXYMORON AND FINDING A BALANCE”. My disappointment hinges on the timing of […]

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Uzoho And The Culture Of Stereotypes -By Kehinde Oluwatosin B.

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  Over the years I have questioned the logic of interviewers/employers in restricting the eligibility for jobs to certain age brackets. My line of thought is simple “What is the importance of age when competence speaks?”. Does an older person, who knows the job less qualify than a younger person? Is it not logic to […]

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The Hypocrisy of Corporate Nigeria in Sports Sponsorship -By Uche George Egbe

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  It is often said that a gold fish has no hiding place, and the moment Alex Iwobi scored that goal in Uyo to guarantee Nigeria’s participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles became an object of spectacle, attractive to not only the fans, the media and other stakeholders, but […]

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Yearning for Super Eagles of 94 -By Muhammad Ajah

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How Nigeria can get back the football squad she had of 1994 through 1996 is part of my worries about the Super Eagles. From the onset, I must confess that I have nearly lost interest in the Nigerian football team. I have not been able to figure out what could be responsible for the decline […]

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