Kanu: Demise of a soldier of democracy…

Emmanuel Oladesu   DEATH has sneaked into the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), snatching Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu. He was a detribalised leader; a core believer in one Nigeria. That national outlook was premised on his exposure, training and cosmopolitan disposition as a soldier and statesman. But, more important was his vision and target. His focus throughout…

Wanted: School boys as Golden Eaglets…

Ade Ojeikere   I really haven’t celebrated any age-grade feat by Nigerian teams at the continental or global levels. I have always insisted on having school children participate in such tournaments if we truly understand what sports development at the grassroots entails. Our penchant for winning every game or competitions where we have been enlisted…

UNDER PRESSURE: Troubled Madrid seek redemption against Alaves…

Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from two disappointing defeats when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign away to struggling Alaves tonight. The reigning La Liga champions will be without their coach Zinedine Zidane after tested positive for Covid-19, yesterday. The positive test comes a day before Madrid travel to Alaves in…

Nigerian Players Round Up…

Games are coming fast and furious in top European leagues while the FA Cup Fourth Round fixtures hold across in England reports TUNDE LIADI.   Even under a new manager, Juan Jose Rojo Martin (Pacheta), result might stays the same for Kelechi Nwakali’s SD Huesca who are still rooted to the bottom of the SPANISH…

PDP Southwest: Will Fayose laugh last?…

Sentry   THE zonal chairmanship ambition of Dr. Eddy Olafeso in the Southwest zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is receiving more boost daily. Olafeso, who enjoys the support of former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, reportedly just bagged the endorsement of some prominent leaders in Oyo State like Chief Nureni Akanbi, Alhaji Bisi…

APC membership registration intrigues…

Sentry   ALTHOUGH the Chairman of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, has been talking tough, promising to sanctions members who sabotage the forthcoming membership registration/revalidation exercise in any way, feelers emanating from some parts of the country indicate that the registration may not pass without…

Time for Governor Bello to end COVID-19 fantasies…

Vincent Akanmode   MY extended family was thrown into mourning last week with the death of a beloved member after she was denied admission at the National Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja. She had left her base in one of the states in the Northeast to attend the burial of her younger sister in Kogi State only…

Arrest me if you can, Sunday Igboho dares Makinde…

By Alao Abiodun Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has challenged Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde to arrest him if he can over the eviction order he issued to herdsmen last week. Ighoho had issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fulanis in Igangan in Ibarapa East local government to quit over alleged kidnapping and…

Seven things to know about Sunday Igboho…

By Alao Abiodun and Adeyinka Akintunde In the ancient City of Ibadan everyone knows the name Sunday Igboho. He is a politician and a grassroots mobiliser. He has a reputation for defending people against injustice. One will probably ask a question “Why did Sunday choose the nickname “Igboho”? During one of his interviews, he told…

Makinde to CP: Treat as criminal elements those stoking ethnic...

By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday charged the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko to arrest and treat as common criminals those fueling ethnic tension and fanning the embers of crisis in the state. This is as he also called for more synergy between the police and the Western Nigeria…