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Nigeria qualifies as Messi and Musa star

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Nigeria needed a draw to ensure qualification from group F, while Argentina would want to maintain their World Cup winning record against Nigeria and ensure they avoid France by topping the group. With the array of attacking talents paraded by Argentina, this crucial game against the African Champions promises to ...

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A hard fought victory for the Super Eagles

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After Nigeria’s drab opening game against Iran, the bet was on the Super Eagles to raise their game against Bosnia-Herzegovina and secure a crucial win. A win that would break the African Champions’ record nine game winless streak in the World Cup finals. Nigeria’s Captain Joseph Yobo came on for ...

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Siege of Terror

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“Daddy, why did the bomb affect them?”, my young daughter enquired innocently. She had seen visuals of the hospitalised patients in the aftermath of the May 1 Nyanya bomb blast which had sustained the strings of dastardly attacks that had held the Nation under siege. The shock of the initial ...

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That their grief might cease

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“Consequently, the Igbo customary law, which disentitles a female child from partaking in the sharing of her deceased father’s estate is breach of section 42(1) and (2) of the constitution, a fundamental rights provision guaranteed to every Nigerian. The said discriminatory customary law is void as it conflicts with Section ...

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A Nation under attack

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Nigeria woke up on Monday April 14, 2014 to the shuddering news of a bomb blast at a bus park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja. According to Police reports, at least 71 people are dead and over 124 wounded from the explosion that rocked the densely populated park. Blood ...

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Gambia, no problem

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“Let’s go home Daddy”, Nicole said with resignation. I was intrigued as I watched her Dad try to appease the disturbed girl and reassure her that they would be going home soon. The statement was an unbiased verdict and a vote of no confidence in the prevailing condition of living ...

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The challenge of fatherhood

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It is common to hear a father proudly declare, “that’s my girl/boy” when a child excels but quick to denounce one that fell short of expectations. Fathers are wont to bask in the glory of their children’s success. The question however remains, how much influence did this father have in ...

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