On coming out of prison, Bode George declared that the next job was to capture Lagos State for the Peoples Democratic Party.Read More
There have been Emmanuel Udughan, Raji Fashola, Gbenga Daniel and now Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq wants to join them.
The three governors mentioned above have distinguished themselves in the development of sports.
Adekunle Salami has, in his column, asked that the huge money they took to Sudan be refunded.
His grudge was that they knew it would be a wasted journey but they still embarked on it.
My senior colleague Paul Bassey has written on this twice. Sani Toro, a one time FA scribe has commented on it and even quoted Article 22 of the CAF Statutes that clearly states how a vacant position in CAF Executive can be filled.
It amazes me how those who should educate the people are misleading them.
The name of my village is Agu-Obu Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.It is a quiet, very local and peaceful village that boasts of all the attributes of nature but has suffered in the hands of all governments that have existed since the time of state creations.Read More
On August 17, 2009, I sent in the following diary material from Berlin where I was covering the World Athletics Championships:Avinoam Porot is in his 60s. He is an Israeli journalist who would always remind you that he is from a beautiful country.Read More
Baring unforseen circumstances the people who will run our football for next three to four years will emerge after the FA elections tomorrow.Read More
The Sports Committee of House of Representatives yesterday concluded a three day hearing on what led to our failure in the World Cup and recommendations on the way forward for our football.Read More
I was not moved when we crashed out of the World Cup. I never expected wonders from the team. I had prepared my mind for the worst. I saw disaster coming but I never knew it was going to be that bad – that a team would lose two matches and still had a chance to qualify if they won one against a country like South Korea and still failed!Read More
A bronze medal at the Olympics means that you are the third best in the world…But in which other sector do we rank among the top 100?Read More
I am worried that growth of football will be the only victim. Finally, has President Goodluck entered into a plea bargain with the characters who squandered the goodwill of Nigerians? Has he accepted the apology and inadvertently dragged us as usual to several steps backwards?Read More
Edwin Eze, a senior colleague had sent this text: â€œDagama, that was a masterpiece. If we had listened to our analysts in picking local coaches like Siasia, Keshi and Okpala before the World Cup, the tragedy of Lars Lagerback would have been avoided.â€Read More
That reminded me that the government could also mobilise to vote the FA out and still reorganise our football without hurting the game. I strongly believe that President Jonathan was not well advised and those who thumbed up his action acted on the spur of the moment which was understandable. But I know that the President means well and can re-address this issue with time. After all, this government once withdrew from the hosting of the last World Under 17n Soccer Championship after bidding and winning the hosting right.Read More
ONE thing that pains me badly is how forgetful we are. The other is our complex over white skin which I made an issue before they signed foreign coach to replace Amodu Shuabu.Read More
Former sports minister, Musa Mohammed, once got in touch to clear the air on an issue I had raised concerning the bad blood between the Nigeria Football Association and his ministry.Read More