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Compare and Contrast: Branson, Adenuga

By Simon Kolawole, This Day Newspapers: There is one hell of a guy in the UK called Richard Branson. He is called the “guy with the beard”, an entrepreneur who has the knack for the outrageous and the courageous. While schooling at Stowe School, UK,

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In truth, we bluffed our way to ANC bronze!

By: Deacon Ayo Ositelu THE odds against our determined ambition to win the just concluded African Nations Cup title were mightily daunting, even if we did not realise it. For ages, we have always been told by our elders that “a house divided against itself

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Homecoming for a Robotic Ambassador

By Max Amuchie From the mid 1980s up to the 1990s, Nigeria suffered a serious disease called brain drain. Nigerian professionals, the bedrock of the society voted with their feet. Medical doctors and other paramedical personnel moved in droves to America, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and

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Again!

Nigeria’s quest for a third Nations Cup triumph ended yesterday on a very scrappy note. It was a painful loss, not because we were knocked out of the competition but because we lost to a side that has not shown real class since the competition

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Nigerian Police Again!

If there is any group of people I don’t like meeting or having anything to do with – The Nigerian Policemen are on top of the list. I take extra precautions not to cross their paths because I have witnessed them performing all sorts of

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Here comes the Nations Cup

I love Nigerians because of the very optimistic spirit they possess. I have been ‘priviledged’ to listen to different set of people analysing the inability of our great country to qualify for the most glamorous and popular sporting fiesta in the world – the World

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I smell the Marshal’s Anthem

Happy new year folks and wishing you many great things for this new year. I have not posted on this blog for a long time, more than a month now. The common reason is always time but I hope to improve on it. Many interesting

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Stand up for who?………for 2face

Nigeria is one of the few countries where we only celebrate corrupt rich men, bloated politicians and to put a balance to the equation; we promote all our negativities to the outside world. Watching CNN and listening to BBC news attests the fact that the

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The Enigma, called Ronaldinho!

Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho has been named the 2005 European Footballer of the Year. The Brazilian edged out English duo Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard to win the 50th edition of France Football magazine’s prestigious Ballon D’Or award at a gala ceremony in Paris. Ronaldinho, named

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God Save Our Eyes!

It is now an anormally to walk through any street in Nigeria without assaulting one’s eyes. When I was growing up, it was not a common thing to see a woman wearing trousers, talkless of revealing dresses. The slip started occuring when Holywood movies and

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Alametoyatojoooooo…….

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is back at work in his home state of Bayelsa, officials say. He was granted bail in September, on condition he stayed in the UK. He was originally arrested in September in Heathrow airport and some £1m-worth of cash was found in his

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Days like this…………..

I am sitting down in front of my PC wearing a T-Shirt that is most inappropriate for my mood this morning (I am wearing a Nigeria Rocks T-Shirt). Before you start wondering what I am talking about, I had a near terrible experience yesterday. Before

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TGIF

I am always on top of my game whenever the week is running out, especially on Fridays. That is why the word “Thank God It’s Friday” sounds so good to me. It is not as if I am a big socialite or that I am

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Why are champions detested?

For those of us with great passion for the round leather game – football and especially the English Premier League, we have witnessed all sorts of emotions in the past and present. This is a game that breaks barriers and makes every Nigerian become 1

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Long Overdue!

Yes – This first blogging is long overdue! I have been challenged by a number of friends who think that I am more wired not to have my own blog. My answer has always been – TIME. The simple truth is that time will not