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FA Cup: Lampard, Arteta seek first trophy as managers

Either Frank Lampard or Mikel Arteta can win their first trophy as managers if they lead their sides to victory when Chelsea clash with Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley. Both former midfielders enjoyed fine careers on the pitch, Lampard becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading goal scorer during a 13-year stay at Stamford Bridge […]

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Schools, families and politics of COVID-19

Apparently caving under intense pressure, the Federal Government has agreed to partial reopening of academic activities in schools starting with students in terminal classes in secondary schools. Till now, government is yet to convince the public on its rationale to open economic and political activities while schools remain on lockdown. Nigeria is fond of doing […]

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When corruption becomes new normal

“If we elect the same corrupt politicians every time, that’s a very clear message that we don’t want a change” – Sukant Ratnakar The audacity of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to go on preaching integrity in a smelly den of corruption is really the height of the hypocrisy of […]

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Funtua: Honour not deserved…

The so-called honour which the Newspaper Proprietors Association (NPAN); the Guild of Editors (NGE) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) purport to have bestowed on Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, who died last week, is not deserved.   It was hasty. At best, the decision was the personal opinion of the individuals purportedly speaking for […]

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Obaseki’s days in Edo

On November 12, 2020, Godwin Obaseki would have spent four years as Governor of Edo State. By the special grace of God, that will be the terminal date of his exit from the power rostrum of Edo State. Of course, he has jumped ship to seek re-election in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but […]

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Reopening of schools: Children’s lives matter

As medical experts forecast, COVID-19, now a pandemic, will downgrade to endemism and over time, a long time, assaulted by the vaccine which the world awaits with bated breath, will fade into the background as a major health issue. Mutant strains are said to be in the works and the cycle of such diseases may […]

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Leicester vs Man United: Vardy fired up for Champions League spot, Golden Boot

Leicester City host Manchester United in a winner-takes-all English Premier League final-day showdown for Champions League football and the Foxes will hope their talismanic forward Jamie Vardy hits the right form to lead them to the Promise Land. Brendan Rodgers’ men had looked nailed-on for a top-four finish when the season restarted in June, but […]

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‘Yes we nag, but on purpose’ women

Expectedly, a barrage of mixed reactions from readers, mostly females, to last week’s topic flooded my mailbox and social media platforms since last weekend till midweek. While some agreed with the line of thought many others deepened the discourse by explaining the rationale behind their nagging attitude. Findings show that three out of five women […]