Eagles condemned to win against Libya, says Akinwunmi

The 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, has said the Super Eagles are condemned to win their double header against Libya in the ongoing African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Eagles, currently with three points after two matches, will take on the leaders, Libya, on October 13, in Uyo, with the second leg four days later in Tunisia. Speaking with media during a reception organised in his honour by the Lagos chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria during the week, the Lagos State FA chairman…

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Seyi Akinwunmi We need to cleanse, restructure nIGERIAN FOOTBALL

The First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, spoke to Saturday Telegraph’s ADEKUNLE SALAMI on his passion for youth football and other crucial issues. Excerpts:   You have been known with youth football over the years, how did the passion started? Firstly, I was interested in football as a youth and I was privileged to play in many youth tournaments while growing up, all those YSFON (Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria) things and I also play street football. There are a lot of these kids, especially the…

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Akinwunmi, Adepoju for Cowbell Football Summer Camp opening

The renowned Cowbell Football Academy run by Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen will take off on Monday, July 23 for the 2018 Summer season. The specialist football programme for youngsters between ages 4 and 18 is billed to kick off with superb funfair at the Main bowl of the National Stadium in Lagos. Dudu-Orumen, known for his versatility in football management over the decades said on Thursday that everything needed to make this year’s event successful has been done. He said, “This our little way of helping to properly develop the game…

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HOSPITALS’ REFUSAL TO TREAT GUNSHOT VICTIMS: THE LIES, THE TRUTHS

Our fears, by doctors The cruel fate of involving in an accident or being shot by robbers could happen to anybody. Given the sanctity of human life, and the fact that the law makes provisions for obligatory treatment and care for such persons, it becomes puzzling to see some Nigerian hospitals still reject gunshot victims. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, looks at this vexatious issue   Doctors, by their professional calling, have a duty to save lives. But the issue of harassment when victims are treated without police report appears…

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FIFA’s sanction: Probe panel sits Tuesday

About four weeks after the expiration of the deadline given to it by the Nigeria Football Federation, the panel of inquiry set up by the NFF to investigate the events that led to FIFA sanctioning the country will sit on Tuesday. The federation had set up Seyi Akinwunm-led four-man committee to unravel the causes of the blunder that led to the country being ducked one point in the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after the world football governing body found the Super Eagles guilty of fielding ineligible defender…

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Hospital light’s disconnection endangers premature babies’ lives –Residents

Residents of Shomolu in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State have criticised the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) for what they described as illegal disconnection of electricity at the community’s General Hospital. According to them, the action has created difficulty not only for patients but also other members of the community. In a letter of complaint addressed to the electricity company and copies sent to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the state House of Assembly and the Local Government, the community berated the company for charging the hospital arbitrary fees. The…

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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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Kidnapping: No going back on execution of culprits – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday insisted that the state government would enforce the state anti-kidnapping law to the letter, saying kidnappers will die if they kill anyone during the course of such criminal acts. Speaking at a sensitisation awareness programme on the law prohibiting kidnapping in the state, Ambode, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Kehinde Joseph, said state would not condone the act of forcefully holding innocent people with the intention of extorting them and their relations. The governor, who expressed worry that several lives…

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APC still clearing PDP mess –Hon. Okeyomi

Hon. Dipo Okeyomi popularly referred to as ‘Carry Go’, is a chairmanship aspirant in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State who is very passionate about the transformation of his area. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, he speaks about the coming local government election in the state and the good things that await the people of his area if voted into office. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts…   How do you feel about the release of the guidelines for the Lagos State local government election, considering that…

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Tackling boat mishap with infrastructure

For many years, residents of Okonudun Erekun, Irewe, Itongbesa and other riverine communities in Ojo Local Government have been living a rustic life. They are geographically located in Lagos State, the nation’s commercial nerve centre, but they do not enjoy many social amenities. They lack good medical facilities, good drinking water, schools and other amenities that make a 21st century community. MURITALA AYINLA writes Waste disposal in these largely riverine communities is primitive and not in conformity with any ideal society as open defecation, urination into the lagoon and the…

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