LMC’s soft measures won’t help football

Football hooliganism is a huge bane followers of the game all over the world detest because it could lead to death or permanent disability. World football governing body FIFA, is very serious about fair play in all its operations. Nigeria’s domestic league in the past years has been playing second fiddle to leagues in Europe and even some parts of the continent like South Africa. The League Management Company has told all that cared to listen that there was need to bring fans back to the stadia. In the past,…

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Depression: When to seek medical assistance

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently declared depression, which could lead to disability and death, the world’s most widespread illness.For someone living with depression, talking to a person they trust is often the first step towards treatment and recovery, reports APPOLONI A ADEYEMI   Depression is not a new disease condition. It has been in the world from the time of old. Recent events have however brought it to the front burner, prompting attention to be focused on it. World Health Organisation, WHO, last month raised the alarm, alerting…

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So, even God knows!

BOLA BOLAWOLE TREASURES

Last week’s “The havoc of namechange” was a revelation to many people. Akin, a friend who now lives in the United States, said he never knew me as anything other than Bola Bolawole. And thanks, my brother and friend, Tunji Bakare, for the correction. “Oje” in Yoruba has to do with “Egungun”, that is, masquerades, and not drummers as erroneously interpreted here last week. “Ayan” is for the drummers while “Oje” is for the masquerades. I should have known that because I have many Ayans as friends, such as Ayanbadejo,…

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Thunder strikes housewife in Benue

Thunder, at the weekend, struck a housewife to coma at Ejor- Akpa community in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State and wreaked havoc on five other communities including parts of Otukpo Local Government. The thunder was preceded by a downpour, the first this year in Akpa axis of Otukpo and part of Utonkon in Ado. The rain, which started at 2.30 p.m., lasted till 4 p.m. It was accompanied by thunder and windstorm which destroyed many houses and economic trees at Ogyoma, Allan, Ejor-Akpa as well as Ojije villages…

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Herdsmen’s attacks: Enugu community renews call for adequate security

One year after the Fulani herdsmen attacked Ukpabi-Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, killing hundreds of people, residents of the community have again called for adequate security as fear of another imminent attack had enveloped the community. This, they said became imperative following their status as neighbor to Kogi state where the Fulani Herdsmen launched the attacks last year. According to one of the Nimbo leaders, Engineer Ozomene, “Nimbo needs a very strong security presence. The Fulani herdsmen that attacked our people came from Kogi State,…

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The havoc of name-change

BOLA BOLAWOLE TREASURES

Sometime last week I was reading a newspaper report about some coming books where the author, Bisi Daniel, was described in flowery terms as a seasoned journalist and writer. I cracked my brain to see if I could figure out who this person was. Of course, I did not expect to “know” all top flight journalists but imagined that the name should at least ring a bell. It was not until I read further, when some of the earlier works of the author were mentioned that I screamed. Bisi Ojediran…

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Pollution: Death hovers on Ile-Ife

  Enveloped by plumes emitted by a steel scrap recycling company, located at Fashina Area of Ile-Ife, Osun State, researchers have confirmed that sooner than later, dwellers of this community may begin to develop emission-induced terminal diseases, except something drastic is done. MOJEED ALABI, who was in this community for one week, reports       Prior to his appointment as a guard at the palace of the Oba of Fashina community in Ile-Ife in 2012, Mr. Sunday Amadi, from Akpoa village, Ebonyi State, his wife, Grace and their three…

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