AMAJU PINNICK BREAKS JINX, EMERGES NFF PRESIDENT FOR SECOND TERM

David DIAI   Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF President, has again won the 2018 NFF’s elections which was held in Katsina, on Thursday September 20, 2018. The Delta State-born soccer technocrat and administrator, who is also the incumbent President of the Nigeria Football Federation and First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, made history when he broke a six decade … Continue reading AMAJU PINNICK BREAKS JINX, EMERGES NFF PRESIDENT FOR SECOND TERM

RONALDO RETURNS TO MAN. UTD, AS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW UNFOLDS

*CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUPING* Group A: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge; Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV, Inter Milan; Group C: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade; Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Porto, Schalke 04, Galatasaray; Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens; Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim; Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen; Group H: Juventus, Man United, … Continue reading RONALDO RETURNS TO MAN. UTD, AS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW UNFOLDS

DELTA NUJ CORRESPONDENTS FLAY OLUKAYODE THOMAS, OVER CAA ASABA 2018 COMMENTS

    The Delta State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Correspondents Chapel, has responded strongly and taken Mr. Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Communication, CAA Asaba 2018, to the clearners over his comments in his published article titled: “CAA ASABA 2018: DELTA’S DIRTY POLITICS AND THE 2019 ELECTIONS” , describing the said article as his futile effort to do a damage control in … Continue reading DELTA NUJ CORRESPONDENTS FLAY OLUKAYODE THOMAS, OVER CAA ASABA 2018 COMMENTS

CAA ASABA 2018, DELTA’S DIRTY POLITICS AND THE 2019 ELECTIONS (A REPORTER’S DIARY) – By Olukayode Thomas

– OLUKAYODE THOMAS writes on the shenanigans of unscrupulous politicians and journalists who blackmailed the LOC of Asaba 2018 with false reports in order to blight a championships the IAAF and athletics buffs described as great.   INTRODUCTION MY romance with Asaba as a resident began in March 2017. Then, as a member of the board of AFN, I travelled to Asaba with the President … Continue reading CAA ASABA 2018, DELTA’S DIRTY POLITICS AND THE 2019 ELECTIONS (A REPORTER’S DIARY) – By Olukayode Thomas

REMEMBERING ERNEST OKONKWO, THE GOLDEN VOICE OF NIGERIAN FOOTBALL COMMENTARY

This week marks the 28th anniversary of the demise of the man many consider as the greatest Nigerian radio sports commentator , Ernest Okonkwo . Okonkwo who hailed from Nando in Anambra State passed away on 7th August 1990. Below is a tribute done in honour of the great broadcaster by sport’s writer, Tunde Adeleye and published in November, 2017. May his soul continue to … Continue reading REMEMBERING ERNEST OKONKWO, THE GOLDEN VOICE OF NIGERIAN FOOTBALL COMMENTARY

THE JOY AND THRILLS OF ASABA 2018 -By Jackson Ekwugum

Except for crass opportunism, blatant mischief and sheer dishonesty, it is unthinkable that any well-meaning Nigerian would dismiss the just- concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, a.k.a Asaba 2018, as a failure the way Reuben Abati did in an article circulating online. Aside from the fact that it is unfair and illogical to assess the success or otherwise of a major championship like Asaba 2018 … Continue reading THE JOY AND THRILLS OF ASABA 2018 -By Jackson Ekwugum

Okowa Bags NOC Merit Award, Says Award Will Inspire Him To Do More

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has bagged Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Merit Award, in recognition of his outstanding roles and contributions towards  the development of sports in the country. In a colourful award ceremony held in Asaba on Saturday night, August 4, President of NOC, Engr. Habu Gumel personally presented the award to the governor in a glittering occasion which also, saw the presentation … Continue reading Okowa Bags NOC Merit Award, Says Award Will Inspire Him To Do More