Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies aged 60

Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies aged 60

>Late Diego Maradona. Diaego Maradona. By Nicolás Misculin, Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60. Beloved in his homeland after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and adored in Italy for taking Napoli…

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Okowa mourns over demise of J.P. Clark

Okowa mourns over demise of J.P. Clark

Late Prof. J.P. Clark. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent profound condolences to family of renowned poet and playwright, Prof. John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo who passed on Tuesday. The late professor reportedly died at a Lagos hospital. He was 85. The deceased hailed from Kiagbodo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta and was a younger brother to former Information Minister, Chief Edwin Clark. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa…

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Renowned poet, literary giant, J.P. Clark dies at 86

Renowned poet, literary giant, J.P. Clark dies at 86

Late Prof. J.P. Clark. Prof. John Pepper Clark, the renowned poet, author and literary giant is dead, according to a statement by family members released today. The statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark for the family, and Ilaye Clark, for the children disclosed that the emeritus professor of literature died in the early hours of today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020. He was aged 86. Excerpts from the statement reads: “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of…

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Funkekeme mourns ex-AG Dafe Akpedeye, SAN

Funkekeme mourns ex-AG Dafe Akpedeye, SAN

Late Mr. Dafe Akpedeye (SAN). The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon has expressed great shock over the transition of Dafe Akpedeye, Barrister at Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dafe Akpedeye was a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State. In a statement by his Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tebefia Ogbeni, Rt Hon Funkekeme Solomon described the late Dafe Akpedeye as a…

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TRIBUTE – Walter Carrington: The African child returns home

TRIBUTE – Walter Carrington: The African child returns home

Late Ambassador Walter Carrington. Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa. One of the most dangerous periods in our history was from 1995 to 1998 when the usurper, General Sani Abacha, bared his fangs. He detained without trial, maimed and killed patriots without batting an eyelid. In fact, he maintained death squads, the most infamous being the so-called Strike Force. At least a dozen journalists were imprisoned or detained. One of them, Bagauda Kaltho never returned….

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Replace Big Brother Naija with show that projects country’s values, cultures and traditions, says Ooni

Replace Big Brother Naija with show that projects country’s values, cultures and traditions, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. By Dorcas Elusogbon The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for the replacement of the Big Brother Naija show with better show that will boost the strength of Nigerians youths. Ooni Ogunwusi, made the call when he played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in Ile-Ife,…

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TRIBUTE – Ranti Shoewu: Living for others

TRIBUTE – Ranti Shoewu: Living for others

Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa. The Principal of the Methodist Boys’ High School, MBHS, Lagos, my alma mater, Mr. David Famoroti, was a strict disciplinarian. He was called the ‘Governor’ because, like the military governors of the 1970s, his word was law. There was an adult education school which ran on the premises in the evenings. It was to give adults, workers and other category of Nigerians who did not have the benefit of…

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TRIBUTE – Celebrating KONGI, my ideological mentor at 86

TRIBUTE – Celebrating KONGI, my ideological mentor at 86

Prof. Wole Soyinka. ‘There is no doubt that I have always shared an ecumenical ideology and kindred spirit with Kongi. His natural spur to resist oppression, instinctive spontaneity to defy authoritarianism and his impregnable commitment to civil liberty makes him my natural ideological mentor.’ By Kayode Fayemi Africa’s most iconic literary maestro and one of the world’s most influential citizens is 86 today. With his ageless physique, it is almost difficult to acknowledge that our…

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FOCUS – Prince Ned, Princess Regina – A marriage of two stars

FOCUS – Prince Ned, Princess Regina – A marriage of two stars

Prince and Princes Ned Nwoko. By Fred Akpewe The arrival of a son for Prince Ned Nwoko and Princess Regina Nwoko a while ago signaled the high point of the marriage of two stars. This most celebrated marriage in Africa has taken the media by storm and redefined the African love in a way that is both positive and esoteric. Ned Nwoko is an accomplished businessman, Antarctica explorer, international lawyer, politician, environmentalist and philanthropist. Princess…

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PERSPECTIVE – Retooling the Almajiri

PERSPECTIVE – Retooling the Almajiri

Mr. Felix Oboagwina. By Felix Oboagwina Covering the transition programme of the Third Republic in the 1990s meant I travelled much. Prior to that time, I never crossed the River Niger Northwards, although Dad and Mum told me they took me as a baby up to Bacita and Jebba in Kwara State during my father’s many transfers under G. Cappa Nigeria Limited, the Italian construction giant of those days. As a journalist, I reported politics…

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