Presidential retreat on sports

IN the aftermath of the abysmal performance of Nigerian athletes to the London 2012 Summer Olympics and determined to develop a road-map for the future, President Goodluck Jonathan on October 22, 2012 hosted a Presidential Retreat on Sports aptly titled: From playgrounds to podium.

Alex Ekwueme at 80

FORMER  Vice President in the Second Republic, Dr. Alexander Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, recently joined the octogenarian club and the occasion was marked throughout the length and breadth of the country.

Ondo State and victory for democracy

THE October 20, 2012 gubernatorial election in Ondo State has come and gone. But it would remain a watershed in the political history of Ondo State, the South West and that of Nigeria. It has ushered in a new dawn in politicking and this is a healthy development for the country. It would deepen Nigeria's long sought democracy.

Sheila Solarin: A triumphant life

Sheila Solarin’s life and times remain inseparable from the record of the remarkable Dr Tai Solarin who passed on nearly 20 years ago. While he lived they ran their lives like Siamese twins that never experienced the work of the surgeon’s scalpel to part them. Nature did eventually sever them though.

Government must embrace the private sector

CONCERNED by the widening gulf between it and government at the federal and state levels, the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has called for a closer relationship between the private sector and government.

Super Eagles, so, so super but.....

THE Super Eagles, Nigeria’s national football team recently brought smiles to the faces of many Nigerians when it defeated the Liberia, to secure the ticket to the 2013 Africa Nations Cup (ANC) slated for South Africa. The match was played at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.