Author Archives: Desmond Ekwueme

I’m Dreaming Brazil – Kenneth Omeruo

Super Eagles reliable central defender, Kenneth Omeruo may be unsettled due to his inconsistent movement from Ado Haag to Chelsea now loaning him out to Middlesborough but the 2013 AFCON hero in this exclusive chat with DESMOND EKWUEME says it won’t shift his focus and determination to shine at Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. Excerpt… You just moved from Holland ...

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Budgets As Tool Of Politics

It is very sad that the Nigerian political system and actions of the political elites recently have been taken a bit to the extreme with the demand for the blocking of the 2014 budget both at the national and state levels by politicians. Last week Thursday in Abuja shortly after their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting the national leaders of ...

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Women, Politics And Power

Recently I watched with keen interest on CNN as troubled Central Africa Republic (CAR) got a new President. My interest actually was not that the country got a new leader but that the leader is a woman in the person of President Catherine Panza. I asked myself, where are the blood thirsty, gun taunting and greedy men who had killed ...

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Students Will Pay For Damage –LASU VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, (LASU) Prof John Obafunwa who was smuggled out of the university by policemen in the heat of last Thursday’s crisis has vowed that students will pay for all damaged properties in the institution. According to one of the aides to the VC who spoke to National Weekender on account of anonymity the ...

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Man Strangles Wife Over Dinner

A 42-year old man named Jimi Akosile has allegedly strangled his Abosede Akosile to death in Sango area of Lagos State. The man a tailor by profession returned home on Saturday night after going to watch Super Eagles thrilling quarter-final game against Atlas Lions of Morocco and demanded for his meal which was not ready. According to eye witness account, ...

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Pirates, Ado Haag Chase Red Hot Uzoenyi

…Tipped For CHAN MVP Super Eagles in-form left-sided midfielder Ejike Uzoenyi is in hot demand and National Weekender can authoritatively reveal that the Rangers Int’l ace is now a major target of South African top side, Orlando Pirates. Officials of the Black Axe are making enquiries about his availability but they have been politely asked to wait till the end ...

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Tribute: Elder Michael Adekeye (Jan 5, 1946 – Jan 1, 2014)

Tears flowed freely at almost uncontrollable proportion as eulogies poured at Ikoyi Cemetery yesterday (Friday 24 Jan., 2014) on the Late Security Chief of the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Dr. Daniel Kayode Olukoya’s, Elder Michael Olatunji Olaiya Ayinla Adekeye who was interred at exactly 12: 13pm. Interestingly the tears and eulogies that rained on the ...

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Baby Factories: Govt Must Act Fast!

The stories of factories where babies are born and sold are not new to Nigerians any more even as they keep embarrassing the country and painting a barbaric image of its citizens before the international community. It is sad that in this computer age Nigeria is being identified among very few countries where this shameful act is still being practiced. ...

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Bastia will revive my game –Sunday Mba

Super Eagles AFCON revelation Sunday Mba in this interview with our correspondent discloses among other salient issues why he chose relegation-bound Bastia in Ligue 1. Excerpt… Your fans are stunned by your shocking move to relegation bound Bastia in Ligue 1, what happened? They should not be surprised. There comes a time in the life of a man when he ...

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Omisore Vs Aregbesola: The Popularity War!

DESMOND EKWUEME writes on the likely two-horse race in the forthcoming Gubernatorial election in Osun State between Senator Iyiola Omisore and incumbent governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola…   Though there are other top contenders in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun State but from all indications and political permutation it is likely going to be a battle of wits between Senator ...

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