I recently watched an Al Jazeera documentary about the progress that is being made by women footballers in Rwanda, more than two decades after the ugly genocide that tore that country apart. While football is not and can never be a panacea for righting the wrongs of the past and making amends for human rights […]
Talking sport economics with Prof Wladimir Andreff
How money will determine which African countries qualify for the 2018 World Cup
Sports economists have written about the impact of the amount spent on sport on countries’ ability to win medals at the Olympics. It is the reason why the United States will always predictably top the medals table every year. Their annual sports spending is above every other country in the world. World champions Germany have […]
Human Trafficking and the Lure of Free Visas: Who regulates Nigeria’s travel operators?
Open today’s Complete Sports newspaper, Nigeria’s biggest sports daily, and you are confronted by adverts promising travelers work and sweet pay in Dubai and Turkey, as long as you have an international passport. An advertiser even sweetens the deal with the headline: “First time ever, Pay back in Dubai!!! Get a 2years Dubai visa + […]
African artistes keep silent as Kwazulu-Natal Kingdom, scene of recent xenophobic attacks, hosts MTVBase Awards
Why have African music stars kept quiet as Kwazulu Natal, scene of xenophobic violence in April against immigrants, prepares to host the 2015 MTVBase African Music Awards?
How social media helped Ondo State counter #IreleOutbreak scare
In April 2015, Ondo State was faced with a health scare after 20 men died in the town of Ode Irele after consuming alcohol laced with methanol. The health ministry’s response via social media helped to quell fears among the populace
Good morning to a New Nigeria
They told us that change is a figment of our imagination, we dreamed it and it is now reality.
Should Nigeria hand a new contract to Stephen Keshi?
I was on TVC this morning as a guest analyst on the Sports Centre show with Juliet Mafua. We discussed the future of Stephen Keshi as Nigeria coach among other hot topics. Watch the video of the exchange below and don’t mind that it was wrongly labelled:
Thoughts on Nigeria’s future
This is the year when we decide whether the thread that binds us is stronger than the hate that threatens to tear us apart.