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SPORTS

First Stadium in Africa, the Year and Location

The Liberty Stadium in Ibadan is the first to be constructed in Nigeria and Africa in 1960. It is an eyesore that the first stadium in Africa and Nigeria is the dilapidated Obafemi Awolowo Liberty Stadium Stadium Ibadan in Oyo State Nigeria. According to a report lately, the Liberty Stadium has said to be finally caught the attention of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the government has promised to begin repair works on the leaking roof of the facility as well as fixing the grasses of the main bowl of the stadium to restore it.

  3 months ago ago
First Stadium in Africa, the Year and Location

SOCIETY

How structures at Liberty Stadium have been turned into drinking joints

The lack of maintenance culture in Nigeria cuts across all levels. In fact, many institutions that were hitherto functioning at optimal capacities have become moribund due to mismanagement of those public facilities. Many years ago, some of these public institutions and facilities were always full of activities taking place, while others, which were up to date, were always patronised by the young and old.

  3 months ago ago
How structures at Liberty Stadium have been turned into drinking joints

RELIGION

The Day Pastor Adeboye Encountered The Woman With Feathers In Her Armpit

One of those days in Pastor Adeboye's crusades, God gave a word to the man of God that there was a woman who had feathers in her armpit rather than hair. Strange things and unbelievable miracles have been known to take place in the meetings of Pastor Adeboye He was surprised at the word and thought nothing like that would ever be. He announced the word thinking nobody will ever come out. It was at a Holy Ghost night which held at Liberty Stadium. When the woman came out in the midst of a massive crowd, both

  2 years ago ago
The Day Pastor Adeboye Encountered The Woman With Feathers In Her Armpit

SPORTS

2020: 7 Things That Would Happen To Sports In Nigeria

After watching Nigeria Sports endure a topsy turvy year in 2019, the Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare has revealed seven of the many innovations he would implementing for the New Year to help address the noticeable decline in his constituency. Mr. Dare on New Year day promised innovations geared at improving the fortunes of sports in Nigeria especially in a crucial year like 2020 as well as other agenda he will pursuing to help improve youth development all round. The Olympic Games is arguably the b

  2 years ago ago
2020: 7 Things That Would Happen To Sports In Nigeria

SPORTS

Nigeria To Deliver 4 FIFA Standard Pitches, 20 Mini Stadia In 2020

Nigeria will assiduously work towards delivering four FIFA standard pitches by the first quarter of 2020 and complete 20 mini stadia across the country before the end of the year.. Disclosing this in a tweet on Wednesday, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday said talks were ongoing between government and a few private individuals concerning the renovation of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, formerly known as Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State. He added that the ministry will in 2020 mon

  2 years ago ago
Nigeria To Deliver 4 FIFA Standard Pitches, 20 Mini Stadia In 2020

SPORTS

Chelsea Set To Lose Another Defender

The 20 years old after an impressive display at the later stage of the season at the Liberty Stadium, the England Under 20 star is set to return to the Championship club for a season long loan. The center defender made 14 appearances for Swansea last season and he helped his side to a late dramatic play - off on the last day of the season. Marc Guehi is of dual Nationality which is Ivory Coast and England but has represented England from Under 16 till present under 21. He captained the England Under 17 team

  1 year ago ago
Chelsea Set To Lose Another Defender

SPORTS

See Crowd At Nigerian League Game In 1970: How Did We Kill Our League?

The Nigerian Football League was the toast of soccer loving Nigerians many decades ago, with thousands of fans travelling with their darling teams all over the nation to watch League and Challenge Cup games. First generation clubs like IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan, Enugu Rangers, Mighty Jets of Jos, Stationery Stores of Lagos etc trooped to Liberty Stadium, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Rwang Pam Stadium and Onikan Stadium respectively in their thousands to watch their darling teams in the 1960s and 1970s. Later

  2 years ago ago
See Crowd At Nigerian League Game In 1970: How Did We Kill Our League?

SPORTS

Showtyme Summer Slam Basketball Tournament Lits Up The City Of Ibadan

The ancient city of Ibadan went agog as the maiden edition of the Showtyme "Summer-Slam" tournament tipped off with both the male and female categories. The indoor gym of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan also popularly known as Liberty stadium was thrown into a frenzy & electrifying atmosphere when the 8 invited teams in the male category and also the 7 invited teams in the female category all battled for the top cash prize.

  5 months ago ago
Showtyme Summer Slam Basketball Tournament Lits Up The City Of Ibadan

SPORTS

See The first Stadium in Nigeria, It Hosted The First Ever Boxing World Title Fight in Africa

The Obafemi Awolowo Stadium located at Liberty road, Ring Road in Ibadan, Nigeria , was originally named the Liberty Stadium until 2010. It is a historic football stadium with a capacity of 25,000 seats. History The stadium was opened in 1960 during the tenure of Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was serving as the Premier of the Western Region at the time. It was named Liberty Stadium in honor of Nigeria's independence. Constructed by direct labour under the supervision of the regional Ministry of Works and Transp

  1 year ago ago
See The first Stadium in Nigeria, It Hosted The First Ever Boxing World Title Fight in Africa

POLITICS

No One In My Male Lineage Ever Attained Age 70 Says Ajimobi As He Clocks 70

Former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, at the medical outreach organised to celebrate his 70th birthday held at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State, said he had a lot to thank God for in reaching 70 years, as no one in his male lineage was able to achieve that milestone before they passed on. He used the occasion to call on political office-holders to always strive to give back to the society even after leaving office. It is on this basis that we decided to conduct this medical outreach. O

  2 years ago ago
No One In My Male Lineage Ever Attained Age 70 Says Ajimobi As He Clocks 70

SPORTS

FG Approves Stadiums And Nysc Camps As Isolation Centres

The federal government has approved the use of four stadiums and Nysc Camps across the nation as isolation centers in the race to alleviate the COVID -19 virus in the nation. The four stadiums approved by the federal government are National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos; Liberty Stadium Ibadan; M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja and Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. All sporting activities are to be placed on hold until the end of the pandemic in the nation. This was disclosed today by the Honorable Minister of Youths an

  1 year ago ago
FG Approves Stadiums And Nysc Camps As Isolation Centres

SPORTS

20 memorable minutes: The day I met, sat and chatted with Nigeria's king of goals, Rashidi Yekini

Photo credit x3: Google images It's eight years today but we still remember Africa's king of goals, Rashidi Yekini. He passed away in still controversial circumstances on the 4th of May, 2012.  When the news hit late that evening that 'gangling' Yekini was no more, the only scene that kept playing in my head even after I'd confirmed that the goalsfather was no more was my first personal encounter with this great son of Africa.  Of course living in Ibadan, the Oke Ado/Liberty Stadium road axis in particula

  1 year ago ago
20 memorable minutes: The day I met, sat and chatted with Nigeria's king of goals, Rashidi Yekini

POLITICS

Tribute to Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Prophesy and Rebirth of a Nation

Chief Awolowo is better remembered today for the efficient manner he administered the affairs of the Western Region of Nigeria as Premier. The welfare schemes of free education, free medical services for children under 18 years, the co-operative system, the domestic science training for women, the Agriculture extension program for local farmers, the information/ Radio vision network, the first Television station in Africa, south of the Sahara, the construction of the Liberty Stadium and efficient maintenance

  1 year ago ago
Tribute to Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Prophesy and Rebirth of a Nation

SOCIETY NEWS

Sen. Isiak Ajimobi to celebrate 70th birthday in grandsytle.

The planning committee has earlier announced the programme to commemorate the 70th birthday celebration of former Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Isiak Abiola Ajimobi. Today Friday 13th December, 2019 being the withness the first programme with jumat service at Isiak Ajimobi mosque Oke-Ado Ibadan 12pm - 2pm. The celebration continues on Saturday 14th of December with a free medical mission which will take place at liberty Stadium Ibadan by 9am - 5pm. The grand finale will be coming up on Monday 16th of December

  2 years ago ago
Sen. Isiak Ajimobi to celebrate 70th birthday in grandsytle.

POLITICS

Tribute to Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Prophesy and Rebirth of a Nation

Chief Awolowo is better remembered today for the efficient manner he administered the affairs of the Western Region of Nigeria as Premier. The welfare schemes of free education, free medical services for children under 18 years, the co-operative system, the domestic science training for women, the Agriculture extension program for local farmers, the information/ Radio vision network, the first Television station in Africa, south of the Sahara, the construction of the Liberty Stadium and efficient maintenanc

  1 year ago ago
Tribute to Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Prophesy and Rebirth of a Nation

SPORTS

How Manchester United could 'line up with Joe Rodon move'

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a summer move for Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon. The 22-year-old, who came through the youth system at the Liberty Stadium, has made 21 Championship appearances for the Swans during the 2019-20 campaign. According to the Manchester Evening News, Swansea believe that Premier League interest will arrive during this summer's transfer window, and United have been mentioned as potential suitors. The report claims that the Steve Cooper's side 'expect' the 20-t

  1 year ago ago
How Manchester United could 'line up with Joe Rodon move'

SPORTS

Sunday Dare Prophesy : Sports ministry to deliver 20 Mini-Stadia Across Nigeria in 2020

Nigeria Sports minister Sunday has confirmed that his ministry will deliver a total of 20 mini stadia across the country before the end of year 2020.   Sunday Dare confirmed this today on his official twitter handle @SundayDareSD in his New Year message.   According to the tweet, ‘‘the ministry will in 2020 monitor and ensure the completion of about 20 mini-stadiums across the country. The Imo-model of one mini-Stadium per Local government by each state will be marketed.’’    The minister in his

  2 years ago ago
Sunday Dare Prophesy : Sports ministry to deliver 20 Mini-Stadia Across Nigeria in 2020

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Opinion: Southern Leaders Are To Blame For The Raw Food Blockade By Northerners

Time has come and gone, great minds have done their bits to put up structures for us as the coming generations but the deficiency and sickness to carry on, hit us hard till we lost it.

  10 months ago ago
Opinion: Southern Leaders Are To Blame For The Raw Food Blockade By Northerners

SPORTS

Manchester City make English football history you need to know as a fans

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City wasn’t even in the title race last season after winning the Premier League title in the previous seasons. Many thought that it was a one-season fall and City would come back stronger this season. At the start of this season, City looked like their old self from the last season and went through a challenging phase. It seemed the top four places were even out of reach for them at one point of time, and they would have to battle for the Europa League places. But Pep Guardiola

  11 months ago ago
Manchester City make English football history you need to know as a fans

POLITICS

Tribute to Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Prophesy and Rebirth of a Nation

Chief Awolowo is better remembered today for the efficient manner he administered the affairs of the Western Region of Nigeria as Premier. The welfare schemes of free education, free medical services for children under 18 years, the co-operative system, the domestic science training for women, the Agriculture extension program for local farmers, the information/ Radio vision network, the first Television station in Africa, south of the Sahara, the construction of the Liberty Stadium and efficient maintenanc

  1 year ago ago
Tribute to Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Prophesy and Rebirth of a Nation