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The attention of the African Basket Ball League and Africa Sports and Entertainment Management Company Limited (collectively, the “ABL”) has been brought to a press release issued by the Nigerian Basket Ball Federation (“NBBF”) on various social media platforms.
At the outset, it is important to state that the ABL would have refrained from joining issues with the NBBF in the media, but is constrained to promptly make this succinct statement to correct the various patently inaccurate statements contained in the NBBF’s press release. Equally significant, is to state that nothing that the ABL has done came as a surprise to the NBBF.  Indeed, quite the contrary.


By Ifeanyi Afuba
         The world is in a tragic state when salesmen do not believe in their products.
                                             - Fulton Sheen
It is some ten months now since I lent my voice to other interventions asking you to relent in opposition to the Vatican’s appointment of Most Rev Peter Okpaleke as the Bishop of Ahiara Catholic Diocese. My letter of April 2015 published in both the mainstream and social media was directed at you the priests for the simple reason that you are considered the inspiration behind the revolt in the Diocese and secondly, for the fact that to whom much is given, much is expected. As I indicated in the aforementioned comment, your stance on the subject matter is something of a puzzle to some of us considering that you are far more educated on Church history and teachings than we, the laity. Your role in this saga is a riddle because you cannot be in doubt about the consequences of the ensuing course of events.

Anambra will no longer tolerate PDP’s multiple candidature- APC

Our party is glad at the incremental progress made so far in the clean-up of elections conducted particularly in Anambra State and generally in Nigeria.

We are therefore as worried as Anambra Central constituents and the rest of Anambra State sympathizers that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which lost all the aptitude to be run as a political party is once again returning to its degenerate ways of unleashing multiple candidates in one race as a fowl winning strategy.

More Beautiful Artwork From Oresegun Olunmide--Pictures That Will Beat Your Eyes

More Beautiful Artwork From Oresegun Olunmide--Pictures That Will Beat Your Eyes


Another Explosive Art-work Collections That Blow-Up Your Mind

I fall in love with this Art work each time I flip around it, I feel I should share these  creative art work with you guys.
See more beautiful  collections below,..........!


Dark Days Await American Politics

You know that adversity has well and truly come to the forest when the pawpaw fruit tree takes the floor at a gathering of the denizens and demands to be counted as one its stalwarts.
You know that it is a dark era in American politics when the prohibitive front runner for the Presidential ticket of the Republican Party –hereafter the GOP, as in Grand Old Party – is the foul-mouthed Donald Trump, his immediate challenger is the venal Ted Cruz, and the other contestant whom it would be courteous to call a challenger is the robotic Marco Rubio.


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Attention has been drawn to the publication of the NBBF addressing the launch of the African Basketball League (ABL) games at the Landmark Arena in Lagos Nigeria. The ABL is a legally registered entity in Mauritius as Africa Basketball League Mauritius Limited doing business in Nigeria as the Africa Sports and Entertainment Management Company (ASEMC). It is constituted of six franchises with three franchises Lagos Warriors, Lagos Islanders and Lagos Stallions all based in Nigeria and Dakar Rapids in Senegal, Abidjan Rapids from Cote D’Ivoire, and Libreville Izobe based in Gabon.

The league launched with rousing success and fanfare with games on March 5th between the Lagos Stallions and the Dakar Rapids and March 6th between Lagos Warriors and the Abidjan Ramblers. The games were highly entertaining and captivating with high level of basketball and entertainment from musical performances to high impact dance routines from cheerleaders. Fathers, mothers, kids, celebrities, couples, Lagos state Sports commissioner, Lagos State Basketball Federation Chairman, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Senator Ben Bruce, Jay Jay Okocha and many more were in attendance and had a great time.

The ABL is here to stay as the public demand far outweighs NBBF’s desire to stop and hinder the progress and development of basketball in Nigeria and in Africa. The ABL has been able to achieve in one weekend what the NBBF has never achieved in its history of ‘governing’ basketball.

The ABL’s purpose is to advance the development of basketball through private sector investment to create jobs for the youth of Nigeria and Africa. Nigerian and African youth need jobs. They need opportunities and a viable platform to display and nurture their God-given talent. With the decline of oil prices, the need to diversify the economy is critical to Nigeria’s job creation for the youth. The ecosystem of jobs that basketball and sports creates are enormous. Job opportunities through basketball include the players, administrators, coaches, officials, trainers, sports medicine, sports tourism, manufacturing, merchandising and the list goes on and on.


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The African Basketball League has officially tipped off on Saturday March 5th 2016 at the Landmark Event Centre with the Dakar Rapids of Senegal making history by winning the first game in the season.
Vector, CDQ and a host of other entertainers bounced around a giant stage and entertained fun lovers who came in their hundreds to support the new big thing in Nigeria, ABL
In his opening speech, the CEO of ABL, Ugo Udezue welcomed the six participating teams; Lagos Islanders, Stallions and Lagos Warriors from Nigeria, Dakar Rapids from Senegal, Abidjan Ramblers from the Cote d’Ivoire and Izobe Basketball Club from Libreville.

Obiano has little to celebrate- APC • Demand date for LG elections

We are embarrassed and Anambra State with us, that Gov Obiano is dusting the drums to celebrate two years in office when he is yet to separate the judiciary from the executive; yet to allow Anambra State have a legislature without interference; yet to allow Anambra State vote for their leaders at the local .government level and claim their monies being wasted in Awka on patronage of a political party; and yet to pay workers.

FRSC releases interim report on crash that killed Minister James Ocholi, wife, son

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, on Monday released an interim report on the auto crash that killed the Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi and his wife and son.
Mr. Oyeyemi attributed the accident to a busted tyre which resulted in the loss of control and somersaulting of the minister’s official car.

Centenary and testimonial game: Rooney, Drogba, to play for Yobo Novelty Match

-Drogba, Yobo and Rooney
Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney would lead a galaxy of European and African players to the Joseph Yobo Centenary and testimonial game to be played on May 27, 2016 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Yobo, former captain of the Super Eagles who

Award Winning Creative Art Work From YabaTech Poly Student

When I first saw these art works, I first related it to works from Germany and America, until when I did a research and got to see its a final year student project work of a HND Two pupil of Yaba College of Technlogy Yaba,  Lagos.

Umeh's Arrest Is Legitimate and Constitutional ----Lawyer

A constitutional law in Anambra state , Barrister Akirika John-Okolie  has described Chief Victor Umeh's arrest as legitimate and procedural, a process carved out by the constitution to interrogate  person suspicious of committing an offence  contrary to the law of the land.


President Buhari Appoints Orelope As SSA On SDGs

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the immediate past deputy governor of Lagos state , Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire as the Senior Special Assistant to the president on  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).formerly known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The  Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity Femi Adesina on Monday, disclosed this is a release made available to, noted that her appointed will take effect from the 7th of March , 2016.


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Complete Pictures of 2016 AMVCA Award

 Toke Makinwa and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi.
African Movie and Video Censor Award  AMVCA 2016, held at the Eko Hotel & Suite Lagos, had in attendance  array of colourful Nigerian Music and video artistes, in their colourful outing.


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