Pele vs Maradona: Who is greater?

One question which divides football fans since Maradona was at his peak, who was the better footballer between Maradona and Pele? ‘PELE Full Name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento DOB: October 23, 1940 (74 years) Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in) Career Span: 1956-1977 World Cups Wins: 1958, 1962 and 1970 Teams: Santos, New York and Brazil MARADONA Full Name: Diego Armando Maradona DOB: October 30, 1960 (age 54) Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Career Span: 1970-1994 World Cup Wins: 1986 Teams: Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina…

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Why I defected to APC, by Plateau Deputy Speaker

The Plateau State Deputy Speaker and member representing Kantana constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi, who last year decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said his people needed him in the governing to develop the constituency. Gagdi, while speaking with Sunday Telegraph in Jos, said his constituency believes that APC has performed creditably well which necessitated his joining the ruling government in the state and at the federal levels in order to attract infrastructural development to his…

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The world’s most iconic athletes in history

While it can be hard to pick the greatest athletes of all time, narrowing the criteria makes the task a little simpler. Factors that influenced our particular list include the athlete’s accomplishment in their particular sports, the number of years they were considered its best player, and their impact not only in their own sports but on the world in general. Today we take a look at the greatest athletes who left a mark in their sport which will be remembered for centuries to come. Some of the athletes mentioned…

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Anti-graft war and tons of dollars

In view of the recent startling revelations of millions of dollars being stashed away by former government officials, BIYI ADEGOROYE argues that it is a miracle that the nation has not gone under If the stunning figures and mindboggling revelations of stolen funds churned out in the media in the past one week are anything to go by, then one can safely conclude that the nation’s existence today is a miracle. It does not only confirm that the kind of massive looting of the treasury that took place under former…

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Odumakin: Igbo and Yoruba have put the past behind them

Various ethnic nationalities in the country have continued to identify defects in the structure of the country and called for return to true federalism. The National Publicity Secretary of Pan Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE, speaks on the current efforts to collaborate with the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in this regard, even as he touches on other national issue What was the philosophy behind the recent interaction Afenifere had with Ohanaeze recently? When Dr. Nnia Nwodo was elected Ohanaeze President-General, Afenifere…

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Entertainment will profit the nation better than oil –Olamide Adedeji

Olamide Ayodeji Adedeji is the Group Channels Manager at Consolidated Media Associates (CMA) Limited, owners of Soundcity TV, ONTV, Spice Fashion Channel, Urban Radio, Soundcity Radio and other media platforms. In this interview, the young, vibrant and dynamic man speaks with EDWIN USOBOH on the altercation Soundcity had with superstar duo, P-Square a while ago, the challenges of managing so many stations and his growing up years Tell us about your family and education background I was born in Lagos, Somolu to be precise. My father was in the military…

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Why I want to rule Anambra – Nwoye

Dr. Tony Nwoye is an astute leader, a frontline and pragmatic politician who believes in transformation. He is the member representing Anambra East and West in the Federal House of Representatives and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2013 poll in the State. During his university days, he was the National President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), which he piloted to an enviable status. In this interview, he speaks on his desire to be elected the governor of Anambra State in the forthcoming governorship election…

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