Oshonaike hails Oribamishe for YOG ticket

African table tennis queen Funke Oshonaike has hailed youngster Esther Oribamishe who won the African Continental Qualification tournament and booked a ticket to 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Despite missing out on participation at the 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships, Oribamise was in terrific form at the continental qualification event as she beats Egypt’s Marwa Alhodaby in the final in Tunisia on Monday. Victory over Morocco’s Ines Outolla in the last four (11-4, 11-9, 11-7, 11-1) guaranteed a top two finish and the Olympic qualification in the Girls’ Singles…

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Youth Olympics: Oshodi rescues junior tennis players

In order not to allow the junior players to miss totally from competing at global level as well as to improve themselves, President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Wahid Oshodi has facilitated the participation of Nigeria in the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers holding in Tunis, Tunisia. After missing out from the ITTF African Junior Championship which serves as qualifiers for the World Junior Championships and World Cadet Challenge, the duo of Azeez Solanke and Tosin Esther Oribamise will be making attempt as wining a slot at next year’s YOG holding…

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Depression: When to seek medical assistance

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently declared depression, which could lead to disability and death, the world’s most widespread illness.For someone living with depression, talking to a person they trust is often the first step towards treatment and recovery, reports APPOLONI A ADEYEMI   Depression is not a new disease condition. It has been in the world from the time of old. Recent events have however brought it to the front burner, prompting attention to be focused on it. World Health Organisation, WHO, last month raised the alarm, alerting…

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Visually-impaired seeks inclusive society

As part of activities to restore hope to the visually impaired, students of the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB) has appealed to the three tiers of government to create an inclusive society for inmates of the Vocational Training Centre for the Blind in Oshodi, Lagos. Chairman and Member of Council at the FNSB, Major Kehinde Danmole (Rtd) who made the call in Lagos recently, lamented that it is because of their visual challenges that the inmates were neglected and abandoned by the society. However, he noted that the…

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Lagos treats 60,000 residents

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday said the state government had treated no fewer than 60,000 residents from seven local government and 12 local council development areas in the state. Speaking at the official flag-off ceremony of the health mission at New City Primary School, Palm Avenue, Mushin, the governor said beneficiaries of the health mission were from Ojo, Oto-Awori, Iba, Badagry, Badagry-West, Olorunda, Oshodi, Isolo, Ejigbo, Amuwo-Odofin, Oriade, Ajeromi, Ifelodun, Apapa, Iganmu, Ikeja, Onigbongbo and Ojodu. Ambode, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule, described the Eko…

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Macgregor canal begs for attention

Driving downward the 11.8km-long Third Mainland Bridge, reputed to be the longest in West Africa, the first port of call on the island is Obalende. Obalende opens up into Ikoyi, Falomo, Bourdillon, Victoria Island and Lekki, places believed to be highbrow areas in the Lagos megacity. Under the bridge is the MacGregor canal dug by Sir William MacGregor, the governor of Lagos colony (1899 – 1904). The medical doctor, in his effort to combat the prevalent malaria in the region, constructed the canal to drain the swamps. This canal used…

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Recession: Indigenous technology to the rescue

The just-concluded National Fabricators’ Workshop, organised by the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), in conjunction with other bodies, is not only an attestation of the I-can-do spirit of Nigerians, but a revelation of innate capabilities and uncommon ingenuity of Nigerians. CALEB ONWE was at the event A glance at the array of indigenous technology and the locally fabricated machines on display, made it obvious that the problem of most talented people in Nigeria, is not the unfounded superstition of ” witchcraft manipulation” but lack of encouragement and financial…

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