When the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in November in Qatar, a number of notable international squads will be absent. They only won one of their last four qualifiers for Qatar 2022. Read Also: Qatar 2022 acid test for Africa’s five flagbearers, says Amuneke*NigeriaIt marks the African team’s first failure to qualify for a World Cup since 2006. *RussiaRussia is the only country that has been politically forced out of the 2022 World Cup. *AlgeriaIt was one of the most dramatic finishes in World Cup qualifying history, and it stunned the entire world.
In recent times, incidents of attack on men of the Fire Service in Anambra State by angry residents have been rampant due essentially to their late arrival at scenes of fire outbreak. Rather than the saviour they are meant to be in such circumstances, fighter fighters become victims of fire outbreaks. A group of angry youths, who accused the fire fighters of arriving at the scene late were said to have thrown stones at them. The latter should be able to promptly report cases of fire incidents to incentivize rapid response by fire fighters. He said: “The reason(s) why people pelt fire fighters during fire incidents in Anambra State are too obvious for even the blind to see.3 months ago The Nation Newspaper
While there may be a basis for concern considering how similar projects have fared, the Ekiti airport has the potential to transform the state’s economy. According to him, Dallas and Ekiti have some similarities, and he believes the airport can open up the state as it did for Dallas. “Like Ekiti, Dallas is landlocked, and is very much in the middle of the country. “The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was a major game-changer in attracting business, world class companies, and tourism to the region. The result of the Dallas Airport, he said, is in the region being “the most prosperous in the United States, and indeed the world”.3 months ago The Nation Newspaper
The USA finished first in Group A with seven points while Nigeria was runners-up in Group B with six points. The team had thoroughly thrashed hosts India in their first group match before a 1-1 draw with South Americans Brazil three days later. Flamingos coach, Bankole Olowookere said the team will have to adopt a cautious approach against the highest-scoring team in the competition. Nigeria has never gone past the quarterfinals in three out of five outings before India 2022. “I am so excited and very happy to win it again,” the 16-year-old told NFF Tv after the Flamingos’ win over Chile.3 months ago The Nation Newspaper
ICT will be a major driver of the economy in the New Year: revenue depends on infrastructure, the better the infrastructure, the greater the revenue. With these said ICT can be our major source of revenue generation for our economy in billions of dollars. Parents also have a crucial role to play, in ensuring early exposure of their children to ICT knowledge early enough, by encouraging their wards in participating in training, ICT workshops or internship programmes. Measurable government policies should be put in place to ensure sustainable ICT knowledge transfer and adoption in Nigeria. ICT should be integrated and applied into the economy, for instant, in transportation, agriculture, security, economy planning, building framework as smart buildings, etc.18 days ago The Nation Newspaper
Because of the duplicitous nature of military president, Ibrahim Babangida’s political transition programme, its labyrinthine twists, and turns, few could vouch that it would run its advertised course. Few could vouch that a programme so fraught would run its course and culminate in the democratic election of a president. It made no difference to the purveyors of the fib nor those who embraced it that the location of the federal capital was a constitutional matter. In 1993, it required a huge leap of faith to believe that the presidential election, the final act of the transition programme, would be held. I asked him directly: Would the presidential election hold?1 month ago The Nation Newspaper
Fresh from their brilliant performances at the World Cup, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are among the nominees for FIFA’s The Best award for last year, world football’s governing body announced yesterday. Karim Benzema, who won last year’s Ballon d’Or for his performances with Real Madrid, is also nominated, as is Robert Lewandowski, winner of the FIFA prize in the last two years. The list of nominees is completed by Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland; the Real Madrid pair of Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Jude Bellingham. Meanwhile, Alexia Putellas is nominated for the women’s award despite being out for the last six months due to injury. There are also prizes for the best male and female coach, the best goalkeeper, and the Puskas Award for the best goal of 2022.13 days ago The Nation Newspaper
The title of this convocation lecture is: Polytechnic Education: A Recipe for Visionary Leadership and Governance in Nigeria. Given the deliberate stigmatization and conscious inferiorization of polytechnic education in Nigeria, the very idea of polytechnic education as a recipe for visionary leadership appears on the surface to be incongruous and fatally flawed. In the circumstances, how can a polytechnic education serve as a recipe for visionary leadership and visionary governance in contemporary Nigeria? Several commentators have noted that there is an official seal to the systematic denigration of polytechnic education in the country. First, is the false notion that because polytechnic education is mainly vocational, it is merely functional and work-driven.18 days ago The Nation Newspaper