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THE WHISTLE BLOWING POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; A MILESTONE OR MILLSTONE IN THE ANTI-GRAFT WAR?

Our most mentioned country, Nigeria is envisaged to be quite deep in the pool of confusion when the talk comes to corruption. Attempts to save this rickety ship of over 200 million passengers seem to have resulted in a riddled state of jeopardy. While many evils bestow these travelers on a daily, some of them seem to have an extra life jinx that successfully prevents them from the vissimilitudes of the day and from the perishing wand that rules the night. All thanks no appraisal to the magician; the devil. Aye! The devil. What other nice name can be allotted to a spirit that enters some men to cloth themselves in Agbada and dance shoki to get your fingerprints with myriads of promises ranging from a meal a day for school kids and 5,000 monthly stipend for jobless peeps. Perhaps, that’s the devil doing her favourite which is promising heaven and the stars whereas he knows you’re only crying for the moon as he had had his persona kicked out of the same heaven a while ago. Perhaps you then realize that you’ve been served fresh vegetables spiced with a flavour that appeals to your ears instead of your nose or better still, your senses of reasoning. That flavour is the lying one. ‘If the mountain  does not come to Mohammed, Mohammed is ready to risk all to come to the mountain.’ Sadly, the Mohammed is a humane flavour. A lying flavour. A lying Mohammed. Do not forget, Mohammed was sent as a flavour by some tantalizing witches that work with the unknown devil. And before you swear that you’re going to kill my Mohammed when next you see him, I’ll remind you that he wasn’t alone all along. There can’t be a flavour or an aroma without a meal neither can you have a meal without a chef and yes, the chef will always have many friends. Friends who are in need and those who are indeed in need. I know of a chef, they call him Jagaban of the Bourdillon.

I know of a meal; I know of a  ‘presiding dent’ who has spent more time at health theatres than in his thinking room of administration. May be we should let that lie a bit as he readily has a ‘commissioner’ to oversee on his behalf while he visits the crown kingdom. Curiously, they search for the devil that has been the meal poisoning agent over time. The devil that has severely bruised the heels of the captains of the rickety ship. In the vocabulary of devils alive, written boldly in gold is the demon ‘CORRUPTION’. Based on hearsays and guess works, these fellows are convinced that the golden demon is the witch they’ve been on the search for. In a crazy rush to haunt the hunter and give the demonic persona a run for his life out of his sinister hide outs and great harms…

Fast forward…

Fastly…

The Whistle Blower was discovered.

He was described as an angel to save these guys from distresses and stresses of making unpalatable meals usually messed up by the demon, corruption.

May be you will be the successful catcher of the minions of demons housed in this devil, only time will tell us that.

A French Philosopher once said in his book ‘The Government and the People’ that: “We have no smooth running of power until we begin to actively engage our people in the fight against lack of development”.

Ladies and gentlemen, not to bore you with rhetorics, in 2016, therichest.com published a report on developed and underdeveloped nations and posited that a major factor responsible for lack of development in the 3rd world is corruption and unaccountability from the government to the people.

While I will like to stand against this backdrop to support that the Federal government is on the right track of fighting the graft war by introducing the Whistle blowing policy, I shall be careful enough not to prophesy that this is the best medium of exposing corruption outrightly.

My reasons and points are though rich but humble to house themselves by pitching a tent of points on three firm grounds:
 The Nature of the whistle blowing policy, closely escorted by the fact that corruption is the grand degeneracy of our government and lastly backed up with the succinct justification of the Policy.
On The Nature of the whistle blowing policy, according to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the primary goal of the policy is to support the fight against financial crimes and corruption, by increasing exposure of financial crimes and rewarding whistle-blowers. In order to promote such exposure, whistle-blowers are encouraged and offered protection from harassment or intimidation by their bosses or employers.

The Policy Selling Points are identified to be the possibility of increased accountability and transparency in the management of public funds. Also, the possibility that more funds would be recovered that could be deployed in financing Nigeria’s infrastructural deficit.

In the final analysis, it is hoped that the more accountable the government becomes, the higher will be Nigeria’s ranking on the indicators of

openness and ease of doing business . The ultimate goal is to develop a corruption-free society and attract more and more foreign investors.
The violations the policy stands against include, but are not limited to mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets; financial malpractice or fraud; collecting/soliciting bribes; diversion of revenue; fraudulent and unapproved payments; and procurement fraud (notably, kickbacks and over-invoicing).
Hastily, my next point is conveyed in the obvious fact that Corruption is the grand degeneracy of our government.

Fellow countrymen, it needs no debate that the major cankerworm that is responsible for the stagnancy and retrogression which Nigeria is suffering today, is corruption of authorities and principalities in power.

Overtime, there has been a constant and total clamp down on the resurgence and insurgency of corruption in our country. Both locally and internationally.

For 16 years, we have experienced impossibilities in the tackle of this great enemy. In 2017, there was brought to life, a gradual solution to this menace. It is of exigency that we view in bad light, any person who will choose to see the whistle blowing policy as an Achilles’s heel rather than nitro boosting tyres.
The above will appear as an intellectual dishonesty when it is not backed up with adequate justifications of the whole policy.

It is worthy of note that we remind ourselves that there can’t be something on nothing. Just as there cannot be a solution without a problem, so it is that there cannot be development without total eradication of corruption. A viable and bankable channel of eradicating corruption in Nigeria is by believing and promoting the whistle blowing policy.
Since the introduction of the policy, we have seen politicians and public office holders return stolen funds. The EFCC has been of great help in this matter.

The Ikoyi Osborne Towers scandal is another prove. Where over 150 million dollars was recovered.

Let’s not forget in a hurry, the 9.2 million dollars recovered from a former NNPC managing director.

Also, the 8 billion naira loot of Canterbury can’t just but be talked about.

All thanks to the whistle blowing policy.
Examples of ways whereby the policy tackles corruption are that it is against:
*Violation of Government’s financial regulations e.g. failure to comply with the Financial Regulations Act, Public Procurement Act and other extant laws.

* Mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets (e.g. properties and vehicles).

*Financial malpractice or fraud, theft, collecting / soliciting bribes.

* Diversion of revenues.

* Underreporting of revenues.

*Conversion of funds for personal use.

*Fraudulent and unapproved payments.

* Splitting of contracts.

*Procurement fraud (kickbacks and over-invoicing etc.)

*Violation of public procurement procedures.
Also, it provides Information on stolen and concealed public funds.
It is worthy to note the reward aspect of this policy. The policy rewards persons who report with 5percent of the recovered sums.
 The general hope of this policy is that more looted funds will be recovered through the encouragement of voluntary information about corrupt practices.
I will end with one of my favourite lines…

Jesus turned water to wine but people had to fetch the water first.

Therefore, we must first see this policy as a saviour as it is clearly a means to achieve the curious search for termination of corruption and when this is done, it is of little doubt that Nigeria shall rejoice. Provided there is no resurrection of ‘the soon to be deceased’; corruption.
Written by Samuel Ajayi

(SamAzing)

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Opinion, Politics

 

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COULD THIS BE SCIENCE?

A poetic exposition on grace.

Could this be science? 

Unmerited favour,

Unfathomable distinctions,

Could it be explained with a thermometer

Or perhaps a barometer? 

Could it be measurable?

God’s immense wealth,

Out of his store house,

He gives,

Abundance that you can’t explain,

Could it be weighed?

Could it be tested? 

Such kindness unwarranted,

Not caring if you’re tainted,

He loves you,

Unconditionally,

Could it be defined? 

Some call it divine arrangement,

Others qualify it accordingly,

I call it Grace,

Unexplainable, unweighable, indefinable.

Grace! 

 

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MM80: ROAD TO THE FINALE

The speeches. The suits. The swagger. In an epic battle of war and wits, who comes out on top? Who, becomes the next MicMan? On July 8th, at the faculty of law annex, we will witness moments of magic as 6 of the very best employ their oratory skills in a bid win to win the grand prize. 

The first round began on the 25th of May as the contestants divided into 14 groups began their presentations. These first round  presentations continued until the 2nd  of June. The second round held on the 8th of June with thirty two contestants remaining. 
The Semi finals were up next and began on the 15th of June with fifteen contestants left. In this round, the contestants’ speeches were spiced with  quotes from popular figures like Confucius, Neymar, Lao Tzu and even Twitter feminists (men are scum). 

The topics given were technical and needed to be interpreted creatively and smartly. Also, there were some seeded candidates who went straight to the second round. They were selected based on their known prowess in the art of public speaking. Examples are Deborah Oguike and Alex Chukwu. They still had to register though. 

The judges bench wasn’t lacking in quality as well. Some of the judges at the various rounds of the competition were Babajide Micheal (Last year’s winner), Toyosi Onikosi, Rahman Apalara, Hosanna Adusa-Williams, Tobi Olowokure and Jones Ayuwo. Yes, Jones Ayuwo. 

At the end of these word wars, six contestants stood above the rest and were selected as the finalists; 
Tolu Ogunsanya 
Ipinnu AdeAdemilua
Alex Chukwu
Deborah Oguike
Idono
Sharon Omilaju

The final promises  to be an intriguing and explosive end to what has been an amazing journey. So, once again,
Project MicMan on the 8th of July at the Faculty of Law Annex, University of Lagos. 

The Champions League of public speaking is back!!!

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2017 in Students Write-ups

 

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THE BIG BEANS THEORY

Isn’t it funny how you probably can’t stand beans but you would jump on the first Moin Moin wrap you see?

Any fellow beanlievers, say ayy! 

Well, provided it’s the right one.

There are few other things I believe in. 

Besides God, love, family, myself and John Legend, of course. But I sure know and believe that Moin Moin is only ever two things; good or bad. No in betweens.

It’s either you love it or you don’t!

It’s either it’s lit or a mess.

A hit or a miss.

No in betweens.

I’ve had too many misses. 

So, I tend to avoid it all together.

Now, I’m not a connoisseur on beans and it’s produce, products and by-products. Notwithstanding the fact that I enjoy and can make a mean Gbegiri stew, I think. But I can’t even stand Ewa Ayogin

Hi. I live in Lagos. I can’t stand Ewa Agoyin. No, I’m not abnormal. No, I wasn’t dropped on the head as a baby. No, not even with extra ‘oyel‘.

Yes, I said it. Ewa Agoyin is just not my specs. And yes, I said specs.

Give me Akara instead! 

Fresh, hot, steaming oil bean cakes, fried crisp to it’s utmost destruction. 

But it’s a good type of destruction, if you know what I mean. 

Growing up, there were two types of Akara. The ‘normal’ soft ones, with no crunch whatsoever and tiny. So tiny, it finished and you wonder how that happened. Then, the other one.

Little ol’ me, I couldn’t stand it. Those palm-oil bean cakes with the little peppers, red and green and absolutely not my favourite. Mum never made them, even though I bet she knew how. We bought them from our trusted customer, every Tuesday and we took them with homemade Ogi. I loved the crunch but couldn’t stand the heat. You couldn’t even beat that heat, not even if you pulled out all the mini peppers.

It was torture and perfection at the same time. 

I haven’t touched that type of Akara in years. Now, it’s that torture and perfection I desperately seek.

Beans and Maize. What a maze! Lol. It’s a horrible rhyme, I know. My infamous Adalu story happened in Ss2, also known as Grade 11, Year 5, whatever. I had never made it in my life but it was my exam and I wanted to impress the ‘convalescent’ who in real life was just two scary teachers anyway! My mashed potatoes and poached egg was an absolute flop so this was my one chance.

Oh and impress, I did. With my hard corn and beans that took forever to cook. Complaints flying left and right. Tears threatening and a lot of pressure. 

The teachers would watch your every move and taste your every move.

The end result was however, worth it but bye, Adalu. Till we meet again.

Beans.

Beans, love it or hate it. 

I should have probably titled this piece that but what I couldn’t decide was which was more cliché. 

Beans.

So unpredictable, could be absolutely pain-ish today, comfort food tomorrow.

Too many variations and so much diversity. 

Reminds me of a place I know, Nig… Can I get help with that?

But the great thing is, like our dear country, Nigeria, there’s really something for everyone. 

Written By Titilope Adedokun

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ABIOLA OJO SPORTS FESTIVAL FANTASY LEAGUE


AOSF FANTASY LEAGUE PRICES/Rules 
1) Download Line-up 11 app from your playstore or appstore.

2) Create a team of 11 players by naming the jersey icons in the app after the players you have selected, making sure you pick at least 2 players from each class which will give you 10 players and then the last player from any class of your choice. You must not exceed the transfer budget of N100million. NOTE: You must have at least 3 defenders in your team

3) Select your captain by writing the capital letter c in brackets i.e. (C), your captain gets double the overall points he gets during the tournament.

4) After this, you save your team on the app, download the image and send it to this number on Whatsapp 08033931444 with your full name and the class you are representing. Only one team per individual. Multiple entries from the sane person will be disqualified.

5) Alternatively, if wish not to download the app then you can send a message on whatsapp to the same no above, picking your team of eleven and selecting your captain.

6) If you have issues using the app send a Whatsapp message to the number to help you out so you can pick your team before the deadline.

The deadline for the submissions of entries is on the 10 of June 2017 by 11:45am. Any entry after that time will not be accepted.

The winners will be announced on the final day where they will get their medals from 1st to 3rd.
SCORING SYSTEM BY POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A GOALKEEPER/DEFENDER: 6 POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A MIDFIELDER: 5 POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A FORWARD: 4 POINTS

ASSISTS: 3 POINTS

RED CARDS: -3 POINTS

YELLOW CARDS: -1 POINT

OWN GOAL: -2 POINTS

FOR TWO GOALS CONCEDED BY A GOALKEEPER OR DEFENDER: -1 POINT

CLEANSHEETS BY A GOALKEEPER OR DEFENDER: 4 POINTS

CLEANSHEETS BY A MIDFIELDER OR FORWARD: 1 POINT

PENALTY SAVE: 5 POINTS

PENALTY MISS: –2 POINTS

FOR PLAYING A FULL MATCH: 2 POINTS

FOR STARTING BUT NOT FINISHING A MATCH OR VICE VERSA: 1 POINT

BONUS POINTS FOR BEST PLAYERS IN A MATCH: 1-3 POINTS ALLOCATED TO THE TOP THREE PLAYERS IN A MATCH.

*Law Class of 2020 Football Team list* (Year 2)

*Goalkeepers*

Luqman Uqbah – N4.7m

Badmus Rasheed – N4.0m

*Defenders*

Afilaka Peace – N5.0m

Chris Nwuya – N4.5m

Fayemi Daniel Ayokunle – N5.1m

Abdulwahab Habeeb – N4.7m

Victor Damilola Adekalu – N4.8m

Uche Efeoghene – N4.6m

Daniel Onugha – N4.8m

 *Midfielders*

Alabi Khalil Adedigba – N6.0m 

Oluwafemi Salako Yusuf – N5.5m

Onyeamobi Ikenna Olufemi – N7.0m

Said Mubaraq Oluwadamilare – N4.7m

Adeosun Hameed – N4.5m

Oluwasemilore Shadare – N5.5m

Achimugu Martin – N5.0m

Enivwenaye Efemena – N5.8m

 *Forwards*

Ayodeji Dada – N10.0m

Oloyede Agbolarinwa – N4.7m

Ayeni Adebamide Ademibo – N5.1m

Sonaike Oluwapelumi Victor – N4.5m

Nwabuikwu Oluchukwu Joshua – N4.5m

SQUAD LIST FOR LAW CLASS OF 2018 (YEAR 4)

*Goalkeepers*

Raymond Sylva- Oriji – N4.5m

Ivan Martins – N5.5m

Oscar Omorodion – N4.1m

Defenders

Yode Dunmoye – N4.5m

Olamide Shobolami – N5.0m

Ekene Dike – N5.0m

Tochukwu Anosike – N6.5m

Aladegbaye Emmanuel – N5.5m

Kay Faleti – N6.5m

Akano Emmanuel – N4.6m

Giwa Ademola – N5.5m

Midfielders:

Lekan Idowu – N4.2m

Bolaji Ogalu – N6.5m

Valentine Nweke – N8.0m

Obidiaga Emmanuel – N5.5m

Mr Wale Adeosun – N4.5m

Ebuka Omerole – N5.2m

Timi Adedeji – N8.5m

Kolawole Ajayi – N7.5m

Forwards

Michael Faleye – N6.5m

Murphy Asomugha – N12.0m

Abiola Falusi – N6.0m

Richard Daniel – N4.7m

 Squad list for Law 21 male football team* (Year 1)

 *Goalkeepers*

Ezeana Gerald – N4.2m

Adeoti Fareed – N4.1m

*Defenders*

Jinadu Bummi – N4.3m

Thomas Precious – N4.4m

Kekeke Shalom – N4.3m

Akinpelu Akinyemi Akindele – N4.1m

Adeosun Adedeji – N4.2m

Adekanye Oladipo – 4.2m

Akindele Ayomide – N4.3m

Ikumelo oluwaseun Isaiah – N4.4m

*Midfielders*
Oguntokun Olaoluwa – N4.3m

Adeniran Yemi – N4.2m

Eze victor – N4.6m

Ogundare Omobobola – N5.0m

Adewakun Wale – N4.8m

*Forwards*

Tobiloba Adeniba – N4.9m

Durodola Oluwadamilola – N4.8m 

Adenigba Seun – N4.6m

Opara Chinedu – N4.5m

Iwuchucku Biillari – N5.0m

Omorosi Ayomide – N5.5m

Arotiba Timileyin – N4.6m

Augustine Martins – N4.9m
Class of 2019 squad list (Year 3)

Goalkeepers:

Alao omeiza – N5.0m

Defenders:

Balogun Damilola – N5.0m

Ojo Stephen – N4.8m

Peter Paris – N4.7m

Orji Egwu – N5.5m

 Leonard Ogboo – N5.5m

Midfielders:

John Oduoye – N7.5m

Lawrence Idowu – N8.0m

Akinsoruju Olu – N5.5m

Obende Oladele – N5.7m

Semilore Akoni – N4.3m

David Dimeji-Ajayi – N4.7m

Forwards:

Robert Odu – N11.0m

Tochukwu Ihuneze – N7.0m

Fuad Bambo – N6.0m

Victor Ikpeme – N6.2m

Adeleke Habeeb – N5.9m

Kanye Tobi – N5.5m

Niyi Adeofe

Pascal

Selim – N6.0m

Class of 2017 squad list (Year 5)

Goalkeepers:

Fikayo – N4.9m

Starshow – N4.8m

Daniel Olika – N4.3m

Defenders:

Yomi – N4.7m

Samson-Grace Isaac – N5.1m

Pelumi Obagade – N5.6m

Ibrahim Mohammed – N4.9m

Dennis – N6.1m

Mr Ajayi – N5.8m

Midfielders:

Qasim – N7.7m

Macho John Tobi – N10.5m

Ayobami Cabo – N6.9m

Tobi Olowokure Tobolos – N10.2m

Forwards:

Seyi Law – N8.4m

Martins Pablo – N7.9m

Gboyega Ahove – N5.1m

Dominic Alonge – N8.5m

Comte – N4.7m

Bafewa – N4.8m

Sydney – N4.5m

 
 

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HOMECOMING

Neto sat comfortably in the back seat of the SUV as it breezed to church; it was a bleak Sunday morning. Turning his head to the left, he couldn’t help but notice how the landscape, the feel of the vehicle and the cloudy weather of the day threw him back to a fateful Sunday morning in August, five years prior. Then, an Indomie-branded bus transported him and forty-plus weary, homesick souls back to church after a week-long teens camp. He couldn’t exactly call it a camp, but a mass gathering in a not-so-secluded posh school which felt like home in every way, only that it wasn’t. The night before his return was camp fire night. It was supposed to be an epic conclusion- not just to the undeniably eventful camp, but possibly to his seventeen years of living and studying in Nigeria. Like Batman v Superman, it fell below his expectations.

Yes, the food and snacks were good. The open-air performances next to the camp fire had a primal feel to them. He had a decent time with his friends. But when he gazed up at the silver-dotted indigo sky that night, after his ‘good’ bye, he knew it just wasn’t it.

The ride back to church that bleak Sunday morning was almost wordless. His phone was long dead, so he couldn’t listen to music or play games or chat with his friends after being AWOL for seven long days. And he wasn’t much of a reader. He could barely talk to the pretty girl seated next to him. There was no point starting anything transient, as transient as what he and Ebiere had. At least, what he thought he and Ebiere had. The very impetus behind his embarking on a final camping experience became the very one behind his desire to depart. Stripped of his companions, with an undesirable weather, Neto’s thoughts revolved around the uncertain life ahead and the painful one behind. He was indeed kissed by a rose. The only problem was that its thorns sunk in deep, so deep that its petals fell helplessly to their demise, leaving Neto to reel from the searing pain.
The same pain he bottled up within and corked so tightly for so many months.

Neto remembered how everyone was told to drop penned-down prayer requests into a set of boxes, before that night. He remembered his parents were on the brink of a divorce, prior to the commencement of camp. He didn’t even care if they still loved each other or not. All he wanted was for them to not separate. He penned down the request. Neto also desperately wanted New York University to consider his application and admit him. He wasn’t considering his Nigerian option in CU. He knew what he wanted and he had faith in the possibility of success. He penned it down. Having stood to submit it, Neto remembered Ebiere. Inasmuch as he wanted to be with her, to spend the rest of his life with her, his ambition was also important. He wasn’t even sure if she still felt the same love, like or whatever it was she felt. If indeed she ever felt anything.

Nevertheless, he got back down and wrote that he did not want to be separated from Ebiere. It contradicted his second request, but he didn’t care. It was very kamikaze, since only one of his final two requests could logically be fulfilled, or even none. But he wrapped it, went to the platform and dropped it in one of the boxes.
The day after that, he watched as the numerous boxes rose up to the heavens and Heaven in flames after being prayed over. He turned to his left. He saw her standing alone, in the dark. At that moment, Neto had his own camp fire burning within him. He approached her. He made to ensure a most satisfactory goodbye, with a most memorable parting gift. But the rest as they say is history.
Neto got down from the SUV as his eyes ran through the church building. God had granted his second camp request. And his first, too. He hadn’t returned to the country ever since he left. He hadn’t been to the church since that bleak Sunday morning. Basking in the spirit of homecoming, a wave of nostalgic feelings swept through him. The grey clouds still hadn’t ceased, similar to the way they didn’t cease when he got down from the bus five years prior. He had returned then, as well. He said his goodbyes to everyone he could see, to every soul he could salvage. Five years on, on another bleak Sunday morning, none of those faces could be seen. Apparently, everyone had their respective five years to change, to evolve and for some, to conclude.

As the clouds began to drop snippets for the upcoming blockbuster, Neto made it to the spot he and Ebiere last saw before they parted ways. As expected, she was already standing there, her back turned to him. She was facing the same iconic landscape he faced five years prior. The blockbuster loomed even greater; neither he nor Ebiere moved an inch. He remembered how, at that same spot five years ago, she placed her hand on his shoulder and changed everything. The look in her eyes that day could have meant anything. What she said could have meant anything. What they actually meant, Neto still didn’t know. He would never know.

The blockbuster began in earnest. Inevitably, slowly, she finally turned back to face him. The same gap between them as they stood five years ago repeated itself as lightning streaked well above their heads. Lightning could strike the same spot twice, after all. He saw the same look in her eyes. He saw the same hand making it towards his shoulder, but he caught it gently. As he grasped it, lost in her eyes, an avalanche of memories came crashing down; memories of a not-so-distant life that felt like an eternity prior, memories that could never be re-experienced. But he let go.
Slowly, he turned back and made his way to the interior without looking back at her as the blockbuster neared its climax. Nothing had changed. Nothing would.
Written by Clinton Durueke
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Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Literature/Writing

 

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LSS GAMES: PLAYERS TO WATCH

With the LSS games seemingly drawing closer ,we are obliged to take an indepth look into the teams as well as marquee players with the potential of making the tournament worth while .
CLASS OF 2021

Newbies to the games but certainly not lacking in confidence .The class in their first competitive match played wonderfully well,only to be hard done by a late samba penalty during this year’s novelty match against the faculty team .A team consisting of young ,determined talents and would be looking to cause an upset in this year’s games .

1.DAMILOLA

The pacy winger has been deployed by his team to play as second striker for the purpose of the games .With the ability to ghost past defenders and good hold up play in his arsenal,he would definitely be their main goal threat .Scoring on his debut for the class in the 2-1 defeat to the faculty team,he has gone on to impress .Winning the inaugural Flufa club system with Vado FC and hitting in 3 goals in as many matches .

He would definitely be a force to reckon with .

2.EZE 

Another player to anticipate is versatile defensive midfielder Eze.Although originally a defensive midfielder ,Eze can also feature in different defensive positions this he did for club side Dorchester UNITED were he played as a make shift defender for the suspended lenny ,instrumental in his team getting to the final .

The hardtackling midfielder ,whose main shortcoming is his lack of good passing range ,other than that a joy to watch.
CLASS OF 2020
A team with abundance of talent ,but however lacked productivity last year registering just a single point at the games .Would be looking to amend that broken record at this year’s games .Hoping that some certain players turn up,those players include :
1.AYODEJI DADA

The influential talisman of the class of 20′ .last year’s highest goal scorer at the competition as well as leading marksman during the FLUFA CLUB SYSTEM tournament ,although his goals couldn’t see his team through .

His strength lies in his pace,trickery,great ball control ,balance ,agility ,and especially a great eye for goal.

With over 15 goals scored in competitive matches for his class ,a player which all teams have to take note of especially the class of 17 ,whom he scored a HATTRICK against last year sealing a thrilling 3-3 draw .

Playing in a variety of positions ,either as the main striker ,the attacking midfielder or even on the wings .

However he seems to tire out easily,apart from that ,a man in fine goal scoring form.a star in the making .
2.EFEMENA 

Another player to look out for during the games is all-rounder utility player efemena.

The versatile playmaker ,One of the very few players in the faculty boasting the ability to play anywhere on the pitch if required ,but usually been deployed as a forward where he can hurt defences.

He brings the experience to the team alongside other key players ,with his industry,pace,trickery,tenacity,a good passing range and a great eye for goal ,although couldn’t find the net for his class during last year’s games also with over 10 competitive goals for the class of 20′ .

  
3.FADIGHA KHALIL

The Captain of the Law Class of 20 Football team. He is the heart and soul of the team and his passion for the game is second to none. He is known for his ability to drive forward from the Centre of the midfield and draw challenges from opponents, even though unfortunately, he has failed to find the back of the net in any of his appearances. His influential performances however, helped drive his club team, Dorchester United to the final of the FLUFA competition where they lost on penalties to Vado FC. Although not as assured of a starting place like Last year, the captain of the team will certainly feature for them this year and drive them to victory

CLASS OF 2019
The team poses a huge physical challenge to other teams as they consists on strong muscular atheletes .Nevertheless ,potential title challengers but would be needing huge starlets to be in red hot form

1.ROBERT

Arguably the best footballer in the faculty ,truly a player that has it all starting from blistering pace,amazing awareness ,great control ,trickery as well has a huge physical presence .

Nominated as the shock revelation during last year’s games ,although did not have a great tournament with his team finishing fourth with just a single sin .I.e a 3-0 hammering of the class of 20 with Robert scoring one and assisting the remaining. 

He featured for his club side MAFIA FC during the FLUFA CLUB system tournament scoring 4 times ,but was also unable to see his team through to the final .

The main target man for the class of 19 ,through him all goals come forth .

He would want to make a definite statement to the teams I’m the faculty as well the university of Lagos .

2.ID LAWRENCE 

The leader of the titanic ship that is the class of 19 .The heartbeat of the midfield of the team 

The versatile central midfielder brings the creativity and experience to the team. As well as Robert failed pull his club side through during the club system tournament and would be looking to right the wrongs at this year’s games .

3.LENNY

A thorn in the sight of every attacker that comes in contact .The centre back has formed a formidable pairing alongside Peter Paris in the heart of the defence .

Going forward he poses a massive threat with his great presence in the box and would be looking to prevent as well as notch up goals for his class team .
CLASS OF 2018
Finalists in the finals of 2015 ,and also missing out of last year’s final due to points deduction after a clash of players between the said class and the class of 19 .

However , a strong team not lacking in depth . A team that truly should be feared .
1.KAY 

Captain of the squadron .Traditionally a midfielder ,Kay also amongst the special players who can play in various positions if required .This great attribute was portrayed as he was instrumental in his club side’s title charge in the Flufa club system competition.

A tenacious midfielder ,who often tends to show his aggressive side as well as his creativity coupled with great composure .

He would need to be in red hot form if his team is to succeed in their charge for the title .
2.VARLO

Another versatile player who could be deployed anywhere on the pitch if required .

With his amazing pace and dribbling skill giving him the ability to ghost past players showcased during his club side’s title win in the club system final.

It is fair to say that varlo and Kay are both wonderful individual players but, both perform better with on another complementing the other .And they would be key to their teams hope of lifting the grand prize .
CLASS OF 2017
A class truly boasting of raw talents ,finalists in the last two tournaments but still yet to win the golden prize.This being their final year,maybe third time is the charm .

With the most experienced squad going into this year’s games ,they would be hoping that certain players can fulfill all righteousness .
1.QUASIM 

Dep.team captain for the class .Would definitely bring his A-game ,with his creativity ,strength and balance to the heart of the team’s midfield .

Missed out of the club system tournament due to injury ,hopefully returns with a bang.

His ability to spot a pass ,would be of paramount interest by all and sundry .one thing is for sure other teams better be wary of the midfield maestro

2.SEYILAW 

Storming out of the blocks would see seyilaw ,the blistering winger with abundance of speed and trickery in his arsenal .A thorn in the sight of any defender going against him.

Another winner with team Vado at this year’s FLUFA CLUB system tournament notching up 2 goals .He would want to put his decisive penalty miss of last year that handed the title to the class of 16 .Would definitely want to make amends for the error and bring home the trophy .

3.TOBI (MACHO)

Macho as he is popularly known by all .The captain of the star studded team and an embodiment of strength (c’mon look at this man ) .His awareness sets him apart from the reminder of the squad .

Once again another player with the ability to play in any position if required .Creativity and industry is key to captain fantastic and he would want to lead this team to victory this time around with one last try .
With the host of players surrounding the class of 17′ one major problem for them is going to be taking their chances when created as we all witnessed what happened in last year’s finale .
 With the quality of players on show ,this promises to be a thrilling tournament .

 #THEGAMESARECOMING
Efemena Enivwenaye

 
 

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