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CHRONICLES OF THE ILLEGALLY LEGAL S2E8

CHRONICLES OF THE ILLEGALLY LEGAL S2E8

The life expectancy of the average Nigerian is 53.05 years. Now, I’ll be a year older on Sunday and two things came to my mind upon finding out the above information: (1) lol we are fucked in this country and (2) who exactly is the average Nigerian?

Since I am certain that number one is something we are all aware of, my focus therefore is on number two. Average. Again, who exactly is the average Nigerian and how can I ensure that my life is absolutely nothing like his so that I don’t end up dying when I’m 53.05 years old? 

These are the thoughts that consume me as I go about my business today. Our beloved country Nigeria is wavering on the brink of turmoil…not just our country sef but the entire world, with hurricanes in the west, political instability in the east, wars and conflict in the north and a different problem just about every where else, some people have confidently sworn that the earth has reached its end. And they just might be right. However, just in case they are wrong and the world doesn’t end in 2017 or 2018 or any other time soon, I think it’s a pretty wise idea to continue planning for the future, while keeping in mind that the life expectancy is still 53.05 years for the average Nigerian.

Today is day number 33 of the ongoing ASUU strike. Today is also a Friday, the start of the glorious weekend, but the thing is, in my opinion, weekends are only fantastic when you actually need to rest (or turn tf up) cos of the rigours of the week. Where however, due to thorough inactivity, there’s no bloody difference between the week and the weekend, what exactly are you celebrating please? My strike experience has been pretty mixed thus far. When the strike was initially declared, I was one of many naive, hopeful idiots who felt that it would end as quickly as it began and the Federal government would settle the aggrieved lecturers and all would be back to normal. Lmao! As if we don’t know our dear country. This hope did keep me in school for the next couple of weeks though, and lemme tell you something, Unilag can be very alright when you have the money, you don’t stay in the hostel and you have the right connect. But like all other good things, it must end and the money did end thus forcing me to return home. And here begins my problem. Home.

You see the place I call home is very different from whatever cave you reside in. I live in Satellite Town, and the most famous and important thing about Satellite Town is that it’s beside Festac Town and if that’s not the definition of average then I don’t know what is. The only thing to do in this place is to leave. Like, that’s it. That’s literally all we do for fun here: leave Satellite Town. While in school, you’ll hear all these deliciously exciting stories about all the many many many children of Unilag that live either here or around, but when you’re actually living here yourself, when you wake up and go to bed every damn day in this place, you start to realize that someone, somewhere lied. Maybe it’s just me yunno? Maybe there’s something I’m not doing right, maybe I haven’t joined the Satellite Town WhatsApp group or something, so many maybes. However, one thing that’s not a maybe, is that I ache to leave this place.

My estate is a very quiet place, most of the youth raised here use school as a means of escape and only return during the holidays. Me, if I had my way, I’d never come back even during the holidays…sha maybe just to see one or two of those very fine females who’ve gone abroad or to private universities and come back with all the latest errm tricks and surprises, but that’s a story for another day. Today, I have decided to make the best of things and live life to the fullest. These are the thoughts that occupy my mind as I prepare to go grocery shopping at the local supermarket. I’m doing shi that I would usually never even think about for a ‘trip’ within my environs…combing my hair and beard, putting on cologne, wearing a watch and sunglasses etc. I step in front of the mirror to peruse my appearance and I am thoroughly satisfied. There’s no way my life expectancy is 53.05 years as I am like this, no way. It’s impossible. Never! As I step out of the gate, I make a promise to myself that all this fine boy shall not be in vain.

Fast forward two hours later and it appears that Satellite Town has defeated me once again. A very important question that might pop up in your mind is “who goes grocery shopping for two hours within his own neighborhood?”. This is not a question I’m prepared to answer at the moment, so let’s just move on. I’m hot (not in the good way), depressed, annoyed, irritated and the only thing on my mind now is just getting home and using air conditioner to kill myself. I drag my feet to the checkout point and dump my goods on the counter for the cashier to assess my financial liability. She makes an attempt at humor but is completely cowered by the look of utter savagery on my face. That’s good. At least if I can scare her into miscalculating then today shall not be an utter waste.

The beautiful thing about life is, when you’re down and almost completely out, the universe (or in my case, your Igbo ancestors) sends something or someone to pick you back up. I dip my hand into my back pocket to get out my ATM card and pay for my purchases and in the process, I get this familiar tingling sensation in my spine and I smile to myself. My radar has never deceived me and it will not start now. I sniff the air and confirm…there’s a babe in the building. I eventually spot her and in the next twenty minutes or less, I walk up to this miracle of a human being and discover just about everything there is to know about her. Lol well not everything, not yet😁

My miracle and I walk out of the supermarket side by side, gisting, laughing and utterly oblivious to everything and everyone.  I accompany her to a black car apparently driven by her mum, she gets in, says something to mother miracle, her mum turns around, sizes me up and then waves at me like someone who just met her future son-in-law. I wave back like my life depends on it, I wave as if the car is on fire and my hands can put it out, I wave like….well you get the point. The car reverses and they drive away and I’m standing there, smiling and waving like I just won Mr Nigeria 2017. 

As I make the walk back to my house, I am in incredibly high spirits. The sun is brightly shining, the birds are singing the abokis are aboking and I feel like dancing. Nothing can bring me down right now, not even the bastard okada man that almost runs me over as I cross the road.

I get back to my house and I remember the life expectancy article I read in the morning as well as my birthday on Sunday and I laugh to myself. 

Average kor, 53.05 is not my portion in Jesus name.

Great Opara

 

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CHRONICLES OF THE ILLEGALLY LEGAL S2E7

This week and indeed, this entire year has been filled with little…joys which have reinforced my views that maybe, just maybe, life should not be taken so seriously. And even if you wanna take life in general seriously, do not take life in Nigeria seriously otherwise you’ll just run mad. Not the play-play type of madness either, but the starkravingnolucidmomentstearingyourclothesandbarking type of madness.

See the thing is, Nigeria really isn’t ready to let you be great. It’s not as if the country doesn’t want you to be great o (deep down, I’m sure it means well) but it cannot just let you go on and just…flourish. Ahn Ahn! Just like that? Are you playing? Your mates that are suffering first and running mad or killing themselves, do they have two heads?

I’m trying not to rant. I believe ranting about the state of affairs in our beloved nation is something that is done only by people who’ll get into power and do much worse. Case in point: APC. Thus, I do not rant. Never! Except I’ll be paid though. Amean, if you’re ready to pay me big money to rant about the Nigerian situation, I assure you that the article I’ll write will rival any PhD thesis ever written. Therefore, I cannot promise that if I do eventually get into power I’ll be a much better leader, just because I did not rant. Maybe bad leadership and corruption is simply in our blood, the same way it’s in our blood to begin events 3hours after the stated time, or to finish clearing all the food in the plate before eating the meat. No! What I can promise, however, is that y’all will never forget my name.  Never ever. Whether for bad or good.

For the thousandth time in less than a week UBA just debited my account for some obscure charge. And some people will wonder why they’re not prospering in this life. You’re charging me for card maintenance, the same card I’m holding in my hand? The few times I get a credit alert, these pipu will not inform me until days later, but let money just mistakenly leave my account and they’ll be texting me like we’re in a sexual relationship sigh. I’m tired. But I cannot die.

The Faculty of Law, in it’s divinity and infinite wisdom, has decided to enforce the class attendance they’ve been compiling since the semester commenced. This means that if it is not documented that you attended a certain percentage of classes, you will be unable to sit for exams and like film trick your extra year will just come and be sharing squatting space with you. Ah! Even as everyone likes to talk about how having an extra year is not the end of the world and other bs, the simple truth is that, with the type of parents I have, an extra year just might mean the end of my own world, and I’m sure majority of you share this particular sentiment. I might not be much of praying person, but one little…prayer I mutter every once in a while is that the god I serve should not let me spend an extra second in the University of Lagos, talk less of a full year. You see after four long years, I’m simply tired of the nation’s pride. So I’m ready to leave, and to accomplish this I’m doing every thing necessary including attending classes where I might not necessarily learn anything. Before, as a very wise man once said, I’ll goan make mistake nw and won to gba penalty lo throw-in. I’m tired. But I cannot die.

As I leave the…comfort of my room and ac and step out into the world, the jungle that is Ransome-Kuti rushes to embrace me. A couple of feet away, the people of the area are engaged in a very riveting and combative smoking competition. The persons in first and second place are locked in fierce battle for who will be crowned the new Father of Dragons. It’s a pity that I shall miss the rest of the festivities, as I am running late. It’s a bigger pity that Unilag management is not a witness to these celebrations. The talents of a child might not lie in books and other academic activities, but give that same child a blunt and watch him (or her, cos there are many her’s too thankfully) light up with passion and glorious ecstasy. These people are manifesting their own brand of education yet, there’s no one present to offer scholarships and other incentives for intellectual prowess. It’s sad really.

After entering a cab that was probably around during the time of the great Egyptian Pharaohs, I finally arrive at my destination: the Law  Library. Do not be deceived or dismayed though. I, along with at least half the people here on this cold, wet morning, am not here to read. I’m here simply cos for some reason, my bastard network  Glo is incredibly fast in this place. Like, you have the entire world to choose from to give me super fast browsing, and you decide to do it in a place that’s underground. Under the bloody ground. I cannot even begin to fathom the madness of it all so I’ll just move on, before I break my promise and start to rant. Others, like me, are here for diverse and even unexpected purposes. Some are here to drop pant between the shelves and as far as I’m concerned, if you are not here to read and you’re not taking off your underwear either, then why are you here please? You could have just stayed in your room and deceived yourself there mtcheeew.

As I walk to my designated seat, I am reminded again of one good thing this Faculty has to offer: fine girls. Babes. Girls of all ages, types, specifications, beliefs and fetishes. My good god! Certain humans hot enough to leave you actually confused. I have a feeling these people are part of the reason the number of individuals having extra year has increased, not just in the Faculty but in the entire school. People just do not wanna graduate and leave these girls alone, and can you blame them? Who no like better thing? I sit down, and the person beside me welcomes me with a mammy water type smile. I do not know this chick from Adam, but I’m sure even Adam wouldn’t leave this Eve without attempting to seize and….I’ve run out of rhyming words, but I’m sure you get the point.

Thirty minutes into my Library adventure, mammy water smile and I have scheduled a date where we can talk and explore each other’s…minds thoroughly. I do not think I’ve ever wanted to explore a person’s mind the way I crave to explore hers. But moving on. My phone vibrates long and continuously and I turn to check it, expecting that the loml is blowing up my phone with texts and inappropriate pictures. What I see instead is the same 5 bcs spread across 17 WhatsApp group chats and 10 Personal chats. I fume. I vex. I am irritated. I am tired. But I cannot die. Even if these people seem ready to die and carry certain others with them, me, I cannot die. Not on top LSS elections. Apparently, the date is fast approaching and people are getting desperate. But, if it’s BC  that pipu use to win elections ehn, all these ones are already winners in the Lord. Someone is ready to run mad because of a position that, after all the lies you tell us, you probably still won’t do any better than your predecessor, neither shall your name be remembered ten minutes after you’re done sigh. I want to rant. But seeing as no one has transferred dollars into my account, I shall postpone my rant until you people are ready to pay.

I’m suddenly craving corn, be it boiled or roasted. And I’m not the type of person to deny my body anything it needs. Especially food. And the…other thing too. But mostly food. That’s probably the first thing anyone should know about me. If you want my heart, just provide me with constant good food. In fact, after money and just before knowledge and women, good food is a necessary ingredient in my psychological make up. I bid a hearty farewell to mammy water smile and leave the Library to goan begin my corn hunt. 

I almost make it. Almost. I go outside and I am accosted by the real life election campaign team. It seems they have decided to physically manifest the bcs they’ve been disturbing us with. I try to firmly but politely brush them aside. But lined up behind them is another and then another an yet another campaign team. And then it dawns on me that my plans shall not come into fruition. My corn shall have to wait.

How does Buhari do it? How does the boyfriend do it when the girl tells him she’s pregnant? How does my Course Adviser do it when it’s time to sign my docket? How do they all just…disappear? Sigh

I wish I could disappear rn but I can’t. So I must endure this, once again

I am tired. But I cannot die.


Great Opara 



 

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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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ABIOLA OJO SPORTS FESTIVAL FANTASY LEAGUE

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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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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 .

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ABIOLA OJO GAMES: TEAM BY TEAM ANALYSIS

Year 5.

Last year’s Black Panthers are probably the favourites for this year’s tournament. If they can get themselves to train that is. They got so close last year, losing on penalties to the then year 5. Seyi Law must still have nightmares about the woodwork, even his mates now call him barrister Seyi as only him seems to be called to bar
Key Players: There is a lot of quality in the side but few players are some worth mentioning. You probably know them but let me just do my job.
Tobolos– Highest scorer for the class of 17. He has been in incredible form having just scored his first the year before the last. His most potent skill is notably his dedication and sheer will. He is not one to lose the ball as he will chase it to every corner of the pitch. Let’s hope his will will will his team to victory. 

Macho– Power, Leader, Composure, snake bite that’s all. 

Quasim– the multi talented sports maestro is the silent commander on the pitch. He isn’t overly glowing on the pitch but in the shadows he orchestrates the play like the master full puppeteer. 

Seyi law for honourable mention. With a playing style that reminds you a little bit of zaha and penalty woes like zaza let’s hope he can improve and remedy his errors 

This quartet can decide the games by themselves. Skill, workrate and end product are in abundance and defences (and attacks) should beware.
Special mention to Pelumi…and Dormo.
Year 4.

Last year’s Winter Soldiers, can they bring on the heat this time around? Their classmates will hope so. They’ll want to bring the trophy back from Law School (or Pryce’s studio). With their recent history, it’ll be fun to see how they temper their anger without curbing that amazing competitive spirit that has made them so interesting.
Key Player: Kay. This fantastic piece of footballing magic is probably the faculty’s best utility player (Robert might disagree though). Rumors had it that he would have played for Southampton if not that he thought they were too small a team for him. And he wants to focus on his Law career, of course.

Special mention goes to Russell also known as Q. And Ogalu Bolaji whose twinkle toes seems to be one of the many talents that make their class a unique blend.
YEAR 3.

WAR MACHINES!!
You can practically hear Robert shouting it. The class has a lot of very good players and will be looking to go all the way to the title. Hopefully, Cannon can finally become a title winning coach.
Key Player: Robert. The only forward that is box to box. Trust me, you haven’t seen anything like this (except you watched his last game of course). Special mention to the rest of the team, his supporting cast.
They also have a new intake in the defensive midfielder Olu who seems to just be the missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle of their team. ( Well to some the team plays like they are puzzled)
Year 2.

The Class of 2020, the former antmen, are no longer strangers to the Faculty’s sporting event, which means they have no more excuses for failure. Everyone expected a stronger performance from them last year but they failed to live up to expectations. This year however they are not the same team they were last year. They have trained and improved their team for the games but will it be enough to see them crowned victors this year? We can only watch.
Key Player: Femi. The rock. The only 4. This Kante/Gattuso/Casemiro hybrid has improved from the average DM he was last year to a beast who dazzles match after match. Known for not giving up, there’s no need to dribble him because he won’t leave you alone. The Class of 20 can’t wait to get their amazing DM to work.
Special mention to Efemena, Ayo, Afilaka, Semiloore, Khalil, OMIO. Lemme kuku mention the whole team.
Year 1.

The rookies. The debutants. The new boys on the block, sorry pitch. Anyways, the Law Class of 21 are not here to play with anyone. They’re here to win. A formidable team, their strength is in teamwork (what do you expect in a team sport?) rather than individual brilliance. They’ll surely be a pleasure to watch, not play against. Robert might have something to say about that though.
Key Player: John. In an era filled with brilliant attacking players, it’s refreshing to see a defensive player like John (and Kante) take after Femi from the Law Class of 20 and put on a wonderful show for the spectators. Tackles, interceptions and the occasional goal make John a delight to watch. Attackers, beware!
Special mention to Dami and Laolu.​
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REMINDER: PROFESSOR ABIOLA OJO GAMES ANNUAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Come Friday the 9th of June 2017,the faculty of law would host it’s annual Professor Abiola Ojo sports festival press conference .The conference is going to be focusing on the tactical analysis of the various coaches on the various sports being contested .With the introduction of an Olympic themed concept .

This year’s press conference would also witness the unveiling of the unified games trophy which would be the symbol of dominance for the class with the highest number of medals ,accompanied with other trophies and medals.

This year’s competition would be tagged “CLASH OF THE TITANS “. Last year’s conference witnessed some brain racking decisions with eventual answers costing some teams ,and this year’s conference promises to be no different .

In past times,the games have been framed up on the the backbone of the hotly contested football competition ,and this year’s conference although with the introduction of the Olympic theme would probably be no different .With that been said ,the thought everyone should keep in mind is the fact that none of the contesting classes has been able to get their hands on the conveted prize at least except for the class of 21′ who for them would be the first taste of the games. The reminder would definitely go out with a point to prove as this year the stakes would be raised,no holds barred .

This year’s conference would for sure be the starting point and possibly spell the end for each and every competitor .
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