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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

"Rashidi Yekini Was Not Sick, Mad": Why the Police Must Step in -Segun Odegbami

This is one of the most difficult articles I have ever written. I now believe that the universe sought me out some months ago for an assignment, to bear witness and to testify in the unfolding events surrounding the life and death of Rashidi Yekini! But why me?    Within the football circle I believe I am one of a very few persons that Rashidi Yekini was comfortable with. Secondly, in the past three months I have had the closest interaction with the man up till the time I received the shocking information that he had died. I could not relate the news with the circumstances of his life during this period. Some things simply did not fit the picture being painted. And someone needed to testify, clarify and debunk the ugly and false stories being peddled around to justify Rashidi’s death.    Since I received a call from him three months ago, I have learnt a great deal more about him, the things that happened to him, why he lived his life the way he did, that he was not physically or

"Where Was Everybody When Rashidi Yekini Needed Help"-Kanu Nwankwo

       Former Super Eagles captain, kanu nwankwo has expressed his sadness over the sudden death of ex-Nigerian striker and former african footballer of the year Rashidi Yekini .While talking to newmen  ,Kanu  tasked Nigerians to strive to honour their heroes when they are still alive instead of crying ‘out their eyes’ and making eulogies at their death.     Kanu who said he was still in shock over the death of former Nigeria international, Rashidi Yekini. asked, “ where was everybody when the man needed help?     Kanu continued ," Yekini was a dedicated player with a good heart; he was someone who wanted to give back to the society. I think it’s always good to remember and honour people when they are alive than wait until they die. Yekini should have been celebrated when he was alive "Those who gave everything in the service of their country must be accorded the desired attention at all times. Yekini suffered and died like an orphan. Today, everybody is lament

Ex-Nigerian Striker Rashidi Yekini Buried [Photos]

Rashidi yekini (Oct 23 1963 -May 4,2012)        Ex-Nigerian striker rashidi yekini was buried this morning  in Ira, Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State  according to muslim rights  .        The former african footballer of the year passed away yesterday in ibadan at the age of 48 due to what his close associates called depression. Rashidi was said to have been living a solitary life after retiring from football .At the burial which was attended by top officials,oyo and osun state Government donated N1M each to his family.   The former Super Eagles top striker was survived by aged mother , three wives and three children. Rashidi lying in state       rashidi lying in state in offa                                            islamic leaders praying for the body of rashid i

Former Nigerian Footballer Rashidi Yekini is Dead

     Former Nigerian striker Rashidi Yekini   is dead. Rashidi who played for super eagles of Nigerian within early and late 90s died today May 4,2012 in ibadan.He was 48.Rashidi was born october 23, 1963 in kaduna.He scored Nigeria's first goal in a FIFA world cup and won African footballer of the year title in 1993 .  He  scored 37 goals in 58 appearances for Nigeria. Rashidi had been reportedly sick for a while.   May his soul R.I.P!!!!