Adegbenro Adebanjo

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Super Eagles departing Austria

ANALYSIS: Russia’s Delicious Meal of World Class Football and Super Eagles’ Hazy Flight

The table is set for what is sure to be a delicious meal of the finest of football display and its enthralling add-ons served a la carte from Russia. For the next one month it will be a buffet of the best of hard and soft tackles, mesmerising dribbling runs,…

Russia 2018 Mascots

Why Nigeria’s qualification for Russia 2018 is not yet a big deal, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

To be sure, qualifying for the most important football event in the world is a big deal. After all only 32 countries get to participate in the fun-filled and skill driven reverie of the World Cup out of hundreds of nations that started the race. Therefore the euphoria that greeted…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

ANALYSIS: Russia 2018: Why Nigeria is now in trouble, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

There will be no hiding place for the Super Eagles of Nigeria when the world’s most glamorous sporting event, the world cup, opens in Russia in 2018. The Nigerian side will actually be the team to beat as other countries who have qualified have started redoubling efforts to overawe the…

Super Eagles and Russia 2018: Why We Shouldn’t Roll Out the Drums Yet, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The accolades are coming in torrents and some have started the celebration. There is that feel of good aura pervading the whole nation, especially among the legion of followers of the round leather game. Suddenly like a bolt out of the blue the Super Eagles have found their rhythm. And…

Rise of Bollywood and the Decline of Nollywood in Nigeria

In the seventies and eighties before the advent of Nollywood, Indian films had a cult like following in Nigeria. Its outlandish scenes and sometimes magical and surreal themes and weird characters never bothered its many patrons who were enthralled by its simple entertainment and riveting love songs. And since there…

Synagogue Tragedy: Those who died are martyrs of the Kingdom of God, T.B Joshua says

The founder of The Synagogue Church of all Nations, Temitope Joshua,popularly known as T.B. Joshua, has described the victims of last Friday's building collapse in the church as "martyrs of the Kingdom of God." In an official statement issued by the church, Wednesday, Mr. Joshua also denied claims that the…

A Note of Warning to Wives and all Women as World Cup Begins, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The World Cup starts in Brazil on June 12. And millions of people round the globe, especially men who follow the round leather game with dizzying and at times irrational passion, will be glued to their television sets as they watch and monitor the proceedings of the world’s most exciting…

SPECIAL REVIEW: The World Cup and the Rhythm of Samba, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

Ordinarily there shouldn’t be anything extraordinary about a round leather object. After all there are so many objects of varying shapes and sizes all around us that hold little or no attraction. But when this round object is a ball being kicked around by 22 men on a well groomed…

The Battle of Addis Ababa: Between the Eagles and the Antelopes, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

PREMIUM TIMES sports analyst, Adegbenro Adebanjo, does an expert review of Sunday's World Cup playoff between the Super Eagles of Nigeria  and the Antelopes of Ethiopia, concluding that Sunday's match will be a difficult assignment for the  Eagles. ------------------------------------------------------- The die is cast. And the hopes of millions of compatriots who…