Nigerian League: Sunshine Stars trash Kano Pillars

Sunshine stars of Akure

Nigeria’s Premier league defending champion, Kano Pillars, lost 3-0 to Sunshine stars during a week 22 encounter on Sunday in Akure.

Musa Newman of Sunshine stars put the host ahead with a goal in the 43rd minute of the match, few minutes before the first half ended.

Newman again scored a brace at the 62nd minute of the match while Prince Aggreh scored the third goal at extra time. All efforts made by Kano Pillars to score a goal were unsuccessful.

Kano Pillars Coach, Okey Emordi, told journalists after the match that he would work harder on his team.

“We are still top (of the league table). Now we’ll have to return and work hard once again,”

Sunshine Stars coach, Henry Nwosu, said his team refused to give the defending champion any single space to outplay them during the encounter. “We had a lot of chances and we were all over them. We never allowed them time and space to play,”
One time league champion, Enyimba, got a 1-1 away draw when they visited Rangers International in Enugu.

Premier League Match Day 22 Results
Bayelsa United 0-1 Gombe United.
Abia Warriors 2-0 E-Kanemi Warriors
Akwa United 0-0 Nasarawa United
Rangers Intn’l 1-1 Enyimba Intn’l
FC Taraba 2-0 Kaduna United.
Giwa FC 1-1 Dolphins
Sunshine Stars 3-0 Kano Pillars
Heartland 1-0 Crown
Warri Wolves 1-0 Nembe City


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  • idn amin

    How to lose presidential elections four times and still counting…lol

  • Abubakar Shuaibu

    Femi Aribisala, the most interesting part of this article to me is: “As military head of state, prosecute an anti-corruption campaign that allowed core North politicians to go scot-free, while jailing many innocent ones from the South”, like Alh Umaru Dikko? I suggest you go back to school.

  • man

    Femi or what so ever you call your name, please go back and study the history of Gen Buhari very well before you make your noise. The beauty part of it all is that you have never mention where the general stole from nigerian treasury and no statement shows billions of dollars missing. You failed mister man.

  • absam777

    Femi’s stock in trade is to twist logic, create make believe information and sell it as facts. All that he has postulated in this his essay are simply to irritate and well of course keep collecting his envelops from PDP.

    • Teacher

      Collecting envelopes? Evidence, please.

  • Bimbo

    You must try harder, Femi , harder! Buhari still is waaaaaaaaay more acceptable to Nigerians and there s just a few days to elections. Ole oshi!

  • tundemash

    duh !!!! WE DON”T GIVE A DAMN ! We will still vote Buhari. Keep ranting here while the CHANGE train moves on. After Fr. Mbaka came unboard and Ohaneze’s dilly-dallying, latest news is;
    MEND endorses Buhari, accuses President Jonathan of failing Nigeria

    Olosi Femi Aribisal can keep ranting here for all we care !

  • kobomoje

    the pigeons refused to fly but the vultures keep circling

    Alas, the prey is not going to die as the season is not of death
    but of rebirth and re-invigoration

  • concerned9ja

    Brilliant job Aribisala. It would certainly be a good day in the office today for you among the diminishing PDPigs. However, in spite of the twisting of facts, figures and history, head-to-head, Buhari is still better than your Jonathan. What you failed to recognise is the work of the Divine in all these. The more you malign GMB, the more his stock rises. It’s the Lord’s doing, unfortunately, as a clergyman you failed to recognise this. Jonathan has become the Nigerian King Saul and the holy spirit has definitely waved bye to him.

  • Tyrone Udo

    The flip side of voting Buhari is promoting Bokoharam. All these fools chanting him up are just myopic. Unfortunately most ppl have. Very short memory syndrome.

  • Abin

    Femi, A very good Job. I feel for All Nigerians who are so blinded that they cannot see the progresses made by this administration.
    I am so ashamed that So many of our country people only respond emotionally to true facts. If we are really great people let us go a beat dipper in search for the true facts of the Achievements of this present administration before we vaguely sing the songs of praise of Buhari.
    I respect Buhari as an elder but will never be convinced that he holds the key to the Solution of this Nation.

    Nigerians think Deeeeeeeep,

  • just kennie

    Heya Femi! Nice write up, but unfortunately, the train has left the station. Try harder next time.
    Please tell your pay master not to leave anything behind come May, Nigerians are wiser.

  • Kunle

    Femi Aribisala…A-ri-ibi-sa-la as your name implies, you can only run in life tru a bad situation ‘ibi’ just go n remove Pastor from your name. Don’t worry, we can understand that Jonathan 21 billion naira is at work

  • Saint

    Please GMB.. keep the record straight and loss again, even if you like, make David Oyedepo your vice, Nigerians won’t be deceive by your antics..

  • Reminisce6

    Popular newspaper columnist, Waziri Adio today -December 26 2014- felt compelled to speak up and clear
    the air on false accusations that Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was ‘sectional’ in the widely-acclaimed impact of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) he chaired under the Sanni Abacha regime.

    In a series of, tweets, 35 in total Waziri made it clear that “the South got 70% in terms of amount located, and the North got 30%”.
    The tweets are very enlightening. :
    In a few minutes, I will start tweeting about the Petroleum Special Trust Fund (PTF) headed @ThisIsBuhari btw May ’95 and May ’99.

    2. There have been allegations that the PTF projects were lopsided in favour of the north, aimed at portraying @ThisIsBuhari as sectional.
    3. There have also been allegations of fraud in PTF, meant to show that @ThisIsBuhari not as clean as portrayed.
    4. I will provide some background on PTF and present some facts based on public documents and leave you to draw your conclusions.
    5. PTF was set up by Gen Abacha in May ’95, headed by @ThisIsBuhari, with Chief Tayo Akpata as Secretary.
    Other members representing different zones were Y. Gusau, A Talib, Rufus Giwa, Prof. Chimere Ikoku, Prof. JP Clark,D.B Zang.
    7. PTF was charged with using portion of increase in fuel price to rehabilitate roads, schools, hospitals, water schemes n provide supplies
    8. Despite charges of being a parallel govt, at no point was PTF budget more than 10% of total budget of the federation.
    9. Widely circulated allegation of lopsided siting of PTF projects by Afenifere a bit exaggerated.
    10. It is true that out of the 13,090km roads rehabilitated, 32% in the south and 68% in the north. But that’s half the story.
    11. In terms of km, 7.3% of d rehabilitated roads were in SE; 8.5% in SW;16.25 in SS; 21.1% in NW; 23.4% in NE; and 23.5% in NC.
    12. But it is also true that the landmass varies among zones and same with degree of difficulty and cost.
    13. A look at the cost of roads in different zones and the overall allocation to zones in all PTF projects show a different picture.
    14.N77. 2b was committed to roads out of the total of N187ballocated to PTF till May 99.
    15. Of the N77.2b to roads, SW got N 9.7 b; SE, N14.5b;SS, N 30. 5b. This means SW got 12.6% of road budget; SE, 18.8%;SS, 39.5%.
    16. Of d N77.2b committed to roads, NE got N7.1b; NC,N7. 4b; NW, N7.9b, meaning NE got 9.2%, NC got 9.6% and NW 10.3%.
    17. This shows that in terms of cost, the variation btw north and south reversed in favour of d south.
    18. Under roads, the south got 70% in terms of amount allocated and the north got 30%.
    19. It may sound counter intuitive, but it is also an established fact that road construction costs more in the south than in the north.
    20. Those circulating facts about kilometers of roads possibly also have information about cost of the roads and total allocation.
    21. Possibly, they selectively chose the data set that will help their argument that @ThisIsBuhari is sectional.
    22. Also, of the total N187b allocated to PTF, the south got more than the north.
    23. In the 6 areas under PTF, SE got N26.9b; SW, N28.8b; SS, N49b. Representing 15% for SE, 15.4% for SW, and 26.2% for SS.
    24. That is a total of 56.7% for the south out of the entire budget of PTF.
    25. Of d total PTF allocation, NC got N20bn; NE, N26b; and NW N34. 9b. Meaning 10.7% for NC; 13.9% for NE; and 18.7% for NW.
    26. That’s 43.3% for the North out of the total N187b allocation to PTF.
    27. On allegations of fraud in PTF under @ThisIsBuhari, it is important to bear a few things in mind.
    28. OBJ set up two interim mgt committees on PTF, before eventually asking PTF to be wounded up.
    29. First committee was under Dr. Haroun Adamu. 2nd under Alh. Garba Mubi. Dr Adamu Maina – Waziri was asked to wind up PTF.
    30. For two years, police and SSS interogated officials of Afri-Project Consortium, project consultant to PTF.
    31. Up till today, no one charged or prosecuted. In fact two of d founders of Afri-Project Consortium later served in OBJ’s govt.
    32. Murtala Aliyu was minister of state for works, and Amina Mohammed served as SSA on the MDGs and is now an adviser to the UN Sec-Gen.
    33. However, anytime @ThisIsBuhari is planning to contest some people dredge up allegations of sectionalism and fraud in PTF.
    34. Sometimes it is claimed that no one prosecuted so as not to embarrass @ThisIsBuhari. But what does that say about those making d claims?
    35/35. This is it for now on PTF and @ThisIsBuhari. Good

  • King Carlos

    Okay let’s agree Buhari said all this, please…how many people died under buhari regime? How many territories did we lose to terrorists? How many billions were stolen? It’s so amazing that an old man that should know better is engaging in propaganda in order to discredit our next president. Aribisala see. .. No matter what you do for Jonathan he is going to otuoke this year, but you are doing damage to your own reputation for few crumbs of naira. You are not even important to PDP cos they never saw you valuable to warrant a place in their campaign committee. He who stands by the people of Nigeria will never lose his credibility.