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first_imgPOLITICIANS ARE ALSO HEREWhen I say politicians, I mean APC and PDP members. Yes, they are here at the World Cup and enjoying quality football. Like every other Nigerians who cannot allow the Mundial go without being physically on ground to savour the atmosphere, these men are watching the matches but are monitoring situations back home. Of course, it is no longer news that the list of some of the big wigs who have come and gone is not limited to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Works Minister Babatunde Fashola, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio and several others too many to mention here. Our own former Secretary General of the NFF, Sani Ahmed Toro, who was previously in the House of Representatives is making moves to return to the Green Chamber of the National Assembly. NFF Board member and Chairman of the Nation-wide League, Ahmed Muazu Kawu,  is also believed to be angling to step up into the Senate from the House of Reps.  RUSSIANS AND BRAZILIANS LOVE NIGERIAHost country Russia has shown so much love for the Super Eagles and Nigerians here for the Mundial. When Eagles lost to Croatia, they consoled us openly, praying for luck to come our ways in other matches. Then, gbam! Iceland fell to the fire-power of Ahmed Musa who incidentally plys his trade with Russian army team, CSKA Moscow. They sang and danced with us. Some even painted their faces in our green and while colours.  Several Brazilians who are also here joined our fans to root for the Super Eagles. Now, the Brazilians are praying that Nigeria defeats Argentina on Tuesday. Are you surprised they are not backing their fellow South Americans against us? Well, the story of the animosity between fans of both countries is not for today. We are enjoying this support even as some of us keep our eyes on personal effects.*Keep a date here on the story of some Nigerians here for the games who are making brisk business selling jerseys, local Nigerian delicacies and body nor bi wood matters.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram VOLGOGRAD TRAGEDY AVERTEDSuper Eagles 2-0 defeat of Iceland last Friday would have been dampened by the death of two Nigerians if not for the timely intervention of some compatriots and Russian medics at the Volgograd Stadium. Immediately Ahmed Musa scored the second goal of his brace, Nigerians in the stands erupted in wild celebrations. Some danced and sang to high heavens praising Super Eagles and Musa in particular for the victory.But unknown to many, death lurked in the waiting to silence us. Some Nigerian fans probably didn’t know that the barrier on which they were dancing could no longer carry their weights and within a twinkle of an eye, crashed. Two of them fell into a nearby hard object behind Eagles reserve bench. One of them, the son of a prominent football personality from Kano passed out and had to be revived with the support of the Russian doctors. The other fellow is still in the hospital and is likely to spend the next three to four weeks there.last_img read more

DUNGLOE ART EXHIBITION OPENED BY MEMBER OF CHOCTAW INDIAN NATION – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgThe 11th Annual Art Exhibition at Sharkey’s Top Filling Station (1st Floor), Gweedore Road, Dungloe was opened on Saturday last by Waylon Gary White Deer, a member of the Choctaw Indian Nation.Mr. White Deer is an internationally acclaimed Choctaw painter and author now based in Cashelnagore, Gortahork, Donegal. Mr. White Deer performed an “Honour Song” prior to opening the Exhibition and indeed he said ” He felt a good spirit at the event”.Waylon is the author of “Touched by Thunder” published by Curragh Press, Dublin, and Left Coast Press, USA. His solo painting venues include the American Embassy, in Dublin, and his latest painting commission, purchased by the Donegal County Council, was installed in O’Donnell Castle, Donegal, last month.Waylon is also featured in an Errigal Arts Festival music venue with renowned Sean Nos singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride.The Choctaw Nation raised $117 dollars to send to Ireland during the famine to help with the relief effort. This was at a time when the Choctaw Nation was experiencing its own difficulties and turmoil and to quote Mr. White Deer. “Their is a special bond between our two nations”, said Waylon.His own tribe had lost thousands of people when it was banished from Mississippi to Oklahoma in 1831 in what became known as the “Trial of Tears”.Mr. White Deer was quized by Joey Doherty and Dillon O’ Donnell (both aged 7) if he knew “Tonto” and the “Lone Ranger” .The following Artists are exhibiting at the Exhibition;Peter Healy, Liz Doyle, Eilise O’ Hart, Martin Dorgan, Gay O’ Toole, Mary Ellen Bonner, Heidi Nungen, Michelle Doherty, Kate Gallagher, Mary Mc Ginty, Waylon Gary White Deer, Kim Sharkey, Ros Sharkey, Ian Gordon, Deborah Melly, Jago Moulton, Lee Hunter, Cornelius Browne, Leo Bonner, Mary Celine Boyle, Cathy Melly, Eamon Hyde, Anne Davey, Shiela Ohlmyer, and Helga Letschert.The Art Exhibition runs from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 11am to 5pam daily. DUNGLOE ART EXHIBITION OPENED BY MEMBER OF CHOCTAW INDIAN NATION – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more