Sunday, 29 July 2012

News Report: Nigeria’s Olympic 2012 Team

1. Blessing Okagbare
2. Gloria Asumnu
3. Lawretta Ozoh
1. Gloria Asumnu
2. Lawretta Ozoh
3. Christy Udoh
1. Regina George
2. Omolara Omotosho
400m Hurdles
1. Ajoke Odumosu
High Jump
1. Doreen Amata
Long Jump
1. Blessing Okagbare
Shot Put
1. Vivian Chukwuemeka
1. Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa
1. Esther Obiekwe
100m Hurdles
1. Seun Adigun
4 x 100 m
1. Blessing Okagbare
2. Gloria Sunmu
3. Lawretta Ozoh
4. Oluwadamola Osayomi
5. Wisdom Isoken
6. Christy Udoh
4 x 400m
1. Regina George
2. Omolara Omotosho
3. Bukola Abogunloko
4. Endurance Abinuwa
5. Idara Otu
6. Margaret Etim
1. Obinna Joseph Metu
2. Ogho Oghene Egwero
3. Peter Emelieze
100m Hurdles
1. Selim Nurudeen

400 m Hurdles
1. Ameadi Morton
Triple Jump
1. Oluwatosin Oke
Probation – 200m
1. Noah Akwu
2. Stanley Azie
1. Yusuf Alli
2. Innocent Egbunike (Head Coach)
3. Nat Page
4. Gabriel Okon
5. Christopher Doomes
6. Garfield Ellenwood (Personal)
7. Ken Onuaguluchi (Persoanl)
8. Paul Obodochima (Personal)
9. Daniel Etsebimor (Personal)
10. Oluyomi Sule (Personal)
11. Gabriel Opuana (Personal)
12. Solomon Aliu (Personal)
13. Sunday Uti (Personal)
14. Falilat Ogunkoya (Personal)
15. Maria Wophill – Admin. Personnel
16. Chief Solomon Ogba -Team Leader
1. Oyedeji Olumide
2. Diogu Ikechukwu Somto
3. Oruche Richard Dean Chukwuma
4. Ugboaja Ejike
5. Dagunduro Adeola Adedokun
6. Oguchi Chamberlain Nnaemeka
7. Aminu Abdul Alade
8. Ibekwe Ekenechukwu
9. Archibong Aniekan Okon
10. Aminu al Farouk
11. Obasohan Derrick Osamuuyi
12. Skinn Anthony Oludewa
13. Ayodele Bakare – Head Coach
14. Sani Ahmed – Coach
15. Francis Gbiri – Admin. Personnel
16. Tijjani Umar – Team Leader
1. Akanji Muideen Olalekan – 75kg
2. Lawal Lukmon Olaiwola – 81kg
3. Ogoke Edith Agu (Female) – 75kg
4. Idika Nsofor – Coach
5. Anthony Konyegwachie – Coach
6. Patrick Uwagbale – Admin. Personnel
7. Major-Gen. Tobiah Minimah – Team Leader
1. Jonathan Peter Akinyemi – K1 Slalom
2. Ebenezer Ukwunna – Coach
3. Olubunmi Oluode – Admin. Personnel
4. Rear Adm. Festus Porbeni – Team Leader
Table Tennis
1. Aruna Quadri
2. Segun Toriola
1. Edem Offiong
2. Olufunke Oshonaike
1. Nosiru Bello – Coach
2. Richard Edem – Coach
3. Segun Oguntade – Admin. Personnel
4. Alhaji Kayode Omotose Team Leader
1. Chika Chukwumerije – +80 kg
2. Isa Mohammed – -68 kg
3. Keum Silwan – Coach
4. Carl Lewis Langan – Coach
5. Chinedu Ezealah – Admin. Personnel
6. Chief Jonathan Nnaji – Team Leader
1. Ekpo Felix Cobham – 77kg
2. Usman Maryam (Female) – +75kg
3. Patrick Bassey – Coach
4. Uche Onwumeh – Admin. Personnel
5. Mr. Chimdi Ejiogu – Team Leader
1. Boltic Sinivie – 96kg Freestyle
2. Dick Adibo – 84kg Freestyle
1. Obiajunwa Amarachi – 72kg Freestyle
2. Oborodudu Blessing – 63kg Freestylea
1. Daniel Igali – Coach
2. Olumide Bamiduro – Admin. Personnel
3. Chief Austin Edeze – Team Leader
Contigent Officials
1. Malam Bolaji Abdullahi – Hon. Minister of Sports & Leader of Delegation
2. Mr Sani Ndanusa – President Nigeria Olympic Committee
3. Chief Patrick Ekeji – Chef de Mission
4. Hon. Babatunde Popoola – Secretary General, NOC
5. Mr Alhassan Yakmut – Deputy Chef de Mission
Medical Team
1. Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu – Team Doctor & Head Medical
2. Dr Hirekaan Lazarus -Team Doctor
3. Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran – Team Doctor
4. Dr Ken Anugweje – Team Doctor
5. Mr Oladipo Odunuga – Physiotherapist
6. Mr Ekundayo Ogunkule – Physiotherapist
7. Mr Kayode Abdulsalam – Physiotherapist
8. Miss Judith Enebe – Physiotherapist
9. Mrs Nneka Eze – Nurse
1. Manufor Hellen – Administrative Personnel
2. Emmanuel Nweri – Administrative Personnel
3. Augustine Odijie – Administrative Personnel
4. Tony Ubani – Press Attache
5. Emmanuel Igbinosa – Administrative Personnel
6. Olalekan Alabi – Administrative Personnel

Opinion: It Is A Sacrilege To Dance Publicly With Broom In Ondo Communities

Kayode Ajulo
By Kayode Ajulo

It is a taboo and indeed a sacrilege to dance around with broom (instead of horse tail -"irukere") in open in most of the ancient towns and communities in Ondo State.

A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behaviour is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment.

Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies.

The word has been somewhat expanded in the social sciences to include strong prohibitions relating to any area of human activity or custom that is sacred or forbidden based on moral judgment and religious beliefs.

"Breaking a taboo" is usually considered objectionable by society in general, not merely a subset of a culture.

The rise of rationalism and science has reduced the potency of many former taboos in modern cultures. In the United States and Europe, people openly discuss and explore previously taboo subjects such as sexuality and abortion. Increasing understanding has led medical disorders such as epilepsy, birth defects, and sexually transmitted diseases to be treated more analytically and less judgmentally than in the past.

I am a Christian, an Anglican by birth, I believe in the Trinity and that Christ is my Saviour, but I cannot be detached from my culture. We cannot run from our background.

However, changing social customs and standards also create new taboos, such as bans on slavery; conflation of ephebophilia with pedophilia; prohibitions on alcohol, tobacco, or psycho pharmaceutical consumption (particularly among pregnant women); and the employment of politically correct euphemisms – at times quite unsuccessfully – to mitigate various forms of discrimination.

Incest itself has been pulled both ways, with some seeking to normalize consensual adult relationships regardless of the degree of kinship (notably in Europe) and others expanding the degrees of prohibited contact (notably in the United States).

Contemporary multicultural societies have established a number of taboos rooted in the perceived injustice and deleterious effects of modern history, particularly neo-colonialism. Tribalism (for example, ethnocentrism and nationalism) and prejudices (racism, sexism, religious extremism) are opposed at times reflexively despite the potentially high cost of diverse societies in terms of trust and solidarity.

I am not targeting this against anyone or group but it is expected as a community leader and social activist that we remind ourselves not to offend the sensibility of our people. It is therefore my hope that our elders, security agents and custodians of our customs and traditions will do the needful in the circumstance.

(Ajulo is a Lawyer and the Bamofinlewe of Akurekingdom)