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Nigeria’s momentous triumph at the 1996 Olympic Games

AT LAST, THE BODY WENT LIMP. Ken Saro-Wiwa had been hung five times, but as his body grew cold, the executioners had finally fulfilled their order. The world was furious. “A bad trial,…

Jay-Jay Okocha: so good they named him twice

Illustration by Akinyele Lexain Olalekan IT’S JANUARY 2004 and Bolton Wanderers are playing Aston Villa in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final. In the 80th minute, Bolton are awarded a free-kick…