House Chairman on Diaspora congratulates first Nigerian WWB Head Coach,Ganiyat Adeduntan

The Chairman,Federal House committee on Diaspora Affairs who is also member, representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K has congratulated a Diasporan, Dr. Ganiyat Adedutan, who was recently named WWB head coach at Colgate University, New York.This made her the ninth women’s basketball head coach in the history of Division 1. Akande-Sadipe in a statement issued on Thursday by her Special Adviser on Media & Publicity,Olamilekan Olusada revealed her Committee’s excitement as another Nigerian in Diaspora made Nigeria proud. Dr. Ganiyat Adeduntan, is the daughter of Dr. Azeez Popoola…

FCT Correspondents’ Chapel battles FRSC FC  in Novelty Football Match

The Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ )  Correspondents’ Chapel ,FCT Council will on Saturday April 17th slug it out with the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) in a  novelty football match to mark the end of the 2021 Press Week of the chapel.   The encounter will take place  at Junior Government School ( JSS ) near Nigerian Custom Service Zone 3.Abuja by 9:00am.   Speaking to Emporium Reporters, the Chairman of NUJ, Philip Nyam expressed optimism over the FCT Chapel’s team’s ability to overcome FRSC FC just…

Bello,Okocha dazzle as  Ex-Super Eagles Lit Lokoja. 

In what appeared obviously like a repeat of the golden era of the Olympic days when the Nigerian Super Eagles codenamed ‘Dream Team’ dazzled the world during the Atlanta 96 Olympic fiesta, the victorious team in that tournament led by Austin Jay Jay Okocha stormed Lokoja, the capital of kogi state to relive the memories of the golden days with another superlative performance. The novelty matched put together by the Kogi State Government had stars like Jay-Jay Okocha, Finidi Goerge, Peter Rufai, Kanu Nwankwo, Taribo West, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju…

AFCON QUALIFICATIONS : Gov Bello congratulates Super Eagles  …tip team for glory

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has extended his congratulations to the Super Eagles of Nigeria after they qualified for the 33rd AFCON tournament following their hard-fought 1 – 0 victory over fellow top spot contenders,  the Squirrels of Benin Republic.   The Governor’s congratulations on Saturday was contained in a Press Statement issued to pressmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Onogwu.   The Governor who hailed the team spirit and camaraderie of the Eagles also expressed confidence in the combination of talents scouted from foreign and home-based turfs and…

FIFA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: Yahaya Bello congratulates Amaju Pinnick, tasks him on African sport development

On the heels of his election into the FIFA Executive Council, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has congratulated President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick on his landslide victory while he urged him to remain committed to the growth and development of the sport in Africa. The Governor’s congratulatory message was contained in a Press Release on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu hours after Mr. Pinnick’s emergence. Governor Bello noted that, Mr. Pinnick’s election as one of the six to represent the continent on the…

Youth Development ‘ll grow Nigerian Economy – Dare

 Minister of Youth and sports  Development ,Mr Sunday Dare has declared that the  Federal  Government is totally committed  to the  development of the Youth as a  panacea  to national economic  growth. Speaking  in Lagos during  an interactive  session  with  Youth Correspondents, Dare said “Part of the ways we have also responded on youth development is pursuing our guiding document, which is the National Youth Policy with a five-year plan and commitment to providing employment and opportunities for our youths, particularly political participation. “The issue of youth development stands on three…

Tokyo Olympics second phase camp begins

In line with the promise made by  Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr.Sunday Dare to begin early preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the second phase of camping began on Monday in three centers across the country. According to the Acting Director Of Field and Elites Athletes, Dr. Simeon  Ebhojiaye, the athletes will be camped for three weeks in Port- Harcout, Abuja and Yenogoa. In Port- Harcout, fourteen track and field athletes under the supervision of two coaches are in camp, in Abuja, 8 para athletes, 14 para table…

Nasarawa Govt to convert Lafia City Hall to multipurpose indoor sports arena Nasarawa State Governor,  Engr Abdullahi Sule, has made known the decision of his administration to convert the gigantic Lafia City Hall, into a multipurpose indoor sports arena. Engineer Sule made this known while being presented with medals won by sports men and women during the year, as well as coaches from Nasarawa United that were invited to the national team, at the Government House, on Wednesday. The Governor said with the present sitting arrangement in the Lafia City…

SWAN President confirms receipt of FIFA Covid-19 Funds from NFF …..Tasks Plateau Utd, others

The President,Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo has commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the release of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund.   The NFF had released the sum of N11,400,000 (eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira) only as part of the Covid-19 Relief Fund from FIFA to SWAN Sirawoo lauded the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF for the transparent way and manner it has disbursed the funds in accordance with the earlier breakdown and FIFA guidelines. According to him, “FIFA and the NFF must be commended for this transparent process. It has…

Youth, Atheletes to get Data base- Dare

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced plans to create a data base that will serve as reservoir from which opportunities can be accessed by the Nigerian Youth. This according to the ministry would also ensure that proper records are kept   to enable youth derive maximum opportunities. Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare said the  data base would soon be created  for the  Nigerian Youth to address unemployment, age cheats and to counter falsehood. Speaking during  the 6th edition of the Town Hall Meeting …