Olarinoye, Nigerian weightlifter wins gold at Commonwealth games

Nigeria, on Saturday, won its first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK. Adijat Adenike Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event to win Nigeria’s first gold medal in the games. Before winning the medal, Olarinoye had set two records in 10 minutes, lifting 90kg and 92kg in the Snatch category of women’s 55kg Weightlifting event. The Nigerian anthem was sang while the country’s flag was displayed shortly after the gold medalist was decorated. India’s Bindrayani Sorokhaibam came second while England’s Fraer Morrow…

NIDCOM Boss hails Tobi Amusan on her victory at World’s Athletics Championships

The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon.( Dr)Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the 100-metres hurdle’s Gold at the world athletics championship.    In a congratulatory message through the Head of Media and Public Relations of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM Boss said that,  Tobi’s triumph at the world athletics championships has not only brought honour to herself but has also brought glory to the nation.   Dabiri- Erewa added that, her true Nigerian spirit of resilience, determination, hardwork and doggedness is what made her come…

UFC KICK-BOXING: Dabiri-Erewa congratulates Adesanya, urges him to sustain momentum

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon. Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by Mr. Gabriel Odu of Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Commission,has congratulated ,a Nigerian in Diaspora, Israel Adesanya, for the giant strides by defeating his opponent Jared Cannonier to retain the title and extend his winning streak to 12-0.   Israel Adesanya retained his Unified Fighting Championship (UFC) title, after beating an American Jared Cannonier at the T-mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA. The NIDCOM Boss hailed Adesanya’s performance and applaud him for showing…

Sports enthusiasts applaud NCC’s exemplary Tennis Championship

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s support for sports development, with particular reference to the popular NCC sponsored tennis championship for youth, dominated discussions at the launch of a book on sports in Nigeria in Lagos at the weekend. At the launch of the book titled ‘Sport in Nigeria: Going Round in Circles”, – authored by Sports Administrator, Godwin Kienka, at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course, Onikan, Lagos, where the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, was the Guest of Honour, the Commission was acknowledged as a patriotic…

NAF sponsors 3 Golf Pros for training in Botswana 

In furtherance of its efforts aimed at developing and improving sporting activities in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), 3 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the ranks of Flight Sergeant (FS) and Corporal (Cpl) are currently attending a 3-week Train-the-Trainer Practical Golf Coaching and Golf Course Maintenance course at Excel Golf Ltd Development Company in Gaborone, Botswana.   The Three NAF personnel who are members of Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) are Flight Sergeant Pam Gyang, Corporal Abdalla Godfrey and Corporal Pam Felix. At the end of the course which is…

33 Nigerian players set to sign professional contracts with European clubs

As the five-Day Ejike Ugboaja FC scouting programme ended in Abuja over the weekend, 33 young Nigerian players have been selected by the Scouts to earn professional contracts from their respective clubs in Europe.   The 33 players with 19 from Ejike Ugboaja FC were selected after a five-day intensive screening programme which attracted five European Scouts.   The players selected after the five-Day programme include; Gabriel Abu Gaiya (EUFC) , Philip Segun, (EUFC) Eke Victor Elvis, (EUFC) Joseph Lelachukwu, (EUFC) Joel Ezra (EUFC) Ibrahim Hussaini,.(EUFC) , Shauibu Garba (EUFC)…

Abuja agog, as Ejike Ugboaja FC scouting program kicks off on Sunday

The Federal Capital City, Abuja will from Sunday, June 5, 2022 host about 28 teams from across the country at the Goal Project, Parkage B, MKO Abiola National Stadium as Ejike Ugboaja FC is organising a-5-day scouting program. The program will feature about five hundred players across the country. However, scouts from ten clubs across the Europe including Arsenal, Chelsea among others have already confirmed their participations. Speaking ahead of the scouting program, the chairman of the organising club, Ejike Ugboaja FC, Christopher Ejike Ugboaja said, the idea behind the…

Dele Bello, Oseni: When squash players die, do their racquets die? By Festus Adedayo 

On January 10, 2022, after a tiresome game of squash at the Ibadan Recreation Club, I walked upstairs to the section’s gym. As I began a bout of expelling the recalcitrant mass of protoplasm that had made my midriff its place of hibernation, it just occurred to me that, for months, I hadn’t seen the man who single-handedly procured the equipment in the gym while he was chairman of the section, Dele Bello, affectionately called DB. So I put a call through to him which was unanswered. The second day…

Ejike Ugboaja FC commences screening for football talents

A rising football club in Nigeria, Ejike Ugboaja FC will on Thursday, February 24, 2022 commence a four days open screening for players between the ages of 16-20. The screening will offer the players the opportunity to showcase their God’s giving talents so that they could be selected for international sponsorship The screening programme is scheduled for 2pm daily at Water FC field, located at Apo, Abuja. The Chairman, Ejike Ugboaja FC, Mr Ejike Ugboaja who disclosed this in Abuja on Monday said part of his plans was to give…

UFC: Dabiri-Erewa congratulates Adesanya

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by Mr Gabriel Odu of Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Commission,has congratulated,,winner of the Unified Fighting Championship(UFC), Middleweight Category,Nigerian Diaspora,Israel Adesanya for the giant strides by defeating his arch-opponent Robert Whittaker for the second time to retain title. The NIDCOM Boss described Adesanya’s performance as a true reflection of the resilience, passion, dedication and commitment of Nigerians both at home and in Diaspora. She urged him to sustain the momentum and win more laurels…