COAS flags off Combat Swimming Competition, ……   tasks participants to use enhanced skills to improve Riverine Operations

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has flagged off Nigerian Army (NA)Inter Formation Combat Platoon Swimming Championship at the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where he tasked participants to take advantage of the Championship to enhance their fighting efficiency to conduct operations optimally, especially in riverine and amphibious terrains towards fulfilling NA’s constitutional mandate.   The COAS represented by the Commander, Corps of Nigerian Army Engineers, Major General Kamil Kadiri gave the charge during the flag-off ceremony of the championship, where he reiterated that the Nigeria…

JUST IN : Saudi Arabia King Salman declares public holiday after historic win against Argentina 

Saudi Arabia King, Salman bin Abdulaziz has declared a national holiday following the country’s stunning 2-1 victory over Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.   This is according to a statement issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.   The statement stated that all employees in the public and private sectors will have the day off work, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Students will also not have to attend lessons.   Saudi Arabia shocked favourites Argentina with brilliant goals from Saleh al-Shehri…

JUST IN: Qatar becomes first host country to lose opening match 

Qatar has become the first home team to lose their opening World Cup match after falling 2-0 defeat to Ecuador.   Recall, the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament began today, Sunday, November 20, 2022, with an opening game between the host country and Ecuador.   The Asian champions Qatar enjoyed the backing of the majority of the crowd at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium, but could not follow a glitzy opening ceremony with a statement performance.     Ecuador thought they had made a dream start when they silenced the…

Gov Sani Bello joins fight against Breast Cancer, as Raise Foundation organizes Charity Polo Match 

In a bid to strengthen the enlightenment campaign for early detection of Breast Cancer in the society, a “Charity Polo match” has been organized with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in attendance.   The Charity Match was part of the series of programmes organized by Dr Amina Sani Bello, wife of Niger State Governor and Founder, Raise Foundation.   Governor Sani Bello said that he was at the exhibition match to support the Foundation in the awareness campaign in discovering the ailment early for proper treatment.   “We are here because…

JUST IN : Flamingos wins Nigeria’s first trophy at U-17 Women’s World Cup after defeating Germany

Flamingos has defeated Germany 3-2 on penalties to win Nigeria’s first-ever trophy at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup.   The team’s coach, Olowookere, and his wards went into this match against Germany as wounded lions having lost their semifinal game against Colombia in a painful situation.   Flamingos had the chance to beat Colombia in the penalties, but Edafe missed the decisive chance before the Americans won 6-5.     Before facing Germany, NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, boosted the morale of the players as he backed them to make themselves…

Tornadoes to play NPFL in Minna ,As Gov Sani Bello orders immediate renovation of Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello said the remaining part of his administration will be dedicated to sports development even as he directed the immediate renovation of Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium, Minna to host the Nigeria Professional Football League.   Governor Sani Bello disclosed this when he received the newly elected Chairman of Chairmen (Leader of Congress), Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) at the Government House, Minna.   He said even though the state needed a modern stadium, he directed the Commissioner for Sports to ensure that necessary repairs are carried out…

Gov Sani Bello lauds Gov Emmanuel Udom for developmental strides in Akwa Ibom …..  commissions Eket Township Stadium 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has lauded the efforts of his counterpart in  Akwa Ibom, Governor Emmanuel Udom at the development attained in the state. Governor Sani Bello gave the commendation when he commissioned the Eket township stadium as part of activities marking the 35th years of the creation of the state. He acknowledged that his counterpart has demonstrated hardwork and commitment to service delivery to the people. “You have converted Uyo to mini London, I know it is not easy but your commitment, dedication and  promise to the…

Nigerian Army comes top, as Armed Forces inter-service sports competition ends in abuja

The Nigerian Army (NA) has been declared overall winner of the just concluded 2022 Armed Forces Inter-Service Sports Competition (AFISSC), which ended at the Defence Headquarters Sports Complex, Mogadishu Military Cantonment, Abuja on Thursday, 22 September 2022. To emerged overall champion, the NA clinched first positions in cross country, taekwondo and volleyball in both male and female categories, while its male athletes came second in basket ball and football. The NA became champion with a haul of seven gold and two silver medals. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) were runners-up…

2022 NYSC SPORTS FESTIVAL: Akwa Ibom  FCT, Kwara clinch Trophies

Tbe Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja was set agog when the NYSC Akwa Ibom State Football team cliched the first position in the football competition during the 2022 NYSC Annual Sports Festival after penalty shootout between Akwa-Ibom and Taraba State Football teams.   Meanwhile, Taraba State team emerged second, while the third position went to Plateau State.   In Volleyball category which was for females only, the three-time defending champion, FCT Secretariat emerged winner, Delta came second while Lagos State team emerged third. Also in 100 metres athletics, male…