Sunday Dare Sworn in As 35th Minister of Youth And Sports

President Muhammadu Buhari today sworn in Ogbomoso born former Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Sunday Dare, as Nigeria’s 35th Minister of Youth and sports Development. Dare replaced former sports minister Solomon Dalung . A fellow of the Prestigious Harvard Nieman Journalism fellowship, 53 year old Dare is expected to hit the ground running as Team Nigeria is currently competing for laurels at the ongoing African Games in Morocco while many say preparation for the Tokyo Olympics next year as well as qualifiers for the next world cup…

AITECO FALLOUT : Gov Sani-Bello Charges Tornadoes To Bring Home CAF Confederation Cup

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has charged players of Niger Tornadoes FC to see their defeat in the finals of AITEO Cup as a catalyst that will spur them to greater height as they prepare to represent Nigeria in CAF Confederations Cup. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, the Governor described the players as gallant losers who gave everything to win the most prestigious trophy in the league but lost out in the penalty shoot-out. “I congratulate you all for a job well-done;…

Gov Sani-Bello Charges Tornadoes To Win AITEO Cup

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has charged  Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna to give it’s best in it encounter with Kano Pillars Football Club at this year final of AITEO Cup final billed for Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna tomorrow. Gov Sani-Bello in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS), Mrs Mary Noel Berje said  the Minna based club should not be intimidated by the Kano side being last year runners-up and they too were a finalist in 2017 just three years back.   Governor Bello said…

AFCON : Lawan Congratulates Super Eagles

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the Nigeria’s Super Eagle for qualifying into the semi final stage of the African Cup of Nation (AfCON) by beating South Africa 2-1 in Egypt. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, Lawan said the victory of the Eagles has reinforced the confidence of Nigerians in the team to win the trophy. He noted that, “your victory this night has reinforced our confidence in you to win the trophy for Nigeria. “Nigerians have never doubted your commitment…

Ighalo hits brace as Nigeria beat Libya 3-2 in Nations Cup qualifiers

Odion Ighalo scored a brace as Nigeria’s Super Eagles beat Libya 3-2 away from home to go top of group E and brighten their chances of qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Ighalo had scored a hat-trick for Nigeria as the Super Eagles demolished Libya 4-0 in the first match played in Uyo, Nigeria on Saturday. The reverse fixture in Libya saw Ighalo scoring two goals to increase his goal tally against Libya to five in two matches. The Super Eagles settled down to work very…

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after he scored his first goal since he joined Juventus during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo on September 16, 2018 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.   Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus in Sunday’s fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo.   The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time champions a…

Buhari appoints Ambode into FG’s delegation to World Cup

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as a member of the Federal Government delegation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting in Russia from June 14. Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, who said this when he led a delegation from the International Paralympics Committee on a courtesy visit to Governor Ambode at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, said the appointment was in recognition of the massive investment and commitment to sports development which the Governor had exhibited in the…

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018(Russia) ROADMAP

*Group A:-* Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay *Group B:-* Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran *Group C:-* France, Australia, Peru, Denmark *Group D:-* Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria *Group E:-* Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia *Group F:-* Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea *Group G:-* Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England *Group H:-* Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan *THURSDAY, June 14/6/2018* 1.RUSSIA vs SAUDI ARABIA (8:30pm) *FRIDAY, June 15/6/2018* 2.EGYPT vs URUGUAY (5:30pm) 3.Morocco vs Iran (8:30pm) 4.Portugal vs Spain (11:30pm) *SATURDAY, June 16/6/2018* 5.FRANCE vs AUSTRALIA (3:30pm) 6.ARGENTINA vs ICELAND (6:30pm) 7.PERU vs DENMARK (9:30pm) 8.CROATIA…

GOV SANI-BELLO MOURNS TORNADOES PLAYER, HUSSEINI ISAH … SAYS HE WAS A GOOD PLAYER

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has described the  death of Hussaini Isah, Defence player with Niger Tornadoes FC as a great loss to the entire football family in the state. Governor Abubakar Sani -Bello  in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary,  Mal. Jibrin Baba Ndace said the painful death of the footballer dealt a big blow on football industry in the country.   “I watched him live on Sunday at the Bako Kontagora Stadium in the match between our own team, Niger Tornadoes and Kwara United…

Commonwealth Games Trials: Emmanuel, Okon Win 400m Men, Women Honours

Bamidele Emmanuel and Patience Okon on Friday emerged winners in the 400m men and women categories respectively at the National/Commonwealth Games Trials in Abuja. While Emmanuel won with a personal best of 45.28 seconds, Okon completed the race in 51.40 seconds. Emmanuel later told newsmen he would strive to improve on his time before the Commonwealth Games, expressing optimism that Team Nigeria would win medals in the event at Gold Coast. “My target for the year is to do anything below 45 secs, maybe 44 sub. I believe I can…