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 …

IGALA NATIONS CUP: Kogi CPS donates kits, footballs, urges youth to engage in sport activities

The Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor, Muhammed Onogwu on Saturday made donations of footballs and complete set of jerseys to the nine Local Government Areas of Kogi East region as part of his support towards the Igala Nations Cup football tournament. The donations which were delivered to the organizers of the tournament according to him was part of his contribution to rural sport development and active engagement of youth in activities that would promote peace in the region The Governor’s CPS added that the role of sport in…

KICK BOXING: Dabiri-Erewa applauds Adesanya, Dawodu for making Nigeria proud 

Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated the duo of Israel Adesanya and Hakeem Dawodu for defeating their respective opponents in the boxing bouts on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi. In a statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations,  Abdur-Rahman Balogun stated that Dabiri-Erewa was excited by the success of the two great Nigerian boxers. The NIDCOM boss said the duo of Akinsanya and Dawodu have used their God given talent to put the name of Nigeria in the global arena especially in the…

SUNNY OWOLABANI MEMORIAL CUP FINAL: RichBen FC tackles Dolphin FC

The stage is set as the indivisible RichBen FC tackles Dolphin FC in the final of the ongoing Likeminds FC In-House Tournament (Sunny Owolabani Memorial Cup) on Saturday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. RichBen FC emerged top on the table after thrashing Amigochi FC 2-0 in the second semi finals encounter played on September18, 2020 at the Likeminds FC mini-stadium in Utako. The first half of the game ended 0-0 as both sides put on their best performances. However, on resumption in the second stanza of the game, Ben…

BOXING: NiDCOM Boss hails Nigerian-born Ajagba’s victory 

Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO,Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,(NIDCOM),has congratulated Nigerian-born boxer, Efe Ajagba who defeated his American opponent Jonnie Rice, in a keenly contested bout on Saturday night at the Bubble in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation in a statement by NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Sunday in Abuja. She said that the victory over the American boxer was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians, but to Africa as a whole. “I congratulate you on this wonderful feat, for winning this tensed but…

UEFA: Dabiri-Erewa hails Alaba’s victory

Chairman/CEO,Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa ,Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commended 28-year old Nigerian David Olutokunbo Alaba on his  outstanding victory for winning the UEFA champions League final. In a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM said Dabiri-Erewa gave the felicitation in a congratulatory message to Alaba. Alaba’s Bayern Munich (Germany) had one- nil over Paris St. Germaine (France) to emerge the winner for the sixth time and with a record of winning nine matches up to the finals. “It is gratifying to note that as …