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 …

Gov AbdulRazaq inaugurates Nigeria’s first Football House • Okays resumption of non-contact sports activities  • NFF chair seeks grassroots football devt

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday said non-contact sporting activities have resumed in the state as part of the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, adding that his administration remain committed to reviving sporting infrastructure to create a conducive environment for talents. The Governor stated this in Ilorin, the state capital, when he played host to the President ,Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and members of his entourage who were in the governor’s office on a courtesy visit shortly before the official inauguration of the Football House in Ilorin.…

RIGAN: Owolade emerges new National President, with Ubimago as Council Secretary

By Olayode Abdurasaq     The Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria (RIGAN) on Wednesday 26th August, 2020 elected Dr. O. F Owolade of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training as the Executive Council President and also Sir Humphrey Ubimago of Raw materials Research and Development Council emerged as the Council’s Secretary, in Ibadan council meeting. . Owolade while delivering his acceptance speech at the RIGAN post Game National Council meeting, thanked all members for their support during his tenure as the National Secretary and as well for casting…

NASRDA becomes RIGAN council Member 

By Olayode Abdurasaq     The National Executive Council of the Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria (RIGAN), has declared the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA ) as a Council Member of RIGAN with two representative members. The announcement was made at NEC/Post game meeting in Ibadan on Wednesday. RIGAN is an association comprised of thirty-five Research and Development Institutes under the aegis of the Federal Ministries of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Health, Education and Environment, with the primary objectives of bringing together various Research and Development Institutes…

NiDCOM Boss mourns Basketball Star, Michael Ojo

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the sudden death of Michael Ojo, a Nigerian basketball player, as saddening and shocking. In a condolence message signed by Head,Media,Public Relations and Protocol unit of the commission, AbdurRahman Balogun,she said the news of the sudden death of the promising basketball player in Serbia during training was painful. The NIDCOM boss regretted that Michael, 27, died in his prime when he was about to launch himself into global arena and using his God-given talent to promote the image of…

WORLD DRUGS DAY:Dare charges Youths to shun drug abuse

Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has charged Nigerian Youths to avoid acts that are inimical to their health and wellbeing, even as he tasked them to be focused as the world celebrates World Drugs Day. “On this commemorative occasion of the World Drug Day declared by the United Nations, you must stay healthy and keep a positive mental attitude even as we battle to stay safe under the challenges of Covid-19. Everyone of us have been affected one way or the other. Some have suffered the tragic…

AS DARE MOVES TO ENSURE LABOURS OF OUR PAST HEROES AREN’T IN VAIN By Clement Nwankpa Jr

“The labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain” is a key component of the Nigerian national anthem. This should be a major driving force in Nigeria’s current internationals but the experiences of the ex-internationals, some of whom had passed through excruciating circumstances after retirement without due attention from the nation, have been a deterrent. This is largely responsible for the modern day internationals holding the nation by the jugular in terms of financial demands. Their posture is to get as much as they can from the nation…