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…

Doctors Games: Covid 19 Could not stop us, says NMA President

The success recorded at the 2020 Nigeria medical Association(NMA) Games is a testimony to the fact that Nigerian doctors are versatile.   Prof. Innocent Ujah(MNI) President NMA who made this submission at the closing ceremony of the games in Abuja also hailed his colleagues for a successful games despite challenges posted by covid -19.   “This event is a demonstration that doctors are versatile, they can play games, treat patients, whatever you give them they will do it. “NMA is a determined professional association, despite the financial challenges and covid…

Aquatic Federation plans big for swimming in 2022

The Aquatic Federation of Nigeria has said that Nigerians should expect to see more activities in the Federation in 2022 stressing that their swimmers would be fully engaged so as to put them in top shape to compete at any international swimming competition.   President of the Federation, Chinoye Daphey Aliy who stated this in her New Year message expressed happiness with the modest achievement they were able to achieve in 2021 despite the short period they had last year to work, and with the covid-19 pandemic that stalled most…

NASRDA F.C wins Defence Space Administration FC in friendly Match

By Olayode Abdurasaq and Kennedy Kachalla       It was a memorable and entertaining friendly between long sport rivals; NASRDA F.C and Defence Space Administration, owing from the tradition of a football competition during the Yuletide season.   NASRDA FC emerged winners of the football competition with a 2-1 win over Defence Space Administration FC. After the match was kicked-off by the Director General NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmed Shaba at about 4 pm, the host team scored the first goal at the 19th minute but Unekwu Baba scored a…

IGP Flags-off 1st NPF Invitational Triathlon Championship  ….    Says event II’ impact policing services,sports development

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba,  today, Saturday, 4th December, 2021, flagged-off the 1st Nigeria Police Force Invitational Triathlon (Swimming, running and biking) Championship, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The IGP noted that the Championship, which is the first of its kind in the FCT, would help enhance mutual respect and inter-agency collaboration amongst participating agencies, impact positively on policing services in the country, promote Community Policing through stakeholders and multi-agency collaboration that encourages participation for problem solving, identify talented Triathletes…

AIG Garba Baba Umar emerges Interpol Vice President

Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Garba Baba Umar, the Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Nigeria, has emerged the duly elected Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) – INTERPOL. AIG Garba was elected in the early hours of today, 25th November, 2021 in the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently holding at the Halic Congress Hall, Istanbul, Turkey. The year 2021 General Assembly, which have in attendance 470 Police Chiefs, Ministers and Senior Law Enforcement Officials from the 195 INTERPOL member countries, seeks…

Dabiri-erewa hails Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC Title

Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,has applauded Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title in a unanimous decision. In the congratulatory message through NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss commended the Nigerian spirit and zeal in Kamaru Usman who defeated his challenger and thus retained his title. Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington by unanimous decision to retain the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 268 in New York on Saturday night. With the win, Usman improved to 20-1-0,…

Mayor of Housing FC pips D Bulls FC 1-0, zoomed to final, as Ikeora claims first victory

The Mayor of Housing FC has continued on it impressive performance in the three week-old Likeminds FC in House tournament (De Boss Cup) as they piped D Bulls FC 1-0 to stay top of the table with nine points in three games. With this victory, the Mayor of Housing(My-ACE China) who is the lead sponsor of the tournament was impressed by the performance of his team and has made mind-blowing promises to them.  The Mayor of Housing FC is going into the final on clean sheet without losing a match.…