Group asks FG to investigate Kida led NBBF board over alleged corruption

A group of Nigerian basketball fans under the aegis of Nigerian Sports Advancement Group (NSAG) has called on the Federal Government to investigate Musa Kida led Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) over alleged corruption. The group in a press briefing held in Abuja on Monday said that while the FG has released money for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the federation through the basketball team’s coach opened a GOFUNDME account where ex-basketball players who based abroad sent in money to assist the team in Olympics participation, therefore, the need for proper…

Dabiri-Erewa condemns alleged killing of a Nigeria Footballer by UK Police 

 Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condemned in strong terms the alleged killing of a Nigerian Footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by the UK police. Igweani who is believed to be a Nigerian Footballer was shot dead by officers who attended a call out to a house where a child was found with serious injuries. NIDCOM boss in a statement by Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described the incident as very unfortunate, and sad. Dabiri-Erewa called on the UK government for a thorough and proper investigation to be…

61 Athletes to fly Team Nigeria Flag in Tokyo

Team Nigeria will depart for the Tokyo  2020 Olympics  in two batches with 61 athletes flying the country’s flag, says Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare. The  Minister  made this  disclosure on Monday while  addressing the plenary meeting with National Sports Federations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. According to the Minister, “The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020  affected the organisational structures of both the Olympic and Paralympic  Games. This consequently pushed International…

Buhari allocates houses to 1994 Super Eagles Squad, winners of African Cup of Nations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, fulfilling a promise by the Federal Government. Following a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the President approved the allocations in their states of preference, noted that six players and three technical crews received their houses already. The players are: Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Ike Shorounmu, Uche Okechukwu, Samson Siasia, Efan Ekoku, Sunday Oliseh, Benedict Iroha, Isaac Semitoje, Mutiu Adepoju,…

NiDCOM Boss,Dabiri-Erewa congratulates middleweight champion,Isreal Adesanya

Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt after defeating Italian contender, Marvin Vettori, at the Gila River Arena in Arizona on Sunday. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by the commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour and glory not only to Nigeria but to all black Africans. The NIDCOM boss said that with Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya beating his challenger, Marvin Vettori, to retain his UFC undisputed world middleweight champion in…

NiDCOM Boss hosts ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, Kamarudeen Usman  … as UFC’s fighter set to build an academy in Nigeria

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa receives today in audience the UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamarudeen Usman a.k.a “The Nigerian Nightmare” at her office Abuja Receiving him, an elated Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said that Kamorudeen’s homecoming, brought a message of hope, to signify Nigeria’s unity in diversity. Dabiri-Erewa described Kamoru as a kind-hearted Champion, who was willing to empower the youths of Nigeria, in the area of sports. She then called on other Nigerian Diaspora to follow Usman’s noble example, in contributing to the country’s…

ITTF WTT Youth Star Contender: Nigerian sensation, Usman Okanlawon emerges first African silver medallist

Nigerian junior Table Tennis sensation, Usman Ishola Okanlawon, Friday made history in far away Tunis, capital of Tunisia when he became the first African in history to win a silver medal in the ITTF WTT Youth Star contender series. No African player has ever gone beyond the round of 16 in a WTT World Youth Star contender series but Okanlawon broke the jinx thus becoming the first African U15 player to emerge second in the World Youth contender series and first overall in Africa in the U15 category. In a…

Osun suitable for sports development, says NFF President, Amaju Pinnick …   as Oyetola discloses govt readiness to begin Governor’s and Principal’s Cup competitions

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has applauded the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for providing an enabling environment for sports and sporting activities to thrive in the State. He said the State was suitable for sports development in view of the peaceful atmosphere reigning in the State as well as the government’s youth-friendly and sports development policies. Pinnick, who was accompanied by Football Legend, Mutiu Adepoju, stated these during his courtesy visit to the Governor, Thursday night. The NFF President who attributed the prompt involvement and intervention…

House Chairman on Diaspora congratulates first Nigerian WWB Head Coach,Ganiyat Adeduntan

The Chairman,Federal House committee on Diaspora Affairs who is also member, representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K has congratulated a Diasporan, Dr. Ganiyat Adedutan, who was recently named WWB head coach at Colgate University, New York.This made her the ninth women’s basketball head coach in the history of Division 1. Akande-Sadipe in a statement issued on Thursday by her Special Adviser on Media & Publicity,Olamilekan Olusada revealed her Committee’s excitement as another Nigerian in Diaspora made Nigeria proud. Dr. Ganiyat Adeduntan, is the daughter of Dr. Azeez Popoola…

FCT Correspondents’ Chapel battles FRSC FC  in Novelty Football Match

The Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ )  Correspondents’ Chapel ,FCT Council will on Saturday April 17th slug it out with the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) in a  novelty football match to mark the end of the 2021 Press Week of the chapel.   The encounter will take place  at Junior Government School ( JSS ) near Nigerian Custom Service Zone 3.Abuja by 9:00am.   Speaking to Emporium Reporters, the Chairman of NUJ, Philip Nyam expressed optimism over the FCT Chapel’s team’s ability to overcome FRSC FC just…