Nigerian Boxing Referees/Judges Association reject Minimah move to withdraw Nigeria from IBA …..support Omo-Agege’s emergence as NBF interim President

The Nigeria Boxing referees/ Judges association has declared unequivocally that they do not go with the planned move by the former President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah (rtd.), to withdraw Nigeria from the International Boxing Association. This was contained in a communique signed the President,Etim Edem Okon and made available to the media after their joint meeting recently. They also declared that their full support for the emergence of Azania Omo-Agege, as the interim President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation. The full text of the communique…

Sen Uba Sani Unity Cup: Governor, ALGON Chairman, Speaker, others grace opening ceremony

It was indeed a very colourful ceremony in Kaduna state as the Governor himself, Senator Uba Sani led several of his cabinet members to grace the opening ceremony of the Governor Uba Sani Unity cup which kick-off on Saturday. Some of the dignitaries that accompanied the governor to the opening ceremony were the Commissioner local government Affairs, Sadiq Maman Lagos, the ALGON chairman and the Speaker, House of Assembly in the state with other government Dignitaries The Governor performed the ceremonial kicked-off which marked the official commencement of the football…

AFBC Congress in Addis Ababa: Nigerian, Azania Omo-Agege re-elected as 1st Vice President

By Martin Odiete, Abuja       Interim President of the Nigerian Boxing Association, Azania Omo-Agege has been re-elected 1st vice president of the Africa Boxing Confederation, (AFBC).   The election which place in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia also saw the emergence of Mr Berhanu Eyassu Wossen, from Ethiopia as the new President of the Boxing Confederation.   Omo- Agege had been acting as the interim president of the Africa Boxing body following the suspension of the former president Cameroonian Bertrand Mendouga this year by the IBA ethics commission.   Addressing…

International Boxing Federation suspends Minimah ….. Omo-Agege steps in as NBF president

The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) President, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah (rtd.), has been suspended by the International Boxing Association (IBA).   Consequent upon that the vice President of the Federation, Mr. Azania Omo-Agege has stepped in as the interim president.   Our investigation revealed that the Boxing Independent Integrity Unit’s (BIIU) tribunal acting under its authority and in adherence to the IBA Constitution and Disciplinary and Ethics Code decided to provisionally suspend Gen. Minimah from all boxing activities for a period of ninety (90) days.   The decision by IBA…

Six players of Barau Jibrin Football Academy set to play in UK, Holland

Efforts of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin to promote sports have started to yield results as six players of his football academy have been selected to play in clubs in Holland and the United Kingdom. Senator Barau established the Barau Jibrin Football Academy in 2021 to promote football. The players of the academy are selected from across the country. The management and players of the academy on Monday paid a courtesy call to the founder of the club, Deputy President of the Senate at the…

Continue to make us proud ,NARSDA Cooperative President charges Agency’s football players

President of the Cooperative, National Space Research and Development Agency, NARSDA,Dr Abdul Jibrin on Wednesday urged the agency’s football team, NASRDA FC not to relent in making the agency proud. The President gave the advice while speaking with the team on yesterday ahead of their second-half game in a friendly football match against the team from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA. “You’ve been doing Nigeria proud. You’ve been winning. Please keep on winning. “The cooperative is supporting you, and I say thank you to all the…

FRSC wins NUJ FCT Correspondents Chapel Football Tournament,beat FHC 6-5 on penalty

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday emerged the winner of a maiden edition of the Nigerian Union of Journalists( NUJ) FCT Correspondents Chapel’s three-day football tournament. Safety Shooters defeated Federal High Court (FHC) 6-5 on penalty to emerge the winner after the game ended 1-1 in regulation time. Meanwhile, NUJ President Christopher Isiguzo led FCT Correspondents Chapel’s team defeated Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 3-2 in a keenly contested novelty match played shortly after the final. The Special Guest of Honour and Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),…

Osinbajo kicks off 2023 IBB Golf Tournament in Abuja

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osunbajo kicked off the 2023 Captain Mike Okoja Golf Tournament at the IBB International Golf Tournament, in Abuja.   In a colourful ceremony witnessed by eminent members of the prestigious club; the Vice President who was represented by the Director General of the National Yourh Service Corps, Brig Gen YD Ahmed commended members of the Golf Club and appreciate them for their dedication and distinguish service to the nation.   In his speech after the ceremonial Tee off, the Captain of the Golf Club, Mr.…

PFAN is fully committed to NFF reconciliation process – Babangida

The President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria, PFAN, Comrade Tijani Babangida has reaffirmed the associations commitment to the reconciliation process set up by the current NFF president, Ibrahim Gusau. In a statement personally signed by the Nigeria former Super Eagles player, he denied a media report credited to their association where it was alledged that the NFF President had concluded plans to kill PFAN in preference for the unveiling of a new players union. He unequivocally denied such report coming from them, declaring further that it was the…

Defence Headquarters inaugurates Committee on 2024 Africa Military Games

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) today 16 March 2023 inaugurated a 15 man Organizing Committee for the conduct of second edition of Africa Military Games slated to hold in Abuja in 2024. Performing the inauguration ceremony at the DHQ Conference Hall, the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor represented by the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major General Solomon Udounwa remarked that the games will put the nation in spotlight and further enhance unity among participating African nations. He also noted that the games will. impact a…