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Tokyo Marathon organisers restrict event to elite runners only

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Organisers of the Tokyo Marathon have announced it will no longer be a mass participation event due to the coronavirus outbreak. Only elite runners and wheelchair athletes will compete in the event in Japan, which takes place on 1 March. Around 38,000 runners were expected to take part in the marathon, which is one of the largest in the world. Read More

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2023: Reps panels demand 50% elective positions for women

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives Committees on Women In Parliament and Women Affairs, have demanded for the ceding of not less than 50% of elective positions for women in the country in the 2023 general elections.Though the United Nations affirmative action treaty asks for at least 35% political representation for women, the Committees at a Summit in Abuja on Monday however said Read More

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INEC moves to boost women participation in Kogi poll

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has taken steps to boost women participation in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state. The commission’s Head of Gender Department, Mrs Blessing Obidegwu, who said in Lokoja, assured that more women would participate in the election as voters, adhoc staff and election observers. She spoke at a one-day sensitisation forum organised Read More

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Stakeholders demand policy to encourage women in maritime

October 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Industry stakeholders have called for a redefined maritime policy by the federal government to encourage more women participation in the maritime sector. The stakeholders, who spoke at the annual conference of Women in Maritime Africa – Nigeria branch in Lagos recently, with the theme “Empowering Women for Effective Participation in the Maritime Sector”, were unanimous in their submission that women Read More

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Okagbare, Oduduru: Sports Minister Dare recalls AFN technical director from Doha

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has given directive for  the immediate recall of Sunday Adeleye, the Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) from the ongoing 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar over mix-up concerning Nigeria’s athletes Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru participation at the event.  According to a press release from the ministry signed by Read More

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Constitution: Sports federations get marching orders ahead African Games, Olympics

May 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has given three National Sports Federations deadlines to hold their Congress to adopt and ratify their Constitutions.  Barrister Solomon Dalung gave the charge at a meeting in Abuja with Federations’ Presidents, Secretaries and Technical Directors which deliberated on issues affecting the governance of National Sports Federations and Nigeria’s preparations and participation in the 12th African Games in Morocco and the 2020 Read More

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Coach seeks support for Wushu Kung – Fu programmes

March 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Coach, Nigeria Wushu Kung-Fu Federation, Mr Ojo Adelusi, has called on corporate bodies and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for more support for federation’s programmes. Adelusi disclosed on Tuesday in Lagos that the federation needed support for the training of athletes for participation in international championships and organising competitions locally. According to him, an athlete Read More

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Elections: CCD reopens disability support centre

February 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD) a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has reopened its election support centre for monitoring and reporting on participation of Persons with Disability (PWDs). David Anyaele, the Executive Director of CCD, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the centre had on February 15 launched its Read More

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52 females contesting guber, legislative seats

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 52 female candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are to contest for governorship, state and National Assembly seats in Adamawa. The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Kasim Gaidam, disclosed this at the North East zonal meeting on women’s participation in the 2019 general elections, held on Thursday in Yola. “In Adamawa, we have five females Read More

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UPP disowns guber candidate for endorsing Wike

January 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has dismissed the purported endorsement of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state for a second term by its governorship candidate Deacon Prince Onumbu. The UPP gubernatorial candidate was among some governorship candidates that pledged to support the candidacy of Governor Wike in the March 2 governorship poll, recently. But the UPP in a statement signed Read More

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Dalung celebrates Super Falcons’ 2019 World Cup ticket

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has praised Nigeria’s Super Falcons for picking one of the two 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets billed for France. The Super Falcons defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after the match ended goalless in extra time to also advance to the final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Read More

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Kebbi First Lady, Bauchi Gov, others bestowed  NOC patrons

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kebbi State First Lady, Dr.Zainab Shinkafi- Bagudu, and Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, and four other prominent Nigerians have been inducted as patrons of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC). The Wife of Kebbi State governor, who is the founder of Medicaid Cancer Foundation, a foundation renowned for using sports to create awareness on the danger of cancer and the Read More

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Commission seeks adoption of Beijing Declaration

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 62 Bureau has recommended the full adoption of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The CSW 2018 Session also called for full implementation of other relevant legal frameworks, along with comprehensive set of measures for realising gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. In a position paper presented at its Read More

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NAWOJ bemoans decline in women participation in politics

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter, has lamented the recent decline in women participation in politics in both elective and appointive positions. The chapter in a communiqué issued at the end of its March congress, which was also used to commemorate the 2018 International Women’s Day (IWD), decried the fact that: “…during the last dispensation, there was Read More

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Kebbi 2014 primaries: Court hears matter against Bagudu, Jan 11

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice A. R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday fixed January 11, to hear the suit challenging the 2014, pre-election that brought Abubakar Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Kebbi State Governor. The People Democratic Party (PDP), whose candidate, Maj. Gen. Bello Sarkin Rtd, came second in the April 11, 2015 election, Read More

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Dangote foots bill for Kano Trade Fair

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Africa’s foremost investor, Dangote Group is to foot the bill for Kano International Trade Fair, the state government has revealed. This was revealed by the Director General of Kano Chamber of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA), Aliyu Muhammad Mustafa when he spoke to news men at the ongoing Kano Trade Fair. The DG said that Read More

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Katsina agog ahead NLO Super 8

November 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Katsina is getting set to host the NLO Super 8 tournament with frenzy interests from stakeholders and lovers of football across the country as seven football clubs across the country converge in the ancient city. The Super 8 tournament is the event that caps all the activities of the NLO and to as well determine the Read More