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Dalung watches Super Eagles conquer Lions, lauds team’s victory

July 6, 2019 Editor 0

Member of the Federal Government delegation to the Africa Cup of Nations Barrister Solomon Dalung has marveled at Super Eagles’ improvement from their group stage performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt . Barrister Dalung expressed delight in the team’s performance following Nigeria’s 3-2 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday at Alexandria. Nigeria came from Read More

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AFCON 2019: Buhari hands out fresh appointment to Dalung

June 29, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Selcap Dalung as a member of an 11- man delegation to Egypt to support and cheer the Super Eagles at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. In a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President Mr Abba Kyari, President Buhari nominated the Read More

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Int’l Women day: Sports Minister turns Referee

March 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will be the Centre referee when the All Stars Women’s team made up of Ex- Internationals take on Team NUT at an event to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day on Thursday March 7, 2019. The game tagged ‘Football Match For Better Balance’ kicks off at 2pm at the Training Pitch Read More

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Dalung shocked over Ogunjobi’s demise

February 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has described the news of the death of former NFF scribe Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi as shocking. The sad news was announced by  late Chief Ogunjobi’s Personal Assistant Tunde Shamsudeen on Monday February 11, 2019.   Reports said he died  at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Barrister Dalung in a statement described the former Read More

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Sports Festival: Security beefed up as Athletes, Officials troop into Abuja

December 5, 2018 Editor 0

All is now set for the official opening ceremony of much talked-about 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) slated for Abuja between December 6 and 16, 2018 with last minute rushes and preparations for organisers, Athletes and team Officials. As at last check, no fewer than 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have confirmed participation at the competition which Read More

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Dalung thumbs up African Champions

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung says the Super Falcons of Nigeria remain the best women’s football team in Africa.   This followed their victory in another hard-fought final of the Africa Women Cup of Nations  against South Africa’s Bayana Bayana on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.   It was also the first time the winner of the competition Read More

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Tokyo 2020: Sports Minister demands review of officiating stipulations

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has called for an urgent review of  officiating standards in Olympic Sports ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics  to sustain the credibility of the global sports fiesta. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalung who made the call at a Country Meeting with Tokyo 2020 organisers on Monday in Tokyo, Japan, lodged a strong protest against Read More

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Dalung warns against athletes’ welfare violation

July 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

y Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has frowned at the poor management of the welfare of the country’s athletes, players and officials, hence directed that all outstanding salaries be paid to the sports men and women. The Minister expressed sadness when he visited the National Women’s U-20 team Falconets in Austria at the weekend. Read More

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I can’t go to jail over NFF Crisis, says Dalung

July 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

“I was served a court order directly and seven days after contempt of court was served on me but as a lawyer, I will prefer to leave office with my name as a lawyer than serve in Kuje prison”, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has said. The minister made his disposition in Asaba during interview with journalists Read More

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NBBF impasse: Who wins?

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

March 10, 2018 is the D-day. It’s the very day top officials of the World Basketball body; Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) will gather and receive report from three-man delegation they sent to Nigeria to carry out their findings on the lingering crisis plaguing Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) since June, last year. One thing is certain. After the presentation Read More

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‘Dalung supervised forged NYCN BoT members’ signature’

February 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Barr Solomon Dalung has been accused of presiding over the forging of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Board of Trustees (BoT) members’ signature. The action facilitated the endorsement of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to lift the BoT caveat to prevent the change of the board without due process. This was the content Read More

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Buhari’s victory in 2015, a political revolution – Dalung

February 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mr Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory against an incumbent in 2015 had proved that one could win election in Nigeria without having money. Dalung, who said this, while addressing officials of the Permanent Mission, Nigeria House in New York, said there was a brewing political revolution against ‘god-fatherism’ in the Nigerian Read More

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Presidential gaffe, 2018 soccer strokes

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Ikenna Okonkwo One bizarre stroke Nigerians got less than 48 hours to the end of 2017 was the shocking announcement of many Professionals, politicians and loyalists meant to either head or occupy board positions in various government agencies and parastatal under one ministry or the other. At first, many saw it as a welcomed development, coming from President Muhammadu Read More

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FIFA Sanction: Panic grips officials at Glasshouse as NFF panel begins sitting

December 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

  After federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development expressed dissatisfaction with the recent embarrassing sanctions from world football governing body, FIFA, some officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are in panic mood as fact-finding committee begins sitting. Both some Staff at the management cadre and those at junior level are daily engrossed in deep thought Read More

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Sports facilities’ decay and hypocrisy of Nigerian lawmakers

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

I received a number of calls after I dished out last week’s menu on the plight of Nigerian Referees. While some felt my position on how Referees had carried out their function was not rightly captured, others agreed and eulogised my view. Whichever opinion you share, let’s as usual continue the conversation after you might have read and understood my Read More