VIDEO: Officials subject athletes to sleep on bare floor, damaged hostel space at National Sports Festival in Asaba

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

An embarrassing clip from Asaba, Delta state capital, venue of the ongoing 2022 National Sports Festival (NSF) has revealed accommodation space provided for elite athletes from various states. The video shot shows how mattresses were kept on bare floor inside a provided accommodation with damaged windows. According to Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports development, up 14, 000 athletes, aside Read More

Sports Journalists set to honour Dare, Akunwunmi, Nimrod, Agu-Ejidike, others, SWAN FCT week semi-finalists emerge

November 24, 2022 Editor 0

The ongoing 2022 Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT week will now climax on Thursday November 24 with the special recognition award to deserving personalities as well as the epoch-making installation of Patrons, organisers have revealed. According to the updated schedule of activities lined up for the grand finale of the events as from 3pm released by the Secretary Read More

Barcelona on brink of Champions League ouster as Salah breaks double records, Osimhen scores on return

October 13, 2022 Editor 0

Barcelona slipped closer to a second straight Champions League group-stage exit despite Robert Lewandowski’s double in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Inter Milan on Wednesday, while Mohamed Salah scored the fastest hat-trick in the competition’s history as Liverpool hammered Rangers. Bayern Munich, Napoli and Club Brugge – for the first time since the inaugural group stage in 1991-92 – all Read More

Minister parleys NPFL club owners, harps on roadmap for Nigeria’s football masterplan

August 30, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has described Nigeria’s football clubs as the fulcrum of the country’s domestic leagues. Dare specifically said the clubs represent the lifewire of Nigeria’s football development. Speaking while receiving the Club Owners Association led by its chairman, Barr. Isaac Danladi, at his Moshood Abiola National stadium office, Abuja, the Minister emphasised that Read More

Sports book of record: FG inaugurates 12-man committee

August 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Government has set up a 12-man committee to work towards the successful production and second launch of the Sports Book of Record, with a view to documenting athletes’ achievements for posterity. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, while inaugurating the committee on Friday in his office in Abuja, called on them to work assiduously Read More

Breaking: Eriksen booed, Ronaldo frustrated as Manchester United suffer another Premier League humiliation

August 13, 2022 Editor 0

Manchester United on Saturday August 13, 2022 lost scandalously to Brentford, after succumbing to opening English Premier League game one week ago. The outcome of the encounter ensured that the Red Devils’ misery continued as they were thrashed by four goals to nil. Tten Hag might have thought the game against Brighton was bad, but this Saturday’s performance made them Read More

NOC to women sports administrators, managers: Step out, mount World stage (PICTURES)

April 14, 2022 Editor 0

The President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr Habu Gumel, has urged Nigerian women sports administrators and managers to take advantage of the provisions and opportunities being offered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to achieve greater visibility and results at the global stage. While commending the large turnout of women at the seminar and assuring them of his Read More

Pictures: Minister Dare attends Daura emirate football tourney, bags award

February 5, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Friday, attended the grand finale of the Daura Emirate football competition held in honour of Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar, in Daura, Katsina state. The final which was played on the rehabilitated Daura township stadium featured Hadi Sirika FC and Gakuwa Pillars which ended in a penalty shoot-out, 5-4 in Read More

Pictures: Aliko Dangote storms revamped Moshood Abiola stadium pitch, hails FG

February 4, 2022 Editor 0

Billionaire businessman and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, on Thursday evening, visited the newly renovated Moshood Abiola Stadium pitch, adopted by him under the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare’s Adopt-a-Pitch initiative. Dangote, whose company, Dangote Industries Group sponsored the rehabilitation of the pitch, expressed satisfaction with the job done, as he was conducted round the pitch with Read More

Pictures: Minister Dare bags award, hails youth and sports ministry staff, 2 years after

November 26, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Thursday, saluted the tenacity and hardwork of staff of the Ministry, stating his achievement over the past two years wouldn’t have been possible without their cooperation. Speaking at the Town Hall meeting organised for Staff of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dare lauded the commitment of the rank Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

AGM: Group alleges plot to unleash thugs on NBBF stakeholders

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

A group of sports enthusiasts under the aegis of Nigerian Sports Advanced Group (NSAG) has alleged that the outgoing President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engr. Ahmed Musa Kida, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is planning to unleash thugs on stakeholders who are perceived not to be working for Kida to return as the Read More

Nigeria sets in motion actions for ballast water management

September 23, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said the country is taking proactive steps to address its exposure to the threat of ballast water because of the high tanker traffic in its waters. Director General of the Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos at the 10th Meeting of the National Taskforce (NTF) on Implementation of Ballast Read More

Sports Minister Dare visits Keystone Bank Management team in Lagos

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Honourable Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has paid a courtesy visit to the management of Keystone Bank Limited at the lender’s headquarters in Lagos. The Minister was received by Mr. Olaniran Olayinka, managing director and chief executive officer, Keystone Bank Limited and Mr Yemi Odusanya, executive director of the bank.

Pictures: Ex-international, Abdul Sule, unveiled as Honey Badgers boss

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

History was made on Tuesday following the emergence of former Super Eagles player Abdul Kareem Sule as the chairman of one of the rising women clubs in Nigeria, Honey Badgers. Founded in 2019, Honey Badgers recently gained promotion to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) championship. At a brief but remarkable handover ceremony in Abuja, President of Ratels Sports Development Read More

Battle of Teens: 2 unknown faces clash in US Open final

September 11, 2021 Supersport 0

Win or lose in Saturday’s US Open final, teen sensations Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez have already cemented their star power after announcing themselves on the big stage at Flushing Meadows. The two unseeded players were virtually unknown quantities this year but Fernandez — who turned 19 this week — beat three top-five seeds along the way while Raducanu became Read More

Breaking: Horse-trading, campaigns begin as ministry announces when 2021 sports federations election will be conducted

September 8, 2021 Editor 0

The federal Ministry of Youth and Sports development has rolled out plans for the conduct of elections into various boards of sports Federations. A statement released by the ministry’s director of press and public relations, Mohammed Manga, on Wednesday said this year’s election will be held on September 30, 2021. The statement said, “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Read More

NPower batch C employment: Here are all physical verification documents, requirements

September 4, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

All Npower batch c stream 1 beneficiaries will begin physical verification on Friday September 10, 2021, Plateau state Focal Person, Dr Sumaye Hamza, has announced. According to her, “All deployed Npower Batch C Beneficiaries who should note the following documents to carry along when going for thier physical verification. “Accordingly, you are advised to proceed to your designated verification centre Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Youth and Sports Minister receives ‘HeForShe’ award, rallies support for docio-economic emancipation Of Young Girls, Women

August 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare has received a ‘HeForShe’ award for his contributions to the overall development of women even as he continues to make a case for conscious efforts in the promotion of the interests of the girl-child. The award was also for securing of socio-economic emancipation for the nation’s womenfolk through targeted policies and programmes. Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More