Sports Ministry, AFN move to secure Olympic Relay qualifications for Nigeria

April 30, 2021 Editor 0

Following the refusal of the Polish Embassy in Nigeria to issue entry visa to Nigeria’s contingent to the World Relays starting on Saturday in Silesia, Poland, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have moved to ensure Nigeria qualifies for the five relay events at the Tokyo Olympics. This was disclosed by Read More

Ministry set to revamp National Sports Festival

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Sports Festival (NSF) is set for a major review after its 20th edition which held in Benin City, Edo state capital. The review, which will be along the lines of strengthening the games, athletes’ protection and template for bidding among other things, will have a committee announced soon. The minister disclosed this during a courtesy call to Governor Read More

Taraba: Imam thumbs up Ishaku over support for sports

April 26, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Imam, on Monday commended Governor Darius Ishaku over his support for sporting activities in the state. The Commissioner gave the commendation at the Jolly Nyame Stadium Jalingo during a dinner in honour of athletes who took part at the Just concluded National Sports Festival tagged Edo twenty twenty. He Read More

Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S handed performance upgrades by tuner

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

It seems the folks over at speedArt thinks the 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S could do with more power, with the German firm recently unveiling its latest tuning packages for Stuttgart’s iconic sportscar. Based on either the 911 Carrera or Carrera S (seen here in cabriolet guise), the SP92-R features myriad aerodynamic, mechanical and performance upgrades. Starting with Read More

Mugen adds some attitude to the new Honda HR-V

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The new Honda HR-V is arguably one of the better looking products that Japanese brand has revealed in recent years, but as far as renowned Japanese tuner Mugen is concerned, it could still use a little spicing up. Mugen announced a vast range of accessories for the Japanese domestic market version of the HR-V, which wears a Vezel badge over Read More

Renault to limit top speed of all cars to 180km/h

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

It looks like Renault may be the next in line to start limiting the top speed of its cars to 180 km/h and fit automatic speed control as standard, a new report suggests.This is in an attempt to curb the rate of high-speed accidents. As reported by Spiegel, the French manufacturer has expressed concerns over high speed accidents and believes Read More

Premier League: How Everton unleashed double victory against Arsenal

April 24, 2021 BBC 0

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti said the Toffees “are back” after a howler from Arsenal’s Bernd Leno gifted his side a crucial win in their bid for a Champions League place. The Merseysiders had failed to win in six games in all competitions but moved to within three points of the top four with a victory which was achieved amid a Read More

Breaking: Tottenham sack Mourinho

April 19, 2021 BBC 0

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham after just 17 months in charge. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in the Premier League last season. They are currently seventh, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in Read More

Breaking: Norwich City return to Premier League

April 17, 2021 BBC 0

Norwich City have won promotion to the Premier League for a fifth time, after Brentford and Swansea’s failure to win ensured Daniel Farke’s side could not be caught in the automatic places. The Canaries make an instant return to top flight following relegation to the Championship in the 2019-20 season. Only Watford, eight points behind, can now deny them the Read More

Minister Dare inspects Abuja stadium

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

In line with his commitment to the speedy completion of the on-going renovation of sports infrastructures in the country, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare on Friday inspected Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja to asses the level of work, with a charge to the contractor to complete the rehabilitation on schedule. Speaking after an inspection tour Read More

Breaking: Delta chosen to host 2022 National Sports Festival

April 14, 2021 Editor 0

Delta state are the next host of National Sports Festival slated for 2022. Delta, the defending champions of (NSF) beat six states to become host of the 21st edition of the Nigeria’s Olympics. Responding, Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa said the state would welcome the rest of Nigeria to the State next year. Details loading…

Official: National stadium Lagos ready for use soon – Minister’s aide

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

Kola Daniel, media aide to Minister of youth and sports development Chief Sunday Dare has disclosed that efforts are on the refurbishment of the National stadium Surulere Lagos. The National stadium Surulere Lagos which hosted the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations won by the then Green Eagles was built in 1961 with a setting capacity of 85,000 before it was Read More

Breaking: Adegoke is fastest man at 20th National Sports Festival

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

Enoch Adegoke of Edo state Saturday evening won the men’s 100 metres final race at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival holding in Benin. Living up to his favourite’s billing, Adegoke dominated the race from the start, and although there was a late surge from his teammate, Alaba Akintola towards the end, he did just about enough to win and Read More

Fake news: Youth and Sports Ministry debunks N4bn approval for 20th NSF

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The federal ministry of youth and sports development has debunked report that the sum of N4 billion was approved for the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, Edo state capital. Reacting to the report, an official of the ministry said in line with the trust of the present administration, monies approved for the competition would be judiciously used. Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare flags off Lagos Access marathon race

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare, Saturday morning, flagged off the Lagos Access Bank International Marathon race from the Surulere National Stadium, Lagos. Despite his tight schedule at the on going Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, the Minister flew from Benin to Lagos in furtherance of his vow to support all sports in the country. In Read More

Dare on the right track

April 10, 2021 Kola Daniel 0

Leadership isn’t all about position or ranking, neither is it a title. Instead, it is the ability to serve the purpose for which the position is given. The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has been an exemplary leader right from his first day in office as a serving Minister of the federal republic of Nigeria. Read More

Anambra Basketball: NBBF congratulates Udezue

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has congratulated Ugo Udezue who was recently appointed Chairman of the Anambra Basketball Association. In a letter signed by the Secretary General, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi on behalf of the board, his appointment was described as well-deserved and a call to do more for the growth of basketball in Anambra State in particular and Nigeria Read More

Edo 2020: 14 teams confirmed for NSF as basketball starts Wednesday

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

14 states will be competing for the ultimate title of being crowned winner of the National sports Festival when the basketball event starts on the 7th of April. Seven teams each in the men and women’s categories will be doing battles at the Emotan College, Wire Road, Benin City. In the men’s category, host- Edo will be banking on home Read More

Wrestling: Agiomor books first ever Olympic ticket for Nigeria

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ekerekeme Agiomor will be the only Nigerian male wrestler at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after securing qualification to the global multi-sport showpiece on the final day of the Africa/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Hammamet, Tunisia. Wrestling in the 86kg Freestyle event, the 2018 African champion produced three big wins to seal a first-ever Olympic berth. In his opening quarter-final bout, Read More

Gov Yahaya Bello doles out cash in support of National Sports Festival

April 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In line with his commitment to the upliftment of the youth and support for their development, Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has provided financial support to the youth-based National Sports Festival (NSF) to the tune of N40 million. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, which disclosed governor Bello’s support as the NSF got underway, expressed appreciation to the youth-loving Read More