Buhari celebrates track superstar, Tobi Amusan, for record victory at World Athletes Championship 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championship 2022, setting a new world record in the semifinals of the athletic event and becoming the first Nigerian to win a World Championship. The President joined millions of Nigerians in celebrating this outstanding feat by a compatriot and two-time Read More

2022 Commonwealth Games: First batch of Team Nigeria contingent head to Birmingham

July 23, 2022 Editor 0

The first batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham left the country on Friday. A group left through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos while the other left through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC) Engineer Habu Read More

Dare reveals ultimate priority as sports minister

July 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has reiterated that welfare of athletes has remained a priority for him since assuming office in 2019. In a chat with Journalists in Abuja, Dare said, “Before I assumed office, I knew that welfare of athletes will always be key to their performances. This was why I immediately introduced the athletes’ Read More

FCT U-12/U-15 Handball tourney: FCT sports council hails Handball association on grassroots development

May 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Sports Council have commended the FCT Handball Association for its effort to revamp grassroots handball competition in the nation’s capital. Director of the FCT Sports Council, Mr Lukas Istifanus, gave the commendation on in a media chat. Speaking after watching a classical U-15 male match at the ongoing FCT U-12/U-15 Inter-Area Council Championship between AMAC and Read More

Only sports ministry can resolve NBBF crisis – Ex-NBBF board memeber

March 8, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A former board member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Alhaji Mustapha Liman has lauded the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in tackling the leadership crisis rocking the Federation. He said the neutrality position of the sports ministry was the only panacea to resolving the lingering leadership tussle. Liman told Journalists in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

12 major sporting events that shaped Nigeria in 2021

December 31, 2021 Toyin Ibitoye 0

When 2021 burst on to the scene, the world was still staggering out of the bad dream that the Covid 19 pandemic forced on it in 2020. The globe had taken a bad hit and everyone was not sure of what the recovery process would be like or how long it would take. Many public health commentators even warned against Read More

Pictures: Nigeria, South Africa to strengthen agreement on youth development

November 30, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has reiterated its commitment towards strengthening the bilateral relationship with the Republic of South Africa in the area of youth development. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, stated this on Monday in his office in Abuja when the South African Minister of Women, Youth and Disabilities, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, paid him a courtesy Read More

Ohanaeze blasts Northern elders for requesting expulsion of Igbos

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has described as provocative and insulting the action instituted by a group described as Northern Elders requesting the Court to order the National Assembly to make a law expelling Igbos from Nigeria. Chief Iwuanyanwu who said this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, recollected that a few years Read More

New NIS DG unveils vision for institute

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new dawn beckons at the National Institute for Sports, Surulere, Lagos with newly appointed Director General, Professor Olawale, A. Moronkola, promising fundamental changes at the foremost sports institute. On the recommendation of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed the University of Ibadan Scholar on May 5, 2021 but the academician Read More

At last, Mo Salah reveals club he prefers to end career

October 23, 2021 Agency Report 0

Mohamed Salah has said that he would love to remain at Liverpool for the rest of his career, but added that his future remains out of his hands. The Egypt international, arguably in the form of his career for Jurgen Klopp, will see his current contract at Anfield expire in June 2023, and is yet to pen an extension. But Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Osun Babes coach in cloud 9 as team hit quarterfinal

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Osun Babes Manager, Whyte Ogbonda, has expressed satisfaction with his team, as they earn a berth in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup. The ‘Omoluabi Queens’ played a goalless draw against Bayelsa Queens on Friday evening to book a spot in Quarter-Final of the biggest Women Football Pre-season Championship in Africa. The former Ibom Angels Manager praised his Read More

6th National Youth Games declared open in Unilorin

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mallam Ismalia Abubakar, has declared the sixth edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) open at the University of Ilorin. Following the declaration was a match pass parade by different states, that caught the admiration of the spectators. The opening ceremony was colourful and exciting with great Read More

Minister Dare set to inaugurate Nigeria Taekwondo, Rugby, 20 other sports federations boards

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare will on Friday October 8, 2021 inaugurate newly elected 22 sports federations boards. A press statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Youth and Sports development, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday said, “Arrangements have being concluded for the official inauguration of the newly elected Board Members of the 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

61st Independence: Envisioning a greater Nigeria

October 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria that gained independence on October1, 1960 has survived all forms of adversities and savoured glorious times. In recent years, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, religious chauvinism, secessionist agitations, among others, have reached a crescendo. These centrifugal forces, alongside economic challenges, have weighed down menacingly on Nigeria and seem to have eroded the vision of its founding fathers. Nonetheless, stakeholders in the Read More

Chukwumerije hails Dare over peaceful, successful sports federation elections

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian Olympic medalist, Chika Chukwumerije, has commended the Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare, for a peaceful and successful conduct of 2021 National Sports Federation elections. On Thursday, up to 22 various sports federations elections were conducted. At the end, vice presidents and presidents emerged, a process many described as unprecedented due to the transparent, fair and credible Read More

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

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

2023: I’ll create biggest youth development centre in West Africa – Guber aspirant

September 13, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

A governorship aspirant in Benue state, Mr Julius Atorough, Monday said he would create the biggest Youths Development Centre in West Africa, if he is elected governor in 2023. Speaking with journalists after he presented cash donations to the Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi Junior Tennis Club, to facilitate their participation for a tournament in the Lagos, Atorough said the centre Read More

2023: Why not Bauchi governor?

September 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The already established Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir Vanguard Movement BAM-V is not a welcome development to the great people of Bauchi state; the group agitates Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir of Bauchi for president in the coming 2023 elections. Undoubtedly, the BAM-V agitates Bauchi governor to be Nigeria president because of his exemplary leadership, hard-work as well as his determination towards moving Nigeria Read More