[Pictures] Commonwealth Games, World Championships feat: Buhari doles out millions, rewards, confers national awards on Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, others

September 15, 2022 Abdullahi .M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja approved National Honours and cash awards of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships. Speaking at a presidential reception in honour of the athletes, the President said his Government is committed to rewarding excellence, no less for members of Team Nigeria who ignited the spirit 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

Pictures: Again, Moshood Abiola Abuja National Stadium spackles in new look, 2 training pitches ready for use

July 24, 2022 Editor 0

As the Youth and Sports Ministry continues to revitalise and reinvigorate sports infrastructure around the country, the Moshood Abiola National Stadium playing turf is now wearing a new look and ready for use. The turf had been waned after heavy utilisation, however it is now enjoying massive transformation, once again becoming fit for international football activities. In the aftermath of 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

Pictures: Dare hosts as ministry splashes millions on victorious Golden Eaglets, few days after WAFU B U17 truimph

June 28, 2022 Editor 0

Youth and Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has said that making merit and competence the watchword in selection of coaches for the age-grade National teams has started to bear fruits with excellent performances at U20 and U17 levels of recent. Dare spoke on Tuesday while hosting players and officials of the U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets, to a reception following their victory at Read More

Pictures: Victorious Golden Eaglets return from WAFU U17 tourney

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets on Saturday returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, day after they beat fellow West Africans Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final of just concluded U17 Championship in Ghana. The team awaiting reception by Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare returned via Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja.

CWG trial: More stars on the rise – Dare

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Hon. Sunday Dare has expressed his optimism that Nigeria can discover more athletes in the shape and form of Mary Onyali, Faliliat Ogunkoya and Olopade Adenekan as the Athletics Federation of Nigeria begins its National Trials today, in Benin. The Minister made this known in a message of support, as the country begins Read More

Sports minister pledges to revamp Kuru high altitude training centre, lauds Blueprint Award

May 24, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Chairman Editorial Board Blueprint Newspapers Hajiya Zainab Suleiman Okino (3rd right) presenting a letter of award nomination as Sports Icon to Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare (middle) during a visit by the newspapers’ management team to the minister in Abuja Monday, while Managing  Clem Oluwole (3rd left), Editor Abdulrahman Abdulrauf (2nd right), Deputy General Manager Business and Strategy Durojaiye Hassan (2nd left), Head Admin and Human Resources Nuhu Sani (right) and Online Editor Ikenna Okonkwo watch 

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

APC youth festival: Minister Dare set to deliver keynote address

February 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has commended Nigerian youths for their active participation in the political process at all levels of government. Speaking ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth festival scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Liberty stadium, Ibadan, the minister applauded the organisers of the event, adding that the youth Read More

Soun’s death, great loss to Yorubaland, Nigeria – Minister

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, Sunday said the passing away of the Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, was a huge loss to Yorubaland and Nigeria. Chief Dare who is the Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland in a condolence message described Oba Oyewumi as a leader with capacity, influence, affluence and wisdom, who was the architect Read More

Pictures: Maximise available opportunities, FG tells Nigerian youth

December 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has advised Nigerian youth to ensure total utilisation of every opportunity being made available to them, as it will greatly impact their lives positively. Mr. Dare gave the advice on Wednesday in his office, in Abuja when he received the officials of the Nigerian Tulip International College, (NTIC), Abuja who Read More

Pictures: Africa Youth Day: FG vows commitment to youth development initiatives, upscaling for national growth

December 1, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to youth development-focused initiatives that would harness the potentials of the youth and upscale them towards achieving rapid socio-economic growth in the country. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 2021 Africa Youth Day, which held in Abuja with the theme ”Defining 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