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3 things FIFA president Infantino did while in Nigeria

While many of us were glued to our television screens watching the UEFA Champions League games on Wednesday, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) president, Gianni Infantino was already in Nigeria. Many will expect him to travel to Belgium to give moral support to Paris Saint-Germain who played out a sloppy 1-1 draw with Club Brugge, but the football number one citizen chose Nigeria instead.

  9 months ago ago
3 things FIFA president Infantino did while in Nigeria

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Things To Know As Dangote Completes The Renovation Of MKO Abiola National Stadium

(The aerial view of the stadium. Image credit: premiumtimesng.com) When the mainbowl of the Abuja national stadium, (re-named MKO Abiola national stadium) was commissioned for the 8th All Africa Games in 2003, it was a monument of national pride because of its state of the art facilities, but few years after that, the 60,000 capacity sporting arena dilapidated to a site of national embarrassment with grass and garbage littering every spot.

  10 months ago ago
Things To Know As Dangote Completes The Renovation Of MKO Abiola National Stadium

SPORTS

Nigerian powerlifting athletes return from Tokyo, here's what Sports Minister Sunday Dare had to say

It was a carnival-like atmosphere at the arrival wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday as travelers, workers and passersby suspended whatever they were doing to catch a glimpse of the susccessful Nigerian powerlifters who were returning from Tokyo. Supporters club were present in their numbers with drum and trumpet, singing and dancing to the excitement of the arriving heros who joined in the funfair.

  9 months ago ago
Nigerian powerlifting athletes return from Tokyo, here's what Sports Minister Sunday Dare had to say

POLITICS

2 APC Leaders Makinde May Not Defeat In 2023 If They Contest Against Him

Mr. Seyi Makinde may have done very well how he governs Oyo State. The people may prefer him to a large extent, but there are two leaders of the All Progressives Congress that he may not be able to defeat if they contest again him in the next gubernatorial election in Oyo State.

  9 months ago ago
2 APC Leaders Makinde May Not Defeat In 2023 If They Contest Against Him

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Nigeria Paralympic athletes receive a resounding welcome at the airport.

It was a beautiful welcoming for the Nigerian representatives arriving from the on going Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Game . The Sports minister Sunday Dare , Nigeria football supporter's club alongside board members of the powerlifting federation waited at the arrival wing of Muritala Muhammad international airport Lagos to welcome some of the athletes.

  9 months ago ago
Nigeria Paralympic athletes receive a resounding welcome at the airport.

POLITICS

Minister To Sue Sahara Reporters For Defamation, Gives Ultimatum

Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Honourable Sunday Dare has taken a "Pre-Action" move against Sahara Reporters. Honourable Sunday Dare through his solicitors, 'Banjo Ayenakin & Co Legal Practitioners & Notaries has written to the Publisher of Sahara Reporters (an Online News Platform) to take down the publication with the title "Exclusive: How Buhari's Minister Awarded Multi Billion Naira Contracts to self, Ex-Governor Tinubu, others as Nigerian Communications Commission Executive".

  9 months ago ago
Minister To Sue Sahara Reporters For Defamation, Gives Ultimatum

SPORTS

Today Headlines: How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions –Infantino, FFK Is A Liar - Umahi

Photo Credit To Google How Nigeria can host FIFA competitions – Infantino FIFA President, Mr Gianni Infantino, on Thursday, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for FIFA competitions and top Grade A football matches. The FIFA boss gave the insight in Abuja when Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

  9 months ago ago
Today Headlines: How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions –Infantino, FFK Is A Liar - Umahi

SOCIETY

National Youth Conference: The time to come to the table is now, Youth Minister

The Nigerian Youth have been urged to take advantage of the forthcoming National Youth Conference 2021 to engage with each other and the government in the most amicale and productive manner possible. The honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said this on Wednesday in Lagos, while launching the website for the conference, www.nationalyouthconference.ng.

  9 months ago ago
National Youth Conference: The time to come to the table is now, Youth Minister

SPORTS

President Buhari Receives No.10 Jersey As FIFA President Visit Aso Rock

Following the FIFA President's courtsey visit in Aso rock, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari has been honored with number 10 Jersey. The gifts was esteemed by all and sundry to be an iconic number in football, and usually it is worn by exceptional players with skills, and achievement.

  9 months ago ago
President Buhari Receives  No.10 Jersey As FIFA President Visit Aso Rock

SOCIETY

National Youth Conference: The time to come to the table is now, Youth Minister

The Nigerian Youth have been urged to take advantage of the forthcoming National Youth Conference 2021 to engage with each other and the government in the most amicale and productive manner possible. The honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said this on Wednesday in Lagos, while launching the website for the conference, www.nationalyouthconference.ng.

  9 months ago ago
National Youth Conference: The time to come to the table is now, Youth Minister

CAREER-JOBS

Great News For Nigerian Youths as Buhari Govt Launches Programme to Reduce Unemployment in Nigeria

Reprieve may finally come the way of thousands of Nigerian youths who are jobless on the streets as the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government on Tuesday launched the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP 2009-2011) to reduce unemployment in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare said the launch confirmed the commitment of the Buhari administration to continue to facilitate an enabling environment that will create about 3.7 million jobs annually.

  9 months ago ago
Great News For Nigerian Youths as Buhari Govt Launches Programme to Reduce Unemployment in Nigeria

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Again, Minister Donates N50m To Aisha Buhari's Cup

According to Punch Newspapers, gunmen have killed one person after they attacked some farmers in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Source: The Punch Newspapers It was learnt that the 43 year-old victim identified as Monday Audu had gone to his farm in Renwienku village, Miango district, alongside other farmers when the gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush and killed him, while others escaped.

  10 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Again, Minister Donates N50m To Aisha Buhari's Cup

SPORTS

Federal Goverment Renovates Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja

Federal Government of Nigeria has renovated one of the long time abandoned Olympic stadiums in the country, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as they set to resume football and other sports activities. Following the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic in the past year, every social gathering, including church services were suspended as a strategic measure to reduce the quick spread of the contagous dangerous disease.

  10 months ago ago
Federal Goverment Renovates Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja

SPORTS

FIFA President pays courtesy visit to Nigeria's President

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association President Gianni Infantino earlier today paid a courtesy visit to President Buhari at the statehouse in Aso Rock Villa. Gianna Infantino (FIFA's President), was accompanied by Sunday Dare, the minister of Youth and Sport, and also by CAF President Motsepe.

  9 months ago ago
FIFA President pays courtesy visit to Nigeria's President

SPORTS

Sports Minister hails mixed relay team on historic win

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has congratulated the Nigerian U-20 4x400m mixed relay team for winning gold at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Nairobi, Kenya. The quartet of Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke and Bamidele Ajayi ran a new 3:19.70 African and Championship record to become the first winner of the competition.

  10 months ago ago
Sports Minister hails mixed relay team on historic win

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Rousing Welcome For Nigerian Contingent To World Athletics U20 Championships

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare this morning joined thousands of Nigerians to welcome home athletes who represented the country at the just concluded World Athletics U20 Championships, which ran from 7 July 2020 through 12 Jul 2020 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Kenya.

  10 months ago ago
Rousing Welcome For Nigerian Contingent To World Athletics U20 Championships

SPORTS

D'Tigress clinches 3rd Afrobasket title in a row.

The female basketball team of Nigeria popularly known as the D’Tigress is Africa Champions once again for the third time in a row. The D’Tigress defeated their Malian counterpart 79-59 inside the indoor hall of the Palais Polyvalent des Sports in Yaounde, Cameroon. The D’Tigress had earlier won the past two editions of the Afrobasket tournament and made it a hat trick of a win yesterday over Mali.

  9 months ago ago
D'Tigress clinches 3rd Afrobasket title in a row.

SPORTS

WBF Title Defense: NBBofC Secretary Thanks Sports’ Minister, For Saving Scorpion’s Belt

The secretary of the governing and regulatory body for the game of boxing in Nigeria, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, (NBBofC), Mr. Remi Abodering has lauded the kind gesture of the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare towards professional boxing. The minister last weekend has pledged to support the current World Boxing Federations (WBF) Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola in his quest to defend his title against an opponent from Georgia, Giorgi Gogatishvili, this gesture NBBofC scribe has described has first of its kind from the of office of the minister.

  8 months ago ago
WBF Title Defense: NBBofC Secretary Thanks Sports’ Minister, For Saving Scorpion’s Belt

SPORTS

Check Out Photos Of Amaju Pinnick With Ozo, Ahmed Musa And Other Players, As MTN Signs Deal With NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and MTN, a telecommunication company, signed a collaboration arrangement worth 500 million Naira on Thursday in Lagos. MTN will become the official communication partner of Nigeria's football regulatory body as a result of the agreement. Amaju Pinnick and the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare were present at the occasion.

  9 months ago ago
Check Out Photos Of Amaju Pinnick With Ozo, Ahmed Musa And Other Players, As MTN Signs Deal With NFF

SPORTS

Minister Of Youths And Sports Announces Cash Rewards For Medalist In The U20 Championship In Kenya

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare announced cash rewards for Team Nigeria who will win medals at the U20 Championship in Nairobi, Kenya where over 200 countries are in the competition. Nigeria is currently the third on the medals table with three gold and two bronze medals, Sunday dare announced that the athletes will revieve $5000 for Gold, $3000 for Silver, $2000 for Bronze.

  10 months ago ago
Minister Of Youths And Sports Announces Cash Rewards For Medalist In The U20 Championship In Kenya