National Theatre Redevelopment Project: Minister commends President Buhari for creating opportunities for youths

National Theatre Redevelopment Project: Minister commends President Buhari for creating opportunities for youths

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for renewing his commitment to providing opportunities for the Nigerian Youth. He described the President’s call for investment in projects that will directly benefit young people as visionary and timely. The Minister made this known on Sunday July 12th, in his remarks at the event to handover the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, to the Central Bank Nigerian (CBN) and the Bankers Committee for its redevelopment into the Lagos Creative and Entertainment Centre. “Today’s event is…

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NFF adopts PPG, sets new league season tentatively to start September/October

NFF adopts PPG, sets new league season tentatively to start September/October

                                                          Following resolutions passed at an online meeting of the NFF Football Committee, which had in attendance the Chairpersons of all the National Leagues and the President of the Nigeria Referees Association, the Executive Committee of the NFF has, after a holistic consideration of all the issues affecting the leagues (including the status of the leagues before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic),…

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Sports to resume with non combat sports

Sports to resume with non combat sports

Plans have reached an advanced  stage to have Nigeria sports  back on stream post covid-19  with non combat sports like table tennis, lawn tennis, track and Field  set for early  return. Speaking on the Voice  of Nigeria Issues in the News, Youth and Sports Development  Minister Mr Sunday Dare  said” We hope that  our athletes  can get back to action soon with non combat sports. “Although no date has been  set, but we must submit  to  the  Covid-19 protocols  in line with the practice  all over the world. We have…

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Our football is in a bad state says FCT FA Boss

Our football is in a bad state says FCT FA Boss

The Chairman of FCT Football Association Alhaji Abba Mohammed Mou.ktar has opined that Nigeria football is currently in a bad state. The FA boss who was a Guest at the FCT Football Update WhatsApp Personality Interview segment said the present state of football in the country is bad. He said that every football stakeholder needs to do more to get it to an enviable position it should be. ” I can tell you that we are not where we should be. Our state is bad. Our football needs help, we…

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FCT FA Chairman calls for transparency In the appointment of coaches

FCT FA Chairman calls for transparency In the appointment of coaches

Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Football Association, FCT FA, Alhaji Abba Mohammed Mouktar has advised the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that they apply transparency and fairness in the appointment of national team coaches. Mouktar, who spoke while reacting to questions during a virtual personality interview segment on FCT Football Update said the selection must be open and transparent to ensure that only the best coaches are selected to handle the various National teams especially the age grade teams. “Let the NFF give the job to the best coaches especially at…

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COVID- 19: NYSC donates 10,000 face masks to Sports Ministry

COVID- 19: NYSC donates 10,000 face masks to Sports Ministry

As part of  efforts to stem the spread  of the covid-19 pandemic, Youth Corps Members on Monday donated more than 10,000 face masks to the Ministry of Youth and  Sports Development to be distributed  to athletes. The ceremony  which took place at the Ministry of Youth and Sports  Development  in Abuja, saw the Director  General of the NYSC Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu hands over the masks to the Permanent  Secretary  of  the Ministry  Mr. Gabriel  Aduda who stood in for the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare. The  over 10,000 face masks…

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Obuh rules out NPFL players from Super Eagles

Obuh rules out NPFL players from Super Eagles

Former Junior National team handler John Sam Obuh has ruled out the possibility of any home based playing making the Super Eagles team for now. Obuh who spoke on FCT Football Update WhatsApp platform, said though there are very good players in the NPFL, that can play effectively in the Super Eagles, but such players can not displace those already in the team. The former Enyimba and Udoji United player said ”  It’s wrong for anybody to say that we don’t have good players in NPFL that can fit into…

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Minister inaugurates 12-Member Committee on commissioning, launching of world class Sports Hall of Fame

Minister inaugurates 12-Member Committee on commissioning, launching of world class Sports Hall of Fame

In its quest to promote and expand the virtues of legacy and mentorship associated with establishing a Sports Hall of Fame similar to other climes, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is resolutely committed to commission/launch a bespoke world class befitting Sports Hall of FAME, that would immortalize our sportsmen and women, who have served and brought honour to their fatherland  while representing the country. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare,  represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Gabriel Aduda, made these…

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Napoli contract: Rohr says Osimhen must insists on first team shirt or no deal

Napoli contract: Rohr says Osimhen must insists on first team shirt or no deal

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has advised Eagles and Lille of France forward Victor Osimhen to ensure that he insists on playing regularly if he chooses to play for Napoli Football Club of Italy. Nigeria’s rave of the moment Osimhen who won the best African player award tagged Marc Vivien For Awards on Monday is hotly wanted by top Italian club Napoli but his National team boss Rohr wants him to join a club that he would be guarante playing opportunities. According to reports in France, Lille…

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Words fail  by Sunday Akin Dare

Words fail  by Sunday Akin Dare

Words fail By Sunday Akin Dare Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi just before his sudden exit, a new chapter had just opened. After eight years of outstanding service and historic contribution to state and country, he was asked by his peers and fellow party members to take on a national assignment of high importance. His tremendous intelligence, dedication and experience were once again called upon to serve the greater good of the public welfare. All who knew him were excited about his elevation because we knew his presence would improve our collective…

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