Sports Ministry to partner private investors for the Adopt Campaign

Sports Ministry to partner private investors for the Adopt Campaign

      The much awaited Adopt Campaign of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is here and the event will take place at the Civic Centre Victoria inland Lagos. The initiative of the Ministry is part of plans to raise direct funds for athletes who will be representing the country in Tokyo 2020. According to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, the primary target is to give the Olympians a better preparation ahead of the Olympics Nigerian sprinters, the likes of Ese Brume, Divine Okorodudu, and a…

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Amokachi, Okocha, Kanu, others storm Lagos for Adopt Campaign 

Amokachi, Okocha, Kanu, others storm Lagos for Adopt Campaign 

1996 Olympic gold medallists, Daniel Amokachi, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Okocha and Taribo West and others notable Nigerians will be part of the Adopt Campaign of Ministry of Youth and Sports Development which takes on Monday 16th December, 2019 at the Civic Center Lagos. The work experience programme is another initiative of the ministry which was launched in Abuja on the Africa Youth Day . In an attempt to raise fund for the Olympians who are set to represent their fatherland in Tokyo, the ministry will use the platform to prepare…

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Taekwondo: 101 coaches from Nigeria, Africa storm Abuja for International Coaching training 

Taekwondo: 101 coaches from Nigeria, Africa storm Abuja for International Coaching training 

          Already, registration has been shut down, and no fewer than 101 coaches from parts of Nigeria and African has clocked in ahead of an international coaching training in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. As at the time of pending down this update, some of them have started trooping in. Aside Nigerian coaches who are desirous of World Taekwondo (WT) global officiating status, others from Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, Chad, Mali, etc have been enrolled. As from Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the international wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe airport has…

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NOC appoints HRM Elegushi as its Patrons Forum’s Chairman, sets up Committee on AFN crisis

NOC appoints HRM Elegushi as its Patrons Forum’s Chairman, sets up Committee on AFN crisis

        The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) during its board meeting which is part of their Annual General meeting on Wednesday hosted its first Patrons Forum. The objective of this Forum is to further highlight our roles, expectations as Patrons of the Olympic and Commonwealth movement amongst other vital issues that is affecting our sport. HRM Oba Saheed Elegunshi was appointed as the Chairman of the NOC Patrons Forum. The delighted Royal majesty thanked everybody present in his acceptance speech and pledged his total commitment to the course of…

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Sports Ministry ready to create a National League for Danbe sport

Sports Ministry ready to create a National League for Danbe sport

Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) demonstrating with Danbe fighters in his Abuja Secretariat office on Tuesday. The Federal Government through the Federal  Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stated  its resolve and determination to create a national league that would promote and sustain the variegated  interests already attached to this novel sport of Danbe, both nationally and internationally. Besides its sporting value, Danbe Sport  also speak positively to addressing the issue of Youth restlessness by giving Youths the opportunity to engage in meaningful occupation that promises competitiveness, joy and…

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Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to launch Adopt Campaign in Lagos

Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to launch Adopt Campaign in Lagos

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare will lead officials of the Ministry to the launching of the Adoption Campaign of the Ministry come Monday, the 16th of December, 2019, the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Work Experience Programme (WEP), another initiative of the Ministry which was launched in Abuja on the Africa Youth day, will also be introduced to critical stakeholders. The Ministry over the last few months has studied the global investment practices in Youth and Sport’s Development and noted a positive correlation between…

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Leke James football tourney kicks off Monday in Kaduna 

Leke James football tourney kicks off Monday in Kaduna 

          The 3rd edition of the Leke James Invitational tournament kicks off tomorrow ( Monday) in Kaduna. The event is an annual one that promotes healthy relationships within the City and it’s environs through football. 16 teams will battle for the ultimate trophy in this edition of the competition . The tournament also allow scouts the opportunity to discover talent for clubs within the country and abroad. Part of the aim is to also help develop grassroots football in the state and the country at large….

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ministry strategize for athletes’ success,…..Prioritise 11 Sports

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ministry strategize for athletes’ success,…..Prioritise  11 Sports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has taken steps to further consolidate the chances of athletes and teams at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by prioritizing 11 sports and six para sports for Nigeria’s qualifying pathway to the Games. A Ministerial Advisory Committee on Tokyo 2020 Games (MACT), which set this priority, also recommended an early start to pre-games camping towards ensuring maximum success. The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Tokyo 2020 Games, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Oulsola Adesola, proposed 120 days of camping as it agreed to fast track…

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Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team to make a World Cup appearance in over 100 years

Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team to make a World Cup appearance in over 100 years

          The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, Friday, received the Under-19 Cricket team led by the President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation Prof. Yahaya Adam Ukwenya Recieving the team, the Minister praised the young team for qualifying to represent Nigeria at the world tournament. “The first time in a hundred years, that for me is a very important milestone in sports development in this country. It also signposts the fact that this country is a bundle of talents. The number of talents…

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Sunday Adeleye removed as Athletes Representative based on 137 Athletes’ request

Sunday Adeleye removed as Athletes Representative based on 137 Athletes’ request

          Facts are beginning to emerge regarding the removal of Sunday Adeleye as Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria as well as Athletics Representative. In a letter ref number: FMYSD/FEAD/TFAN/2019/CON/1/24 written by the AFN secretary general, it was revealed that Mr Sunday Adeleye has used his office to misappropriate funds in the course of the duty. In this regards, athletics who is he representing have asked and recommended the ministry to remove him from the position he is holding. According to the letter, 137…

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