COVID-19: Minister wishes Governor Makinde quick recovery

COVID-19: Minister wishes Governor Makinde quick recovery

The Minister of the Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has joined concerned citizens of Oyo state and family and friends of the state Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde to wish him a quick recovery after he confirmed testing positive to COVID-19. The Minister commended Governor Makinde for reinforcing the key messaging for slowing down the spread of the virus by deciding to self-isolate even though he is currently asymptomatic. Mr. Dare said “Your Excellency. I am sorry to hear about your test result on the corona virus. Let me…

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68th birthday tribute: Tinubu stands tall says Sports Minister

68th birthday tribute: Tinubu stands tall says Sports Minister

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been described as a true leader who stands a cut above the rest. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare in his 68th birthday tribute to Tinubu said there is no contest on the Nigeria political landscape with Tinubu whose impact on the political development is writ large. “Nigeria has in Tinubu a leader who has earned his stripes with his clear political vision, fierce commitment to the masses and unmatched political guts”. Nigeria, States, individuals and many have benefited from his political vision, connections…

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COVID-19: Nigerian athletes under close watch- Sports Minister 

COVID-19: Nigerian athletes under close watch- Sports Minister 

Despite the postponement of the National Sports Festival and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has revealed that the Ministry is very much in touch with each of the athletes. He disclosed this in an interview after the inspection of facilities being made available for use as distribution centres to curb the spread of the virus at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. The Minister said, “The Nigerian authority through the Sports Ministry called off…

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COVID-19: Sports Ministry provides 57 Suites, other  facilities for use at Moshood Abiola Stadium

COVID-19: Sports Ministry provides 57 Suites, other  facilities for use at Moshood Abiola Stadium

57 executive Suites at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium have been made available for use by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development under the leadership of the Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare. The Minister who spoke at the inspection of facilities at the Stadium said  it has become necessary to get them ready for use when the need arises. “We have 57 executive suites here, you can see how they are, self-contained, with toilets there, and we think this facility belongs to this country and that this facility is available…

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COVID-19: FG Approves Use of Stadiums, NYSC Camps as Centres

COVID-19: FG Approves Use of Stadiums, NYSC Camps as Centres

The Federal Government has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere -Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as the orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) nationwide for use as isolation centers for COVID-19 as may be needed. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who confirmed this via his Twitter handle explained that the Ministry is in in touch with relevant authorities and stakeholders to make these facilities available in line with…

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Coronavirus : No Eagles star tests positive- Rohr

Coronavirus : No Eagles star tests positive- Rohr

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that no Super Eagles player tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus disease. Football loving Nigerians have been worried about the health situation of their darling Eagles’ stars but the good health declaration from Rohr who has been speaking constantly with some of  the players in Europe would now bring joy and respite to the Eagles’ fans. “I am in good communication with all our players and I can joyfully and confidently tell you that no Super Eagles player tested positive to coronavirus”,…

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Sports Minister commends IOC on postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics 

Sports Minister commends IOC on postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics 

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has commended the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  for postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the covid-19 pandemic. According to Dare “The IOC must be commended for postponing the Olympics in the best interest of the whole world. This is in response to the general calls across the globe to have it moved to a time when the virus would have abated. “As much as we were all looking up to the event, the safety and well being of the athletes , officials…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a historic joint decision was taken for the first postponement of an Olympics in peacetime. Abe had earlier said Bach was in “100 percent agreement” when Japan asked the IOC to push back the Games. The IOC had…

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FG suspends sporting activities at national stadia across nation as safeguard against COVID-19

FG suspends sporting activities at national stadia across nation as safeguard against COVID-19

In an effort to check the spread and safeguard all Nigerians against Covid-19, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four (4) National Stadia across the country. They are MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Liberty Stadium, Ibadan and National Statdium, Surulere-Lagos. The general public by this information and directive are advised that these facilities will not be available till further notice. The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and other stakeholders…

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FIFA life ban: CAS postpones Siasia’s Appeal case, blames coronavirus

FIFA life ban: CAS postpones Siasia’s Appeal case, blames coronavirus

The much publicized Appeal case of former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia on the life ban slammed on him by world football governing body FIFA for allegedly taking bribe which was to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Court Office,  Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012, Lausanne,  Switzerland on March 19, 2020 (yesterday) has been postponed by CAS until further notice as a result of the dreaded coronavirus plaguing the world now. Towards the end of last year,  Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)  had set up…

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