Minister extends financial support to more Ex-Internationals

Minister extends financial support to more Ex-Internationals

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare who has always maintained that athletes welfare is top on his agenda, took it a step further by touching the lives of ex internationals who require support and to the families of deceased sports stars. Speaking on the past gestures and others to come, the Minister said, “There is need for us make deliberate and conscious efforts to take care of living and ailing ex internationals while not forgetting the families of the deceased. “The efforts of our heroes past will…

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Siasia threatens legal action against Osaze

Siasia threatens legal action against Osaze

Former Super Eagles Chief Coach Samson Siasia has threatened legal action against former Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie for making defamatory comments against him on Super Eagles Instagram page four days ago. Osaze who was guest on Super Eagles Instagram page was quoted by AOIFootball.com saying that he had issues with former Eagles’ coach Samson Siasia because he didn’t support his leadership. Siasia had threatened legal action against Osaze in a chat with SPORTINGLIFE yesterday, “Osas, I am still alive you better show me your  evidence or shut up . The…

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Ex Flying Eagles captain Alijeje’s mother gets minister’s palliative

Ex Flying Eagles captain Alijeje’s mother gets minister’s palliative

An elated Alijeje’s mother (right) showing gratitude to the Sports Minister through his representative Sam Pam Adamu Jr (middle) at her residence in Jos, Plateau State today. The Mother of late Captain of the Flying Eagles AliJeje Ibrahim, Hajia Khadija Inuwa Ali became the latest beneficiary of the largesse being extended to mothers of Former National team players and atheletes when she was given cash, food items and provision at her residence in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday. The Minister was represented by another former International Sam Pam Adamu Jr….

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Minister sets sight on reviving Pankshin, Mambila training camps, tasks coaches on long distance races

Minister sets sight on reviving Pankshin, Mambila training camps, tasks coaches on long distance races

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has directed coaches of long-distance races to come up with proposals for renovating the training camps in Pankshin, Plateau State and Mambila, Taraba State to acceptable standards. The Minister, who gave the directive at a virtual meeting with the coaches, the private sector and other stakeholders, also tasked them to initiate the revival of long-distance races. The coaches were also mandated to scout for talents, camp current runners and develop training programmes. They are also to audit the training camps…

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National Council on Sports agree to hold Sports Festival, mandate Committee to iron out modalities

National Council on Sports agree to hold Sports Festival, mandate Committee to iron out modalities

In what turned to be a unanimous decision members of the National Council on Sports, the Country’s highest Sports decision body at their virtual extra ordinary meeting agreed that the  National Sports Festival slated for Edo should hold before the end of the year 2020. The  virtual Extra-ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports  Was called to deliberate on the possibility of hosting the 20th National Sports Festival this year 2020 in view of the health challenge posed by the scourge of COVID-19. In his keynote address to  critical…

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Rohr to get new contract Thursday says NFF

Rohr to get new contract Thursday says NFF

The Executive Committee of Nigerian Football Federation met via video conferencing on Thursday 14th May, 2020 to delebrate on important issues in Nigerian football and resolved among others that the renewal of the contract of the Super Eagles Chief Coach Gernot Rohr should be concluded within a week. According to the communique released after the meeting, “the Executive Committee mandated the General Secretary to liaise with the Super E.agles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr NFF with a view to concluding all matters around Mr. Rohr’s new contract within the next one…

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Sports Minister lifts ex-International Eboigbe

Sports Minister lifts ex-International Eboigbe

In line with his committment to ensuring that the welfare of players in dire need are given assistance, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare on sunday gave financial lifeline to ailing  former Super defender Sunday Eboigbe. Following his outcry in a national paper that he was sick and in need of support, the Minister directed of his staff Mr. Ogunjimi to trace Eboigbe and hand over cash gift to assist him. Ogunjimi visited the ex player im his Benin City abode and handed him the cash gift…

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Ministry to host Extraordinary National Council on Sports’ virtual meeting

Ministry to host Extraordinary National Council on Sports’ virtual meeting

As the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development under the leadership of  Mr. Sunday Dare continues to engage relevant stakeholders with a view to move sports forward in the country after the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Ministry is inviting the public to participate in a virtual meeting of the Extraordinary National Council on Sports which will hold on Monday the 18th May, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The focus of the meeting will include the 20th National Sports Festival (Edo 2020), the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) among…

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Jordon Ibe’s interest in Super  Eagles excites Rohr

Jordon Ibe’s interest in Super  Eagles excites Rohr

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is excited about the declaration of Bournemouth wing attacker Jordon Ibe wishing to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria if he is being approached by the Eagles Manager Rohr. Before making u-turn now to play for Nigeria Ibe had rejected the offer in 2015 when Eagles Head Coach then Sunday Oliseh approached him to play for Nigeria. He at that time preferred to focus on his rise from the youth ranks in England. He had a breakthrough then while playing for Liverpool. According…

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Ministry holds Youth Webinar, outlines opportunities for Youth in a COVID-19 world

Ministry holds Youth Webinar, outlines opportunities for Youth in a COVID-19 world

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has successfully held the first ever webinar on how the novel Corona Virus impact the youth as it brought stakeholders together on a virtual platform to explore what the youth should to take up the opportunities that will arise post COVID-19. Some of the opportunities identified are in fintech, E-sports and gaming, app development for key sectors and production of digital tools to address specific needs. Of note was the commitment of government to quickly increase the number of Nigerian youth with access…

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