Sports Minister relocates office to National Stadium, Abuja

Sports Minister relocates office to National Stadium, Abuja

        The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has relocated his office to the M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja. The move, made on Monday, is in line with the Minister’s promise to ensure that the nation’s sports facilities become hubs of activities and that they are restored to become fully functional. With this move, the Minister has made good on his earlier promise to keep a close tab on the revitalization of Nigeria’s sporting facilities. It is also a sharp departure from what has been…

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Taekwondo: Itiku, Esuku, Okuomose, 13 others pick 2019 African Games tickets

Taekwondo: Itiku, Esuku, Okuomose, 13 others pick 2019 African Games tickets

      After keenly contested National trials conducted by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) which ended at the weekend in Abuja, 16 taekwondo Athletes out of expected 24 have been confirmed. Those who automatically booked a place for possible feature at the games to be staged in Morocco this year were top-ranked athletes after series of taekwondo events in recent times. Incidentally, they showed up at the trials, dusted their opponents and emerged champions inside the multi-purpose hall of MKO Abiola National stadium, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Eight others (outside…

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Archery Federation Workshop: Oyo, Kwara, six other states arrive Abuja, 55 participants registered

Archery Federation Workshop: Oyo, Kwara, six other states arrive Abuja, 55 participants registered

                  Eight states namely Oyo, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Imo, Niger, Zamfara and host Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrived Abuja for for the first phase of the Nigerian Archery Federation Game Clinic, Coaching and Officiating Workshop which commenced on Sunday and would be rounded of on Thursday, March 28 at the multi-purpose indoor Sports hall of the Abuja National Stadium. Already on ground also is the Nigeria Armed Forces Team which included Army, Navy and Airforce. Others set for the Workshop are Federal…

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Nigeria emerges Taekwondo International Open Champions as Binga expresses happiness

Nigeria emerges Taekwondo International Open Champions as Binga expresses happiness

            Team Nigeria won a total of 10 medals to emerge overall best team of the just concluded Nigeria International Open held at the Velodrome of the Abuja National Stadium. Nigeria placed first position with 9 gold and 1 bronze medal, Team Benin Republic came second with 1 gold and 1 silver, while Team Saudi Arabia and Taraba state won I gold and 1 silver to finish third and fourth place respectively. Lagos state carted 1 gold and 3 bronze to place fifth position, Team…

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2019 Nigeria Taekwondo International Open begins Friday

2019 Nigeria Taekwondo International Open begins Friday

              The 2019 Nigeria Taekwondo International Open would commence in Abuja on Friday, February 8, 2019. About 152 registered taekwondo athletes from 16 different countries are battle ready to compete for honours in the 3- day World Taekwondo G-1 ranked tournament billed for Velodrome, Package A, National Stadium Abuja and would be rounded off Sunday. The countries include: USA, France, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Oman, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Gabon, Guafeloupe, Mali, Niger Republic and host country Nigeria. The tournament…

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