PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES DALUNG, 10 OTHERS AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DELEGATION TO 2019 AFCON

PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES DALUNG, 10 OTHERS AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DELEGATION TO 2019 AFCON

      President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Selcap Dalung as a member of an 11- man delegation to Egypt to support and cheer the Super Eagles at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. In a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President Mr Abba Kyari, President Buhari nominated the former Sports Minister as a representative of the Presidency . The delegation will be led by the Senate President, Senator Lawan Ahmed. Speaker of the House of…

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Dalung, Edo Deputy Governor, Pinnick, grace Musa’s mother’s burial

Dalung, Edo Deputy Governor, Pinnick, grace Musa’s mother’s burial

The out going Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick were among the eminent personalities that stormed Afuze, Edo State for the burial of the mother of the Super Eagles stand in Captain, Ahmed Musa on Saturday. Despite having a busy schedule which was the Okpekpe 10km race held same Saturday in Okpekpe, the Minister and the Deputy Governor of Edo State who stood in for Governor Godwin Obaseki still squeezed time to be at the burial in Afuze….

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WAFU Cup victory: Dalung confident Falcons will shine in France World Cup

WAFU Cup victory: Dalung confident Falcons will shine in France World Cup

Barrister Solomon Dalung the Minister of Youth and Sports has extolled the virtues of the senior women’s  national team the Super Falcons for winning the WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan on Sunday. The Super Falcons eliminated the  host nation Cote D’ivoire  5-4 after a penalty shootout, having played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time  at the Stade Robert Champroux. Barrister Dalung said in a statement that their victory is a reinforcement of the Super Falcons’ dominance of women’s football in Africa. “I congratulate the Super Falcons for lifting the…

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Dalung gives 3 sports federations deadline to ratify constitution

Dalung gives 3 sports federations deadline to ratify constitution

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has given three National Sports Federations deadlines to hold their Congress to adopt and ratify their Constitutions. Barrister Solomon Dalung gave the charge at a meeting in Abuja with Federations’ Presidents, Secretaries and Technical Directors which deliberated on issues affecting the governance of National Sports Federations and Nigeria’s preparations and participation in the 12th African Games in Morocco  and the 2020  Olympic Games in Tokyo.   The Handball Federation of Nigeria was given up till October 31, 2019 to hold its Congress to ratify its Constitution and submit same to the Ministry while the  Hockey Federation has up till May…

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DALUNG INAUGURATES MOC FOR 20th NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL 

DALUNG INAUGURATES MOC FOR 20th NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL 

The Main Organizing Committee for the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo State has been inaugurated. The 19-man MOC has the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr Olusade Adesola as the Chairman and His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Edo State Mr Philip Shuaibu as Vice Chairman. On the inauguration, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung charged the MOC to be committed and let history be repeated through a successful hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival. “I am entrusting this mandate in…

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DALUNG TO REFEREE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

DALUNG TO REFEREE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

          The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will be the Centre referee when the All Stars Women’s team made up of  Ex- Internationals take on Team NUT at an event to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day on Thursday March 7, 2019. The game tagged ‘Football Match For Better Balance’  kicks off at 2pm at the Training Pitch of the Abuja National Stadium. Organized by FAME Foundation run by Ms Ronke Bello, a journalist, the event  will also feature Team NUJ Vs Team…

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Dalung hails NIKE for women’s inclusion in new NFF contract

Dalung hails NIKE for women’s inclusion in new NFF contract

            Barrister Solomon Dalung has commended sportswear manufacturing giants NIKE for including women in the bonuses scheme in their newly extended 4-year contract signed with the Nigeria Football Federation in November 2018. The Minister of Youth and Sports gave the commendation at the NIKE UK office in London where he, alongside the NFF President Mr Amaju Pinnick and 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko attended a pre-viewing and development strategy meeting with the sportswear manufacturers to take a final decision on the proposed National Teams’ new…

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Dalung, Pinnick, Dikko in UK for meetings with NIKE  

Dalung, Pinnick, Dikko in UK for meetings with NIKE  

Chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation, led by Nigeria’s Minister of Sports have arrived in London, United Kingdom for a series of meetings with sportswear behemoth, NIKE that have to do with optimizing the performance of the new, robust contract signed by NFF and NIKE in November 2018.   The meetings would also dwell on merchandizing, as well as previewing and authorization of a new kit design for the National Teams to be launched in the summer of Year 2020.   Barr. Solomon Dalung, with President of the Nigeria Football…

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