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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria converts youth service camps, stadia to isolation centres

The Federal Government says four stadia in the country will be used as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
International Federation of Professional Footballers, FIFPro, has written the organisers of the Turkish Super Lig and Turkish Football Federation (TFF) demanding suspension of the competition for the well-being of the player amid Coronavirus outbreak.

Turkey finally suspends Super Lig over coronavirus outbreak

Turkish Football Federation (TFF) -the organisers of Turkish Super Lig, and the other lower tier leagues [TFF 1, 2 and 3] has finally yielded to pressure and postponed all their matches indefinitely due to Coronavirus outbreak.
Football activities in Egypt have been placed on hold in the wake of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Egyptian football suspended amid coronavirus fears

"As per instructions from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Youth and Sports, and after reviewing the recommendations of the Medical Committee of the Egyptian Football Association, the Egyptian Football Association decided to suspend football games for 15 days starting Monday," the EFA said in a statement.
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Segun Odegbami secures approval for sports radio station

Nigerian football legend and former skipper of the old National Side, Green Eagles of Nigeria, Segun Odegbami, is currently pregnant with joy in appreciation to the Federal Government for granting him the approval to own and operate a private sports radio station.
The timely intervention of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has made it possible for the Taekwondo team to depart today to Rabat, Morocco for the World Taekwondo (WT) Africa Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020.

Nigeria departs for Taekwondo OQT

The timely intervention of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has made it possible for the Taekwondo team to depart today to Rabat, Morocco for the World Taekwondo (WT) Africa Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020, taking place from February 22 to 24 at the Complexe sportif Moulay Abdellah (Palais des sports).
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 15

NBBF hails President Buhari, sports minister after D’Tigress Olympic qualification

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has traced the qualification of D’Tigress to the immense support of President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and millions of Nigerian basketball lovers all over the world.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

Lagos SWAN lauds John Joshua-Akanji’s appointment as sports minister’s media aide

The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Writers Association (SWAN), Debo Oshundun, has lauded the appointment of one of its members, John Joshua-Akanji, as the Special Adviser Media to the Minister of Youth and Sports.
Asisat Oshoala was delighted to be crowned African Women's Player of the Year for a fourth time at the Caf Awards Gala on Tuesday night.

Sport ministers salutes Asisat Oshoala, Sadio Mane

Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has applauded Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala for her attainment in football after being crowned as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare’s fatherly intervention toward sourcing funds for injured D’Tigress player, Nkem Akaraiwe.

NBBF applauds federal government’s intervention for injured D’Tigress star

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare’s fatherly intervention toward sourcing funds for injured D’Tigress player, Nkem Akaraiwe.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC observe a minute silence for Tam David West

About 26 ministers were in attendance including Finance, Budget and National Planning, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Environment, Foreign Affairs, Aviation, Information and Culture, Water Resources, Interior, Youth and Sports, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology, Transport, Women Affairs among others.

NYSC members to benefit from new minimum wage – minister

Members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will soon receive the new minimum wage as allowance, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has said.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Minister promises next level for Amputee football

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has promised maximum support for Amputee football in the country, noting that it is one way of ensuring that the players excel in spite of their challenges.
The heavy downpour in Lagos and its environs yesterday has forced the final matches of the 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship to be postponed till today.

Lagos Open: Rain forces shift of finals till today

The heavy downpour in Lagos and its environs yesterday has forced the final matches of the 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship to be postponed till today.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has assured the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation of support for the silver medal-winning Nigeria Amputee Football team for doing the nation proud at the just concluded 5th African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football in Angola.

Sunday Dare promises support for Special Eagles

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has assured the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation of support for the silver medal-winning Nigeria Amputee Football team for doing the nation proud at the just concluded 5th African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football in Angola.
Stakeholders in sports have urged the new Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, to reposition the sector for the overall benefit of the country.

Nigeria Professional Football League to kick-off October 20 – minister

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League season will kick-off October 20, according to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare.
The Super Falcons are bidding to return to the Women's Olympics next year in Tokyo after failing their last two attempts, for London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Olympics: Super Falcons depart for Abidjan without head coach

The Super Falcons depart for Abidjan on Tuesday (today) for the first leg second round of the 2020 Olympics qualifiers against Ivory Coast, without head coach, Thomas Dennerby, who has been at loggerheads with the Nigeria Football Federation.

Senate receives President Buhari’s request on NCC nominee’s confirmation

The Senate on Thursday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu as the Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Stakeholders in sports have urged the new Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, to reposition the sector for the overall benefit of the country.

Minister, NFF agree to rejig football

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Friday met with members of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in a bid to give new direction to football in the country.

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Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
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WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

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Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
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