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AFCO: Cameroon national team delays departure over pay dispute

Cameroon’s soccer team has refused to leave their hotel to board a flight to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt because of a players’ pay dispute, a team spokeswoman said on Friday.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, said the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has assured the federation of maximum support.

Sports ministry backs NVBF to host AAG Beach V’ball qualifier

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, said the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has assured the federation of maximum support.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

NSSF chief slams sports ministry, name drops official behind “jamboree” youth competitions

President of the Nigeria Schools Sports Federation, Ibrahim Mohammed, has slammed the ministry of Sports for usurping the NSSF’s role of organizing age grade competitions in Country.

Niger Tornadoes management sacked over club’s dismal performance

The Ministry of Sports Development in Niger on Tuesday in Minna sacked the management committee of Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna.
Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA to hand Russia N21.7 billion for World Cup legacy fund

FIFA will allocate $60 million (about N21.7billion) to a Russia 2018 World Cup legacy fund to help develop the sport in the country, following last summer’s tournament which was widely praised as among the best ever editions of the event.
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Dogo Kabiru: Sunshine Stars must sign attackers, defenders to compete next season

Sunshine Stars of Akure technical adviser Kabiru Dogo says he’s keen to strengthen the defense and attack of his team before the end of the current transfer window.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi: Investments in sports have restored our legacy

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stated that the deliberate policies introduced by his administration have restored the legacy of the state as a breeding ground for sporting talents in Nigeria.
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FIFA warns Sierra Leone it faces ban from global football

Fifa has warned Sierra Leone it risks an international ban following the decision to overturn the leadership of the football association.

Governor Okowa lauds Team Delta for winning NYG for fourth consecutive time

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday congratulated Team Delta for winning the 4th National Youth Games in Ilorin for the 4th consecutive time.
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Edwin Clark calls for sports minister’s sack over alleged disloyalty, incompetence

Ijaw leader Edwin Clark has called for sack of the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, for allegedly discrediting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for recognising Amaju-Pinnick-led Board of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

NFF Crisis: Ex-internationals urge parties to avoid FIFA ban

Two ex-internationals, Friday Ekpo and Bright Omokaro, have urged the Ministry of Sports and individuals involved in the ongoing Nigeria Football Federation crisis to tread with caution to avoid FIFA ban.
Hockey

AYG: Hockey federation promises better outing

Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) has assured that the country hockey contingent to African Youth Games (AYG), to be hosted by Algeria, would do their best to make Nigeria proud.

Governor Okorocha swears in two new commissioners

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in two new commissioners and two new transition committee chairmen for local government areas.

SWAN urges Governor Obiano to appoint sports commissioner

The Anambra chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) on Thursday expressed its worry over the non-appointment of a Commissioner for the Ministry of Sports in the state.

Fans decry scrapping of sports ministry in Anambra

With the scrapping of the Ministry of Sports in Anambra, sports administrators and enthusiasts have expressed dismay, saying that uncertainty now becloud the future of sports and athletes development.

Five Cameroonian athletes disappear at Commonwealth Games

Five Cameroonian athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have gone missing, the country’s Team Manager, Victor Agbor Nso, said on Tuesday.

Commonwealth Games: Board member hopeful of medals in para-powerlifting

Ijeoma Iheriobim, a board member of the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), on Friday said that Nigeria would outshine other countries in the powerlifting events of the impending Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Minister: Super Eagles ready for World Cup despite loss to Serbia

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, said on Wednesday the Super Eagles 0-2 loss to Serbia in a pre-World Cup friendly played on Tuesday in London would not affect the team performance when the tournaments gets underway in Russia in June.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.