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National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members who are serving in Oyo State have donated hand sanitizers, face masks and hand sanitizers produced by them to the Oyo State Government.

NYSC members donate protective items to Oyo government

National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members who are serving in Oyo State have donated hand sanitizers, face masks and hand sanitizers produced by them to the Oyo State Government.
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.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reacted to the death of Nasarawa United’s Chineme Martins, during a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture on Sunday.

NFF orders suspension of matches over player’s death

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has ordered onward suspension of league matches until there is medical equipment compliance at different league venues.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday played host the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, to flagoff the movement of the Torch Of Unity for the 20th National Sports Festival at State House in Abuja.

20th National Sports Festival: President Buhari applauds sports minister

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday played host the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, to flagoff the movement of the Torch Of Unity for the 20th National Sports Festival at State House in Abuja.
The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.

NOC chief laments football absence at Tokyo Olympics

The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.
The Chairman of the Delta State Athletics Association, Evangelist Solomon Ogba has resigned from the present board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

AFN board members reject Solomon Ogba’s resignation

Board members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele and Dare Esan, have rejected the resignation of former AFN President, Solomon Ogba, while calling for the probe of the $150,000 World Athletics grant given to the federation for the hosting of the 2018 African Athletics Championships (CAA) in Delta.
The decision of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, to sack the Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Sunday Adeleye, has stirred controversy.

AFN technical director’s sack stirs controversy

The decision of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, to sack the Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Sunday Adeleye, has stirred controversy.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Enugu West: No constituency projects will be abandoned – Senator Ekweremadu

Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the representative of Enugu West in the Senate, says that no constituency project will be abandoned in the district.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Minister tasks NBBF board members on more laurels

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, met with the Executive Board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Musa Kida in Abuja on Monday.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
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.

Youth Games: Ministry warns states against fielding over-aged athletes

Ministry of Youth and Sports has warned state directors/commissioners of sports not to bring over aged athletes to the National Youth Games (NYG) which commences this weekend in Ilorin Kwara State.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

African Games: SWAN congratulates Team Nigeria for finishing second

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has applauded Team Nigeria for its achievement at the just concluded 12th African Games in Morocco, in spite of the not too perfect preparations prior to the championship.
Patrick Olusegun Odegbami

Sunday Dare: A new sports sheriff is in town

To start with, we have a new minister. He is a breath of some fresh air after a long period in wilderness when nobody could tell where sport was going with crisis and confusion in most parts in administration.
The federal government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has rewarded the first batch of medallists at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

African Games: Federal government rewards Team Nigeria medallists

The federal government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has rewarded the first batch of medallists at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor to swear-in 27-year old commissioner-designate, two others

Baring any last-minute change, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will today (Monday) swear-in the last three designated commissioners.
Seun Fakorede, who was nominated by Governor Seyi Makinde, has promised to develop the sporting sector in Oyo State if assigned to man the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Oyo commissioner-nominee hopes to revive 3SC, Crown

Seun Fakorede, who was nominated by Governor Seyi Makinde, has promised to develop the sporting sector in Oyo State if assigned to man the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
To inspire its athletes competing at the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco, Ghana has promised to reward individual gold medalists with $3000 (N1.05M) for their efforts.

African Games: Ghana dangles $3000 on gold medalists

To inspire its athletes competing at the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco, Ghana has promised to reward individual gold medalists with $3000 (N1.05M) for their efforts.
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

D’Tigers in disarray over lack of funds for FIBA World Cup

D’Tigers players, in their last phase of their camping in Lagos ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, are distraught following the uncertainties surrounding their participation in the tournament tipping off 31 August 2019 in China.

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Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.