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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.
The Federal Government of Nigeria is 100 percent in support of the bid by the country to host the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals in 2020, His Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared in Abuja on Thursday.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government fully supports 2020 U-20 WWC bid

The Federal Government of Nigeria is 100 percent in support of the bid by the country to host the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals in 2020, His Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared in Abuja on Thursday.

Zenith Bank, Akwa Ibom government stage Principals’ Cup

Akwa Ibom State Government has signed a partnership deal with Zenith Bank PLC to revive the Principals’ Cup football competition in the state after many years in limbo.

Stakeholders await Anambra sports developmental plan, a year after scrapping of ministry

For more than a year after scrapping the Anambra Ministry of Sports and creating the Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC), stakeholders are still awaiting the blueprint for development of sports in the state, according to the report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Afcon: Senator Lawan departs to Egypt, says Super Eagles need physical presence

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, departed Abuja on Sunday, leading a presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles in their match against Algeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Afcon: President Buhari okays jumbo delegation to Egypt

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a jumbo delegation to cheer the Super Eagles to victory at the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced the match tickets for Saturday’s international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

NFF: We submitted AFCON 2019 budget in 2018

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dismissed as misleading, statements by former Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung at the weekend that the Federation omitted the budget for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from its 2019 programmes sent to the Ministry.
Track & Field Athletics

Nigeria to compete in 23 sports at All Africa Games

Nigeria is expected to compete in athletics, football, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, badminton, judo, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe-kayak, chess, cycling, gymnastics, golf, handball, karate, rowing, shooting, swimming, basketball, handball and taekwondo.

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Protest rocks Yenagoa as flood sweeps away two siblings

Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.