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Nigeria orders closure of national stadia

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four national stadia in the country to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.

Coronavirus: Godfrey Gaya lauds sports ministry on suspension sports activities

Godfrey Gaya, former Chairman, House Committee on Sports, has lauded the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on the suspension of all sporting activities in Nigeria due to Coronavirus scare.

Nigeria boxers to stage protest after missing Olympics qualifier

Nigeria boxers have threatened to protest the country’s non-appearance at the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Dakar, Senegal from February 20 to 29.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has held an anti-corruption walk in Awka, Anambra State to create awareness on the dangers of corruption in the country.

EFCC: Youths are important stakeholders in anti-corruption war

Mr Benedict Agweye, the Head of Forensic, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Nigerian youths are very important stakeholders in the anti-corruption war.
Embattled President of the Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria Queen Uboh-Idris has been suspended by the board over a series of allegations such as unilaterally running the board, misappropriation, and highhandedness.

Sports ministry condemns actions of suspended para-powerlifting federation chief

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has condemned in strong terms the action of suspended President of the Para-Powerlifting Federation Mrs Queen Uboh-Idris for embarrassing the country, even as she has been directed to explain the damaging actions she took against the interest of the country.
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 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN unveils 2020 programme, ready for Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says all hands are on deck towards achieving a memorable outing at the Tokyo Olympics in July/August.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

AFN: Ministry restates position on Ibrahim Gusau’s suspension

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has restated its position that Engineer Ibrahim Gusau remains suspended as president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
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.

Minister begins payment of athletes’ allowances

Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Dare Sunday, has fulfilled his promise to pay Nigeria’s youth and junior athletes to the CAA U-18/U-20 championships in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire last April allowances owed them by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

Foreign countries sabotaging efforts to repatriate former petroleum minister – EFCC chief

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has alleged that some foreign countries are sabotaging the efforts of the commission to repatriate a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison Madueke.
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We’ll be more daring, ruthless – EFCC chief

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has sent a threat to fraudsters in Nigeria, stressing that it would be ruthless on corrupt Nigerians.
Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Olabanji Oladapo has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a further one year had become necessary and hence imminent following the formal announcement from the International Olympics Committee yesterday on the premise of the Covid-19 pandemic.

AFN: NOC panel indicts Ibrahim Gusau, approves Sunday Adeleye’s removal as technical director

Suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Engineer Ibrahim Gusau, is in for stronger censure as a panel of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) indicted him saying his declaration of autonomy for the AFN from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was out of order and impossible because the Ministry will always supervise National Sport Federations.
Acting President of the federation, Honourable Olamide George says the federation has learnt from the mistakes made since the current board was inaugurated and will put all supporting structures in place this year to ensure a proper and sustainable growth for the sport.

AFN promises better results, scandal-free 2020 for Nigeria athletics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is committed to an open, transparent and efficient management of track and field in the new year and beyond.
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Nwankwo Kanu: Adoption campaign best for sports development in Nigeria

Ex-Nigeria International Nwankwo Kanu has described the Adoption Campaign initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development which was launched in Lagos earlier in the week, as a right step in the right direction for sports development in the country.
Nigerian athlete Odunayo Adekuroye who was adopted at the launch of the Adoption Campaign initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development earlier this week in Lagos, by Halogen, was full of praise for the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare.

Odunayo Adekuroye: Sunday Dare is the new messiah in Nigerian sports

Nigerian athlete Odunayo Adekuroye who was adopted at the launch of the Adoption Campaign initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development earlier this week in Lagos, by Halogen, was full of praise for the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare.
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Kaduna governor to renovate Ahmadu Bello stadium

Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has come in with a practical support of the ‘the Adoption Campaign initiative’ of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development which was introduced to critical stakeholders by the Minister in Lagos earlier in the week which has been gaining momentum with public and private individuals keying into the campaign.
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.

Nigerian football going backward – sports minister

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.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Minister urges Nigerians to dedicate time for sport activities

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said that the benefit of physical exercise cannot be over emphasised.

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“The disease has reduced us to one level. The mighty and small nations have all been reduced to the same level with all feeling the hit and unable to do much about it,” Kaigama said on Sunday, while addressing newsmen after celebrating the Palm Sunday Mass.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.

Coronavirus claims another life in Nigeria as confirmed cases hit 224

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Oyo state Branch, on Sunday urged Christians to take advantage of the significance of Palm Sunday to imbibe the culture of living a life of sacrifice.

Churches witness low turnout for Palm Sunday service

Many churches in Awka, Anambra capital witnessed a low turnout of worshippers on Sunday for the Palm Sunday service as they comply with social distancing orders by the government.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Coronavirus: UN envoy decries electricity challenges

A United Nations envoy, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, has decried electricity supply challenges in most developing countries battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Coronavirus lockdown: Ogun FRSC commends motorists over compliance

The Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday commended motorists over the high level of compliance with the lockdown in the state.