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Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, revealed that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach’s visit to the country will help re-emphasize that Nigeria is highly respected in sports among the comity of nations.
Sports minister Sunday Dare on Tuesday appointed ex-athlete Mary Onyali, as his Special Adviser on Sports.
Oil prices fell on Monday, extending last week’s heavy losses, with traders fearing the global economic slowdown will weigh on future oil demand growth while pegging hopes for a rebound on progress in talks this week on ending the US-China trade war.
The Federal Government has given cash rewards totalling about N46 million to the first batch of Team Nigeria medalists at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco.
A former chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association and one of the Patrons of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, has advised the newly appointed minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, to be wary of those who would come around him to offer advices.
Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.
Some football stakeholders on Monday rued Sunday’s loss by the Super Eagles to Algeria in Cairo as undeserved, even though they admitted the better team won during the match.
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.
Lagos state Government has reacted to claim by the State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, withdrew the sum of $470m to take himself and some persons including APC Chieftains to watch the Nigeria-Cameroon match at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said on Saturday he would like to be remembered as the minister who sanitised sports administration in Nigeria by democratising the operations of federations.
The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has ratified the federation’s draft constitution for 2019 that will enable it move the sport forward and enhance the lots of players and administrators.
The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) in conjunction with the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to organize a Solidarity Course in June this year as part of measures to further enhance the experience of Nigerian table tennis coaches.
A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice B.O Quadri has struck out a suit challenging the election of Musa Ahmadu Kida as Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President for the 2017-2021 term of office.
The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has secured scholarship for 11 Nigerian athletes from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
The International Olympic Committee has suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.
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.
Oil prices fell on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China faded, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand.
The Federal Government on Tuesday, inaugurated the executive officers of the National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN), to boost fish availability in view of the Federal Government’s closure of all the nation’s land borders since August.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable some candidates who scored 250 and above to know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice.
Australian striker Sam Kerr will test herself at the top level of European football after impressing in her homeland and the United States as she joined Chelsea on Wednesday.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it would ensure that 60 per cent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured locally.
Twitter CEO and Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, is currently in Nigeria.
Maurizio Sarri believes Juve’s 2-1 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow “was not one of our best performances” and confirms that Cristiano Ronaldo is injured.
Paul Pogba confirmed on social media on Monday that the cast on his ankle has been removed ahead of the midfielder’s return to action for Manchester United in December.
Gareth Southgate has made the right decision in dropping Raheem Sterling following his altercation with Joe Gomez, according to Gary Neville.