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The federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said it decided to offer a lifeline to the Edo State government for the ongoing National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’ in the best interest of sports development and safeguard the future of the athletes.
National Sports Festival continues as Presidency, Minister, Ego governor resolves contentious issues
The 9000 athletes and officials competing for medals at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’, as well as the artisans and food vendors, can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Presidency, minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, and the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki have resolved all the contentious issues for the Games to continue interrupted.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo missed the official opening of the 20th National Sports Festival in Benin due to the storm at the city’s airport, Edo’s Gov Godwin Obaseki said on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the National Sports Festival as one of the veritable tools that unite Nigerians and avenue for discovering talents that will represent the country in the global sporting arena.
The Edo Government has pledged to do its best to take care of the volunteers who will help in the hosting of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.
Delta Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, 2021 that every gold medal won by the team at the festival would attract N1 million reward to the athlete.
Boniface Onovo, director, Enugu State Ministry of Youths and Sports, says 48 Enugu State athletes and officials for the forthcoming National Sports Festival have taken COVID-19 vaccine.
Henry Babatunde, General Manager, Ondo State Sports Council (OSSC), says 130 athletes will represent the state in 18 sports at the forthcoming National Sports Festival (NSF).
The Federal Government is yet to release the funds it promised Edo for the hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) with less than a week to its commencement.
Hosts Edo on Monday in Benin appealed to the Federal Government for a timely release of funds to enable the state host the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF).
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has commended Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for revamping the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium saying that the facility had raised the bar for sports development for other states in the country.
The ministers of youths and sports development, Sunday Dare, yesterday confirmed April 2nd to April 14th as the new date for the 20th National Sports Festival to kick-off.
The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the corruption case involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
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The Telegraph claims the chairman of some top-flight sides have held talks over a mid-season time-out as concerns grow over outbreaks at Manchester City and Sheffield United.
Manchester City are set to carry out three rounds of COVID-19 tests ahead of Sunday’s clash with Chelsea to try to keep control of the outbreak at the club.
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