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Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

Ministry: We rescued Edo 2020 games to salvage Nigerian sports

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.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

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.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

NSF: Edo government locks out officials

The Edo State government has shut down the Main Organising Committee (MOC) office of the National Sports Festival at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The government said it took the decision as a result...
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

National Sports Festival ends abruptly

The ongoing National Sports Festival, tagged: “Edo 2020,” is to end abruptly on Thursday (today).
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor: Storm kept VP Osinbajo away from NSF official opening

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 on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari: National sports festival remains veritable tool for uniting Nigerians

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.
Edo deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on Sunday said he has not issues with the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, acknowledging that he taught him whatever he has achieved in politics.

NSF: Edo government pledges better welfare to volunteers

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, Senator (Dr). Ifeanyi Okowa, addressing Team Delta at the Indoor Sports Hall, Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, shortly before the contingent departed to Edo for the 20th National Sports Festival, Friday.

Edo 2020: Delta governor promises state’s athletes N1 million per gold medal

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.

Lagos gifts cash rewards to 2018 NSF medalists

The Lagos State Government on Thursday redeemed its pledge by gifting the 2018 National Sports Festivals’ (NSF) athletes various cash rewards for doing the state proud.
The 20th National Sports Festival billed for Edo State will go ahead as planned from April 2 to April 14, Minister of Sports Development and Youth, Sunday Dare said.

20th NSF: Edo remains host – LOC

Edo has dispelled the rumours that the hosting right for the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged ‘Edo 2020’, has been taken away from the state.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

National Sports Festival: Enugu athletes, officials, take coronavirus vaccine

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.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

NSF: 130 athletes to represent Ondo in 18 sports – OSSC boss

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 Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

LOC: Nigerian government yet to release funds for 20th National Sports Festival

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.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Friday flagged off the countdown to the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Benin, saying the festival would help to unite the entire nation.

20th NSF: Edo wants quick release of funds by federal government

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 Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

LOC: Sports fans can’t be at 20th NSF venues

Sports fans hoping to be at venues of the rescheduled 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) will not have the opportunity to do so, the organisers announced on Monday.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Nigerian government praises Edo governor on development of sports facilities for festival

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.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Minister confirms new date for National Sports Festival

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.
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Court adjourns Diezani Alison-Madueke’s fraud case

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.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Premier League clubs warned over coronavirus protocols

Premier League clubs must set an example in adhering to coronavirus protocols or risk sanctions, the league’s chief executive has warned.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Coronavirus outbreak: Premier League clubs ‘considering two-week break’

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.

Manchester City to have three rounds of coronavirus testing after outbreak in the squad

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.
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.

National Sports Festival postponed again

The Nigerian National Sports Festival (NSF), earlier postponed from December to January due to concerns surrounding the health and safety protocols of COVID-19, has been postponed again.

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Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

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Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

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Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
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Suspended ANC official: I am not going anywhere

The secretary general of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) who has been suspended by the party over corruption charges told the state broadcaster on Friday “I am not going anywhere” and said he was being treated unfairly.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.

Manchester United boss reveals Glazer apology as he reacts to fan protests

The Manchester United manager was reacting to Sunday’s protests which saw the Liverpool game postponed after fans gained access to the Old Trafford pitch.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor places price on head of two gang leaders

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Kwara governor submits five additional commissioner-nominees to state assembly

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