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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 mourns former Green Eagles, Flying Eagles players

Youth and Sports Minister Mr .Sunday Dare has expressed deep shock and sadness on the deaths of two ex Nigerian Internationals Sule Kekere and Kabiru Baleria.
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,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
Didier Gailhaguet said on Saturday that he had been forced to quit “for the sake of appeasement.” Philippe Lopez-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

France’s ice skating chief resigns over coach sex abuse scandal

The under-fire president of France’s ice skating federation Didier Gailhaguet resigned on Saturday over his handling of accusations that a former national coach raped a top skater when she was in her teens.
French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu

France opens probe into figure skating underage sex abuse claims

French prosecutors said Tuesday they had opened an investigation into claims of rape and sexual abuse of minors in figure skating following claims made by a former world championship medallist.
The federation, RUSAF, and the Russian sports ministry announced late Monday that the board was handing over its powers to a working group within the Russian Olympic Committee as all of its members resign.

Tokyo Olympics: Russian athletics federation board resigns amid doping crisis

The entire board of Russia’s athletics federation has resigned as the government attempts to find a way out of the country’s deepening doping crisis before this year’s Olympic Games.
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Lagos SWAN lauds John Joshua-Akanji’s appointment as sports minister’s media aide

The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Writers Association (SWAN), Debo Oshundun, has lauded the appointment of one of its members, John Joshua-Akanji, as the Special Adviser Media to the Minister of Youth and Sports.
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.
The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.

NOC chief laments football absence at Tokyo Olympics

The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.
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).
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Vladimir Putin sacks sports minister over doping saga

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has replaced sports minister Pavel Kolobkov and his predecessor from his cabinet Tuesday following a doping scandal that has seen the country banned from this summer’s Olympics.
Four of Iran’s top football clubs Monday threatened to boycott the Asian Champions League unless a reported ban on the Islamic republic hosting international matches is lifted.

Iran clubs to boycott Asian football over hosting row

Four of Iran’s top football clubs Monday threatened to boycott the Asian Champions League unless a reported ban on the Islamic republic hosting international matches is lifted.

Iran protest ban on hosting football games, says country is safe

Iran on Sunday accused Asian Football Confederation’s governing body of bias for a mooted ban on it hosting club matches, after a spate of security incidents including the downing of an airliner.
Kimia Alizadeh celebrates after winning bronze in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Andrew Medichini-AP

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist quits country

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh said this was because she had had enough of being used by Iranian authorities as a propaganda tool.
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.

Former AFN chief faults Nigeria’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics preparations

Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria President Dan Ngerem has faulted Nigeria’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF set to appoint European coach for Super Falcons

Determined to make the Super Falcons a stronger team that will once again return to the winning ways, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to announce the substantive head coach of the senior national women’s football team.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

Gernot Rohr strives to meet NFF’s condition for contract extension

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, is making efforts to ensure that his contract is renewed by the Nigeria Football Federation.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Minister hosts inter-ministerial session for sports development

Determined to revamp the sports sector in the country, the Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, will today in Abuja hold an inter-ministerial technical session tagged: “Positioning sports as an industry - From concept to action.”

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.