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Oyo SWAN commends governor over remodelling of stadium

The Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Oyo State has commended Gov. Seyi Makinde over the remodeling of the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.
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SWAN applauds NFF on transparent disbursement of coronavirus palliatives from FIFA, CAF

The President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the transparent manner it disbursed the COVID-19 palliative package from FIFA, CAF and other sponsors.
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 announces beneficiaries of $2 million coronavirus relief fund

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, the Supporters Club, as well as Mascots, have all been captured in the breakdown of planned distribution of monies received by the Nigeria Football Federation from FIFA, CAF and sponsors.
New Napoli signing Victor Osimhen has opened up about his time at German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Victor Osimhen apologises for outburst on journalists

The Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has apologised for his outburst over the weekend when he described Nigerian journalists as “copy and paste.”
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Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos SWAN felicitates with Muslim faithful

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter, on Friday felicitated with Muslim faithful on the celebration of Eid-el Kabir.
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Osun SWAN begs governor to reinstate footballers salaries

The Osun State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has criticised the state government for suspending the salaries of Osun United, Osun Babes as well as contract coaches and athletes.
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 two sports administrators

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has described the death of Bode Oyewole, former Chairman, Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan, and Henrietta Ukaigwe, former Board member, Women Football League, as a huge loss to Nigerian Football.
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, has commiserated with the family of late Bode Oyewole, a former Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).

Former 3SC chief Bode Oyewole passes on

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, has commiserated with the family of late Bode Oyewole, a former Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
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Lagos, O’jeez distribute palliatives to Lagos SWAN

The Lagos government, through the state Sports Commission and O’jeez Entertainment have distributed palliatives to Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) to cushion effect of COVID-19 pandemic on sports journalists in the state.
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SWAN condoles Enugu Rangers over death of players

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has condoled with the management, players and fans of Rangers International FC, Enugu over the demise of its two players.
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.

Team Lagos athletes, others condemn Edo 2020 postponement

Team Lagos athletes on Tuesday in Lagos condemned the postponement of the 20th National Sports Festival billed to flag off in Benin City, Edo State, this weekend.
Othman Bala-Adam, Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development, made this known in Lafia on Friday, during a courtesy visit to the ministry by members of the association.

Nasarawa government seeks stronger synergy with SWAN

Nasarawa State Government has advocated for a stronger synergy with the state’s chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), toward seeking and promoting opportunities in the sports sector.
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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SWAN condemns robbery attack on FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra, has condemned the armed robbery attack on the team of Nnewi based FC Ifeanyi Ubah on their way to honour their Week Six fixtures against Jigawa Golden Stars on Friday.
The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) has congratulated Honour Sirawoo on his re-election as the President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

AIPS congratulate Honour Sirawoo on re-election as SWAN president

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) has congratulated Honour Sirawoo on his re-election as the President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

ODSFA: We recruited best players ahead of new season

The Chairman of the agency, Tajudeen Akinyemi, said this on Wednesday in Akure when the executive of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Ondo State paid him a courtesy visit.
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NUJ suspends SWAN national elections

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday in Abuja again waded into the growing crisis in the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) by suspending the body’s upcoming national elections.
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African Games: SWAN congratulates Team Nigeria for finishing second

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has applauded Team Nigeria for its achievement at the just concluded 12th African Games in Morocco, in spite of the not too perfect preparations prior to the championship.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria confirms 138 new virus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 138 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with two deaths recorded in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours in the country.
Lagos State Government on Thursday released a list of about 20 ongoing criminal cases in courts against various erring police officers over brutality as well as a violation of fundamental human rights of residents.

#EndSARS: Lagos government releases list of ongoing criminal prosecution of erring police officers

Lagos State Government on Thursday released a list of about 20 ongoing criminal cases in courts against various erring police officers over brutality as well as a violation of fundamental human rights of residents.
Rivers Police Command says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, perpetrated the violence in parts of the State under the guise of #EndSARS.

#EndSARS: ‘Burning several police stations will lead to retrogression’ – police officer

The Police Command in Lagos on Friday warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday’s final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters.

Donald Trump, Joe Biden woo voters at final US presidential debate

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden’s final debate on Thursday was a starkly more civil affair than their messy first showdown.
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS: Protesters urged to embrace peace, dialogue

The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) has appealed to the #EndSARS protesters to embrace peace and dialogue in the interest of the national development.