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Again, PDP loses another senator to APC

- Senator Sonni Ogbuoji has decamped from PDP to APC - He claimed that PDP is currently riddled with crisis - He added that the level of governance offered by PDP is detrimental to the party and Ndigbo Senator Sonni Ogbuoji representing Ebonyi South senatorial district, on December 31, decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The senator showed up at the APC Southeast Caucus meeting, which held at the Uburu, Ohaozara country home of the Science and Technology minister, Dr.…

FCT FA sets 2018 Football Agenda

The Board of the FCT Football Association has approved the creation of an elite Football League in the Territory to be known as the FCT SUPER LEAGUE, with only 12 teams participating in the inaugural edition. Rising from its 2017 End of the year Board meeting held in Abuja, the Board said that the League will be played on weekly basis to keep participating teams busy all through the season, with the Champions representing FCT in the Nigeria Nation Wide League Division 3 play off. In a Communique release at end of the meeting…

GOVT CLEARS AIR ON NFF BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on football stakeholders to remain calm as efforts were being made to correct an oversight made following the recent appointments into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation. The Federal government announced the appointment yesterday of over 1,000 members including 209 board Chairmen to fill boards and government parastatal positions including the Nigeria Football Federation, the National Youth Service Corps, the National Institute for Sports and the…

MFM FC stroll past 36Lion in Western Nigeria Preseason final

Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries Footbal Club strolled past 36Lion with a 3-1 victory and emerged the champion of the maiden edition of Western Nigeria Pre Season Football tourney earlier today in Lagos. The Olukoya Boys defeated 36 Lions 3-1 in the final decided Friday at the Agege Stadium courtesy of goals from two new recruits, Victor Mbaoma, Oche Salefu and Monsuru Bashiru while Bakare Emmanuel netted his team's only goal of the entertaining match. The national chairman, Western Nigeria Football Forum Seyi…

2018 FOSLA ACADEMY TOURNAMENT : IDAH LGA EMERGE KOGI STATE CHAMPIONS

Idah Local Government Area on Monday defeated Omala Local Government Area by two goals to one to emerge champions of the Kogi State version of the 2018 edition of the FOSLA Academy U. 13 Football Competition. The match which was played at Qua Iboe Primary School Idah, saw the goals scored in both half of the game. The tournament which is basically for the 9 LGAs of Kogi East and 2 LGAs from Lokoja. 22 of the players selected from the tournament will jostle for the ten scholarship slots available for naturally endowed players…

ARGUNGU BOYS VICTORIOUS IN SANUSI ANNUAL SUPER LEAGUE

There was much glamour and panache as Argungu United FC of Argungu edged New Stars FC of Kebbi 3-2 in the grand finale of the annual Mohammed Sanusi Kebbi State Annual Super League held in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. Sponsored by Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, the competition has been going strong for five years now, and welcomes football clubs from all over Kebbi State. A total of 15 teams were involved in the just –ended competition. Inabo United FC finished in third place. All…

HUGE EXCITEMENT, AS AKINWUNMI CHARITY BALL ROLLS AGAIN

There is a high level of excitement and infectious ecstasy as the fourth edition of the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Mini-Tournament comes to a climax at the Lagos Campos Mini-Stadium on Friday. Sponsored by the 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, the show –stopping event has over the years attracted leading administrators, top –drawer artistes and ex-international footballers to the finale, while a number of promising talents have been unearthed during the youth competition. The competition’s main…

Huge excitement, as Akinwunmi charity ball rolls again

There is a high level of excitement and infectious ecstasy as the fourth edition of the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Mini-Tournament comes to a climax at the Lagos Campos Mini-Stadium on Friday. Sponsored by the 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, the show –stopping event has over the years attracted leading administrators, top –drawer artistes and ex-international footballers to the finale, while a number of promising talents have been unearthed during the youth competition. The…

Argungu boys victorious in Sanusi Annual Super League

There was much glamour and panache as Argungu United FC of Argungu edged New Stars FC of Kebbi 3-2 in the grand finale of the annual Mohammed Sanusi Kebbi State Annual Super League held in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. Sponsored by Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, the competition has been going strong for five years now, and welcomes football clubs from all over Kebbi State. A total of 15 teams were involved in the just –ended competition. Inabo United FC finished in third place. All…

NCF COMMENDS DALUNG’S SPORTS REFORMS

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has given thumbs up to the recent sports reforms by the Ministry of Youth and Sports . The Vice President of the NCF Mr Uyi Akpata gave the commendation at the maiden NCF Awards night and Dinner held Sunday at D'Venue Events Centre, Victoria Island Lagos. According to Mr Akpata, the Sports Reforms paved the way for the new board which has done so well since they were sworn-in. "We want to thank the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung for making it possible for this…

North West, South East clash in NFF/Zenith Bank U15 final

A week of exciting youth football in the ancient city of Kano will witness the grand finale in Lagos on Tuesday with the U15 final of the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship at the Agege Stadium. Tuesday will be exactly a week on one year that the finals of the inaugural edition of the competition (U13 and U15) took place at the Onikan Stadium, with South West emerging champions in the U15 category with a 2-0 defeat of South East, while South East defeated South South 4-2 in the final of the U13 category. This year,…

SPORTS MINISTER DECRIES DEPLORABLE STATE OF ABUJA SWIMMING POOL

Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports has frowned at the lack of maintenance of and under utilization of one of the swimming pools at Package B of the Abuja National Stadium. The Minister who paid an unscheduled visit to the swimming pool section of the Stadium on Tuesday expressed displeasure with the lack of use of the pool which is now turned to a breeding pond for tadpoles, fishlings and frogs. Some of the tiles inside the warm up pool had already come off and covered with algae. Barrister Dalung…

NASS PROMISES MORE FUNDS FOR SPORTS IN 2018

The National Assembly has pledged to appropriate more funds for sports in the 2018 budget. The vice chairman Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Kabir Marfa Garba made the pledge on Tuesday at the opening of the Sports Summit and Exhibition held at Package B of the Abuja National Stadium. "We know the position of sports in Nigeria and we know the value of sports. It is virtually the only thing that unites Nigerians regardless of geo-political or tribal leanings. Once it is sports, Nigerians become one. "The National Assembly…

BET9JA EMPOWERS WOMEN IN SPORTS AT LAGOS WOMEN RUN 2017

Nigeria foremost Bookmaker, Bet9ja has officially joined the Lagos Women Run as an official sponsor of the nation’s number one Women run. In his statement, CEO of Bet9ja, Mr. Ayo Ojuroye described the Lagos Women Run, as a good initiative to empower women in sports and to bring much needed awareness to issues concerning womenfolk in Nigerian society. With the success of the 2016 edition, the large turnout of participants at the maiden event has made it essential for the continuity of the run and soon to be established as an…

PLAYERS WELFARE IS OUR PRIORITY : BFN PRESIDENT FRANCIS ORBIH Esq.

The President Badminton Federation of Nigeria Francis Orbih, says the priority of the present board is the welfare of players at all levels. “I may have a sleepless night for my players to be comfortable. They are human beings like me and they are also major stakeholders without whom this tournament will not take place”. Orbih who was accompanied by some board members, expressed satisfaction with the general logistics which includes standard accommodation ,feeding and means of transportation for the players who are…