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President urged New Sports Minister to save NYCN.

Mr. Bello Bala Shagari, President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has uttered confidence that the new Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare would save the NYCN from what he described as political meddling. Shagari said the new helmsman is well prepared for the office assigned …

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I still remain the minister of Petroleum Resources – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed yesterday he would retain his office  as Minister of Petroleum Resources, working flanking former Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva who will serve as the Minister of State. At a ceremony in Aso Rock where he assigned portfolios to the 43 minister-delegates earlier furnished by the Senate, …

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Nigeria Athletes moan over $100 daily allowance.

All may not be well in the camp of Team Nigeria as athletes are at present at logger-head with officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports over their daily allowance. Some of the athletes, who spoke to our journalist on condition of mystery, said dissimilar in 2015 when they …

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Buhari congratulated D’Tigress for defending title.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the D’Tigress, national female basketball team, for a extremely impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, winning the hosts at the final by 60-55. the victory for D’Tigress meant that they also successfully defend the title they won two years ago …

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Pay us equally – Oparanozie

Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie has asked that the women’s senior national team be paid the same amount of money as the men’s national team, the Super Eagles. She made the call at the weekend during the 2019 Ladies In Sports (LIS) conference held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, …

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Give us N9bn to fight disasters, Fire Service demands.

The Federal Fire Service FFS  of Nigeria has asked for a N9.2 billion special intervention fund from the federal government to enable it release its mandates creditably. Ibrahim Alhaji Liman Controller General of the Service, who made the appeal Tuesday in Abuja at the commissioning of 12 newly-procured fire fighting …

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Onaiyekan faults FG over the prohibition of Shi’ites.

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onayeikan has described the proscription of the Shi’ite movement by the Federal Government as an error. What this meant, Onaiyekan said, is that other religious beliefs in the country are under threat as the government could simply obtain a court order and proscribe …

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8,000 workers to be recruit in Zamfara.

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle has publicly  announced plans by the state government to recruit 8,000 workers into the civil service. The governor who made the disclosure on a media programme in Gusau on Wednesday said the government has saved money for the payment of the new workers. “Plans have been …

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Otedola redeems $25,000 vows to Super Eagles.

 Nigeria Businessman Femi Otedola has redeemed his $25,000 per goal vowed made to the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of  Nations in Egypt. The billionaire Femi Otedola had before the Eagles semi-final match against Algeria promised to pay $25,000 per goal scored against the North Africans. Nigeria’s only goal was …

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