Sports disadvantaged by FG’s budgetary attitude, says Dalung
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has blamed the sector’s woes on the Federal Government’s budgetary attitude, accusing it of hampering the maintenance of ministry’s infrastructure across the country.
D’Tigress upbeat as Buhari charges team to compete fairly
Members of the women national basketball team yesterday expressed their determination to excel at the FIBA Women World Cup, which begins today in Tenerife, Spain.The players see the competition as an opportunity to show that Nigeria’s basketball has come of age.
Why Nigerian athletes get involved in age cheating - sports minister
Nigeria’s minister for youth and sports development Solomon Dalung has said persistent issues of age cheating at competitions was due to long years of youth sports programme abandonment. Dalung made the disclosure to newsmen in Ilorin noting, that athletes eligible during the years sports were abandoned looked for avenues to showcase their talents. The minister…
Don’t shut down Nigerian football, Bassey pleads with Solomon Dalung
Veteran sports administrator, Paul Bassey has urged Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung to let the sleeping dog lie and allow for dynamic and enduring sports development in the country.
Dalung donates salary to Elite Athlete Development Grant
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung yesterday donated his one-month salary to the Elite Athlete Development Grant and called for private sector to partner with government in the development of sports in the country.
Committee on NFF crisis submits reports
The Six-man Elders Stakeholders Reconciliation Committee, led by Colonel Abdulmumini Aminu (rtd), which was put in place to proffer solution...
Nigerian government debunks claim of Buhari islamising country
Nigerian government has dismissed allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to turn the country into an Islamic state. Buhari who became president under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused on different occasions by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of imposing Islamic religion on citizens of the country. But, Secretary…
We stand by rule of law, says Dalung
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday congratulated the Federal Government for averting a FIFA ban on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Nigeria may avert FIFA ban as FG intensifies discussions with body
Nigeria may have averted a threat to its membership of world football community, following Federal Government’s move to adhere to rules governing the game.
Ghana accepts FIFA’s directives, Dalung insists on rule of law
Ghana yesterday accepted FIFA’s directive to stop the winding up of its Football Association as directed by the world football governing body. But Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung insists the country must follow the dictates of its law.