Dalung warns Dare over ‘stakeholders’ with entrenched interests
Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has advised his successor, Sunday Dare to beware of persons with divergent interests, who would try to influence him to achieve their goals.
NCC League gets six new investors as top stars collect N.3m sign-on fees
The NCC Tennis League has attracted six new teams’ sponsors for the 2019 edition, just as the top 10 players, men and women, are guaranteed N300, 000 each as sign-on fees from promoters. Speaking at the just concluded CBN Championship in Abuja, the director of the International Tennis Academy (ITA), organisers of the event, Godwin…
Ministry, NFF disagree over exclusion of Nations Cup expenditure in 2019 budget
The furore over the exclusion of the Super Eagles’ African Cup of Nations expenditure in the 2019 budget continues to rage with the Sports Ministry...
NFF laments Dalung’s exclusion of African Nations Cup from 2019 budget
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials say prosecuting the 2019 African Nations Cup has become a difficult task following the exclusion of the federation’s expenditure in the Ministry of Sports’ budget allegedly by the immediate past minister, Solomon Dalung.
After four years, Nigerian sports needs fresh elixir
When Nigeria failed to win a single medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the country’s sports officials came to the conclusion that something drastic must be done to arrest the steep slide in the nation’s sports fortunes. Heeding calls by stakeholders, the then Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi convinced President Goodluck Jonathan to convene…
Sports as den of ‘corruption’ in Nigeria
In October 2016, former Super Eagles attacker, Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi opened a can of worms when he alleged that the nation’s sports had become a den of corruption. He spoke when he led a coalition of civil society organisations (csos) operating under the aegis of National Support Groups for Good Governance (NASUGG) to the…
AFN board divided over IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135, 000
With four days to the expiration of deadline given by world athletics body, IAAF over delay by Nigeria in refunding the excess $135, 000 erroneously paid to the country two years ago....
Revealed: How IAAF’s $135,000 was ‘spent’
The main actors in the IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135, 000 saga yesterday revealed how the money was ‘spent’ by the sports ministry and some key officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
Minister, AFN in marathon meeting over IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135,000
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and board members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) held a marathon meeting yesterday to find ways of dodging possible sanctions by athletics world body, IAAF over the country’s inability to refund $135,000, to the world body.