Team Nigeria departs for Buenos Aires with 17 athletes
The 17 athletes chosen to represent Team Nigeria in seven sports at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina departed for Buenos Aires yesterday hopeful of winning medals to enhance their chances of graduating into the main Olympics in 2020. Team Nigeria will feature in athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing, golf, table tennis and wrestling at…
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.
Ministry gets marketing plan for five National Sports Festivals
If the project went according to projections, the National Sports Festival would no longer experience a lacuna as suffered by the 19th edition of the event, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has said.
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…
Dalung charges anti-doping committee to sanitise Nigeria’s sports
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has charged the newly appointed members of the National Anti-Doping Committee (NADC) to sanitise sports sector, saying there are potential clean athletes capable of making 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.
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).