Nigerian Sports Award Gets New Award Panel

2017 Nigerian Sports Award has inaugurated a new award panel. This follows the dissolution of the Ikeddy Isiguzo led panel, which has been in charge for the past five years. Mr. Kayode Idowu, Executive Director, Unmissable Incentive Limited, revealed this shortly after the inauguration of the new panel at the inaugural meeting held in Lagos…

NATIONAL FEDERATIONS ELECTION FALLOUT: Dalung Accused Of Manipulation

A disenfranchised candidate from last Tuesday’s elections into the board of National Sports Federation, Olukayode Thomas, over the weekend, accused the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, of manipulating the process to favour his cronies because he abhors progressive change and good governance. Thomas, who contested for the position of President of the Athletics Federation of…

IOC and McDonald’s mutually agree to end Worldwide TOP Partnership

The IOC and McDonald’s have announced that they have mutually agreed to bring their Worldwide TOP Partnership to an end. Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said: “The IOC’s sponsorship strategy is aimed at delivering long-term partnerships that help the Olympic Movement achieve the objectives set out in Olympic Agenda 2020,…

Beijing 2022 Advances Its Sustainability And Legacy Plans

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission was pleased to see advancements made to Beijing’s sustainability and legacy plans during its second trip to China (12-13 June) to review preparation for the Olympic Winter Games. “Since our last visit, the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee has made good progress in its preparations for sustainable Olympic Winter…

2017 Ladies In Sports Conference Maps Way Forward For The Women’s Game

The second edition of the Ladies in Sports conference (LIS 2017) by Lavie Associates, held on Friday the 9th of June, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. In her opening remark, the Independent Chairperson of the Nigeria Women League Board Aisha Falode, echoed the importance of its theme ‘’Developing the Women’s Game.’’ “There could…

ELECTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO BE INAUGURATED MONDAY

93 Electoral Committee members are to be inaugurated on Monday 12th June 2017, by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung. The inauguration takes place at the VIP lounge, Package A of the National Stadium, Abuja at 10.00am. Each Federation will have a Chairman and two other electoral committee members during the elections….

NEW TIME TABLE FOR NIGERIA’S NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS ELECTIONS RELEASED

A revised timetable for the National Sports Federations elections has been released by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The deadline for submission of forms is now May 19, 2017 while verification of names of representatives of other constituencies except those from the zones will take place between May 23rd and 24th 2017. Zonal elections…

DALUNG APPLAUDS OKOWA ON STATE SPORTS FESTIVAL

Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has commended the government and people of Delta state for their consistency in grassroots sports development. He gave the commendation at the closing ceremony of the 6th Delta state sports festival held at the Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro at the weekend. He thanked the state government for their…

Bonsu, Awogu, Ebi To headline Ladies in Sport Conference

Organisers of Ladies in Sport Conference have announced that Benny Bonsu, International sports journalist and founder of GirlsinSports UK will lead a cast of top names in the football and corporate world to the 2017 edition of the Ladies in Sports conference. Joining Bonsu will be Ita Bassey, Senior Brand Manager, Star Lager Beer; Felix…

NIGERIA CONCLUDE INSPECTION OF BAHAMAS GAMES VILLAGE

Nigeria’s delegation to the Bahamas has concluded its inspection of facilities for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games billed for Nassau in July . The team comprising the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Director Grassroots Sports, Dr Ademola Aare and the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Tunde Popoola inspected the training…

FG TO EQUIP NIGERIA’S COMMONWEALTH 2018 ATHLETES

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to support the 2018 Commonwealth Games bound athletes with adequate resources for training and participation in Gold Coast, Australia. The President made the remark at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos where he received the Queen’s Baton Relay team. Speaking on the occasion, President Buhari who was represented by the Minister…