Irabor Takes Centre Stage In Merrybet-Lagos SWAN Week

Amidst the mounting excitement of the Merrybet-Lagos SWAN Cup, Lagos sports journalists will take time off today (Wednesday, August 16) to brainstorm on solutions towards achieving a revival of the nations sports. The special lecture which is part of the Lagos SWAN Week has as guest speaker, Hon Nduka Irabor, pioneer chairman and CEO of…

DALUNG FAULTS SEN OGBA ON MEDIA ATTACKS

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has expressed disappointment in a recent media report in which the Chairman, Senate House Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba took a swipe at the Minister over allegations of financial recklessness. Barrister Dalung said that the statement credited to Ogba was just another attempt to dance…

FUTURE OF NIGERIA’S SPORTS LIES IN GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT- Dalung

Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Youth and Sports Minister has restated that grassroots sports development remains the only route to rebuilding the country’s sports. The Minister said this while congratulating Team Nigeria which returned from the Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa where they won a total of 11 medals comprising 2 gold and 9…

Caribbean Carnival of Commonwealth Sport Under Starters Orders as Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games Begin

Over 1,000 athletes and officials have arrived on the island nation of The Bahamas for the VIth Commonwealth Youth Games which begin tomorrow with an immersive and energetic Opening Ceremony which organisers promise will bring “a taste of Caribbean carnival to Commonwealth sport”. The joyful celebration of impactful sporting competition, personal development and international friendship…

NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS TO HOLD RE-RUN ELECTIONS ON JULY 12

A re-run of elections into 4 pending National Sports Federations’ boards will now hold on Wednesday July 12, 2017. The Federations are Athletics, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Taekwondo. The Chairman of the National Sports Federations Electoral Appeals Committee, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salau said in a statement, that the influx of petitions which followed the June 13, 2017…

Tokyo 2020 To Deliver a Unique Games’ Experience

During its fourth visit to Tokyo (28-30 June), the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission was impressed with the Japanese Host City’s innovative plans to bring the Games to new audiences. From projects to engage the whole of Japan for the next three years to an exciting new gender-balanced, youth and urban Olympic programme, the…

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…