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Emerald Egwim opens up on Gabriel Okon

Emerald Egwim and other members of the team with Sports minister, Solomon Dalung

*Only Gabriel Okon knows why I was denied to run the final Emerald Egwim has responded to the allegations by coach Gabriel Okon that she was ill before the final of the 4x400m relay in London. She has responded to lay the facts down. She has corrected all the misgivings. …

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Cabinet reshuffle: 21 ministers may go out

Muhammadu Buhari...may shuffle cabinet ministers soon

*Serving minister may become SGF From very reliable sources, about 21 ministers may be leaving the administration during the long awaited and sought mid-term reshuffle of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The hosting of the victorious D’Tigress basketball national women team, the African champions staved the surprise announcement by President …

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Mimiko left N221bn debt for us – Akeredolu

Akeredolu swears-in-commissioners

*Swears in commissioners, advisers Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says his administration inherited a debt burden of N220.58billion at its inception. Akeredolu made this known in Akure on Wednesday while swearing-in commissioners and special advisers. He advised the people of the state to refrain from acts that could further …

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Playing for Nigeria shaped me to win titles in US – Inyang

Gabriel Inyang

*These kids have shown there is hope for tennis – Akindoju Nigeria’s emerging tennis wonderkid, Gabriel Inyang has attributed the success of his two-month holiday training at the US to the experience garnered by representing Nigeria at this year’s ITF/CAT tournament held April in Lagos. The 12-year-old from the Victoria …

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Again, Diezani to lose 56 houses in Lagos, Port Harcourt

Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke...again?

*Court orders forfeiture of mansions valued at N3.3billion Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of 56 houses allegedly bought between 2011 and 2013 for $21,982,224 million (N3,320,000,000 billion) by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Anka, …

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World championship: My coach’s absence was why I failed – Ese Brume

Ese Brume

*Commends AFN, Ministry for athletes welfare Commonwealth Games defending long jump champion, Ese Brume, has identified the absence of her coach at the just-concluded 2017 World IAAF Championships in London, as the reason why she did not do well though, the AFN leadership of Hon Ibrahim Gusau got the medal …

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FRSC arrests suspected child traffickers

The FRSC operatives and the children

*Oyeyemi praise vigilance of operatives, urges stronger collaboration Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) along the heavy duty Kaduna-Zaria route in Kaduna State arrested a Fiat Bus vehicle, popularly known as J5, for overloading, only to discover that the vehicle is stacked with 44 minors and two adults …

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NFF thumps up NLO Coerver Coaching course

Some of the coaches at the Coerver Coaching

*This is the fundamental programme needed at the grassroots Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has praised the secretariat of the Nigeria League One (NLO) on their forthcoming Coerver Coaching course slated for next month in Abuja. This was disclosed on Tuesday to the sporting press in Abuja by coach Bitrus Bewarang, …

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Philanthropists should invest in youths, sports – Ahmed Fresh

Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Board member and Chairman of Referee Appointment committee, Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has urged Nigerian philanthropists to encourage the youths in any capacity they can to help get them off the street. Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh made these remarks at the maiden edition of the Ahmed …

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Benitez compares Celestine Babayaro’s son with Messi

Ryan Hyacinth and Rafa Benitez of Newcastle

*Will he take after his father to play for Newcastle? Rafa Benitez has invited ‎Ryan Hyacinth, son of former Super Eagles left back Celestine Babayaro to come train with Newcastle United’s youth team and says he hopes the boy becomes the new Messi. This was after the 10 year old …

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