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We need help to host National Sports Festival-CRS Govt

The Deputy Governor of Cross River, Prof. Ivara Esu, says his state needs help to host sports festival

*There are private sources to raise these funds – Dalung Cross River State government has cried out to the Federal Government to assist it with intervention funds to host the National Sports Festival which has suffered several postponements. The Deputy Governor of the state, Prof Ivara Esu, made the plea …

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Sentence Dalung for contempt of court -NBBF

Solomon Dalung Minister of Sports...dragged to court by NBBF

*NBBF contests election guidelines as illegal By Oluwole Francis We can report that the crisis bedevilling the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has been taken to an Abuja High Court presided by over by Justice B. O. Quadri. The NBBF whose election took place in Kano on the 12th June are …

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Sabotage: How Sports ministry officials destroyed Nigerian athletics

Nigerian athletics...sabotage everywhere

*Nigeria to miss Bahamas after missing Kenya, Algeria *All of these on the anvil of election politics By Olajide Fashikun It is very sad but true that Nigeria has amassed the highest disgrace possible in athletics by missing two and will be adding the third event in the wake of …

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Contractors impounding Ministry of Sports vehicles

Solomon Dalung...upturns several petitions/appeals decisions

*Five federation buses, Facility Hi-lux impounded *Over N2billion debts involved By Olajide Fashikun At the last count five buses belonging to different federations including a Toyota Hi-lux have been impounded by contractors who are armed with court orders to fife properties of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in order …

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NASS has cancelled Commonwealth Games, Sports festival – Dalung

Solomon Dalung...asking for N3bn extra to spend on Eagles

*No budget for the two items *NFF gets N6.8billion, Ministry N7.7billion By Oluwole Francis As it is, there are chances that Nigeria may be missing from next year’s Commonwealth Games holding in Gold Coast Australia. She may not be able to hold the bi-annual National Sports Festival. Minister of Sports …

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Inauguration of national sports federations boards now 10th July

Solomon Dalung Minister of Sports...inaugurates all Sports Federations boards on 10th July

*Petitions and Appeals committee works till 29th June Newly elected National Sports Federations boards are now to be inaugurated on Monday, July 10, 2017. A statement issued by the Minister’s media aide, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze added that the inauguration will be presided over by the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister …

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Dalung visits Commonwealth Youth Games athletes in camp

Commonwealth Youth Games athletes with Solomon Dalung

Athletes in camp, preparing for the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas in July, have been charged to work hard and present themselves as worthy ambassadors during the games. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, gave the charge when he visited the athletes in camp …

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Petitions and Appeals Committee to submit report Thursday

Solomon Dalung with members of the sports federation electoral and Appeals/petitions committee

*20 persons from 10 sports submitted petitions By Oluwole Francis Aggrieved persons who followed up their grouses about the sports federation election and submitted their petitions within the time allowed and with the appropriate fees have had their petitions reviewed while the decisions would be released by Thursday next week …

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Sports federations: Dalung charges electoral body for fairness, transparency

*As federations pick their new leaders By Olajide Fashikun, Oluwole Francis Horse trading of places, positions and offices became the order of the day after the sports minister, Solomon Dalung, read his speech which signalled the open-ended contest of candidates for the federations in today’s election taking place in Abuja, …

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Dalung defeats 11 rebellious sports federations in NASS

Nigerian House of Reps set to stab the nation for Pinnacle?

*Reps gives Ministry, NOC clearance to do all 42 federations elections By Oluwole Francis All the 11 rebellious sports federations that dragged the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, to the House of Representatives, lost their deposit and dividends when the latter got clearance to do the …

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