SWAN/NUJ Faceoff Splits Kaduna Council

KADUNA/Nigeria: The crises rocking the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, had taken a new dimension with being removed from the social media platform, by the Secretary, John Femi Adi, who was not comfortable because they shared a statement issued by the National Secretariat of SWAN dissociating itself from a purported election of Kaduna NUJ SWAN executives, early Tuesday behind closed doors at the NUJ Secretariat in Kaduna. The purported election was arranged, and a lawyer hired to swear…

Court Restrains Kaduna NUJ, Others From SWAN Affairs

KADUNA/Nigeria: A Chief Magistrates Court in Kaduna has restrained the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and others from holding meetings, election in the name of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) or NUJ SWAN. This followed a motion filed by Barrister Dan Paul Fredericks in respect of SWAN Board of Trustees on Monday January 13, 2020. In the Motion on Notice addressed to the respondents; from the Court Holden in Barnawa, Zango H. Jacob, Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi and the NUJ, the court also restrained them from any subject matter that refers to the…

Okowa Calls For More Commitment To Sports Development

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (left) presenting Trophy to the first prize winner, to the Captain of Ute-Okpu Ward 9 Team, during the 9th Edition of the Annual Okowa Football Tournament, at Agbor Township Stadium Agbor, Delta State.30/12/19 PIX: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. AGBOR/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has said that in spite of the huge investment in sports development, a lot is still needed to be done to take it to the desired level. He made the statement on Monday while speaking at the finals of the 9th…

Kaduna SWAN Tasks Security Agencies on Impersonators

KADUNA/Nigeria: The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kaduna State Chapter has appealed to law enforcement agencies in the state to as a matter of urgency, tackle the case of individuals, impersonating its authentic leadership in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Kaduna SWAN Secretary, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday December 19, 2019. SWAN said that one Abdulwaheed Adubi has been going round posing as the Secretary of the association in the state and has refused to quit…

Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Football Cup Tournament Ends in Grand Style

WARRI/Nigeria: The 2019 edition of the most popular Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity football cup competition, also known as Comrade Mulade Sheriff Peace and Unity Cup has been trending for over two weeks now. The round leather game finally came to a very exciting end on Friday, November 29, 2019 with 2.2 million naira cash awards and consolation prizes splashed on the competitors. Spectators at the Benikrukru Township Field cheered Ajudiabo FC and Kunukunuma FC which locked horns for the third place prize, as well as Ogidigben FC and Okerenkoko FC…

Rugby Africa Cup: Senegal clearly beats Mauritius 63-0

DAKAR/Senegal: The Senegal rugby team fulfilled on Saturday their mission to book a spot in the group stage of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020. In front of a supportive home crowd the lions dominated mercilessly Mauritius 63-0. In the group phase of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Senegal will now play in Group C playing against Algeria and Uganda. Senegal set the tone with a penalty goal scored by Mansour Sall in the 5th minute. The host team’s early 3-0 lead gave then place to a battle of attrition with…

Rainstorm Wrecks Havoc In Sapele Stadium, One Week After Fire Incident

SAPELE/Nigeria: The continuous rainfall in Delta State, especially in the South and Central part of the state, has had an adverse effect on the Sapele Township Stadium as the rain that fell recently blew off sections of the roof a week after a fire incident that destroy some equipment meant for sporting activities. According to report, the rain that lasted for about 30 minutes came with strong wind that blew off most of the roof at the Stadium and deposited the sheet within and outside the stadium premises. As at…

Ochor Commends Organisers of Ijaw/Itsekiri 2019 Peace and Unity Football Tournament

The official Presentation of the Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Tournament Jessy to the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor by Local Organising Committee, LOC.  On his Left is Mr Ken Nwaomucha, the Chairman,  followed by Mr Sunday Lucky,  SA to the state governor on youths,  on his right is Mr. Mike Ikeogwu, Chairman of the Contact and Mobilisation Subcommittee and next is Mr.  Kelly Kerio ASABA/Nigeria: The organisers of the 2019 Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Football Tournament had been commended for their…

Okowa Attributes Delta’s Sports Greatness to Ogbemudia’s Seed

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd left); presenting the Trophy to the Captain, College of Commerce, Warri, winners of the 2019/2020 edition of Zenith Bank Delta Principals” Cup. With him is the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd left); President, Nigeria football Federation, Amaju Pinnick (right); Delta State PDP Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso (left) and the Executive Director, Zenith Bank, Mr. Henry Okoh, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Thursday, 28/11/19. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI / JIBUNOR SAMUEL ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr)…

Black Stallions finished 8th as Kenya qualifies for Japan 2020 Olympics

LAGOS/Nigeria: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Team participated in the Africa Cup Sevens which doubled as Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. It was their first appearance at the Africa Cup since 2016 following a ban on Nigeria by World Rugby in 2017. The Black Stallions entered the tournament as the last ranked team (14) and had to face defending champions Zimbabwe (1). The Stallions were impressive all through the match leading 14-12 at half time. The match ended 24-21 in favour of…