FEATURE: Didier Drogba and The Ivorian F.A Election

Didier Drogba By Emmanuel Ojeme Didier Drogba is an Ivorian International football brand who had a distinguished football career playing his football in four continents of the world namely, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He was an Ivorian football national team captain as well as having a very successful professional football career saturated with trophies. Ordinarily an article on this flamboyant football star would be focusing on his illustrious football career and his achievements. Recently, however, a preliminary election was conducted to select who becomes the President of the…

FEATURE: Segun Odegbami-A Man of Many Parts

Chief Patrick Olusegun Odegbami  By Emmanuel Ojeme Segun Odegbami, full names, Patrick Olusegun Odegbami is a household name in Nigeria. He has remained in the national limelight which was propelled by his sublime performances as a national team player in football. Segun Odegbami is a special personality as an international athlete and role model for many Nigerians as he exemplifies the veracity of sports as a tool for upward social mobility by virtue of his lofty achievements in life coming from an optimum football foundation as a young man. Furthermore,…

Ukah Commends Okowa for Prioritising Schools Sports … Unveils Mascot Logo

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has applauded the State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, for its administration’s priority attention to schools sports festival in the state. Chief Ukah, who gave the commendation in Asaba yesterday during the unveiling of the Logo and Mascot of the 2020 Delta State Schools Sports Festival, said that the unveiling, tagged ‘Greater Delta Games 2020 ‘ was aimed at reflecting the finishing strong agenda of the state government. The Commissioner stated that schools sports festival was designed to discover and develop future sports men and women, adding that the festival…

Governor Nyesom Wike: “Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt is a legacy for Rivers State”

opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress on February 4, 2020. (Photo by Carlo Pozzoni/AIPS Media) BUDAPEST/Hungary: During the opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took the stage to share his vision for a project he holds dear – the Real Madrid Academy based in his capital, Port Harcourt. Wike, who is described by many in Nigeria as the “Sports Loving Governor” began his presentation by reflecting on the genesis of…

Rugby Union returns to Nigerian National Sports Festival

LAGOS/Nigeria:  Rugby Union is set to return to the National Sports Festival 2020 after a ten year absence having missed out in the last three editions held in Lagos, Rivers and Abuja. The Nigerian National Sports Festival is a biennial multi-sport event organized by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Sports Commission for athletes from the 36 States of Nigeria. Rugby last featured as a medal winning event in Kaduna 2009 having debuted at the 2006 Gateway games in Ogun State. Prior to that Rugby went through a…

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation Rolls Out Millions of Naira on Members

WARRI/Nigeria: No doubt Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is one of the greatest friends of the poor and downtrodden within and outside Nigeria. A prophet with heart of gold that put smiles on faces of the needy, members of his church, elderly, sick, depressed gladly with a joyful heart. Owomowomo1 recently through his foundation, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation (JOFF) showered millions of naira on members of his church. He deserves to be celebrated from different perspectives, especially at a time like this Nigerians are going through severe hardship. During the miracle…

Delta Inaugurates 2020 Delta State School Sports Festival LOC

Chief Patrick Ukah ASABA/Nigeria: A 13-member Local Organising Committee ( LOC) for the 2020 Delta State School Sports Festival was on 27 January, 2020 inaugurated by the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, inside the conference hall of the ministry in Asaba. Chief Ukah stated that the state school sports festival was different from the state sports festival as the former is meant to discover talents at the school level that can be further nurtured by the latter. He warned that mercenaries will not be allowed…

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…