OLYMPICS MEDAL: Okowa Congratulates Brume, Oborududu

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated Delta-born athlete, Ese Brume, for winning Bronze medal in long jump at the ongoing 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Brume, a Commonwealth and three-time African champion in long jump, leapt 6.97 metres with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of the United States and gold medalist, Malaika Mihambo of Germany. In a message of felicitation by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor commended Brume for giving hope to Nigerians when it mattered most.…

Delta Govt Congratulates New AFN President

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has congratulated the new President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa, on his election and subsequent inauguration. The government, in a statement by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, in Asaba on Wednesday, commended the AFN delegates for a peaceful poll that had given them a Board to steer the ship of the Federation which had been chequered in the last few years due to crisis. It urged the new President and his team to reach out to all aggrieved…

Nimrod Receives Authentic Outstanding Sports Personality Award, Pledges To Do More

KADUNA/Nigeria: Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has once again, received the prestigious AUTHENTIC News Daily Outstanding Sportsman Of The Year Award For 2020. He was presented with the award on Sunday May 23, 2020, during the Technical Session of the 2021 Volleyball League 1 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Speaking at the presentation, Consulting Editor of Authentic News Daily, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson said that he was given the award for a record third time, following his unrelented contributions to all round…

Ukwuani Council Inaugurate Sports and Education Committee

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: The Chairman, Ukwuani Local Government, Hon (Barr) Solomon Possible Ajede have constituted Education and Sports Committee with a charge to the members to contribute their quota towards delivering on their respective terms of reference. While inaugurating the groups, the chairman heartily congratulated the members for been chosen to serve the Ukwuani people even as he tasked them to be worthy ambassadors of the LGA by contributing their invaluable quota towards improving sports talents development and education development in Ukwuani LGA. The members of the Sports Committee are: Amb. Odili…

EDO 2020: Delta Deputy Speaker Salutes Team Delta, Rejoice Over Their Victory

ASABA/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker and Member Representing Ukwuani State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Christopher Ochor Ochor, has commended the excellent performance of the Team Delta in the just concluded 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival held in Benin City, Edo State. In his congratulatory remarks in a Press Release by His Press Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli, the  Deputy Speaker stated that, the Delta State Government led by His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has consistently taken development of sports as one of his  Stronger…

EDO 2020: Okowa Congratulates Victorious Team Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the state’s contingent to the just-concluded 20th National Sports Festival in Edo for emerging overall winners of the games. Team Delta, the defending champions of the competition, topped the medals table with 158 gold, 126 silver and 110 bronze, hauling a total of 394 medals. The host, Edo, came second with 129 gold, 104 silver and 108 bronze, while Bayelsa won 56 gold, 55 silver and 58 bronze medals to place third. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika,…

Delta Will Host Befitting National Sports Festival In 2022, Says Okowa

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: The Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured the readiness of the state to host a befitting 21st National Sports Festival in 2022. Senator Okowa, who stated this in Benin-City, Edo State, during his remarks shortly after Team Delta was declared the overall winner of the just concluded 20th National Sports Festival, said that he was overwhelmed with joy that Delta had successfully defended the trophy she won in the last edition of the fiesta. Represented by the state Commissioner for Basic and Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah,…

A Decade Later, Rugby Union Returns To Nigeria National Sports Festival – Edo 2020

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Rugby Union returned to the National Sports Festival (NSF) 2020 after a ten-year absence having missed out the last three editions held in Lagos, Rivers and Abuja. The NSF 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 mandatory demonstration in three consequent events. Kano…

PDP Congratulates Team Delta For Confirming Supremacy At Edo 2020 National Sports Fiesta

ASABA/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State, has congratulated Team Delta for successfully defending its champion’s title at the National Sports Festival, tagged “Edo 2020”. The party’s position on the cheering news, in which Team Delta recorded an impressive total haul of 158 gold medals (and a total of 384 medals) at the 20th National sports competition, ahead of its closest rival Edo State with 129 gold medals (and a total of 341 medals), was conveyed in a Press Release signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza.…

EDO 2020: Win 1 Gold Medal, Receive N1m, Okowa Promises Team Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on today, April 2, 2021, assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, 2021that every gold medal won by the team at the festival would attract N1 million reward to the athlete. He reaffirmed that the reward would be a repeat of what the athletes received for medals won at the 19th edition of the festival held in Abuja. After gold, each silver medal won attracted N500,000 to the athlete while winners of bronze medals…