Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Solomon Dalung"

    ‘You are incompetent’ — Edwin Clark asks Dalung to resign

‘You are incompetent’ — Edwin Clark asks Dalung to resign

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, has asked Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, to resign over his alleged incompetence.Clark accused the minister of running the affairs of the sports ministry with indiscipline and arrogance, saying Nigerian football cannot attain the desired height under him.He made the accusations while reacting to comments credited to Dalung in which he challenged the legality of the [...]

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    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.Addressing [...]

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    NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

The Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday took steps to resolve the crisis at the NFF.At an extraordinary general assembly congress, the NFF resolved to lift the ban on Chris Giwa and his collaborators on the condition that they withdraw their court case against the NFF.The directive was given in a communique issued by the executive members of the [...]

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    One dead, several injured as vehicle rams into Dalung’s convoy

One dead, several injured as vehicle rams into Dalung’s convoy

The convoy of Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, was involved in a ghastly accident on Saturday around Akko village, along Gombe Airport road.The accident claimed a life while several others sustained various degree of injuries.Nneka Ikem Anibeze, media assistant to the minister, confirmed the incident.Anibeze said: "Please, thank God for us. The convoy of the Minister of youth [...]

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    Dalung asks Pinnick to step down for Giwa

Dalung asks Pinnick to step down for Giwa

Solomon Giwa, minister of youths and sports development, has asked Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to step down for Chris Giwa.Giwa and Pinnick have been laying claims to the leadership of the federation.But on June 5, a federal high court in Jos, Plateau state, recognised Giwa as substantive chairman of NFF.In a statement on Monday, Nneka [...]

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    Nigeria proposes to host 2022 Olympic youth games

Nigeria proposes to host 2022 Olympic youth games

Nigeria has made a proposal to host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Abuja.Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were treated to a video presentation of Nigeria's proposal on Sunday.Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, assured the visiting IOC members that Abuja will be ready to host the games if Nigeria gets the nod.He commended the IOC for considering [...]

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    United by kwaruption, PDP senator and APC minister request funding for all-expense paid World Cup trip

United by kwaruption, PDP senator and APC minister request funding for all-expense paid World Cup trip

BY OLUKAYODE THOMAS When it comes to corruption, APC and PDP are siamese twins as exemplified by sports minister Solomon Dalung and senator Obinna Ogba’s pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to release money for the Russia 2018 World Cup, an all-expenses paid championship by FIFA. OLUKAYODE THOMAS writes that it is time for Nigerians to look to a new generation of [...]

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    Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has accused Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, of misleading President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate a bridge which was completed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Buhari paid a two-day working visit to Plateau last week - his first since he took over in 2015.In a statement on Monday, Dalung criticised the governor, saying Lalong had [...]

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    Nigeria’s bobsled team will shock the world at Beijing 2022, says Dalung

Nigeria’s bobsled team will shock the world at Beijing 2022, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says Nigeria's bobsled team will win a medal in future Winter Olympics.The trio of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere represented Nigeria at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, North Korea.They became the first African team to qualify for the event, eventually placing 20th in the bobsled competition.Dalung described their participation in the tournament [...]

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    EXTRA: At 53, ‘urban gorillas’ still call me a small boy, says Dalung

EXTRA: At 53, ‘urban gorillas’ still call me a small boy, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says though he is 53 years old, “urban gorillas” still see him as a small boy.The minister described “urban gorillas” as those in charge of the country’s political machinery. He accused them of manipulating the system.The minister spoke while addressing officials of the permanent mission, Nigeria House in New York.He was in New [...]

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    Dalung: FG opening up political space to accommodate Nigerian youth

Dalung: FG opening up political space to accommodate Nigerian youth

Solomon Dalung, the minister of youth and sports development, says the federal government will open up the political space to accommodate young people ahead of the 2019 elections.The minister said this in New York while presenting a paper on: ‘The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient communities’.Addressing participants at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) youth forum at [...]

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    Super Eagles to get World Cup allowances in March, says Dalung

Super Eagles to get World Cup allowances in March, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says the World Cup allowances of the Super Eagles will be paid in March, three months before the tournament begins.He said it is imperative to pay the allowances upfront to boost the confidence of the Nigerian team.Dalung made this known Tuesday after the 2018 budget defence before the house of representatives committee on [...]

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    Dalung: Buhari said Super Eagles must not go to Russia as spectators

Dalung: Buhari said Super Eagles must not go to Russia as spectators

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says President Muhammadu Buhari has charged him to ensure the Super Eagles perform well at the World Cup.Dalung said the president expects the Nigerian national team to continue its successful run in 2018.The minister made this known at the weekend after a meeting with the president at the presidential villa, Abuja."The president encouraged [...]

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    Dalung: FG erred… NFF board members are elected, not appointed

Dalung: FG erred… NFF board members are elected, not appointed

Solomon Dalung, the minister for youth and sports, has urged football stakeholders to remain calm over some appointments into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board by the federal government.Dalung, in the statement released by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, his special assistant on media, said the appointment of members into the NFF board by government was an oversight.“By virtue of their (NFF) statutes, [...]

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    Eagles are underdogs but they’ll make a statement, says Dalung on World Cup

Eagles are underdogs but they’ll make a statement, says Dalung on World Cup

Solomon Dalung, the minister of youths and sports, says Nigeria is prepared to make a statement at Russia 2018, adding that Friday’s draw was a decent one.Nigeria on Friday drew Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D of the World Cup's first round phase.It was the fifth time Nigeria were being drawn alongside Argentina in Super Eagles’ six appearances at [...]

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    Wike says Buhari needs ministers like Dalung

Wike says Buhari needs ministers like Dalung

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says President Muhammadu Buhari needs people like Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, in his cabinet.Dalung has been subjected to criticisms over some controversial remarks but Wike believes he is doing a good jobSpeaking when the minister paid a courtesy call on him at the government house in Port Harcourt, the state capital, [...]

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