Tag "Solomon Dalung"

    ICPC arrests AFN secretary-general over ‘$130,000 fraud’

ICPC arrests AFN secretary-general over ‘$130,000 fraud’

Amaechi Akawu, secretary-general of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The agency arrested Akawu for allegedly misappropriating $130,000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). The global body was supposed to send $15,000 to Nigeria but mistakenly sent $150,000. After several efforts to recover the money, it threatened to [...]

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    Kachikwu, Dalung, Enelamah, Udoma… ex-ministers who didn’t make the new list 

Kachikwu, Dalung, Enelamah, Udoma… ex-ministers who didn’t make the new list 

After the wait, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of his ministerial nominees to the senate. The president sent in 43 names. TheCable had earlier reported that only about 12 ministers were re-appointed by the president. Below are some of the key ex-ministers who didn't make it to the new cabinet. ABDULRAHAMAN DAMBAZAU A former chief of army staff, Dambazau was appointed to [...]

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    EXTRA: I feel embarrassed whenever I wear suits, says Dalung

EXTRA: I feel embarrassed whenever I wear suits, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, former minister of youths and sports development, says many people have issues with the way he dresses. The former minister often wears khaki with a red beret. In an interview with PUNCH, he said he could not change the way he appears because he belongs to a "school of moral philosophy called hedonism." The ex-minister said he does not wear [...]

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    Why Power Horse was stopped from advertising at National Sports Festival

Why Power Horse was stopped from advertising at National Sports Festival

Power Horse representatives were kicked out of the venue of the National Sports Festival over alleged ambush advertising, TheCable understands. Prior to the games, the energy drink company had approached the ministry of sports and youth development for the rights to sponsor the festival. In response, the ministry directed Power Horse to the NSF Marketing and Management Company Limited. NSFM&MC is in charge [...]

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    ‘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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Estonian officials apprehend four Nigerians attempting ‘escape’ from Russia

Four Nigerians have been apprehended by Estonian officials after attempting to “escape” into the eastern European country from Russia using fan IDs meant for World Cup matches. According to Russian news agency, TASS, all four fans had tried to leave Russia without attending any of the matches since the World Cup started on June 14. Andreas Kliimant, head of the border and [...]

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IOC delegation concludes maiden inspection of facilities for 2022 Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it is satisfied with their inspection of the country's sporting facilities and infrastructure at the Abuja national stadium and its environs. Antoine Goetschy, leader of the delegation and associate director for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games made the remark when the 4-man delegation paid a courtesy call on Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports [...]

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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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Okpekpe road race is an economy booster, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports has described the 6th Okpekpe 10km Road race held in Edo State on Saturday as a competition capable of improving the economy of the state.   Dalung made the remark at the event while praising the efforts of the Edo state government for making available an enabling environment for the state's economy to boom through [...]

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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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Buhari receives World Cup Trophy as Karembeu tip Nigeria to cause positive stir in Russia

FIFA World Cup winner Christian Karembeu has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to be one of the standout teams at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals taking place in Russia this summer. The Les Bleus legend, a member of France’s 1998 World Cup –winning squad, made this assertion at a world press conference held in Abuja on Wednesday to welcome [...]

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