Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag "Solomon Dalung"

    Dalung says ‘recycling of athletes’ behind Nigeria’s poor performance in sports

Dalung says ‘recycling of athletes’ behind Nigeria’s poor performance in sports

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, has attributed Nigeria’s poor performances in sports to ageing professional athletes. Dalung said this on Tuesday in Abuja while receiving Nigeria gymnasts that participated at the 2017 Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa. NAN reports that the 11 gymnasts comprise of a boy and 10 girls. Team Nigeria won two gold medals and nine bronze [...]

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    I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

Africa’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, says he's in need of a coach to prosecute the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding in Liege, Belgium. Quadri, who was the first African to qualify for the quarterfinal of the Olympic Games, says he lacks the sponsorship to hire a coach. "I am actually getting used to playing without a coach because I have [...]

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    Dalung laments UK, US denial of visa to Nigerian athletes, writes protest letter to Onyeama

Dalung laments UK, US denial of visa to Nigerian athletes, writes protest letter to Onyeama

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has lamented the refusal of the UK and US to issue transit visas to Nigeria athletes for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas. Team Nigeria, having secured Bahamas visas, had applied to the United Kingdom for transit visas to enable the team to fly through London. Only one athlete was issued visa out of the 26 [...]

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    Dalung praises ‘class act’ Quadri, assures him of World Cup support

Dalung praises ‘class act’ Quadri, assures him of World Cup support

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, has described Aruna Quadri as a class act in the wake of his victory over Egypt's Omar Assar. Quadri on Monday recorded a hard fought 4-3 victory over Assar, his continental rival, in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup. The win earned Nigeria's number one table tennis player a ticket as Africa’s male [...]

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    Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Solomon Dalung, minister for youth and sports, has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the technical committee of the federation is in synergy with the coaching crew of the Super Eagles. Dalung gave the charge on Tuesday while meeting with the technical committee of the NFF in Abuja, following the 0-2 loss of the Super Eagles to Bafana [...]

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    Sports Federations election: Dalung calls for transparent process

Sports Federations election: Dalung calls for transparent process

Ahead of the National Sports Federations election, Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has charged electoral committee members to be fair and unbiased. Dalung gave the charge while inaugurating the 93-man committee at the National Stadium Abuja on Monday. He said that the foundation of change in the sports sector will be laid during the conduct of the election and also harped [...]

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    Dalung unveils committee members for sports federations election

Dalung unveils committee members for sports federations election

The ministry of youth and sports has released a list of committee members for election into the national sports federations. Each federation will have a chairman and two other electoral committee members during the election. According to Solomon Dalung, minister of ministry of youth and sports, members of the electoral committee were carefully chosen based on merit, experience and ability to deliver [...]

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    Reps knock Dalung over dissolution of sports federations

Reps knock Dalung over dissolution of sports federations

Some members of the house of representatives have expressed their displeasure at Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, over the dissolution of boards of sports federation. On Friday, the ministry announced the dissolution of the boards of all national sports federations. Also, election into the federations was postponed to June 13. But at the green chambers on Wednesday, the legislators aired their [...]

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    Dalung dissolves sports federations, postpones election

Dalung dissolves sports federations, postpones election

The ministry of youth and sports development has announced the dissolution of the boards of all national sports federations. A statement was released to this effect on Friday by Nneka Anibeze, SA media to Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development. Election into the federations has also been extended to June 13. "In line with the Olympic Charter, all National Sports Federations are to [...]

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    Bash Ali in trouble for insulting Dalung

Bash Ali in trouble for insulting Dalung

A Gudu upper area court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted N100,000 bail to a boxer, Bashiru Ali (a.k.a.Bash Ali) who was arraigned for alleged criminal trespass.‎ ‎Umar Kagarko, the judge,  ordered the defendant to provide one surety in like sum that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. He adjourned the case till June 15 for hearing. The defendant was arraigned on April 3, on [...]

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    Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

There are strong indications that the Nigerian team may not make it to the 2017 ITTF African Junior Championship over a paucity of funds. The ministry of youth and sports, TheCable learned, has approved funds for the trip but its late release may hinder the Nigerian contingent's trip. With less than five days to the tournament which begins April 9 in Tunis, the [...]

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    Sports federations election: I’ll be the referee, says Dalung

Sports federations election: I’ll be the referee, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says the federal government will oversee, but not interfere, in the upcoming sports federations’ election billed to hold in April. Dalung, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said the election whose guidelines would soon be out would be democratic. He said government has made it clear that it was not going to nominate anybody into [...]

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    CAF election: Did Pinnick defy Dalung to vote for Ahmad?

CAF election: Did Pinnick defy Dalung to vote for Ahmad?

The events of Thursday will make it into the history books of African football, owing to the significant change in guard at the helm of affairs of Confederation of African Football (CAF). After 29 years in control of CAF, Issa Hayatou was unseated by Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad. Back home, Amaju Melvin Pinnick became the third Nigerian in history to join the executive committee [...]

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    Dalung: Cameroon helped us fight B’Haram, we must stand with Hayaotu in CAF election

Dalung: Cameroon helped us fight B’Haram, we must stand with Hayaotu in CAF election

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth an sports, has declared Nigeria's support for Issa Hayatou in the April 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) election. Speaking with reporters in Abuja, Dalung acknowledged the role played by Cameroon in the fight against insurgency. He said voting against Hayaotu will be against the ineterst of the country. "And the 'then' Acting President- Prof. Yemi Osinbajo directed [...]

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    Dalung: Africa can’t remain a plucking ground for European football leagues

Dalung: Africa can’t remain a plucking ground for European football leagues

Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, has urged African football administrators to develop their respective leagues to avoid the prevalent exploitation by Europeans. He charged African football leagues to address the challenges stopping them competing with the best leagues in the world. Dalung said this on Thursday when senate president Bukola Saraki hosted Madagascar Football Association president, Ahmad Ahmad. "Our country has made, and is [...]

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    CAF election: I’ll bring a breath of fresh air to African football, says Ahmad

CAF election: I’ll bring a breath of fresh air to African football, says Ahmad

Ahmad Ahmad, presidential candidate of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has said African football will enjoy an upward progression if he defeats incumbent Issa Hayatou. The Madagascar Football Association president will take on the long standing CAF president on March 16 in Ethiopia. Ahmad, who met with the Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung and NFF second vice president Shehu Dikko highlighted [...]

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