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VP Osinbajo Lauds Humanitarian Minister for Covid-19 rapid response register cash transfer project

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON has commended the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq for her innovation in upgrading the Rapid Response Register (RRR) for the Covid-19 Cash Transfer Project. Prof Osinbajo gave the commendation when he launched federal government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor, […]


Humanitarian Affairs Ministry To Establish Beneficiary Management System

A Beneficiary Management System is to be introduced by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to manage payments, address grievances and improve dissemination of information of the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes. The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq made this known at the 4th Review of the National Home Grown School Feeding […]

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NNPC Seeks $1B To Refurbish Port-Harcourt Refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is in talks to raise about $1 billion in a prepayment with trading firms to refurbish its largest refining complex at Port Harcourt. The Port Harcourt complex consists of two plants with a combined capacity of 210,000 bpd. In 2019, the Port Harcourt plants including other refineries lost some […]


Atiku Bagudu BSC are inaugural champions of Kebbi Beach Soccer League

Atiku Bagudu Beach Soccer Club are the beach soccer kings of Kebbi after taking nine points from nine in the Final Stage of the Kebbi Beach Soccer League. After a thrilling goal fest on Matchday 1 of the KBSL, the teams returned on Matchday 2 with the ambition of yet more goals. Atiku Bagudu BSC […]


2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers: Mfon Udofia to lead D’Tigers to Tunisia

The leadership of Nigeria Basketball Federation has officially confirmed that coach Mfon Udofia will be saddled with the responsibility of leading D’Tigers to the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia. Mfon who joined the senior men’s national team technical crew just before the 2019 FIBA World Cup will fill in for Head Coach, Mike Brown, currently […]


2021 Olympics: Ogwumike, Akhator, Ezinne, 13 others hit D’Tigress camp in Atlanta

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has invited 16 players to Atlanta for a 10 day training camp as preparation commences for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. Training camp to be held at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atlanta will start on Sunday, 31st of January and end on Monday, 8th, of February. The list is headlined […]


WAFU B U20 Cup of Nations: Cote d’Ivoire late strike force Nigeria to 1-1 draw

Defender Christopher Nwaeze was sent off as Cote d’Ivoire forced Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the 2020 WAFU B U20 Cup of Nations group B game at the Stade Charles de Gaulles on Sunday. Ousmane Traore’s stoppage-time strike earned the Baby Elephants a share of the spoils in Port Novo, Benin Republic. In a […]


Lagos City Marathon: Access Bank, partners restate commitment to race – Olopade

The Headline Sponsor of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Access Bank, and the race partners over the weekend restate their commitment to the race which within half-decade has become the biggest one-day event in Africa and a World Athletics Silver Label event. This was disclosed by Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Project Consultant Bukola […]


Otunba Isiaka Adeleke Memorial Football Championship: Ofatedo United Make Bright Start

Ofatedo United made a winning start to the Otunba Isiaka Adeleke Memorial Football Championship following a 1-0 win against Awo United in Sunday’s opener of the tournament organised in honour of the late political icon and first civilian Governor of Osun State, Otunba Isiaka Adeleke. Jelili Muritala scored the only goal of the match in […]


Nasarawa Governor rewards athletes, lauds Commissioner over successes at championships

By: Eche Amos Nasarawa State Governor Engr. Abdullahi Sule rewarded athletes and coaches that won medals and trophies in various sports championships, with cash rewards to the tune of ten million naira. At a brief recognition ceremony held at the Government House, in Lafia, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Othman Bala […]


LaLiga signs Mondia group as strategic technology and commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific

LaLiga ( has signed mobile technology company Mondia group ( as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of LaLiga Xtra, its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, to offer exclusive content and experiences to sports fans. Through an agreement with Orange group, the platform will be made available in the coming months to the […]


2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Our elite field good for a World Athletics Gold Label – Alli

Though the number of runners that will participate at the 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been pegged at 10,000 instead of the over 100,000 that normally grace Africa’s biggest one-day event due to Covid-19, the event is still attracting much buzz. Equally, despite the 10,000km race been suspended for this edition and the […]


Volleyball: Kano Pillars, Customs set for Super Cup final face-off

Kano Pillars and Nigeria Customs Service will lock horns in the men’s final of the ongoing Nigeria Volleyball Cup on Friday at the University of Ilorin, Kwara state. Kano Pillars outclassed Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) 3-1 (19-25, 27-25, 27-25, 26-24) in the first semifinals of the men’s event. On the other hand, Nigeria […]


2020 Flying Officers Cup: Bayelsa Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, Edo Queens And Niaja Ratels confirm receipt of prize money

2020 Flying Officers Cup champions Bayelsa Queens have acknowledged receipt of payment of N500,000 for the competition’s prize money on Sunday evening. Bayelsa defeated Nasarawa Amazons 1-0 to clinch the title, while Edo Queens edged Naija Ratels in the earlier third place match at the Guards Brigade Stadium, Abuja. Besides the new champions, runners-up Nasarawa […]