NFF re-elects Amaju Pinnick as President

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has re-elected Mr. Amaju Pinnick as president. Mr. Pinnick was re-elected president at the presidential election held in Katsina. Pinnick polled 34 votes to beat his close challengers like Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye to retain his seat. Pinnick made history by becoming the first President to be re-elected for a second term in office. The chairman of the Electoral committee for the election, Muhammed Katu announced that Aminu Magari got eight votes; Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Chinedu Okoye did not…

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African Sports Tourism Summit returns after World Cup

The African Sports Tourism Summit – the pan-african platform where sports and tourism stakeholders exchange a hand of fellowship, towards socio-economic growth for Africa and her nations is set to return on the 25th of August, 2018. This was following its postponement as a result of Russia 2018 World Cup. The event slated to hold at Golfview Hotel & Suites, Ikeja GRA is one of the activities of African Sports Tourism Week which will gather pundits and stakeholders from both tourism and sports landscape. The event will feature robust discussion…

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Buhari commends Bagudu for Agric Tourism as Gov flags off Argungu office, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has singled out Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Bagudu as Nigeria’s true ambassador on rural economic development through his massive agricultural investment and inter-state economic revival policy initiatives. The president who praised Bagudu’s efforts during the inauguration of the presidential committee on food security on 13th March last month, thanked Bagudu for his “unwavering commitment to the rice value chain” and the unprecedented inter-state agricultural business drive with Lagos state which give birth to the Lake rice production initiative. Meanwhile the agriculture tourism action governor has dusted up…

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IATA survey reveals new air transport trends

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insight into what passengers want from their air travel experience. Topping the list were: Arriving at the airport ready to fly Passing through security and border control once without having to remove personal items, Uniquely-tailored travel options – and passengers are prepared to offer their personal data to access…

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Go-Round FC boss congratulates Dream Team VI for Olympics Bronze Medal

The President, and Sole Sponsor of Go-Round Football Club, Bro. Felix Obuah has praised the gallantry of Nigeria’s men football team, popularly called ‘Dream Team VI,’ for winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in Brazil. Bro. Obuah, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt said he was highly elated as the victory came at a time Nigerians yearned to have their name at the medals table. Bro. Obuah, who recently sponsored the first ever Athletics Championship for Secondary Schools in Rivers State, also hailed the boys for making…

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Rio Olympics: Union Bank pledges N30m as sponsorship deal for Team Nigeria

Union Bank, Nigeria’s leading innovative financial institution is set to support the 100 member Team Nigeria Olympic and Paralympic athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with N25million. The bank also pledged the sum of N5million to the NOC as it recognises the work and effort that goes into providing the athletes with customised, creative and impactful coaching education programs. The Bank was announced as the official sponsor of the Team Nigeria athletes to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. The announcement was made by the Nigerian Olympic…

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Euro2016 final: Ronaldo, Payet, Eder’s goal lead conversation on Facebook

Following the success of the just concluded UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in France which saw Portugal win their first ever major title, Facebook has stated that the tournament was one of the most talked about sporting events ever, with 195 million people having 950 million interactions (10th June to 10th July). Aside catching up with old friends and family members, Facebook is also where people talk about football – especially in real-time – so following Portugal’s extra-time win, Facebook looked at how people buzzed about the match. The Final…

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Gianni Infantino emerges FIFA president

The UEFA secretary general, Gianni Infantino from Switzerland has emerged as the president of the world football governing body, FIFA. Infantino beat other three contestants in a second round of voting with 115 votes to beat his closest rival, Sheikh Salman Ebrahim al-Khalifa with 88 votes and prince Ali Al -Hussein‎ with four votes while Jerome Champagne did not secure any vote. ‎ Infantino succeceds Blatter, who had led FIFA since 1998. Blatter stood down last year and was later banned from football for six years for breaching ethics guidelines. Infantino is…

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Aubameyang of Gabon wins Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year

Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund of Germany has won the 2015 Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year Award in Abuja. Aubameyang defeated Yaya Toure of Cote D’Ivoire and Mancity attacker and Andre Ayew of Ghana and Swansea City attacker to second and third place respectively at the ceremony held at the International Conference Center in Abuja. Ayew came 3rd with (112 points), Toure came 2nd with (136 points) and Aubameyang emerged winner with (143 Points). Aubameyang was born on June 18 1989 (age 26) at Laval, France.…

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