Sports Festival: FG ready to rescue Edo – Minister

The federal government may come to the assistance of Edo State towards hosting the 20th National Sports Festival expected to take place in Benin City from February 14th to 28th. Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, made the revelation…

Why the National Sports Festival should not hold -Ehi Braimah

Edo State government’s bid to host the 20th National Sports Festival last year was successful and the relevant organs and agencies started work in earnest. Unfortunately, when it was about a week to “EDO2020” as it was then known, the…

Edo govt dissolves all sub-committees for Nat’l Sports Festival

Edo State government on Thursday dissolved all the sub-committees set up for the organisation of the National Sports Festival (NSF), tagged: Edo 2020. The dissolution of the committees was contained in a letter dated December 9, by the Secretary of…

*#EndSARS protesters ask panel to summon Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others (Nation)*Suspects arrested in Kaduna for robbing businessman in Lagos (Punch)

#EndSARS protesters ask panel to summon Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others (Nation) The counsel for the #EndSARS protesters, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana has asked the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters to…

*Summon Fashola over Lekki tollgate camera, #EndSARS lawyer tells panel (Punch)*Man jailed 6 months for peddling Cannabis (Sun)

Summon Fashola over Lekki tollgate camera, #EndSARS lawyer tells panel (Punch) An #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has asked the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to summon the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. The panel…

National Council of Sports will fix new date for NSF – Dare

The Minister of Sports and Youth development, Mr Sunday Dare has said the National Council for Sports (NCS), will soon meet to do a review of the postponement of the 2020 National Sports Festival and possibly choose a new date…

COVID-19: Nigerian athletes under close watch – Sports Minister

Despite the postponement of the National Sports Festival and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has assured that the ministry was monitoring the athletes. According to him:…

Edo to screen athletes, others with infrared scanners

With less than a week to the hosting of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, the Edo State capital, the state government has said it is deploying 150 medical personnel to offer essential medical…

Sports, health ministries okay 2020 NSF amid COVID-19 concerns

Despite the outbreak of the Covid-19, otherwise known as coronavirus across the globe which has necessitated the postponement and cancellation of sporting events around the world, the organisers of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival to be held…

Edo unveils mascot, others for 2020 National Sports Festival (Guardian)

Host of the next edition of the National Sports Festival, Edo State, yesterday, in Benin City, unveiled the mascot, five ambassadors and the theme song for the festival. Governor Godwin Obaseki, who performed the ceremony, said the state government would…

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