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2023 Sam Oguche/Bullet Energy Drink Basketball Tournament: Plateau Peaks, 313 Warriors, Records Wins On Day 2



Joel Ajayi

The second day of the ongoing Sam Oguche Basketball Tournament in the heart of Abuja witnessed a whole lot of excitement, fun, and joy as the Plateau Peaks, 313 Warrior, recorded victories in their different encounter.

In the first game of the day Plateau United Peak defeated Bull Dogs 83-78.

The first quarter was bumper to bumper as the two teams gave the best but Plateau United won the first quarter 22-21

In the second quarter Plateau, United Peaks extended the lead to 43-37 at the end of the second quarter.

Plateau Peaks continues its domination over Bull Dogs as the third quarter ended  66–57.

Bulldogs fought back but Plateau Peaks stood tall as the game ended  83–78 in favour of Jos Town.

In the other games played 313 Warriors beat Abuja Bats with 80-73.

Warrior came out smoking to records 21-18 in the first quarter. But Abuja Bats came from behind to win the second quarter with 33-42 

 The third quarter witnessed tit for that as both secure 59–59.

But the determination of the Warriors gave a deserved victory of the day as the game ended  80–73 in favour of 313 Warriors at the end of the fourth quarter.

Also encounter between FCT Hard Rockers and Mark Town Flyers went down in favour of Mark Town Flyers with 78-71

Abuja Hard Rockers recorded 26–12 against Mark Town Flyers in the first quarter at the second quarter Mark Town Flyers reduced the tally as the second quarter finished 38-36

But the Mark Town Flyers changed the narrative in the third quarter with a scintillating performance as they won the third quarter 57-53

Abuja Hard Rockers tried to come back but  Mark Town Flyers kept the tempo as the game ended in favour of Mark Town boys with 71–78.

In the fourth game of the day, 

The First Quarter went in favour of  Gboko City Gate Chief against Defenders with 16–27

Meanwhile, Matchday 3 will have 

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DG NYSC Urges Corps Members On Peaceful Co-Existence



….As Abia Swears-in 1,698 PCMs
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has advised Corps Members to live in peace with one another, make new friends and use the opportunities of the service year to foster national unity and integration.

He gave the advise in his address to the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps Members during his visit to Abia State Orientation Camp in Umuna, Bende Local Government Area of the State.

General Ahmed said the Scheme was established to foster national unity and integration, hence the need for all serving and prospective Corps Members to key into the NYSC project for national development.

Speaking further, the Director General warned the Corps Members against night travelling and also travelling without obtaining permission from the Scheme. He warned that unauthorized travelling attracts sanctions in line with NYSC byelaws.

The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti in his address at the Swearing-in Ceremony urged the Corps Members to utilize the abundant opportunities around them to develop themselves and also use them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the State.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwobilor Ananaba promised his continuous support for the NYSC in Abia State.

He advised the Corps Members to abide by the tenets of their Oath of Allegiance and conduct themselves as good ambassadors of their families, institutions and NYSC during and after their service year.

In her address, the NYSC Abia State Coordinator, Mrs Dick-Iruenabere Ufoma urged the Corps Members to participate fully in all Orientation Camp activities, as they would serve as veritable tools in the dissemination of information and aid the implementation of the laudable policies of the State Government.

“The NYSC Management will give you the necessary support to make the desired impact. The Scheme also aims at inculcating discipline in our youths and instilling in them the spirit of patriotism and loyal service to the nation.

You must obey all camp officials and no form of insubordination, truancy, including drug abuse and secret cult activities will be tolerated in camp and throughout the service year”, she said.

During the ceremony, the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Lilian Abai represented by Justice Anya Benson administered the Oath of Allegiance on the 1,698 Prospective Corps Members made up of 891 males and 807 females.

General Ahmed, who was among the dignitaries that witnessed the Swearing-in Ceremony was accompanied by the Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar and Director Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.

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