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Amnesty International Kick off ‘Write to ‘Rights’ Football, Basketball tournament in FCT



Joel Ajayi

It was an excitement and delight as the first ever Amnesty International Football and Basketball tournament tagged “Write to Rights” in The Federal Capital City of Nigeria as a way of creating more awareness about the rights of the people.

Six Government Secondary Schools which includes, GSS Kubwa, GSS Mabushi, GSS Zone 3, GSS Tundu Wada, GSS Garki and GSS Maitama will be battling out in the three-day football and Basketball games.

Amnesty with over 10million people is an international non-governmental organization with focus on human rights and over the years have been working round the clock campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards as well as mobilizing public opinion to generate pressure on where abuse takes place.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on Wednesday the Country Director of Amnesty international Mrs Osai Ojigho said the aim is to raise awareness about human rights and all we need to defend our human rights and to do that we need sports’ dynamism to champion the course of human rights in Nigeria.

“We are using sports to send the message of solidarity to young people who do not have the opportunity to know their rights that are embedded in the constitution.

“We kick started a three day sports tournament theme: write for rights in commemoration of international human right day.

“The aim is to raise awareness about human rights and all we need to defend our human rights.

“We realized that a lot of young people are grown up without a consciousness about what human right is, they find it boring and complicating so we wanted to use a medium that everybody understand that is why the choice of sports because sports catches the world attention especially this year where everyone is looking toward World cup in Qatar that is why we have 6 boys and girls schools participating.

In her remarks, the Vice Principal VP of Administration GGS Tundu-Wada Chinwe Anakwe Revealed that choosing sports tournaments to educate people on their rights remains the best decision taken by amnesty because sports is one of the unifying factors.

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FCT Residents shun FiFa World cup for OteforWealth championship



Resident of FCT weekend shuned the ongoing world cup Games in Qatar but trouped out en mass to cheer their different states participating at the ongoing OTE4Wealth National championship.

The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

In matches day two, Bayelsa advanced to the next round of the maiden edition of #Ote4Wealth National Football Tournament on Saturday.

Edo were the victims as Bayelsa humbled them 2-0, with John Raphael registering a brace.

Goals from Zakari John and Biola Brian was the tonic Abia needed to defeat Taraba 2-0.
A superbly taken free kick by Ehiam Akami helped Akwa Ibom pip Ogun 1-0.

Meanwhile, FCT also beat Oyo 1-0. Sani Auwalu was on song for the winning team.
Ajoh Chika’s header settled the game between Ebonyi and Enugu. 

Ekiti and Niger failed to score at the end of regulation. The latter won 4-3 on penalties.

Match Day 2 Results.
Abia 2-0 Taraba 
Nasarawa 0-3 Osun
Cross River 0-0 Kebbi (AP 1-4)
Ondo 0-3 Rivers
Enugu 0-1 Ebonyi
Kogi 0-0 Anambra (AP 4-3)
Akwa Ibom 1-0 Ogun
Katsina 0-3 Bauchi
Zamfara 0-2 Kwara
Ekiti 0-0 Niger (AP 3-4)
Oyo 0-1 FCT
Delta 1-0 Yobe 
Edo 0-2 Bayelsa

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