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Ikeja Youth Games: Winners emerge in Snooker, Table, Tennis, Draughts



…As Football Quarter final pairings released 

The Snooker event of the Honourable James Abiodun Faleke  Ikeja Games has been won by a 37 year old clearing and forwarding agent   Babatunde  Oladimeji who defeated Aremu Ibrahim to clinch the top price . 
While the third place went to Ikusika Victor.

The Ogba, Ikeja based winner said he started playing the game about sixteen years ago when he came third at the Lagos State Rothmans Snooker  competition.
Oladimeji defeated Salami Habeeb in the semi final, while Aremu Ibrahim  outplayed Ikusika Victor.In the third place game, Victor  Ikusika outplayed  Salami Habeeb.

 In Scrabble,  16 year Faidat Bello, student of Oregun Senior  High school who started  playing scrabble at the age of 11 years  was the center of attention as she emerged  in the 5th position out of 100 schools, 50 public and 50 private schools. She was the  only public school student that got  to the final stage of the competition  held at Chris Land school, Okpebi,  Ikeja.

In  table  tennis, Adeboye Adekoya won the pro event,  while  Rasheed Balogun came second with   Bolaji Asekun finishing  in the third positionIn the female category,  Ayo Udoh out stroked  Aliya Adedeji.

Draughts game have Sunday Amoo as winner,  with Abiodun  Ojo and Femi Daniel Olanipekun  finishing in the second and third place respectively.

The quarter final pairings of the football  event have been  released by  the National  Institute for sports- led Technical  Committee. According  to the draws, Agidingbi representatives  of Ward B will slug it out with  Oregun Ward C team.

In the other pairings, Seriki Aro/ Ipodo of Ward E will be up against  Onilekere Ward D, while  Ward F of Oluwole Sogunro battle against  Aguda/ Oke Ira  Ward G .

The last pairing is  between Opebi and Police  Barracks GRA.

The matches  will be played between  28th – 29th of January across different venues in Ikeja.

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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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