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NLO: Hon. Ekene splashes N20-million on 8 Kaduna Teams



The House Committee Chairman on Sports, Federal House of Representatives, and Member, representing Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency, Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adams has donated N20-Million naira to Kaduna teams ahead of the Nationwide League One, (NLO) competition slated for next month across various centers in the country.

The Lawmaker who announced the donation during a media parley with members of the Sport’s Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) Kaduna state chapter amongst other sport stakeholders on Friday, at the popular Ahmadu Bello Stadium, (ABS) Kaduna said he desired good things for sport in Kaduna state.

Eight teams that qualified from the Division One to the Professional cadre at the end of every season are expected to slug it out in the championship play-off to determine the overall winner for the NLO season.

Speaking in Kaduna on Friday on the need for the various teams to put up their best in the competition, the Honourable Member said the donation is for logistics of the eight teams who qualified for the game, adding that when the teams are motivated, they will showcase their potentials to the fullest.

“We will do everything humanly possible to support the teams in other for them to do well in the forthcoming game. For that reason I am supporting the eight teams with the sum of N20-million naira for their logistics.

“I desire good thing for sport in Kaduna state we have 8 teams that are competing in the NLO, and as the House Committee Chairman on Sports, from Kaduna state here, I want the team to do very well to the best of their abilities.

“Under my administration, we are trying to do everything differently as a seasoned Administrator. I have played, I have managed and I can say that I have risen to the peak of my career in sport. We are now the one in government so if the previous government was doing anything wrong, we are to correct those mistakes and carry everyone along.” He said.

In his response, the Chairman Football Association, (FA) Kaduna state Mr. Faiza Mohammed Abdullahi, said that since the Lawmaker assumed office, they have been able to record a significant giant Strides.

He added that some of the steps that they have taken so far would take a little time to materialized, meanwhile he revealed that there was a disconnect from the previous government but since the coming of Hon. Ekene he has been able to sit down with Governor Uba Sani twice on the need to revitalize sporting activities in the state.

Also, the National President, Sport’s Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) Comrade Isaiah Benjamin, (JP) appreciated the Hon. Member for his efforts and determination to see that sport thrive in the state and the country at large.

He urged members and well meaning Nigerians to prioritize the Lawmaker in their prayers so that God can give him the courage and the enablement to match action with his words even as he said that governance requires the contribution of all and sundry.

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International Cycling Union Grants Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling Event



Joel Ajayi 

Barely Two Days To The Start Of The Paris 2024 Olympics The International Cycling Union Has Granted Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling.

This Is Contained In A Statement By The Worlds Governing Body, Uci Addressed To The Nigeria Olympic Committee And The Cycling Federation Of Nigeria.

This Means African Champion In Road Time , Nigeria’s Ese Ukpeseraye Who Is Nigeria’s Sole Qualifier In Cycling At Paris 2024 Will Now Compete In Two Track Events Keiran And Individual Time In Addition To The Road Time She Qualified For.

President, Cycling Federation Of Nigeria, Giandomenico Massari Who Confirmed The Development To Journalists on Wednesday Described It  As A Rare Opportunity.

Massari Noted That The  Development Will Brighten Nigeria’s Chances For A Podium Finish In The Country’s First Appearance In Olympic Cycling.

He revealed that, revealed that the Reigning National And African Champion Is In High Spirits And Relishing The Opportunity To Win Medals In Nigeria’s First Appearance In Olympics Cycling History.

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