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TIG Club visits British Embassy, pay tributes to late Queen Elizabeth II



The Tony Asuquo Gymnastics Club TIG, on Friday, has visited Nigeria British Embassy in the Federal Capital Territory, in Abuja, to add their voice to the rest of the world to pay a tribute in honour of her imperial majesty, late Queen Elizabeth II.

The team, comprised of young Gymnasts, in their numbers visited the embassy to pay homage to the late British monarch.

It would be recalled, Queen Elizabeth was pronounced dead last week Thursday, at the age of 96, after 7 decades of reign and the longest serving monarch in Britain.

The team led by the founder of the TIG club, Anthony Asuquo was the latest to add their voices to the eulogies for the queen.

“We are grateful to God Almighty for TIG, I signed and wrote my condolence massages to the late British queen alongside, Peter Obi, the Emir of Kano Sanusi , Boss Mustafa, the Presidency, and over 40 ambassadors.

“We are here to offer condolences to the people of UK, may the soul of our lovely queen rest In peace.”

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FG to Diversify Sports For More Youth Empowerment



The Federal Government has assured that it will explore all possible avenues for more youth participation in sports with a view to  empowering them to become self employed and self reliant so as to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the assurance  on Friday in his Office in Abuja when he received the Executive Director of Hand – To – Hand Sports Federation of Moscow.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister stated that “this was in line with the present Administration’s policy thrust which is geared towards making the teeming Nigerian youth entrepreneurial, self-reliant and employable”.

According to him, “the Ministry will put up workable modalities that will make Nigeria not to only key into the Hand – To – Hand Mashal Sports but to also open up more doors for our youth involvement in the various fields of sports world wide”.

He therefore urged the youth in the country to keep themselves abreast with the various policies, programmes and initiatives of the present administration so as to take advantage of every available opportunity to better their lives.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Administrator, Hand – To – Hand Sports, Moscow, Mr. Sorgai Poroshin stated that he was in the Ministry to introduce the game to the country.

According to him, the Sports which had been in existence for the past sixteen years has a thirty- eight-country membership, including Ghana, hence the need for Nigeria to see the possibility of keying into it especially  as it is the giant of Africa. 

He noted that Nigeria’s acceptance of the game will further open a new horizon for the country’s youth to make their mark in the Committee of Sporting World.

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