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Volleyball: I Can’t Wait To Return To National Team- Dauda Saje



Volleyball: I Can’t Wait To Return To National Team- Dauda Saje
Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) volleyball player, Dauda Saje said he is eager to return to the country’s men senior national team.
Saje disclosed this during an interview session with journalists on Thursday.
The Most Valuable Player (Division one league) said whenever the call comes from any coach who is handling senior national team, he is ready to serve his fatherland.
He said, “I have been waiting patiently for the national invite to come so I know my return will be full of surprises. The technical committee have not extending an invite to me yet and it is not all the good players in the country that will be called into the national team.
My dream for volleyball is to play at the elite league and get a club outside the country but if the technical committee of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation needs my services, I will be available. I am not the best but I know that I am among the best in the country because I have good records in Nigeria volleyball since 2008 till date.
Saje expressed joy qualifying for the 2020 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League.
He said, “I feel elated returning to the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League after missing an two editions. When I heard the announcement by the Leage Management Committee, I was so glad because I and my teammates have been waiting for this moment to return where we belong”.
“Winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the Division one league was good although this is not the first time. This particular one is different because it came with extensive hard work and team spirit. I trained for months and the passion for the game keep me going. I thank God for everything and  also my team mate for being there for me”.
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Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari Asks Christians, Muslims To Jointly Pray Against Kidnapping, Banditry



President Muhammadu Buhari in his Eid-el-Fitr message to Nigerians asked both Christians and Muslims to unite and jointly pray against tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry.

He also called for practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness noting that unity and solidarity among all citizens is imperative especially at this time when Nigeria is faced with multiple challenges.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Wednesday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

“On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood, and love amongst all.

 “Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims, and Christians are imperative especially at a time when our country is faced with multiple challenges which are surmountable only when we come together as one.

“It is important that we remember how we share, through our faiths, common bonds that should serve to unite us and not allow ourselves to succumb to those who seek to divide us, using our two great religions, for their own selfish advantages.

“We should jointly pray against the tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry and the desperate quest for political power expressed through blackmail against the existence of our country as a united entity.

“We must resist the temptation to retreat into our communities. I urge our political and religious leaders as well as traditional rulers to encourage our citizens to turn towards one another in love and compassion,” the statement read in part.

President Buhari said further that it is noteworthy and delightful to see “Christians breaking fast and in some instances, extending goodwill and gifts to Muslim faithful during the Ramadan.”

He added that “This model also shone through with Muslim groups joining Christian festivities. These are practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness.”

The President, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to observe all COVID-19 prevention measures and celebrate responsibly during the holidays.

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