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Weightlifting president urges arm-forces ,paramilitary bodies to emulate police in organizing sports activities



Ibrahim Aladi, the president of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), on Wednesday in Abuja has urged other Arm -forces and Paramilitary bodies to emulate police in organizing sports activities.

The president told the News Agency of Nigeria other Arm-forces and Paramilitary need to embrace this initiative and also plan on how they can organize competition like this.

“We urge them Nigeria Immigration, Nigeria Police, the military, Federal Road Safety Corps among others to key into this type of competition in weightlifting or any sports of their choice.

“We will meet with them and to see on how we can collaborate for the success of the entire country,” he said .

The president commended Inspector General of Police (IGP) for organizing the the maiden edition of IGP National Open Weightlifting Championship.

He said about 150 weightlifter’s are participating in the first edition of the championship.

“It’s a very successful initiative, It is majorly organised by the police

“We had the technicality and we brought our technical people, the referees so that we can give the game the needed allocation that it requires to have a perfect tournament.

“We want to see how we can synchronised it with our calendar and hopefully organising as a yearly competition,” he said

He added that constant sports activities can help to reduce the problem of insecurities in county.

“Sports is a vital segment of the society, constant competitions will make youth busy and there won’t be time to commit crimes and reduce the level of insecurities in the country,” he said.

NAN reports that Nigeria Police Weightlifting Association in collaboration with NWF organise the maiden edition of IGP National Open Weightlifting Championship.

The championship which is tagged ‘Abuja 2021’ started on Nov. 8 at the package B of Moshood Abiola National Stadium is expected to end on Nov. 12.

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CMG launches “Great to Meet You” China-Africa Youth Video Contest



The CMG China-Africa Youth Video Contest officially launched on July 25.

Through the original works of young African and Chinese video producers on the continent, the contest hopes to ‘meet’ the beautiful faces, places, and stories that make up the China-Africa relationship, while showcasing moving moments of cross-cultural friendship.

“Youth is the hope of China-Africa relations”

The China-Africa Youth Video Contest aims to build a platform for Chinese and African youth to exchange and learn from each other with short video creations, showcase the vigor and vitality of young people in both places, and promote the sustainable development of the China-Africa friendship.

In its engagement with the African media landscape, CMG has always made use of new technologies, new applications, and high-quality content to appeal to the continent’s younger generation.

At present, the trend of short video content is taking Africa by storm. This contest will provide a platform for Chinese and African short video creators to showcase the ‘youthful and positive energy’ of their peers and their potential to become an important force in building a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era.

Participants are expected to submit entries before August 25th. After extensive collection and expert review, the contest will finally select winners for the first, second, and third place prizes, as well as an honorable mention award, with each to receive 1,000, 800, 600, and 300 US dollars respectively, in addition to a prize certificate.

These video works will have the opportunity to appear on CMG’s main outlets and other mainstream media platforms in Africa.

The contest is a joint collaboration between CMG Africa and the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University.

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