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Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF President

Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF PresidentProf. Yahaya Ukwenya, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has said that the upcoming National Men’s Championship was vital to the country’s international engagement later this year. Ukwenya said the event which would start on Monday and end on March 31 at the Edo Boys High School, Cricket High Performance Centre, Benin City, would enhance the country’s preparation. He said:” The forthcoming 10-day Championship is a key event on NCF Calendar given the weight of international commitments that the country is committed to later in the year. “For us, this Championship is the first on the list of activities that will form the molding of a stronger national team both for the Under 19 and more importantly the Senior Men’s team. “We have three World Cup tickets to vie for later in the year, hoping that the COVID-19 Pandemic’s tide will continually be stemmed as it is presently being done now. […]

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Principals’ Cup: Ministry of Sports rallies support for zonal finals

Principals’ Cup: Ministry of Sports rallies support for zonal finalsBy Muhyideen Jimoh The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has called on sports stakeholders to support and participate in the relaunch of the National Directors Cup competition as it enters the zonal stages. Dr Ademola Are, director of grassroots sport development at the ministry, told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in an interview Thursday in Abuja that it was crucial to bring back the glamor of the competition. He said the zonal final which kicked off Thursday in the country’s six geopolitical zones will end on March 22, with teams emerging for the grand final in Abuja. “We want more support from stakeholders as we enter the zonal phase of competition because this is the best of our youngsters in sports and education on display,” he said. Are, who is also the chairman of the main organizing committee (MOC) for the competition, said the expanded competition which now […]

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Ogun Police Arrest Fleeing Suspected Kidnap Kingpin From Oyo

  The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin who escaped from Oyo State after killing someone. In a statement issued on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the suspect, Usman Hassan, whose accomplices had earlier been arrested in Oyo State. He revealed that the suspect fled after … Continue reading Ogun Police Arrest Fleeing Suspected Kidnap Kingpin From Oyo Read Full Story

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News

Makinde demands more troops in Oyo

….At meeting with Service Chiefs By Adeola Badru Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor, yesterday, noted that there was no difference among security agencies in Nigeria, in the fight against insecurity. Irabor said this when he led other Service Chiefs on a regional security visit to the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan. Other
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Ibarapa Crisis: Oyo Govt Will Not Condone Miscarriage Of Justice, Says Makinde

  The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has declared that his administration will do everything possible to prevent any miscarriage of justice. He stated this on Monday in reaction to the recent arrest of some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and an alleged ethnic warlord, Iskilu Wakili, in the Kajola area of Ibarapa … Continue reading Ibarapa Crisis: Oyo Govt Will Not Condone Miscarriage Of Justice, Says Makinde Read Full Story

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Suspected Notorious Kidnapper, Wakili Arrested In Oyo

  A suspected notorious kidnapper, Iskilu Wakili, has been arrested in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State. Wakili, who was arrested on Sunday is said to be responsible for a series of kidnappings and killings in the state. In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Fadeyi Olugbenga, the arrest … Continue reading Suspected Notorious Kidnapper, Wakili Arrested In Oyo Read Full Story

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Politics

Alliances, permutations herald 2023 in Oyo

The political battle towards the 2023 general election have begun in Oyo, the pacesetter state with alliances, permutations and decampment from one political party to the other. With more than two years to the elections, political gladiators in the state have already hit the ground running and planning ahead. Of note in the state is […] Read Full Story

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N76bn world bank project: Oyo not losing any fund — CPS

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said on Wednesday that claims by
a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Mr Oyedele Alao, that the state was about to lose a World Bank loan to the tune of $200 million were unfounded and a misrepresentation.

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Oyo about to lose N76bn World Bank Grant, AD chieftain warns

The governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 2019 in Oyo State, Oyedele Alao, has raised an alarm that the state government under Mr Seyi Makinde will lose the N76b World Bank (WB) project which will be beneficial to the people of the state in the area of environmental flood control, through the present members of the state assembly, which he described as Lilliputians, inexperienced and incompetent.

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