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Sunday Dare Denies Asking For N81m To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium
Sport

Sunday Dare Denies Asking For N81m To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium

Sunday Dare, Nigeria's Minister of Youths and Sports, has denied reports he asked for N81 million to be used to cut grass and weed in Abuja stadium. Reports were rife online on sunday November 29, that while speaking during the one-day seminar organized by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter, Sunday Dare disclosed that the ministry under his supervision, approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment of the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land. “We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m. If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not reall...
We Need N81 Million To Cut Abuja Stadium Grass – Sunday Dare
Politics

We Need N81 Million To Cut Abuja Stadium Grass – Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has said that the government needs N81 million to cut the grass that has taken over the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. He made the revelation while speaking during a seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria. The minister said he had reached out to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board for an assessment of the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land, Daily Trust reports. “We approached AEPB to come to see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it would cost us N81m. “If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available; there will be an outcry. The funds are not there for us, and that is...
Nigeria To Have Four FIFA Standard Football Pitches In 2020 – Sunday Dare
Sport

Nigeria To Have Four FIFA Standard Football Pitches In 2020 – Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare in a New Year statement  has disclosed that Nigeria plans to have four FIFA standard football pitches before the first quarter of this year. He revealed that efforts are ''ongoing to deliver 4 football pitches Of FIFA standard soon-probably April/May 2020 with things running smoothly.'' Ngg.ng reports that the four football pitches to be affected includes the ones at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, formerly, Liberty Stadium, Abuja Stadium, National Stadium Lagos, and Ahmadu Bello Stadium. Apart from this, the ministry will in 2020 monitor and ensure the completion of about 20 mini-stadiums across the country. The Imo-model of one mini-Stadium per Local government by each state will be marketed. The Minister also revealed that the new ...
The Algerian Football Team To Arrive Abuja On Monday
Sport

The Algerian Football Team To Arrive Abuja On Monday

The Desert Warriors of Algeria will jet into the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday ahead of Saturday’s epic battle in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. It was brought to our notice that after the arrival of the team, they will train at the Abuja National Stadium on Monday evening. Super Eagles players will also start arriving from their bases on Monday, and will be camped at their usual Bolton White Hotel at Zone 7 in the federal capital territory. Gernot Rohr, coach of the Nigerian team, is already in the country and will watch the final of the Federations Cup at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos, on Sunday. Ogenyi Onazi is likely to be the first player to arrive, a source hinted. Like the Algerians, the Eagles will start their training at the Abuja stadium, as Rohr is said to be not...