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Lagos Must Prove Seyi Tinubu Doesn’t Control Tollgates — Bode George
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Lagos Must Prove Seyi Tinubu Doesn’t Control Tollgates — Bode George

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has called on the Lagos State Government to prove that the son of an All Progressives Congress leader, Seyi Tinubu, does not own or control the Lekki tollgate. George called on the Lagos State Government to do this by honouring Freedom of Information requests and revealing the terms of agreement between the Lekki Concession Company and the state government. The PDP chieftain said this in a statement on Friday titled, “We Must Withdraw from the Brink”. He said the state government must address allegations that Tinubu’s son and his former Chief of Staff, Sunday Dare, who is now the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, control the tollgate. The PDP chieftain recalled that the state gover...
Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare
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Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a “serious test” of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa, Mr Dare urged the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation. Makinde had ordered the arrest of persons calling for herders to leave the town including an activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho whose profile has risen since the herdsmen crisis began. Dare urged the governor to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop “reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged”. “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our bel...
Sunday Dare Denies Asking For N81m To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium
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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
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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...
Why FG Didn’t Shut Down Social Media During EndSARS Protests – Sunday Dare
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Why FG Didn’t Shut Down Social Media During EndSARS Protests – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government had the option of shutting down the social media space during the #EndSARS protests but chose not to tread the path. Dare, who spoke on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme Sunrise Daily, said the government did that to allow freedom of expression. He said other countries had taken certain measures to exercise some level of restraint over the cyberspace but Nigeria has not done so. The minister, however, said the internet and the social media have tremendous benefits but “as a country, we must start to think of how to curtail fake news. There must be some level of responsibility and some level of punishment to those that create chaos out of mischief in our country.” H...
EndSARS: Your Protest Will Not Be In Vain — Sunday Dare Assures Nigerian Youth
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EndSARS: Your Protest Will Not Be In Vain — Sunday Dare Assures Nigerian Youth

The Federal Government has assured Nigerian youths that the EndSARS protests will not be in vain. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said this on Sunday via his Twitter page in celebration of Maiden National Youth Day. According to him, the time had come for Nigerian youths to sit with the government and deepen their initiatives to effect a change. He wrote: "Today, on the occasion of the National Youth Day we showcase to the world 10 winners of the 60-day APP challenge competition and 5 young innovators in different fields. 15 youth who represent the lot and remind us of the power and potentials of our youth as a country..." "With the Protests that have occurred across the country Nigeria stands at the cusp of change in youth development. Already, that c...
BBNaija’s Ozo Meets With Sunday Dare, The Sports Minister
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BBNaija’s Ozo Meets With Sunday Dare, The Sports Minister

Big Brother Naija star, Ozoemena Chukwu, met with the Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare. Ozo shared pictures of his meeting with the minister on his Instagram handle. Ozo wrote: "It was a delight meeting with the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare. He enlightened me on the ongoing plans the ministry has for Nigerian youths and on sports development. I also shared my ideas on ways to develop the sports industry. We then discussed the grievances and agitations of the youths on the ongoing issues with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and He gave his commitment to ensure that the demands of the youths are duly attended to. Moving forward, we hope that we can collectively succeed in accomplishing our desires...
FG Approves Fund For Training Of 500,000 Youth On Digital Skills
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FG Approves Fund For Training Of 500,000 Youth On Digital Skills

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, disclosed this while speaking at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) youth summit. Speaking on the topic ‘Strategic Roadmap for Youth Development post-COVID-19’, Dare said the programme was part of the ministry’s DEEL initiative – Digital skills acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership — introduced in November 2019. Dare said the programme, which will run for the next 12 months, has been captured under the economic sustainability plan of the federal government. “The Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) has taken into cognizance the DEEL initiative, and I am glad to announce that we have gotten approval for the funding of a 12-month programme under the initiative that will see 500,000 of our yo...
Atiku, Sunday Dare, Saraki, Others Call For SARS Reform
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Atiku, Sunday Dare, Saraki, Others Call For SARS Reform

Minister of Youths and Sport Development, Sunday Dare has joined voices condemning the recurring brutality of the Nigeria Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad after video of the shooting of a young man in front of a hotel in Ughelli, Delta State went viral on Saturday. The video showed how there was confusion around Wetland Hotel in Ughelli where the policemen allegedly killed the victim and escaped with his vehicle – a white Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle. Global rights group Amnesty International, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Senate President Bukola Saraki have also condemned the act and called for the reform of SARS. Mr Dare said the Federal Government would look into the reports of harassment of Nigerians by SARS. In a statement issued on Saturday by ...
President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria
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President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria

President Buhari has approved the declaration of November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria.   The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, September 2.   According to the minister, the President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which held this morning.   His tweet reads ''Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.”
Coronavirus: NPFL Clubs To Pay N2.5 Million Per Game For Tests
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Coronavirus: NPFL Clubs To Pay N2.5 Million Per Game For Tests

Nigeria Professional Football League clubs will spend a staggering N2.5m for COVID-19 tests per game as they gear up towards finding a way to complete the season. We understands that the tests will be crucial in ensuring the NPFL football season can restart amid concerns over the players’ safety. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in an interview with Brila FM, said players and coaches of all NPFL clubs must undergo tests before the league could resume. “There will be no compromise on certain things when it comes to the health code, there will be no compromise,” Dare said. “I can tell you, there will be no audience participation; content will have to be beamed through radio, television and other means. “Tests will be conducted on the players and the coach...
Mother of late Captain of Flying Eagles, Ali Jeje Receives N50,000 Palliative from Sports Minister Sunday Dare
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Mother of late Captain of Flying Eagles, Ali Jeje Receives N50,000 Palliative from Sports Minister Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Sunday Dare has donated the sum of N50,000 to the family of the late Ali Jeje, who captained Nigeria at the U-20 level . Ali Jeje (pictured below introducing his teammates) captained Nigeria to win her first Under-20 African Championship in 1983 and also was captain when Nigeria played in her first FIFA tournament at the Under-20 World Championship in 1983. Ali Jeje died of an ailment in Jos some years ago and his family have reportedly been suffering economic hardship since he passed away. On Thursday, the sports minister sent various food items and the sum of fifty thousand naira (N50,000) to the mother of the former Nigeria International. The cash and items were presented to Ali's mother on behalf of the Minister by journali...
‘I Don’t Care Whether it is Rohr or Not we need a Competent coach’ – Sport Minister Sunday Dare
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‘I Don’t Care Whether it is Rohr or Not we need a Competent coach’ – Sport Minister Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has waded into the debate surrounding the Nigerian Football Federation's negotiations with Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr for an extension of his contract. Rohr’s four year contract with the national team expires in June and he has been in negotiations with NFF on a new deal. Rohr has accepted new conditions such as living in Nigeria and being paid in Naira- placed in his contract, but has added his own moderations to the contract with the NFF yet to make a decision on his new deal. The delay to Rohr’s contract renewal has increased speculation that the federation might not want the German tactician to continue as manager of the Super Eagles. Sunday Dare has now come out to say what the national team needs a competent...
Nigeria To Have Four FIFA Standard Football Pitches In 2020 – Sunday Dare
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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 ...
Nigeria To Renew Gernot Rohr’s Contract With Conditions
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Nigeria To Renew Gernot Rohr’s Contract With Conditions

As Nigerians look forward to the New Year with better performances from the country’s national football teams, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed plans to renew the contract of Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr for another term. The Franco-German who was contracted in 2016 for an initial two-year contract has been threatening to open talks with other countries if the NFF fails to speak on a new deal for him before the end of next month. But yesterday, President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick said in Lagos that Rohr’s contract will be renewed but with stringent conditions that includes him staying in Nigeria. “We are going to renew Rohr’s contract with Nigeria before it expires. Unlike the previous contract, we are going to insist now that he stays in Nigeria wi...
Corpers To Enjoy Minimum Wage From 2020 Budget – Sunday Dare
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Corpers To Enjoy Minimum Wage From 2020 Budget – Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said serving corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will enjoy increased allowance as a result of the N30, 000 minimum wage from next year. The minister said that increase in the allowances earned by corps members have been captured in the 2020 budget recently passed by the National Assembly. Dare spoke during a visit to the orientation camp of the NYSC in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos state. In a statement by his media office in Abuja on Wednesday, Dare assured the corps members that the increase will be effected once it is signed into law. Dare said the over 350, 000 youth that pass through the NYSC yearly are essential to the success of any change agenda for the present and future generations. “I have alwa...
Anthony Joshua will present belts to Buhari — Sports minister
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Anthony Joshua will present belts to Buhari — Sports minister

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, is to present his title belts to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, at a date to be decided soon. This was disclosed by the Minister of Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, to the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday. The session was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja. The minister briefed the council on how Joshua regained his titles from Mexican-American, Andy Ruiz Jr, during a rematch in Saudi Arabia last Saturday.
Sunday Dare Meets Gernot Rohr, Praises Work Done With Super Eagles So Far
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Sunday Dare Meets Gernot Rohr, Praises Work Done With Super Eagles So Far

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, on Wednesday met with Nigeria's minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare during a courtesy visit at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja and was praised for his ongoing reformation of Nigerian football. Nigeria won the Bronze medal at the last AFCON tournament, and has had impressive displays against Brazil, Ukraine while also achieving two wins in it's 2021 AFCON qualifying matches against Benin and Lesotho and Dare has praised Rohr for being part of the football process while also  questioning Nigeria's state of football. "Are we happy about where our football is at the moment? Not exactly but we know there's an ongoing process that will make this country a better football nation. That process is on and you are part of the pr...
Minister Of Sport, Sunday Dare Meets 8-Year-Old Boxer, Shekinat
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Minister Of Sport, Sunday Dare Meets 8-Year-Old Boxer, Shekinat

The Minister Of Sport, Sunday Dare promised to make 8 years Old pugilist, Shekinat whose video went viral last week while training with her father. The minister of sport Sunday Dare met with shekinat today who is pugilist ( provisional boxer). Sunday Dare shared some photos with her on his page with caption saying... This afternoon I kept my promise to 8-year old pugilist, Shekinat that I will be at the ring side to cheer her in the Oworonshoki annual boxing competition. At the Youth Center, I joined over 500 others to watch young girls & boys fight with gusto, bout after bout. Talents galore
Dangote To Renovate MKO Abiola Stadium
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Dangote To Renovate MKO Abiola Stadium

The minister for youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, has stated that foremost Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote, is set to renovate the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. He made this known while fielding questions from journalists on Thursday, 7th November. His words: “Yes, Abuja is coming back up,” he said. “Already we have gotten Dangote, I can say that he has agreed to bring back the Abuja football pitch, the light and scoreboard. “Work will start in another one week or two weeks. “And we will use the same model, we will adopt the pitch model for several of our stadia. At least, the three other big ones. “We are looking at between now and March we should have four big stadia, foot scoreboard, FIFA scoreboard “And I think given time, within a year this country shoul...
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare Walks Out On NFF President Pinnick & Other NFF Officials
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Sports Minister, Sunday Dare Walks Out On NFF President Pinnick & Other NFF Officials

The minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare on Monday walked out on top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation officials for coming late to a crucial meeting. The meeting which was scheduled to hold by 4pm at his MKO Abiola National Stadium office failed to take place. The president of NFF, Amaju Pinnick in company of his second vice president of the federation, Shehu Dikko, and the chairperson Nigeria Women’s League, Aisha Falode came 4:20pm for a meeting scheduled for 4:00pm at the minister’s office at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja. Our correspondent who witnessed the drama that ensured reported that Dare who was on his way out for another meeting was stopped by Pinnick who made frantic efforts to explain why he came late, but an obviously angry minist...
Corpers Will Enjoy New Minimum Wage – Minister, Sunday Dare
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Corpers Will Enjoy New Minimum Wage – Minister, Sunday Dare

The minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare has disclosed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will enjoy the new minimum wage. Dare disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday evening. “New Minimum Wage: NYSC members to enjoy new minimum wage/ allowee Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth Corp members after full briefing from the Ministries of Finance And MYSD,” he posted on Twitter. Sunday Dare @SundayDareSD Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth Corp members after full briefing from the Ministries of Finance And MYSD
Thomas Dennerby Resigns As Super Falcons Coach
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Thomas Dennerby Resigns As Super Falcons Coach

Thomas Dennerby has resigned as coach of Nigeria's women's team despite having a year left on his contract. The 60-year-old Swede excused himself from the Super Falcons' last two games due to a dispute with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He also refused to show up for a reconciliation meeting arranged by the country's sports minister Sunday Dare. BBC Sport understands that in his resignation letter, Dennerby, whose deal was due to run until the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, cited unfulfilled contractual obligations including unpaid wages and a lack of both co-operation and accommodation in the country. "Mr Dennerby has sent his resignation letter to the NFF and this doesn't surprise anyone because he decided to stay away from the team last month," a top NFF official told ...
Buhari Nominates Adeleke Adewolu As Sunday Dare’s Replacement At NCC
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Buhari Nominates Adeleke Adewolu As Sunday Dare’s Replacement At NCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Adeleke Adewolu as the executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Adewolu is to replace Sunday Dare, who is now minister of youth and sports, as the South West zone’s representative on the NCC board. The Senate on Thursday received the request from President Buhari for Adewolu’s confirmation. The request which was contained in a letter dated 21 August was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper chamber during plenary. The letter reads: “In accordance with section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Act, 2003, I hereby present Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu for confirmation as Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission by the distinguished Senate of the ...
Nigerians Call On Sunday Dare To Help Rescue Siasia’s Mum From Kidnappers
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Nigerians Call On Sunday Dare To Help Rescue Siasia’s Mum From Kidnappers

Nigerians have called on the minister of youth and sports, Sunday dare, to intervene in the case of former Nigeria international, Samson Siasia, whose mother has been held by kidnappers for more than two months. We recall that Beauty Siasia was kidnapped on July 15 in Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa. She had earlier been kidnapped in November 2015, spending 13 days with her kidnappers until a ransom of about N600,000 was allegedly paid. Siasia told newsmen early in September that his mother’s kidnappers had not set her free despite receiving N1.5 million ransom. He said the abductors released his cousin’s mother-in-law, Florence Douanana, 66, and also took in an unnamed person who delivered the money to them. Nigerians on Twitter have now resort...
Super Falcons Crisis: Asisat Oshoala Has Been Appointed As The New Captain
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Super Falcons Crisis: Asisat Oshoala Has Been Appointed As The New Captain

The female national football team was thrown into crisis a few days ago when the coach, Thomas Dennerby, resigned from his position. The Super Falcons had staged a protest to demand for their allowances at the FIFA World Cup in France earlier this year and some members of the NFF were trying to freeze out players that they believed were behind the protest. The coach was not happy that NFF members were interfering with team selection and he was also unhappy that he was being owed his salary, so he tendered his resignation. The sports minister, Sunday Dare, has waded into the crisis and he had a phone conversation with Thomas Dennerby in order to convince him to change his mind. Meanwhile, the NFF appointed Chris Danjuma as the acting coach of the team and Coach Danjuma has stripped ...
NCC Pledges Support For Oyo’s ICT Vision,Technical University
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NCC Pledges Support For Oyo’s ICT Vision,Technical University

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its preparedness to partner Oyo State government in its drive to become an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub, because of the state’s ranking as the fourth largest telecommunication services consumer.   Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management of the commission, Mr. Sunday Dare made this disclosure on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state.     Dare said that NCC would provide free internet services at the state-owned Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U) by the end of July, as part of the commission’s support for the governor’s vision for establishing the university.   He said that the support would improve the educational and economic sta...