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LCC agog, as annual tennis tournament ends today

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LCC agog, as annual tennis tournament ends today

The best of club tennis in Nigeria, is expected to be seen today (Saturday, May 28, 2016), when players file out for the final of the annual Lagos Count
ry Club Tennis Tournament at the club’s Isaac John, Ikeja facility.
The club, reputed to have the best clay court in Nigeria, four in all and two hard courts, had recently refurbished and upscaled some of its facilities, to enhance the game, with the best of modern floodlights to enable night’s play.

Segun Aluko, captain of the tennis section of the club, in a statement, said everything had been put in readiness to have a great final, urging the public to watch out for the very best of tennis entertainment, as the club also paraded some of the best players of club tennis in the country.
He said everybody is quite upbeat.
The statement said: “After two weeks of very competitive tennis and funfair, the annual Lagos Country Club Tennis tournament will climax today. The championship which featured the best of players in the Tennis section participating in events which include men’s singles, men’s doubles, ladies doubles and veterans doubles for over 60 years and above.

“This is the flagship annual tournament of the tennis section, which features the best players on the ladder and the one with the biggest prizes from the other competitions held all year round at Lagos Country Club Tennis section. Apart from the competitiveness of the tournament, the major goal of fitness and bonding amongst members remains the ultimate aim of the championship, in a fun and friendly environment. There are over 80 players participating in this two-week activity with great display of skills and experience.

“The Chairman of the section, Dr. Arinze Onubogu corroborated that all members of the section look forward to the annual tournament due to upsets and comebacks with members showing determination to raise their game and take on any challenge. Each  edition is becoming bigger and better with more participants, sponsors and spectators.

“Lagos Country Club is a recreation club which encourages its members to stay healthy by being active in an inclusive environment.”

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FCT Correspondents’ Chapel in a fight to finish with FRSC FC In Novelty Football Match

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FCT Correspondents’ Chapel in a fight to finish with FRSC FC In Novelty Football Match

The Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ )  Correspondents’ Chapel ,FCT Council will on Saturday April 17th slug it out with the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) in a  novelty football match to mark the end of the 2021 Press Week of the chapel.

The encounter will take place today, Saturday,  at Area 10 Old Parade Ground Garki Abuja by 9:00am. 

The Chairman of NUJ, Philip Nyam expressed optimism over the FCT Chapel’s team’s ability to overcome FRSC FC just as he assured members and fans of victory. 

He also charged the team  to go all out and make the chapel proud.

Nyam said ” I believe our team is in good shape and ready for the encounter  and our players are ready to face any opposition that comes our way” 

He urged members to come out enmasse to cheer the team to victory..

In preparation for the encounter team Correspondents’ has engaged in series of training session ahead of the match.

The football match will be the climax of a week long press week with series of activities.

Recalled that Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom had on Thursday delivered a lecture titled ” Insecurity In Nigeria : Restoring Peace, Unity and Progress  organised by the chapel and attended by prominent Nigerians.

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Edo 2020: Kogi Commissioner boosts athletes moral with visit to camp

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*As DOS reaffirms athletes dedication

By Aturu Bishop

Poised to supporting and encouraging the Kogi State contingent at the ongoing National Sports Festival holding in Benin, Edo State, the Kogi State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Idris Musa made a surprise visit to the camp of the state contingent.

The commissioner who was accompanied by administrative members of the ministry and Sports council thanked the contingent for enduring all the challenges faced so far.

Musa who addressed athletes and official welfare made known that the State government under the leadership of His Excellency, Yahaya Bello is working round the clock to ensure the state contingent are comfortable and well motivated.

He urged all athletes to be focus and not be distracted by any circumstances, adding that theer is always reward for hardwork.

While assuring that the state government will recognise and reward all medalist, he added that he would personally give cash gifts to outstanding athletes.

Similarly, the Director of Sports, Onipe Obakachi in his remark at the meeting thanked the Commissioner for his visit, stressing that his visit has changed the mood in the camp of Kogi.

He further disclosed that prior to his arrival, their was serious unrest as regards internal issues and some of the challenges faced by the athletes and officials as regards the festival organisation.

Onipe however promised the state athletes and officials unflinching resolve to perform well and deliver beyond expectations.

Speaking on behalf of the athletes, one of Kogi boxing medalist, Ekele thanked ths State government and the Commissioner while assuring the State of athletes dedication to deliver medals.

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Omo-Agege describes Pinnick’s Election as victory for Nigeria, glory to Delta

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Omo-Agege describes Pinnick’s Election as victory for Nigeria, glory to Delta

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the election of Mr Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) into the FIFA’s highest decision-making organ in global football is a victory worth celebrating by Nigeria,

This contained is a statement issued by his media office in Abuja, Friday.
He noted that Pinnick is yet another Deltan rising further in prominence, Senator Omo-Agege also described his victory as an additional glory for the people of Delta state.

“Amaju Pinnick ably reflects our people’s traditional values such as resilience, commitment to duty and fairness; it is no wonder that his acknowledged competency in football administration has further culminated into his election into FIFA’s Executive Council along with new responsibilities as one of the Vice Presidents of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

“As we all continue to pray for his success and that of all our sports administrators and sports people, we must continue to inspire our young ones in Delta state and all other parts of Nigeria towards true greatness in various endeavours,” Senator Omo-Agege stated.

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