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2022 Commonwealth Games: Last Batch of Team Nigeria Arrives Birmingham



The last batch of Team Nigeria athletes have arrived in Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The team is to participate in more sporting activities before the game ends next week August 8, 2022.

The set of athletes( Wrestlers) who arrived yesterday were led by the Director, Federations, Athletes and Elite ( FEAD) Department of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr Simon Ehbojaiye.

Meanwhile, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has called on
the team to do the nation proud and give their best performance ever.

He reminded them to demonstrate the highest level of discipline, professionalism and excellence during and after the competitions as they represent Nigeria’s image at the games.

Earlier before leaving their camp in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, urged the team to clinch at least six gold medals at the Games.

He added that Team Nigeria wrestlers camped in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital enjoyed tremendous support from the Government and as such are expected to make Nigeria proud.

Also speaking, the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF),
Dr Daniel Igali, assured that, Team Nigeria athletes would give their best to win as many medals as possible.

Team Nigeria will be competing with 10 wrestlers, six women and four men.

The list is headlined by Olympic Games Silver medalist, Blessing Oborududu, Commonwealth Games champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye, her younger sister Mercy, Mercy Genesis, Kolawole Esther, Hannah Reuben, Ebikenmo Welson, Agiomor Ekerekeme and Amas Daniel


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FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets



THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday

Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.

“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.

“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.

“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”

The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.

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Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs



President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service

The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,

The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).

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DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt



The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real

DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.

A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.

“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.

“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”

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