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Age-grade Competitions: Cross River Wants Sponsors to redefine Sponsorship Deal
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Age-grade Competitions: Cross River Wants Sponsors to redefine Sponsorship Deal

By Dianabasi Effiong The Cross River Sports Commission has threatened to withdraw the state contingent from Nestle Milo and Coca-Cola sponsored age-grade competitions if participants’ concerns over sponsorship shortcoming are not addressed. The Chairman of the commission, Orok Duke gave the hint in an interview with sports writers on Tuesday in Calabar at a reception […]

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SWAN President Lauds Minister, NOC Over Membership of Sports Federations

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo has commended the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung for approving the Association as Associate Members of  national Sports Federations. Sirawoo, who stated this in Abuja, shortly after the minister gave the approval following recommendation from the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), said the gesture will ensure a bigger platform for sports journalists to continue to play key […]

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Bereaved Nyaghassang Residents Celebrate Man U Victory In Europa League

Some residents of Nyaghassang Community in Calabar Municipality expressed their delight over Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat of Ajax of Amsterdam to win Europa League crown Wednesday night in Stockholm, Sweden.   The residents, who spoke in Calabar on Thursday, said that they were consoled by Manchester United’s victory at the finals for obvious reasons.   […]

$14m multipurpose Sports Hall Collapses At UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar
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$14m multipurpose Sports Hall Collapses At UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar

From Dianabasi Effiong   A major disaster was averted in Calabar, Cross River State on Good Friday when an uncompleted multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at the U. J. Esuene Sports Stadium collapsed.   The structure, which contract was awarded for $14 million (N2.2 billion) to serve as one of the facilities to host the 19th […]

Ayade Lauds Dev. Programmes of C’River Sports Commission
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Ayade Lauds Dev. Programmes of C’River Sports Commission

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has said that the efforts of the State’s Sports Commission to develop sports in the state will be continually appreciated by his administration. The governor gave the assurance in Calabar at the finals of an Under 15 football tournament for schools organised in his honour across by the commission […]

Cross River To Honour Boxing Legend Hogan Bassey, Oyo Orok Oyo, Bassey `Koma’ Ekpo, Others
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Cross River To Honour Boxing Legend Hogan Bassey, Oyo Orok Oyo, Bassey `Koma’ Ekpo, Others

From Dianabasi Effiong The Cross River Government has restated its determination to immortalise indigenous sports heroes, dead or alive, through sustainable sponsorship of competitions in the state. Orok Duke, the Chairman of the State Sports Commission gave the assurance in an interactive session with sportswriters in Calabar on Sunday. Duke, who also used the occasion […]

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Octogenarian Wants Sports Clubs To Encourage, Sponsor Upcoming Tennis Stars

    From: Dianabasi Effiong   A former tennis icon, Etubom Charles Duke (88), has enjoined sports clubs to evolve measures that would foster the discovery of future generation of players to encourage growth in the sport and continuity of the game in Nigeria.   The tennis veteran gave the advice in the Calabar sports […]

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Olumba Olumba Obu pledges support for SWAN, Calabar Rovers FC

From: Dianabasi Effiong Olumba Olumba Obu, the Sole Spiritual Head, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS), has called for concerted efforts in sports development and sponsorship to generate employment and promote the physical well-being of Nigerians. His Holiness, Olumba Obu, made the call in Calabar when he hosted Albert Andinam, the Chairman, Sports Writers […]

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Enyimba FC elated at reception in Calabar—Chairman

From: Dianabasi Effiong, Calabar   Felix Anyasi-Agwu, Chairman of Enyimba FC of Aba, says the team is elated at the reception during its first home match at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.   He stated this in an interactive session with sportswriters in Calabar prior to the team’s friendly match with visiting Rivers United […]

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Sports key to economic development -Gbenga Daniel

..As SWAN announces him National Patron Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has described sports as a veritable tool for economic development, just as he called on financially-muscled Nigerians to invest in sports. Daniel, made the remarks on Friday in Sagamu, while playing host to members of the National Executive Committee of the […]