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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 […]

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Dogara Seeks Early Preparation For Tokyo 2020

  …Says Dream Team Bronze Is Golden The Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  has called on authorities incharge of Nigerian sports to begin preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics now. Dogara, who took stock of Nigeria’s outing at the just concluded Rio Olympic games in Brazil, said the country should learn to […]

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Dogara Pleads With Siasia, Dream Team

The Speaker of The House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has sent a passionate appeal to the national U23 team styled Dream Team V1, not to boycott its quarter final encounter against  Denmark on Saturday, at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics. Dogara, who was speaking against the backdrop of complaints of Team’s Head Coach, Samson […]

Cross River Sports Commission, NRA, family slate final rite for late John Okon Ene
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Cross River Sports Commission, NRA, family slate final rite for late John Okon Ene

From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The final rites for late Super Eagles midfielder, John Okon Ene, is slated for May 13 with a testimonial match to mark his exit from football .The burial programme from the deceased family obtained by sports writers in Calabar indicated that the deceased would be issued a symbolic red card during […]

Make Table Tennis All-inclusive Sport--Rep. Orok Duke
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Make Table Tennis All-inclusive Sport–Rep. Orok Duke

From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Rep. Orok Duke Chairman Cross River Sports Commission, has called on relevant stakeholders to make Table Tennis popular, universal and inclusive. He made the call in an interview with our Wednesday on the side-line of the “World Table Tennis for All Day’’ celebration by fans and stakeholders in CalabarDuke, formerly member, […]