Wednesday, October 27

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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid
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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare, has denied allegations its officials diverted funds meant to be paid as salary and allowances for Nigeria's Women's Basketball team, D'Tigres, saying the money is safe with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. The denial by the sports ministry comes after The D'Tigress team players released a video alleging they have been owed close to $200,000 from as far back as 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team players in the video said they won't play any other match for the national team including the FIBA world cup qualifiers until their outstanding allowances are paid to them. The players who asked for the payment of the backlog of their bonuses and allowances, an improved welfare package, and to be honoured by the ...
US Vice President, Mike Pence to Attend Biden inauguration
Politics

US Vice President, Mike Pence to Attend Biden inauguration

US vice president, Mike Pence will be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Multiple media reports on Saturday cited senior administration officials as saying that Pence who was forced to take shelter from the US Capitol intruders during the riot has decided to attend Biden's inauguration on January 20. The news of Pence's intention to watch President-elect Joe Biden take his oath of office in person comes after the relationship between Pence and Trump plunged when the Vice President president defied the President by performing his constitutional duty to certify the election results and formally announced Biden's victory. Pence had faced intense pressure from Trump to stop the ceremonial vote counting during a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol last Wed...
Kemi Olunloyo Mocks Chioma as her Brother Turns Celebrity Chef
Celebs

Kemi Olunloyo Mocks Chioma as her Brother Turns Celebrity Chef

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunyolo, has taken to her Instagram page celebrate her brother whom she regarded as a celebrity chef, while saying Chioma’s Chef title is fake. Kemi Olunloyo’s bother Shola Olunyolo, who is based in the United States, is an engineer, but recently got certification as a celebrity chef in the state of Philadelphia. She wrote; ”My brother has not visited Nigeria since he left Jan 1st 1985. He went to America to join me to study engineering and later found his niche and became a Celebrity Chef in Philadelphia, USA just like I studied Pharmacy then niched later in Journalism and Public Relations. __ One year he asked my mom to come over and use a whole weekend to teach him how to cook all the Nigerian foods we ate as kids. It was me and Shola that al...
Odegha Surges into NNPC GMD’s Cup Lead
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Odegha Surges into NNPC GMD’s Cup Lead

Sunday J. Odegha eased into a three-shot lead as the professional competition of the NNPC GMD’s Cup teed off yesterday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. Odegha arrived as the club-house leader, hours after the GGM Frontier Exploration Service Division, NNPC, Abdulahi Bomai, performed the ceremonial tee off. The Minna-based player shot four under par 68 to lead a pack of contenders led by Andrew Oche Odoh, Vincent Ikemefuna of Ikoyi Club 1938 and Martin Odoh, also from Minna Golf Club. Each of the three players carded 71- 72 and 73 respectively to be in the top rung of the leaderboard. It was the first official tournament on the 2019 schedule of the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN), and Odegha, who ranked sixth on the Order of Merit for last...
Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship
Sport

Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship

There is an international flavour to the 21st IBB Ladies Open Championship, with eight Ugandan and one Swedish players, leading the foreign players who have arrived Abuja. Among those already on ground are the President of Ugandan Ladies Golf Union (ULGU) Evah Magala, and the Lady Captain of the team, Anne Abeja. The Ugandans are coming for the third year running and have vowed to give good accounts of themselves by fiercely defending the Lady Gross title won by Magala last year. “I am ready for the tournament and I am here to retain my title,” boasted Magala. The ceremonial tee-off is to be conducted by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, at 6pm today at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. The ladies in the Handicap 0- 28 flight and veteran players within Han...
Muslim Representative Becomes First to Wear Hijab In  US Congress
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Muslim Representative Becomes First to Wear Hijab In US Congress

A Muslim woman has become the first to wear a hijab in the United States Congress after a 181 year old ban on headgear was upturnedCongresswoman Ilhan Omar became the first member of US Congress to wear a hijab in the House of Representatives. Whereas other headgear, such as baseball caps and cowboy hats, are still banned religious headwear will be allowed after the Democrats formally ended the ban as part of the package of rules to govern the House. The 37-year-old Minnesota representative who 23-years-ago was a Somali refugee, tweeted:   “As a kid, I acted as my grandfather’s translator at our caucuses and he was the one who first sparked my interest in politics. I wish he could be here to witness this historic moment, but he was here in spirit as I placed my hand o...

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