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Buhari to host Team Nigeria next week


President Muhammadu Buhari will host members of Team Nigeria to the Olympic Games at the Presidential Villa, before the last batch of the contingent departs for the Games.

This was confirmed by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Dare was speaking at a brief send-forth ceremony for the first batch of the team which left for Japan.

The Minister said the contingent which would leave in four batches, would be formally “sent forth” by the President on Monday as is the tradition.

He explained that the ceremony would also afford the President the opportunity of officially handing over Team Nigeria to the Nigeria Olympic Committee in line with age-long tradition.

He added that President Buhari would also be unveiling the official Team Nigeria uniform to the Games.

“We are keeping to the tradition of unveiling the team to the President who will, in turn, hand them over to the NOC.

“The unveiling of the official wear/equipment will also be done by Mr. President. This is a very symbolic event meant to officially send forth the team to the Games.

“This should also inspire the athletes and reinforce the fact that the Federal Government and the entire country are behind them,” Dare said.

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Sign a 5-year deal or leave Man Utd – Former England star tells Pogba

Former England football star, Paul Ince in a recent statement has told Man Utd midfielder, Paul Pogba to either sign a five year deal with the Red Devils or leave the club.

Ince disclosed that he is tired of the transfer rumours that always surrounds Pogba any time the transfer window commences.

Pogba who is in his last 12 months of his contract with the Red Devils has been linked with moves to Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid this summer.

“Paul Pogba hasn’t signed a new Manchester United contract, and we don’t know what’s in his mind.

“If he decides to stay, they should offer him five years, you can’t have annual disharmony with a player saying he wants to leave.


Bethel Baptist School: UN reacts to abduction of Nigerian students

Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, in a recent statement has reacted to the abduction of some students from Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Guterres condemned the abduction as he tasked the government to bring perpetrators to book and also enhance safety and security of schools and educational facilities.

He made this known while briefing correspondents on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York.

Recall that gunmen on Monday abducted no fewer than 140 students from the boarding school.

The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Dujarric as saying that Guterres condemned the kidnapping of the students.

Dujarric said, “I can tell you that the...

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Copa America: Messi reacts as Argentina and Brazil make it to the final

Argentina star man and Barcelona star forward will be leading his home country against Brazil in the final of the Copa America

This comes after they defeated Columbia in a 3-2 penalty kick in the early hours of Wednesday.

Following Argentina victory, they will now face Brazil, who defeated Peru 1-0 in the other semi-final tie played on Tuesday.

The two South American countries will go head to head in the Copa America final on Sunday.

Reacting, Messi, in a post via his Instagram account, said he was proud and happy.

He wrote, “Proud and happy to belong to this group !!! One more goal accomplished … Thank you God for continuing to give me these moments.


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