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Obaseki Announces N1m Winning Bonus for Bendel Insurance FC

Obaseki presents budget commiserates with Momoh family

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has announced a winning bonus of N1 million for Bendel Insurance Football Club.

Besides, the governor who promised to support the club both financially and morally said the bonus would enable them compete favourably and secure promotion to the elite division at the end of the current season of the Nigerian National League.

The governor gave this assurance at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium where he watched the Insurers defeat visiting Papilo FC of Owerri 2-1 at the weekend.

Shuaibu Amodu Buried in Okpella

shuaibu Amodu

The remains of the late Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director and former Super Eagles Chief Coach, Shuaibu Amodu, were laid to rest Saturday evening at his country home in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, amidst tears and wailings.

Amodu’s body, that had earlier been brought to Okpella from

John Akpogu Tourney: Ward 6 Emerges Victorious

By Ahmed Aigbona

Fugar – Ward 6 in Etsako Central Local Government Area emerged winners of the second edition of Hon. John Akpogu grass-root football tournament.

The tournament which is sponsored by the special Adviser to the Comrade Governor of Edo State on protocol for the ten wards of Etsako Central Local Government was played at the Obe Primary School Fugar, the headquarters of  Etsako Central Local Government area of Edo State.

Edo SWAN Partners with Head of Service


By Ahmed Aigbona

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Edo State chapter, paid a courtesy visit to the head of service, Mrs. Gladys Osaretin Idahor. The visit which was led by the Swan chairman Mr. Ahmed Aigbona to the Edo State government house, is aimed at partnering with the office of head of service for sports development in the state.

In his address, Ahmed Aigbona said the sports writers have done

Benin City Hosts 1st South-South Open Boxing Championship

south - south Open boxing championship

By Ahmed Aigbona

After two days of punching, shouting from the ringside and general hysteria, the curtains were finally drawn on the maiden edition of the South-South Open Boxing Championship last Saturday.

The boxing event was held inside the Indoor Sports Hall at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium; Benin City, a brainchild of the Edo State Boxing Association with the approval of both the Edo state Sports Council and the National Sports Commission, Zone 2 Office in Benin City, the championship was a remarkable effort in reviving and resuscitating the near moribund game of boxing in this part of the country which had hitherto been the hub of the sport in Nigeria

Chief Ifeanyi Ubah Decorated as SWAN’s National Patron

ifeanyi Ubah

By Ahmed Aigbona

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has decorated eminent businessman and philanthropist, Chief Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, as its National Patron.

The honour to Chief Ubah is in recognition of his numerous contributions to the promotion, growth and development of sports in Nigeria. At the event, Chief Ubah donated a brand new 15-seater Hummer bus to the national body of SWAN and assured the Sports Writers that he would do more to enhance the growth of the association and sports journalism as a whole.

Edo SWAN Mourns Ace Journalist, Felix Okugbe

felix Okugbe

The Edo State Chapter of sports writers association of Nigeria SWAN have been engulfed by a deep sense of loss over the death of the chapter’s  former Chairman, Felix Okugbe. They described the death as a painful lost to Sports journalism as a profession. In a statement signed by Mr. Ahmed Aigbona, the incumbent Chairman, they lamented Okugbe’s death stating that Okugbe was a reservoir of knowledge which they were all tapping from.

NFF terminates Keshi’s contract

NFF drops Stephen Keshi

Lagos, July 4, 2015 (NAN) The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the termination of the appointment of Stephen Keshi as the Head Coach of the Senior National soccer team, the Super Eagles.

A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday said this decision was made, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee.

It added that in taking the decision, the committee reviewed the actions and inactions of Keshi, in the

Oshiomhole Completed the 10KM Okpekpe Race a Day after his Wedding

Oshiomhole at the 2015 Okpekpe road race

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, who has always been a strong supporter of the annual IAAF certified 10km Okpekpe race participated in this year edition which took place a day after his wedding.  In spite of the rigorous wedding activities of the previous day, the Governor still came top in the VIP race with a time of 88 minutes.

The main race was dominated by Kenyans who made a clean sweep in the female category, while they came first and third in the male category. 

BREAKING: NFF confirms Nike as new kit sponsors

NFF confirms Nike as new kit sponsors

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, has announced that Nike is the new kit sponsor of all the country’s teams.