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Ministry Of Sports Budgets N193bn For 2022

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Ministry Of Sports Budgets N193bn For 2022

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will get only 1.2 per cent of the country’s 2022 budget.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), presented a budget of N16,391,023,917,692 titled “Economic Recovery and Sustainability,” to the National Assembly on Thursday.

From the total budget presented by Buhari, a total of N768,276,616,043 will go to statutory transfer, while N3,901,952,981,550 will be used to service debts.

Another 6,829,015,483,446 will be for recurrent expenditure, while N4,891,778,836,654 will be for capital projects.

The sports ministry proposed the sum of N193,315,083,317 to be spent in the 2022 fiscal year.

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This represents a reduction from last year, where the sports ministry had 1.38 per cent of the country’s total budget.

The budget breakdown which was seen by our correspondent shows that the National Youth Service Corps got the largest chunk of the sport’s ministry’s budget. The NYSC had N178,898,178,009 budgeted for the year under review.

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports headquarters was second with a total of N10,063,090,538 earmarked, while the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre had N2,082,452,692 budgeted.

Ministry Of Sports Budgets N193bn For 2022

The Nigeria Football Federation and the Nigeria Institute for Sport had a budget of N1,256,758,296 and N1,014,603,782 respectively.

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The NFF plans to use N109,409,206 of its budget to pay salaries and wages, while N905,695,006 will go to overhead costs and N225,242,703 for capital projects.

Part of the projects the NFF is planning to undertake in 2022 include purchase of pick-up vans for out-of-station projects monitoring (N65m); purchase of busses for national team training while in camp (N40m); construction of pavilion and spectators sitting area at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project at Package B, National Stadium, Abuja (N65m) and purchase of medical equipment for national teams use during matches/tournaments (N10m).

Others are purchase of sporting and gaming equipment for national teams for qualifying matches and tournaments (N15m); construction of Ebonyi State FA House (N20m) and monitoring and evaluation of projects in and out of station (N10.2m).

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Aside from money from the FG, the NFF is also expected to receive funds from FIFA, CAF and their private partners.

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Grassroot boxing hunt: 41 Potential Boxers Discovered In Awgu LGA, Enugu

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Sports fans in Mgbowo Community at Awgu LGA in Enugu State Nigeria applauded the technical skills of ex international boxer Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo in Grassroot boxing talent hunt discovering conducted on 27/10/21 at Mgbowo Villages .

As parents presented their Children who are interested in the field of Boxing to participate in 17 LGA,s of Enugu State grassroot boxing talent hunt going on in Awgu LGA.

27 males were selected while 14 female were selected After A successful training by Sports Ambassador Boxing Mazi Comr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo.

Grassroot boxing hunt: 41 Potential Boxers Discovered In Awgu, LGA Enugu

Among those selected are; (1) Igwe kelechi (2)Thiophilus Ifeanyi chukwu (3) Udechukwu David (4) Onunwa obinna (5) Udeji Kasima (6) Azi Emmanuel (7) David Akachukwu (8) Esom Justine (9) Akachukwu Pual (10) OZIOMA John (11) Okolomba Joseph (12) Ngene Joel (13) Amata Isiidore (14) Onyekwere Henry (15) Onuigbo Chidera (16) Ikwuagwu Joshua (17) uzoigwe Augustine (18) Otu Patrick (19) Ngozi Ositadinma (20) Udekwe Daniel (21) Udeme Chimdindi (22) innocent Stanley (23) Mba Ikechukwu (24) Adichie Henry (25) Ndubuisi Joseph (26) Nwaru Charles (27) Obasi Eric while among the females are Rachel Nnakwe, Uzor Jullet, Anya. Ijeoma, Onu Favour, Akpa Adaeze, Ogbonnaya favour, Okolie favour, Ernerst Chioma, Akpa patience, chukwu favour, Chukwu Amarachi, Ibe onyinyechi and, Gabriel Ifeabuchi.

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Court Restrains Bash Ali, Bars Him From Defaming Sports Minister

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The Honourable Justice O.C. Agbaza of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Wednesday issued a restraining order, barring Bash Ali from further making or publishing any denigrating or defamatory material against the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

It will be recalled that sometime in April, 2021, Bash Ali had in a letter, which he made available to the public, made several allegations against the Honourable Minister. The Honourable Minister denied those allegations and to assert his innocence, the Honourable Minister filed Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/1269/2021 seeking injunctive reliefs and pecuniary damages from Bash Ali on account of the defamatory publication. Despite the pendency of this suit, Bash Ali recently published a video on social media in which he repeated those false allegations against the Honourable Minister and also issued several threats against the Honourable Minister and the Ministry.

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In response, the Honourable Minister through his counsel, Festus Keyamo Chambers, filed an Interlocutory application with Motion No. M/7145/2021 seeking an order restraining Bash Ali from further denigrating the Honourable Minister until the pending suit is resolved one way or the other. The Honourable Court presided over by Honourable Justice O.C. Agbaza granted the reliefs sought by the Honourable Minister in the morning of 27th October, 2021.

Court Restrains Bash Ali, Bars Him From Defaming Sports Minister

While confirming this position, counsel to the Honourable Minister, Festus Ukpe, Esq of Festus Keyamo Chambers further stated that by virtue of this order, any further denigrating or defamatory publication by Bash Ali against the Honourable Minister is contemptuous of the majesty of the court and is punishable as a crime under our laws. The matter is now adjourned till 15th November, 2021 for further hearing.

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Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has reportedly prevented the club from sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Newspremises reports.

This was made known by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a Tweet on Tuesday morning.

Accord to him, senior officials at Old Trafford held an urgent meeting on Monday, to brainstorm on whether to sack Solskjaer or not.

However, during the discussions, Ferguson made a case for Solskjaer to continue as the team prepares for a trip to Tottenham Hotspur next.

The meeting took place 24 hours after United were hammered 5-0 by Liverpool at home in the Premier League.

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Romano tweeted: “Manchester United internal talks. Main part of board [Sir Alex Ferguson too] wants to give Solskjær another chance to be in charge for Tottenham game.

“Pressure still high around Ole. No official talks with Antonio Conte – but he’d accept the job in the next days too.”

It is understood that Solskjaer took training on Tuesday morning ahead of the fixture.

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