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Sports critical to physical, mental alertness of officers – COAS  

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has described sports as very critical to the physical and mental alertness of military officers.

Yahaya made the remark  during the ceremonial tee-off of a golf tournament at the Arsenal Golf Course on Saturday in Owerri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tournament was  part of activities marking the year 2022 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL).

Yahaya, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezeugwu, the Corps Commander, Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army, also launched hole 4 at the Golf Course.

He said that the game would go a long way in helping the physical training of officers as well keep them mentally alert to the happenings in their environment.

 “The physical and mental alertness of a military officer form part of his welfare, which is key to success in the discharge of his constitutional duties.

 “We will continue to support the game and to promote national unity as part of our core mandate through sports,” he said.

Speaking, Captain of the Arsenal Golf and Country Club,  Commodore Ogechi Osuagwu (rtd), of the Nigerian Navy, thanked the COAS for identifying with the club during the auspicious occasion of the commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day.

Osuagwu described the club as the best of its kind in the South-East geo-political zone.

According to him, the hole 4,  launched by the COAS, would, among other things, add feathers to golf in Imo, thus providing a platform for the improvement of civil-military relations in the state.

 He appealed to the COAS to support the club with a  300KVA Transformer for generation of  electric power  and  an annual subvention  to keep the club going.

The golf captain requested that the hole 4 be annually maintained with a subscription of N200,000.

 He further thanked Gov. Hope Uzodimma for his efforts at ensuring the security of Imo residents and providing the enabling environment for social activities to thrive in the state.

He also advised youths to eschew criminality, and work towards ensuring lasting peace and security in their various communities.

 “The Arsenal Golf Course has played an enormous role in strengthening civil-military relations in the state and we  thank the COAS for accepting the hole 4 which we offered to him, and for launching it,” he said.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of an award to the COAS in appreciation of his support for the club as well as awards, cash and gift prizes such as flat screen televisions and refrigerators to winners of different categories.

 NAN also reports that the event was attended by serving and former military officers, prominent among whom was the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja. 

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Musa to Build School in Kano, other parts of Nigeria

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By: Michael Mike

The Captain of Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa has revealed his plan to build school in his hometown Kano and other parts of the country.

Musa, who had already built sports academy in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau, said his new plan is to build school in Kano, his hometown first and later other parts of Nigeria.

The Team Captain of the silver winning Super Eagles at the just concluded African Nations Cup in Cote D’voire, speaking during a reception by the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa
thanked the NiDCOM Chairman for the kind gesture and for all her support to the Diaspora, especially during the crisis in Sudan.

Musa, in an emotional laden voice, recalled his humble beginning which prompted his generousity to assist the less privileged in the society across the country.

Musa said he wanted to inspire others with his story, especially those that looked down on footballers in the past,

He assured Nigerians that in addition to other executed projects, he plans to establish a school in his hometown, Kano and subsequently expand to other states in Nigeria in the future.

Dabiri-Erewa on her part commended the Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa for being an exemplary Nigerian Diaspora and a great mentor of Nigerians youths.

She noted that the player has heeded to the mandate of being a good ambassador, remembering the country and excelling in the art of football.

She said Ahmed Musa earned the Commission’s maiden National Diaspora Merit Award in the sports category due to his philanthropic gesture and mentoring of the youths.

Dabiri-Erewa said: “We are very proud of you as a Great Soccer Ambassador, Philanthropist and mentor of our younger ones with the building of sports academy in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau

“I have always been saying it that success is about how many lives you have touched and Ahmed Musa here have done so much for humanity.”

She re- echoed her congratulatory message to the entire Super Eagles team for coming second in the just concluded AFCON 2023 in Cote Divoire.

Also, the FCT State Diaspora Focal Point Officer, Mrs Sarah Areo, lauded the Nigerian player for his achievement and assured him that the FCT is ready to support his future philanthropic projects especially in Abuja.

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Dabiri- Erewa Congratulates Anthony Joshua on Victory, Describes it Long Awaited

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Dabiri- Erewa Congratulates Anthony Joshua on Victory, Describes it Long Awaited

By: Michael Mike

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated British-Nigerian former World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (AJ) for getting his mojo back by defeating American Jermaine Franklin on Saturday.after successive lost.

Dabiri-Erewa, in a signed statement on Sunday by one of the officials of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of NIDCOM, Gabriel Odu, expressed joy over the boxing exploits of the two-time World heavyweight champion as he made a victorious comeback to the global boxing books by defeating the American.

Dabiri-Erewa, while describing AJ’s win as a “never- say-never, the I-can-do-spirit of Nigerians anywhere in the world,” added that AJ is a true ambassador at large, making Nigeria super proud and projecting the good image of Nigerians globally.

This is Joshua’s first victory since 2020 after he successively suffered defeats from Oleksandr Usyk.

The 33-year old former World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, on saturday, returned to the boxing stage with a unanimous points-decision over Jermaine Franklin with the three judges giving the fight to on 118-111, 117-111, 117-111, at London 02 Arena, Saturday.

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Tottenham plans to hijack Villareal forward, Arnaut Danjuma from Everton

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Tottenham plans to hijack Villareal forward, Arnaut Danjuma from Everton

English Premier League club, Tottenham are planning to make a late move for Villareal forward, Arnault Danjuma before the end of the January transfer window.

Danjuma had been set to join Everton on loan from Villarreal on Tuesday as sacked coach Frank Lampard played a key role in the deal.

Danjuma is now traveling to London to hold talks with Tottenham.

The report said that Danjuma would join boss-less Everton on Tuesday.

The move was still expected to go through despite the sacking of Lampard, who played a key role in the deal.

The Netherlands international is now traveling to London to hold talks with Spurs, and the club have scheduled a medical for Tuesday evening.

The 25-year-old had decided to join Everton despite there being more lucrative offers and interest elsewhere.

He was aware of the challenge facing the club in the Premier League amid off-field chaos but wanted to test himself and take risks.

The deal with Everton was set to be a straight loan until the end of the season with no option or obligation to buy.

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