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Team MMC Emerges Winner of NEDC Peace Competition For IDPs Youths



Team MMC emerges winner of NEDC peace competition for IDPs youths

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has organised sport competitions to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) youths across the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state to engaged the youths and to discover talent at the grassroots level.

The event which was designed to engaged the youths in sporting activities and promote peace across the 27 local government areas also provides opportunity to the traumatized IDPs to discover their potentials in different sporting activities..

Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) football Club emerged winner of the Peace Cup competition with 4,goals to beats Kukawa football club which emerged second , while Gubio football team scored 11 goals to beats Askira Uba team who scored 10 goals to emerged third and fourth positions respectively, both the final and semi final were decided in a penalty shoot out.

Addressing the dignitaries, participating teams and their fans before presenting the trophy and medals to the wining teams at the El-Kanemi Sport Centre, Maiduguri recently, the Managing Director of the NEDC, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali said ” on 1st November, 2021 at the Government, Governor Babagana Zulum launched a six weeks sporting activities for the IDP youths. 27 LGAs registered for football, 15 LGAs Badminton, , 13 basketball and 5 Volleyball . Today we have come to the end of the sport competitions with the match between MMC and Kukawa, while yesterday the third position was decided between Gubio and Askira Uba “

” The sporting competitions is to encourage our youths and engaged them in a meaningful activities as they plans to return to their respective communities and to promote sporting activities, we have also had .training workshops for coaches and as time goes on we are going replicated this competitions across all the states in the Northeast “, Alhaji Alkali

The MD said ” only 3 teams are going to be presented with trophy and medals, however, all teams are winners, as they are going home with sets of Jessy, shocks, balls, valley, basketball and madmen nets, kits cash among others”.

Also speaking, the Borno state Governor, Prof.Babagana Zulum.who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Martd Hussaini assured the BEDC of the state government’s continued support to the sport development.

While commending the NEDC for sponsoring the games, Governor Zulum assured his administration continuous partnership with the commission..

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Edo 2021: Team Borno wins bronze medal



Edo 2021: Team Borno wins bronze medal

By Musa Askira, Maiduguri

Borno State has won its first medal in the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City.

According to the spokesman of Borno Sports Council, Ibrahim Tukur, the state won bronze medal in kick boxing.

“Mustapha Zakariya of Team Borno clinched a bronze medal after his match against Team Delta in kick Boxing to further add Borno state name on the list of medals,” Tukur said.

He quoted victorious Mustapha as saying that it was his first time of being in a big competition like this where he reiterated his commitment do better for Borno.

It will be recall that Team Borno also recorded another medal in 1000 meters Cycling.

In another development, Team Cross River has defeated Team Borno in the first round of Tennis match, a development that saw Borno out of the tournament.

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Criticizing Buhari for Russian Trip is unfair – Sajoh



Criticizing Buhari for Russian trip is unfair – Sajoh

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Ahmad Sajoh, member Board of Trustee of Mindshift  Advocacy for Development Initiative, has described as unfair the criticism of recent President Muhamnadu Buhari’s visit to Russian by a national newspaper.

Sajoh who is the immediate past Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Adamawa said the newspapers action looked more like being inspired by the opposition.

“It’s misinformed, parochial and probably with all respect opposition inspired. If not opposition inspired, I don’t expect a reputable national paper to begin to criticize officially using their position as editorial on something that is not only legitimate but beneficial to the country,” Sajoh said.

He explained that Buhari as the president is the number one diplomat and better qualified to represent the nation in such gathering.

“He is also the number one sales person for this country and nobody has the capacity to market the country outside and be accepted as such like him because at the end of the day the bucks stop at his table.

“He is the Chief Public Office of this country. He is our reputation manager and in the best position to go and manage our reputation,” Sajoh said.

Sajoh noted that Buhari’s travels particularly the recent trip to Russia was a huge success citing the decision to complete Ajakuta Steel rolling mill, rail line from Lagos to Calabar and cooperation in areas of energy, petroleum, gas, trade, investment as well as defence and security among others

Sajoh also stressed the need for Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to improve the economy.

Sajoh, also a former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Adamawa, made the call on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Yola.

He said that the support became necessary as part of sacrifice for the needed change.

Sajoh said measures like the closure of border and the move to borrow money from World Bank to improve power supply were some of the hard decisions recently taken to improve the economy.

“Nigerians need to know that Nigerian Government signed Africa Free Trade agreement and not free smuggling agreement that will deprive it of legitimate revenue and continue to do incalculable damage to our local agricultural production,’’ Sajoh said.

On the concern on debt burden over World Bank loan to boost power supply, Sajoh said Nigeria was not among the most indebted countries in the world and borrowing to fund power that was needed to boost the economy should be supported.

“When you have a steady power supply you are going to have multiplier effect, the power will ginger economic development at all levels.”

He also noted that the recent World Bank ranking of Nigeria as one of the top 10 most improved economies in the world showed that the administration was taking the right steps and deserved the support of all Nigerians.

Sajoh also lauded the formation of a team by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, to be holding monthly policy dialogue with key stakeholders on funding government programmes.

“The stakeholders are to help advise government on how to procure funds for some of its programmes.

“There is need to engage in a robust public engagement to enable the public understand the benefit of increase funding in the hands of government,” Sajoh said.

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Paul Pogba and his unbeatable mother



The love of Mother supersede everyother love on earth.

Paul Pogba accolade his mom with the silver he earned, he believed and so much cherished the sacrifices his mom did to see him excel..

That’s how every responsible son should treat his mother with height of respect and humility.

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