Federation Elections: Ministry names electoral committee members

The Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday released a list of committee members for Elections into the National Sports Federations scheduled for June. In the statement, each of the federation will have a chairman and two members to oversee the conduct of the election. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, revealed that the members of the committee were carefully chosen based on merit, experience and ability to deliver following wide consultations with the Nigeria Olympic Committee. Dalung advised the Electoral Committee members to shun corrupt practices capable of…

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Federation Elections: Guidelines split aspirants, administrators

Sports administrators and aspirants into the boards of the National Sports Federations are sharply divided over the guidelines released for the forthcoming elections. The guidelines emerged after a stakeholders’ meeting with sports minister, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday where June 9 was also picked as the date for the polls. The guideline stipulated that people who have served two terms as presidents cannot contest while those who are either presidents or vice presidents of international sports bodies are not eligible to contest for federation presidency. A former member of the Nigeria…

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Federation Elections: Dalung bars Gumel, Ogba, Ndanusa, others

Polls get June 9th date P resident and Vice Presidential aspirants who have served two consecutive terms in the National Sports Federations are not eligible to contest the election which has been slated for June 9. After a stakeholders meeting at the National Stadium, Abuja on Thursday, the guidelines effectively ruled out some powerful federations presidents ahead of the elections billed for June 9. Section 3.2 (i) of the guidelines banned presidents and vice presidents of international sports bodies from contesting for president or vice president of federations. Also, Section…

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