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NOC Holds Northern Patrons’ Investiture In Abuja Tomorrow

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NOC Holds Northern Patrons’ Investiture In Abuja Tomorrow

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) says it will conduct the investiture of its patrons from the northern part of the country tomorrow in Abuja as part of its programme to reposition the Olympic Movement in the country and explore new frontiers in spreading the benefits of its ideals.

The event, scheduled for the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, is a continuation of a similar exercise conducted at the Elegushi Palace in Lagos a fortnight ago, where five prominent personalities were decorated.

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The six eminent Nigerians to be honoured at the Abuja occasion are Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State, wife of Kebbi State Governor, Zainab Bagudu, Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, Major General Adamu Dyeri (rtd) and Alhaji Bashari Mohammed Gumel.

At the Lagos event, Chief (Mrs.) Kofo Nwokedi, Sir Marc Wabara, H.E. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and His Royal Majesty Oba S.A. Elegushi were inducted as NOC patrons.

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NOC President, Habu Gumel, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said the Olympic body decided to choose men and women with passion for sports to impart in the activities of the body and also affect the well being of Nigerian athletes.

“The fatherly role and duties of our distinguished Patrons, whom we are inaugurating are majorly advisory and ambassadorial. We shall from time to time defer to your high offices with a view to seeking your advice or guidance and also take advantage of your wealth of experience or connectivity to further strengthen our operations and the delivery of our common Olympic Movement objectives,” Gumel said.

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Atletico Madrid’s Costa Suspected Of Tax Fraud In Spain

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Atletico Madrid's Costa Suspected Of Tax Fraud In Spain

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest star to fall foul of the Spanish authorities for possible non-payment of taxes on image rights

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The tax administration accuses the Atletico striker of fraud totalling 1.1 million euros related to taxes related to his image rights in 2014

The tax office suspects the 30-year-old Costa “concealed income” from a sponsorship deal he signed with Adidas shortly before he joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014

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U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Beat Tanzania In A Thrilling 5-4 Encounter

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U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Beats Tanzania In A Thrilling 5-4 Encounter

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets won their opening match, 5-4, against hosts Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam at the 13th Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday.

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That victory took the eaglets top of Group A ahead of the other clash between Angola and Uganda.

The Eaglets will take on Angola on Wednesday, while the Serengeti Boys will go up against Uganda.

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If the Golden Eaglets win, they will have a place in the AFCON semi-finals, and a place at the FIFA U-17 world cup finals in Brazil later this year.

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Tiger Wins 15th Major Title In Dramatic Comeback

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Tiger Wins 15th Major Title In Dramatic Comeback

Tiger Woods completed an epic comeback from career-threatening injury and scandal by winning the 83rd masters on Sunday, capturing his 15th major title to end an 11-year major drought.

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The 43-year-old American superstar, who underwent spinal fusion surgery in 2017, seized his first major title since the 2008 US Open.

Winning a fifth masters title, and his first since 2005, cemented for woods a fairytale comeback to the pinnacle of golf.  Woods’ career imploded after a 2009 sex scandal, and nagging knee and back injuries that required a total of seven surgeries.

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