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MINISTER OF SPORTS LAUDED FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lauded the Minister of Sports, Hon. Solomon Dalung for his commitment to the development of a united Nigeria, irrespective of party affiliation.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Sports at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Wike said the Minister of Sports has shown uncommon courage in allowing Rivers State to host the national wrestling championship and the African Wrestling Championship in 2018.

He said: “If we have Ministers like you, nobody will be talking about political parties. People like you work well for Mr President. People like you are the ones Mr President need to move the country forward.

“What you have done for Rivers State is not what money can buy. You have by this action introduced a positive for Rivers State. You are telling the world that Rivers State is peaceful and a place to invest”.

Governor Wike also praised the President of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali for his decision to promote the hosting of the championship in Rivers State.

In his remarks, Minister of Sports, Hon Solomon Dalung said that wrestling is traditional to Nigeria, hence the country will continue to excel in the sport.

He commended Governor Wike for his investments in the development of Sports, noting that the facilities put in place for the competition are world class.

The Minister said that over 700 athletes, 300 officials, 24 states and 12 Wrestling Clubs are participating in the Governor Wike National Wrestling Championship.

He said while most states have neglected sports, Rivers State Governor is promoting sports, thereby enhancing social cohesion.

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RIVERS STATE LEADING THE TRAIL IN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT – BRO. OBUAH

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…Bags Patron, Nigeria Football Supporters Club

The Founder/Sole Sponsor of Go-Round Football Club of Omoku, Bro. Felix Obuah has described Governor Nyesom Wike as a pillar of sports who has exceeded the expectations of Rivers people and Nigerians at large in the development of sports.

Bro. Obuah who stated this while receiving members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rivers State Chapter who visited him in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Tuesday to bestow on him a Patron of the Club, pointed at the array of Governor Wike’s projects and investments in the area of sports.

According to the Go-Round FC boss, the ongoing move to establish the Real Madrid Football Academy is a case in point which has once again put Governor Wike in the annals of history.

He described the Real Madrid Football Academy as a master-stroke and trail blazer targeted to put Rivers State on the world soccer map.

Bro. Obuah said it is very rare to find a Governor who despite the ongoing economic recession, would find time to place premium in sports development, noting that such action clearly marks Governor Wike out from his contemporaries.

“Governor Wike is truly a sports loving Governor. He has really demonstrated his passion for sports and I make bold to say that he has exceeded our expectations with lofty investments in football and other sports.

“He is setting the standard in all fronts and creating a great future for both the youths and the unborn to explore their God-given talents and posterity would continue to celebrate him as No. 1 sports lover in the State”, said Bro. Obuah.

The Go-Round FC owner whose club recently gained promotion to the elite Nigerian Professional Football League commended the Rivers branch of Nigeria Football Supporters Club for honouring him as a Patron and promised to give them the needed support at the appropriate time.

He also praised the group for their moral boosting support towards teams like Dolphins FC, Rivers Angels and Go-Round FC of Omoku. Continue reading

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WIKE SEALS DEAL TO ESTABLISH REAL MADRID ACADEMY IN THE STATE, MEETS WITH RONALDO, SERGIO RAMOS

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Governor Wike with Real Madrid player, Christiano Ronaldo in Spain

In continuation of the process for the setting up of a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club.

The governor met with officials of the club, Football Megastar, Cristano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos where further modalities were discussed.

Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection tour by the State Commissioner of Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye and Former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amiesimaka.

Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma and officials of Real Madrid led Governor Wike and his entourage on a guided tour of the Real Madrid Training Facility.

In the meeting with Real Madrid Stars, Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, Governor Wike said that the objective of setting up the Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State is to develop stars that would rule the world in the nearest future

” We are using football as one of the key empowerment programmes for the next generation. We want to grow international football stars from a tender age.

” We will tap from the experience and exposure of Real Madrid and their stars. This is a project that will revolutionise football in Rivers State and Nigeria,”, Governor Wike noted.

He assured that the Academy to be established in the state will be of international standard and will take into consideration the education of the children.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos lauded Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the game of football. Continue reading

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RIVERS STATE GOVT/REAL MADRID CAMPUS EXPERIENCE TO FINALIZE PLANS FOR THE SETTING UP OF FOOTBALL ACADEMY

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As part of the process to set up a Football Academy that will be affiliated to Real Madrid Football Club of Spain, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Sunday afternoon held preparatory meeting with officials of Interact Sports and Real Madrid Campus Experience in Madrid.

The meeting is a prelude to Monday’s Tour of Real Madrid’s Training Facilities by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his team, which includes the State Commissioner of Sports, Boma Iyaye, Former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Majority Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Evans Bipi and Board Member of the Rivers State Senior Secondary School Board, Chief Hanny Woko.

Governor Wike said that the setting up of the Football Academy is in the interest of the state as it aims to groom the next generation of stars.

He said: “What we are doing is in the interest of the Rivers State. This football academy which will be the first of its kind will groom stars, empower youths and create wealth for the state.

“Sports is big business and my administration intends to empower the next generation through sports. That is why we are investing in different aspects of sports. By next February, we will host the African Wrestling Championship. ”

Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye said that the modalities for the establishment of the Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy will be finalised on Monday.

Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma said that the group is happy to be working with the Rivers State Government to actualise the goal of setting up the academy.

Kazma assured football stakeholders that the academy will be run in line with international best practices to groom footballers who will graduate to become international stars.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
Electronic Media.
15th October,2017.

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WIKE INAUGURATES LOC FOR 2018 AFRICAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2018 African Wrestling Championship, which will hold in Port Harcourt next February.

Inaugurating the committee at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike charged members to organise a world class event.

He said: “This competition is important to Rivers State. Give it all it takes. I urge you to start working immediately.

“Make sure that all the requirements are put in place for the championship. I will personally work to ensure that we have other sponsors for the event “.

The governor explained that the African Wrestling Championship will be given top priority in the coming four months, as it will effectively showcase Nigeria and Rivers State.

He urged the committee to work directly with security agencies to ensure that there is no security breach during the African Wrestling Championship.

Governor Wike specifically charged the Vice Chairman of the Local Organising Committee and President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Mr Daniel Igali to bring his experience and expertise to the table for the success of the event.

Responding on behalf of the committee, Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye assured the governor that the committee will deliver on its mandate.

He said that the committee will conduct a hitch-free African Wrestling Championship that everyone will be proud of.

The following are members of the Local Organising Committee inaugurated by Governor Wike:
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MONEY MAN MAYWEATHER HAS CASHED OUT AFTER BEATING CONOR MCGREGOR

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Money Man Floyd Mayweather cashed out $300 million after beating  UFC Champion Conor McGregor in the 10th round. It was a scintillating performance from the Moneyman, as his strategy played out. He took McGregor beyond short busty fights. The Irishman could not survive the stamina of Floyd Mayweather in the 10th round as he finally caved in. Mayweather was simply strategic in his fight with Conor

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