The Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) has announced plans to bestow on GOtv, sponsors of GOtv Boxing Night, with its biggest boxing award for continued support towards the development of boxing in the country.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, NBB of C President, at a press conference to announce GOtv Boxing Night 21, slated for 12 April at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
Ladipo lauded GOtv for remaining steadfast in the effort to revamp boxing in Nigeria, explaining that the scale of the sponsors’ investment in the sport is unprecedented. He also commended the organisers, Flykite Productions.
“We want to thank GOtv and Flykite for their continued organisation of GOtv Boxing Night. It is not easy to host 21 editions of this event year after year. It is a big deal that GOtv has invested so much resources to help develop boxing.
“For this, GOtv will receive the biggest award of the NBB of C for their major support of boxing in Nigeria,” he said.
Ladipo also called on other corporate organisations to emulate GOtv by supporting boxing promotions in the country.
“If only we have two or more corporate organisations doing what GOtv is doing, Nigerian boxing will be in a much better state. I am, therefore, using this medium to ask other organisations to support the development of Nigerian boxing,” he said.
GOtv Boxing Night 21 will be headlined by the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International lightweight title bout between Nigeria’s Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion and Ghana’s Emmanuel Quartey.
Also on the cards are the WBF Africa welterweight title between Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde of Nigeria, the WABU welterweight champion, and Mkwalekwa Salehe of Tanzania; and an international featherweight challenge bout between Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje of Nigeria, the national featherweight champion, and Moses Dodzi of Ghana.
There is also a national title fight as Sadiq “Happy Boy” Adeleke will square off against Tunde Olojede for the vacant national bantamweight title clash. Daniel “Big Shark” Emeka will be up against Segun “Success” Olanrewaju for a national light heavyweight challenge bout, while Alaba “Elyblow” Omotola will face Lateef Akintola in a national lightweight challenge contest.
The best boxer at the event will go home with the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.
GOtv Boxing Night 21 will be beamed live on Africa’s biggest sport channel, SuperSport, in 47 African countries.
The Senate on Wednesday passed into first reading a bill seeking to place a ban on the use of power generating sets in Nigeria.
The bill is titled: “Generating Set (Prohibition/Ban) Bill.”
It is sponsored by Senator Bima Muhammadu Emagi.
When the bill is passed into law, it will “prohibit usage of Generating Set in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The Kaduna State Government led by Malam Nasir El-Rufai has again appointed deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU). He succeeds the pioneer Chancellor, His Highness, Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who was appointed to the role in 2005.
A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim Housea and seen by meganews on Wednesday announced the new appointment.
The statement reads:
“On behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai is delighted to appoint His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University. In public life, His Highness has demonstrated a strong commitment to education.
“The Kaduna State Government has no doubt that as Chancellor, His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi, would provide symbolic and substantive leadership in raising the profile of KASU as an emerging centre of learning on the national and global level.
“This appointment of the new chancellor comes at an exciting moment for KASU which is transiting to a multicampus structure with presence across the state.
“HH Muhammadu Sanusi II replaces the pioneer Chancellor, HH Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who has served in that role since 2005. Governor El-Rufai has conveyed the profound appreciation of the government to HH Malam Tagwai Sambo for the long years of distinguished service to KASU and the state.
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai welcomes with gratitude the consent of His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi to serve as Chancellor of KASU and as Vice-Chairman of the board of KADIPA.
“The Kaduna State Government is grateful that HH Muhammadu Sanusi II continues to support and assist the realisation of the governance objectives of the Kaduna State Government.”
Governor El-Rufai had on Tuesday appointed the deposed Emir into the board of the Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), about 24 hours after he was removed as Emir of the ancient city.
A major event is set for inclusion in the country’s culture, entertainme
The event will open on 10 April with the Greater Lagos Inland Waterways Optimisation and Business Conference at the Eko Hotel and Suites. Expected at the conference, to be hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu
The second and final days of the event have been set aside for the Boat Regatta, which will feature traditional and contemporary marine vessel parade, displays and competitions at the Five Cowrie Creek. A family funfair and bazaar as well as live musical performances by top-tier local and international artistes at the Eko Atlantic City from Friday through Sunday.
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The Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival is expected to kick-start the economic development vision of Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu
The Kaduna State Government has appointed deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, into the board of the state Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), about 24 hours after he was removed as Emir of the ancient city.
A statement from the Governor’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday said that “the appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal member’s, other senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.”
The statement added that “Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles.
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development,’’ the statement added in parts.
According to the statement, Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, will chair the board, while His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II will be Vice-Chairman.
Other members of the board include Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Jimi Lawal, Senior Adviser and Counsellor and Aisha Dikko, the Attorney General of Kaduna State.
The KADIPA board also includes the Head of Service, Hajiya Bariatu Yusuf Mohammed, Commissioner of Business, Innovation and Technology, Idris Nyam, Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development, Fausat Ibikunle and Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commission, Thomas Gyang.
Other board members are the Director-General of Kaduna Geographic Information System (KADGIS), Altine Jibrin, Muhammad Hafiz Bayero, the Managing Director of Kaduna Market Development and Management Company, Farida Dankaka and Umma Aboki, the Executive Secretary of KADIPA.
“The Governor also said that he is confident that the new board, which contains the most senior officers of the state will further propel KADIPA to greater success in attracting investments to Kaduna State,” the statement read in part.
It also disclosed that the government carefully chose the external members to further reinforce the investment credentials of the state.
“El-Rufai has expressed his gratitude to members of the reconstituted board of KADIPA for agreeing to serve”.
It was another dreaded Tuesday evening in the Love Pad, as Aunty revealed the final list of couples nominated for possible check-out next week Sunday.
The couples: BOLAR, ROKSIE, CHIVIA, JELO and PRESHDAVID all made the nomination list on Sunday but following the show’s format, Aunty would at her discretion choose two couples to take part in a Monday Mission to test their unity, communication and resilience in a real-world scenario and then decide which couple deserves to be saved, based on their performance during those missions. For this week, Aunty nominated JELO and PRESHDAVID to go on the Monday Mission.
After the love guests watched a video of JELO and PRESHDAVID during their mission, Aunty proceeded to save PRESHDAVID as she was more pleased with their teamwork. Her decision automatically cemented JELO on the nomination list together with BOLAR, ROKSIE and CHIVIA.
Ultimate Love fans now have to vote and save their favorite couple(s) in the Love Pad. Voting opened 8pm WAT Tuesday and will close 10pm WAT Thursday, 12 March. Voting can be done via the Africa Magic website
– https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/ultimate-love/vote and the MyDStv and MyGOtv Apps where a total of 100 votes are available. Also, viewers in Nigeria on participating networks 9Mobile, Airtel & MTN can vote for their favourite couple by sending ‘VOTE’ and the ‘love couple name’ to ‘32052’.
Ultimate Love is live 24/7 on DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Confam and DStv Yanga packages on channel 198; and on GOtv Max and GOtv Jolli packages on channel 29.