AFCON 2024: Sports Minister Hails Eagles Over Defeat Of Angola

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – The Minister of Youth Development. Senator John Owan Enoh has commended the Super Eagles over their superlative performance against Angola at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Abidjan. Enoh who said that Super Eagles’ performance is a reflection of the “can do“ Nigerian spirit, urged the team to Keep conquering their opponents, adding that their due is covered. The Minister who disclosed this on his X account said: My dear Nigeria Super Eagles, today I watched you soar. I saw in your game the determination and zest to conquer the continent again. There is indeed great jubilation back home, we jubilate as compatriots who believe absolutely in the “can do“ Nigerian spirit. As our President, H.E Bola Tinubu GCFR said to you this morning via our zoom call, he is immensely proud of you, so are the rest of us. You have given us cause to rejoice and have very proud Nigerian moments. Keep conquering your opponents. Your due is covered. You can win this cup, you are a galaxy of stars who embody …

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Tanya Okpala: John Enoh Hails Anambra Govt For Swift Intervention

…Says Sports Ministry will take action because Tanya was once a tennis player of repute By Chris Udochukwu Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has commended the Governor of Anambra State, H E Charles Soludo and his team for the swift intervention in the case of Tanya Okpala. Enoh also assured that the Sports Ministry will take action in line with the ministry’s six-point agenda of “WAIFAR”, with the W for activating and enabling a WELFARE system that caters to serving and retired athletes. The Sports minister who gave the assurance via X account, recalled that Okpala Tanya was once a tennis player of repute who has played in a lot of tennis tournaments. She represented Nigeria and the African continent and won laurels to her name. She was a tennis junior’s champion who played at the highest level and was ranked number one at the time. According to Enoh, “The viral video of Okpala Tanya is disturbing, to say the least. I spoke with Tanya’s father who briefed me on her current condition and the genesis of …

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CHA Scribe charges new Sports Minister to create veritable platform for all sports

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Secretary General, Commonwealth Handball Association (CHA) Saidu Jibril Ojih (FNIQS) has tasked the Sports Development Minister, Senator John Enoh to create a veritable platform for all sports to loving Nigerians’ the country. CHA while congratulating Senator Enoh on his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) and naming sports as a ministry against its previous nomenclature (Youth & Sports Development) believes the minister cannot afford to toe the line of his predecessors. “ Senator John Enoh has a reputation to protect. He has a name that became pronounced when he was at the 8th National Assembly, hence he will be bringing a wealth of administrative and legislative expertise to this new mandate of policy formulation by the executives”… He is now a Sports Development Minister, not of a Youth or football or athletics Ministry. Devolving strategic policy.

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Meet Nigeria’s new Sports Minister, John Enoh

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday appointed the Cross River State-born politician, Senator John Enoh, as the Minister of Sports Development. It was reported that the Federal Government also separated the Ministry of Sports Development from Youth, unlike what was obtained under previous administrations. A former member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Momoh, who is from Edo State, is now the head of the new Ministry of Youth. Some stakeholders in the sports sector on Wednesday expressed shock over Enoh’s appointment. However, here are a few things to know about the newly appointed sports minister: Enoh was born in 1966, in the Agbokim Waterfall community of Cross River State and is married to Rachel Owan-Enoh with children. Enoh served as a Senator representing the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State in the 8th Assembly of the Senate. He was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party until May 2017 when he switched to the ruling All Progressives Congress. In 2019, he contested the governorship election in Cross River State under the APC but was unsuccessful. Enoh holds a Bachelor …

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