A leader is unarguably defined as someone who bears an all round influence on his or her subjects.
Much to that, he takes every angle of their dwellings as his responsibility and is always ready to take glory of any positive development and negative.
Checking through the annals of sports development in Kwara State, one will be disappointed not to get hold of any impact of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi who was once a Minister of Youth and Sports.
As we speak, the current Minister of Youth and Sports in the country Sunday Dare, has been able to attract a youth and sports development centre to his hometown, organized different competitions from football, Table Tennis and Marathon with the view of giving back to the society and also empower the youth.
It’s quite unfortunate that today, Mallam Abdullahi can’t point to a single achievement to the development of the Ilorin Emirate in the angle of Sports development.
Why is it important to talk about this now? It has become necessary to elucidate the dossiers of the two major candidates vying to represent the good people of Kwara Central in the House of Senate in order to help the electorates make an informed decision when the election comes.
Against the run of Play, the disposition of Mallam Saliu Mustapha towards sports development recently has signalled a great future for the Emirate, which has over time been punching below her weights.
For the purpose of record, Saliu Mustapha lately single handedly threw the gate open for Kwarans to witness Kwara United’s last league game in the 2021 /2022 NPFL season and also paid the bonuses of all the players which boosted their morale to get continental ticket.
This gesture has not only propelled the team in their bid to become a top team in the country but has also handed them their age long dream of playing Continental games which was last played 11 years ago.
Surprisingly, Mallam Mustapha was also personally on ground to watch and cheer Kwara United at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, while Bolaji Abdullahi has never in any ways supported the Harmony Boys.
It must be noted that Kwara United is a team that brings all Kwarans together and one of the State’s assets they’re always proud of.
The last time Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi watched Kwara United’s match was in 2014 and his presence was not of any help considering how Kwara United were banished to Lokoja and eventually relegated to the lower division.
Ever since then, Bolaji Abdullahi has turned his back against developing or supporting anything Kwara Sports whether locally or nationally.
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT
Recently, the Turaki of Ilorin was a guest at the final of the football tournament organized by the 2022 Durbar Committee in which the monetary support given to the organisers has emboldened them to further their cause in developing the Sport at the grassroots level.
Similarly, Mallam Mustapha was also at the final of the Wesley football competition where he donated money to the organisers and promised to continue to support them.
One can’t also forget quickly how Mallam Mustapha bankrolled a soccer tournament as part of a long week activities for his official installation as the Turaki of Ilorin Emirate. The football competition is today a reference points as a platform where talented footballers were discovered all to the glory of Emirate.
To this end, the Turaki of Ilorin has given the electorates a clue of what abounds in his plans to turn things around not only in Sports but across all field of human endeavours in Kwara.
BREAKING: Ilebaye Wins BBNaija All Stars Edition
Following a suspense-filled evening, the grand finale of BBNaija All Stars commenced at 7 pm tonight.
Housemates were gradually eliminated from the competition, with Cross, Pere, and Adekunle being the first to exit. This led to an extraordinary situation where the top three remaining contestants were all female, marking a historic milestone within the Big Brother franchise.
The tension continued, and eventually, Ceec was evicted, leaving Mercy and Ilebaye as the final two housemates competing for the price money of N120 Million
In the end, it came down to Mercy and Ilebaye as the top two finalists, with Baye who emerged victorious as the winner of the BBNaija All Stars Edition
More to follow….
BREAKING: Jubilation across Nigeria as BUA Reduces Price Of Cement To N3,500
One of the major companies in Nigeria, BUA Group , has announced a reduction of ex-factory cement price to N3,500 per bag.
The company, which made this known in a statement on Sunday, said the reduction will take effect from 2 October, 2023.
The statement titled : ‘BUA Cement reduces ex-factory cement prices to N3,500/bag effective October 2, 2023’, reads in full :
“We refer to our previous pronouncements regarding our intent to reduce cement prices upon the completion of our new lines at the end of the year, in order to spur development in the building materials and infrastructure sectors.
As per the commitment made to reduce prices and following a periodic review of our operations for efficiency, the management of BUA Cement Plc wishes to announce and inform our esteemed customers, stakeholders, and the public that effective October 2, 2023, we have decided to bring the price reduction forward. As a result, BUA Cement would now be sold at an ex-factory* price of 3,500 Naira per bag so that Nigerians can begin to enjoy the benefits of the price reduction before the completion of our plants.
Upon completion of the ongoing construction of our new plants, which would increase our production volumes to 17million metric tonnes per annum, BUA Cement PLC intends to review these prices further in line with our earlier pronouncements by the first quarter of 2024.
NOTE: all pending, undelivered orders which had been paid for at the old prices will be reviewed downwards to N3500/bag in line with the new pricing from October 2, 2023. Our licensed dealers are also enjoined to ensure that end-users benefit from this reduction in ex-factory prices as we will monitor field sales to ensure compliance
Martinez makes history after coming off bench to score four goals in Serie A
Lautaro Martinez scored four goals for Inter Milan against Salernitana- as a second half substitute.
The Argentine came onto the field in the 55th minute of the game with the scores level at 0-0. The World Cup winner scored four in the next 30 minutes, as Inter eventually ran out 4-0 winners.
Martinez subsequently became the first-ever player in the Serie A to score four goals in a game as a substitute.
Inter have bounced back from their 2-1 defeat against Sassuolo on Thursday, October 27 which saw them drop points for the first time this season. Thanks to Lautaro, Inter will maintain their spot as Serie A leaders.
Inter will now play host to Benfica in the second matchday of the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, October 3.
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