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Why Corporates, Wealthy Nigerians Should Support TAF

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Tamilore Areola Foundation, (TAF) held its first report presentation and fundraising event on Saturday 19th of August 2023 at the Upper Pavilion, Ikeja Golf Club. It was a two-in-one event, with the TAF Charity Golf Tournament held earlier in the day.

The event was part of activities marking the second anniversary of the foundation and served as a platform to provide a comprehensive overview of the foundation’s two-year activities and presentation of future plans.

Established in honour of the late Tamilore Areola, who passed away due to terminal illness in 2020, the foundation was conceived with the purpose of carrying forward the admirable work that Tamilore had passionately pursued during her lifetime.

Being a faith-based foundation, the event opened with a soul-stirring praise and worship session, followed by a heartwarming message by Mr. Taiwo Oni, who shared a word of admonition tagged: “Show a Little Kindness.” Ikeja Golf Club Captain, Mr Shina Akinyemi, in his welcome address, emphasised how collective efforts can make a difference and change several lives in the country.

President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, and CEO of X3M Ideas, Mr. Steve Babaeko, delivered the keynote address of the day. His words resonated deeply, applauding the foundation’s unwavering dedication to charitable endeavours, healthcare initiatives, and empowerment through entrepreneurship. Babaeko gave an open invitation to join hands in making a lasting difference.

“Today, I stand as an advocate, I encourage you all to be part of this journey. Partner with TAF, donate to their course and volunteer your time and expertise. When we come together, we have the power to create waves of change that touch lives far and wide. Let us remember that empowering waves, impacting the world, one life at a time is not just a theme, but a call to action. Let’s be moved by the spirit of transformation that TAF embodies,” he said.

TAF co-founder, Jeffrey Adebayo took partners, donors and volunteers at the event through the two-year journey of the foundation. He highlighted how the foundation in the last two years, impacted over 800 lives under its Charity, New Path, and Isinmi Fund (healthcare) initiatives.

As contained in the report, the foundation, within two years, provided food and gift packs to over 600 people in Oworonshoki Community, Lagos and partnered with the Solid Teens and Youth Initiatives to reach out to The Children’s Correctional Centre in Mishin, Lagos, giving out food, clothing, books and other gift items.

Under its entrepreneurial development activities, TAF organised a free workshop on 25 March 2022 for young entrepreneurs seeking to improve their business strategies. A grant of N100,000 was given to two participants with the best business proposals. A two-day hands-on fashion workshop was also organised for 20 fashion enthusiasts in partnership with Lawiza Fashion, after which two outstanding participants were sponsored to a top fashion house in Lagos for a three-month course.

Under the ‘Startup to Scaleup’ initiative, TAF organised an ethical scaling and social media marketing session for startup entrepreneurs, with two participants receiving business grants of N100,000.00 each. Under Isinmi, TAF’s healthcare arm aimed at supporting cancer patients aged 25 years and below, the foundation supported a patient with N1,000,000.00 in financial assistance.

Jeffrey Adebayo the TAF co-founder of the foundation shared the foundation’s aspirations. He said with more support and funds, TAF will bolster administrative staffing and logistics to reach out to more less privileged individuals and communities.

Generous contributions were made by guess to further the foundation’s objectives for the upcoming year. The event concluded with the awarding of trophies to the winners of the golf tournament.

As the day drew to a close, attendees left with hearts full of inspiration and hope. The event showcased the incredible potential that lies within each act of kindness. The TAF report presentation and fundraising event was more than a gathering; it was a powerful reminder that together, we can ignite change, empower dreams, and transform lives.

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National Anti-Doping Bill 2024: Sports Minister applauds Tinubu’s foresightedness

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The Honourable Minister of Sports Development Senator John Owan Enoh salutes President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for placing premium on the National Anti-Doping Bill , thereby giving the Nation a reputation.

The transmission of the Anti-doping Bill 2024 to the National Assembly and the accelerated passage of same remains a landmark achievement of this administration. It is a show of the courageous and bold leadership of the president, a final and appropriate response to the perennial issues of doping that have characterized Nigeria’s relationship with the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA).

Senator John Owan Enoh the sports minister always made it clear that this administration was greeted with WADA issuing a notice to ban Nigeria from International Competitions which degenerated to the point that the agency took Nigeria to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Amidst other non-compliant issues, the main challenge was Nigeria’s inability to domesticate the National Anti-doping Law and setting up a National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) as part of its obligation having signed the international convention in 1999.

“ for years,the country has grappled with meeting up to the expectations of the World Anti-Doping Organization ,despite being a foundational signatory for 25 years.
Nigeria has been in the eye of the storm due to its inability to domesticate the Anti-Doping Law with the backing of parliament.
I must thank our sports loving president for his foresight immediately the issues were brought before him .His foresight and actions have put the country on the right path in sports.
I also appreciate the National Assembly for the passage of the bill ,consideration and approval of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters during plenary.
The county will no longer have doubts of its participation in global sporting events, eligibility to host sports competitions amongst other perennial issues” the Sports Minister said.

This welcome development comes weeks before the country’s participation at the Paris Olympics 2024.

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Bafana Bafana Must Fall, Sports Minister Charges Super Eagles

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Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, on Monday, rallied support of critical stakeholders and Nigerians for Finidi George,

With the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in full swing, the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has called on the Super Eagles to shift their focus from their recent African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and concentrate on the crucial task of securing a spot in the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles are set to face Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, and Senator Enoh stated that Nigeria must approach the tie as a make-or-break one, as victory will put the team back on track for qualification.

“The FIFA World Cup is the biggest showpiece in football,” Senator Enoh emphasized. “We cannot afford to miss out on the World Cup again. The disappointment of missing the last tournament, especially after the disappointing home match against the Black Stars, must drive us to ensure we qualify this time.”

Senator Enoh urged all stakeholders, including players, coaches, and support staff, to be fully committed to the qualification campaign. “All hands must be on deck to ensure the team qualifies for the World Cup,” he stressed. “I urge the players to get the job done in the first half of the game by scoring early goals, so they are not under pressure in the second half.”

“The upcoming match against South Africa is critical,” Senator Enoh said. “The players need to put the AFCON glory behind them and concentrate fully on this task. Early goals will be key to taking control of the game and ensuring a less pressured second half.”

Senator Enoh concluded by expressing confidence in the Super Eagles’ ability to rise to the occasion and secure a much-needed victory. “We have the talent, the passion, and the support of millions of Nigerians. Let’s channel that into a winning performance and take a significant step towards World Cup qualification.”

The match will kick off at 8 p.m. local time on Friday, June 7, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. Nigeria currently has two points from two games and sits third in their group of six teams.

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South Africa coach names Super Eagles winger as danger man ahead of WCQ

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South Africa coach, Hugo Broos, has named Super Eagles and Atalanta winger, Ademola Olajade Lookman as the danger man for Nigeria ahead of both teams’ clash this evening, Soccernet.ng reports.

Both sides met in the semi-final of the AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast, with the Super Eagles emerging victorious after 120 minutes of intense football. Stanley Nwabali was the hero, denying Bafana Bafana twice from twelve yards.

Lookman is a leading candidate for the CAF Player of the Year Award, after a stellar season with Atalanta, getting to the Copa Italia final, and scoring a hat-trick against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League final.

Broos, speaking in his presser ahead of their game against Nigeria, highlighted the Atalanta man as the threat for his side but admitted their focus as a team won’t be on the former Leicester City forward.

“Obviously, the (Nigeria) danger man is Ademola Lookman, but we are not focusing on that. We are focusing on our game, we have the ability and we have proven that at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire,” the Belgian said in quotes revealed by Score Nigeria.

Lookman is primed to step up for the Super Eagles of Nigeria against South Africa tonight, alongside Victor Boniface, after the Nigerian attackers enjoyed success with their European club sides this season.

Samuel Chukwueze is a doubt for Finidi George ahead of tonight’s game. The A.C. Milan right winger did not take part in the final training session of the Super Eagles.

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