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Youth Ministry Opens Portal For App Development Challenge

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in Partnership with the Public and Private Sector has invited Nigerian youth to participate in a 60 Day App Development challenge aimed at engaging young Nigerians in the act of designing a mobile application to improve a range of processes and increase the ease of accessibility to services available to the citizenry.

The ministry said rationale behind the mobile app development challenge is to seamlessly connect and interact with persons making it a valuable tool for modern businesses and government.

It said the app submissions must solve a problem within the educational technology, Agricultural technology, Sport, Health, Financial technology and Telecommunication.

It also said there will Grand Prizes of N1 million for each wining innovation in all the six categories.

Also there will be Business Development training and more for the winning participants.

The submission website links is given as: noya.ng or www.youthandsport.gov.ng

The ministry said the submission date start on Wednesday 8th July, 2020 and shortlisted entries will be contacted by the evaluation committee.

Ronaldo Ends Free Kicks Success Draught

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally hit the back of the net from a free- kick spot for Juventus to end his over 40 attempts without a success.

The Juventus player who has been under criticism for poor free kick conversation rate put an impressive performance during Juventus 4-1 win against Torino by setting up Juan Cuadrado goal after Paulo Dybala had put the Old Lady in front in the derby match and later scored from the spot.

His first since arriving the club from Real Madrid in 2018.

Ronaldo with the goal became the first player to score 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since 1961 .

The 4 – 1 derby win over Torino was also notable for Gianluigi Buffon ’ s record- breaking 648 th Serie A appearance .

Ronaldo has now scored 46 free- kick goals at club level , with 32 for Real Madrid and 13 for Manchester United .

Kano Government Opens Viewing Centers As Europe’s Major Leagues Resume

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered the reopening of football viewing centres in the state as major leagues across Europe resume.

Ganduje announced the decision when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State chapter, paid him a courtesy call at his office, on Friday.

The association urged the governor to ease the lockdown order for the Centres.

The governor, who granted the request, also donated Forty Thousand (40,000) face masks for distribution at viewing centres in the state.

He urged them that as they gather youth in their viewing centres, they must make sure that they use it as a platform to create awareness among them on ways to help tame the pandemic.

The state chairman of the association, Sharu Rabi’u Ahlan commended governor Ganduje’s effort in curtailing the spread of the virus in the state and assured the government that all the guidelines given in line with the pandemic would be followed dutifully.

Chelsea Player Picks Nigeria Jollof Over Ghana

Chelsea hitman, Tammy Abraham has outlined his everyday activity as the lockdown continues although he has admitted cooking food has not been taking up any of his time.

The centre-forward appeared on the BBC’s Football Focus programme, detailed how he is remaining active as well as describing his downtime, and he gave his opinion on a well-known African food dish; Jollof rice.

On how he is and how he has been spending time, Abraham said: “I’m good. I’ve just been chilling – legs up, laid back and just been playing PlayStation all day – mixing it up playing FIFA, Call of Duty and Fortnite. I have come so close at winning on War Zone but I haven’t yet.”

He chose Fikayo Tomori as the team-mate he would most like to spend quarantine with due to their shared enthusiasm for playing Monopoly. There does however need to be greater physical activity than that from Abraham to maintain fitness.
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“We have a schedule from the club,” he confirmed. “You can mix it up if you really want to. It is going for a run, different types of run, upper-body sessions, lower-body sessions.

“I keep active and any time I have the chance to kick a ball around the house I always take advantage of that and it has been good I have been staying active and fit.”

But when it comes to nutrition, he had an admission to make.

“My sister or my mum or dad cook for me, I am lucky to have them in the house and not have to do it myself.”

Asked to choose between the Nigerian and Ghanaian versions of jollof rice and having been qualified to play for Nigeria through his father before committing his international future to England, his choice was of little surprise.

“Can I cook jollof? Absolutely not but my mum can, so probably the meal I have had most in quarantine has been jollof rice.
“The Nigeria version is my choice to be honest. The Ghanaian one is a little bit more spicy but it is about the flavours, not just about the spice, how it sits in your mouth, how it digests into your stomach.”

Haaland Makes History As Bundesliga Resumes

The setting may be unfamiliar with the German Bundesliga returning behind closed doors after a two-month coronavirus shutdown, but the identity of the day’s first goal-scorer was entirely familiar as Erling Braut Haaland put Borussia Dortmund ahead against Schalke.

Haaland who diverted a low Thorgan Hazard cross into the far corner of the net in the 29th minute made history for scoring the post-lockdown goal in the Bundesliga league.

It was a 10th goal in nine Bundesliga appearances for the prolific 19-year-old Norwegian striker, who moved to Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in the winter.

Usually, the scorer of the first goal in the Ruhr derby — one of the biggest fixtures in German football — could expect to be mobbed by his teammates.

Bundesliga results
Augsburg 1 – 2 Wolfsburg
Borussia D. 4 – 0 Schalke 04
Fortuna D. 0 – 0 SC Paderborn 07
Hoffenheim 0 – 3 Hertha BSC
R’Ballsport L. 1 – 1 Freiburg
Eintracht F. 1– 3 Borussia M.

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