Solomon Dalung

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Solomon Dalung told : “That this happened before the Olympics is evident that we are not prepared for the Olympics, because by now, countries going to the Olympics are busy with final preparations,” External link

punchng Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “I find the whole development ridiculous because before I left office, every federation had held their congresses, produced their constitutions and deposited them with the ministry. This is well captured in the handing over note,” External link

punchng Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung declared : “You see, if the International Olympic Committee had insisted, the world would’ve embarrassed the international body and it would have turned out to be that only Japan will be competing against themselves,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “I therefore commended the decision of both the Japanese organisers and IOC to shift the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “So, investigations is imperative but sanctions will be determined by the legal system and not the bureaucratic system where you appear before a committee and explain. It has to go beyond that because huge budgetary allocations were made and if they is no real impact to justify how they were spent, people should be made to account” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The population of youths in Nigeria is on the increase daily and we must do all in our capacity to empower them. These are the complex interests you are going to face but with prayers and determination you will finish well,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I am humbled to receive you at my residence today. It is a reflection of your humility, simplicity and sincerity. I will assist in anyway to ensure that you succeed because if you fail, it will reflect negatively on the capability of Nigerian youths especially in the eyes of elders,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The population of youths in Nigeria is on the increase daily and we must do all in our capacity to empower them. These are the complex interests you are going to face but with prayers and determination you will finish well,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I am humbled to receive you at my residence today. It is a reflection of your humility, simplicity and sincerity. I will assist in anyway to ensure that you succeed because if you fail, it will reflect negatively on the capability of Nigerian youths especially in the eyes of elders,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “One of the challenges I faced, which is quite unfortunate, is the Nigeria Football Federation crisis. I was committed to seeing how to end that crisis. I sought for justice and understanding. I believe that throughout the crisis, there was no decision that I took that was for personal interest” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, July 26, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Nigerians are also supporting you with prayers, including moral and financial support. I and other members of the Federal Government delegation will also be on ground to cheer you to the finals. I congratulate you on your victory against South Africa and I wish you success in your next game” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This success, apart from writing a chapter in the annals of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, is, more importantly, an indicator of the possibility of an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020,” External link

sunnewsonline Saturday, June 1, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Did we steal money from them? Did we ask them to transfer money to us? They transferred money to us, they confirmed the transaction to us, then after two months, they woke up from slumber,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Friday, May 31, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This race has projected Nigeria’s name in positive light and I am appealing for more corporate involvement in the years ahead,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Did we steal money from them? Did we ask them to transfer money to us? They transferred money to us, they confirmed the transaction to us, then after two months, they woke up from slumber,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “I think those promoting this are trying to cry blue murder; I think they are just enemies of this country and we should ask questions,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “For one, just before the World Cup, Nigeria was ranked fifth on FIFA rankings, the highest any African country has attained till date. The team had just won the African Cup of Nations for their fatherland,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 27, 2019 10:20:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I think Nigeria has been unfairly treated because the issue has been painted and promoted as if there was any wrongdoing on the part of Nigeria,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I think Nigeria has been unfairly treated because the issue has been painted and promoted as if there was any wrongdoing on the part of Nigeria,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung insisted : “What you are still discussing is from a letter that I saw on social media and like I said, I don’t’ react to what is not before me. If any board is saying anything, when it is brought before me, I will now take it up,” “The account of the AFN is not controlled by the Ministry of Sports, we are not signatories to it,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This success, apart from writing a chapter in the annals of Nigeria Wrestling Federation history, is more importantly an indicator of the possibility of an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020,” External link

nan Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “In the last three and half years under my watch, the nation has been able to win over 700 medals in all the competition we participated in,” External link

nigerianobservernews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The President needs to be in the picture of this urgent demands as he transits to another administration by May 29th,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The successes and achievements of the NBBF under the present board have validated our decision. The achievements are there for all to see,” External link

nan Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I appeal to you to extend a hand of fellowship to aggrieved stakeholders and explore avenues to reach out to them because they are still stakeholders and partners,” External link

nan Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung asked : “It is normal to disagree, but do you have to destroy what you want to govern because of your disagreement?” External link

nan Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This year is a very busy year. We have the African Games in Morocco, Basketball World Cup in China, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers, the Women’s World Cup in France, the Africa Cup of Nations and so many more. All these need heavy funding. We are appealing to NASS to appropriate adequate funds for Nigeria’s sportsmen and women to compete without hindrance in these upcoming competitions,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “When youths are positively engaged, there will be a reduction in incidences of crime and delinquency, which are factors inimical to national development efforts,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “When youths are positively engaged, there will be a reduction in incidences of crime and delinquency, which are factors inimical to national development efforts,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “In the last three and half years under my watch, the nation has been able to win over 700 medals in all the competition we participated in,” External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This is to give them a sense of belonging and also recognising their contributions,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I believe that one of the challenges of sports development is what I refer to as the ‘Theory of abandonment’. Once you are out of the system you are not associated with the sports family but once in a while, your experience is tapped into for the benefit of sports development. So, I came up with the policy thrust of appointing former sports administrators and former ministers to serve in such capacity so that we can benefit from their wealth of experience. This is to give them a sense of belonging and also recognize their contributions,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This is to give them a sense of belonging and also recognise their contributions,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, March 4, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria,” External link

thisdayonline Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I think we should begin to pay more attention to Women’s football especially after bringing so many laurels to the country,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, February 8, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I have no fears in the capability of Edo State to provide and even surpass the requirements,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 8, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Jide created a platform to support athletes and stimulate performance through his mobilization of training funds to assist athletes. This made us to look forward to a better podium performance in the years ahead. Today, the curtains have been drawn on that project. Jide was a dedication journalist who went far to uphold the truth. He was a fighter, fearless, thorough and an epitome of investigative journalism while contributing immensely to grassroots sports development. I pray that God will receive him and give his wife and family the fortitude to bear this loss,” External link

leadership Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This crisis cannot be solved with a temporary measure or scratched on the surface. The intervention of the Vice President should not be viewed as different from an attempt to abate an escalating situation,” External link

leadership Monday, January 7, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We are sick and tired of people who represent us for years with nothing to show,” External link

leadership Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We are sick and tired of people who represent us for years with nothing to show for it,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We are sick and tired of people who represent us for years with nothing to show,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:08:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “If the selection was based on political sentiments, I would have given it to Gov. El Rufai of Kaduna state but he has elections in 2019 just like Gov. Okowa. If it was an APC agenda, I would have given it to Gov Rochas Okorocha but he is a terminal governor. He may collect the hosting rights and the in-coming governor may not be interested in it so I decided that the state that will get the rights will have no election in 2019 so that he can concentrate on the National Sports Festival including budgeting for it” External link

peoplesdaily-online Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:36:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “If the selection was based on political sentiments, I would have given it to Gov. El Rufai of Kaduna state but he has elections in 2019 just like Gov. Okowa. If it was an APC agenda, I would have given it to Gov Rochas Okorocha but he is a terminal governor. He may collect the hosting rights and the in- coming governor may not be interested in it so I decided that the state that will get the rights will have no election in 2019 so that he can concentrate on the National Sports Festival including budgeting for it” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:50:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Despite the short preparation, adequate arrangements were made to ensure the success of the festival,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, December 17, 2018 6:49:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Sports is the No.1 employer of labour in the world and if any country needs sports to engage and empower the youth that country is Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:01:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Whatever we are investing in, whether infrastructure or the economy, sports is the institution that supports the unity required for those investments to flourish,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, December 7, 2018 9:29:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “Abandoning it for that long was a disservice and we hope once it regains consistency, the private sector will come in to support us,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, December 7, 2018 9:29:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “And today we have secretaries of federations, sport administrators and presidents, these are the key actors involved in identification, training, nurturing and presentation of athletes. They must be familiar with the rules first,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:31:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Finally, we will also ensure that government makes funds available on time. That has been why the budget for the competition has since been sent to the president for a special intervention so that government can make provision for some of the funds we need for training now before other things can come up,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:31:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We have a conservative budget of about N3 billion but out of that N3 billion, FIFA is going to raise about N900 million, our sponsors and partners are also going to put about N600 million, government will conservatively raise about N2 billion or N2.5 billion to compliment,” External link

sunnewsonline Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:19:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “They must be familiar with the rules first. Sometimes, some of them encourage these young and innocent athletes to take some of the prohibited drugs just to ensure that they win at all cost,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:12:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This place will be opened to Nigerians for competitions, training and leisure. And so we will hand it over to managers,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:39:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung concluded : “We are committed and we shall do everything possible to promote the image and integrity of Nigeria,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:37:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung concluded : “We are committed and we shall do everything possible to promote the image and integrity of Nigeria,” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, October 16, 2017 4:14:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “With the conducive environment already in place and tax waivers being given to indigenous investors and businesses by the Federal Government, companies should now be more encouraged to partner with the sports federations and sportsmen for better development,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung noted : “We saw what Zambia did to Algeria on match day 4 of the world cup series and we cannot afford to be complacent against a team who will be desperate to make a difference,” External link

dailytrust Friday, October 6, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I am pleased with the Super Eagles and the NFF,” External link

dailypost Friday, September 8, 2017 12:13:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : "I am pleased with the Super Eagles and the NFF," External link

dailytrust Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung told : “So we got the opportunity handy and had received them and for those we have not been able to do, we will still do it at the appropriate time knowing too well that this government is always committed to receiving and honouring our athletes whenever they make the country proud,” External link

dailyindependentnig Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “For a distinguished Senator to make such sweeping statements about a Minister in the media is dishonorable. If the Senator has personally tried and condemned me before my appearance for a hearing, then I should be reported to EFCC for investigation. I don’t have to appear at the National Assembly to defend myself anymore since I’ve already been tried and found guilty by one man,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, August 14, 2017 1:11:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung told ( about Melvin Pinnick ) : “The board reaffirmed its earlier decision mandating Pinnick to contest for an executive position in CAF, and we collectively wish the president well in his bid and pray for his success. On the issue of the position of Nigeria, the board also mandated the president, who is a delegate at the election, to exercise his vote in the interest of Nigeria,” External link

herald Monday, March 6, 2017 11:02:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung warned : “All those aspiring to the various offices of CAF are doing so as individuals and advised not to use their positions or name of Nigeria to unduly promote their political ambitions at the expense of national interest,” External link

leadership Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:34:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The NYSC has contributed significantly to the promotion of national unity. l often wonder whether Nigeria will still exist without the NYSC,” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:09:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung argued : "We must recognise those who have given their best yesterday for us to have our today" External link

dailytrust Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:01:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “All federations including the NFF should avail the Ministry of their programs for the year to enable the government to plan and scrutinize for intervention appropriately. Failing to do so on time will mean forfeiting contingent arrangements for those programs and federations should not fall back to blackmail the government,” External link

dailytrust Monday, January 2, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “The Ministry of Youth and Sports wants to make it clear that Nigeria has not endorsed anybody to contest. The Ministry will constitute a committee to screen and recommend to government, a suitable candidate who will represent Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Friday, December 23, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung added ( about Secretary General ) : “I received a communique of the Congress which referred to my action as uninformed. Instead of providing me with the minutes, the Congress went ahead to endorse its president, two weeks after its Secretary General had sent a letter of his nomination to CAF,” External link

dailytrust Friday, December 23, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “In addition, a reputable audit firm should be appointed urgently to check the account books of the federation to ensure that funds are judiciously expended. The audit report must be made public to promote transparency, build credibility and enhance your market value,” External link

nationalmirroronline Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “According to the report, FIFA has withheld all development funds to Nigeria for lack of proper documentation of $802,000 out of the funds released to NFF,” External link

dailyindependentnig Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:26:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “450million (Naira) was appropriated for the Olympics and we spent far far far beyond that; so monies that were given to the federation could not have been monies meant for Olympics,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, December 19, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung replied : “The funds ‘spended were properly spended’ because we got them from intervention funds from Mr. President” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, December 19, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
barrister15.76%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
sports barrister2.47%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
minister of interior0.07%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
minister of sports8.06%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
minister25.85%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
sports minister25.71%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
youth and sports minister2.69%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
minister of youth and sports11.40%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
government and sports minister0.07%EN11/05/201705/11/2017
minister of youth and sport0.58%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
chairman of the senate0.15%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister of sports and youth0.15%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
minister for youth and sports0.22%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
sports development barrister0.07%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
current sports minister0.15%EN08/12/201712/08/2017
ministre des sports0.22%FR03/14/201714/03/2017
minister of sports and social development0.07%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
minister of sport0.51%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
minister for sports0.73%EN01/28/201728/01/2017
ncc head0.07%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
nigerian sports minister1.16%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
ministre nigérian des sports0.07%FR12/15/201615/12/2016
youth and sport minister0.07%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
comptroller0.07%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
governor0.07%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
cabinet minister0.07%EN11/09/201609/11/2016
chairman of the lagos0.15%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
minister of defence0.07%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
sports development minister0.15%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
youth minister0.44%EN08/13/201613/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Solomon DalungEN98.51%
Solomon DalungFR1.49%


 
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Solomon Dalung

Last updated on 2017-10-18T01:05+0300.

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Solomon Dalung told : “That this happened before the Olympics is evident that we are not prepared for the Olympics, because by now, countries going to the Olympics are busy with final preparations,” External link

punchng Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “I find the whole development ridiculous because before I left office, every federation had held their congresses, produced their constitutions and deposited them with the ministry. This is well captured in the handing over note,” External link

punchng Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung declared : “You see, if the International Olympic Committee had insisted, the world would’ve embarrassed the international body and it would have turned out to be that only Japan will be competing against themselves,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “I therefore commended the decision of both the Japanese organisers and IOC to shift the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “So, investigations is imperative but sanctions will be determined by the legal system and not the bureaucratic system where you appear before a committee and explain. It has to go beyond that because huge budgetary allocations were made and if they is no real impact to justify how they were spent, people should be made to account” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The population of youths in Nigeria is on the increase daily and we must do all in our capacity to empower them. These are the complex interests you are going to face but with prayers and determination you will finish well,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I am humbled to receive you at my residence today. It is a reflection of your humility, simplicity and sincerity. I will assist in anyway to ensure that you succeed because if you fail, it will reflect negatively on the capability of Nigerian youths especially in the eyes of elders,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The population of youths in Nigeria is on the increase daily and we must do all in our capacity to empower them. These are the complex interests you are going to face but with prayers and determination you will finish well,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I am humbled to receive you at my residence today. It is a reflection of your humility, simplicity and sincerity. I will assist in anyway to ensure that you succeed because if you fail, it will reflect negatively on the capability of Nigerian youths especially in the eyes of elders,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “One of the challenges I faced, which is quite unfortunate, is the Nigeria Football Federation crisis. I was committed to seeing how to end that crisis. I sought for justice and understanding. I believe that throughout the crisis, there was no decision that I took that was for personal interest” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, July 26, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Nigerians are also supporting you with prayers, including moral and financial support. I and other members of the Federal Government delegation will also be on ground to cheer you to the finals. I congratulate you on your victory against South Africa and I wish you success in your next game” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This success, apart from writing a chapter in the annals of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, is, more importantly, an indicator of the possibility of an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020,” External link

sunnewsonline Saturday, June 1, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Did we steal money from them? Did we ask them to transfer money to us? They transferred money to us, they confirmed the transaction to us, then after two months, they woke up from slumber,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Friday, May 31, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This race has projected Nigeria’s name in positive light and I am appealing for more corporate involvement in the years ahead,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Did we steal money from them? Did we ask them to transfer money to us? They transferred money to us, they confirmed the transaction to us, then after two months, they woke up from slumber,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “I think those promoting this are trying to cry blue murder; I think they are just enemies of this country and we should ask questions,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “For one, just before the World Cup, Nigeria was ranked fifth on FIFA rankings, the highest any African country has attained till date. The team had just won the African Cup of Nations for their fatherland,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 27, 2019 10:20:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I think Nigeria has been unfairly treated because the issue has been painted and promoted as if there was any wrongdoing on the part of Nigeria,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I think Nigeria has been unfairly treated because the issue has been painted and promoted as if there was any wrongdoing on the part of Nigeria,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung insisted : “What you are still discussing is from a letter that I saw on social media and like I said, I don’t’ react to what is not before me. If any board is saying anything, when it is brought before me, I will now take it up,” “The account of the AFN is not controlled by the Ministry of Sports, we are not signatories to it,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This success, apart from writing a chapter in the annals of Nigeria Wrestling Federation history, is more importantly an indicator of the possibility of an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020,” External link

nan Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “In the last three and half years under my watch, the nation has been able to win over 700 medals in all the competition we participated in,” External link

nigerianobservernews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The President needs to be in the picture of this urgent demands as he transits to another administration by May 29th,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The successes and achievements of the NBBF under the present board have validated our decision. The achievements are there for all to see,” External link

nan Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I appeal to you to extend a hand of fellowship to aggrieved stakeholders and explore avenues to reach out to them because they are still stakeholders and partners,” External link

nan Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung asked : “It is normal to disagree, but do you have to destroy what you want to govern because of your disagreement?” External link

nan Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This year is a very busy year. We have the African Games in Morocco, Basketball World Cup in China, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers, the Women’s World Cup in France, the Africa Cup of Nations and so many more. All these need heavy funding. We are appealing to NASS to appropriate adequate funds for Nigeria’s sportsmen and women to compete without hindrance in these upcoming competitions,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “When youths are positively engaged, there will be a reduction in incidences of crime and delinquency, which are factors inimical to national development efforts,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “When youths are positively engaged, there will be a reduction in incidences of crime and delinquency, which are factors inimical to national development efforts,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “In the last three and half years under my watch, the nation has been able to win over 700 medals in all the competition we participated in,” External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This is to give them a sense of belonging and also recognising their contributions,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I believe that one of the challenges of sports development is what I refer to as the ‘Theory of abandonment’. Once you are out of the system you are not associated with the sports family but once in a while, your experience is tapped into for the benefit of sports development. So, I came up with the policy thrust of appointing former sports administrators and former ministers to serve in such capacity so that we can benefit from their wealth of experience. This is to give them a sense of belonging and also recognize their contributions,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This is to give them a sense of belonging and also recognise their contributions,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, March 4, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria,” External link

thisdayonline Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I think we should begin to pay more attention to Women’s football especially after bringing so many laurels to the country,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, February 8, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I have no fears in the capability of Edo State to provide and even surpass the requirements,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 8, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Jide created a platform to support athletes and stimulate performance through his mobilization of training funds to assist athletes. This made us to look forward to a better podium performance in the years ahead. Today, the curtains have been drawn on that project. Jide was a dedication journalist who went far to uphold the truth. He was a fighter, fearless, thorough and an epitome of investigative journalism while contributing immensely to grassroots sports development. I pray that God will receive him and give his wife and family the fortitude to bear this loss,” External link

leadership Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This crisis cannot be solved with a temporary measure or scratched on the surface. The intervention of the Vice President should not be viewed as different from an attempt to abate an escalating situation,” External link

leadership Monday, January 7, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We are sick and tired of people who represent us for years with nothing to show,” External link

leadership Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We are sick and tired of people who represent us for years with nothing to show for it,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We are sick and tired of people who represent us for years with nothing to show,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:08:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “If the selection was based on political sentiments, I would have given it to Gov. El Rufai of Kaduna state but he has elections in 2019 just like Gov. Okowa. If it was an APC agenda, I would have given it to Gov Rochas Okorocha but he is a terminal governor. He may collect the hosting rights and the in-coming governor may not be interested in it so I decided that the state that will get the rights will have no election in 2019 so that he can concentrate on the National Sports Festival including budgeting for it” External link

peoplesdaily-online Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:36:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “If the selection was based on political sentiments, I would have given it to Gov. El Rufai of Kaduna state but he has elections in 2019 just like Gov. Okowa. If it was an APC agenda, I would have given it to Gov Rochas Okorocha but he is a terminal governor. He may collect the hosting rights and the in- coming governor may not be interested in it so I decided that the state that will get the rights will have no election in 2019 so that he can concentrate on the National Sports Festival including budgeting for it” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:50:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Despite the short preparation, adequate arrangements were made to ensure the success of the festival,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, December 17, 2018 6:49:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Sports is the No.1 employer of labour in the world and if any country needs sports to engage and empower the youth that country is Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:01:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Whatever we are investing in, whether infrastructure or the economy, sports is the institution that supports the unity required for those investments to flourish,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, December 7, 2018 9:29:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “Abandoning it for that long was a disservice and we hope once it regains consistency, the private sector will come in to support us,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, December 7, 2018 9:29:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “And today we have secretaries of federations, sport administrators and presidents, these are the key actors involved in identification, training, nurturing and presentation of athletes. They must be familiar with the rules first,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:31:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “Finally, we will also ensure that government makes funds available on time. That has been why the budget for the competition has since been sent to the president for a special intervention so that government can make provision for some of the funds we need for training now before other things can come up,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:31:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “We have a conservative budget of about N3 billion but out of that N3 billion, FIFA is going to raise about N900 million, our sponsors and partners are also going to put about N600 million, government will conservatively raise about N2 billion or N2.5 billion to compliment,” External link

sunnewsonline Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:19:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “They must be familiar with the rules first. Sometimes, some of them encourage these young and innocent athletes to take some of the prohibited drugs just to ensure that they win at all cost,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:12:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “This place will be opened to Nigerians for competitions, training and leisure. And so we will hand it over to managers,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:39:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung concluded : “We are committed and we shall do everything possible to promote the image and integrity of Nigeria,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:37:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung concluded : “We are committed and we shall do everything possible to promote the image and integrity of Nigeria,” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, October 16, 2017 4:14:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “With the conducive environment already in place and tax waivers being given to indigenous investors and businesses by the Federal Government, companies should now be more encouraged to partner with the sports federations and sportsmen for better development,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung noted : “We saw what Zambia did to Algeria on match day 4 of the world cup series and we cannot afford to be complacent against a team who will be desperate to make a difference,” External link

dailytrust Friday, October 6, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “I am pleased with the Super Eagles and the NFF,” External link

dailypost Friday, September 8, 2017 12:13:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : "I am pleased with the Super Eagles and the NFF," External link

dailytrust Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung told : “So we got the opportunity handy and had received them and for those we have not been able to do, we will still do it at the appropriate time knowing too well that this government is always committed to receiving and honouring our athletes whenever they make the country proud,” External link

dailyindependentnig Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “For a distinguished Senator to make such sweeping statements about a Minister in the media is dishonorable. If the Senator has personally tried and condemned me before my appearance for a hearing, then I should be reported to EFCC for investigation. I don’t have to appear at the National Assembly to defend myself anymore since I’ve already been tried and found guilty by one man,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, August 14, 2017 1:11:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung told ( about Melvin Pinnick ) : “The board reaffirmed its earlier decision mandating Pinnick to contest for an executive position in CAF, and we collectively wish the president well in his bid and pray for his success. On the issue of the position of Nigeria, the board also mandated the president, who is a delegate at the election, to exercise his vote in the interest of Nigeria,” External link

herald Monday, March 6, 2017 11:02:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung warned : “All those aspiring to the various offices of CAF are doing so as individuals and advised not to use their positions or name of Nigeria to unduly promote their political ambitions at the expense of national interest,” External link

leadership Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:34:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “The NYSC has contributed significantly to the promotion of national unity. l often wonder whether Nigeria will still exist without the NYSC,” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:09:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung argued : "We must recognise those who have given their best yesterday for us to have our today" External link

dailytrust Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:01:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung added : “All federations including the NFF should avail the Ministry of their programs for the year to enable the government to plan and scrutinize for intervention appropriately. Failing to do so on time will mean forfeiting contingent arrangements for those programs and federations should not fall back to blackmail the government,” External link

dailytrust Monday, January 2, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “The Ministry of Youth and Sports wants to make it clear that Nigeria has not endorsed anybody to contest. The Ministry will constitute a committee to screen and recommend to government, a suitable candidate who will represent Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Friday, December 23, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung added ( about Secretary General ) : “I received a communique of the Congress which referred to my action as uninformed. Instead of providing me with the minutes, the Congress went ahead to endorse its president, two weeks after its Secretary General had sent a letter of his nomination to CAF,” External link

dailytrust Friday, December 23, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “In addition, a reputable audit firm should be appointed urgently to check the account books of the federation to ensure that funds are judiciously expended. The audit report must be made public to promote transparency, build credibility and enhance your market value,” External link

nationalmirroronline Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung said : “According to the report, FIFA has withheld all development funds to Nigeria for lack of proper documentation of $802,000 out of the funds released to NFF,” External link

dailyindependentnig Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:26:00 AM EAT

Solomon Dalung stated : “450million (Naira) was appropriated for the Olympics and we spent far far far beyond that; so monies that were given to the federation could not have been monies meant for Olympics,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, December 19, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Solomon Dalung replied : “The funds ‘spended were properly spended’ because we got them from intervention funds from Mr. President” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, December 19, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
barrister15.76%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
sports barrister2.47%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
minister of interior0.07%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
minister of sports8.06%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
minister25.85%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
sports minister25.71%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
youth and sports minister2.69%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
minister of youth and sports11.40%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
government and sports minister0.07%EN11/05/201705/11/2017
minister of youth and sport0.58%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
chairman of the senate0.15%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister of sports and youth0.15%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
minister for youth and sports0.22%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
sports development barrister0.07%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
current sports minister0.15%EN08/12/201712/08/2017
ministre des sports0.22%FR03/14/201714/03/2017
minister of sports and social development0.07%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
minister of sport0.51%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
minister for sports0.73%EN01/28/201728/01/2017
ncc head0.07%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
nigerian sports minister1.16%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
ministre nigérian des sports0.07%FR12/15/201615/12/2016
youth and sport minister0.07%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
comptroller0.07%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
governor0.07%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
cabinet minister0.07%EN11/09/201609/11/2016
chairman of the lagos0.15%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
minister of defence0.07%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
sports development minister0.15%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
youth minister0.44%EN08/13/201613/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Solomon DalungEN98.51%
Solomon DalungFR1.49%


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