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  •  Stallions Men Hockey Club of Lagos on Friday in Abuja defeated Yobe Desert Rollers of Damaturu 2 1 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation NHF Super League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that they defeated their Yobe counterparts 2 1 in the last game of the day to qualify for classifications round match The victory hellip
    Hockey: Stallions win two matches, qualify for classifications round
     Stallions Men Hockey Club of Lagos on Friday in Abuja defeated Yobe Desert Rollers of Damaturu 2 1 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation NHF Super League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that they defeated their Yobe counterparts 2 1 in the last game of the day to qualify for classifications round match The victory hellip
    Hockey: Stallions win two matches, qualify for classifications round
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    Hockey: Stallions win two matches, qualify for classifications round

    Stallions Men Hockey Club of Lagos on Friday in Abuja defeated Yobe Desert Rollers of Damaturu 2-1 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) Super League.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that  they defeated their Yobe counterparts 2-1 in the last game of the day to qualify for classifications round match.

    The victory match, played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, saw the stallions advancing to the round on Match Day seven.

    They stamped their authority on the game as early as in the 30th minute, through Ayomide Usman who powered a penalty corner.

    The Yobe Desert Rollers fought back but they were unable to penetrate the tight Stallions’ defence.

    Quamdeen Bello of stallions doubled the lead in the 37th minute to put Stallions in firm control of the initially cagey game.

    The physical Yobe men fought back with some penetrating runs from the midfield.

    Before, Michael Agbaegbu of Yobe Rollers, eventually converted their chances in front of goal through penalty corners to have a point at 2-1.

    Both teams rallied hard to put more goals up in the game and that brought conclusions to the game at 2-1.

    Earlier, Stallions defeated their Lagos counterparts South West 2-0 before venturing to play against Yobe Desert Rollers.

    In spite of beating the Desert men, they will still face each other in classifications round on Saturday for the fifth place and sixth place positions.

    But on the Match Day 7 of the competition, Stallions now have three wins, one draw, three losses and placed fifth position of the log with 10 points and -2 goal difference.

    Yobe Rollers won one, drew two and lost four and are in the sixth position with -5 goal difference.

    After the match, Sunday Ogunruku, the Captain of Stallions, said the team didn’t come to settle for fifth and sixth place in the tournament rather than first position, but when the table turned around, there was no choice .

    “ I am impressed with my team’s performance. It was an opportunity for the team to play in the tournament.

    “We are building our team for future development.

    “ Our goal right from the onset of this championship is to make it to the final but we couldn’t afterall; I am happy we were able to achieving something in the tournament,” he said.

    He said his  team trained together, but suffered the greatest defeats in the first two matches in the competition .

    “ Though  our kick-off was slow, due to fatigue of traveling long distance and we started to adjust gradually and we were able to reach the stage we are today,” he said.

    He said the team’s performance was better than that of the previous game.

    “ As faith will have it , we are going to play the fifth and sixth place match on Saturday with Yobe Desert Rollers. We will work hard and we are determined to win,” he said.

    In the other men’s category of the competition, Yobe Desert Rollers lost to Police Machine 1-3; Kada Stars beat Niger Flickers 2-0; IGP flickers beat Delta ForceI  3-1 and Stallions beat South West 2-0.

    In the women’s category of the competition, Benue Amazon beat IGP Babes 2-0; Yobe Queens beat Plateau Queens 1-0 and Kada Queens beat Delta Queens 3-1.

    NAN reports that 15 teams are participating in the Super League, with seven of them in the women’s category and the rest eight in the men’s category.

    The Super League, which started on Saturday, ending on Sunday, is holding at the Hockey Stadium inside the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja.

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  •  South West Queens of Lagos on Wednesday in Abuja defeated Benue Amazons 3 0 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation NHF Super League In the matches they played previously at the competition South West Queens had lost three and drawn one matches so far while Benue Amazons lost all four matches But on this Match Day hellip
    Super League: South West Queens pip Benue Amazons for their first win
     South West Queens of Lagos on Wednesday in Abuja defeated Benue Amazons 3 0 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation NHF Super League In the matches they played previously at the competition South West Queens had lost three and drawn one matches so far while Benue Amazons lost all four matches But on this Match Day hellip
    Super League: South West Queens pip Benue Amazons for their first win
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    Super League: South West Queens pip Benue Amazons for their first win

    South West Queens of Lagos on Wednesday in Abuja defeated Benue Amazons 3-0 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) Super League.In the matches they played previously at the competition, South West Queens had lost three and drawn one matches so far, while Benue Amazons lost all four matches.But on this Match Day 5 of the competition holding at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, South West Queens won to take their points tally to four from  five matches.They now sit in the fifth position on the league’s log, while Benue Amazons are with no point from five matches and sit in the seventh position in the seven-team competition.Other women’s competition games played on Wednesday saw Delta Queens beating Yobe Babes 3-1 and Kada Queens defeating IGP Babes 2-0.In the men’s category of the competition, South West drew 1-1 with IGP Flickers, while Police Machine beat Delta Force 7-2.Also, Kada Stars beat Yobe Desert Rollers 4-1, while Stallions  beat Niger Flickers 6-2.

    The 2022 NHF Super League table log standing as at June 29, match Day 5 in the fixture:Following are the standings in the competition as at Match Day 5:Men’s Competition     TEAM                      P   W   D    L   GF  GA   GD    PTS 1.      Kada Stars                  5   5    –     –   18    4     +14     152.     Niger Flickers             5    3    2     –   19    6      +13    113.    Police Machine             5    3   1     1     22    6      +16   104.     Delta Force                   5    2     2    1     9      11     -2     85.    Yobe Desert Rollers       4     1      1     2      6      8     -2     46.    South West                    5      –     2      3       4     17    -13     27.       Stallions                       4        –     1      3        5      12    -7      18.         IGP Flickers                 5      –     1       4      5      24     -19    1Women’s Competition          TEAM                   P     W   D   L   GF   GA   GD      PTS 1.       Delta Queens              5     5    0    –  18      1     +17      152.      Kada Queens              4      3    1     0    7     –       +7      103.     Plateau Queens          4      3     0     1    6      4      +2      94.     Yobe Queens               4     1       1      2    5     7       -2     45.     South West                   5     1      1      3     3      7      – 4    46.      IGP Babes                      4    –    1      3       1     9        -8     17.      Benue Amazons           4      –     0     4      2    14       -12     0NAN reports that a total of 15 teams are participating in the Super League, with seven of them in the women’s category and the rest eight in the men’s  category.(

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  •  Delta Queens women s hockey club of Asaba on Monday in Abuja defeated Plateau Queens 2 0 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation NHF Super League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Super League which started on Saturday and will end on Sunday is holding at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium The Delta Queens opened hellip
    Hockey: Delta Queens beat Plateau Queens to record third win
     Delta Queens women s hockey club of Asaba on Monday in Abuja defeated Plateau Queens 2 0 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation NHF Super League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Super League which started on Saturday and will end on Sunday is holding at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium The Delta Queens opened hellip
    Hockey: Delta Queens beat Plateau Queens to record third win
    General news1 week ago

    Hockey: Delta Queens beat Plateau Queens to record third win

    Delta Queens women’s hockey club of Asaba on Monday in Abuja defeated Plateau Queens  2-0 in the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) Super League.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Super League, which started on Saturday and will end on Sunday, is holding at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.The Delta Queens opened scoring in fourth minute through Beauty Irame from a brilliant field goal.Plateau Queens immediately fought back in search of an equaliser, making dangerous incursions into their opponents’ area but failing to score.
    Roselyn Ovoh however extended Delta Queens’ lead by scoring in the 54th minute  .Speaking after the match, the coach of Delta Queens, Ade Jacobs, said in spite of what he described as “unfair officiating” his players still performed well.“Though the officiating wasn’t good, my players were able to step up their game because we really need points to move on.“We don’t want to take any chances with all our opponents, but we need to win and we were able to have it today,” he said.Jacobs however added that the match’s officiating was unfair.”That’s  the only problem with the match. But we need the game to be officiated fairly.“However, I must say that all the games play so far in this competition have been officiated fairly, in comparison to to today’s match.”NAN reports that Delta Queens will now take on the South West hockey club on Tuesday.In their previous matches, they defeated Benue Amazons 6-0 on Saturday, and defeated IGP Babes 5-0 on Sunday.On their part, Plateau Queens beat South West 2-0 on Saturday and beat Benue Amazons 3-2 on Sunday.Meanwhile, in other women’s competition games, Yobe Queens beat South West  hockey club of Lagos 3-0 and Kada Queens defeated Benue Amazons 2-0.In the men’s category of the competition, Stallions lost 0-2 to Delta Force, Yobe Desert Rollers beat IGP Flickers 3-1, while Niger Flickers whipped South West 5-0.On Tuesday, Plateau Queens will take on IGP Babes, Delta Queens will face South West, while Kada Queens will meet Yobe Queens .NAN reports that a total of 15 teams are participating in the Super League, with seven of them in the women’s category and the rest eight in the men’s  category.The teams in the women’s  category are: Delta Queens, Plateau Queens, Kada Queens of Kaduna, Yobe Queens of Damaturu, IGP Babes, South West of Lagos and  Benue Amazons.(

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  •  Mr Muhammad Saleh Hassan Chairman Skymark Energy and Power Ltd has urged oil marketers and other stakeholders in the energy sector to cooperate with the Federal Government and end fuel scarcity in Nigeria The energy stakeholder who made the call in Abuja on Sunday stressed that oil marketers had a major role to play in ending hellip
    IAAStakeholder urges oil marketers to cooperate with FG, end fuel scarcity
     Mr Muhammad Saleh Hassan Chairman Skymark Energy and Power Ltd has urged oil marketers and other stakeholders in the energy sector to cooperate with the Federal Government and end fuel scarcity in Nigeria The energy stakeholder who made the call in Abuja on Sunday stressed that oil marketers had a major role to play in ending hellip
    IAAStakeholder urges oil marketers to cooperate with FG, end fuel scarcity
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    IAAStakeholder urges oil marketers to cooperate with FG, end fuel scarcity

    Mr Muhammad Saleh-Hassan, Chairman, Skymark Energy and Power Ltd, has urged oil marketers and other stakeholders in the energy sector, to cooperate with the Federal Government and end fuel scarcity in Nigeria.

    The energy stakeholder, who made the call in Abuja on Sunday, stressed that oil marketers had a major role to play in ending recurring fuel scarcity in the country.

    Saleh-Hassan noted that the energy crisis appeared to have defied government’s efforts, and urged oil marketers to be patriotic and support government by shunning sharp practices and putting the people’s interests above high profit-making targets.

    ”In this circumstance that we have found ourselves, the marketers and  other stakeholders should be patriotic by supporting government in the interest of the masses.

    “A critical situation like this is not a time that we should be thinking of our personal interests and gains. We should also think of the interests of the nation and the people.

    “This is because you rely on the people to do your business. So, they too need your support to be able to afford the services you are rendering to them.

    “You also rely on government for regulations to also do your business. That is why you should also support government.

    Saleh-Hassan said it was morally wrong for oil markers, as critical stakeholders in the oil and gas sector, to be unpatriotic by aiding and abetting energy crisis through sharp practices which caused fuel scarcity,

    “You are not supposed to take advantage of the situation by insisting that you want to add transport cost, or make more money by hoarding your products, sending it to the black market or diverting it to other destinations, where you  think that you can make more gains.

    “I, therefore,  call on the marketers, particularly the Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), the Major Oil Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), the Petroleum and Natural Gas Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) among others, to support government in finding a lasting solution in the interest of the masses,” he said.

    Commenting on media reports that, in spite of the N4 trillion fuel subsidy made available by government, yet there were empty fuel depots, persistent fuel scarcity and unstable prices, he stressed that fuel subsidy had not failed.

    According to the  Skymark Energy and Power Ltd boss, sharp practices in the industry is responsible for sabotaging the integrity of subsidy.

    He said that it was patriotism, and not fuel subsidy removal, that would solve the fuel scarcity problem, adding that removing subsidy would hit the economy badly.

    “If you remove subsidy it will hit the economy and aggravate the ailing economy and the masses will suffer seriously. There will be severe problems in the economic sector of the country. In fact, it would worsen the current inflation. Essential commodities in particular would not be affordable.

    “President Buhari’s decision not to remove fuel subsidy is a kind and commendable gesture to the masses. As a leader I think he is in the right direction. If patriotism is applied, you can be sure that the subsidy will work.

    Responding to a question on why fuel depots were empty, in spite of the subsisting subsidy, he said, “the claim in the media circle that depots are empty is not true. Depots are not empty. If depots are empty, where are the independent marketers getting the product they are giving to the black marketers?

    “After all, if NNPC imports the products, it gives it directly to the marketers to sell to people at stations at N165 per litre. Is a black marketer an independent marketer? Where do they get the fuel that they sell to people in gallons?

    Saleh-Hassan said that it was necessary for government to take more proactive measures to decisively address the fuel scarcity situation.

    “The law has to work. We have to go back to the military era when petroleum products used to be escorted by security operatives from depots to the expected destinations to stop independent marketers from diverting them.

    “At the point of discharging and distribution, all  the trailers should be escorted by security agents to ensure that the products are delivered appropriately to the fuel stations.

    “The police clamp down on fuel hawkers who were selling fuel in jerrycans in some parts of Abuja recently was a good move and I commend the IGP for that. This should continue until we see the end of the fuel crisis,” he said.

    Saleh-Hassan also called on Nigerians to be patient, adding that the crisis would soon be over as it was not peculiar to Nigeria,saying, “efforts are already being made by the Federal Government to reposition the oil sector.”

    He said, “The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has triggered economic woes across the globe and this is already trickling down on the energy sector in different countries in the world and Nigeria is no exception.

    “Globally, refineries are not working. Even in America. About two, three weeks ago, there was fuel scarcity in London.

    “Prices of refined products in the UK and U.S. are not stable. In the U.S.,a gallon of fuel s almost hitting eight dollars.  In the UK, to fill a car tank now is about 100 pounds.

    “But in Nigeria, the official price is still N165 per litre. So, Mele Kyari, the NNPC GMD,, is doing very well and should be commended,” he


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  •  The First Lady Mrs Aisha Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja decorated her Aide De Camp ADC Mr Usman Shugaba with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Buhari who was flanked by the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba while decorating the newly promoted officer urged him to step up his job performance to justify hellip
    First Lady decorates ADC, Shugaba with new rank
     The First Lady Mrs Aisha Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja decorated her Aide De Camp ADC Mr Usman Shugaba with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Buhari who was flanked by the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba while decorating the newly promoted officer urged him to step up his job performance to justify hellip
    First Lady decorates ADC, Shugaba with new rank
    General news2 weeks ago

    First Lady decorates ADC, Shugaba with new rank

    The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja decorated her Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Mr Usman Shugaba, with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

    Buhari, who was flanked by the Inspector-General of Police IGP) Usman Alkali-Baba, while decorating the newly promoted officer, urged him to step up his job performance to justify his promotion.

    The first lady described the newly promoted officer as a highly committed and dogged officer who performed his task with high sense of honesty and humility.

    Buhari congratulated shugaba on his elevation and urged him to take his promotion as a challenge to do more for the country.

    “I thank you for coming to support me to decorate one of my dogged staff, as an Assistant Commissioner of Police. Usman Shugaba, is a highly committed Senior Officer in the Nigeria Police today.

    “I wish you all the best in your new positions,” she said.

    In his remark, the  IGP said that promotion in the Nigeria Police Force was an achievement that came through hard work and dedication to service.

    “When I received the recommendation of the promotion from the First Lady that the ADC had been performing his duty diligently with honesty and dedication.

    “I had no option than to put my own recommendation to the Police Service Commission for his elevation. Shugaba has today joined the league of senior officers in the Nigeria Police,” the IGP said.

    Alkali-Baba described the Nigeria Police as a reputable institution, which guaranteed service to humanity, and the protection of lives and property of the citizenry.

    He also charged the First Lady’s ADC to remain resolute in his new rank, and to continue doing a good job.

    “By this promotion, you will be taken to the category of decision making process and you are to command not less than 1000 officers and men at any point in time.

    “So, I want to congratulate Shugaba for reaching this far in his chosen career in the Nigeria Police Force,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shugaba was born in 1982 and joined the Nigeria Police Force in 2002.

    He had served in various capacities within the force before his appointment as the First Lady’s ADC.

    Shugaba had served in the Police Command in various states, including as ADC to former IGP. Mohammed Abubakar and Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello, among others. .

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN