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5 facts about Nigeria’s new sports minister, Sunday Dare

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday confirmed Sunday Dare, a veteran journalist and a native of Oyo state the new Minister for Youth and Sports.

The 53-year-old replaces former sports minister Barrister Solomon Dalung and is currently the executive commissioner in charge of stakeholders management at Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).

Here are five facts about the new sports minister:

  1. Dare is currently the executive commissioner in charge of stakeholders management, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).


  1. A veteran Nigerian journalist who has worked in diverse aspects of the media, which includes: broadcasting (TV and radio), journalism (electronic and print), and decades of multimedia journalism experience spanning over 25 years.


  1. Born in 29 May 1966 (age 53 years) had his secondary school education at Baptist High School in Jos from 1978 to 1983.


  1. Has his Advanced Level education at Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, thereafter gained admission to Ahmadu Bello University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) honours in International Studies in 1991.


  1. His quest for knowledge motivated him to delve further to obtain a Master of Arts (MA) in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos, Plateau state Nigeria in 1996.

Source: (Wikipedia).

Anthony Nlebem


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