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Nigeria Info, Wazobia FM, Cool FM Secure Exclusive Broadcast Rights to Air Premier League Games

This broadcast partnership strives to provide Nigerians with an unbeatable sport-broadcasting experience which covers the 2022/2023, 2023/2024, and 2024/2025 sporting seasons respectively.

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Nigeria’s leading talk and grassroots entertainment radio brands, Nigeria Info, Cool FM, and Wazobia FM, have hit yet another broadcast milestone as they recently secured the exclusive right to broadcast the English Premier League Games through its partnership with Talksport which is the global audio partner of the English Premier League.

This broadcast partnership strives to provide Nigerians with an unbeatable sport-broadcasting experience which covers the 2022/2023, 2023/2024, and 2024/2025 sporting seasons respectively.

The competition, which would be broadcast across Nigeria Info, Wazobia FM, Arewa Radio, and Cool FM (Kano) would air in English, Pidgin English, and Hausa nationwide in order to address the sporting desires of a wide range of Nigerians.

Commenting on the recent development, Serge Noujaim, the Chief Executive Officer of Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, and Arewa Radio, noted that the partnership with Talksports will take the broadcast reach of the English Premier League to new heights across the country.

“As a group of leading-radio brands, we fully understand that Nigerians demonstrate a genuine passion for the game of football. This is why we have taken it upon ourselves to engage in a longstanding partnership with Talksport to bring the footballing experiences associated with the English Premier League closer to Nigerians in a unique broadcasting style while also advancing the reach of the competition nationally. This partnership further helps to reaffirm our commitment as a radio group to continue to leverage the power of sports, particularly football, to serve as a unifying factor among the teeming Nigerian populace,” he said.

Speaking on the success of the partnership, Will Morley, the Head of Audio Partnerships at Talksports, stated it has always been a delight to provide Nigeria Info, including its sister stations, the exclusive broadcast rights to air the English Premier League games.

“We are once again delighted to enter a partnership agreement with Nigeria Info and its sister stations to broadcast the English Premier League games to its Nigerian audience for the next three seasons. We are confident that the media group possesses the professional competence to provide Nigerians with quality live coverages of global football-related competitions,” he said.

To catch every moment of the English Premier League games, live commentaries would be broadcast on Nigeria Info, Wazobia FM, Cool FM (Kano), and Arewa Radio nationwide throughout the sporting seasons.

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Success Omonijo Wins Nigeria Info’s Femi and The Gang Fan Battle Competition

Nigeria Info recently conducted a sport competition entitled “Femi and the Gang Football Fan Battle” and a winner has emerged

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Femi and the Gang Football Fan Battle award presentation

Following weeks of scaling through various rounds of an intensive sports-related quiz competition, Success Omonijo has emerged as the overall winner of the fifth edition of the Femi and the Gang Football Fan Battle competition.

The football competition, which lasted for a period of two months, featured hundreds of football lovers across Lagos State who participated both physically and virtually.

This is in a bid to create a platform that provides sports-loving Nigerians with an avenue to showcase their in-depth knowledge on football-related topics while also strengthening the friendly sports ecosystem nationwide through the creation of an opportunity that serves as a launchpad for a new generation of sports broadcasters to be developed.

The final round of the competition, which aired live on the Femi and the Gang’s “Game On Show,” had Success defeating both Muslimah Malki and Chineye Udezuka to clinch the grand prize of one million naira and an opportunity to join the Femi and the Gang team as a sportscaster.

Commenting on the essence of the competition, Femi Obong Daniels, the General Manager and Group Head of Sports for Cool FM, Wazobia FM, and Nigeria Info, noted that the Femi and The Gang Fan Battle competition aims to provide football lovers with an opportunity to demonstrate their passion for the sports while also seeking to groom potential young sportscasters that possess the capacity to storm the global-sporting ecosystem with their talents.

“We as a leading sports brand understand the essence of having a strong voice within the Nigerian sports ecosystem. It is on this backdrop that we have created a platform that enables sport-loving Nigerians to test their knowledge on the game of football while they also get the opportunity to develop their flare for sportscasting,” he said.

Expressing her excitement after emerging as the winner of the competition, Success Omonijo stated that she is grateful to the management of Nigeria for both the prize money and also the opportunity to be a part of the Femi and the Gang team.

“I am sincerely thankful to the Femi and the Gang team of Nigeria Info for giving me the opportunity to showcase my knowledge of the game of football. I must admit that it is an incredible moment for me as it has also afforded me the rave privilege to hone my sportscasting skills as I look forward to being a part of Nigeria Info’s sports team,” she said.

The Femi and the Gang “Football Fan Battle” is one of the initiatives of Nigeria Info which seeks to utilise the game of football as a unifying factor to promote youth empowerment across the country.

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About Nadia Nadim – Refugee turned Footballer and Doctor

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Have you heard of Nadia Nadim? Offcourse if you watch football or you are a lover of football, then there’s a high chance you might know her.

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This is refugee Nadia Nadim, She was born in Afghanistan. Her father was murdered by the Taliban when she was 11 years old, so her family fled to Denmark on the back of a truck.

Nadia and her family went through the rough patches of life just like many people today. But she never allowed that kick her out of fighting for a better life. Infact, you can say she embraced it and it became her driving force to achieving so much. Through the hurdles, she became a Footballer and a Doctor.

Nadia Nadim

Nadia has scored almost 200 goals in professional football and represented the Danish national team 98 times.

She’s completed medical school and is studying to become a reconstructive surgeon when her playing days are over.

She speaks 11 languages fluently and is on the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women in International Sports.

Nadia Nadim

She has proven to be a role model to that female child out there and to everyone going through the tough part of life! All you have to do is keep pushing and aiming for the best! God bless Nadia Nadim for her passion!

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Read also: 18-Year-Old Nigerian Youngster Who Looks Over 30, Joins A Swedish Football Club

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2022 Commonwealth Games: British High Commissioner Receives Nigerian Athletes

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The British High Commissioner, the Minister for Sports and the President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee and members of the Nigerian Team

Ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games which start next week, the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing, hosted a farewell reception for Nigerian athletes, alongside the Minister of Sports and the President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee.

The Games are to be held from 28 July to 8 August 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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L-R President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, the British High Commissioner and the Minister for Sports

During the reception, High Commissioner Catriona Laing offered her best wishes to the local delegation of athletes and officials.

This year’s Commonwealth Games will feature many firsts, including by having more women’s medals than men’s for the first time at a major multi-sport event. 

Nigeria will participate in a number of sports, including track and field, weightlifting, table tennis, boxing and judo.

British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing said to members of the Nigerian team:

“Athletes, I know you will do Nigeria proud.  I know you’ve all worked extremely hard, put in so many hours of training and competing to represent Nigeria. I can only imagine the sacrifices you have had to make to reach this level. The entire nation will be cheering you on all the way.”

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare said:

“The Nigerian athletes have put in a lot of effort and time into their training. I am sure they will go out there and make Nigeria proud.”

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The British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing and some members of the Nigerian Team

President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, Habu Gumel, said:

“We are grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Sports and the British High Commission for all the support we have received for all athletes. To all athletes, go and make us proud. We will be there to support and serve you”.

Female weightlifter in the 55kg category, Adijat Olarinoye, said:

“We are honoured to be hosted by the British High Commissioner and we are honoured to be athletes representing the country at the Commonwealth games. We will do our best and come back home with the best medals.”

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