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Buhari receives victorious D’Tigress in Abuja, rewards them with N1 million each



Buhari receives victorious D'Tigress in Abuja, rewards them with N1 million eachPresident Muhammadu Buhari received the Nigerian Female National BasketBall Team (D’Tigress), Champions of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket shortly before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday morning.

The president gave N1 million each to all team members and N500,000 each to team officials as reward for a successful competition, The Cable reports.

D’Tigress emerged champions of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament on Sunday after winning all eight games they played in the tournament.

They defeated Senegal 65-48 in the final to clinch the title.

Buhari made the announcement at the commencement of the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday, which is the first he would attend since his return from his medical leave in the UK.

The team captain, Aisha Mohammed, said the cash reward from the president would encourage them to win gold in the world championship next year in Spain.

Also, Musa Ahmadu Kid, president of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBF), said the team won because of the “democratic process that has returned to the Federation”.

He further expressed optimism that the team could achieve the same success when they go to Spain.

Buhari receives victorious D'Tigress in Abuja, rewards them with N1 million each Buhari receives victorious D'Tigress in Abuja, rewards them with N1 million each

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  1. zzzzzzzzzzz

    August 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Wow some are even taller than the president whom I assume is very tall! Congrats to them

  2. Nelly

    August 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Clueless being. I am not against the fact that he awarded them some cash. All these money would hv been channelled to rehabilitate our delapidated sports sector. Sharing the money this person 1million and that person 1 million wont help our country. A good rewarding measure should be put in place and that will boost the moral of every persons that partake in a form of sports competion both national and international. Nigeria politicians are so used to sharing money instead of doing the needful. But at the same time, if this money is not given to them, the thieves in politics will be the one to still share it among themselves and their portruding tummy will keep increasing inch by inch, so let the girls that made us proud enjoy it while it lasts.

    • nunulicious

      August 30, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Since you deliberately started your comment in a contrarian tone to get noticed, you have achieved your goal. Take your medal and go. Bye.

  3. Nelly

    August 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    ** i meant on any form of sports competition**
    Ds my phone habahhh u too dey f-up**

  4. Abby

    August 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    @nelly,you’re a fool for coming here to vomit rubbish.bitter soul

    • momo

      August 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      thank you abby

    • californiabawlar

      August 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      How does what @Nelly wrote not make sense to you?? How?! Dayummm! Did you actually read it? What makes her bitter? How old are you? So many questions…..

    • ***

      August 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      @californiabawlar sometimes the lack of application of logic is unbelieveable in comments section
      @abby pls kindly point out the ‘rubbish’ @nelly vomited and explain to us why you think he/she is bitter

    • Manny

      August 31, 2017 at 2:31 am

      What Nelly wrote is the absolute truth. Sadly, people like Abby & nunulicious reason with their emotions and not their brains

  5. ***

    August 30, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    @californiabawlar sometimes the lack of application of logic is unbelieveable in comments section
    @abby pls kindly point out the ‘rubbish’ @nelly vomited and explain to us why you think he/she is bitter

  6. Bolaji

    August 30, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I await the comment that I am a hater too! Fantastic for the President to recognise their effort. I do hope that they had sufficient funding when they were training t help them realise their potential. And that the development and support of sporting talent is taken seriously as it could be a great outlet for talent and a high contributor to GDP.

  7. Tired Naija Student.

    August 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I’m happy for them o. But let’s do something about Asuu abeg.

  8. lami

    August 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    What do you Nigerians really want? A very selfish, greedy set of people haba! Any this man does is a problem, you perfect people should give him a break.

    • Californiabawlar

      August 31, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Nigerians want working infrastructure and a working system. Yes pay people their money without politicians embezzling it… but it’s much better to not embezzle money meant to set up stadiums and pay for sports scholarships.
      Got it? I doubt it because Nelly was very clear in her comment so it’s either a few people in this comment section are thick or y’all just have a previous hang up with him/her from previous posts. Cause I swear y’all can’t be this allergic constructive criticism.

    • June

      August 31, 2017 at 11:45 am

      @californiabawlar – please help me ask them oh . How people insult @Nelly’s comment just baffles me. It might just provide a sad point some Nigerians do not understand the true value of working infrastructure .

  9. lami

    August 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    *anything *

  10. Sisi

    August 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    If we had a thriving sports industry this could’ve easily been covered through sponsorship and other private sector support. A simple medal or parade would have sufficed but, this is Nigeria. Ok bye

    • Bolaji

      August 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Lets hope that successes like this helps them to realize that developing this sector could realize unleashed potential as not everyone can be a doctor, lawyer, engineer or super academic. Lots of people without jobs that could have cracked it as artists and sportsmen/women but regarded as failure as they failed WAEC maths , english or chemistry etc 🙂

  11. nunulicious

    August 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    When the girls arrived back home, I wondered how long it would take them to start protesting non payment of their emoulument. This is good news! These girls overcame so many hurdles to attend the competition and they and their officials derserve this money. Well done girls!

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