first_img Submit George Shamugia, Singular: How the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped Nigerian sports betting June 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 European operator 1xBet has signed separate three-year contracts, complete with first refusal on expiration, for rights of association with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the country’s League Management Company (LMC).Signed by NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, the deals will provide 1xBet with extensive branding and advertising opportunities across matches involving Nigeria’s national team, and those taking place as part of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).This includes the opportunity to support broadcast of NPFL matches, while the operator will also benefit from coverage across NFF and LMC official websites and digital platforms.Dikko said: “We are delighted to have secured these partnerships. 1xBet is a global brand with a record of associating with football, and this underscores the progress Nigerian Football is making across all levels under the leadership of Amaju Melvin Pinnick, with the support of key stakeholders.”“These giant strides emphasize what can be achieved under a stable football environment,” he added. “Not only do we now have leading domestic brands partnering with our football; international companies are now coming. We welcome 1xBet to our growing portfolio of sponsors and partners and assure them that we will do all we can to make the partnerships win-win situations, and see that value for money is delivered to the brands.”Benefits to 1xBet also extend to components of cash, value-in-kind (VIK) and share of future revenues based on agreed parameters. As part of the VIK, 1xBet will pay the annual subscription for Instal (match analysis software) to aid the technical development and player scouting capabilities for the national team and all NPFL clubs in the country.By supporting Nigerian football, 1xBet has increased its association with the ‘beautiful game’ in Africa, having sponsored the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco earlier this year, where the Super Eagles lost out to the host nation in the final.Evgeniy Kiriushin, Head of Business Development at 1xBet, said: “Our objective and strategy has always been driven by the need to stand out from other brands by offering a unique and perfect user experience.“We see Nigeria as an emerging marketing with huge potential, and the partnerships with NFF and LMC offer us the opportunity to deepen our brand while supporting football development. Exciting times await Nigerian Football fans and sports-betting enthusiasts with the entry of 1xBet into the Nigerian market.”last_img read more

first_imgCitizens of Buu-Yao in Nimba County have petitioned Louise W. McMillian, former assistant culture minister, to contest the legislative position for district #5 in the 2017 polls.In their petition statement, Buu-Yao citizens said Min. McMillian’s hard work and willingness to come to the aid of people from the district clearly make her the right person for the job.The petition statement added that through her effort and influence, several citizens of the district have been able to get higher education in different disciplines, adding:“We are indeed overwhelmed by your contributions to our district, and are therefore urging you to accept our petition to run as Representative. In addition, we all are appealing to you to continue the good work which cuts across irrespective of religious, tribal and political divide, but all in the interest of developing the district.“Moreover, we believe that when you are elected, you will work a lot to bring about development and opportunity for citizens within this district. You know our problems than any other person. You have been with us for a longtime, and understand our problems. You know the challenges we are faced with every day and we believe you are capable of solving them. We petition you to contest for this election.”In response to their petition, Min. McMillian reminded citizens of the district that if they want to see their district having good schools, roads, bridges, and market places, it would require the collective effort of everyone in the district.“Buu-Yao needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents and our ambition to making our district better and stronger. This is called team work, and this is what I am bringing to Buu-Yao when I win.“And so, it is with the will power and boundless confidence in the great people of Buu-Yao that I accept your petition to be your voice and partner in progress and development for our community.“Although developing and building the human capacity of our district is a long journey, it is achievable when we all stick together. Let me say this, when I win, my focus is to promote legislation that will better your lives and the lives of your children,” she said, adding: “Too many wrong laws have been passed, which are killing the country; during my time in office, I will make sure to repeal some of these laws.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Louise W. McMillian, former assistant culture minister – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgBrendon McCullum’s dismissal in the final over of the day put Australia firmly in control of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday as New Zealand were reduced to 178-4, still 201 runs behind the tourists’ mammoth first innings of 562. (Scorecard) Trapped lbw by Mitchell Marsh for 10, the captain’s wicket all but ended New Zealand’s hopes of saving the Test at the end of the third day’s play.Debutant Henry Nicholls was on 31 and will be joined by Corey Anderson when play resumes.McCullum scored 302 and batted for almost 13 hours to save his team against India on the same ground two years ago, but was unable to mount any sort of a rescue against the Australians. (Also read: Shane Watson doubtful for World T20 in India)The 34-year-old appeared anxious and was almost caught behind the wicket twice before all-rounder Marsh removed him with three balls left before stumps.Adam Voges earlier scored his second test double-century to drive Australia to a 379-run first innings lead.The late-blooming Voges, who was 35 when he made his debut in the Caribbean last June, has scored 1,267 runs in a bountiful test career to date, boasting an average of 97.46.New Zealand’s second innings had begun promisingly enough with Tom Latham and Martin Guptill putting on 81 for the first wicket.Guptill’s fall for 45, however, appeared a wasted chance as he had looked well set before slogging off-spinner Nathan Lyon to Marsh at extra cover.Kane Williamson and Latham took their side through to tea but Williamson fell shortly afterwards for 22 when he feathered a Josh Hazlewood delivery through to wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.advertisementLatham also wasted a golden opportunity to push on when he fell to a poor shot off Lyon for 63 after notching his seventh half-century.The second and final match of the series is in Christchurch from February 20.last_img read more

center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals are getting ready to hit the road in Week 2 of the NFL season. They travel to New York to play the 0-1 Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. There is only one key to this game: don’t let Eli Manning get on track.Last week, Manning threw two interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 53. This week, Manning is going to have to throw the ball in order to put points on the scoreboard. But he hasn’t been getting much help. Protection wasn’t great, receivers weren’t getting open and the rushing game was all but non-existent. last_img