Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


GOtv to cover athletics champ

14 July 2014, 11:21

Calabar - GOtv announced that it will partner with the Cross River State Government as sponsors of the 5th Athletics and Swimming Championships for primary and secondary schools in the region.

The management of the digital pay-television announced the partnership at the Transcorp Hotel Calabar on Wednesday.

The championships involving athletes from 18 local governments in the state concludes on July 12 at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

Efe Obiomah, the Public Relations Manager of GOtv, commended the state government for its commitment to improving sport.

She said the government's objective to groom youths through sport was in line with MultiChoice Nigeria's sports promotion and development policy in the country.

Obiomah added that children were important audience of GOtv and that informed the decision to sponsor a competition for primary and secondary school children.

“GOtv currently offers four kiddies channels — Nickelodeon, Disney Junior, JimJam and Channel ED which entertain whilst also aiding learning and development,” Obiomah said.

She added that the sponsorship covered television coverage of the four day event and transmission via its SuperSport channels, staff and crew costs, as well as contribution to the funding of the event itself.

GOtv's total investment is believed to run into millions of naira.

Patrick Ugbe, commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, said government aimed to attract private sector investment.

“With the championships now in its fifth year, it is the belief of the Cross River Government that the partnership with GOtv and MultiChoice will be enduring,” Ugbe said.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...