SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!
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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Lead writer of the Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory…

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TOKYO 2020 CONSULTANCY FIRM BLACK TIDINGS “PAID $370,000” TO PAPA MASSATA DIACK
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TOKYO 2020 CONSULTANCY FIRM BLACK TIDINGS “PAID $370,000” TO PAPA MASSATA DIACK

Consultancy firm Black Tidings reportedly transferred $370,000 (£288,000/€313,000) to Papa Massata Diack around the time…

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BREAKING! FORMER WORLD ATHLETICS CHIEF, 87-YEAR OLD  SENEGAL’S LAMINE DIACK GOES TO JAIL
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BREAKING! FORMER WORLD ATHLETICS CHIEF, 87-YEAR OLD SENEGAL’S LAMINE DIACK GOES TO JAIL

The former head of world athletics governing body, Lamine Diack of Senegal  was convicted in…

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SENEGAL’S PAPA DIACK BLASTS: “CORRUPTION CASE IS ANGLO-SAXON CONSPIRACY”
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SENEGAL’S PAPA DIACK BLASTS: “CORRUPTION CASE IS ANGLO-SAXON CONSPIRACY”

BY LIAM MORGAN Papa Massata Diack claimed himself and father Lamine Diack are the victims…

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NIGERIAN SPORTS RESUME; BUT WITHOUT CROWD ATTENDANCE
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NIGERIAN SPORTS RESUME; BUT WITHOUT CROWD ATTENDANCE

The gates to sporting arenas in Nigeria have been flung open for the first time…

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BULLDOZERS MOVE INTO NATIONAL STADIUM LAGOS
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BULLDOZERS MOVE INTO NATIONAL STADIUM LAGOS

As expected, the Ministry of Youth and Sports commenced the demolition of illegal structures within…

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MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL STADIUM INAUGURATED
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MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL STADIUM INAUGURATED

Nigeria’s  Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged the Implementation Committee of the…

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DARE HAILED ON REPOSITIONING LONG DISTANCE RUNNING IN NIGERIA
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DARE HAILED ON REPOSITIONING LONG DISTANCE RUNNING IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has been hailed over his determined move to resuscitate long…

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IT’S 30 YEARS TODAY THAT NIGERIA’S GOLDEN VOICE OF SPORTS, ERNEST OKONKWO DIED
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IT’S 30 YEARS TODAY THAT NIGERIA’S GOLDEN VOICE OF SPORTS, ERNEST OKONKWO DIED

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Running sports commentaries on electronic media – either radio or television or…

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FREE COMICS: HOW NIGERIAN ATHLETES SHOCKED THE WORLD
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FREE COMICS: HOW NIGERIAN ATHLETES SHOCKED THE WORLD

Community Sport and Educational Development (CSED) Initiative has rolled back the years in a bid…

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FLASHBACK: HOW NIGERIAN WOMEN TEAM WON OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL AT ATLANTA ‘96
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FLASHBACK: HOW NIGERIAN WOMEN TEAM WON OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL AT ATLANTA ‘96

Nigeria had a glorious closing moment as the curtain was about to fall on the…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AJUNWA BECOMES 1ST BLACK AFRICAN OLYMPIC GOLD WINNER ON THE FIELD
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AJUNWA BECOMES 1ST BLACK AFRICAN OLYMPIC GOLD WINNER ON THE FIELD

After various setbacks in her career, Police woman, Chioma Ajunwa on this date, 2 August…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FALILAT OGUNKOYA BECOMES NIGERIA’S 1ST INDIVIDUAL FEMALE OLYMPIC MEDALLIST
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FALILAT OGUNKOYA BECOMES NIGERIA’S 1ST INDIVIDUAL FEMALE OLYMPIC MEDALLIST

BY KUNLE SOLAJA On this date, 29 July 1996, Falilat Ogunkoya became Nigeria’s first individual…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NIGERIA WIN THREE OLYMPIC GAMES’ MEDALS IN ONE DAY
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NIGERIA WIN THREE OLYMPIC GAMES’ MEDALS IN ONE DAY

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 25 July 1992, the Nigerian camp at the Barcelona…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FIRST TIME NIGERIA’S FLAG FLIES AT OLYMPICS
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FIRST TIME NIGERIA’S FLAG FLIES AT OLYMPICS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 19 July 1952, the XV Summer Olympic Games opened…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: CARL LEWIS BREAKS 100M’S 10 SECONDS BARRIER
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: CARL LEWIS BREAKS 100M’S 10 SECONDS BARRIER

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 16 July 1988, American sprinter, Carl Lewis broke the…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AFRICA LOSES 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AFRICA LOSES 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Africa’s all-time sports philanthropist, Bashorun MKO Abiola died on this date 7…

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EUROPEAN ATHLETICS PRESIDENT HANSEN DIES AGED 74
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EUROPEAN ATHLETICS PRESIDENT HANSEN DIES AGED 74

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen, who suffered a stroke in March, has passed away…

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SUSPENDED WORLD FASTEST MAN, COLEMAN IS IGNORANT, SAYS AGENCY
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SUSPENDED WORLD FASTEST MAN, COLEMAN IS IGNORANT, SAYS AGENCY

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday (June 17) rejected world 100-metre champion Christian Coleman’s…

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FORMER IAAF BOSS, LAMINE DIACK FACES POSSIBLE FOUR-YEAR JAIL TERM
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FORMER IAAF BOSS, LAMINE DIACK FACES POSSIBLE FOUR-YEAR JAIL TERM

The prosecution in the French corruption trial of former global athletics supremo, Lamine Diack on…

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WORLD’S FASTEST MAN, COLEMAN IS SUSPENDED!
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WORLD’S FASTEST MAN, COLEMAN IS SUSPENDED!

World’s fastest man Christian Coleman is suspended and faces a two-year ban for missing three…

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