WEST AFRICAN SPORTS MINISTERS’ MEETING OPENS IN ABUJA
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WEST AFRICAN SPORTS MINISTERS’ MEETING OPENS IN ABUJA

A three day meeting of West African Ministers of Sports Region 2 Steering Committee and Council of Sports Ministers opens on Monday at the ECOWAS Parliament Conference Hall,…

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DALUNG CONGRATULATES NEW LAGOS SWAN EXCO
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DALUNG CONGRATULATES NEW LAGOS SWAN EXCO

The Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has congratulated the newly elected leadership of the Lagos Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). In…

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US MAY BOYCOTT OLYMPIC GAMES
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US MAY BOYCOTT OLYMPIC GAMES

Like the US did 37 years ago by pulling out of the Moscow 1980 Olympic, the US may boycott the Winter Olympics schedule to hold at PyeongChang in…

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LOVETH HOWELL NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS-OFF IN BENIN CITY.
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LOVETH HOWELL NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS-OFF IN BENIN CITY.

Loveth Howell national Open Judo Championship will kick-off at the Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo State from next week Wednesday with bouts in the senior, junior and cadet categories for males and females. The…

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NIGERIA HOUSE PROJECT COMMITTEE INAUGURATED
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NIGERIA HOUSE PROJECT COMMITTEE INAUGURATED

The recently reconstituted House Nigeria Project Committee has been inaugurated. At the inauguration which took place at the Minister’s conference room in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of…

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IS DOOMSDAY HERE AS FIBA DEADLINE TO NIGERIA EXPIRES?
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IS DOOMSDAY HERE AS FIBA DEADLINE TO NIGERIA EXPIRES?

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has called for calm as the November 30 deadline date given by the Federation of International Basketball Associations FIBA to the Nigeria Olympic Committee…

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PERENNIAL CHAMPION, NSCDC TO DEFEND TAEKWONDO TITLE AT KOREAN AMBASSADOR CUP
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PERENNIAL CHAMPION, NSCDC TO DEFEND TAEKWONDO TITLE AT KOREAN AMBASSADOR CUP

Defending champion, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is not ready to relinquish its title when the annual Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup begins on Friday in Abuja.…

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WIKE PRAISES DALUNG
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WIKE PRAISES DALUNG

Governor Nyesone Wike of Rivers State has praised the Minister of Youth and sports, Solomon Dalung for the new direction he has given to the sports sector    The…

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GHANA RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP INTRODUCES WOMEN’S LEAGUE IN HISTORIC MATCHES
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GHANA RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP INTRODUCES WOMEN’S LEAGUE IN HISTORIC MATCHES

The Ghana Rugby Championship kicked off in Cape Coast on Saturday with the first official Women’s Sevens GRCC in the history of Ghana Rugby Four women’s teams, Conquerors…

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DALUNG TO INSPECT AFRICAN WRESTLING VENUE MONDAY
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DALUNG TO INSPECT AFRICAN WRESTLING VENUE MONDAY

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung is scheduled to grace the opening ceremony of the Wike National Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt this Monday. The Championship…

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PILLARS, BULLS BOOK TICKETS TO FIBA AFRICA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
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PILLARS, BULLS BOOK TICKETS TO FIBA AFRICA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls have qualified for the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship. They will represent the zone in Tunisia. At the end of the competition hosted…

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NBBF LEADERSHIP COMMITTED TO PEACEFUL RESOLUTION
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NBBF LEADERSHIP COMMITTED TO PEACEFUL RESOLUTION

As the November 30 deadline given to Nigeria to resolve the lingering crisis in its basketball governing body fast approaches,  the leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF)…

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PRESIDENT BUHARI DOLES OUT N17.5m TO D’TIGRESS
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PRESIDENT BUHARI DOLES OUT N17.5m TO D’TIGRESS

President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward the 2017 Afrobasket winning women’s team, D’Tigress of Nigeria. Each player got N1,000,000 (One million Naira) while the five…

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AHMED YUSUF FRESH 5-ASIDE TOURNEY HERALDS FCT SWAN WEEK
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AHMED YUSUF FRESH 5-ASIDE TOURNEY HERALDS FCT SWAN WEEK

The annual Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Federal Capital Territory chapter Sports’ Week, kicks off on Friday with the FCT/Ahmed Yusuf Fresh 5-Aside football competition in Abuja.…

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GOMBE BULLS RECORDS FIRST CONTINENTAL WIN
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GOMBE BULLS RECORDS FIRST CONTINENTAL WIN

Kator Gar powered Gombe Bulls to their first win on the continent at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship for men when they defeated Civil Defenders…

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NBBF SAD OVER RIVERS HOOPERS OUSTER
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NBBF SAD OVER RIVERS HOOPERS OUSTER

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has expressed sadness over the inability of the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club to participate in the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship elimination…

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NBBF PICKS 5 CLUBS FOR CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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NBBF PICKS 5 CLUBS FOR CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

BY AFOLABI ONI.   Mark Mentors, Civil Defence, Kano Pillars, Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls will represent Nigeria at the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship elimination…

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NBBF TARGETS TOKYO 2020 3X3 PARTICIPATION
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NBBF TARGETS TOKYO 2020 3X3 PARTICIPATION

BY ONI AFOLABI.   The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida is excited at the possibility of Nigeria participating in the FIBA certified 3×3 event at…

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D’TIGERS ARE AFRICAN CHAMPIONS AGAIN!
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D’TIGERS ARE AFRICAN CHAMPIONS AGAIN!

It was yet another landmark achievement as Nigeria emerged the inaugural champions in the men’s category of the 2017 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup beating Cote d’ Ivoire in…

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KALKABA MALBOUM CAS CASE FORCES ANOCA PRESIDENT, LASSANA PALENFO TO STEP ASIDE
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KALKABA MALBOUM CAS CASE FORCES ANOCA PRESIDENT, LASSANA PALENFO TO STEP ASIDE

A twist emerged in the leadership of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA the president elected earlier this year, General Lassana Palenfo, has had to…

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ITTF CHALLENGE: OMOTAYO LEADS NIGERIA CONTINGENT AT BELGIUM OPEN
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ITTF CHALLENGE: OMOTAYO LEADS NIGERIA CONTINGENT AT BELGIUM OPEN

Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will lead two other Nigerians to the 2017 ITTF Challenge Belgium Open which serves off on Tuesday October 31 in Former international, Kazeem Nosiru and…

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