Kida dares Dare
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Kida dares Dare

An epic confrontation looks imminent between Nigeria’s sports minister, Sunday Dare and Musa Kida of the Nigeria Basketball Federation. The immediate past president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation…

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Kida spits fire! Basketful of palaver ahead of basketball federation election
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Kida spits fire! Basketful of palaver ahead of basketball federation election

More problems have arisen ahead of the election into the Nigeria basketball Federation (NBBF) slated for this Saturday in Benin City. While on Monday, it was circulated that…

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Breaking: Nigeria basketball Federation election suspended
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Breaking: Nigeria basketball Federation election suspended

The election into the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) slated for Benin City on Saturday has been put on hold. Sports Village Square gathered from various…

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Fifty votes up for grabs as 2021 NBBF election hots up
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Fifty votes up for grabs as 2021 NBBF election hots up

With continued interests being generated by the 2021 Nigeria Basketball Federation election, the Electoral Committee is leaving no stone unturned to deliver on their mandate. The electoral process…

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U-turn at Australian Open as unvaccinated players can now compete
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U-turn at Australian Open as unvaccinated players can now compete

Unvaccinated athletes will be able to take part in next year’s Australian Open after undergoing 14 days of quarantine, the WTA Tour has told its players, according to…

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Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to defend Australian Open title, says minister
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Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to defend Australian Open title, says minister

Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the country’s immigration minister said on…

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Unvaccinated athletes unlikely to get visas to enter for Australia Open
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Unvaccinated athletes unlikely to get visas to enter for Australia Open

Unvaccinated tennis players and other athletes are unlikely to get visas to enter Australia, a government official said on Tuesday, putting Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open title defence and…

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Japanese Government offer Nigerian gymnasts scholarships
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Japanese Government offer Nigerian gymnasts scholarships

Morinari Watanabe’s campaign to be re-elected President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) continues to benefit from the full backing of the Japanese Government. Last month, insidethegames revealed exclusively that…

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Unilorin in swing mood for Nigeria National Youth Games
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Unilorin in swing mood for Nigeria National Youth Games

The University of Ilorin, venue of the sixth National Youth Games is already in competition mood as the commencement date for the games approaches. The Federal Ministry of…

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Moments to cherish in Nigeria’s post independent era
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Moments to cherish in Nigeria’s post independent era

BY KUNLE SOLAJA  Perhaps more than any other human endeavour, sports have been in the vanguard of bridge-building in Nigeria in the past 61 years. To the typical Nigerian,…

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At  61st independence anniversary, Nigeria’s sports achievements are captured in 61 paragraphs
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At 61st independence anniversary, Nigeria’s sports achievements are captured in 61 paragraphs

BY KUNLE SOLAJA.  Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory lane since Nigeria’s independence 61 years ago.  The findings are encapsulated in 60 paragraphs November 30, 1960 – Nigeria’s…

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Brilliant Brainiacs Bag 2021 Mindgames Scrabble Premier League Division A title as Merry-ers make Division B history
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Brilliant Brainiacs Bag 2021 Mindgames Scrabble Premier League Division A title as Merry-ers make Division B history

The curtails of the 2020/2021 Mindgames Scrabble Premier League season was on Saturday in Lagos drawn to a close after winners emerged from the Division A and B…

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Emmanuel Umujose is Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat winner
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Emmanuel Umujose is Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat winner

Emmanuel Umujose dropped just a game to finish the 12 round competition with a score of 11 wins and a single defeat to emerge as the ‘top Jammer’.…

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Sports Minister, Sunday Dare assures level playing ground at Wednesday’s sports federations elections
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Sports Minister, Sunday Dare assures level playing ground at Wednesday’s sports federations elections

Nigeria’s youth and sports development Minister, Sunday Dare has remarked that  his ministry will ensure fairness and a level playing field for all those aspiring to get into…

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Akaburunoye’s effort is a boost to Imo State Human capital development project, says sports commissioner
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Akaburunoye’s effort is a boost to Imo State Human capital development project, says sports commissioner

The Imo State  Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Dan Chike Ogu has commended the National Leader of Hope Rising for Imolites, Success Obioma Akaburuonye on his…

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Scrabble: MSPL Top Place Finish Still Possible For Airpop Alpha- Oduwole
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Scrabble: MSPL Top Place Finish Still Possible For Airpop Alpha- Oduwole

As the final round of games to determine the winner of the 2021 Mindgames Scrabble Premier League gets underway from September 17 to 18 this year, Airpop Alpha…

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MGI Sets Up Patrons Cup For Non-Premier League Players
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MGI Sets Up Patrons Cup For Non-Premier League Players

As the countdown to the 2020/2021 Mindgames Scrabble Premier League Finale continues,  organisers of the prestigious league competition have included another tournament which will run side by side…

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Stage set for elections into Nigeria’s sports bodies
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Stage set for elections into Nigeria’s sports bodies

The Nigeria Ministry of Youth and sports Development  has released the time table  for  election into the boards of sports federations in the country. The elections will hold in all…

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SW10 backs Airpoppers’ Alpha, Falcons to Mindgames Scrabble Premier League Finale
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SW10 backs Airpoppers’ Alpha, Falcons to Mindgames Scrabble Premier League Finale

Mindgames Scrabble Premier League  division A side Airpop Alpha and Division B campaigners Airpop Falcons have unveiled their new kits engineered by SW 10. Airpop Alpha is competing…

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Djokovic tearful but feels ‘relief’ after bid for calendar Grand Slam falls short
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Djokovic tearful but feels ‘relief’ after bid for calendar Grand Slam falls short

Novak Djokovic’s loss in the US Open final  on Sunday (Sept 12) denied him a calendar-year Grand Slam but the Serbian world No. 1 said he was just…

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Umujose Upstaged Jighere to win Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat
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Umujose Upstaged Jighere to win Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat

Emmanuel Umujose  has won the Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat which was held over the weekend in Lagos. The retreat was the latest installment in the club’s organized…

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