SPORTS MINISTER INSISTS THAT DECAYING NIGERIAN STADIUM FACILITIES WOULD BE FIXED
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SPORTS MINISTER INSISTS THAT DECAYING NIGERIAN STADIUM FACILITIES WOULD BE FIXED

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Nigeria’s sports minister has once again reaffirmed that the National Stadium in Lagos and other Federal Government owned sports facilities that are in state of…

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D’TIGERS’ RISE IN RANKING IS HIGHLY REWARDING, SAYS MUSA KIDA
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D’TIGERS’ RISE IN RANKING IS HIGHLY REWARDING, SAYS MUSA KIDA

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida has described the recent rise in world ranking of his men’s team as highly rewarding. D’Tigers, Nigeria’s men’s team, moved up…

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ALL SET FOR AFRICA DIGITAL SPORTS CONFERENCE
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ALL SET FOR AFRICA DIGITAL SPORTS CONFERENCE

The maiden edition of the Africa Digital Sports (ADSCon2019) is set to kick-off this Friday. It will run till Saturday at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in…

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FOR ANTI-ISRAEL STANCE, IRAN JUDO FEDERATION IS SUSPENDED
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FOR ANTI-ISRAEL STANCE, IRAN JUDO FEDERATION IS SUSPENDED

BY MICHAEL PAVITT. The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced a protective suspension of the Iran Judo Federation, following pressure applied to judoka Saeid Mollaei at the World…

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ROGER FEDERER KEEPS TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ORGANISERS GUESSING
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ROGER FEDERER KEEPS TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ORGANISERS GUESSING

BY MIKE ROWBOTTOM. Roger Federer has planned his schedule up until next year’s Wimbledon, but has not yet decided whether to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games, An…

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FRAUDSTERS HACK NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER’S ACCOUNT
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FRAUDSTERS HACK NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER’S ACCOUNT

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has become the latest victim of cyber crime. According to a press release from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development,…

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AHEAD OF IOC PRESIDENT’S VISIT, ANOCA BOSS MEETS NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER, SUNDAY DARE
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AHEAD OF IOC PRESIDENT’S VISIT, ANOCA BOSS MEETS NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER, SUNDAY DARE

Mustapha Berraf, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, ANOCA, the organizing body for African Games, paid a courtesy call on the Nigeria’s Minister of Youth…

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ZENITH BANK CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS NOW IN ROUND OF 16
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ZENITH BANK CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS NOW IN ROUND OF 16

Sixteen teams have qualified for the National Conference Phase of the 2019 Zenith Women Basketball League after the conclusion of the group games across four venues. Nigerian Army…

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BLAZERS MAKE MINDGAMES SCRABBLE PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY AS CHAMPION
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BLAZERS MAKE MINDGAMES SCRABBLE PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY AS CHAMPION

Team Blazers created history on Sunday by winning the first-ever Scrabble Premier League title in the country at the final weekend of season held at the Lilygate Hotel…

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NIGERIA’S 3×3 FIBA AFRICA NATIONS CUP TEAMS BEGIN CAMPING IN ABUJA
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NIGERIA’S 3×3 FIBA AFRICA NATIONS CUP TEAMS BEGIN CAMPING IN ABUJA

Nigeria’s men and women’s 3×3 teams and the under 18 boys and girls have commenced camping at the Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja in preparation for…

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LAGOS SPORTS BOSS, KWEKU TANDOH APPLAUDS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES
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LAGOS SPORTS BOSS, KWEKU TANDOH APPLAUDS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has applauded the Grassroots and Youth Development department of the Sports Ministry, headed by Dr. Ademola Are,…

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NIGERIA’S D’TIGERS RANKED 17TH AT FIBA WORLD CUP
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NIGERIA’S D’TIGERS RANKED 17TH AT FIBA WORLD CUP

With the final match of FIBA 2019 World Cup decided, the full classification of all the teams have emerged. Nigeria’s D’Tigers who crashed out of medal zone after…

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NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION ASSURES SPONSORS OF MAXIMUM MILEAGE
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NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION ASSURES SPONSORS OF MAXIMUM MILEAGE

In the light of the continued successes of its national teams on the international scene, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has assured prospective sponsors of media mileage and global…

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VIDEO: SPAIN RECAPTURE FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP TITLE IN CHINA
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VIDEO: SPAIN RECAPTURE FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP TITLE IN CHINA

Spain completed their undefeated run at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China with a 95-75 victory against Argentina in the Final to capture the Naismith Trophy at the…

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FRANCE BAG BACK-TO-BACK FIBA WORLD CUP THIRD-PLACE FINISH
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FRANCE BAG BACK-TO-BACK FIBA WORLD CUP THIRD-PLACE FINISH

France got the better of Australia, 67-59, in a see-saw encounter in the Third-Place Game at the Beijing Wukesong Arena to bag their second consecutive top three finish at…

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AMERICAN BASKETBALL STAR, KOBE BRYANT ADMITS; ‘WORLD HAS CAUGHT UP WITH US”
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AMERICAN BASKETBALL STAR, KOBE BRYANT ADMITS; ‘WORLD HAS CAUGHT UP WITH US”

BY MIKE ROWBOTTOM The rest of the basketball world has caught up with the United States, according to one of the game’s superstars, Kobe Bryant. Speaking in Beijing…

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RUGBY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT NIGERIA’S NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES
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RUGBY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT NIGERIA’S NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

BY NTIENSE WILLIAMS. Draws for the Rugby event of the ongoing 5th National Youth Games has been conducted in preparation for the kick – off on Sunday. In…

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MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES AGAIN UNSURMOUNTABLE IN AKURE
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MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES AGAIN UNSURMOUNTABLE IN AKURE

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Women Basketball club of Lagos have breezed through the second phase of the Women’s Premier League without defeat in the four matches…

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NBBF THANKS PRESIDENT BUHARI, DARE FOR WORLD CUP EXPLOIT
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NBBF THANKS PRESIDENT BUHARI, DARE FOR WORLD CUP EXPLOIT

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare after the D’Tigers booked a place in the…

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DANIEL ANWULI LEADS OTHER AFRICAN MASTERS TO CHESS WORLD CUP
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DANIEL ANWULI LEADS OTHER AFRICAN MASTERS TO CHESS WORLD CUP

One of Nigeria’s brightest prospects in chess, International Master Daniel Anwuli, will begin another quest in his blossoming career when he leads other top chess players in Africa…

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CHINA BASKETBALL CHIEF, YAO MING TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS TO NIGERIA
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CHINA BASKETBALL CHIEF, YAO MING TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS TO NIGERIA

Chinese Basketball Association president Yao Ming said he would take all the responsibility for China’s poor performance in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. “Me!” Yao said immediately after…

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