BASKETBALL WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: NWAIWU, ABUCHI TO REPLACE OBEKPA AND NWAMU
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BASKETBALL WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: NWAIWU, ABUCHI TO REPLACE OBEKPA AND NWAMU

Rivers Hoopers player Buchi Nwaiwu and Ibe Abuchi Agu of Gombe Bulls have been invited to D’Tigers National team as replacements for Ike Nwamu and Christopher Obekpa. D’Tigers…

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RIVERS HOOPERS SIGN KANO PILLARS ABDUL YAHAYA
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RIVERS HOOPERS SIGN KANO PILLARS ABDUL YAHAYA

BY  QUEEN MOSEPH Rivers Hoopers have strengthened their roster by recruiting Kano Pillars power forward, Abdul Yahaya ahead of their Group A games at the FIBA Africa Basketball…

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RIVERS HOOPERS’ BUCHI NWAIWU GETS MAIDEN D’TIGERS’ INVITE
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RIVERS HOOPERS’ BUCHI NWAIWU GETS MAIDEN D’TIGERS’ INVITE

BY QUEEN MOSEPH. Following an outstanding performance at the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers in December, Rivers Hoopers forward, Buchi Nwaiwu has earned an invite to the Nigeria’s…

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CNN INTERNATIONAL SPEAKS TO NIGERIAN-BORN MASAI UJIRI, PRESIDENT OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS
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CNN INTERNATIONAL SPEAKS TO NIGERIAN-BORN MASAI UJIRI, PRESIDENT OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS

CNN’s Marketplace Africa speaks to the NBA’s first African-born vice president, Masai Ujiri about his approach to the business and the future of basketball in Africa. Ujiri, who is originally…

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NWORA INVITES 15 PLAYERS FOR FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
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NWORA INVITES 15 PLAYERS FOR FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora has invited 15 players for the last window of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire starting…

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NBBF BOSS, MUSA KIDA BANKS ON STAKEHOLDERS FOR BETTER 2019
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NBBF BOSS, MUSA KIDA BANKS ON STAKEHOLDERS FOR BETTER 2019

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has tasked all stakeholders to brace up for another rollercoaster ride in 2019 as the federation gets ready to hit the…

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FIBA REAFFIRMS MUSA KIDA BOARD
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FIBA REAFFIRMS MUSA KIDA BOARD

The Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) has once again reaffirmed Musa Kida as the sole President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). This was contained in its…

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D’TIGRESS CAPTAIN, EVELYN AKHATOR THRILLED WITH NIGERIA SPORTS AWARD HONOURS
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D’TIGRESS CAPTAIN, EVELYN AKHATOR THRILLED WITH NIGERIA SPORTS AWARD HONOURS

D’Tigress captain, Evelyn Akhator has described her double awards at this year’s Nigerian Sports Awards as amazing. The professional basketball athlete, who plays for the Turkish side Besiktas,…

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D’TIGERS, D’TIGRESS ARRIVE LOMÉ FOR 2018 FIBA 3X3 AFRICA CUP
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D’TIGERS, D’TIGRESS ARRIVE LOMÉ FOR 2018 FIBA 3X3 AFRICA CUP

The Men and Women’s National teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup. The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike (Kano Pillars)…

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OLUKOYA APPLAUDS MFM WOMEN BASKETBALL ZENITH LEAGUE 4TH PLACE FINISH
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OLUKOYA APPLAUDS MFM WOMEN BASKETBALL ZENITH LEAGUE 4TH PLACE FINISH

The Office of the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries led by the General Overseer Dr Daniel Olukoya hosted the outstanding Mountain of Fire and Miracles…

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ENTER, SHADE OLUKOYA QUEENS AS MFM GETS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
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ENTER, SHADE OLUKOYA QUEENS AS MFM GETS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM

Nigeria Professional Football League sides, MFM, have diversified as they now have a women’s basketball team. According to the MFM Worldwide Director of Sports, Godwin Enakhena, a frontline…

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NBBF ROLLS OUT TIME TABLE FOR DOMESTIC LEAGUES
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NBBF ROLLS OUT TIME TABLE FOR DOMESTIC LEAGUES

Exciting times are here again for keen followers of the Nigeria basketball leagues as the Nigeria Basketball Federation rolled out dates for the Women Basketball Premier League, the…

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NBBF NATIONAL DIVISION 2 FINALS GET OCTOBER 23 DATE
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NBBF NATIONAL DIVISION 2 FINALS GET OCTOBER 23 DATE

The City of Lagos will be agog with basketball activities between the 23rd and 27th of October as 8 teams converge on the Indoor Sports Hall of the…

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NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION SHIFTS ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC SCENE AFTER WORLD CUP HEROICS
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NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION SHIFTS ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC SCENE AFTER WORLD CUP HEROICS

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida has announced that the federation’s attention will now be shifted to the grassroots and various domestic leagues after the…

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FIBA AFRICA PRESIDENT NIANG: ”HATS OFF TO NIGERIA AND SENEGAL PERFORMANCES ”
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FIBA AFRICA PRESIDENT NIANG: ”HATS OFF TO NIGERIA AND SENEGAL PERFORMANCES ”

FIBA Africa President Hamane Niang has urged African countries to build on Nigeria’s and Senegal’s performances at FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Tenerife, Spain. For the…

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FIBA WORLD CUP FEAT CATAPULTS D’TIGRESS 15 STEPS UP THE LADDER IN WORLD RANKING
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FIBA WORLD CUP FEAT CATAPULTS D’TIGRESS 15 STEPS UP THE LADDER IN WORLD RANKING

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. The good outing by the Nigerian women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, has yielded good dividends to Nigeria. In the latest world rankings released on Friday by…

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THE MEN FOLLOW THE WOMEN AS D’TIGERS PICK WORLD CUP TICKET AFTER D’TIGRESS’ FEAT
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THE MEN FOLLOW THE WOMEN AS D’TIGERS PICK WORLD CUP TICKET AFTER D’TIGRESS’ FEAT

The Federation of International Basketball Federations (FIBA) has congratulated the Nigeria Basketball Federation for being the first team in the world to qualify for the 2019 Men’s cup…

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HOW NIGERIAN NATIONALS DOMINATED FIBA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
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HOW NIGERIAN NATIONALS DOMINATED FIBA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

BY KUNLE SOLAJA.   The final eight of the just concluded FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain somehow turned a Nigerian show. Not just because the D’Tigress…

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POOR D’TIGRESS; A MISS AS GOOD AS A MILE
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POOR D’TIGRESS; A MISS AS GOOD AS A MILE

The match went back and forth as if it was meant to be a party for both sides jostling for the seventh position in the tournament. In the…

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FIBA PRESIDENT MURATORE DELIGHTED WITH WOMEN’S WORLD CUP, LOOKS FORWARD TO ELECTRIFYING FINISH
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FIBA PRESIDENT MURATORE DELIGHTED WITH WOMEN’S WORLD CUP, LOOKS FORWARD TO ELECTRIFYING FINISH

TENERIFE (FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018) – The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 is set to reach its pinnacle this Sunday, when reigning world champions USA…

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FIBA PRESIDENT, MURATORE, THUMBS UP NIGERIA AT WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
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FIBA PRESIDENT, MURATORE, THUMBS UP NIGERIA AT WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

The steady progress of women’s basketball in Nigeria and the above moderate performance of Nigeria’s D’Tigress have not gone unnoticed by FIBA president, Horacio Muratore. In an interview…

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