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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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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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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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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Barack Obama joins NBA-Africa
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Barack Obama joins NBA-Africa

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that former US President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa  as a strategic partner. President Obama will help advance the league’s social responsibility efforts…

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USA men’s basketball team returns to winning way
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USA men’s basketball team returns to winning way

The USA’s men’s basketball team bounced back from their shock opening-game defeat with a comfortable 120-66 victory over Iran. The Americans saw their 25-game Olympic winning streak ended by…

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Tokyo 2020:  D’Tigers’ heart not large enough
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Tokyo 2020: D’Tigers’ heart not large enough

Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have suffered a second consecutive defeat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a 99-92 victory by Germany. They played gallantly and looked like reversing their…

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D’Tigress’ loss is US women’s 50th straight win
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D’Tigress’ loss is US women’s 50th straight win

The U.S. women won, as usual. It just wasn’t in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to. The winning streak for the world’s top-ranked team is…

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USA stars see off determined Nigeria’s D’Tigress
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USA stars see off determined Nigeria’s D’Tigress

Team USA survived an early onslaught to secure a nervous 81-72 win against Nigeria in their women’s basketball Group B opener on Tuesday (27 July). The six-time reigning Olympic champions…

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US men fall to France in first basketball loss since 2004
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US men fall to France in first basketball loss since 2004

The US men’s basketball team suffered a shock 83-76 defeat at the hands of France on Sunday (July 25), losing at the Olympics for the first time since 2004…

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Tokyo Olympics Basketball: Australia outscore Nigeria’s D’Tigers 84-67
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Tokyo Olympics Basketball: Australia outscore Nigeria’s D’Tigers 84-67

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Sunday morning began their podium quest at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a disappoint 87-67 loss to Australia who took absolute control of the game…

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With Nigeria demystifying US, ‘Dream Team’s era coming to an end?
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With Nigeria demystifying US, ‘Dream Team’s era coming to an end?

Team USA have dominated men’s basketball at the Olympics, winning six of the seven gold medals available – and earning the iconic ‘Dream Team’ nickname. Following the inclusion…

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Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The shift from competitors to Olympic medal contenders
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Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The shift from competitors to Olympic medal contenders

Tokyo 2020 could herald the start of a new reign for Africans across multiple sports outside their usual medal-winning events like athletics, and football and swimming. Nigeria recently…

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Setback for Nigeria’s D’Tigress as CAS rejects basketball pair’s bid to represent Nigeria at Tokyo 2020
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Setback for Nigeria’s D’Tigress as CAS rejects basketball pair’s bid to represent Nigeria at Tokyo 2020

Two women’s basketball players have had a last-ditch bid to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Games here thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Nneka…

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Tokyo 2020: The hijabi referee making Olympic history
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Tokyo 2020: The hijabi referee making Olympic history

Sara Gamal has a track record of achieving big things, and now the Egyptian civil engineer and basketball player-turned-referee is about to make Olympic history. She will be…

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Nigeria’s basketball teams get further financial boosts for Olympics
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Nigeria’s basketball teams get further financial boosts for Olympics

Nigeria’s National  Basketball Teams D’ Tigers and  D’ Tigress quests for Olympics medals have been given further boost  by  another corporate organization Fidelity Bank. The bank has extended support  to the…

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Basketball: Nigeria score historic upset over US in Olympic exhibition
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Basketball: Nigeria score historic upset over US in Olympic exhibition

The United States men’s basketball team was upset by Nigeria on Saturday evening (July 10) in its first exhibition game ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a stunning outcome…

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