VANESSA BRYANT REMEMBERS KOBE, GIANNA ON ANNIVERSARY OF DEATHS
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VANESSA BRYANT REMEMBERS KOBE, GIANNA ON ANNIVERSARY OF DEATHS

Vanessa Bryant took to social media on Tuesday (Jan 26) to share her thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the death of her husband, Kobe and daughter, Gianna. Vanessa…

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OVER 500 ATHLETES GATHER FOR NIGERIA MILITARY GAMES
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OVER 500 ATHLETES GATHER FOR NIGERIA MILITARY GAMES

A record number of 592 athletes drawn   from nine Nigerian military and paramilitary agencies are taking part in 15 sports at the fourth edition of the ‘One Service,…

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NBA PLAYS ON WITH ‘HEAVY HEART’ AFTER US CAPITOL VIOLENCE, BLAKE DECISION
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NBA PLAYS ON WITH ‘HEAVY HEART’ AFTER US CAPITOL VIOLENCE, BLAKE DECISION

The National Basketball Association (NBA) went ahead with its slate of games on Wednesday (Jan 6) even as players said they were disturbed by images of chaos at…

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BASKETBALL: MASAI UJIRI PRICKS GLOBAL CONSCIENCE WITH LAUNCH OF HUMANITY
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BASKETBALL: MASAI UJIRI PRICKS GLOBAL CONSCIENCE WITH LAUNCH OF HUMANITY

The co-founder of Giants of Africa/President of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri has launched an inspirational movement that should prick a lot of hearts across the globe. The…

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WITH PLANS FOR 109 COURTS, BASKETBALL BOARD THANKS NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT
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WITH PLANS FOR 109 COURTS, BASKETBALL BOARD THANKS NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked the Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for its support to funding and approval of its programs which has…

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RACE FOR 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFICATION NOT OVER SAYS KIDA
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RACE FOR 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFICATION NOT OVER SAYS KIDA

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the race for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket is not yet over as Nigerians continue to shower accolades on…

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PERFECT START FOR D’TIGERS AS 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFIER ENDS IN RWANDA
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PERFECT START FOR D’TIGERS AS 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFIER ENDS IN RWANDA

D’Tigers concluded their first FIBA Afrobasket on a winning note as they maintained their unbeaten run with another emphatic 91-68 points win against Mali. Captain, Ike Diogu led…

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NBBF PUT CLUBS ON ALERT AHEAD OF NEW SEASON
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NBBF PUT CLUBS ON ALERT AHEAD OF NEW SEASON

As stakeholders look ahead to the new season following the recent Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 lifting of ban on contact sports, clubs have been advised to put…

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PHASE 2 OF NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL BEGINS ON ABUJA ANNIVERSARY
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PHASE 2 OF NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL BEGINS ON ABUJA ANNIVERSARY

BY KUNLE SOLAJA The National Sports Festival in Nigeria will be held in Benin in two phases owing to the observance of the Covid-19 prevention protocols. Symbolically, the…

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WHY THE NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL MUST BE PUT ON HOLD
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WHY THE NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL MUST BE PUT ON HOLD

BY SMARTS EBHODAGHE It is no longer news that the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 was postponed just a few days to the commencement due to…

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COURT INJUCTIONS HOLDS UP NIGERIA’S MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE
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COURT INJUCTIONS HOLDS UP NIGERIA’S MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced that holding the Men’s Premier League may not dunk off soon due to the ongoing suit brought against it by ‘Management…

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NIGERIA’S PIONEER SPORTS RADIO OWNER, LARRY IZAMOJE MAKES SPORTS ICON LIST
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NIGERIA’S PIONEER SPORTS RADIO OWNER, LARRY IZAMOJE MAKES SPORTS ICON LIST

Sports journalism received a rare honour in Nigeria as the pioneer owner of sports radio station in the country, Dr Larry Izamoje is named among the 60 sports…

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NIGERIA LOSES FIBA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, SANGODEYI
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NIGERIA LOSES FIBA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, SANGODEYI

The Nigerian basketball community has been thrown into mourning following the demise of the first Nigerian basketball player to be awarded sportsman of the year, Yomi Sangodeyi. Popularly…

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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO HONOUR 60 SPORTS ICONS THIS FRIDAY
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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO HONOUR 60 SPORTS ICONS THIS FRIDAY

All is now set to honour  60 Nigerian sports icons and  personalities that have won laurels  for  Nigeria  and those that have made meaningful  impact on sports development in…

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NIGERIANS EXCITED ABOUT BAM ADEBAYO’S D’TIGERS PROSPECT
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NIGERIANS EXCITED ABOUT BAM ADEBAYO’S D’TIGERS PROSPECT

Basketball fans in Nigeria are in frenzy over the prospects of having Miami Heats Centre, Femi ‘Bam’ Adebayo on the national team, D’Tigers. The 2017 NBA 17th draft who…

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NIGERIA’S CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BURATAI BIDS KIDA FAREWELL AS PRESIDENT OF NBBF BOWS OUT OF SERVICE
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NIGERIA’S CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BURATAI BIDS KIDA FAREWELL AS PRESIDENT OF NBBF BOWS OUT OF SERVICE

The bond between the Nigerian military and basketball displayed as the head of Nigerian Army paid tributes to the chieftain of basketball organization in Nigeria. The Nigerian Army…

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BAM! NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN BASKETBALLER, ‘BAM’ ADEBAYO HELPS MIAMI HEAT WIN OVER CELTICS
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BAM! NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN BASKETBALLER, ‘BAM’ ADEBAYO HELPS MIAMI HEAT WIN OVER CELTICS

Miami Heat beat Celtics 117-114 Tuesday night; great thanks to Nigerian-born American player, Edrice Femi “Bam” Adebayo. What a dramatic ending.  Jayson Tatum thought he had a dunk…

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BASKETBALL: NIGERIAN CENTRE MICHAEL OJO DIES OF HEART ATTACK
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BASKETBALL: NIGERIAN CENTRE MICHAEL OJO DIES OF HEART ATTACK

Nigerian basketball player Michael Ojo died of a heart attack during an individual training session in the Serbian capital on Friday (Aug 7), his former club Red Star…

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NBBF MOURNS AS FORMER D’TIGERS INVITEE, OJO DIES AT 27
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NBBF MOURNS AS FORMER D’TIGERS INVITEE, OJO DIES AT 27

Tributes have been flowing in from members of the Nigeria Basketball Federation after receiving the sad news of the sudden demise of Michael Olalekan Ojo. According to an…

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FLASHBACK: HAKEEM OLAJUWON WINS OLYMPIC GOLD WITH US DREAM TEAM
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FLASHBACK: HAKEEM OLAJUWON WINS OLYMPIC GOLD WITH US DREAM TEAM

On the same 2 August 1996 date that Chioma Ajunwa won gold in Long Jump at the Olympic Games, Nigeria-born Hakeem Olajuwon was a member of the gold-winning…

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REPORT ON KOBE BRYANT CRASH IS OUT
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REPORT ON KOBE BRYANT CRASH IS OUT

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside with former National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant aboard may have been disoriented by thick fog shortly prior…

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