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Nigeria male, female volleyball leagues begins November 1

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has revealed that its maiden Premier League for male and female teams, earlier scheduled for this month, will now hold from November 1 to 10 at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua indoor sports Hall, Kaduna. The President of the Federation, Musa Nimrod said the competitions suffered several […]

Valiant D’Tigress fall to USA in FIBA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal
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Valiant D’Tigress fall to USA in FIBA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal

Photo: Twitter/BballNaija After winning the first quarter, D’ Tigress succumbed to a resurgent USA in the quarter-final of the FIBA Women’s W0rld Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The United States of America’s women basketball team shook off an inauspicious start to qualify for the semi-final with a 71-40 win over D’Tigress. […]

D’Tigress, Nigeria’s basketball heroes defying the chaos at home
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D’Tigress, Nigeria’s basketball heroes defying the chaos at home

On Tuesday, for the first time ever, Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress, secured qualification beyond the Group Stage of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup. On Wednesday, they went one better by narrowly pipping Greece, and will now compete in the Quarter Final. Up next is a date with title […]

Buhari congratulates history-making D’Tigress
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Buhari congratulates history-making D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, who recorded their second -straight win at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain with a hard-fought 75-70 victory over Argentina. Buhari, on his official twitter handle, @MBUHARI, posted the congratulatory message on Tuesday night. The President said the […]

District Four wins Schools Cycling Challenge
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District Four wins Schools Cycling Challenge

ACF President, Mr. Yemi Osilaja presenting the overall winners title to District Four at the end of the School Cycling Challenge in Lagos…at the weekend. District Four cyclists at the weekend dominated the School Cycling Challenge (SCC), a competition that promotes cycling among Lagos secondary school students. The event ended […]

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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress stun Turkey to make basketball history

Nigeria made history at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain as the national women’s team stunned Turkey 74-68 in the Group B game decided on Sunday. It was Nigeria’s first-ever FIBA Women’s World Cup victory and the first time the female team would defeat any European opponent.With the […]

Nigeria rebounds as D’Tigress beat Turkey 74 to 68
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Nigeria rebounds as D’Tigress beat Turkey 74 to 68

Nigeria's D'Tigres at FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife After the disappointing loss to Australia in their opening game of the on-going FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife, Spain, Nigeria’s national women basketball team, D’Tigress yesterday defeated Turkey 74 to 68 points to resuscitate their hope of a second round […]

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Aruna Quadri is smashing his way up

When Aruna Quadri hit the scene after being the first African to be named World table tennis player of the year in 2014, many table tennis watchers in Nigeria may not have believed much more feats could be achieved from the Oyo state indigene. Now 29 years-old, Quadri took to […]

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Whistleblower warns WADA of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a “catastrophe for clean sport” if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week. Former Moscow laboratory chief Rodchenkov, who lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015, said Russia could only be readmitted […]

FIBA Africa World Cup qualifiers: We are happy with our first victory- Nwora
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FIBA Africa World Cup qualifiers: We are happy with our first victory- Nwora

Alex Nwora Alex Nwora, Head Coach, Nigeria’s Senior National Men’s Basketball team, D’Tigers, says winning their first game is the most important thing in the ongoing FIBA World Cup qualifiers holding in Lagos. D’Tigers parading some of the best players in the competition, defeated Cote D’Ivoire, 84-73, to claim first […]

Sports disadvantaged by FG’s budgetary attitude, says Dalung
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Sports disadvantaged by FG’s budgetary attitude, says Dalung

[FILE PHOTO] Dalung Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has blamed the sector’s woes on the Federal Government’s budgetary attitude, accusing it of hampering the maintenance of ministry’s infrastructure across the country. Speaking in Abuja while unveiling plans for the 2018 National Sports Festival, Dalung said: “The past three annual budgets for […]

Nigeria’s 10-Man delegation departs for African Floorball Tourney
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Nigeria’s 10-Man delegation departs for African Floorball Tourney

Floorball. Photo/ Fysiken Nigeria’s 10-man contingent to the maiden African Floorball Cup, which will hold today and tomorrow at the Le Palais design Sports de Treichville Centre, Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire, departed the country yesterday sure of success at the continental championship. The team comprises seven players and three officials, including […]