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U17 Volleyball Championship Serve Off In Kebbi

Over 100 players have converged in Kebbi state for the U17 Indoor Volleyball (female) and Beach Volleyball (male and female) championships. The North West volleyball championship is slated for 19th to 22nd December, 2019 at Haliru Abdul stadium, Birin Kebbi, Kebbi state. The president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer …

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Pascal, Iloenyosi Blasts Taribo West over ‘sinking’ Comments

A couple of former Nigerian international players have lambasted former defender Taribo West over his infantile remarks against the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation, including his statement that Nigerian Football is ‘sinking’, which they dismissed as ‘silly’. Former utility player Pascal Patrick MON, who was in Nigeria’s 1996 Olympic …

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Gov. El-Rufai Set To Renovate Ahmadu Bello Stadium

The Adoption Campaign initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development which was introduced to critical stakeholders by the Minister in Lagos earlier in the week appears to be gaining momentum with public and private individuals keying into the campaign. The initiative which has Adopt-an-Athlete and Adopt-a-pitch and Adopt …

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2020 NSF: Edo Govt Vows Digital, Successful Hosting

The Edo State Government has assured a digitalized and successful hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF). The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu confirmed this at the 2nd and final joint technical meeting in Benin-City. Shuaibu who doubles as the Chairman Local Organising Committee (LOC) also stated …

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Sports Ministry signs MoU with NESG

As a fallout of the Inter Ministerial Technical Committee Session convened by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NESG with a view to breaching the magnitude of the funding gap …

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NSF: Sports Ministry Terminates Greenfield  Marketing Partnership Deal 

The Federal ministry of youth and sports have given notice for the termination of the sponsorship/marketing partnership deal with Greenfield Assets Limited in respect of the National Sports Festival due to unsatisfactory performance. The development was part of the resolution made at the 2nd joint technical meeting of the 2020 …

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Siasia Seeks FG, NFF Help Over FIFA Life Ban

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has begged the federal government, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and philanthropists to come to his aid and appeal the life ban slammed on him by FIFA. FIFA handed life ban to Siasia in August for allegedly agreeing to ‘receive bribe in relation to the …

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Breaking: Gusau Reject George’s Faction Investigative Panel

 The president of the Athletics Federation Of Nigeria (AFN), Engr. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau has rejected the invitation to appear before the Olamide George’s faction investigative panel.  The AFN president disclosed in a press statement on Monday, adding that the investigative committee is illegal and lacks the backing of the AFN constitution …

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Boboye Appointed Akwa United Head Coach As Obuh Resigns

Kennedy Boboye has been appointed the new head coach of Nigeria Professional Football League club, Akwa United FC. Boboye takes charge of the Uyo based club following John Obuh’s resignation on Monday morning. Obuh cited indiscipline and insubodination by some of the players as the main reason for his decision …

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U-23 Africa Canoe C/Ship: Team Nigeria Wins 2 Gold, 1 Silver

Team Nigeria continues their dominance at the continental level, having won two gold and one sliver at the ongoing Africa Canoe Under 23 and Junior Championship in Alamein, Egypt.  2019 All Africa Games gold medalist Ayomide Bello Emmanuel, returned has the fastest athlete in the C1 500m women event to …

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NOC Wades Into AFN Crisis, Set Up Committee

The board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has waded into the crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) by setting up a four-man investigative panel to mediate in the crisis. This was part of the decisions reached at its board meeting held yesterday ahead of their Annual General …

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CDF Annual Boxing Competition To Kickoff Dec 14

Founder of Child Dignity Foundation, Mrs Amaka Awogu has announced Saturday, 14th of December as date for the 7th edition of its annual boxing competition for kids within Lagos state. The event will hold at the Brai Ayonote boxing gymnasium inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos state by 10 am …

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Arsenal Ends Winless Run over West Ham

Arsenal came from behind to end their nine-match winless streak as Freddie Ljungberg enjoyed his first victory as interim manager at the expense of his former club West Ham. Eighteen-year-old Gabriel Martinelli marked his full Premier League debut by side-footing an equaliser which cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna’s deflected first-half opener …

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AFN Crisis: Minister To Set Up Crisis Resolution Team

By @Vjwale Towards ensuring lasting peace in the crisis rocking the Nigeria Athletics Federation (AFN) the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, said that he will set up a Crisis Resolution Team (CRT) The sports minister made this known on his official twitter handle on Monday, he stated …

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Anthony Joshua Declares War on Oleksandr Usyk

World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua insists he is ready to “rock and roll” with Oleksandr Usyk, if a WBO title defence is enforced next after his points win over Andy Ruiz Jr. Britain’s heavyweight star regained the WBO, WBA ‘super’ and IBF titles in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, and …

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