India dumps sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony
India's women athletes will for the first time wear trousers and a blazer instead of a traditional sari at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Australia, a move that has pitted reformers against traditionalists.
Oil Search 2017 profit surges; outlines PNG expansion
Australia’s Oil Search on Tuesday reported near threefold rise in annual core profit, underpinned by robust sales and rising oil and gas prices.
8 boxers make final cut for 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has picked eight boxers to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia following the final trials ahead of the Games. The final trials took place at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium at the National Stadium in Lagos on Friday, where 16 boxers slugged it out for…
Commonwealth Games: Coach optimistic NTTF men’s team will win
Nasiru Bello, National Coach of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has expressed the optimism that the men’s team would win laurels in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria will feature in table tennis event in the games tagged 2018 Gold Coast holding in Australia from April 4 to…
D’Tigress to battle Turkey, Argentina, Australia
Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigress, has been grouped alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia in the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup billed to hold in Tenerife, Spain from September 22 to 30. At a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Nigeria was drawn in Group B for…
Nigeria to face Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Nigeria has been grouped alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018.
Kyrgios wins in Brisbane
Australia's Nick Kyrgios displayed a newly acquired discipline in his title victory in Brisbane, when he defeated a weary Ryan Harrison, 6/4; 6/2. The opportunity for his maiden title on home soil came from his defeat of the defending champion, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, 3/6; 6/1; 6/4. America’s Ryan Harrison reached the final when he…
14 hurt as car driven into crowd in Australia
A car ploughed into a crowd in Australia's second-largest city on Thursday in what police said was a "deliberate act" that left more than a dozen people injured, some of them seriously.
First gay marriages take place in Australia
Australia's first gay weddings took place Saturday, ushering in a new era after the country's marriage equality law came into effect this month. The historic reforms were given royal assent on December 8, the final step in a process that began with a national postal vote in September. There was supposed to be a 30-day…