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26 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked athletes in the country to give their best to promote unity at the flag off of the Ministry of Interior Games (MIGA), which began yesterday. He said the event was aimed at unearthing new talents for Team Nigeria.
2 Nov 2018
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports on Thursday said the government would continue to priortise the welfare of athletes to sustain sports development in the country. Dalung said this at the unveiling of mascot and logo of the 2019 International Para-Powerlifting Championships in Lagos. The championship is slated for January. The News Agency…
22 Oct 2018
Public and private schools in Kaduna State are set to participate in the maiden Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) 2018 Secondary Schools Indoor Championship aimed at discovering talented athletes for the State. Speaking on the championship yesterday, Chairman of the Organising Committee, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson and Secretary, Abdulwaheed Adubi said the participants would…
21 Jul 2018
A total number of 99 athletes were discovered at the just concluded Lagos State Secondary Schools Traditional Games. The school sports competition, which was held at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park Yaba, saw no fewer than 658 students from 44 schools (public and private) taking part in traditional games of Abula, Kokowa, Ayo…
7 May 2018
Atheletes should avoid the ketogenic diet, new research suggests. The low-carb, high-fat eating plan makes them perform worse, a study found. Just four days after eliminating carbohydrates, a sportman's running distance is reduced by 15 percent and their strength by up to seven percent, a study found. Although it is unclear exactly why this occurs,…
10 Feb 2018
Foremost sports betting company, Bet9ja has given a big boost to some special athletes to enable them take part in today’s Lagos City Marathon by providing them with wheelchair and kits. This would not only ensure they develop their talents, but also expose them to the highest level of competition. According to the Brands and Communications Manager…
20 Jan 2018
More than 30 competitors withdrew from last weekend’s Siberian Indoor Championships in Irkutsk when drug testers arrived at the two-day event. Russia’s anti-doping agency Rusada will be given the names of the athletes who left the regional competition, according to BBC Russian. Sergey Shubenkov, the 2015 world 110m hurdle champion, tweeted: “Doping control drove in.…
4 Jul 2017
Given the right tools you can survive anywhere and that has been the truth for Nigerians who have made their marks in different sectors of the society. Casting our light on the sports industry, we have Nigerians native and in diaspora who have set their footprints in the sand of time and have helped pave…
12 Sep 2016
The Kwara State Government at the weekend denied the claims by some special athletes that it owes them 15 months salaries.
20 May 2016
The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its committees on sports and Foreign Affairs to investigate the reasons Nigeria’s athletes were denied visas ...
12 May 2016
Aside the cash prizes for deserving athletes, the AFN will use the Golden League to pick the team for African Championships holding in South Africa next month as well as slots for the Rio Olympics.


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One policeman was killed and another wounded in north Kosovo early Sunday, according to authorities, during an armed attack on a patrol as it approached a blocked road near the border with Serbia.
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Mali "will not stand idly by" if foreign governments intervene in neighouring Niger, Bamako's top diplomat warned the United Nations on Saturday, after both countries' juntas joined a mutual defense pact.