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22 Jan
For some of the world’s legendary sportsmen, winning a competition fair and square is not just something akin to a creed, but a way of life and culture.
19 Jan
As Nigerians await the outcome of the probe panel set up by the Sports Ministry to investigate allegations of medals padding at the Delta 2022 National Sports Festival, a top official has revealed that the scandalous practice ‘started long ago’ and that some officials in the ministry benefit from it.
17 Dec
Secretary General of the Commonwealth Handball Association, Saidu Jibril, has commended the quality of organisation and competition witnessed at the just-concluded National Sports Festival, which ended in Asaba, Delta State, at the weekend. Hosts, Delta, won the Games with 320 gold, 200 silver and 128 bronze medals. The former international handball player praised both the…
12 Dec
It will be difficult for anybody to break my NSF record, Okowa boasts Host of the 2006 edition of the National Sports Festival, Ogun State, has been awarded the hosting right for the next edition in 2024. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the closing ceremony of…
11 Dec
Host, Delta State, topped the medals table with 320 gold and 200 silver medals as the 21st National Sports Festival ended, yesterday, in Asaba, Delta State.
10 Dec
• Team Oyo Breaks New Grounds • My Disability Doesn’t Stop Me, Says Akinbode Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) for Delta 2022 National Sports Festival, Patrick Ukah, has assured Nigerians that the closing ceremony of the games today will be highly entertaining. Ukah said they’ve been preparing for the closing ceremony before the games began,…
8 Dec
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, commiserated with Imo State government and the family of the boxer, who slumped and died at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba.
7 Dec
Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has expressed his satisfaction with the level of activities at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State.
3 Dec
I’m in Delta to win gold, nursing mother declares Team Delta, yesterday, showed it is not willing to relinquish its number one position in the ongoing National Sports Festival as it won one more gold in addition to the four it has already won in the cycling event to make it five out of seven…
2 Dec
Team Delta on Friday walloped Team Oyo 3-0 to win gold in the women’s team Table Tennis final at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the quartet of Rashidat Ogundele, Fatima Bello, Ajoke Ojomu and Aminat Fashola trashed Team Oyo in a one-sided final at the…
2 Dec
Host, Delta State, has played down its ‘hosting to win’ slogan for the 21st National Sports Festival, which began on Wednesday. Speaking with journalists after a glamorous opening ceremony at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba...
27 Nov
At the end of the Nigeria Civil War in 1970, the unity of the country was seriously threatened. The then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, initiated the National Sports Festival in 1973 as a platform to bring together youths ..


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