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3 Oct
Beyond being an important unifying tool and a platform for youth empowerment, research has shown that sports, also discourages crime and youth restiveness.
1 Oct
His views are a bit contrary to popular assumptions, but Gen. J. S. Bindawa, is one sports enthusiast that should be taken seriously when he talks sports.
9 Aug
In the twenty-first century, the sport has grown beyond being just a form of entertainment. It has become a most serious endeavor that earns more for both individuals and states
7 Aug
She was billed to win, but she lost her event. She worked extremely hard. She is funded and adopted by a powerful and well-respected spiritual leader. She has been a model of good conduct and character through the years of her wearing...
4 Aug
Shot putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has appealed to Nigerians to get behind him as he bids for a place in Nigeria's Olympics history books. Enekwechi will be competing in the finals of the shot put event on Thursday and the 28-year-old is hoping to become the first Nigerian man in track and field to win an…
3 Aug
Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborududu on Tuesday won a silver medal in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling event, losing to reigning world champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock of the United States 4-1 on points. Oborududu’s loss, notwithstanding, she made history as the first wrestler representing Nigeria to win a medal at the Olympics, a feat that was already…
2 Aug
Former Olympic and Commonwealth freestyle wrestling champion, and current president of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, has showered encomiums on Blessing Oborududu after the wrestler advanced to the final of the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling event at the on-going Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Oborududu, a Commonwealth champion, on Monday defeated London 2012 Olympics bronze…
31 Jul
…Itsekiri also through but Oduduru misses out after disqualification Team Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke, Saturday, blitzed to a new lifetime best of 9.98 seconds in the men’s 100 metres as he advanced to the semi-finals of the blue riband event. Adegoke, whose previous personal best was 10.00s, finished ahead of a strong field that included Trayvon…
31 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigers are out of the basketball event of the Olympic Games after losing to Italy 80-71 on Saturday in Saitama. It was the third loss in a row for the African champions, following earlier defeats to Australia and Germany. Chimezie Metu scored 22 points and Jordan Nwora added 20 for Nigeria. Jahlil Okafor scored…
30 Jul
A tough tasks awaits Team Nigeria's Grace Nwokocha as she takes to the tracks in the semi-finals of the women's 100m at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The presence of two-time Olympics 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in her semifinal should be an added motivation for the 20-year-old but will also serve as a big…
30 Jul
It was expected to be a close contest between two teams who had lost their respective opening games of the women’s basketball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but in the end it turned out to be an easy win for France as they got the better of Nigeria 87-62 in Saitama. The 25-point…
30 Jul
…It’s the first time two Nigerians will be racing in the 100m semis since 2012 For the first time since 2012, two Nigerian athletes will be running in the semifinals of the women's 100m after Blessing Okagbare and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha qualified from their respective heats Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Nwokocha had to run a…

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