Friday, 2nd June 2023

Olympic Games

30 Jul 2021
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 2021
…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…
28 Jul 2021
…Becomes first Nigerian woman to finish 100m freestyle in under a minute Before 28 July 2021, no Nigerian woman had ever gone under a minute in the women’s 100m freestyle event. That is no longer the case after Abiola Ogunbanwo, on Wednesday at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, won Heat 1 of her favourite event in…
28 Jul 2021
When Abiola Ogunbanwo arrives at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre today to feature in the first heat of the women’s 100m freestyle, she will be entering the record books...
26 Jul 2021
The journey to Olympic glory officially gets underway for Nigeria’s D’Tigress at 5:40 AM on Tuesday when they take on a United States women’s basketball team out to secure its 50th consecutive victory at the Olympics. Since losing in the quarterfinals of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the U.S. women have dominated the opposition. Forty-nine times,…
26 Jul 2021
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have issued a typhoon warning from 26-28 July 2021, but say a tropical storm expected to hit Japan on Tuesday, codenamed Nepartak, is unlikely to cause major disruption to the Games. Rowing events and archery have already been moved, according to information obtained from the Tokyo Olympics' official website, but…
26 Jul 2021
Elizabeth Anyanacho suffered a blow in her quest for an Olympic medal in the early hours of Monday against a much matured and experienced double Olympic medallist, Nur Tartar of Turkey. Tartar showed class and applied experience winning 12 - 7 against the Nigerian debutant who proved that the future belongs to her with a…
24 Jul 2021
…as Edem progresses to next round of table tennis event Nigerian legend, Funke Oshonaike, has expressed her gratitude to Nigerians for their support and prayers after she made a glorious exit from the women’s singles table tennis event of the on-going Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Oshonaike lost her first preliminary round game to Juan Liu…
16 Jul 2021
Thirteen years after Chika Chukwumerije won a bronze medal in the taekwondo event of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 22-year-old Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first woman taekwondoist
24 Jun 2021
Team Nigeria's women 4x400m relay team will be among the 16 nations that will file out for the event at the Tokyo Olympics after scorching to a 3:26.84 African lead Thursday at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship in Lagos. The team, anchored by Patience Okon-George, has now jumped to the front of the queue for…
18 Dec 2020
Russia will not be officially represented at the next summer and winter Olympic Games or the 2022 football World Cup after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), reports
14 Dec 2020
It's time for Nigerian amateur boxers to strut their stuff once again. The pugilists have been out of action since the outbreak of the coronavirus but on Wednesday 26 of the


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A Civil Society Organization, Inclusive Friends Association, has tasked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to change the narrative and work towards improving the rights of the over 30 million persons with disabilities in Nigeria.
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WaterAid Nigeria has called on the government to put in place, policies to ensure proper management of menstrual hygiene for women and girls.
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The Joint Unions of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has debunked media report that it raised alarm over impending air crashes due to the removal of heads of aviation agencies
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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday, said that the service will generate over $200 billion revenue in the next 20 years through the Trade Modernisation Project (TMP).
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Ahead of the inauguration of 10th national assembly, a coalition of 18 women groups across the country have appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure that a woman be elected as the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.