Thursday, 21st September 2023

Olympic Games

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
8 Nov 2020
Civilisations over the years have always looked for means to rove the living standard of citizens. Most societies adopt programmes that create opportunities for people to grow to their optimum abilities, elevate their standards of living, and make existence more meaningful. In sports, countries have adopted different approaches to ensure that they get the best…
20 Apr 2020
Nigeria’s first Olympic Games individual gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa, has advised the country’s athletes to continue with their training programmes...
11 Apr 2020
The world is definitely passing through one of its ‘worst’ chapters in human history.
28 Mar 2020
Were the English Premier League, or the La Liga, or even the Olympic Games to be on somewhere in the world, staying at home for two weeks during this most challenging period in human history
26 Mar 2020
Following the postponement of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival and the summer Olympic Games in Japan, the Guild of Sports Editors has charged Nigerian athletes to ensure they remain fit by continuing with their personal training programmes.
4 Jan 2020
A Happy New Year to all the readers of this column. For some reason the year 2020, a leap year I am told, has come with a feel-good aura of hope...
5 Dec 2019
Nigeria has undoubtedly made major marks in global football with Nigerian teams hitting notable milestone as the first side outside Europe to win the Olympic Games gold medal in 68 years
26 Jul 2019
With one year to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Visa (NYSE: V), the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic Games, is preparing...
21 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s quest to feature in its second straight Olympic Games next year got a big setback yesterday when Libya defeated the national U-23 team 2-0 at the Stade de Ben Guerdane in Tunisia.


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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been awarded the ‘Symbol of Peace’ among recipients of the maiden edition of the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’ honour.
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Kenyan police said Thursday they had learned from their "mistakes" as the nation commemorated the 10th anniversary of a bloody siege at an upmarket shopping centre in the capital Nairobi.
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An All Progressive Congress (APC), chieftain, Professor Yusuf Magaji, has extolled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for considering Prof. Abiodun Sule for the coveted office of Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The politician in a statement, yesterday, described the maritime expert as fit for the responsibility. Magaji said while Sule is…
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The basic education model adopted by Nigerian states including Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, Kwara has been commended at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78). The commendation was given on the sidelines of the General Assembly at a Devex event organized to discuss the topic “Transforming Education: Overcoming crisis, improving learning Outcomes.” Speaking at a panel…
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A lawmaker in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilare Bello Mohammed, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cult clash in Sagamu over the weekend. Five suspected cultists were also arrested alongside Mohammed in connection with the incident that started on Wednesday and continued till Sunday, leading to several deaths. Other five…