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25 Jan 2019
Despite the many challenges faced by the Nigerian sports industry in 2018, the year 2019 offers yet another opportunity to try to become bigger and more impactful economically. In this piece, I attempt to proffer some solutions to the problems and how Nigerian sport can make use of some of the available digital tools to…
17 Dec 2018
The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has condemned Niger State unsportsmanlike behaviour during the final match between Niger and Delta states at the 19th National Sport festival in Abuja. HFN’s President, Samuel Ocheho described the disruption of the final led by the Niger State Director of Sports, Alhaji Baba Sheshi, as disgraceful and shameful. He…
11 Dec 2018
The organisers of the NorthWest Petroleum Football tournament have charged governments and corporate firms in the country to invest in sports in order for there to be gainful employment and great reduction in crimes. Speaking at the final that ended in Calabar at the weekend, the Head, Corporate Communications and Brand Northwest Petroleum & Gas…
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.
21 Sep 2018
Since the end of the FIFA World Cup in July, the competition in the African sports television market has continued to grow. While all the three major players in the English-speaking market – SuperSport, StarTimes and Kwese TV – shared the rights to the biggest football showpiece of the summer, they have each made different…
31 Aug 2018
The management of Mibod Global Resources Limited and SIAO, an audit and assurance, tax and advisory firm based in Lagos, in collaboration with Vienna, Austria based Henry Lewis Promotion and U.S based boxing promotion outfit, Boss Lady Promotion, have concluded arrangements to identify young Nigerians who are good in other sports apart from football and…
25 Aug 2018
It is the little things that matter the most in life.  Attention to the small details changes lives and makes the biggest difference.    Two of late Nelson Mandela’s greatest quotes come to mind. The first is: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. The second is: ‘Sport has the…
28 Jul 2018
I am formally announcing to readers of this column my intention to run for political office in Nigeria starting from Ogun State.  I want to whet the appetite of Nigerians and Ogun State people in particular.    They should be prepared for an avalanche of new ways and an exciting future. They shall be actively…
18 Jun 2018
Top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by their president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick, held a closed-door meeting with the Super Eagles players and technical crew entered into a crisis meeting in Kaliningrad immediately after Saturday’s loss to Croatia. The meeting, according to some officials, was at the instance of the NFF, which wanted…
4 May 2018
In April 2017, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) announced an unprecedented five-year $12million deal with Kwese TV to sponsor its Premier Basketball League. That deal, worth $2.2m annually, was the biggest single deal in Nigerian sport. Last week, the NBBF reportedly signed another two-year 60million Naira deal with TOTAL Nigeria for the Divisions One and…
27 Mar 2018
Residents of Araromi Community, Gbagada, Lagos are excited by the lunch of a community stadium in their area, saying the project will help in training future stars from the area. The Araromi Community Sports Centre, which is also nicknamed the San Siro Stadium after Milan Stadium in Italy, according to Gbagada Grassroots Sports Association president, Kenneth…
1 Feb 2018
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is investing optimally in sports development as a veritable tool for empowerment and job creation for the teeming youths of the state, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh has said. Speaking during a one-day seminar organised by the state’s sports journalists in Uyo on…

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