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Babatunde Popoola returns as basketball referees elect new officers

The Nigeria Basketball Referees Council (NBRC,) has elected new officers to run its affairs for the next four years in an election conducted in Kaduna on April 6, 2019.

NBBF: Abuja court strikes out suit challenging Musa Kida’s election

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice B.O Quadri has struck out a suit challenging the election of Musa Ahmadu Kida as Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President for the 2017-2021 term of office.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi is unique, continues to amaze at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets has saluted the “unique” skills of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, with the Argentine continuing to amaze with his level of consistency.

Babs Ogunade: NBBF will focus on Age Grade competitions in 2019

The Nigeria Basketball Federation will focus more on age grade competitions this year according to Vice President Babs Ogunade.
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NBA players pay tributes to late rapper Nipsey Hussle

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became only the second player after NBA great Wilt Chamberlain to score a ’20-20-20′ triple-double and dedicated it to murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle.

FIBA World Cup: Every team in our group is a threat – D’Tigers’ Ike...

Nigeria’s men’s basketball senior national team, D’Tigers’ captain, Ike Diogu, has played down talks of having an easy draw as he says every team in Group B is a threat.

Musa Kida: We’ll be well prepared for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Musa Kida, the President, Nigeria Basketball Federation, on Tuesday said that the national senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, would be well prepared for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

FIBA World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigers draw Argentina, Korea in Group B

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team D’Tigers will face Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.

D’Tigers 2019 FIBA World Cup plans unveiled

Board member of Nigeria Basketball Federations Afolabi Oni has revealed the plans of the Federations to help the D’Tigers prepare adequately for upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka finds positives despite Indian Wells loss

World number one Naomi Osaka was trying to find the positives after her Indian Wells WTA title defense went up in smoke on Tuesday.
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Jordan Nwora named most improved basketball player in ACC

Cardinal Louisville and D’Tigers forward Jordan Nwora has been named the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) most improved player of the year.

Babatunde Ogunade: D’Tigers will be fortified ahead FIBA World Cup in China

Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Babatunde Ogunade has stated that the Nigeria senior men national basketball team will be adequately fortified ahead of the FIBA world cup in China with the draws for the world cup slated for this coming weekend.

Ike Diogu eager to make impressive debut for Nigeria at FIBA World Cup

D’Tigers captain Ike Diogu is looking forward to making his debut for Nigeria at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China and believes winning a medal at the tournament is not beyond the team.
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D’Tigress Evelyn Akhator makes a choice every day to just be positive

Nigerian Evelyn Akhator, regarded as one of the D’Tigress’ best performers in their gold-winning expedition at the FIBA Women’s 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Mali, has a strong drive and always keep a positive look to life.

FIBA World Cup: NBBF chief Musa Kida optimistic of D’Tigers chances

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Ahmadu Musa Kida, has expressed optimism on the chances of Nigeria’s men national basketball team D’Tigers to do well at this year’s FIBA world cup in China which is slated for August 31st – 15th September 2019.
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NBA: Semi Ojeleye charges Boston Celtics to end winless streak

Boston Celtics’ reserve forward Semi Ojeleye has explained his outburst during the team’s third quarter of the loss to Houston Rockets was necessary.

Ikenna Iroegbu targets inclusion in D’Tigers FIBA World Cup squad

Ikenna Iroegbu has set his sights on a fight for a place in Nigeria’s D’Tigers’ star-studded squad ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

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Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League after defeating Slavia Prague 4-3 at Stamford Bridge, resulting in a 5-3 aggregate victory.

Chelsea reach Europa semis despite alarming second half

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals despite an alarmingly complacent second-half performance at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Federal government has 58 roads, bridges ongoing projects in Southeast – minister

The Federal Government has 58 ongoing road and bridge projects in the South East, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Shehuri, has said.