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NBBF crisis: Gombe Bulls, Kwara Falcons drag Musa Kida-led board to court

The Gombe Bulls Basketball Club and Kwara Falcons Basketball Club have dragged the factional Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF Board led by Musa Kida to an Abuja High Court.
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Roger Federer crashes to Kei Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Roger Federer suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals on Sunday, severely denting his bid for the 100th title of his illustrious career.

D’Tigers aiming to break 69-year World Cup jinx

D’Tigers star Al Farouq Aminu says the team’s aim at the 2019 FIBA World Cup will be to achieve the best ever result by an African side.

FIBA 3×3: D’Tigers, D’Tigress qualify for quarter-finals

Reigning FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigers have booked a quarter-final ticket at the on-going FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2018 in Lome, Togo.
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FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup: Nigeria eases into men and women’s last eight

Nigeria’s men and women teams at the FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup have both progressed to their respective quarter-finals following very similar results in the first rounds.
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FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup: Nigeria playing to win – Acha

Nigeria’s 3×3 Head Coach Chris Acha says the Men’s and Women’s team at the FIBA African Cup will be competing with the sole aim to win.
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Nigeria national teams arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Nigerian men and women’s national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup.
Group Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has assured the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) that the bank will continue to support women basketball in the country.

Peter Amangbo promises more support as First Bank retains title

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has assured the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) that the bank will continue to support women basketball in the country.
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Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League final takes centre stage

The 14th 2018 annual Zenith Bank Basketball League ends today with the final of the Final Six competition at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

First Bank to face Dolphins in women’s basketball league final

Champions First Bank of Lagos will look to retain their title when they play Dolphins in the final of the Zenith Bank Women’s League National Final 6 on Wednesday.

MFM in bright start at Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Final Six

New entrant into the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League – Mountain of Fire Basketball Club, created an upset yesterday as they defeated Nigeria Customs 58-57 in the opening match of the Final Six decided at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium Lagos.
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Victor Oladipo powers Pacers to thrilling victory over Celtics

Victor Oladipo drained a clutch three pointer with three seconds left on the clock as the Indiana Pacers cooled off the red-hot Boston Celtics with a dramatic 102-101 victory on Saturday.

First Bank, Customs, four others qualify for Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League

Six teams from the Enugu and Abuja centres have booked their places in the National Final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League holding in Lagos.

Al-Farouq Aminu: D’Tigers gunning for perfection ahead of FIBA Basketball World Cup

Portland Trail Blazers guard Al-Farouq Aminu has admitted that the D’Tigers are still chasing perfection despite qualifying for next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

Zenith Bank splashes N24.6 million on basketball league

Zenith Bank on Wednesday doled out N24.6 million for the sponsorship of 2018 women’s basketball season.

NBBF to conduct refresher course for referees, coaches

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is to conduct a three-day refresher course for referees in continuation of its capacity building for key stakeholders in the sport.
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LeBron James delivers 26 but Trail Blazers spoil his Lakers debut

LeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers era with two rim-rattling dunks on Thursday, but the 14-time all-star couldn't reverse a string of losing debut games with new NBA teams.
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FIBA chief Patrick Baumann dies of heart attack in Buenos Aires

Patrick Baumann, the 51-year-old Secretary General of basketball’s world governing body, has died of heart attack at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said on Monday.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
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Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".