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Manchester United ban Paul Pogba from playing basketball

Manchester United have banned midfield maestro Paul Pogba from playing basketball in his spare time, according to reports.

NBBF’s lingering leadership crisis unlikely to stall D’Tigers progress – Adamu Kuta

Adamu Kuta, coach of Niger Potters basketball club, says the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation will not stall the progress of the country’s national teams.

Headgear ban lifted in professional basketball

In a milestone for professional basketball, the long-standing ban on player headgear, including the hijab, turbans and yarmulkes, has been officially lifted.

NBBF reinstates suspended Lagos Islanders, Dodan Warriors, Union Bank

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have lifted the indefinite sanctions imposed on Lagos Islanders, Dodan Warriors and Union Bank with immediate effect ahead of the 2018 basket ball league season.

NBBF lifts sanctions on suspended referees, others

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday decided to lift the indefinite sanctions imposed on some clubs, referees, coaches and players over allegations of participating in illegal leagues in the 2015 season.

Lebron James slams Trump over comments on NFL players

United States President Donald Trump received backlash from Basketball sensation, Lebron James, over comments on NFL players and disinvite to the White House.

Basketball: Stakeholders urged to begin preparations ahead world cup

Basketball stakeholders have commended the silver winning senior national basketball men’s team, D’Tigers, for their performance at the just concluded Senegal-Tunisia 2017 Afrobasket Championship.

Ex-D’Tigress coach praises AfroBasket All-Stars Diogu, Iroegbu

Former coach of the Nigerian women’s national side D’Tigress, Scott Nnaji, has lavished praises on D’Tigers stars Ike Diogu and Ikenna Iroegbu who alongside two Tunisians and Senegalese players made the All-Star Team named after the 2017 FIBA Men’s AfroBasket Championship.

Silver-winning D’Tigers deserve celebration – NBBF

The Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has urged Nigerians to appreciate the senior national basketball players that just bagged silver in the FIBA Afrobasket co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia as they return on Monday.

Silver winning D’Tigers to arrive Monday

Afrobasket 2017 runners up, Nigeria’s D’Tigers, will return back to the country on Monday aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight.

Tunisia dethrone D’Tigers in Afrobasket final

Nigeria’s men basketball national team D’Tigers were dethroned as African Champions on Saturday, after a 77-65 defeat to co-hosts Tunisia in the final of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship.

Tunisia defeat D’Tigers in AfroBasket final

D’Tigers of Nigeria have relinquished their position as Africa’s best having lost 65-77 points to Tunisia in the final of the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket that came to a close in Rades, Tunisia on Saturday night.

Afrobasket: D’Tigers beat Senegal 76-71, set up final against Tunisia

Nigeria’s Senior men Basketball team, D’Tigers, have again proven their commitment to defend the continental title in basketball by beating Senegal 76-71 points in a semi-final FIBA Afrobasket encounter on Friday.

NFF hails D’Tigers’ AfroBasket semifinal victory over Senegal

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu have congratulated Nigeria senior men’s basketball team D’Tigers for qualifying for the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket final.

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