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Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Alex Nwora optimistic of Nigeria’s performance

Head coach of D’Tigers of Nigeria, Alex Nwora has expressed optimism that his players would deliver the desired six points in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup 2019 African qualifiers starting on Friday, September 14 through to Sunday, September 16.

Ikechukwu Nwamu: D’Tigers ready for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

D’Tigers guard Ikechukwu Nwamu has said the team are ready for the next phase of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers starting on Friday at the National Stadium, Lagos.
Adaora Elonu

FIBA World Cup: We’re ready to surprise the world — D’Tigress

Adaora Elonu, the captain, senior national women’s team, D’Tigress, the team will go all the way to surprise the world at the forthcoming FIBA World Basketball Championship in Tenerife, Spain later this month.

FIBA Qualifiers: NBBF confident of good outing

“We have opened up the space to invite our top players, we have been very open also for any professional Nigerian playing outside the country and within the country to present themselves so that they can try out in camp.”

Cecilia Okoye: D’Tigress can shock the world at FIBA World Cup

D’Tigress forward Cecilia Okoye is confident that the Nigerian team will end its winless streak at the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup scheduled for September 22 to 30 in Tenerife, Spain.
OTIS HUGHLEY

Otis Hughley: D’Tigress are work in progress

Head coach of D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, believes his team is still work in progress despite a massive 133 points to 33 victory against a selected women’s side.
OTIS HUGHLEY

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress ready for any opposition – Otis Hughley

Head coach of the D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, has declared his team ready for all opposition at the forthcoming FIBA Basketball Women’s World Cup in Spain come September.
Four men believed to be the Japanese players seen arriving at Jakarta airport on Aug. 20

Basketball players suspended after paying prostitutes for sex

Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday.

NBBF: D’Tigress can shock the world

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Eng. Musa Kida, strongly believes that the Women’s Senior National team will fly the country’s flag high and give a good representation of Africa when the 2018 World Cup tips off in Spain.

World Cup: We need extra focus to excel – D’Tigress

D’Tigress point guard Kalu Ezinne has demanded extra focus from her team mates as they start the second phase of their camping in Lagos today in preparation for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.
Evelyn Akhator

D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator joins Besiktas on one-year deal

Akhator is currently with the D’Tigress squad in Atlanta, USA preparing for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain which will hold from September 22 to 30.
Four men believed to be the Japanese players seen arriving at Jakarta airport on Aug. 20

Asian Games: Japan send home basketball players for night with women

Japan have sent home four players from their Asian Games basketball team for spending the night with women in a Jakarta hotel, the head of the delegation Yasuhiro Yamashita, said on Monday.

Cape Verde beat Nigeria in FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2018 opener

Reigning champions, the Islanders of Nigeria lost 2-0 to hard fighting Cape Verde on Day 1 of the FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup Benin Qualifier in a close game that saw the Islanders winning by 17-15, and went on to hold Burkina Faso to the ground by 12-10 all in Pool B.

Ike Diogu: No Rift between NBBF and D’Tigers

D’Tigers’ Captain, Ike Diogu, has blamed the conflicting schedule of the FIBA international calendar for the continued absence of members of the 2015 Afrobasket winning side from the national team fold.
Adaora Elonu

Otis Hughes appoints new captain for D’Tigress

Former Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca of Spain player, Adaora Elonu was announced the Captain of the Nigeria senior women’s basketball team ahead of the 2018 FIBA World Cup holding in Spain.
OTIS HUGHLEY

Spain 2018: Tigress coach Otis Hughley charges players

Newly appointed Head Coach of the Senior Women’s Basketball team, Otis Hughley, has charged the D’Tigress not to give in to distractions as they prepare for their first FIBA World Cup since 2006.
OTIS HUGHLEY

D’Tigress new coach urges team to focus on FIBA World Cup success

Newly appointed Head Coach of the Nigerian Senior Women’s Basketball team – D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, has warned the team not to give into distractions as they prepare for their first FIBA World Cup since 2006.
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Donald Trump hits back at LeBron James over racial comments

US President Donald Trump sniped back at NBA great LeBron James late Friday, days after the basketball player and philanthropist accused him of fueling racial divides in the United States.

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Kogi: We see suspected coronavirus cases, but we cannot test – NMA

Controversy continues over the Covid-19 status of Kogi State. Whereas the State Government affirms it’s position that the State has not recorded any case yet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, opines it is probably because enough tests are not being carried out in the State or they are not coming with all the facts.
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Oyo confirms six new coronavirus cases, two deaths

Oyo State has recorded six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have revealed.

Five passengers die in ghastly accident in Kano

An early Wednesday morning ghastly motor accident has claimed lives of not fewer than five passengers in Rimin Gata in Ungoggo Local Government area of Kano State.
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YouTube says it’s begun fixing an error in its moderation system that caused comments containing certain Chinese-language phrases critical of China’s Communist Party (CCP) to be automatically deleted.