Basketball

Kano Pillars, Gombe Bulls get tough FIBA Africa Champions Cup draw

Nigeria’s representatives in the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC), Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls have been drawn in group A and B of the competition.

Fed govt cash reward will spur us to greatness – D’Tigress skipper

D’Tigress skipper, Aisha Mohammed, believes the Federal Government’s gesture to pay them N17.5 million will spur the team to do better in future.

Nigeria Olympic Committee fails to resolve NBBF impasse, to seek FIBA’s extension of deadline

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) on Thursday in Abuja failed to achieve a resolution of the leadership tussle at the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and will now seek other options.

28 schools to feature in Bethphage basketball competition

No fewer than 28 secondary schools in Abuja will participate in the 2017 edition of the Bethphage Basketball Academy competition scheduled to take place at the Indoor Hall, National Stadium, Abuja.

FIBA throws Rivers Hoopers out of Africa Zone 3 qualifiers

Rivers Hoopers have been thrown out of the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers on Sunday.

FIBA Africa Zone 3 Men’s Championship begins in Lagos

The FIBA Africa Zone 3 Men’s Club Championship got underway on Sunday at the National Stadium in Lagos with Kano Pillars basketball club beating Mark Mentors of Abuja 74-69.

NOC to meet with NBBF factions Thursday in Abuja over crisis

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) will meet with the two factions of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Thursday in Abuja, the committee’s Secretary-General, Tunde Popoola, said on Friday.

NBBF calls for more 3×3 competitions ahead of 2020 Olympics

Musa Kida, President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), says his federation will now work towards ensuring result-driven participation in every FIBA 3×3 championship to enhance Nigeria’s participation at the 2020 Olympics.

D’Tigers win first FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup

Nigeria’s basketball senior men national team, D’Tigers, have won the 3×3 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship held in Lome, Togo.

NBBF mourns late Nigerian basketball star Daniel Daudu

Nigeria Basketball Federation, led by Ahmadu Musa Kida and the nation’s basketball community mourn the death of ex-Junior D’Tiger and International player, Daniel Daudu.

Nigerian basketballer Daniel Daudu dies in US

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engineer Musa Kida has expressed deep shock over the death of Daniel Daudu which occurred on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki set for WTA season-end final

Ageless Venus Williams continued her remarkable renaissance with a three-set semi-final victory over Caroline Garcia to set up a mouthwatering WTA Finals decider with in-form Caroline Wozniacki.

Adamu Kuta urges total support for D’Tigers

Adamu Kuta, Head Coach of Niger Potters basketball club of Minna, has urged the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to avail the D’Tigers of all required support for the desired success.

NBBF chief Musa Kida calls for special budget for sports

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) president, Musa Kida, has joined the call for a special arrangement that would enable sports to function effectively outside the national budget.

FIBA won’t ban Nigeria on November 30 – NBBF chief Musa Kida

Nigeria Basketball Federation ‘Abuja’ president, Musa Kida, said that there is no fear of the world basketball ruling body, FIBA, banning Nigeria as a fall-out of the stalemate in the country’s basketball administration.

Kwese basketball camp 2017 dunks off in Kaduna

The Tijani Umar faction of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has concluded arrangements to begin the inaugural edition of a basketball youth camp for prospective league players.

D’Tigers reclaim Africa’s No.1 spot in FIBA Ranking after AfroBasket silver

Nigeria’s D’Tigers are now ranked number 1 in Africa according to the latest FIBA ranking released on Thursday.

We will not be blackmailed into making decisions – NBBF chief Musa Kida

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has condemned in strong terms attempts to blackmail the federation into making a hasty decision over its continental representation at the 2017 FIBA Africa club championship.

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Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.