Basketball

A former NBA star and retired captain of Nigeria national basketball team, Olumide Oyededi, on Monday said that his basketball camp had produced over 40,000 beneficiaries since inception 20 years ago.

Olumide Oyedeji basketball camp has over 40,000 beneficiaries – organisers

A former NBA star and retired captain of Nigeria national basketball team, Olumide Oyededi, on Monday said that his basketball camp had produced over 40,000 beneficiaries since inception 20 years ago.
33 Jordan Nwora (NGR) - Nigeria v Argentina, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Wuhan - Wuhan Sports Centre(China), First Round, 2 September 2019

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers fall to Argentina 81-94

The Nigerian national team, D’Tigers, lost their second game to Argentina 81-94 at the FIBA World Cup played today at Wuhan Sports Centre, Wuhan, China.
33 Jordan Nwora (NGR) - Nigeria v Argentina, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Wuhan - Wuhan Sports Centre(China), First Round, 2 September 2019

Nigeria lost again in the ongoing FIBA World Cup

The Nigeria male basketball team, D’Tigers, on Monday lost again at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup taking place in China.

D’Tigers trio, 51 other NBA stars light up FIBA World Cup

Three Nigerian stars are among the 54 current NBA players currently lighting-up the FIBA World Cup, which started in September 1 in China.
Super Falconets beat Cameroon 3-2 on penalties to win the Gold medal in the women’s football event at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games on Thursday night at the Boubker Aamar Stadium.

African Games: Team Nigeria finishes second with over 125 medals

After 15 days of intensive competition, the curtain will fall on the 12th African Games tonight in Rabat.
Captain of Nigeria’s national men basketball team Ike Diogu has declared that Nigeria is set for her world cup group opener against Russia when the world cup first jump ball gets underway tomorrow.

Ike Diogu: Nigeria ready for Russia challenge in FIBA world cup opener

Captain of Nigeria’s national men basketball team Ike Diogu has declared that Nigeria is set for her world cup group opener against Russia when the world cup first jump ball gets underway tomorrow.

Kobe, Shaq squash renewed feud speculation

Kobe Bryant insisted Wednesday he has “no beef” with Shaquille O’Neal as the former Los Angeles Lakers teammates hit social media to say their sometimes strained relationship was “all good.”
Alex Nwora

FIBA World Cup: Alex Nwora names Ike Diogu, Al-Farouq Aminu, 10 others in D’Tigers...

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has unveiled his final 12-man squad for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup in China.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 108

Zenith Bank rewards victorious D’Tigress

Zenith Bank Plc on Tuesday put smiles on the faces of the victorious Nigeria Women basketball team, D’Tigress, after rewarding them with cash award during a brief reception organised for the team at the corporate headquarters of the organisation.
D'Tigers

FIBA World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigers leave for China

Nigeria’s senior basketball team appeared to have overcome their cash crunch as they announced their departure for China on Tuesday.
The team’s General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the team had to wait for the NBBF President, Musa Kida to return from Senegal where he went to cheer the D’Tigress to their fourth African title.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
TREVISO, ITALY - JUNE 11- Former NBA coach David Blatt attends the Adidas Eurocamp Day Two at La Ghirada sports center on June 11, 2016 in Treviso, Italy. (Photo by Roberto Serra-Iguana Press-Getty Images for Adidas)

Basketball coach David Blatt reveals multiple sclerosis battle

Olympiakos basketball coach David Blatt revealed on Monday that he had been diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

D’Tigers in disarray over lack of funds for FIBA World Cup

D’Tigers players, in their last phase of their camping in Lagos ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, are distraught following the uncertainties surrounding their participation in the tournament tipping off 31 August 2019 in China.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 1

AfroBasket: President Buhari showers praises on victorious D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for a highly impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title.

In Pictures: Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat Senegal to retain AfroBasket title

The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title.
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

Josh Okogie: D’Tigers can go all the way at the 2019 FIBA World Cup

20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.
D'Tigers

Funds threaten D’Tigers World Cup campaign

The senior National Basketball men’s team, D’Tigers’ earlier scheduled trip to China in continuation of their preparation for the FIBA World Cup may have suffered a setback over paucity of funds.
Reigning FIBA Women’s AfroBasket champions, D’Tigress, have qualified for the final of the 2019 edition of the tournament in Senegal after they defeated Mali 79-58 in the semi-final on Saturday. 46

President Buhari congratulates Nigeria’s D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, who beat Mali, 79-58, Friday night to qualify for the final of FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 going in Dakar, Senegal.

Recent Stories

The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker Gbajabiamila donates drugs worth N60 million to Borno IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), on Friday in Abuja, donated drugs worth over N60 million to the Borno State Government for onward distribution to the victims of insurgency in the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Tribunal dismisses certificate forgery case against Kwara governor

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara State, on Friday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) petition seeking the nullification of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak’s election.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE market capitalisation increases by N25 billlion

Trading closed positively on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday with the market capitalisation improving by N25 billion.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.