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Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said on Saturday he would like to be remembered as the minister who sanitised sports administration in Nigeria by democratising the operations of federations.

Minister Dalung hails Musa Kida-led NBBF Board on achievements

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has commended the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by its President Engineer Ahmadu Musa Kida on taking D’Tigers to number one team in Africa and 32nd in the world and D-Tigress to Number two in Africa and number 19 in the world rankings among other notable achievements of the Board at the NBBF Annual General Meeting held in Abuja yesterday.

Musa Kida-led NBBF board holds successful AGM in Abuja

The Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engr. Musa Kida held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Stakeholders forum today April 13th, 2019 in Abuja and it ended on a successful note.

Musa Kida: D’Tigers will shock the world

The FIBA men’s World Cup might be almost five months away, but the president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Engr. Musa Kida believes that the National Men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, can shock the world.

Babatunde Popoola returns as basketball referees elect new officers

The Nigeria Basketball Referees Council (NBRC,) has elected new officers to run its affairs for the next four years in an election conducted in Kaduna on April 6, 2019.

NBBF: Abuja court strikes out suit challenging Musa Kida’s election

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice B.O Quadri has struck out a suit challenging the election of Musa Ahmadu Kida as Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President for the 2017-2021 term of office.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi is unique, continues to amaze at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets has saluted the “unique” skills of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, with the Argentine continuing to amaze with his level of consistency.

Babs Ogunade: NBBF will focus on Age Grade competitions in 2019

The Nigeria Basketball Federation will focus more on age grade competitions this year according to Vice President Babs Ogunade.
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NBA players pay tributes to late rapper Nipsey Hussle

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became only the second player after NBA great Wilt Chamberlain to score a ’20-20-20′ triple-double and dedicated it to murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle.

FIBA World Cup: Every team in our group is a threat – D’Tigers’ Ike...

Nigeria’s men’s basketball senior national team, D’Tigers’ captain, Ike Diogu, has played down talks of having an easy draw as he says every team in Group B is a threat.

Musa Kida: We’ll be well prepared for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Musa Kida, the President, Nigeria Basketball Federation, on Tuesday said that the national senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, would be well prepared for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

FIBA World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigers draw Argentina, Korea in Group B

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team D’Tigers will face Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.

D’Tigers 2019 FIBA World Cup plans unveiled

Board member of Nigeria Basketball Federations Afolabi Oni has revealed the plans of the Federations to help the D’Tigers prepare adequately for upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka finds positives despite Indian Wells loss

World number one Naomi Osaka was trying to find the positives after her Indian Wells WTA title defense went up in smoke on Tuesday.
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Jordan Nwora named most improved basketball player in ACC

Cardinal Louisville and D’Tigers forward Jordan Nwora has been named the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) most improved player of the year.

Babatunde Ogunade: D’Tigers will be fortified ahead FIBA World Cup in China

Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Babatunde Ogunade has stated that the Nigeria senior men national basketball team will be adequately fortified ahead of the FIBA world cup in China with the draws for the world cup slated for this coming weekend.

Ike Diogu eager to make impressive debut for Nigeria at FIBA World Cup

D’Tigers captain Ike Diogu is looking forward to making his debut for Nigeria at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China and believes winning a medal at the tournament is not beyond the team.
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D’Tigress Evelyn Akhator makes a choice every day to just be positive

Nigerian Evelyn Akhator, regarded as one of the D’Tigress’ best performers in their gold-winning expedition at the FIBA Women’s 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Mali, has a strong drive and always keep a positive look to life.

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Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

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The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.