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Commonwealth Games: NBBF invites 20 players for initial Team Nigeria camp

Twenty players have been invited by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) for the first phase of camping ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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.

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.

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.

FIBA qualifiers: Kano Pillars, Gombe Bulls threaten to sue NBBF over planned exclusion

The winners of Nigeria’s two tickets to the forthcoming 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers, Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls, plan to take legal action against the country’s basketball governing body.

Kwese Premier League winners to get N45m prize money

Winners at the 2017 edition of the Kwese Premier Basketball League will get a whopping N45 million as prize monies when the season officially ends on September 9 in Kano.

Kano Pillars retain basketball league title

Defending champions, Kano Pillars Basketball Club on Saturday recorded 100 per cent finish to win the Kwese Premier League Savannah Conference 6 play-offs after winning all their five matches.

NBBF appoints new D’Tigers coach ahead of Afrobasket

Kida said the decision to appoint Nwora, who guided Cape Verde to the 2013 Afrobasket where they defeated D’Tigers by 79 points to 76, was borne out of the desire to give qualified Nigerians the opportunity of making history with the national teams.

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