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Fadilat Tijani upset favourite, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Yetunde Odunuga, to win the women’s 60kg fight at the national trials at the Brai Ayonote Boxing Complex, National Stadium, Lagos, to automatically book a slot in Nigeria’s boxing team for the Africa Games.
No fewer than 24 cyclists are being camped in Gombe ahead of the 12th African Games slated for Rabat, Morocco, in August, newsmen report.
The deputy governor of Edo State, Phillip Shaibu, has urged the Judokas pencilled down for this year’s African Games in Morocco, to strive to win medals for Nigeria at the continental Games.
The draw for the football event of the 12th All-Africa Games has been conducted in Cairo, Egypt.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Friday said that it would organise a national open trials for athletes ahead of the 12th African Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco.
Nigeria is expected to compete in athletics, football, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, badminton, judo, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe-kayak, chess, cycling, gymnastics, golf, handball, karate, rowing, shooting, swimming, basketball, handball and taekwondo.
The President of the Nigeria Gymnastics Federation (NGF), Kelvin Erhunwmunse, on Tuesday in Abuja expressed satisfaction with the organisation of the 2019 National Open Championship.
National volleyball team coach, Japhet Nuhu, has called on the Volleyball Federation and Sports Ministry to ensure the team is well prepared for the All Africa Games in Morocco.
Nigeria will be making a return to the global stage in taekwondo, as the duo of Peter Itiku and Chinazum Nwosu will be representing the country at the five-day tournament holding in Manchester, Great Britain, from May 15 to 19.
World athletics ruling body IAAF may have put the machinery in motion to stop Nigerian athletes from participating in this year’s African Games in Morocco, the World Athletics Championships in Doha, as well as the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo following the country’s refusal to return the $134,000, which the IAAF mistakenly paid into AFN account two years ago.
There was a relief in the camp of Team Nigeria heading to the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 in Japan after the contingent finally secured its visa to embark on the journey.
The Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) says trials for selection of athletes for the 30th World University Games, would hold at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
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.
Sarah Adegoke is determined to return to the top of the Women’s ranking in the new tennis season as she targets more trophies and a spot in Team Nigeria’s African Games contingent.
The Nigerian Taekwondo Federation has extended the registration deadline of athletes for the forthcoming Nigeria International Open competition from January 22 to 29, 2019.
After Morocco has been confirmed as host of the 2019 African Games, Nigeria and 53 other nations have been listed for the continental multi-sports fiesta holding in Rabat and Casablanca.
Princess-Carol Ngozi, Vice President, Nigeria Amputee Football Federation, has commended Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation for his financial support to the national Amputee World Cup-bound team.
In order to avoid a last minute injury to any key member of the national U-20 women’s football team, Falconets, the technical crew has decided to hold on to their chest the names of the 21 players who will represent Nigeria in the FIFA U 20 Women’s World Cup final in France next month.
Ghanaian star, Felix Lartey, has described the annual ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open as a good platform for exposure for African players.
The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.
Tottenham Hotspur interim manager, Ryan Mason, has decided his first win in charge to former coach Ugo Ehiogu, who passed away four years ago.
The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 332 suspects have been charged to courts in the last two months.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been appointed as the new European Club Association chairman, replacing Andrea Agnelli in the wake of the Juventus executive's departure.
A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.
Google Earth is getting a new 3D time-lapse feature that lets you observe how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020, allowing you to see just how much the devastating effects of climate change have already shaped the geography of the planet.
A high-powered committee set up by the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, to sanitize the payroll system of the State has revealed that a staff of Bauchi State House of Assembly who allegedly collected salaries and other monetary allowances of a lawmaker has been discovered.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Senate in its bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contracts in four phases at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests in the country of over 200 million people since Feb. 27, 2020.