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Yetunde Odunuga

Yetunde Odunuga fails to qualify for Africa Games

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.
Cyclists

African Games: 24 cyclists begin camping in Gombe – CFN

No fewer than 24 cyclists are being camped in Gombe ahead of the 12th African Games slated for Rabat, Morocco, in August, newsmen report.
Philip Shaibu

African Games: Edo deputy governor charges Judokas to excel in Morocco

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.
Falconets

African Games: Nigeria’s Falconets to face South Africa, Cameroon

The draw for the football event of the 12th All-Africa Games has been conducted in Cairo, Egypt.
Track & Field Athletics

AFN to organise open trials in Abuja ahead of African Games

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.
Track & Field Athletics

Nigeria to compete in 23 sports at All Africa Games

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.

Gymnastics chief satisfied with national open championship

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.
Unlike his continental counterpart Egypt’s Omar Assar who plummeted in the May ITTF ranking, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri maintains his status as the continent’s best as well as 23rd rated player in the world.

Aruna Quadri set for China Open

Being one of the elite tournaments in the ITTF World Tour, this year’s China Open will witness the assemblage of top stars across the globe including the top 50 ranked players in the world among them is Africa’s number one, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri.
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.

All Africa Games: Volleyball coach calls for good preparation

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.

Nigeria, 144 others for 2019 World Taekwondo Championships

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.
Sebastian Coe

IAAF may stop Team Nigeria from Olympics, African Games over ‘missing’ $134,000

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.

IAAF World Relays: Relief as Team Nigeria heads to Japan

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.

NUGA to hold trials for world university games at Obafemi Awolowo university

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: 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.

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.
Sarah Adegoke

Sarah Adegoke sets target to conquer Nigeria, rest of Africa

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.
Nigeria Taekwondo Federation Open

Taekwondo federation extends registration for Nigeria International Open

The Nigerian Taekwondo Federation has extended the registration deadline of athletes for the forthcoming Nigeria International Open competition from January 22 to 29, 2019.
Sarah Adegoke

Sarah Adegoke: All African Games is a big deal

Nigeria’s former number one tennis star Sarah Adegoke says she’s determined to qualify for the African Games later this year, and also hoping to get as many competitions under her belt in 2019.
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA)

Nigeria, 53 others listed for 2019 African Games in Morocco

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.

World Cup: Amputee federation commends Amaju Pinnick for financial support

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.

France 2018: Falconets Team List Not Ready – Coach

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.
Felix Lartey

Tennis: Ghana can’t afford to miss Nigeria Open – Felix Lartey

Ghanaian star, Felix Lartey, has described the annual ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open as a good platform for exposure for African players.

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European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.

Ryan Mason dedicates first Tottenham win to Ugo Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager, Ryan Mason, has decided his first win in charge to former coach Ugo Ehiogu, who passed away four years ago.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Edo: Police charge 331 suspects to courts in two months

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 332 suspects have been charged to courts in the last two months.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG president replaces Juventus supremo as ECA chairman

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.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis police to face US federal probe

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.

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FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

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.

Google Earth’s historical 3D time lapses show the ravages of climate change

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 Deputy governor of Bauchi State, Baba Tela who is also the Chairman of the committee who did not give any further details about the persons involved, made this known in a media briefing in Bauchi on Wednesday where he noted that the committee has also removed 75 ghost workers from the payroll of the State.

Bauchi deputy governor: How staff impersonated lawmaker, received salaries, other allowances

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.
Centre For Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL)

CACOL backs Senate decision to probe ‘N3 billion FMBN contracts’

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 highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 70 new coronavirus infections

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.