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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.

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.
Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Beach Volleyball: Nigeria teams through to the quarterfinals

Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
The Supreme Court found Augusto da Silva Tomas, who was minister under former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, guilty of six counts including corruption, embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of power.

Angolan ex-minister jailed 14 years for corruption

An Angolan ex-transport minister was on Thursday jailed for 14 years for corruption, making him the first high profile official to be convicted since President Joao Lourenco took office two years ago.
Niger Tornadoes midfielder Dosso Saib believes his team can get an away win in their second leg Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round tie against Santoba FC.

Dosso Saib: Niger Tornadoes can beat Santoba in Conakry

Niger Tornadoes midfielder Dosso Saib believes his team can get an away win in their second leg Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round tie against Santoba FC.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: More votes, more chances of winning Mr World

The current Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, a seasoned model and fashion designer, has appealed to Nigerians to increase their votes and likes for him at the ongoing 2019 Mr World contest.

APM Terminals Apapa employs six female crane operators

The Managing Director, APM Terminals, Mr Martin Jacob, says the firm has employed six female crane operators within the last six months to encourage female participation in the maritime industry.
Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Wednesday in Spain escaped with the narrowest margin of one point to book their place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup.21

Aisha Mohammed: We want to retain Afrobasket title

D’Tigress center, Aisha Mohammed, has revealed that the team will consolidate their stellar World Cup performance by retaining the 2019 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship in Senegal.
OTIS HUGHLEY

D’Tigress coach confident of FIBA Afrobasket title defence

D’Tigress Head Coach, Otis Hughley, is confident that his team has chances of successfully defending their FIBA AFROBASKET title when the competition gets underway on August 9, 2019.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

Basketball Africa League: Lagos selected as one of the host cities

Lagos (Nigeria) has been selected as one of the host cities for the newly inaugurated Basketball Africa League (BAL).
FIFA HQ

African qualifying draw for 2022 World Cup

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.
Ian Khama

Theatre of the absurd plays out in Botswana power feud

Just days before Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi left Gaborone for Nairobi, Kenya the military plane he was using for a local trip developed problems as it was taxing to fly out of Botswana’s second city, Francistown.
Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen and captain Youssef Msakni have been ruled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third-fourth-place playoff against Nigeria on Wednesday.

Afcon: Tunisia’s Mouez Hassen, Youssef Msakni ruled out of Nigeria clash

Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen and captain Youssef Msakni have been ruled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third/fourth-place playoff against Nigeria on Wednesday.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) previews the crunchy tie between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and North African giants Algeria.

Titanic clash as Nigeria and Algeria battle for Afcon final ticket

Nigeria and Algeria will clash for the 21st time at senior men’s level on Sunday night in an AFCON 2019 semi final encounter that promises lots of fireworks at the Cairo International Stadium.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, during a meeting at State House Entebbe on March 25, 2018. (courtesy of CGTN)

Presidents Kagame, Museveni commit to talks

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Friday pledged at a summit in Angola to seek to resolve tensions that have erupted between their two countries in recent months.

NAFEST: Nigeria needs officials like Segun Runsewe – Oba Ewuare II

His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has extolled the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, during a meeting at State House Entebbe on March 25, 2018. (courtesy of CGTN)

Feuding Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni to meet in Angola

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni are on Friday expected to meet in Angola and shed more light on the political tensions affecting their countries.

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African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
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Mike Pompeo: Release of Iranian tanker unfortunate

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