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Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers moved up one spot from 23rd to 22nd and remain number one in Africa in the latest FIBA world ranking.

Tokyo Olympics Basketball: D’Tigers, D’Tigers get group opponents

Nigeria’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, D’Tigers and D’Tigress, have been drawn into groups for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early frontrunners for NBA Most Valuable Player honours.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks beat Mavs, James leads Lakers past Pelicans

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early frontrunners for NBA Most Valuable Player honours.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

2020: Twenty memorable sports moments

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Popular rapper, Jude Abaga, popularly called M.I, has disclosed that Nigerian musicians sign publishing deals with foreign firms because of lack of structure in the Nigerian music industry, therefore, making them pay their taxes to foreign firms and hire foreign staffers.

M.I: Why Nigerian musicians pay taxes to foreign countries

Popular rapper, Jude Abaga, popularly called M.I, has disclosed that Nigerian musicians sign publishing deals with foreign firms because of lack of structure in the Nigerian music industry, therefore, making them pay their taxes to foreign firms and hire foreign staffers.
Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers moved up one spot from 23rd to 22nd and remain number one in Africa in the latest FIBA world ranking.

D’Tigers move up in world ranking, retain top spot in Africa

Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers moved up one spot from 23rd to 22nd and remain number one in Africa in the latest FIBA world ranking.

Ex-Eagles stars laud Osun state’s sports development drive

Former Super Eagles captains Mutiu Adepoju and Austin Okocha have applauded the Government of the State of Osun for some of the programmes being embarked upon to turn the State into the Mecca of sports in Nigeria.

Nigerians petition FIBA over NBBF leadership dispute

A group of Nigerian Basketball Stakeholders known as Basketball With Integrity has petitioned the sport’s world governing body, FIBA on the lingering leadership dispute of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.
Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the race for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket is not yet over as Nigerians continue to shower accolades on D’Tigers and the federation after a perfect start in Rwanda.

Race for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualification not over – NBBF supremo

Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the race for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket is not yet over as Nigerians continue to shower accolades on D’Tigers and the federation after a perfect start in Rwanda.
Former D’Tigers guard, Chamberlain Oguchi, has been named Nigeria’s best basketball player in the last decade, by continental governing body FIBA Africa.

D’Tigers off to Kigali for 2020 Afrobasket Championship

The Nigeria senior male Basketball national team, D’Tiger’s will arrive Kigali ahead of the 2020 Afrobasket championship this Monday.

Russia heads to CAS, challenges four-year doping ban

Russia will attempt to overturn its four-year ban from international sport this week in the latest chapter of a long-running and controversial saga over state-sanctioned doping.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.

Sports minister tips D’ Tigers, D’Tigress for laurels in Tokyo

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.
Brighton manager Graham Potter hailed the return of fans as a “fantastic” step forward after his team drew 1-1 with Chelsea in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Brighton boss hails return of fans to stadium after test event

Brighton manager Graham Potter hailed the return of fans as a “fantastic” step forward after his team drew 1-1 with Chelsea in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 05, 2020 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on the court injured during a time out in their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. – NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday as a video showing one of them kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who later died, sparked protests. (Photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

​Lebron James sends personalised Liverpool kits to US sport personalities

Los Angeles Lakers basketball star LeBron James sent personalised Liverpool jerseys to sports personalities in the United States.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) international Chancel Mbemba scored twice as FC Porto defeated old rivals Benfica 2-1 on Saturday to win the Portuguese Cup for the 17th time.

Porto defeat Benfica to win 17th Portuguese Cup

Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) international Chancel Mbemba scored twice as FC Porto defeated old rivals Benfica 2-1 on Saturday to win the Portuguese Cup for the 17th time.
The National Basketball Association has severed ties to a training centre in China’s western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of minorities.

NBA pulls out of Xinjiang project

The National Basketball Association has severed ties to a training centre in China’s western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of minorities.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers was disappointed not to claim all three points against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Brendan Rodgers fumes over Leicester’s missing chances against Arsenal

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers was disappointed not to claim all three points against Arsenal on Tuesday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS-Ahmed Jadallah-File Photo

Novak Djokovic, wife recover from coronavirus

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, who last week both tested positive for coronavirus following his exhibition tournament in the Balkans, have now tested negative, his press service said Thursday.
League organisers have agreed to paint NBA courts with the words “Black Lives Matter” when the basketball season resumes next month in Florida, US media reports said.

‘Black Lives Matter’ to be painted on NBA courts – reports

League organisers have agreed to paint NBA courts with the words “Black Lives Matter” when the basketball season resumes next month in Florida, US media reports said.
Liverpool players have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho called for justice over the death of American George Floyd.

Liverpool kneel in support of George Floyd

Liverpool players have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho called for "justice" over the death of American George Floyd.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.

Lewis Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return

The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toxicology reports show that Ara Zobayan didn't have drugs or alcohol in his syste during January's fatal crash. (James Anderson-National Transportation Safety Board via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant chopper crash pilot had no alcohol, drugs in system – autopsy

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed while carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter to a basketball tournament in California did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, according to the autopsy report released on Friday.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate accuses NNPC of payment of N443 billion as subsidy without appropriation

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.

Roadside bomb kills doctor in Afghanistan’s east

A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

WTT: Aruna Quadri starts championship with win

Africa’s number one male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri started on a bright note at the World Table Tennis [WTT] championship in Doha on Wednesday.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Federal government extends workers’ stay-at-home directive to March 31

The federal government has further extended the work-from-home directive to all public workers on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below until March 31 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

NDAN appeals to media owners, government for life insurance

The Newspaper Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has appealed to proprietors of media houses and government to collaborate on enabling environment and life insurance for vendors, decrying unfair treatment to them.

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Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

VP Osinbajo advocates regulation of cryptocurrency

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the country needs to regulate cryptocurrency, instead of the prohibition put in place by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Daniel Amokachi: With VAR Super Eagles would’ve won AFCON 2000

Legendary Nigerian forward Daniel Amokachi says the Super Eagles would have won the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations if the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had been introduced then.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Russian deputy premier orders study of coronavirus vaccination efficacy for HIV patients

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has tasked the health ministry and the health protection watchdog with studying Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination efficacy for HIV-positive people.

Anambra Assembly expresses worry over spike in criminal activities

The Anambra House of Assembly has expressed worry over the increasing rate of crimes in the state and called for urgent measures to address the menace.

Abia NUT suspends six-week-old strike over unpaid salary arrears

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abia has announced the suspension of its six-week-old strike embarked upon to demand the payment of arrears of teachers’ salaries.