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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister begins payment of athletes’ allowances

Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Dare Sunday, has fulfilled his promise to pay Nigeria’s youth and junior athletes to the CAA U-18/U-20 championships in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire last April allowances owed them by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
Nine-time African champion Blessing Oborududu has moved up to a career high as the world number three in the women’s 68kg after her bronze medal feat at the just concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.

Blessing Oborududu climbs to career high in world ranking

Nine-time African champion Blessing Oborududu has moved up to a career high as the world number three in the women’s 68kg after her bronze medal feat at the just concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is “100 per cent” certain that Ederson will line up for Manchester City in a crunch Premier League clash despite picking up a knock on Champions League duty.

Jurgen Klopp suggests FA Cup overhaul and ‘less money for less games’ amid ever-increasing...

Jurgen Klopp has suggested overhauling the format of the FA Cup amid concerns by leading managers over the congested nature of the English football calendar.
Xavi Hernandez will be the next manager of Barcelona, sources have confirmed to newsmen, with Ernesto Valverde’s tenure at Camp Nou set to come to an end.

Xavi Hernandez undecided on offer to coach Barca – source

FC Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has not made a decision.
Ex-Everton midfielder Li Tie has been appointed as China head coach.

China name ex-Everton midfielder as head coach

The 42-year-old succeeds Italian Marcello Lippi, who quit the job for a second time in November after a 2-1 defeat by Syria in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.
The Chairman of the Delta State Athletics Association, Evangelist Solomon Ogba has resigned from the present board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

AFN board members reject Solomon Ogba’s resignation

Board members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele and Dare Esan, have rejected the resignation of former AFN President, Solomon Ogba, while calling for the probe of the $150,000 World Athletics grant given to the federation for the hosting of the 2018 African Athletics Championships (CAA) in Delta.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018, which remains unaccounted for.

Amaju Pinnick, Ahmad Ahmad rift may deny Nigeria hosting rights

Unless there is a rapprochement between CAF President Ahmad and his former 1st Vice President and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria may have lost the chance of hosting the widely speculated 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for 2019 AMA artist of the year after her performance at the American Music Awards. Chris Pizzello-Invision-AP

Taylor Swift shatters Michael Jackson’s record with 29 AMAs within 15 years

American singer-song writer Taylor Swift has won the Artist of the Year award at the 2019 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles, California.
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Key nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out January 26 in Los Angeles.
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IAAF invites Nigeria to take part in 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has sent an official invitation letter to Nigeria to participate in the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, in Nanjing, China.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Doha 2019: Minister inaugurates committee to probe Nigeria’s poor performance

While the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship held in Doha has ended, the sour taste of Nigeria’s poor performance remains.
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.

Doha 2019: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s marathon

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the athletics squad is optimistic to do the nation proud at start of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Sunday Adeleye: Team Nigeria ready for medals hunt in Doha

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the athletics squad is optimistic to do the nation proud at start of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.

NPA kick-starts sporting games next week

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the hosting of 2019 edition of Nigerian Ports Sports Association (NIPOSA) games.
Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Stefanos Tsitsipas retires with breathing problems in Zhuhai

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had trouble breathing and quit his opening match at the Zhuhai Championships on Thursday after calling a medical time-out before the deciding set.
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Two Kenyan athletes barred from the World Championship

Kenyan 5,000 meter runners, Michael Kibet and Daniel Simiyu, will not be allowed to compete at the athletics world championships in Doha after they both failed to meet anti-doping rule requirements.
Below is the complete official list of BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 nominees-

BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ 2019 nominees — full list

Below is the complete official list of BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 nominees

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Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Transparency: Corruption worse in Nigeria

Nigeria has dropped on Transparency International‘s yearly corruption perception ranking, moving two places down to rank the world’s 34th most corrupt nation in the world.