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The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has stated that the country’s female national team, the D’Tigress, would not suffer paucity of funds, as the team opens camp on February 1 in Serbia for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier championship taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from February 7 to 9.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare’s fatherly intervention toward sourcing funds for injured D’Tigress player, Nkem Akaraiwe.
D’Tigress head coach Otis Hughley has invited 14 players for the last phase of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament.
D’Tigress Head Coach Hughley Otis Jr. has named 2019 Nigeria Women’s Premier League MVP Musa Murjanatu in the 14-player roster for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next year.
Veteran D’Tigress player Aisha Balarebe has stated that the Nigeria women basketball national team have been handed a huge advantage in the race to pick a ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after been drawn alongside USA, Serbia and Mozambique.
Nigeria women national basketball team forward Evelyne Akhator has expressed her delight at Nigeria’s Olympic qualifying tournament’s draw after been grouped alongside world champions USA, Serbia and Mozambique.
African Champions D’Tigress will battle host Serbia, 17 times Olympic Champions as well as Mozambique in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team Peter Ahmedu has revealed the D’Tigress are praying for a favourable draw that will help the team’s quest to scale the hurdle of the Olympics qualifying tournament.
Nigeria women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, has been seeded in pot three alongside Japan, Brazil and Great Britain ahead of the draw ceremony for the 2020 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament.
The African Champions are in pot three alongside Japan , Brazil and Great Britain, while the other Africa representatives Mozambique landed in pot four alongside Korea, Puerto Rico and Sweden.
D’Tigress took a bold step to pick a ticket to the Olympics Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in 2020 after beating host- Mozambique 57-48 points to go top of group A.
Nigeria was scheduled to play DR Congo on Thursday, but tiny African Nations pulled out of the qualifiers due to a lack of funds.
Head coach of senior women national basketball team Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on the task as the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers commence today in Maputo.
D’Tigress camp came alive on Sunday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14 to 17.
Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, have been ranked the 16th best team in the world and first in Africa according to the latest FIBA ranking released on Friday.
Nigeria women basketball league player Evelyne Akhator is threading with caution after stating that Nigeria’s D’Tigress will not be taken their pre Olympic qualifying tournament opponents for granted ahead of the tournament slated for Mozambique between November 14 to 17.
Nigeria has began to reap the rewards of D’Tigers and D’Tigress’ successes in international basketball with NBBF boss, Engineer Musa Kida and Sam Ahmedu getting appointment into top Federation of International Basketball Association, (FIBA) Committees.
The National Pension Commission, PenCom, on Monday directed Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
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A male youth corps member (name withheld) serving in Delta State has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever virus.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed 17 persons killed in a road crash at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) has assured members of National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) Ekiti chapter of its financial assistance to enable them embark on massive production of cotton in the state.
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has opened a garment factory in the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Patron of Yoruba Community in Benue State and Chairman, Tito Group of Companies, Asiwaju Isaac Akinkunmi, has called on South-West governors to join forces with other governors from other regions who are facing common security challenges for a federal constitutional amendment that would allow for the creation of state police forces.