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The Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF) said it had received official invitation letter to participate in the 5th Cup of Africa Nation for Amputee Football (CANAF) billed for Angola in September.

Nigeria qualify for Amputee Football Nations Cup final

The Special Eagles, as the country’s Amputee Football team are fondly referred to, beat Tanzania 3-2 on Thursday to seal their place in the final.

African Games: Blessing Okagbare disqualified, apologises to fans

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare was on Monday disqualified in heat one of the women’s 100m semi-final race for a false start.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari charges Team Nigeria to win clean medals

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigeria contingent to the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, to stay clear off performance-enhancing drugs, urging them to win only clean medals for the country.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 68

All Africa Games: NFF targets men and women’s soccer gold

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), secretary-general, Mohammed Sanusi said yesterday that the target for the national Under-20 male and female teams at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco, was to win the gold medal in the football event.

AFCO: Cameroon national team delays departure over pay dispute

Cameroon’s soccer team has refused to leave their hotel to board a flight to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt because of a players’ pay dispute, a team spokeswoman said on Friday.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, said the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has assured the federation of maximum support.

Sports ministry backs NVBF to host AAG Beach V’ball qualifier

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, said the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has assured the federation of maximum support.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

NSSF chief slams sports ministry, name drops official behind “jamboree” youth competitions

President of the Nigeria Schools Sports Federation, Ibrahim Mohammed, has slammed the ministry of Sports for usurping the NSSF’s role of organizing age grade competitions in Country.

Niger Tornadoes management sacked over club’s dismal performance

The Ministry of Sports Development in Niger on Tuesday in Minna sacked the management committee of Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna.
Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA to hand Russia N21.7 billion for World Cup legacy fund

FIFA will allocate $60 million (about N21.7billion) to a Russia 2018 World Cup legacy fund to help develop the sport in the country, following last summer’s tournament which was widely praised as among the best ever editions of the event.
Kabiru Dogo

Dogo Kabiru: Sunshine Stars must sign attackers, defenders to compete next season

Sunshine Stars of Akure technical adviser Kabiru Dogo says he’s keen to strengthen the defense and attack of his team before the end of the current transfer window.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi: Investments in sports have restored our legacy

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stated that the deliberate policies introduced by his administration have restored the legacy of the state as a breeding ground for sporting talents in Nigeria.
FIFA HQ

FIFA warns Sierra Leone it faces ban from global football

Fifa has warned Sierra Leone it risks an international ban following the decision to overturn the leadership of the football association.

Governor Okowa lauds Team Delta for winning NYG for fourth consecutive time

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday congratulated Team Delta for winning the 4th National Youth Games in Ilorin for the 4th consecutive time.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark calls for sports minister’s sack over alleged disloyalty, incompetence

Ijaw leader Edwin Clark has called for sack of the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, for allegedly discrediting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for recognising Amaju-Pinnick-led Board of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

NFF Crisis: Ex-internationals urge parties to avoid FIFA ban

Two ex-internationals, Friday Ekpo and Bright Omokaro, have urged the Ministry of Sports and individuals involved in the ongoing Nigeria Football Federation crisis to tread with caution to avoid FIFA ban.
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AYG: Hockey federation promises better outing

Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) has assured that the country hockey contingent to African Youth Games (AYG), to be hosted by Algeria, would do their best to make Nigeria proud.

Governor Okorocha swears in two new commissioners

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in two new commissioners and two new transition committee chairmen for local government areas.

SWAN urges Governor Obiano to appoint sports commissioner

The Anambra chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) on Thursday expressed its worry over the non-appointment of a Commissioner for the Ministry of Sports in the state.

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SERAP urges ICPC, EFCC to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”
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Unilorin wins third JAMB tertiary institutions football competition

The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic of Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.

Senator Ken Nnamani urges alumni associations to support their alma maters

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
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British premier to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain’s October 31 departure date.