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Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has opened up on her journey to stardom in the round leather game.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has appointed former Nigeria International and retired Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr Patrick Ekeji, as his Deputy Chief of Staff.
President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olamide George, has lamented the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the calendar and programs of activities of the Athletics Federation with the directive from the Federal Government suspending all sporting activities still subsisting.
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
Were the English Premier League, or the La Liga, or even the Olympic Games to be on somewhere in the world, staying at home for two weeks during this most challenging period in human history, to wear off the destructive power of coronavirus would have been more tolerable for a chunk of the world.
Nigeria’s only individual gold medalist in Olympics athletics, Chioma Ajunwa, is of the opinion that allowing foreign-based athletes and elite athletes to participate in the National Sports Festival is a set back to grassroots sports development in Nigeria.
Godfrey Gaya, former Chairman, House Committee on Sports, has lauded the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on the suspension of all sporting activities in Nigeria due to Coronavirus scare.
The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held a rally Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State, to unify the South West zone of the party and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, is berating it for “senseless rally” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Cross River Commissioner for Sports, Mr Offu Aya, has said that the health of athletes was more important than the National Sports Festival, tagged `Edo 2020’.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)’s management has shut down all orientation camps nationwide as a result of the spread of coronavirus.
Team Lagos athletes on Tuesday in Lagos condemned the postponement of the 20th National Sports Festival billed to flag off in Benin City, Edo State, this weekend.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says a new date for the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) will be announced based on developments around the COVID-19.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival due to Coronavirus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.
Edo State Government has directed all public and private schools in the state to proceed on a 10-day break ahead of the National Sports Festival (NSF) being hosted by the state.
The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion contradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.
The top-flight, which was halted in mid-March owing to the coronavirus pandemic, has been allowed to resume by President John Pombe Magufuli and already teams have started group training sessions ahead of the restart.
Athletic Bilbao coach, Gaizka Garitano, has extended his contract until June 2021, the Spanish club announced on Sunday.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 69,496 with 1,483 deaths, according to data updated by the country’s Health Ministry on Sunday.
NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, South West Nigeria, will today commence the hearing of application filed by team of lawyers on behalf of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to secure his release.