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World Cup: Super Eagles must fly in Russia – President Buhari

President Muhamamdu Buhari has asked sports minister Solomon Dalung to ensure that the Super Eagles do not participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia as spectators.

President Buhari sets World Cup target for Super Eagles

President Muhamamdu Buhari has tasked the Super Eagles to ensure that Nigeria’s participation in the Russia 2018 World Cup is not as a mere spectator.

Mark Mentors basketball club to relocate to Otukpo

Mrs Ada Mark, one of the organisers of Mark d’Ball basketball competition, has said that Mark Mentor basketball club might begin to play from Otukpo Benue, when the proposed Otukpo Indoor Sports hall is completed.

Super Eagles’ World Cup build-up timetable announced

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced a timetable for the build-up of the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Why we abandoned Abuja stadium – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had to play most national teams’ games outside the Abuja National Stadium due to a lack of facilities there.

Abuja Stadium lacks facilities to host matches – NFF scribe Sanusi

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday, said it had to play most national teams’ games outside the Abuja National Stadium, due to lack of facilities there.

Biafra: We’ll never allow another civil war – Ohaneze tells IPOB

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia, has vowed not to allow the Indigenous People of Biafra use Igbo youths to cause trouble.

IPOB blasts Ohanaeze chief John Nwodo for hosting crucial meeting in Lagos

Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the decision of Igbo leader, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, to host a debate on restructuring at the practice pitch of National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Lagos diverts traffic for Olamide’s OLIC concert

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the diversion of traffic for the hip-hop singer, Olamide’s annual Olamide Live in Concert fourth edition.

32 boxers to train for Commonwealth Games

A total of 32 boxers drawn from eight weight categories have been invited for camping towards next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided.

Taekwondo Open: Sadiq Abdulrahman wins men’s heavyweight gold

Sadiq Abdulrahman of Plateau on Sunday won the men’s heavyweight gold medal at the Nigeria Taekwondo Open Championship in Abuja, beating Nigerian Army’s Benjamin Okuoimose in the final.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn-in as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare’s national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.

28 schools to feature in Bethphage basketball competition

No fewer than 28 secondary schools in Abuja will participate in the 2017 edition of the Bethphage Basketball Academy competition scheduled to take place at the Indoor Hall, National Stadium, Abuja.

FIBA Africa Zone 3 Men’s Championship begins in Lagos

The FIBA Africa Zone 3 Men’s Club Championship got underway on Sunday at the National Stadium in Lagos with Kano Pillars basketball club beating Mark Mentors of Abuja 74-69.

Tyson Fury wants Anthony Joshua in Wembley showdown

Tyson Fury has welcomed the prospect of facing Anthony Joshua in one of the “biggest fights in British boxing history” – and hopes it can be staged at Wembley next summer.

Fed govt spends N3bn on Nigeria’s qualification for 2018 World Cup

The federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, says it has spent about three billion naira (N3 billion) on the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Fed govt spends N3bn on Nigeria’s World Cup qualification – sports ministry

The federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, says it has spent about three billion naira (N3 billion) on the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.

Ahmed Musa: Super Eagles will not take Lesotho for granted

Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Kogi elections: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.

Kogi guber: Why PDP will defeat APC – Idris Wada

Former Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
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Bayelsa guber: PDP dispatching armed thugs to intercept ward results – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies especially the military and the police of an alleged plot by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate collation of results in Bayelsa State.
In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room

It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.