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Snubbed by Team USA, NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie is reportedly acquiring a Nigerian passport to play for the national team, D’Tigers.

NBBF confirms Spencer Dinwiddie’s interest to play for D’Tigers

Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, has confirmed Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s interest in playing for Nigeria at the next Olympics.
A 16-year old promising Nigerian female basketball player Deborah Onu is dead.

Nigerian basketball player dies of tuberculosis

A 16-year old promising Nigerian female basketball player Deborah Onu is dead.

NBBF mourns Nigerian female basketball player

One of the rising prospects in the Nigerian basketball scene, Deborah Onu, passed away in the early hours of Saturday at an Abuja based hospital due to complications from tuberculosis of the spine.

NBBF commends IOC for Tokyo Olympics postponement

Leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has commended the International Olympics Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics for another one year as the world combat the coronavirus pandemic.

NBBF not going back on Tokyo plan until Olympics is postponed

NBBF Chief Babatunde Ogunade has stated that the NBBF is not going back on it Olympics plan as they continue to plot ways to ensure that Nigeria have a good outing at the games one Tokyo, Japan.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Team Lagos athletes, others condemn Edo 2020 postponement

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.

NBBF announces 2019-2021 FIBA table official course to hold April

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced that a new FIBA Certification Table Officials course will take place between the 27th of April and 27th of May, 2020.
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Musa Kida: D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal

As Nigerians count down to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida, is optimistic that the senior men and women basketball teams can end up on the medals table.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Jahlil Okafor opts to play for Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 15

NBBF hails President Buhari, sports minister after D’Tigress Olympic qualification

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has traced the qualification of D’Tigress to the immense support of President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and millions of Nigerian basketball lovers all over the world.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 25

Nigeria’s D’Tigress qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics — in pictures

Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.
Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Former D’Tigers skipper Olumide Oyedeji hails Mike Brown’s appointment

Former Captain of Nigeria’s basketball national team D’Tigers Olumide Oyedeji has thumbed up the appointment of experienced coach Mike Brown for Nigeria’s Men national basketball team owing to the rich pedigree of the coach who has worked as associate head coach and assistant to top teams in the NBA.

Former sports minister hospitalised, calls for prayers

Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, is on admission in an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 108

NBBF: Fund won’t hinder D’Tigress

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.

NBBF applauds federal government’s intervention for injured D’Tigress star

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.
President of FIBA Africa zone 3 Rtd Col Sam Ahmedu has advised Nigeria women basketball league champion Air warriors Basketball club of Abuja to try and ensure they make the trip for the Africa women basketball league champions cup which starts this weekend so as to prevent been slammed by FIBA Africa as talks of whether to or not to feature continue to gather pace.

Sam Ahmedu counsels Nigeria women basketball league champion Air Warriors

President of FIBA Africa zone 3 Rtd Col Sam Ahmedu has advised Nigeria women basketball league champion Air warriors Basketball club of Abuja to try and ensure they make the trip for the Africa women basketball league champions cup which starts this weekend so as to prevent been slammed by FIBA Africa as talks of whether to or not to feature continue to gather pace.
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D’Tigers, D’Tigress’ successes earn Musa Kida, Sam Ahmedu FIBA appointments

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.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Minister tasks NBBF board members on more laurels

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, met with the Executive Board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Musa Kida in Abuja on Monday.

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IOM: 23 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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NDLEA to conduct drug test on teachers, security personnel, others

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it would conduct a drug integrity test for security personnel, civil servants, medical personnel, teachers and public servants in the country.

NECO examination officials to swear oath of allegiance

As the National Examinations Council (NECO) released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for students in exit class, it also announced that examination officials will be made to sign an oath of allegiance.