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Mr Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development confirmed this to newsmen on Tuesday, shortly after arriving Rabat to support and cheer Team Nigeria to victory in the Games.

African Games: Nigerian athletes’ allowances paid – official

Mr Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development confirmed this to newsmen on Tuesday, shortly after arriving Rabat to support and cheer Team Nigeria to victory in the Games.
Olanrewaju God's Power Durodola

Boxing: Olarenwaju Durodola fights Michael Godwin ahead of Europe return

Olanrewaju ‘God’s Power’ Durodola will face Michael Godwin at the Squash Hall, Police College, Ikeja on tuesday as he prepares to fight for another international cruiser-weight title later in the year.
Efe Ajagba condemned World Boxing Organisation (WBO) European Heavyweight champion, Ali Eren Demirezen to his first defeat by recording a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Efe Ajagba defeats Ali Eren Demirezen by unanimous decision to remain undefeated

Efe Ajagba condemned World Boxing Organisation (WBO) European Heavyweight champion, Ali Eren Demirezen to his first defeat by recording a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Lawrence Okolie

Lawrence Okolie to defend British and Commonwealth titles

Lawrence ‘The Sauce’ Okolie believes he would enjoy beating Jack Massey as the Nigeria-born boxer puts his Commonwealth and British cruiser-weight title on the line.
Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodum claimed the fourth national men’s table tennis title with Sporting after beating Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off final held at the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.

Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun claim fourth consecutive Portuguese title

Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun claimed the fourth national men’s table tennis title with Sporting after beating Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off final held at the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.

Ralph Nwosu: Asiwaju Tinubu, Governor El-Rufai can’t be president in 2023

Chief Ralph Nwosu, National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), said on Tuesday that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State would fail in their quest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

ITTF Championships: Segun Toriola to make 21st appearance in Budapest

Seven-time Olympian and Africa’s most successful table tennis player, Segun Toriola, has been acknowledged for his longevity by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) as the former African champion will be making his 21st appearance at the 2019 World Championship holding in Budapest, Hungary on April 21 to 29.
Kelly Catlin

US Olympic medalist commits suicide

Olympian Kelly Catlin, who helped the United States win the women’s pursuit team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, has died, USA Cycling said on Sunday.
Chinese athletes

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

Chinese athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs will receive criminal punishments and jail terms from next year, as China cracks down on doping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, state media reported.
Efe Ajagba

Efe Ajagba returns with Santino Turnbow bout in WBC title under-card

Ajagba, who is undefeated in 7 fights, is seen as a promising star in the heavyweight division and made the headlines all over the world in August when his opponent, Curtis Harper, walked out of the fight after touching gloves and the bell sounded to start the opening round.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.

Lagos youngster sends favourite Funke Oshonaike crashing at NSF

Veteran Olympian Funke Oshonaike on Monday suffered another defeat at the ongoing 2018 National Sports Festival in Abuja, when she was sent packing 4-3 in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles table tennis event by unknown youngster Nimota Aregbesola from Lagos State.

National Sports Festival: Segun Torioa advances into Table Tennis round of 16

Former African Table Tennis Champion Segun Toriola has been cleared to compete at the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja after he was disqualified having been registered by Delta and Akwa Ibom state.
Falcon Ajuma Ottache

Ex-Falcon star Ajuma Ottache passes on

Ex-Nigeria player, Ajuma Ottache, and the only female coach in the Nationwide League One, has passed on.
Jose Ramirez's wild unanimous decision victory over Antonio Orozco on Friday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno

Jose Ramirez shows off improved jab to retain WBC title

Unbeaten Jose Ramirez kept his World Boxing Council junior welterweight title on Friday with a unanimous decision win over Mexican challenger Antonio Orozco.
Track & Field Athletics

Chioma Ajunwa: Why Nigerian athletes are struggling

Nigerian Olympic champion, Chioma Ajunwa, has blamed the decline in Nigeria’s dominance in athletics to the lack of programs to identify and nurture young talents.
Runners take part in the annual City2Surf road race in Sydney on August 12, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - PETER PARKS -

Olympians, costumed athletes join massive Sydney race

Australian Olympian Ben St Lawrence won Sydney's biggest road race for the second time Sunday as almost 80,000 people, including many in fancy dress, took part in the annual run.
Enefiok Udo-Obong

Asaba 2018: Olympian praises Delta for hosting athletics championships

An Olympian, Enefiok Udo-Obong, on Monday gave the host of the just-concluded Africa Senior Athletics Championships, Delta Government a pass mark for staging a successful event.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.