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Disabled dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child.

Commonwealth Games: Africa bags 97 medals, hosts Australia finish with 198 medals

The 2018 Commonwealth Games came to and with dramatic victories in Netball and Rugby against this year’s hosts, Australia.

Team leader sexually assaults athlete at Commonwealth Games

Queensland State police have charged a Mauritius team official for sexually assaulting one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Organisers apologise for transport failure

Gold Coast organisers apologised on Thursday after the public transport network failed its first major test of the Commonwealth Games, causing long delays for ticket-holders travelling to and from the opening ceremony.

Commonwealth Games: Team Mauritius under investigation over sexual assault

Queensland police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations that a Mauritian team official sexually assaulted one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

6,600 athelets, officials for Commonwealth Games in Australia

No fewer than 6,600, athletes and team officials from 71 countries are expected to take part in 275 events at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15.

NBF coach Tony Konyegwachi picks 8 boxers for Commonwealth Games

Head Coach of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Tony Konyegwachi, named eight boxers to represent the Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: MoC’s founder rejoices as young athlete makes Team Nigeria

Bambo Akani, the founder of Making of Champions, an athletics’ club and consulting firm, on Monday expressed delight as one of its junior athlete, Joy Udo-Gabriel, was listed for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Court fines farmer $8,000 for killing 100-year-old crocodile

An Australian farmer who shot dead an “iconic” 100-year-old crocodile because he was “sick of losing cattle” has been fined $8,000 (10,000 Australian dollars).

Commonwealth Games: Coach optimistic NTTF men’s team will win

Nasiru Bello, National Coach of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has expressed the optimism that the men’s team would win laurels in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Upcoming sports tournaments you should follow

Wondering what are the upcoming sports tournaments you need to follow? 2018 has a good number of them lined up, whether it be tennis, rugby or the Winter Olympics.

Australia prisoners with disabilities abused – HRW

People with disabilities are at a "serious risk" of being sexual and physical abuse in Australian prisons, and are disproportionately held in solitary confinement, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

AFN moves Commonwealth Games trials venue from Uyo to Abuja

The venue for the Nigerian trials for the 2018 Gold Coast Commowealth Games scheduled to hold at the Goodswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has been moved to the Abuja National stadium, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has announced.

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers’ ready for the ‘Group of Death’ – coach

As the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games continues, Coach Abdulrahman Mohammed is optimistic about D’Tigers’ chances of having a good tournament, despite describing their group – consisting of host-Australia, Canada and New Zealand – as the ‘Group of Death’.

Commonwealth Games selection strictly on merit – NTTF

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) says the selection of players for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia will strictly be based on merit.

Federation camps 32 wrestlers ahead of Commonwealth Games

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Technical Director, Sir Damian Ohaike, has said that 32 wrestlers have started camping last Friday ahead of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games billed to hold in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, from April 4 to April 15.

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.

NWF invites 32 wrestlers to camp for Commonwealth Games preparation

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) on Monday said it had invited 32 wrestlers for the first phase of camping ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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House of Representatives steps down Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted against the Bill for an Act to Establish the Nigerian Peace Corps.

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims

Hollywood movie star, Morgan Freeman, apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Democracy Day: Federal government announces four days for celebration

The Federal Government has outlined a four-day activities to mark the 2018 Democracy Day, from May 25 to May 29.

Armed policemen invade Kingsley Kuku’s residence

Some armed policemen allegedly invaded the Arogbo community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday, shooting into the air.