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Nigeria’s top badminton players begin quest for Olympic points

Nigeria and Africa’s top players, Dorcas Adesokan, Anuoluwapo Opeyori, and Godwin Olofua, will begin their quest for Olympic qualification at the 2019 Egypt International tournament.
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Tokyo will have to accept IOC plan to move marathon – organisers

Tokyo has little choice but to accept an International Olympic Committee (IOC) move to shift the 2020 marathon to a cooler Northern Island in Japan.
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 flags off preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has reiterated the necessity of various National Sports Federations under his watch to start early preparations for Tokyo 2020 which he assured would make a big difference between success and failure.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
Super Falcons skipper Onome Ebi has wishes Barcelona Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala best of luck ahead of UEFA Women’s Champions League final with Lyon on Saturday evening in Budapest.

Tokyo 2020: Onome Ebi raps NFF over Falcons’ ouster

Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi says she is yet to come to terms with Nigeria’s ouster from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, even as she frowned at the shenanigans that surrounded the resignation of Swede coach Thomas Dennerby.
Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby

Thomas Dennerby officially resigns as Super Falcons coach

Swedish coach Thomas Dennerby has officially resigned from his position with the Super Falcons after a dispute with the Nigeria Football Federation saw him stay away from the team for the last month.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid to run marathon in two hours excites scientists, others

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.
Super Falcons attacker Ngozi Okobi said the players are disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

Ngozi Okobi: No way forward for broken Super Falcons

Super Falcons attacker Ngozi Okobi said the players are disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2008.
Nigeria Football Federation board member Ibrahim Gusau has confirmed the resignation of the head coach of Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby.

NFF confirm Thomas Dennerby’s resignation as Super Falcons head coach

Nigeria Football Federation board member Ibrahim Gusau has confirmed the resignation of the head coach of Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby.
Assisat Oshoala

Nigeria vs Cote d’Ivoire: Ebonyi soccer fans call for Super Falcons probe

Soccer fans in Ebonyi on Tuesday urged the football authorities in Nigeria to probe the Super Falcons’ elimination from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics female football event.
Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Ese Brume: Bronze good for my career

Long jumper, Ese Brume, believes the bronze medal she scooped in Doha would surely boost her confidence going into next season and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Super Falcons crash out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.

Doha 2019: American athlete Dalilah Muhammad breaks own world record to win 400 meters...

American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.
Super Falcons Coach Christopher Danjuma has revealed that the team is adapting to his approach ahead of the Olympic qualifiers against Ivory Coast.

Olympics qualifiers: Super Falcons coach targets away win against CIV

Super Falcons acting head coach Chris Danjuma says the team will fight for an outright win against Cote d’Ivoire in their Tokyo 2020 Olympics , Second Round, first leg qualifying clash in Abidjan on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic advances to Japan Open quarterfinal

Novak Djokovic stepped up a gear at the Japan Open on Wednesday, fending off a tough challenge from Japanese wild card Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Japan's national sales tax was raised to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, amid concerns that the long-delayed move could derail the fragile growth path of the world's third largest economy.

Japan raises sales tax to 10% amid signs economy weakening

Japan's national sales tax was raised to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, amid concerns that the long-delayed move could derail the fragile growth path of the world's third largest economy.
Christian Coleman (centre) was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 100m heats despite slowing to a trot by the end of his race. Christian Petersen-Getty Images

Doha 2019: Christian Coleman becomes new 100 meters men’s world champion

Christian Coleman stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, emphatically shrugging off the missed drug test controversy which had threatened to derail his career.
Daniel Dubois has warned Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury he is coming for them.

Dubois issues warning to Joshua, Fury

Daniel Dubois has warned Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury he is coming for them.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.