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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.
Angola on Wednesday in Foshan needed five extra minutes to beat Philippines 84-81 in the last game of Group D at the ongoing FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China. 38

Field set for FIBA Olympic qualifying tournaments

All 24 teams that will compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments have been confirmed following the conclusion of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and the release of an updated FIBA World Ranking, presented by NIKE.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has backed the team to make a big impact at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following their impressive performance at the ongoing FIBA Men’s World Cup in China

FIBA ranking: D’Tigers’ progress excite Musa Kida, Sam Ahmedu

The hierarchy of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is excited over the rise of the Men’s National Basketball team in the latest FIBA ranking which was released yesterday.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

D’Tigers ranked 23rd in FIBA ranking

D’Tigers ranked 23rd in FIBA ranking following their amazing performance at the just concluded 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China, Nigeria’s D’Tigers are now 23rd in the latest ranking.
Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Friday secured an 83-66 points win over Cote d’Ivoire at the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China. 63

D’Tigers move 10 places up in FIBA world rankings

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have moved 10 places up in the recently-released FIBA Men World Rankings presented by Nike on Thursday.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Wrestling: Odunayo Adekuoroye qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Adekuoroye defeated Sun Jong of North Korea 12-2 via technical superiority in the 57kg category to reach the semi finals of the 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Interim Falcons coach focused on Tokyo 2020 ticket

Coach of Nigeria’s women senior Christopher Danjuma has stated that his attention is solely on ensuring Nigeria qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Stakeholders in sports have urged the new Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, to reposition the sector for the overall benefit of the country.

Olympics preparations must start now – minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has warned national sports federations against poor performances at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Alex Nwora

Alex Nwora: Blame me for D’Tigers group stage ouster

D’Tigers coach Alex Nwora has absolved his team of any blame for failing to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Egypt 2019: Sports minister hails U-23 Eagles

The Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has commended the Nigerian U-23 national team, (Olympics team) for trashing the Sudanese national team 5-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State, thereby qualifying for the African U-23 AFCON tournament slated for Egypt, November this year.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

Alex Nwora backs D’Tigers to shine at Tokyo Olympics

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has praised his team’s determination after they picked a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and backed the side to make some noise at the games.
President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Engr. Musa Kida says he’s proud of the D’Tigers’ 2020 Olympics qualification feat bagged at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

FIBA World Cup: I’m proud of D’Tigers’ feat in China – NBBF supremo

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engr. Musa Kida, says he’s proud of the D’Tigers’ 2020 Olympics qualification feat bagged at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

Tokyo Olympics: President Buhari congratulates D’Tigers on FIBA victory against China

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated national basketball team D’Tigers for a successful outing at the 2019 FIBA World, defeating China 86-73 to secure a place at the 2020 Olympics.
A spirited fight from Nigeria inspired them to their first win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after seeing off Korea 108-66 in a one-sided Group B tie on Wednesday at the Wuhan Sports Center. 40

FIBA World Cup: Nigeria saves face with emphatic victory over Korea — in pictures

A spirited fight from Nigeria inspired them to their first win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after seeing off Korea 108-66 in a one-sided Group B tie on Wednesday at the Wuhan Sports Center.

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A man walks past an NBA logo at an NBA exhibition in Beijing, China October 8, 2019. REUTERS-Jason Lee

Adam Silver: No NBA decisions likely until May

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he thinks it will be at least May before any decision can be made about resumption of the 2019-20 season that was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 in Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 10,075 in Africa and the death toll reached 487, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Tuesday.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital sets up panel to probe death ‘suspected coronavirus patient’

Following announcement on Monday that wife of the controversial patient who died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital on the 3rd of April, Alhaji Muhideen Obamomo Jimoh, has tested positive for coronavirus which implied that the deceased may have also died from the deadly disease, the management of the hospital has set up a ten-member panel headed by Prof E. O Afolayan with Mrs. O.O Olu-bolaji as secretary.
Simon Lalong

Plateau declares six days total lockdown for fumigation

Plateau State Government has directed a total lockdown of the state from 12 midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2020 to 11pm of Wednesday, April 15, to enable it carry out a state-wide fumigation across the 17 local government areas of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.

Kogi Reps member donates relief materials to communities

Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.