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Nigeria has always had a history when it comes to combat sports. The towering legend of Dick Tiger was impossible to escape, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey held a featherweight title as far back as 1957, and in the last three decades the likes of David Izonritei, Ike Ibeabuchi and Samuel Peter have shaken up the heavyweight division.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Conor McGregor was arrested in South Florida for stealing and smashing the mobile phone of a fan who was trying to take his photo, police said.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated US-based Nigerian boxer Kamaru Usman for defeating American Tyron Woodley to become the first African fighter to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title.
Kamaru Usman, the 31-year old Nigerian-American and Mixed Martial Artist who defeated Tyron Woodley (36-year old) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, has reiterated that he is the best fighter in his category on the planet right now.
Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor says he wants a boxer to “come into his world”, insisting he would beat America’s Floyd Mayweather in a rematch, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Australia’s Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England’s Gary Corcoran in December before a potential blockbuster bout with UFC star Conor McGregor, reports said Sunday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr always had a knack for fighting opponents at the most advantageous time.
Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.
The lawmaker representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has condoled the people of Owo kingdom over the demise of Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi.
Mr Kolawole Taiwo, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming supplementary election in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency, Lagos State, has urged supporters of political parties to shun violence before, during and after the polls.
Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, Traditional Ruler of Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra, has pledged that his community would play good hosts to the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).
Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the centre of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued in spite of efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and a Civil Society Organization, Royal Initiative against Poverty and Starvation, RIAPS, have staged a workshop to improve security agents’ capacity to fight violent extremism in Nigeria.
Cecilia Nku scored her first goal for Ferencvaros in their 6-0 victory over Szent Mihaly in Friday's Hungarian top-flight game.
India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques.
The Abuja Chapter of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for effective deployment of Public Relations (PR) tools and professionals in managing its image and reputation.
The Edo State acting governor, Philip Shaibu, has urged corps members posted to the state to avoid unnecessary journeys in order to stay alive and serve the nation during their service year.