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The Nigeria Wrestling Federation President, Daniel Igali has applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare for his timely financial intervention which ensured Team Nigeria participated at the recently-concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.

Wrestling: NWF names 15 athletes for 2020 African champ in Algiers

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has assembled a team of 15 athletes to fly the country’s flag at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships billed for Algiers,
The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.

NOC chief laments football absence at Tokyo Olympics

The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

How Odunayo Adekuoroye saved Daniel Igali from losing bet in Rome

Wrestling sensation Odunayo Adekuoroye did not only win the country’s only gold medal at the 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in the Italian city of Rome, the Ondo State-born wrestler also saved the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali from losing substantial amount of money on a bet placed on the wrestler.
Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.

Blessing Oborududu excited with Bronze medal capture at ranking series

Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

Adekuruoye Odunayo hopes to consolidate on Gold medal win in Rome

World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to the year 2020.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Odunayo Adekuoroye wins wrestling gold in Rome, Blessing Oborududu settles for bronze

Wrestling sensation and two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye reigned supreme in Rome at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament, claiming gold in a very dominant fashion in the final of the 57kg class, while Blessing Oborududu (68kg) settled for bronze at the event.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa.

Ebi Egbe: Expect changes in Bayelsa sports under David Lyon

Bayelsa born FIFA match agent and stadium facilities expert, Ebi Egbe, has declared that Bayelsa sports would be rejigged when David Lyon takes over as Bayelsa state governor early next year.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has said that Nigeria is not bereft of ideas for sports development to take place in the country, but the political will and capacity for implementation. He made this assertion at the Imo State Sports Summit organised by the Governor Emeka Ihedioha in Owerri the Imo State capital.

Imo Sports Summit: Time for political will to implement recommendations – minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said that Nigeria is not bereft of ideas for sports development to take place in the country, but the political will and capacity for implementation.
Ese Brume

Nigerian Sports Award: Ese Brume, Olajide Omotayo, Odunayo Adekuoroye get nominations

IAAF World Championship bronze medalist, Ese Brume, and African Games gold medalist, Olajide Omotayo as well as World Championship bronze medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, have made the top three nominations for the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards in the 2019 Nigerian Sports Award.
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.

WWC: Odunayo Adekuoroye targets gold

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, says her next target is to become a world champion by winning gold at the ongoing 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

African Games: Female wrestlers deliver 5 gold, one silver

Team Nigeria female wrestlers on Thursday lived up to their promise by winning five gold and one silver in the Women’s Wrestling event held at the Indoor Sports Center of the Mohammed V Sports Complex in El Jadida, Morocco.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon. Daniel Igali, has charged the country’s wrestlers and coaches to the 12th All Africa Games in Morocco to ‘give their best efforts’ when hostilities resume in the Northern African Nation today.

African Games: Daniel Igali charges wrestlers to give ‘best efforts’ in Morocco

President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon. Daniel Igali, has charged the country’s wrestlers and coaches to the 12th All Africa Games in Morocco to ‘give their best efforts’ when hostilities resume in the Northern African Nation today.
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Nigeria to compete in 23 sports at All Africa Games

Nigeria is expected to compete in athletics, football, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, badminton, judo, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe-kayak, chess, cycling, gymnastics, golf, handball, karate, rowing, shooting, swimming, basketball, handball and taekwondo.

Tokyo Olympics: Aruna Quadri, Blessing Okagbare, nine others get IOC scholarship

The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has secured scholarship for 11 Nigerian athletes from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
Kamaru Usman

Presidency congratulates UFC fighter Kamaru Usman

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.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Nigerian wrestlers to go on Germany tour

Head of Nigeria Wrestling team, Purity Akuh has revealed that the trio of Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, and Blessing Oborududu will be embarking on two-week training tournaments tour of Europe as they intensify preparations towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Odunayo Adekuoroye: I have double personality

The winner of the 2018 Wrestler of the Year at Nigerian Sports Awards, Odunayo Adekuoroye, on Tuesday said she was a different personality in sport and in person.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.