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Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Sports Ministry signs MoU with Japanese city for Team Nigeria camp venue

Sunday Dare

While Nigeria is preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday with the Japanese City of Kisarazu, which will camp the Team Nigeria. Sports Minister, Sunday Dare The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, made this revelation in a statement signed by his special ...

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Shell wins Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry games for record third time

Shell Petroleum Development Company

For the third time running, Shell has won the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG), posting a commanding victory streak in the history of the 30-year old biennial competition. At the end of the week-long NOGIG 2018 in Lagos, Team Shell topped the medal table with 11 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze, leaving the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ...

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Ex Rangers coach to get N16.7m for wrongful dismissal

Rangers-International-FC

The League Management Company (LMC) has ordered the National Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enugu Rangers International Football Club, to pay Coach Imama Amakapabo a total of N16.7 million for wrongful dismissal. The LMC also imposed a hefty fine on a top Enugu Rangers Official for breach of mediation. The LMC directed Rangers to pay the sacked coach various sums ...

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Commonwealth Youth Games opens in the Bahamas

Nassau the Bahamas

The 6th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games commenced on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas. About 1,049 athletes are representing 65 Commonwealth countries in the four-day event, which is featuring nine sports. Twenty-six athletes are representing Nigeria in seven sports – Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Tennis and Beach Soccer. The Bahamas, a chain of ...

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Basketball: D’Tigers draws DR Congo, Mali, Cote d’lvoire

Afro Basketball

Nigeria’s Senior Men Basketball team, D’Tigers, has been drawn in Group A of the FIBA/Afro Basketball 2017 competition, scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia, from September 8 to 16, 2017. According to FIBA Africa, defending champions Nigeria is drawn alongside DR Congo, Mali, and Cote d’lvoire. The official draws for the competition took place in Mauritius at the weekend. Group B ...

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Wimbledon: Injuries claim Djokovic, Murray

Novak Djokovic

Injuries on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 knocked out two top shots in the ongoing Wimbledon tennis championship as they seek the coveted trophy. World number four, Novak Djokovic, retired during his quarter final match against Tomas Berdych with an elbow injury. The former world number one lost the first set 6-7, to the Czech and was two love down in ...

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CHAN: 30 players resume camping

Salisu Yusuf

The 30 players selected for camping ahead of the qualifiers of the fifth edition of the Championship of the African Cup of Nations (CHAN), which will be hosted by Kenya, are to resume camping next Monday. Assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, who made this known to newsmen, however said the technical crew was yet to decide which ...

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25 athletes to represent Nigeria in C’wealth Youth Games

Ademola Are

About 25 Nigerian athletes will this week depart for Bahamas to represent the country in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Leader of Nigeria’s delegation and Head of Grassroots Development in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ademola Are, told newsmen on Sunday, July 9, 2017 that, with the level of preparation put in, a lot is expected from the nation’s contingent. ...

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Messi signs new deal as Wimbledon hots up

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona that would last till 2021. Messi’s previous deal was scheduled to end in the summer of 2018. The striker, who joined Barcelona at age 13, will sign the deal when he returns to training from a pre-season. The Argentine has scored a club record of 507 goals from 583 matches since his ...

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Shock, disappointment, grief open Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka

It was a mix grill of emotions and expectations as shocks, grief and disappointment ruled the opening of this year’s Wimbledon Open, which served-off on Monday, July 3, 2017. Fifth seed Stan Wawrinka was knocked out by Daniil Medvedev in the biggest shock as he fell 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1on Centre Court. The Russian’s victory over world number three Wawrinka ...

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