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Sport Federation elections: Ministry unveils committee members

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released a list of committee members for elections into the National Sports Federations. According to a statement, each Federation would have a chairman and three committee members during the elections. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said members of the electoral committees were carefully chosen, based on merit and experience, following wide ...

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Table tennis: Nigeria, Egypt on superior list in Africa

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Africa’s super powers in table tennis, Nigeria and Egypt, confirmed their superiority on the continent as the two nations have been in the seeding list of the double event of the 2017 IWTF World Championship holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. In the seeding list released by the table tennis ruling body, previous performance and other championships by these countries counted for ...

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Nigeria develops funding proposal to access climate fund

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Bothered by the fact that it is yet to access the the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Nigeria has kick-started moves to turn things around and ensure the financial capability to battle the effects of the changing weather. The Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment, in its capacity as the nation’s Designated National Authority (DNA) to ...

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AFCON: NFF insists Mikel must play against S/Africa

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, will be sufficiently recovered to play as Nigeria takes on South Africa in an African Cup of Nations qualifier next month. The Super Eagles skipper under went surgery in England on the 29th of last month and was expected to be out of action for a ...

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Climate change: Nigeria lists merits of preparing Third National Communication

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Preparing the Third National Communication (TNC) report presents enormous opportunity for the collection of relevant climate data that will help Nigeria to better plan its economy and also respond to global challenges of climate change and commitments. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Shehu Ahmed, made the submission on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Keffi, Nasarawa State in an ...

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UNICEF welcomes release of abducted Chibok girls

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday, May 7, 2017 welcomed Saturday’s release of more than 80 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents over three years ago. “It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day. They will face a long and difficult process ...

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FIFA rankings: Nigeria maintains 40th position

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria has maintained the 40th place, the position it previously held, in the latest FIFA rankings. The three-time African champion also retains the 5th place in Africa. Egypt, who is the highest ranked African side, occupies the 19th position. Senegal is rated 30th, reigning African Champions Cameroon holds 33rd position, while Burkina Faso is 35th. The ...

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Nigeria ranks 17th on 2016 Africa attractiveness survey

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The latest Africa Attractiveness Survey, which provides an analysis of Foreign Direct Investment into the continent, has ranked Nigeria as the 17th destination for FDI in Africa. The report, which was released on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by EY Africa, a financial advisory services company that carried out the survey, showed that South Africa remained the biggest FDI hub in ...

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Table tennis: Toriola, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to Germany

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The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is hopeful of an excellent outing when the country’s representatives at this year’s World Table Tennis Championship, compete in Douseldolf, Germany. World number 26, Haruna Quadri, Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo, Omotayo Jide, Funke Oshonaike, Edem Effiong and Akpan Cecelia make the men and women who will be doing the country proud at the competition. ...

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Bahamas 2017: Super Sand Eagles crash out

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Nigeria’s national beach soccer team, the Super Sand Eagles, on Monday night crashed out of the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas, losing 1-2 to Iran on penalties after full time ended 4-4. The Sand Eagles went into the game needing to beat Iran in extra time to qualify into the quarter-finals of the competition, but the Iranians ...

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