CISM World Military Games: Awoyele crashes out, Enomfon, Bello to battle France, Columbia

CISM World Military Games: Awoyele crashes out, Enomfon, Bello to battle France, Columbia

In his first major international outing, Nigeria’s Olakunle Awoyele crashed out 24 – 3 to the more experienced Huang Jiannan of China in the round of 16 of the male -74kg at the on-going Taekwondo event of the CISM World Games in Wuhuan, China. The Chinese player consequently lost 11 – 14 to Russia’s Kriveicheno Nikita in the quarterfinals, in a tournament where there are a participating total of 262 athletes, including 178 males and 84 female, from 47 countries. Turkey’s Katoussi Firas picked up the gold medal in this…

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59th Independent Anniversary Golf Cup tourney: Buhari promises continued support for sports

59th Independent Anniversary Golf Cup tourney: Buhari promises continued support for sports

Sports Minister Sunday Dare teeing off the Independence Golf Tournament at the IBB Golf Club, Abuja on Saturday. President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to continue to support golf and other sports in the country in order to empower the youths of the country. President Buhari who is the Grand Patron of the IBB International Golf and  Country Club of Abuja disclosed this through his representative The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare at at the ceremonial Tee-off of the 59th Independence Golf Cup tournament ceremony at the IBB International Golf…

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2020 Tokyo Paralympics: Minister promises Para-Powerlifters 2 months best camping  ….Throws weight behind Abuja 2020 World Championship

2020 Tokyo Paralympics: Minister promises Para-Powerlifters 2 months best camping  ….Throws weight behind Abuja 2020 World Championship

The Minister of Youhs and Sports Development Sunday Dare has promised to assist the Nigeria Para-Powerlfting Federation to undergo an intensive two months camping for the 2020 Paralympics holding between August 25th and 6th September, 2020 in Tokyo Japan. The Minister who acknowledged the many heartwarming performances of the Federation in International competitions vowed to meet the demands of the Nigeria Para-Powerlfting Federation to win more gold medals for the country and break more world record than before in next year’s Paralympics The Minister made this promises when the Federation led…

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Minister Wades Into NYCN Crisis …Sets up resolution committee 

Minister Wades Into NYCN Crisis …Sets up resolution committee 

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has commenced a deliberate process that will culminate in the resolution of the leadership crisis in the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in line with the promise made by the Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, upon his assumption of duty. Mr. Dare, who had promised to convene a meeting of critical stakeholders in youth development when he resumed as the Minister of Youth and Sports Development also made a commitment to hold “crucial and confrontational deliberations” that will lead to the resolution of…

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Jighere emerges 2019 Asaph Zadok Scrabble tournament Champion, as Federation sends S.O.S to Minister

Jighere emerges 2019 Asaph Zadok Scrabble tournament Champion, as Federation sends S.O.S to Minister

The 2019 Asaph Zadok Scrabble Championship has ended in joy for Wellington Jighere of Delta State. Jighere shrugged off challenges from defending national champion Moses Peter of Akwa Ibom State and two time African champion Dennis Ikekeregor – also from Delta State – who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. All three players recorded 19 wins from 24 games but Jighere edged them out on superior cumulative. Expressing delight over his victory, the University of Benin graduate said he can now heave a sigh of relieve winning the Championship that had…

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Scrabble National Championship starts Friday in Abuja

Scrabble National Championship starts Friday in Abuja

The 2019 National Championship of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF) will commence on Friday and will be rounded off this Sunday at the Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. According to the Chairman NSF Media and Publicity Committee Akintunde Akinsemola,  players from across all the geopolitical zones are expected at the VIP Lounge, Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the event. In 2012, the competition was renamed Asaph Zadok National Championship, in honour of late Homun Asaph Zadok, the immediate past Hamma Bachama, a Scrabble…

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Taekwondo Federation unveils final team for All African Games

Taekwondo Federation unveils final team for All African Games

    The Federation has released the final list of the sixteen athletes that will represent Nigeria at the Taekwondo event of the forthcoming All African Games. Captaining the Male National Team will be All African Games Veteran, Sunday Onofe, who will be competing in the male middle weight -87kg category. Other members of the male team are: Arinola Abdullateef [male fin -54kg], Abdulfathi Sanusi [male fly -58kg], Ifeoluwa Ajayi [male bantam -63kg], Shola Olowookere [male feather -68kg]; Bright Paul Kolade [male light -74kg], Peter Itiku [male welter -80kg], and…

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FCT Golf Chairman Oladapo Felicitates With Muslims At Eid Mubarak

FCT Golf Chairman Oladapo Felicitates With Muslims At Eid Mubarak

            FCT Golf Association Chairman, Engr. Oladapo Olaide Mohammed, has congratulated Muslims across the world as they celebrate Eid Mubarak today. Oladapo rejoiced with Muslim particularly his board members, stakeholders who stood by him to achieve unprecedented feat in the association over the years and enjoined them to remain steadfast in their prayers to Almighty Allah to intervene in the country’s challenges. “On behalf of my family and Association, Happy Eid Mubarak to all the Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world May Allah…

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ICC picks Nigeria to participate in Men’s T-20 World Cup qualifier

ICC picks Nigeria to participate in Men’s T-20 World Cup qualifier

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced that Nigeria will participate in the Men’s T-20 World Cup Qualifier. Nigeria will take the 14th and final spot in place of suspended Zimbabwe when the event gets underway in the UAE in October. Nigeria will join host UAE, Hong Kong, Ireland, Ireland, Jersey, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Singapore and two teams from the Americas Final due to be held later this month. Nigeria came third in the Africa Men’s Final and as such ranks the third African team…

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Nigeria wins Africa Cup-Track Cycling Championship, as CFN boss hails team

Nigeria wins Africa Cup-Track Cycling Championship, as CFN boss hails team

Team Nigeria yesterday emerged overall winner of the maiden edition of the 3-day Africa Cup-Track Cycling Championship that was rounded off at the Velodrome, Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, Nigeria yesterday. Nigeria won with 21 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals. Egypt came second winning 8 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. Morocco came third having won 4 gold and 3 silver medals. Burkina placed fourth with 3 silver, 5 bronze, Burundi came fifth with 2 bronze while Ghana placed sixth with a bronze medal. The three-day exciting …

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