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PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja approved National Honours and cash awards of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships. Speaking at a presidential reception in honour of the athletes, the President said his Government is committed to rewarding excellence, no less for members of Team Nigeria who ignited the spirit of victory in the nation through stellar performances at international competitions. Congratulating all the awardees and recipients, he expressed confidence that this will spur them to greater heights. The President who described the athletes as champions, worthy ambassadors,…
Oleksandr Usyk has once again defeated Anthony Joshua by a split decision to retain his heavyweight titles. The Ukrainian boxer won the bout after two of the three judges scored him higher — 115-113 and 116-112 — than Joshua. The Nigerian-born British boxer was bested by Usyk in front of thousands of fans at King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday night. Joshua entered the fight hoping to reclaim the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles which he lost to the Ukrainian in September 2021. Both boxers began the bout with renewed vigour. The pair also delivered…
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has successfully defended her Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title after breezing to the first position on Sunday at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Amusan set a new Games Record of 12.30s to set a new Games Record and also secure Nigeria’s 10th gold medal in what has been an amazing year. A 2.4 m/s tailwind denied Amusan the chance of breaking the Games Record in the semi-final. However, there was no stopping the World Record holder as she breezed to a time of 12.30s to eclipse the 16-year-old 12.65 seconds Games record set by Jamaica’s Brigitte Foster-Hylton…
Nigerian fans have accused track legend Michael Johnson of racism and hatred for questioning Tobi Amusan’s world record time in the 100m hurdles final at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon, The PUNCH reports. Amusan raced to victory in the 100m hurdles final, finishing with a time of 12.12secs, shattering Kendra Harrison’s 2016 world record by 0.08secs at the event. The 25-year-old’s feat was one of a succession of athletes to smash world records or their own personal best times at the event. In the women’s 100m hurdles alone, 12 of the 24 semi-finalists recorded their best times ever…
After much dilly-dallying, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday announced the appointment of José Santos Peseiro as the new technical adviser of the senior Men national team, the Super Eagles. The football federation also said the appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro. It will be recalled that the Portuguese was first announced as Super Eagles technical adviser on the eve of the kick off of the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon but due to inexplicable reasons, his contract with the NFF fell through. José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 last…
Some angry fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria invaded the newly refurbished Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja and vandalised facilities in protest of the team’s failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Black Stars of Ghana ended Nigeria’s dream of becoming the first African country to qualify for four consecutive World Cups. The Ghanaians secured a 1-1 draw in Abuja on Tuesday to progress to the World Cup based on the away goals rule — after holding Nigeria to a goalless draw in Kumasi last Friday. Thomas Partey’s opener in the 11th minute proved costly for…
Federal government has directed all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) to close by 1pm on Tuesday (today) ahead of the second-leg clash between the Super Eagles and Black Stars of Ghana. In a circular on Monday, Ngozi Onwudiwe, the service welfare officer, also called for the mobilisation of support for the Nigerian senior national team. Onwudiwe added that all permanent secretaries should ensure the content of the circular is achieved as desired. “As you are aware, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be meeting the Black Stars of Ghana in continuation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier playoff (return…
Monday, 07 March 2022 06:09

Ace broadcaster Fabio Lanipekun is dead

Four days after his 80th birthday was celebrated, Fabio Lanipekun, a sports journalist, has died, reports sportsvillagesquare.com. A Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) official close to the family confirmed the passing on of the highly-respected journalist. His death is coming just a week after another iconic sports journalist, Sunny Emmanuel Ojagbaese, died in the United States (U.S.). The Guardian
Emmanuel Sunny Ojeagbase, founder and executive chairman of Complete Communications Limited, publisher of Complete Sports and Success Digest, is dead. News of the demise of the veteran was announced in a statement by Julius Ojeagbase, one of his children, on Monday evening. Julius said his father died in Atlanta, USA, on Saturday after a brief illness. Ojeagbase was aged 71 at the time of his death. The late media entrepreneur, an indigene of Edo state, started out as the pioneer publisher of Sports Souvenir, a weekly newspaper, in 1984. “Before then, he was a retired soldier of the Nigerian Army…
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the retention of Austin Eguavoen as interim head coach of the Super Eagles. The federation said it won’t move forward with the agreement with Jose Peseiro who was expected to take charge of the team after the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). NFF made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday. In December 2021, Peseiro was appointed as the permanent replacement for Gernot Rohr who was sacked just a few weeks before AFCON. However, Mohammed Sanusi, NFF general secretary, said the services of the Portuguese will no longer be needed following a “recommendation”…
June 12, 2024

Guinness’ core investor to exit Nigeria after 75 years amid economic challenges

After operating in Nigeria since 1950, Guinness’ core investor has announced its departure from the…
June 05, 2024

Many politicians go to court after elections because they know they can be declared winners…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said that many politicians would avoid going to court…
June 09, 2024

Bar soap or body wash: Which is best for your skin and the planet?

What’s the most sustainable way to wash your hands or lather up in the shower?…
June 08, 2024

World’s first ever AI Beauty pageant names 10 finalists

The Fanvue Miss AI pageant, the world’s first beauty pageant for AI-generated female models, judges…
June 11, 2024

Gunmen kill 50 in raid on Katsina village, residents say

At least 50 people were killed and an unspecified number kidnapped, including women and children,…
June 12, 2024

Here’s the latest as Israel-Hamas war enters Day 250

Hamas responds to Gaza cease-fire plan seeking some changes. US says it's 'evaluating' the reply…
June 10, 2024

Three reasons why it’s good news that robots are getting smarter - The Economist

The robots are coming! In science fiction that is usually an ominous warning. In the…
June 11, 2024

Gernort Rohr’s sweet revenge as Nigeria lose World Cup qualifier to Benin coached by ex-Super…

Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying hopes took a heavy blow with a 2-1 defeat by Benin…

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