Picture: 7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player hopes to become NBA’s tallest ever…

Tall Nigerian basketballer Adegoke may be the next big star in NBA. Abiodun Adegoke, a 7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player is hoping to catch the attention of the NBA after Shaquille O’Neal shared viral footage of him on the court. At his towering height, Abiodun Adegoke can dunk with both feet still on the ground, […]

Minister advocates return of state sports festivals

Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare By Franca Ofili The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday in Abuja urged all state governments to ensure a return of the state sports festivals. Dare, while receiving Daniel Igali, the Bayelsa Commissioner of Youths and Sports who paid him a courtesy […]

Olympic games must be held next year – Japan Official

Tokyo Olympics The rearranged Tokyo Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister, Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games should be held for the benefit of the athletes, regardless of the challenges posed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese government and the […]

Oyo Govt to spend N5.5bn to remodel Salami Stadium

  By David Adeoye Oyo State Government says it has signed a N5.580 billion contractual agreement with Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd for the remodeling of Lekan Salami Sports complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan. Gov. Seyi Makinde, who said this while flagging off the project on Thursday, noted that the decision was part of the measures to […]

COVID-19: IOC to bear $800m cost of Tokyo 2020 postponement

Tokyo Olympics By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has anticipated that it would have to bear costs of up to $800 million for its part of the responsibilities for the organisation of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. This is its own extended operations and the support for the wider Olympic Movement. According to […]

Olympic games to be scrapped if not held in 2021

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori says the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, will be “scrapped” if it can not take place then. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. With the epidemic’s worldwide infection rate climbing […]

Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria’s sprint queen, reveals how suitors can win her heart

Nigerian track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare who recently filed for divorce from her husband, Otegheri, after six years of marriage says she is no longer interested in dating. Blessing Okagbare who took to her Instastories to declare that she has lost interest in dating, however gave conditions on what her next suitors must do […]

Why Nigerian sprinter and Olympic medalist Blessing Okagbare’s marriage with ex-Eagles’ star crashed in U.S.

  Facts are beginning to emerge on why U.S.-based Nigerian sprinter and Olympic medalist, Blessing Oghenewreseme Okagbare’s marriage with former Super Eagles player, Jude Otegheri Ighoteghuonor crashed so early. Okagbare and Ighoteghuonor’ marriage was well celebrated in Sapele, Delta State in 2014 shortly after the Commonwealth Games in GLagos State govtow, Scotland, where she emerged […]

Adekuoroye wins world wrestling gold in Rome

  By Oluwaseyi Oduneye-Ogunwomoju The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) on Friday said that it was impressed with Odunayo Adekuoroye’s performance at the ongoing Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome. The President of NWF, David Igali, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Rome that he was happy with Adekuoroye’s gold medal […]

Nigeria’s sports minister ‘cultural outfit’ draws mixed reactions

Nigerians have expressed divergent views as the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong appeared half-naked in cultural wear at a carnival in his hometown, Tarok, Plateau state. According to the minister, the carnival, Ntim Otarok Cultural Carnival, is a “demonstration of bravery and show of strength.” It is an annual celebration aimed at […]

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