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 […]

Rekindling the Past Glory in Nigerian Sports – By Maximus Rex Umeh

By Maximus Rex Umeh | NNP | December 8, 2018 – I remember the good old days when I was a much younger lad. A time engaging in sports was a major focal point of the citizenry and the federal government. Such times were days of glory and honour for my country, Nigeria. A season where sports (not […]

American heavyweight boxer, Curtis Harper, walks out of the ring against Nigerian opponent Efe Ajagba after announcement of Ajagba’s first-round knockout streak

Curtis Harper labored in obscurity for most of his eight-year career as a professional boxer. But by now, most boxing fans have seen the video of Harper walking out of the ring seconds after the bell rang for the start of his Aug. 24 fight against Efe Ajagba at the Minneapolis Armory. More than 1 […]

Nigeria’s first ever Winter Olympians gear up for games

The trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga will fly Nigeria’s flag for the first time at the Winter Games. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are the force behind the team, which officially qualified for the games in November last year. “When people see us, they’re like ‘oh you guys are […]

Picture: Disaster averted as $14m U. J Esuene Stadium sports hall collapses

What could have  been a disaster was averted on Good Friday in Calabar, Cross River State, when the yet-to-be completed multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at the U. J. Esuene, Stadium collapsed. $14m down the drain. The collapsed Indoor Sports Hall at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar. The uncompleted indoor sports hall was one of the […]

Picture: Celebrating Nigeria’s Rio Paralympians

NIGERIA’S PARALYMPIANS   Jide Ojo Congratulations to Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games for their sterling performance which fetched the country the best performing African nation at the global event. For the umpteenth time, our special athletes wiped our tears, did us proud and burnished the dented image of our dear country. […]

Olympic Basketball: Brazil eliminate Nigeria

Olympic Basketball: Brazil eliminate Nigeria Nigeria’s power forward Alade Aminu Top C) goes to the basket during a Men’s round Group B basketball match between Nigeria and Brazil at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON The Nigeria’s […]

Rio 2016: Nigerian rower, Chierika Ukogu, qualifies for the semi-final • Three Nigerians create records at ongoing Olympics

TOP HEADLINES Rio 2016: Nigerian rower, Chierika Ukogu, qualifies for the semi-final • Three Nigerians create records at ongoing Olympics Chierika Ukogu Nigerian rower, Chierika Ukogu has qualified for the semi-final of the Women’s Single sculls rowing event in Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ukogu finished fifth in Quarterfinal 3 and although she was initially ruled […]

Cricket: Nigeria hires Indian coach

Nigeria yesterday said the employment of an Indian coach will boost its performance at this month’s World Cricket League Division 5 to be hosted by the United  Kingdom. Manager, Nigeria’s National Cricket Team, Mr Olisa Egwuatu (R), speaking on the team’s victory at the Jersey 2013 World Cricket League in Abuja. Team Nigeria defeated Vanuatu, […]

Kenyan Marathoner Wins Lagos City Marathon

Kenyan Marathoner Wins Lagos City Marathon — February 6, 2016 The much awaited Lagos City Marathon has ended with over 20,000 athletes, including 150 local and international world-class runners who participated. Kenyan Marathoner- Abraham Kipton has won the inaugural edition of the race. Citizens from Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Uganda, India, Cameroon, Asia and other […]

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