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  • Sports Minister tasks Nigerian referees on elevating professional standards

    Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has urged Nigerian referees to enhance their professionalism to increase participation in FIFA and CAF competitions. During an interactive session on Wednesday with participants of the 2024 FIFA Member Association Refereeing Development Course, the minister expressed disappointment over the limited roles Nigerian referees play in international competitions due to not meeting performance…

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  • Tinubu backs Nigeria’s bid for FIFA council re-election

    By Kunle Sanni President Bola Tinubu has thrown his weight behind Nigeria’s campaign for re-election into the FIFA Council. The FIFA Council, serving as the main decision-making body between FIFA Congress meetings, consists of 37 members elected for renewable four-year terms. In March 2021, Amaju Pinnick, the two-term President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), was elected to the FIFA…

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  • Paris 2024: FG hands over Team Nigeria contingents to NOC, Paralympic Committee

    The Honourable Minister of Sports development, Senator John Owan Enoh has officially handover 87 team Nigeria athletes qualified for the Olympics Games coming up in Paris to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and Paralympic Committee (PCN) at the VIP Lounge, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Monday. The Director (Information & PR), Mrs  Kehinde Ajayi in a statement said during…

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  • Gov Bago commends Niger’s performance at National Milo Basketball competition

    … pledges support for sport activities Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has commended the Niger State male and female contingents to the Northern Nigeria National Milo Basketball competition in Lagos for making the state proud. The Governor expressed satisfaction at the outstanding performance of the Niger State male secondary school team which came 2nd and their female counterparts who clinched the…

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  • Amusan cleared to compete in Paris Olympics

    World record holder in the 100 metres hurdles, Tobi Amusan has been cleared to compete in the Olympics in Paris after the sport’s highest court rejected appeals against the ruling absolving her of doping-related charges on Friday. Amusan was accused in 2023 of skipping three anti-doping tests in a 12-month period, but the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal absolved her of…

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  • Ex-Real Madrid Player, Karembeu praises Sporty TV broadcast of Euro 2024 across Africa

    SportyTV continues its unstoppable growth in Africa, earning high praise from former World Cup champion and ex-Real Madrid player, Christian Karembeu during a live broadcast of Euro 2024 from Germany. Karembeu highlighted SportyTV’s role as an African operator offering premium service in one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. As the leading free-to-air premium sports TV channel in…

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  • PHOTO NEWS: FG celebrates Civil Service Week with fitness game

    The Federal Government through the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation on Saturday embarked on a fitness game as part of the activities for the Civil Service Week. Writing through his social media, Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh commended the Head of Service for the initiative. He wrote: “I was so pleased to join the…

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  • Amusan wins 4th Nigerian Women’s Hurdles title

    Nigerian international athletics star and current World Record Holder in the 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan has won her fourth consecutive Nigerian Women’s 100m Hurdles title. She powered to the finish line in 12.78s ahead of Adaobi Tabugbo who finished 2nd in 13.33s at the National Olympic trial finals in Benin City, Edo State on Monday. Amusan’s eyes are set on…

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  • UPDATED: NFF not aware of Finidi’s resignation, says Gusau

    The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Gusau, says he is unaware embattled Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, has tendered his resignation. This comes amid reports online that the coach resigned after the NFF announced Thursday that it would hire an “expatriate technical adviser” for the Eagles, following their dismal performances in the 2026 World Cup qualifying series.…

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  • Finidi George resigns as Super Eagles coach

    The Nigerian men football team, Super Eagles’ coach, Finidi George, has stepped down. This was made known by former Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in a post on X.com on Saturday. He wrote, “News just in. Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position.” This follows the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) decision to appoint a foreign coach…

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