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Sports, key to unity, national development — Buhari

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has described sports as crucial to fostering unity and national development of the country. The president said this on Friday in Abuja at the formal unveiling of the renamed Moshood Abiola Stadium and exhibition to mark the 2020 June 12, Democracy Day. The president, represented by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory Read More…

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World Athletics publishes COVID19 outbreak prevention guidelines for competition organisers

Reading Time: < 1 minutes World Athletics, the athletics’ global governing body, has  published a set of health and safety guidelines to assist competition organisers. The aim is to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus when staging in-stadium outdoor events during the current pandemic. A statement on the body’s website read that the guidelines were drafted by World Athletics’ Read More…

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Empty stadium may help us at Manchester City, Arsenal’s Arteta says

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arsenal face four successive away games when English football resumes next week but, with stadiums closed to fans, manager Mikel Arteta believes that run is not as daunting as it could be. The Spaniard takes his side to Manchester City in the English Premier League (EPL) on Wednesday, before trips to Brighton and Hove Albion Read More…

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Lagos Squash Association cautions players as lockdown eases

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tomi Falase, the Chairman, Lagos State Squash Association (LSSA), on Friday cautioned squash players that playing the game was still unsafe, even though the Federal Government had eased COVID-19 lockdown. Falase in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that to help everyone to continue to stay active, the warning Read More…

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Olympic gold medalist Chioma Ajunwa urges more grassroot COVID19 sensitisation

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, has called for more sensitisation of rural dwellers on the novel coronavirus pandemic as a strategy to curb its spread.Ajunwa-Opara, Nigeria’s first Olympic medalist, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that the increased sensitisation had become necessary to guide rural dwellers on the   preventive measures. Read More…

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NBBF postpones FIBA Technical training indefinitely

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced the indefinite postponement of the 2020 FIBA Certification Course for its Table Officials earlier slated to commence on April 27. A statement from NBBF Media Officer, Afolabi Oni on Monday said the postponement was due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant restrictions of movements all over the Read More…

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I miss doing what I love most — Olympian Offiong Edem

Reading Time: 2 minutes Offiong Edem, Nigeria’s Tokyo Olympic-bound Spain-based table tennis player, on Sunday said though she was bound to obey COVID-19 Stay-At-Home order in Madrid, but misses doing what she loved most. Edem, a three-time Olympian, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that it was so sad that the Coronavirus pandemic emerged in the Read More…

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Lagos SWAN salutes Gov Sanwo-Olu, others on COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter (Lagos SWAN), on Sunday applauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his team for their efforts in curbing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus. Debo Oshundun, Chairman of Lagos SWAN, in a statement, saluted the doggedness of the state government in the fight against the global pandemic. Oshundun Read More…

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Sports Minister urges Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive in spite of coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday in Abuja urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. The minister, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, John Joshua-Akanji, made the call on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Read More…