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FIBA threatens sanctions over Nigeria’s basketball suspension

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World basketball body FIBA has threatened to sanction Nigeria over its decision to withdraw from international competitions for two years. FIBA in a letter signed by its Head of Legal, Jaime Lamboy, and dated May 18, 2022, the body said...

CBN Open: Adewale, Omisore win wheelchair tennis titles

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Alexander Adewale and Kafayat Omisore emerged champions respectively in the male and female categories of the 44th CBN Senior National Tennis Championships on Saturday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the final match of the...

Mbappe ends speculation about move to Real Madrid, chooses to stay at PSG

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Despite weeks of speculation linking the him to a move to Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, according to widespread reports on Saturday. The French World Cup winner has made up his mind to...

President Buhari hails renowned Nigerian Goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala at 71

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS CORRESPONDENT) - President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to renowned goalkeeper of the Green Eagles (now Super Eagles) of Nigeria, Emmanuel Okala, as he marks his 71st birthday today. The Nigerian President, in a statement by...

Gobet247: New betting platform launches in Nigeria, promises exciting rewards

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…sign up and get a N250 bonus The burgeoning betting industry will inevitably experience an intense revolution when Gobet247 makes its grand entry into the Nigerian market on May 14, 2022, the new betting firm has said. Gobet247, a Nigerian company,...

Nigerian-born Manchester United’s chief strategy officer Hemen Tseayo, leaves as behind-the-scenes changes continue

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Manchester United’s behind-the-scenes reshuffle has continued with the club’s chief strategy officer leaving on Tuesday, The Athletic has revealed. Hemen Tseayo has worked at the Premier League club since 2012, joining from the international banking organisation UniCredit Group. It is understood...

Wimbledon champion Becker jailed over bankruptcy

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Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for hiding 2.5 million pounds (3.14 million dollars) worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts. The 54-year-old former world number one was declared bankrupt on June...

Mohamed Salah named FWA Footballer of the Year for 2021/22

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By Lawrence Oshodi - Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2021/22. Salah, 29, has scored an impressive 22 goals and 13 assists in just 31 Premier League games to help...

Police confirms Manchester United’s Greenwood is still on bail

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Manchester United FC forward, Mason Greenwood, will remain on bail until mid-June over allegations of rape and assault on a young woman, Greater Manchester Police said on Friday. The 20-year-old was arrested in January after images and videos were posted...

Chelsea FC’s recruitment plans behind schedule, Tuchel says

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Chelsea FC  manager,  Thomas Tuchel said their recruitment plans for next season are running behind schedule due to the uncertainty over the club’s ownership. He  added that the squad would require only “cosmetic surgery”. Chelsea were put up for sale by...

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Nigerian Government mandates NAPTIP to screen World Cup contingents

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By MBAFAN ADE, Abuja The Nigerian Government has mandated the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP),  to carry out a comprehensive...

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