Posts Tagged “Sport”

MEET WAFFLESNCREAM, THE CREW THAT PRODUCED NIGERIA’S FIRST SKATE EDIT

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MEET WAFFLESNCREAM, THE CREW THAT PRODUCED NIGERIA’S FIRST SKATE EDIT

Lagos, Nigeria is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Despite being home to around 21 million people skateboarding piques little interest amongst the city’s many denizens. However, that hasn’t stopped the young, scrappy team behind WAFFLESNCREAM from joining forces to spread their unique take on skate culture through their home city. Established seven…

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OLYMPIC ORGANISERS APOLOGISE TO NIGERIA OVER ANTHEM MIX-UP

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OLYMPIC ORGANISERS APOLOGISE TO NIGERIA OVER ANTHEM MIX-UP

By Lolade Adewuyi Nigerian egos were bruised during Thursday’s match against Japan in the Men’s Football Event of the 2016 Olympic Games when a wrong national anthem was played. The Eagles looked confused when the strange tune came up over the Amazon Arena’s public address system in Manaus, as a few players tried to find…

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NIGERIA’S 1ST OLYMPIC ROWER IS PUTTING MED SCHOOL ON HOLD AND SELF-FINANCING HER RIO TRIP

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NIGERIA’S 1ST OLYMPIC ROWER IS PUTTING MED SCHOOL ON HOLD AND SELF-FINANCING HER RIO TRIP

Ukogu rowed in high school and in college at Stanford University, but didn’t start thinking about the Olympics until four years ago. That’s when she saw another African rower, Hamadou Djibo Issaka of Niger, get mocked after a poor showing at the 2012 Games in London. The International Olympic Committee had decided to open up a spot in the single scull competition — the Olympic individual rowing event — for a country with a developing program. Issaka won the spot, but finished in last in London. Ukogu was so bothered by the way her fellow African rower was treated that she decided to make the Olympics a life goal.

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FIFA PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO TO VISIT NIGERIA

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FIFA PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO TO VISIT NIGERIA

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will meet senior football association leaders from across Africa on a two-day working visit to Nigeria in July. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Monday Infantino will arrive in Abjua on 24 July and will meet “a legion of African FA presidents”. Infantino, elected in February this year, will be…

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JOSEPH YOBO: A NIGERIAN FOOTBALL HERO

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JOSEPH YOBO: A NIGERIAN FOOTBALL HERO

Joseph Yobo was born in Kono Town of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. He was born on 6th September, 1980. His full name is Joseph Philip Yobo and he is a Nigerian center back footballer, captain until his retirement on June 2014. His career as a footballer started in Nigeria where he played…

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NIGERIA MOVES SIX PLACES IN FIFA RANKING

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NIGERIA MOVES SIX PLACES IN FIFA RANKING

According to the ranking, Nigeria moved from 67th position in the May ranking to 61, making it the twelfth-ranked African side. Super Eagles victories in international friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg last week ensured they amassed 559 points to move up.

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MIKEL OBI MAKES TOP 10 RICHEST AFRICAN FOOTBALLERS, WHO’S FIRST?

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MIKEL OBI MAKES TOP 10 RICHEST AFRICAN FOOTBALLERS, WHO’S FIRST?

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (born 22 April 1987), known as John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. After just 6 appearances for Norwegian club Lyn Oslo, Mikel became infamous within the football world. In 2005 both Manchester United and Chelsea…

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NIGERIA FINED FOR AFCON QUALIFIER OVERCROWDING

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NIGERIA FINED FOR AFCON QUALIFIER OVERCROWDING

The Nigeria Football Federation has been fined US$5,000 for overcrowding at its Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna against Egypt on 25 March. It is one of several sanctions handed out by the Confederation of African Football’s disciplinary committee. An estimated 40,000 fans took over the stadium in Kaduna designed to hold just 16,000…

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