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Rio 2016: Nigeria wins 7th gold in Paralympics

Flora Ugwunwa set a new world record in the women’s javelin – F54 event on Tuesday at the Rio Paralympics to give Nigeria its seventh gold medal.She recorded a throw of 20.25 metres after six attempts to win the gold ...

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Rohr: I never rejected any apartment from NFF

Gernot Rohr, the new coach for Super Eagles has denied claims that he rejected the accommodation given to him by the Nigeria Football Federation.Rohr, who managed the senior national team for the first time in a 1-0 home win against ...

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2016 Paralympics: Oyema wins silver medal to increase Nigeria’s haul

Esther Oyema gave Nigeria its third medal of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Saturday by winning a silver medal in the power-lifting competition. Oyema won the medal in the women’s -55 kg event of the competition after finishing ...

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5 Nigerian referees fail FIFA fitness test

Five Nigerian male football referees have failed the FIFA Physical Fitness Test held at the main bowl of the National stadium Abuja on Saturday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match officials are among the 16 ungraded FIFA ...

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2016 Paralympics: Roland Ezuruike wins first gold for Nigeria

Team Nigeria has won its first gold medal, which is actually the second for the team, from the ongoing 2016 Paralympics in Rio.Roland Ezuruike provided the golden moment, winning the 54Kg event in astonishing manner. Ezuruike set 3 Paralympics records ...

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2016 Paralympics: Nigeria claims first medal

“There is ability in disability.” The veracity of that expression has been upheld by Nigeria’s Latifat Tijani, who has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.Tijani came in second behind China’s Hu Dandan in the ...

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2016 Paralympics Games: Team Nigeria arrives Rio

The Nigerian representatives at the 2016 Paralympic Games have arrived in Rio, Brazil. The 35-member contingent departed Abuja on September 1. A statement issued by Nneka Anibeze, Special Assistant, Media, to Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, said the ...

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Aguero charged for violent conduct, to miss Manchester derby

The English FA has charged prolific Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero for violent conduct, after he was caught on video elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid.The charge means that Aguero will miss City’s local derby with Manchester United on the 10th ...

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NFF’s withdrawal of Siasia’s car condemnable, have been unfair to him – Minister

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has frowned at the treatment meted to Samson Siasia, the coach of the national under-23 football team, by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).Mr. Dalung, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in ...

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Dalung orders NFF to pay Siasia, others their arrears

Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the U-23 national team’s Coach, Samson Siasia his five-months arrears.The minister spoke when Siasia visited with his wife Eunice to thank him for his ...

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