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2020 Nigerian sports review
January 1, 2021 |

2020 Nigerian sports review

With sporting events cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there weren’t many highlights for Nigerian sports fans. But, sporting organizations still provided sufficient spark to light up what seemed to be a black year for sports. Record numbers of Nigerian players drafted in the NFL and NBA For all of the twists and […]

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Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports development: National Sports Festival Not Postponed Indefinitely
December 8, 2020 |

Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports development: National Sports Festival Not Postponed Indefinitely

Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has confirmed that there is no indefinite postponement of the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF), which was scheduled for Benin, Edo State. Dare said a new date for the Festival would be agreed on by the Ministry and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19 […]

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More than 105 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty now
November 7, 2020 |

More than 105 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty now

World Poverty Clock has reported that since November 2019 more Nigerians have been plunged into extreme poverty. The most recent figure shows that more than 105 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty now, compared to 98 million in October 2019. The figures represent 51 percent of the population. According to the World Poverty Clock, […]

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Nigerian woman face off Korean candidate to lead WTO
October 10, 2020 |

Nigerian woman face off Korean candidate to lead WTO

For the first time in its 25-year history, the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be led by a woman, after the director-general race narrowed down to female candidates from Nigeria and South Korea while contenders from the UK, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia were eliminated. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea will […]

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Nigerian Sports Ministry Lists Strict Conditions to Meet Before NPFL Comes Back
September 10, 2020 |

Nigerian Sports Ministry Lists Strict Conditions to Meet Before NPFL Comes Back

Although the ban on sports activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been lifted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF), the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) has required both the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the club owners to meet strict conditions before the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) can resume. The […]

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Traditional martial 200 years in Nigeria become a lucrative sport
September 22, 2019 |

Traditional martial 200 years in Nigeria become a lucrative sport

Dambe is a fighting martial art that has a 200-year history in Nigeria, and has gone from a brutal martial art to an entertaining sport today. In this martial art, boxers often use one hand to fight, the other shield, and sometimes use their feet to strike. They often try to lower the game, forcing […]

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Online support service for people suffering from mental health crisis in Nigeria (part 1)
June 23, 2019 |

Online support service for people suffering from mental health crisis in Nigeria (part 1)

It is estimated that conflicts in Nigeria over the past time have killed more than 20,000 people, more than 1.8 million people have to migrate. According to the Nigerian Ministry of Health, at least 3 of 10 Nigerians have mental health problems but are not treated promptly due to a severe lack of health care […]

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Nigeria: President Buhari is sworn in as a second term
June 7, 2019 |

Nigeria: President Buhari is sworn in as a second term

The 76-year-old leader said he would be loyal and fulfill his duty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, pledging to address security threats, eradicating corruption from Africa’s largest economy. According to a VNA correspondent in Africa, on May 29, in Abuja, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was officially sworn in for a second term. The 76-year-old […]

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Rich Nigerian people ordered pizza in England, transported by plane
May 26, 2019 |

Rich Nigerian people ordered pizza in England, transported by plane

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture expressed pessimism about the country’s economic situation when West African wealthy people ordered pizza from Britain via airplanes. According to Business Insider, speaking to the Senate Agricultural Committee recently, Nigerian Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh said: “Did you know, Nigerian people ordered pizza from London by phone?” British Airways aircraft deliver pizza […]

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More than 150 gunmen attacked two villages in Nigeria
May 10, 2019 |

More than 150 gunmen attacked two villages in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country located in western Africa whose political situation of has been constantly unstable. Recently, a group of over 150 motorbike drivers recently attacked two villages in the state of Katsina, northwest Nigeria, killing at least 15 people, plundering and burning homes. Nigerian police, on May 2, said the attack happened on April […]

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