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Nigerian-American basketball star Arike Ogunbowale made Nigeria proud at the Women’s National Basketball Association, WNBA, All-Star Game on Sunday in Phoenix, USA. Ogunbowale, 27, led her team, the WNBA All-Stars, to a close victory over Team USA with a record-breaking performance. Despite not scoring in the first half, Ogunbowale came alive in the second half, scoring an incredible 34 points, the most ever in a single WNBA All-Star Game. This included a staggering 21 points...

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have fallen eight places, from 30th to 38th, in the latest FIFA world ranking. This dramatic fall comes after a string of lacklustre performances in their recent 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. The Eagles drew 1-1 against South Africa and suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic. These results, coupled with over 180 international matches played since the last rankings update, have contributed to Nigeria’s slide down the rankings table....

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Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is facing a potential ban from the Super Eagles, the country’s national football team, following a controversial public social media spat with former coach Finidi George. The controversy arose after a disappointing start to Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, marked by a draw against South Africa and a loss to Benin. Following these poor results, George, under increasing pressure, resigned and then cast doubt on Osimhen’s commitment to the team,...

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Manchester City etched their names even deeper into the Premier League history books on Sunday, securing a remarkable fourth consecutive English Premier League title. Pep Guardiola secured the championship with a thrilling 3-1 victory over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. Despite City’s victory, tension hung heavy in the air as their closest rivals, Arsenal, were also battling for glory across town at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal, Manchester City’s closest challengers throughout the season, were...

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Nigerian sprint queen Tobi Amusan scorched the track at the inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational on Saturday, setting a world-leading time of 12.40 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles race. Amusan, the reigning world record holder in the event, displayed her dominance throughout the race. Despite trailing for most of it behind Danielle Williams, the two-time world champion, Amusan surged ahead in the closing stages, showcasing her exceptional technique and power. Williams finished a close second...

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The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced the appointment of former Nigerian winger Finidi George as the new head coach of the national team, the Super Eagles. This comes after months of speculation following the departure of Portuguese coach José Peseiro in February. George, a highly decorated player in his own right, served as Peseiro’s assistant for the past 20 months. He previously enjoyed a successful playing career, featuring for Nigeria in two World Cups...

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Nigeria’s talent continues to shine on the global stage as three young stars, Fireboy DML, Victor Osimhen, and Tobi Amusan have been recognised by Forbes Africa’s coveted “30 Under 30” list for 2024. The annual list celebrates Africa’s most promising young leaders and changemakers under the age of 30 across various industries. Fireboy DML, the afrobeat singer known for hits like “Jealous” and “Peru,” has taken the music industry by storm. His inclusion highlights the...

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Nigerian sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan continued her dominance in Africa, securing a remarkable third consecutive gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the ongoing African Games in Ghana. The race, held on Wednesday, saw Amusan clock an impressive time of 12.89 seconds, leaving her closest competitors Mozambique’s Sidoane Fiadanantsoaso and Ashley Tinashe of Zimbabwe in the dust. Fiadanantsoaso and Tinashe took the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Amusan’s victory wasn’t without its initial hiccup....

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Despite losing the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, crown, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been ranked the 28th national team in the world. AFCON winners Côte D’Ivoire reaped the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil by being the 39th team in the table. The new ranking released by FIFA today saw Nigeria make their biggest jump from 42nd in December 2023 to 28th globally. A run that saw the country reach the...

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Despite the failure of Super Eagles to win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s vice-president, Kashim Shettima has eulogized the team for its performance. The Super Eagles fell to a 2-1 defeat against hosts, Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the competition on Sunday night. Shettima, who watched the game live at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, revealed that the players will be rewarded for their effort in the game....

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