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Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung,

Sports Minister Dalung dares IAAF, gives no commitment to repay ‘missing’ $130,000

Mr Dalung, who may not return in the next Buhari cabinet, alleges blackmail.

2019 Okpekpe Race: New Record as Bahrain, Kenya athletes win top prize

There was excitement in the Nigerian category where a couple emerged victorious in male and female categories.

Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda is dead

Lauda is the only man to have won the drivers’ title for both Ferrari and McLaren.

Rafael Nadal (Photo Credit: SkySports)

Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land 9th Rome title

Nadal got off to a flying start by whitewashing Djokovic in the opening set.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung.

Sports Minister Dalung keeps mum over IAAF money Nigeria illegally pocketed

A former official says Mr Dalung approved the spending of the money. Two years on, Nigeria has refused to refund the credit transferred in error.

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung,

Athletics: Nigeria risks global ban for refusing to refund $130,000 paid to it in error

The IAAF says the cash was wrongfully paid into the account of the AFN since May 17, 2017.

Favor Ofili

IAAF World Relays: Team Nigeria crumble in Yokohama

Race after race, Team Nigeria crumbled like a pack of cards.

South Africa’s Caster Semenya

CAS rules against South Africa’s Caster Semenya

Semenya has 30 days to appeal, in a challenge that would be heard by the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung

Minister identifies best performing ministry under Buhari

The minister noted that President Buhari had on different occasions personally expressed his satisfaction with the ministry.

Lagos Marathon [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Lagos Media Marathon postponed

While May 18 was also been considered, it has been jettisoned since it coincides with the Ramadan Fasting.

Divine Oduduru

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru runs 2019 world fastest time in 100m, 200m

The new feat is not just a new Personal Best (PB) for Oduduru, it is also a new School Record (SR).

Enoch Adegoke while competing at the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. [PHOTO CREDIT: Zimbio]

Team Nigeria makes bright start at African U-20 Championships

The country’s athletes won two Gold and one Bronze on the first day of the competition.

A marathon race used to illustrate the story

Plateau-born athletes win 11th Ibadan City Marathon

Deborah Pam and Istifanos Peter emerged winners of the female and male categories respectively in the 11th edition of the race held on Sunday in Ibadan.

Israel Adesanya [Photo: Brila.net]

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya becomes UFC Middleweight Interim Champion

Adesanya who is based in New Zealand beat American Kelvin Gastelum by a unanimous decision.

Cricket

Nigeria qualifies for first U-19 Cricket World Cup

Nigeria survives in what can be described as the its performance in this tournament.

Olaleye, Cricket Nigeria U19

Cricket: Nigeria U-19 team nears World Cup qualification after win over Tanzania

The sole World Cup ticket is now Nigeria’s to lose having recorded four straight wins over their rivals.

Nigeria U-19 Team Wins

World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria U-19 cricket team thrash Uganda

The team recorded a big upset against tournament favourite Uganda.

Nigeria Baseball team

Nigeria baseball team set for Olympic qualifiers in Ghana

The team will be travelling to Accra, Ghana on Tuesday.

Cricket

Cricket: NIGERIA U-19 Team shocks host Namibia in World Cup Qualifier

Nigeria’s next match is on Tuesday against Kenya at Trustco United Cricket Pitch in Windhoek.

Basketball World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigers to face Argentina, Russia, Korea

D’Tigers are staging a return to the World Cup for the first time after eight years, having missed out of the 2010 and 2014 editions.

Tennis: Federer books potential semifinal clash against Nadal in Indian Wells

The 37-year-old has won 38 of his 39 service games at the first Masters 1000 tournament of the year.

Roger Federer (Photo Credit: Tennis World USA)

Federer, Nadal roll into quarter-finals at Indian Wells

Neither Federer nor Nadal have dropped a set in their three matches at Indian Wells.

Lagos Marathon [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Over N6 million to be won in first Lagos Media Marathon

Registration is already ongoing for the media race.

Manchester City

Manchester City win League Cup in shootout

Arrizabalaga was involved in one of the strangest incidents in a Wembley final match.

Divine Oduduru

Nigerian runs 2019 World’s fastest time in 200m

Oduduru achieved this big feat at the weekend while competing for his school, Texas Tech.