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Anthony Joshua receiving the OBE from Prince Charles

Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua receives OBE award

The Nigerian-born wrestler holds four title-belts.

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung

Edo to host 2020 National Sports Festival

Delta State and Cross Rivers State had also shown interest in hosting the 2020 sports festival.

Team Delta

Delta wins National Sports Festival in style

Delta State first won the festival when Abuja hosted the biennial games in 2004.

Bayelsa athletes protest at closing ceremony of sports festival

The athletes from the South-south state carried placards.


National Sports Festival: Buhari, Osinbajo expected at closing ceremony

The closing ceremony will be a blend of entertainment, sports and cultural display.

National Sports Festival: Tobi Amusan breaks another record

The athletics event at the festival has provided some breathtaking performances.


National Sports Festival: Team Ondo dominates women’s wrestling

Team Ondo won 4 of the 10 gold medals available in Women’s Wrestling.


National Sports Festival: Team Delta sweeps tennis medals

Delta athletes have shown dominant displays in most of the events.

Small Doctor, Skales others to perform at closing ceremony

National Sports Festival: Small Doctor, Skales others to perform at closing ceremony

Others lined up for Sunday’s closing ceremony include Seyi Shay and CDQ.

WBF Africa middle weight champion King Davidson who is one of the pugilists

Lagos set for ‘King Of The Ring’ boxing show

Boxers from the United Kingdom, Ghana, Australia and Mexico are top on the list of those expected in Nigeria for some world title bouts.

Rose Akusho 5000m

National Sports Festival: Delta leads other states with wide margin

Six states are yet to win any medal as at close of competition on Wednesday evening.

Rose Akusho 5000m

National Sports Festival: ‘New’ athletes win 100m men, women

Peace Uko who is the defending champion could only settle for the silver medal in the women’s 100m.

NSF: Dambe boxing

National Sports Festival: Kano sweeps medals in Dambe boxing

At the close of activities on Tuesday, Kano already have seven gold, nine silver, and 10 bronze medals in the kitty.

Blessing Okagbare

National Sports Festival: Okagbare, others set for action in athletics

The first event in athletics will be the Women’s 5000m event.


National Sports Festival: Aregbesola knocks Oshonaike out of Tennis event

The six-time Olympian was dumped out of the Women’s Singles event on Monday by Team Lagos’ Nimota Aregbesola who battled to a 4-3 win.

Map showing Southern Kaduna

National Sports Festival: Kaduna thrashes Abia 8-0 in Hockey

Nathaniel Usman opened the scoring at the 18th minute through a penalty corner.


National Sports Festival: Oshonaike, Toriola crash out

A 56-year-old was in the team that defeated the Olympians.

National Sports Festival (Day 3 Wrap): Delta dominates swimming; Lagos, FCT Shine

Team Delta won more than half of the total medals up for grabs in the first day of the Swimming event on Saturday.


National Sports Festival 2018: Osun, Delta win first gold medals

Ibrahim Olaitan was the heroine for Osun as she won gold after lifting 125 kg in the Powerlifting Event.

Deborah Okpochini

National Sports Festival 2018: Team Delta swimmer breaks 27-year-old record

The gold won by Okpochini opened the floodgates of medals for Team Delta on Saturday.


National Sports Festival (Day One Wrap): Bayelsa, Rivers lead gold rush

Gladys Tombrapa of Rivers got the gold medal in the women’s 200 metres cycling event.

Teams lined up ahead of the conference.

National Sports Festival: Imo, Lagos win gold medals in female para-powerlifting

The athletes speak on their victory at the competition.

National Sports Festival: Buratai, Obaseki attend opening ceremony in Abuja

National Sports Festival opens in Abuja (Live Updates)

The last National Sports Festival was held six years ago.

Queen's College Football Team at a recent tournament by GTBank (Photo Credit: GTBank on Twitter)

Old Girls congratulate Queen’s College students for winning football tourney

The football team had earlier on, in the zonal stage of the competition (8th-18th November), clinched the South-West Zonal ticket, after defeating FGC Ijanikin 2 -1.

Scrabble game in progress

Nigeria’s Moses Peter wins African scrabble championship

Eleven Nigerian players were in the top 40 on the continent.