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Awaiting FIBA on NBBF crisis

Listening to the NTA a couple of days ago, I saw the leadership of the Federal Ministry of  Sports and Youth Development beating their chest and saying that one of their achievements was the democratisation of the National Sports Federations. 
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Hoopers emerge FIBA Africa Zone 3 Champions

Hoopers emerge FIBA Africa Zone 3 Champions

Rivers Hoopers basketball club have emerged champions of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers after beating AS Police of Niger 55-34 points on Saturday in Cotonou. Buchi Nwaiwu once again put up good numbers for Hoopers like other games in the competition. He made 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks while Solomon Ajegbeyi made […]
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Ahmedu, Ojeaburu get FIBA World Cup appointments

Ahmedu, Ojeaburu get FIBA World Cup appointments

World basketball governing body FIBA, has appointed Col. Sam Ahmedu (Rtd) and Kingsley Ojeaburu of Nigeria, as Technical officials for the 2019 FIBA World Cup African Group “E” qualifiers, 5th Window, taking place in Luanda, Angola. According to the appointment letters, signed by the Executive Director, FIBA Africa, Ahmedu, who is the President of FIBA […]
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D’Tigers, D’Tigress set for 2018 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

D’Tigers, D’Tigress set for 2018 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Men and Women’s National teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup. The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike (Kano Pillars) is made up of Abdul Yahaya (Kano Pillars), Lucky Subel (Kano Pillars) and Godwin David (Kano Pillars) Still buzzing from their Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League victory […]
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Dalung expresses shock over FIBA SG’s death

Dalung expresses shock over FIBA SG’s death

The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has described the death of FIBA Secretary-General and IOC member, Patrick Baumann as unbelievable and shocking. Barrister Dalung who just returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where the Youth Olympics is ongoing described the late Baumann as a global citizen who had the interest of Nigeria’s […]
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Basketball chief Baumann dies suddenly at Youth Olympics

Basketball chief Baumann dies suddenly at Youth Olympics

NAN Patrick Baumann, 51-year-old Secretary General of basketball’s world governing body, has died of a heart attack at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said on Sunday.   “Basketball has lost a leader, an advocate and a friend and our thoughts are with Patrick’s wife and two children at this […]
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NBBF shifts attention to domestic scene

NBBF shifts attention to domestic scene

Joe Apu President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida has stated that attention will go to the grassroots and various domestic leagues being organised by the federation after the 2018 World Cup heroics of the D’ Tigress and Nigeria’s World Cup qualification for China 2019 with three games to spare. According to the NBBF […]
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FIBA Ranking: D’Tigress emerge highest climbers, now placed 19th

FIBA Ranking: D’Tigress emerge highest climbers, now placed 19th

NAN D’Tigress have moved up 15 places in the latest FIBA Women’s ranking to 19th spot in the world after their 2018 World Cup heroics. At the last world cup, Nigeria became the first African team to win more than one game in a single World Cup tournament and also advance to the quarter finals […]
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Victory hungry D’Tigress to deal with USA at #FIBAWWC quarterfinal, who wins it?

Victory hungry D’Tigress to deal with USA at #FIBAWWC quarterfinal, who wins it?

Apart from football, basketball is another game laden with gifted athletes and, Nigeria’s female basketball team is not too far …
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FIBA ranking: Nigeria remains number one in Africa

Joe Apu Nigeria for the third time running has retained the number one spot in Africa and 32 in the world in the latest ranking of the FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike following the fourth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers. Senegal who played in Group F of the African […]
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