Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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    EKSU student retains title at the 2020 varsity golf tour

EKSU student retains title at the 2020 varsity golf tour

Bamikole Paul, eight-handicapper and defending champion of the Nigerian university golf tour, has retained his title at the 5th edition of the tourney. The tournament took place at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort in Ilara Mokin near Akure, Ondo state between March 13 to 15. Paul stood clear above 89 other players at the annual event with his 82, ten over gross score to [...]

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    Cricket: Nigerian team closes camp as coronavirus forces shift of African championship

Cricket: Nigerian team closes camp as coronavirus forces shift of African championship

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) on Monday closed camping of the senior national team after Africa Cricket Association (ACA) announced that the African T-20 championship billed to start in Nairobi, Kenya on March 20, has been postponed. The tournament was postponed due to rising global concerns around coronavirus COVID-19. The African cricket body also said its decision to postpone the event was [...]

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    Elizade varsity set to host 5th Nigerian universities golf tour

Elizade varsity set to host 5th Nigerian universities golf tour

Arrangement has been concluded for  Elizade University in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo to host the 5th edition of the Nigerian universities golf tour, said the organisers on Sunday. The event is expected to hold at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort in the state from March 13 to 15, with over 30 institutions participating. Bayo Aderinto, manager at the host golf course, said the tour [...]

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    Ayannaike named Nigeria’s cricket team captain

Ayannaike named Nigeria’s cricket team captain

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has announced Joshua Ayannaike, batman and opening wicket keeper, as the new captain of the national team. The announcement was made on Monday, as preparation intensifies in Lagos ahead of the Africa Cricket Association's T20 championship in Nairobi, Kenya from March 20 to 28. Ayannaike, 26, replaced Ademola Onikoyi, in a move that the NCF believes would [...]

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    Alli wins 10th DOAMF golf tournament

Alli wins 10th DOAMF golf tournament

Bayo Alli, former captain of the golf section of Ikoyi Club in Lagos, has returned 69 nett to win the 10th edition of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) golf tournament. The competition held over the weekend with about 180 golfers participating. The DOAMF is a charitable organisation established in 2007 in memory of Daniel who died from injuries sustained in [...]

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    Horses gallop on Lagos polo ground for honours

Horses gallop on Lagos polo ground for honours

A record 39 teams are contesting for honours at the ongoing 2020 Lagos International Polo tournament which entered day 5 on Sunday. Organisers said the presence of foreign professionals fortified with thoroughbred Argentine horses had made the event more competitive ahead of the final day on February 15. Four major cup categories, The Silver Cup, The Lagos Low Cup, The Open Cup [...]

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    DOAMF charity golf gets corporate support

DOAMF charity golf gets corporate support

The 10th edition of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) charity golf tournament has continued to attract corporate support across Nigeria. Top among the corporate supporters listed by the organizers so far are Providus Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and ARM Pension Managers. Others are Fidelity Bank, LandWey Investment Limited, Radial Circle Group, Zenith Bank Plc, First Bank, Channels Television, Silverbird Television, Grand OAK [...]

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    NCF hosts U-19 cricketers, unfolds plans for international partnership

NCF hosts U-19 cricketers, unfolds plans for international partnership

The board of Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has hosted players of the national U-19 cricket team after their maiden world cup outing in South Africa. The reception was held at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos on Tuesday. Nigeria lost her first five matches at the world cup to Australia, West Indies, England, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates [...]

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    Nigeria’s cricket team arrives Lagos after historic World Cup debut

Nigeria’s cricket team arrives Lagos after historic World Cup debut

Nigeria's U-19 cricket team arrived in Lagos on Sunday after featuring in the country’s maiden World Cup outing in South Africa. Yahaya Ukwenya, president of Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), said the team lived up to the federation’s plan after beating Japan by 8 wickets in Saturday's playoff game. “Our goal at the World Cup was to consolidate our developmental plans and it [...]

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    Cricket World Cup: Nigeria beats Japan in historic win

Cricket World Cup: Nigeria beats Japan in historic win

Nigeria on Saturday finished off its maiden ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup campaign with a historic first win after beating Japan by eight wickets at the Ibbies Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa. After bowling out Japan for 115, the Nigerian team reached the score with relative ease off 22.4 overs. With the victory, the west African side will finish 15th on the [...]

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    DOAM foundation set for 10th charity golf tournament

DOAM foundation set for 10th charity golf tournament

The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) foundation’s annual charity golf tournament is in its tenth year. Preparations have also gotten rounded off for this year's event whose qualifier will hold on February 1 at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938. According to the organizers, this edition would showcase all the health and education projects that the foundation has executed with proceeds [...]

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    Australia beat Nigeria in U-19 Cricket World Cup opener

Australia beat Nigeria in U-19 Cricket World Cup opener

Nigeria on Monday, started its maiden appearance at the U-19 Cricket World Cup against Australia in Kimberly, South Africa on a losing note. The Junior Green Yellow won the toss and were elected to bat first. Miracle Ikaigbe and Sulaimon Runsewe opened the batting for the team and very quickly Runsewe was out just after 2 balls. Nigeria was 12 runs for [...]

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    Nigeria takes on Australia in maiden U-19 Cricket World Cup

Nigeria takes on Australia in maiden U-19 Cricket World Cup

Nigeria will file out for her first U-19 Cricket World Cup match on Monday against Australia at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley, South Africa. The match has odds in favour of the Aussies, despite their opening loss to West Indies. Yahaya Ukwenya, president of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), however, disclosed that match is not decided until the last minute. “I am looking forward [...]

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    Cricket U-19 World Cup: Champions converge in Group B as debutant targets glory

Cricket U-19 World Cup: Champions converge in Group B as debutant targets glory

Three former champions and a tournament first-timer will come face-to-face as Group B shapes up for drama in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to begin on January 17. Australia, England and West Indies have been drawn together for the first stage of South Africa 2020 -- with one of the three cricket powerhouses expected to miss out [...]

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    Juyitan: The star in Junior chamber International Nigeria

Juyitan: The star in Junior chamber International Nigeria

Adetola Juyitan’s strict and tough demeanour easily give her away as one that is not approachable. Yet, the appearance has helped her in achieving her objectives both personally and as President of Junior Chamber International Nigeria. Her talent and versatility have also stood her out among her contemporaries. This, she says, is borne of her resolve to try out new things [...]

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    Cricket U-19 World Cup: NCF bids team farewell as players depart Lagos

Cricket U-19 World Cup: NCF bids team farewell as players depart Lagos

It was an emotional moment in Lagos on Sunday as the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) presented players that will represent the country at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 to the media. The Nigerian team, which is participating at the tournament for the first time, were presented before their departure for South Africa to embark on a 50-day preparation for the [...]

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