Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    Football intermediaries set for Lagos summit

Football intermediaries set for Lagos summit

Football agents under the aegis of Football Intermediaries Association of Nigeria have concluded plans to host their maiden National Football Summit aimed at sensitising stakeholders of football in the country.Event coordinator, Michael Shodeke, told TheCable in Lagos on Tuesday that the summit, scheduled for Four Point Hotel on Victoria Island on April 5, would explore possibilities that would put Nigeria [...]

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    Okwoju, Adegboyega shine at DOAM golf tourney

Okwoju, Adegboyega shine at DOAM golf tourney

Tony Okwoju, a 20-handicapper,  emerged top at the 2019 Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Golf Championship concluded on Saturday at the Golf Section of IkoyiClub 1938 in Lagos.Okwoju, who described the win as "emotional", also said he had followed the charity event since inception, in addition to being a great supporter of the cause for which the DOAM Foundation was set [...]

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    Nigeria makes history, picks its first ever Cricket World Cup slot

Nigeria makes history, picks its first ever Cricket World Cup slot

Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team has booked the country’s first ever spot at the Cricket World Cup after topping the weeklong qualifying series concluded in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday.The Junior Green Yellow defeated Sierra Leone with two wickets in a tensed encounter that was the highlight of the weeklong run of victories against Africa’s Division one Cricket powerhouses.Adams Ukwenya, the [...]

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    U-19 Cricket: Nigeria inches close to SA 2020 World Cup

U-19 Cricket: Nigeria inches close to SA 2020 World Cup

A win for Nigeria over Sierra Leone on Saturday will see the Junior Yellow Greens through to the 2020 Cricket World Cup.After returning unscathed for the fourth straight time against Tanzania on Thursday with a whopping 151 runs, the sole World Cup ticket is for the cadet Nigerians to lose.Riding on the spectacular form at the qualifier, the Nigerian team [...]

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    U-19 cricket: Nigeria shines in African qualifiers, trumps Uganda

U-19 cricket: Nigeria shines in African qualifiers, trumps Uganda

The Nigeria’s Under-19 cricket team, Junior Green Yellow, set one foot at the World Cup on Wednesday after upsetting tournament favourite Uganda with 30 runs to remain the only unbeaten team at the South Africa 2020 World Cup African qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia.Although the Nigerians struggled in the openings stages of the game as they lost 4 wickets in the [...]

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    U-19 cricket: Nigeria shocks Namibia in World Cup qualifier

U-19 cricket: Nigeria shocks Namibia in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria's Under-19 cricket team has proved bookmakers wrong by defeating host Namibia with 77 runs in the opening game of the Africa Division 1 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers played at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia, on Sunday.Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat in the encounter.Coach of the team, Uthe Ogbimi, said that the victory [...]

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    UNICEF, FG weigh cost of violence against children

UNICEF, FG weigh cost of violence against children

The high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in a report launched jointly on Thursday by UNICEF and the federal government in Abuja.The report, which was actualized by the ministry of budget and national planning and ministry of women affairs and social development, was unprecedented in development history of Nigeria.According to the report, the economic impact [...]

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    2019 DOAM charity golf qualifier set for March 2

2019 DOAM charity golf qualifier set for March 2

Qualifier for the 9th edition of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) Charity Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos.Participants at the qualifier will be hoping to pick a slot in the draw for the final of the event billed for the same venue on March 30.‎Organisers say thousands of [...]

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    Cricket takes a plunge for Nigeria’s sporting interest

Cricket takes a plunge for Nigeria’s sporting interest

While the debate on which sport will queue behind the popular ones like football and athletics in the country is on, contesting for hearts of incessantly betrayed sports loyalist (and of course the lion’s share of government’s funding), cricket, a rather distance alternative, is pulling forward; and strongly too.On the hot Saturday afternoon of January 26, 2019, at the most [...]

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    Ambode receives cricket trophy in Lagos

Ambode receives cricket trophy in Lagos

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi  Ambode, received the  Cricket World Cup at Government House, Alausa, Ikeja on Tuesday.The trophy, which has been on a global tour of cities ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup which would hold at the United Kingdom in June, had arrived in Nigeria through Abuja on Monday“I think a lot of people don’t understand Cricket deeply [...]

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    Cricket World Cup arrives in Nigeria

Cricket World Cup arrives in Nigeria

The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the sport's World Cup trophy will arrive Abuja, Nigeria at noon on Monday to begin a three-day Tour of the country as part of the build-up to the 2019 World Cup.Despite not being eligible to participate in the World Cup in the United Kingdom later in June, Nigeria has been picked as one [...]

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    Nigeria cricket targets north-east for talent hunt

Nigeria cricket targets north-east for talent hunt

Sequel to the recent successful International Series between Nigeria female cricket players and their Rwandan counterparts staged in Abuja, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has disclosed plans to hunt for talent in the country’s north east and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the area.Vice president of the NCF, Uyi Akpata, who disclosed this to TheCable at the Commercial Strategy [...]

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    Bilateral Series: Nigeria grinds out four wickets victory in Abuja

Bilateral Series: Nigeria grinds out four wickets victory in Abuja

The first leg of the Bilateral International Series between Nigeria and Rwanda got off to a flying start on Saturday at the newly constructed turf pitch in Abuja.At game one, Nigeria won the toss and elected to field first, sending in Rwanda to bat. Rwanda struggled in the early overs to some decent bowling partnership between Blessing Etim and Samson [...]

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    Bilateral tour: NCF hosts Rwanda female cricket team

Bilateral tour: NCF hosts Rwanda female cricket team

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has concluded plans to host the Rwandan female national Cricket team in Abuja on a one-week first ever tour of Nigeria from January 23 to 30.TheCable learnt that the tour, which is the first leg of a bilateral international friendly series between Nigeria and Rwanda,would take place at the newly constructed turf wicket pitch inside the [...]

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    SHOCKING: Vandals cart away Kanu’s medals

SHOCKING: Vandals cart away Kanu’s medals

Former Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu, cut a pitiable sight in Lagos on Monday as he revealed how suspected vandals invaded his The Hardley Apartments situated along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, making away with his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items.The hotel has been sealed up since 2015 sequel to an alleged default in transaction between it [...]

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    Child malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Education, increased funding key solutions

Child malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Education, increased funding key solutions

Thirty-four-year Mallama Hajaratu Mohammed (pictured) had a big issue in her hands. The big issue? Her three-year-old son, Saidu, could neither walk nor eat alone and could do just nothing without being aided. Not that the mother could not have raised the alarm over this abnormality. But she had thought otherwise, believing it was a phase that would soon go [...]

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