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Nigeria makes U-turn, returns basketball to int’l competitions

    Nigeria makes U-turn, returns basketball to int’l competitions

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reversed its decision to withdraw the national teams from participating in international basketball competitions. The reversal was announced in a statement by Ismaila Abubakar,

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‘It’s a national shame’ — Masai Ujiri, top NBA manager, asks FG to end basketball ban

    ‘It’s a national shame’ — Masai Ujiri, top NBA manager, asks FG to end basketball ban

Masai Ujiri, the vice-chairman and president of Toronto Raptors, has called for a stop to the crisis currently bedevilling the Nigeria basketball, saying it portends irreversible backwardness. Speaking on Sunday,

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Basketball ban: South-south opts out of FG-organised tournaments

    Basketball ban: South-south opts out of FG-organised tournaments

The current crisis in Nigeria basketball has taken a disturbing turn with stakeholders in the south-south zone unanimously resolving not to participate in any tournament organised by the ministry of

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Nigeria withdraws from int’l basketball games for 2 years — amid NBBF crisis

    Nigeria withdraws from int’l basketball games for 2 years — amid NBBF crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate withdrawal of Nigeria from all international basketball competitions for the next two years. Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, disclosed the

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Nigeria Basketball Federation crisis: The facts

  Nigeria Basketball Federation crisis: The facts

Sports, particularly football, is the foremost unifier of the ever-divided Nigerians. Whenever Nigeria plays, Nigerians bury their differences of religion,

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Tokyo Olympics: Like D’Tigers, D’Tigress bow out after losing ALL three games

  Tokyo Olympics: Like D’Tigers, D’Tigress bow out after losing ALL three games

D’Tigress, the Nigerian women’s basketball team, suffered a third consecutive defeat in the hands of Japan at the ongoing Tokyo

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Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigers suffer second defeat to Germany

  Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigers suffer second defeat to Germany

D’Tigers suffered another defeat in their second group B game at the Tokyo Olympics, losing 92 – 99 to Germany

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D’Tigress outclass Puerto Rico in pre-Olympics friendly

  D’Tigress outclass Puerto Rico in pre-Olympics friendly

D’Tigress defeated Puerto Rico in their first friendly game ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Nigerian team outclassed Puerto

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12 Nigerian referees selected for 2021/2023 FIBA competitions

  12 Nigerian referees selected for 2021/2023 FIBA competitions

Twelve Nigerian referees have been accredited by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for the 2021/2023 international windows.  Afolabi Oni, the

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D’Tigress drawn against USA, France in ‘tough’ Olympics group

  D’Tigress drawn against USA, France in ‘tough’ Olympics group

D’Tigress have been drawn in a “tough group” against the United States of America, Japan and France in the basketball

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