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    D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D'Tigress of Nigeria, reigning African champions, will face the United State of America (current world number one), Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The draw was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters on Tuesday. The four FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying tournaments will take place from February 6-9, 2020 [...]

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    D’Tigers moves up 10 spots on FIBA ranking, retains 1st position in Africa

D’Tigers moves up 10 spots on FIBA ranking, retains 1st position in Africa

D’Tigers, Nigerian men's basketball team, moved ten spots up from 33 to 23 in the latest FIBA world ranking. After emerging the best African team at the just concluded FIBA World Cup in China, D'Tigers also maintained their first spot in the continent, according to FIBA's ranking released on Thursday. The Nigerian basketball team became the first to secure a ticket to the [...]

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    USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

United States of America women national team defeated Netherlands 2-0 to win their fourth FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at the State de Lyon, France. The US team, which defeated Japan 1-0 in Canada four years ago, claimed the 2019 edition on Sunday in a back-to-back win. Megan Rapinoe scored her sixth goal of the tournament -- sending van Veenendaal the wrong way [...]

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    US beats England to reach Women’s World Cup final

US beats England to reach Women’s World Cup final

The United States of America’s women soccer team defeated England 2-1 in an entertaining match on Tuesday at the Stade de Lyon to qualify for their third successive World Cup final. The US took a 10th-minute lead through Christen Press but England equalized through Ellen White nine minutes later. Alex Morgan, joint top scorer in the competition with White, scored what proved to [...]

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Poland 2019: Flying Eagles set for crucial tie against Ukraine

After a below par outing against USA in Bielsko-Biala on Monday night, the Flying Eagles know they must earn a result against group leaders Ukraine at the same venue on Thursday to prolong their stay at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. Goals by Sebastian Soto and a sterling performance by the entire USA squad condemned the seven –time African [...]

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    Anti-corruption network asks Malami to disqualify Atiku, writes Pelosi (updated)

Anti-corruption network asks Malami to disqualify Atiku, writes Pelosi (updated)

The World Anti-Corruption Research Network has asked the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to disallow Atiku Abubakar from contesting in Saturday's presidential election. The UK-based group in the petition dated February 20, 2019 said it is worried about Atiku’s candidacy which "poses a security risk to the country". It also wrote a petition to Nancy Patricia Pelosi, speaker of the US [...]

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    CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has unveiled an election analysis centre (EAC) for the 2019 general election. Speaking at the opening ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the essence of the centre is to "infuse confidence in the whole elections". She said the centre would counter fake news, disinformation and provide live telecast. "The whole essence of the [...]

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    Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Over 4000 runners from 42 countries have registered to participate in the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Olukayode Thomas, head of communications and media for the marathon, said the figure does not include over 200 professional runners mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Kenya, Ethiopia and other East, Central and South African countries. He said the US has the highest number of [...]

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    Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against host nation, France, as well as Korea Republic and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The draw ceremony was held in Paris on Saturday. World Cup debutant, South Africa, are in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain. Africa's third representative at the mundial, Cameroon, are in Group E against [...]

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    Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking. The nine-time African champions, in spite of their performance at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in Ghana, dropped 21 points from 1601 to 1586. According to the FIFA ranking released on Friday, the Falcons retained their number one position in Africa. The Banyana Banyana of South Africa, [...]

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    D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

The US team on Friday ended D'Tigress' impressive run at the FIBA Women's World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The defending champions overcame their slow start to defeat D'Tigress 71-40 and earn their 20th straight win in the competition. The D'Tigress won the first quarter 17-9, marking the first time the world number one team had scored less than 10 points in any [...]

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    FG to repatriate $500m Abacha loot from US — without middlemen

FG to repatriate $500m Abacha loot from US — without middlemen

The federal government is in negotiations with the United States on the repatriation of another $500 million looted by Sani Abacha, the former military head of state. The repatriation this time, however, would be done without middlemen -- in what should be considered a victory for the campaign against sleaze in the loot recovery. “I am happy to report that we [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The US, Canada and Mexico have won the right to host the 2026 World Cup. The decision for a three-nations host was adopted at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday. The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by 134 FIFA member nations, beating Morocco's bid. The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have announced a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in New York on Monday. If the ambitious three-nation bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup will be hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in [...]

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    FLASHBACK: On this day in 1960, J.F. Kennedy was elected 35th US president

FLASHBACK: On this day in 1960, J.F. Kennedy was elected 35th US president

It's exactly 56 years that US Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president in the country. The 1960 election was the 44th presidential election in the United States of America. Kennedy was chosen over the Republican candidate and incumbent vice-president, Richard Nixon and he was president for 2 years until he was assassinated in 1963. November 8th in the [...]

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    Trump can make America great again, says Obama’s brother

Trump can make America great again, says Obama’s brother

Malik Obama, half-brother of Barack Obama US president, believes Donald Trump, Republican party nominee, is sufficiently capable for the country's highest office. Having been invited by Trump to the last debate of the election campaign, Malik says his host is the anointed one. Trump and Hillary Clinton, Democratic party nominee, will lock horns Wednesday night and will hope to perform better than the [...]

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