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    BB4P Urges Students To Embrace Sports

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    Students have been called upon to embrace sports as a way of resolving conflicts and engender community integration. The charge was made by the operations manager of the Basketball for Peace (BB4P) initiative while speaking at the leadership workshop held in Dutse, Jigawa State. According to him, though conflict is inevitable, it is also an…

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    B4P Donates Basketball Hoops To 3 States

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    In order to promote the game of basketball, portable Basketball for Peace (BB4P) hoops were given to each of the three states that featured in the 2015 BB4P workshops. The state coordinators were also charged to use the avenue for the promotion of basketball in any school without a facility. The 10 schools which were…

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  • Cerebral Palsy Football Berths In Lagos

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    Football fans in the country will soon be treated to a mode of football specially meant for cerebral palsy sufferers in the country. The seven-a-side game, played by both disabled and able-bodied members of the public, including people with cerebral palsy, has already been endorsed by the Nigerian Paralympics Committee. Chairman of the Cerebral Football…

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    Nigeria Women Volleyball Team Clinch World Cup Ticket

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    For the second time in a row, Nigeria’s women volleyball team is among the four countries who have earned the right to represent Africa at the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship. Nigeria, alongside Morocco, South Africa and Algeria, make up the train, after they ended at the top two positions of each of the…

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    Golden Eaglets draw 1-1 with Guinea

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    Nigeria’s U-17, the Golden Eaglets, yesterday, kept hope alive at the on-going CAF U-17 Championship in Niamey, Niger, when they forced their Guinean counterparts to a 1-1 draw at Stade Général Seyni Kountché (SGSK). Captain Kelechi Nwakali, yet again, rescued the side with a vital equaliser in the second-half from a spot-kick after Sam Diallo’s…

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    FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Moves One Place Up

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    Nigeria has moved one place up from 43rd to 42nd place in the latest FIFA rankings released yesterday, despite missing out from the recently concluded Africa Cup of NatSion. African and Asian countries on the whole, fared better, but the top 10 remain constant. The Eagles are now the seventh -ranked African side behind Algeria,…

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    Referees Hail Pinnick On Capacity Building

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    The second batch of Nigerian referees to be sponsored on a capacity building programme in the United Kingdom returned to the country yesterday, full of appreciation to the Amaju Pinnick-led board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The referees completed an eight-day training programme in the United Kingdom and departed Heathrow Airport, London for Lagos on…

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    YSFON Mourns Abdullahi

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    Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) has expressed regrets over the death of former Flying Eagles coach Musa Abdullahi describing his demise as a big blow to Nigerian football. Coach Abdullahi who passed-on more than a week ago after several years of battle with stroke led the Golden Eaglets to a second place finish at…

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    There Is Need For Synergy Among Leagues, Departments – NFF

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    The Nigeria Football Federation has begun concrete moves to ensure synergy between the NFF and the different Leagues affiliated to the NFF, and also among departments within the Federation to guarantee global best practice in organization of matches and competitions in the country. Commending the organization of the recently-concluded Super Six Tournament held in Abuja,…

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    FA Elections: NFF Warns Against External Interference

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    The Nigeria Football Federation has reiterated its warning that, in line with the NFF Statutes, there must be no external influence in the conduct of elections into the boards of the Football Associations of the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking in Abuja yesterday, NFF Acting President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi made it clear…

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