Nigerian basketball teams’ kits trapped at Lagos seaport

With less than 19 days to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, kits and other sports equipment donated to the Nigerian basketball teams to aid their smooth participation at the Games are trapped at the Lagos seaport. In the absence of…

COVID-19 knocks Michael Eric out of Tokyo Olympics

Nigeria’s basketball team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games got a big hit yesterday when it was announced that one of the rising stars of the game, Michael Eric, has been hit by COVID-19. In an official announcement made yesterday…

Izilien queries NFF’s choice of Danjuma as Falconets coach

Last year, Coach Christopher Danjuma was the focus of attention, but for a wrong reason: He failed to qualify the senior women’s national team, Super Falcons, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. His team lost the ticket to the Les…

*Nursing mother detained in Lagos hospital over N95,000 debt (Punch)*Independence Day: Police arrest 30 protesters, detain Inspector for assaulting journalist (Vanguard)

Nursing mother detained in Lagos hospital over N95,000 debt (Punch) For owing N95,000 hospital bill, a nursing mother, Blessing Bassey and her baby have been sleeping on the floor of one of the wards of Mojol Hospital, Church Street, in…

Federer eyes third Olympics medal at Tokyo

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has admitted that a gold medal is at the top of his priority list for next year’s re-scheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 20-time Grand Slam winner, who will be nearing his 40th birthday when…

US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky says postponing Olympics was ‘certainly the right call’

For superstar US swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who has broken 14 world records, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic was disappointing, “but it was certainly the right call,” she…

*Coronavirus: Police shut down 15 schools in Lagos (Guardian) *LAGESC to officers: Stay at duty posts to help enforce order (Nation)

Coronavirus: Police shut down 15 schools in Lagos (Guardian) Lagos State Police Command has in the last six days deployed its resources across the state to ensure that the guidelines and directives issued by both the federal and state governments…

Olympics: Japan says Tokyo Games on track

Japan is on track to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as planned, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Friday (March 13), after United States President Donald Trump suggested a possible delay of a year. He did not confirm…

D’Tigress to know Tokyo 2020 rivals March 21

World basketball ruling body (FIBA) has confirmed Nigeria’s D’Tigress and 11 others will know their group opponents when the draws for the women basketball event of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is held on March 21. According to FIBA, Nigeria remains…

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