• Rio Olympics: Buhari congratulates Paralympic Team

    Rio Olympics: Buhari congratulates Paralympic Team

    President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil.

    President Buhari joins all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud by winning 12 medals and setting new records, which made them the top-performing African team at the 2016 games.

    The President extols the resilient spirit of the Nigerian Paralympic athletes, who were able to excel in the face of adversity.

    President Buhari applauds the athletes for their tenacity, focus […]

  • Nigeria’s Paralympic Team to arrive to a reception in Abuja on Sept 18th

    Nigeria’s Paralympic Team to arrive to a reception in Abuja on Sept 18th

    Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has revealed that the victorious team who represented Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will be received when they arrive in Abuja. According to him, a reception for the team will hold tomorrow – Sunday 18th September 2016, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport reception ground by 3pm.

    This is a welcome development considering Nigeria’s U23 Olympic team, who won bronze at the games, arrived back in Nigeria in August without any official from the Sports […]

  • ‘I was angry for weeks & nearly fought with Watford when they didn’t let me come for Rio Olympics’ – Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo

    ‘I was angry for weeks & nearly fought with Watford when they didn’t let me come for Rio Olympics’ – Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo

    Odion Ighalo was invited to play for the Under 23 team at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil but surprisingly didn’t join the team’s camp. He’s now revealed that he really wanted to come to the Olympics and that his insistence nearly caused trouble between him, his club Watford and his club’s chairman ‎Gino Pozzo.

    According to Ighalo, he apologizes to Nigerians for not joining up with the Under 23 team that triumphed at Rio 2016 but he tried […]

  • Rio Paralympics: Ndidi Nwosu Wins Nigeria’s 5th Gold

    Rio Paralympics: Ndidi Nwosu Wins Nigeria’s 5th Gold

    Nigeria’s Ndidi Nwosu won the country’s fifth gold in the women’s -73kg Powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

    Nwosu lifted 140kg to equal the Paralympics Record (PR), which gave her the coveted gold at the event. France’s Souhad Ghazouani came second after she lifted 135kg, while Egypt’s Amany Ali came third.

    The Nigerian was far behind the two counterparts quite early in the event, but she perfected her strategy to take the giant stride that produced the […]

  • Rio Paralympic: Nigeria’s Onye wins gold in women’s shot put f40 final

    Rio Paralympic: Nigeria’s Onye wins gold in women’s shot put f40 final

    Lauritta Onye has handed Team Nigeria it’s first medal in the athletes event, clinching gold in the women’s shot put f40 on day-four of the Rio Paralympic.

    Her first throw of 7.83m saw her break her world record of 7.72m set at the 2015 IPC world athletics championships in Doha.

    Her second throw landed at 7.54m, while she went one centimeter further on her third attempt.

    Onye then went on to unleash an astonishing throw of 8.40m on her fourth attempt to secure […]

  • ‘Late release of funds delayed kits arrival in Rio’

    ‘Late release of funds delayed kits arrival in Rio’

    Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has blamed the Federal Government for the late arrival of sports kits meant for Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil.

    Dalung, who spoke to journalists, yesterday in Yola, said the funds that were approved for the Rio Olympics was released four days to the departure of the athletes to Brazil.

    “Late release of funds was responsible for the late arrival of the sports kits meant for the athletes, we could […]

  • Mikel Obi finally admits paying £30,000 to save Dream Team VI from embarrassment

    Mikel Obi finally admits paying £30,000 to save Dream Team VI from embarrassment

    John Mikel Obi has revealed that he was forced to pay from his pocket to help Nigeria’s U-23 team, who went on to win bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

    Mikel Obi, who helped out with travel arrangement, meals and booking training pitches, also slammed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

    “I think if we talk about the money that I put into the team I think it was more than [£30,000],” Mikel told our coresponddent.

    “But we just had to do […]

  • There was no food, no bus for training – Mikel Obi opens up on 2016 Olympics debacle

    There was no food, no bus for training – Mikel Obi opens up on 2016 Olympics debacle

    Chelsea midfielder, Mikel John Obi, has lifted the lid on what really went on, as Nigeria’s U-23 team prepared for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

    The 29-year-old captained the Dream Team VI to bronze in men’s football, despite the many challenges they were faced with before the competition.

    “It wasn’t a great experience in the build-up in Atlanta (training camp). There was no food for the guys, no bus to go to training, no pitch to train on,” he told Chelsea’s […]

  • Mikel Obi yet to share $190,000 gift from Japanese surgeon with Olympic team-mates

    Mikel Obi yet to share $190,000 gift from Japanese surgeon with Olympic team-mates

    Some players of the national under-23 team say the donation made to the team by Japanese Surgeon, Dr Katsuya Takasu is yet to be shared among the players by the captain, John Obi Mikel.

    The money has not been split due to issues beyond the control of the Chelsea midfielder.

    The Japanese Surgeon gave players who won bronze medal in the last Olympic the sum of $190,000 as gift for their performance at the Olympic Games.

    Players of the team who would not […]

  • Rio 2016:­I’m ready for probe – Dalung

    Rio 2016:­I’m ready for probe – Dalung

    Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has dared those who think they have evidence or documents against his ministry over funds given to the body to step forward as he is ready for probe.

    The minister insists that accusations of mismanagement of funds given to the Ministry are not what should be taken lightly.

    “These are issues that have to do with law and investigation because you must have facts to make allegations of mismanagement. So, during the period of […]

  • Nigerian billionaires were nowhere when we were suffering in Brazil – Siasia reacts to NFF’s report on Takasu

    Nigerian billionaires were nowhere when we were suffering in Brazil – Siasia reacts to NFF’s report on Takasu

    Nigeria’s Under-23 team handler to the just concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil, Samson Siasia has expressed disappointment at Nigerian billionaires for turning their backs on the team during preparations in Atlanta, USA and in Brazil during the games.

    Recall that Japanese surgeon, Dr. Katsuya Takasu, gave the team a gift of $390,000 to help them settle their bills in Brazil.

    Siasia told the BBC, “This man came to our aid when we were in trouble. I must thank him. He is a […]