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FG Reverses Ban Of Nigeria From International Basketball Competitions

The Federal Government (FG) has rescinded its decision of suspending Nigeria’s basketball teams from participating in international competitions for a two-year period. This was disclosed in Abuja at a news conference on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar.

FIBA Replaces D’Tigress With Mali For 2022 World Cup

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced that Nigeria’s Women's Basketball team, D’Tigress would be replaced by their counterparts from the Republic of Mali in the upcoming 2022 Women’s Basketball World cup scheduled to hold in Sydney, Australia.

NBA Africa Announces Abudu As Head Of Its New Nigerian Office

The National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa disclosed that Gbemisola Abudu would serve as Vice President and Country Head of Nigeria, adding that the league is expected to open its third office in Africa by early 2022. This was made known on Tuesday by NBA Africa’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Victor Williams. Abudu is expected to improve NBA’s business development initiatives in Nigeria such as grassroots programs for youths, media, and merchandise partnership, corporate social responsibility, amongst other duties.

NBBF Crisis: Nigeria Withdraws From All International Basketball Competitions

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Nigeria’s immediate withdrawal from all international basketball competitions with immediate effect. This was disclosed on Thursday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ismaila Abubakar on behalf of the Minister, Sunday Dare.

Usman Named Fighter Of The Year By ESPN

The World-renowned sports channel, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) has named Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman as the Fighter of the Year. Usman also known as the 'Nigerian Nightmare' beat other respectful fighters like Charles Oliveira, Ciryl Gane, Kayla Harrison, Connor McGregor amongst others to clinch the award.

UFC 268: Colby Covington Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman has defeated Colby Covington for the second time by unanimous decision to retain the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight championship at UFC 268 as the tournament returned to Madison Square Garden, New York for the first time since 2019.

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