NOC kicks off universities’ directors of sports training in Ibadan

September 5, 2023 Editor 0

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced a kick-off of a comprehensive training schedule for Directors of sports in Nigerian universities. This was revealed in a statement by NOC spokesman, Tony Nezianya on Tuesday morning. Part of the statement reads, “The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) is excited to announce plans to restart the conduct of a comprehensive training program for Read More

Sports council seeks partnership with Akwa Ibom on cricket promotion 

August 30, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The International Cricket Council (ICC)  is arriving in Nigeria on a tour to visit Akwa Ibom, one of the two states where the game of cricket has progressed rapidly in the last few years.  State coach of the Akwa Ibom State cricket team, Bassey Odungide disclosed this after leading a delegation including the national team captain, Blessing Etim on a Read More

Invest more in sports, ex-IGP beckons FG

August 1, 2023 Editor 0

Formal inspector General of Police, Sir Dr. Mike Okiro has called on the federal government to invest more in sporting activities given its key role in uniting the nation. Dr. Okiro who spoke at a friendly football match to mark his 74th birthday celebration in Abuja, said government at all level must endeavour to use the instrument of sports to Read More

Breaking: Blueprint’s Online Editor sworn-in as SWAN National Secretary-General, Benjamin President [PICTURES]

July 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Editor Online, Blueprint Newspapers, Amb. Ikenna Okonkwo, has been sworn-in as the National Secretary-General of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria. Amb. Okonkwo took over from former occupier of the position, Mr. Jude Opara after he emerges the only cleared candidates out of other two. Also, Mr. Isaiah Benjamin of Leadership Newspapers has been sworn-in as the elected President of Read More

Wimbledon: Organisers speak on handshake brouhaha

July 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Wimbledon is staying out of the politics of handshakes.Elina Svitolina of Ukraine had urged tennis authorities to publicize that Ukrainians won’t be shaking hands with Russian and Belarusian players after matches — so that fans don’t boo because they think some players are being snubbed. “We’ve no intention of doing that,” Wimbledon chief executive Sally Bolton said Monday.Fans on No. Read More

ZEbet Jackpot: How to claim the coveted prize

July 9, 2023 Andrew David 0

In the intense world of sports betting, one platform has emerged as a beacon of excitement and life-changing possibilities: ZEbet. With its thrilling range of games, jackpots, and attractive rewards, ZEbet offers an unparalleled experience for enthusiasts worldwide. Among its standout features is the ZEbet Jackpot, a golden opportunity for players to transform their dreams into reality.  In this article, we delve into Read More

Ex-Nigerian boxer is dead

June 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ex-Nigerian boxer, Jeremiah Okorodudu, popularly known as Jerry, has died. He died at a private  hospital in Lawandon, Lagos on Wednesday night after battling with foot ulcer. The deceased wife, Adenike who confirmed the unfortunate death of her husband said, the hospital was not willing to release her husband’s corpse until the outstanding N600,000 medical bill is paid. “He is Read More

Benue FA will flourish, set pace under me as Chairman – Edeh

June 12, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

With few days to the long anticipated election that will usher a new leadership for Benue State Football Association (BEFA), frontline chairmanship contender, Barr. Paul Edeh, has revealed his vision and uttermost desire if voted into office. Barr. Edeh who spoke in Makurdi while fielding questions from Journalists said his vision for Benue FA is simply captured in three tripod Read More

Sweden declares s3x as sport, to host competition

June 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Sweden officially declared sex as a sport and is all set to host its first-ever s3x competition next week. The people participating in the sex competition will engage in s3x sessions which can go up to six hours daily. The winners of the s3x competition will be decided by a panel of judges and the audience will also influence the Read More

FCT FA election: Mouktar, Kolo, 10 others cleared to contest  

The Electoral Committee of Federal Capital Territory Football Association has cleared the incumbent chairman Mohammed Mouktar Adam to seek for re-election billed for 17th June, 2023 in Bwari , Abuja. Mouktar returning unopposed was cleared alongside his 1st vice chairman and 2nd vice-chairman Hon. Salihu Kolo and Hon. Dr.John S. Gabaya respectively. The electoral umpire also cleared nine other contestants for the Read More

FCT school sports festival: Celebration galore as RSDF rewards winners [PICTURES]

May 25, 2023 Editor 0

It was jubilation galore in Abuja after winners of the FCT school sports festival dry-run were rewarded The winners include pupil and student athletes from various primary and secondary schools who excelled at the sporting competitions. They won prizes mainly in Athletics and Football events. At the award presentation, President of Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF), Barr. Paul Edeh, expressed Read More

NOC stages seminar for sports federation presidents, others

May 25, 2023 Editor 0

Under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Solidarity programme, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) will organise a virtual seminar for presidents and leaders of sports federations. This will be based on Good Governance for the Presidents of National Sports Federations (NFs) in Abuja from June 9 to June 10, 2023. The Secretary-General of the NOC, Read More

Foreign coach takes over Black Stallions as Nigeria returns to Rugby international scene

May 12, 2023 Editor 0

The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation has announced the appointment of Scotsman, Steve Lewis, as Head coach of the senior National Teams. The rugby federation’s president, Dr Are Ademola, made this known on Wednesday following the re-admittance of Nigeria into the international scene by World Rugby. Steve’s first assignment will be to lead the National Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams to Read More

Doping: Man who gave Blessing Okagbare banned substance exposed

May 10, 2023 Admin III 0

A man charged with providing banned substances to Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare and another athlete pleaded guilty Monday, marking the first conviction under a landmark U.S. law designed to target wide-ranging doping schemes across the globe. Eric Lira pleaded guilty for his role in helping Olympic athletes obtain performance-enhancing substances before the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The U.S. attorney in Read More

Pictures: 9 schools take part in commonwealth grassroots programme

May 4, 2023 Editor 0

Up to nine Secondary Schools drawn from across the Amuwo Ododin Area of Lagos State featured at the 2023 Commonwealth Grassroots Sports Development programme held at the Olympafrica Centre, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos. The schools include Sanya Senior Secondary School, Covenant Child Academy, Meritplace College, John Kennedy International School, Westminster College, Ijeshatedo Senior Secondary School, Prestige School, God’s Own Private School Read More

15,000 athletes for Anambra sports festival

Up to 15,000 athletes are expected to participate on Anambra State Sports Solution Initiative (ANSSI 2023), an event organised to revive and groom grassroots sports. The Chairman, Anambra State Sports Commission, Mr Patrick-Estate Onyedum, who disclosed this in an interactive session with members of Anambra State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra State chapter, explained that the game would Read More

NOC stages sports administration course for FAF members

May 3, 2023 Editor 0

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) is organising a two-day sports administration course for Football Academies members. This is contained in a statement by the NOC Public Relations Officer Mr. Tony Nezianya on Tuesday May 2, 2023. The statement reads, “The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in collaboration with LA Sora Sport will organise a Sports Administration Course for members of Football Read More

NWFL Super 6 suffers indefinite postponement

The Nigeria Women Football League(NWFL) has postponed indefinitely the upcoming Super 6 playoff slated for Delta state. The league body on Monday announced that the Super 6 will start on May 6th and ends on the May 12th in Asaba, Delta state. But few hours later , the NWFL’s Chief Operating Officer, Modupe Shabi, confirmed the postponement in a statement Read More

Sanni Zubair elected NRA President

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), has elected new executive with Sanni Zubair FIFA (rtd), as the new president. Zubair beat Elder Daniel Olokor, with 53 votes along with other executive members to man the affairs of the association. Other members who emerged during the election include, Kelechi Mejuobi as national deputy president, Emmanuel Edekin Imiere as national vice president 1, Read More

At last, Hakimi’s wife speaks up

April 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Hiba Abouk, the Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi’s ex-wife, has opened up following her divorce from the Moroccan footballer. She said that she needed time to digest the shock following her husband’s rape case. Recall that the player was accused of rape back in February, and Abouk later disclosed that the couple were in the middle of a divorce as Read More