NBBF impasse: Stakeholders reject Kida, call for new basketball constitution, genuine reconciliation 

November 17, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Some Basketball Stakeholders have called on basketball governing body, FIBA, Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and other key stakeholders to come together and draft a new credible constitution for the federation for the game to grow in the country. Briefing the media, Thursday, in Abuja, the Spokeperson of the group and Kaduna state Basketball Association chairman, Pastor Scambo Morrisson, Read More

Igoche lays fresh claim on NBBF leadership

August 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Sponsor of Mark D Ball Championship, Mr. Igoche Mark, has said he remains the authentic President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), following the Sports Ministry’s dissolution of the Interim Management Committee (IMC), a body inaugurated by the Minister, Sunday Dare. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Mark said, “Let me mention here that for any election to be Read More

NBBF crisis: FG dissolves interim committee

August 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development (FMYSD), Wednesday dissolved the Interim Management Committee (IMC), two months after it was set up to address the lingering crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) A statement signed by the FMYSD director of press, Mohammed Manga, Monday reads; “You may recall that the federal government in addressing the lingering crisis in Read More

Birthday: Basketball stakeholders thumps up Igoche Mark over impactful programmes

June 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders of Basketball in Nigeria have facilitated with the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mr.Igoche Mark, as he turned a year old on Tuesday June 28, 2022. Mark who recently gave a new face to demostic basketball in Nigeria, through his pet project, “Mark D Ball” Basketball Championship, recieved commendations from stakeholders for his impactful programmes. In his Read More

Igoche Mark breaks silence on reversed Nigeria basketball ban

June 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mr. Igoche Mark, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to rescind his earlier directive on Nigeria’s withdrawal from international basketball, for two years, few days after a declaration by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Reacting via a statement to Thursday June 23, 2022 announcement which reversed Nigeria’s self imposed ban from Read More

Basketball players storm minister’s office, demand resolution of NBBF crisis

May 10, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Nigerian basketball players on Tuesday besieged the office of Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare located inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja to request for audience of the crises plaguing the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). The players drawn from 16 domestic clubs including Kano Pillars, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC defenders), Nigeria customs, Kwara Falcons, Read More

NBBF President hails Scot Nnaji @ 60

April 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Mr. Igoche Mark, has felicitated with board member and technical representative coach Scot Nnaji as he clocks 60. Mark in a statement, Tuesday, extolled the qualities and technical know how of Coach Nnaji which the NBBF President believes has made him to be counted among the best. “Let me use this medium to Read More

Basketball protest: NBBF President calls for restraint

April 10, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mr. Igoche Mark, has called on  Basketball players group, under the aegis of Concerned Progressive Ballers (CPB), to observe maximum restraint, and call off their plan to hit the streets of Abuja this week. According to Mr. Mark, the NBBF was reliably informed by impeccable sources, that the players have vowed to Read More

FIBA endorses Kida as NBBF boss

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has confirmed the Ahmadu Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Executive Board election held on the January 31, 2022 in Benin City, Edo State. FIBA on Monday March 7, 2022 congratulated the NBBF president Mr. Ahmadu Musa Kida on his election held at the NBBF 2022 Elective Congress in Benin City, Nigeria. They acknowledged the Read More

Domestic Basketball coming alive in Nigeria, NBBF President Igoche Mark declares

February 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NNBF, Mr.Igoche Mark, is excited about the current waves of basketball games being witnessed across the domestic scene in Nigeria. Mark disclosed this on Thursday at the ongoing Mark D Championship holding at the MKO Abiola stadium Abuja. He attributed the revival of domestic basketball to the movement championed by the New Face Read More

NBBF President, Igoche Mark, lauds FG’s N25m gift to D’Tigress

February 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Mr.Igoche Mark, has lauded the gesture of the federal government and the sports ministry over plans to reward the victorious D’Tigress with N25 million. The reigning African Champions had on Sunday booked their place in the finals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney, Australia later in 2022. Reacting to the federal Read More

NBBF leadership crisis: Take a stand, Basketball players beckon Minister Dare

February 15, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Basketball Players have urged the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr.Sunday Dare, to resolve the lingering leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). The players who stormed the office of the sports minister on Tuesday to register their displeasure, frowned at the posture of the Nigerian games master in handling the leadership impasse rocking the federation. Speaking Read More

You’re destined to rule the world, NBBF President, Igoche Mark, tells D’Tigress

February 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mr Igoche Mark, has again saluted the astounding performance of Nigeria’s senior Women Basketball Team, D’Tigress, after they defeated Mali 73-69 on Sunday at the ongoing FIBA Women World Cup qualifiers in Serbia. The ladies wasted no time in the game as they dominated in all the quarters. Saluting the African Champions, Read More

2022 FIBA World Cup qualifier: NBBF President, Igoche Mark, congratulates D’Tigress over crucial victory against France

February 12, 2022 Editor 0

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mr. Igoche Mark, has congratulated the D’Tigress over their 67-65 victory against France at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup qualifier in Serbia. The keenly contested game saw the Nigerian ladies overcoming a 17 points deficit during the first quarter of the game. Congratulating the ladies, Mark said the team showed the true Read More

NBBF President, Igoche Mark, hails D’ Tigress heroic display against China

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Mr. Igoche Mark, has hailed the heroic display of the nation’s senior women Basketball team, D’Tigress, and the team’s coaching crew in their first game against the Peoples Republic of China at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Belgrade, Serbia. The reigning African Champions lost 76- 90 to the Asian giants, Read More

Breaking: At last, NBBF announces date for elective congress, writes FIBA

January 18, 2022 Editor 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has written to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) stating that the date for the NBBF elective Congress has been scheduled for January 31. The schedule for the elective Congress was sequel to FIBA’s earlier directive, and eventual recommendation by the NBBF reconciliation committee. According to an information obtained by Blueprint on Tuesday, the elective congress Read More