BBC: Tension mounts over Gary Lineker’s suspension

March 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Britain’s BBC faced a mounting crisis as a row over football presenter Gary Lineker’s criticism of government migration policy forced a presenter mutiny, drew a comment from the Prime Minister and left the broadcaster’s boss defending his position. The BBC was forced to axe much of its sports coverage on Saturday as presenters refused to work in solidarity with Lineker, Read More

Gary Lineker: Presenters boycott BBC show

March 11, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The BBC is facing a growing staff boycott after the controversial decision to take host Gary Lineker off Match of the Day. A number of BBC football shows across TV and radio have been taken off air after presenters pulled out in “solidarity” with Lineker, who was removed by the BBC in a row over impartiality. Final Score and Football Read More

FCT school sports festival: FCTA, RSDF strike deal [PICTURES]

March 2, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has entered into partnership with Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) as a measure to promote sports development and management in the territory. Specifically, both the government and non-governmental bodies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to annually organise School Sports Festival within FCT for primary and secondary school children. Performing the official signing ceremony Read More

Anambra government, consulting firm strike N1.5bn sports marketing deal

February 19, 2023 Editor 0

The Anambra government has signed a sports marketing partnership deal worth N1,5 billion with Brunnuel and Winston Ltd, a financial consulting firm to drive the Anambra Solution Sports Initiative(AnSSI). The partnership is a bold move towards Prof. Chukwuma Soludo administration’s determination to transform the sports sector infrastructure and in human capital development. Chairman of the Anambra State Sports Development Commission Read More

First Sports University of Nigeria now open for admission

February 18, 2023 Juliet Ugah 0

The Sports University of Nigeria (SUN), Idumuje-Ugboko, Delta state, is set to admit its first set of students, 2023/2024 session. Below are categories of programs offered in the University: Category A : Compulsory Physical Sports / High Performance Training•American Football•Baseball•Badminton•Basketball•Boxing•Cricket•Football•Golf•Gymnastics•Handball•Dart•Hockey•Lawn Tennis•Rugby•Squash•Swimming•Table Tennis•Taekwondo•Track and Field Events•Volleyball•Wrestling•Weight Lifting Category B: Sports Degree ProgramsFaculty of Sports Sciences•Sports Science and Technology•Sports Administration and Management•Physical Read More

The rise and rise of Honour Sirawoo, SWAN National President

February 16, 2023 Global Icon 0

 “Seest thou a man diligent in his business?he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men” Proverbs 22:29. This scripture may have defined the pages of life of Sir Honour Gogoro Nornubari Kuru Sirawoo, Ph.D, KSC, GMH, FIHNR, FCAI. FIPMD, FICP, a Crown Prince, born on the 3rd of September 1972 into the family of His Royal Highness, Read More

Beach Volleyball: 38 teams battle ready for President Cup in Kaduna [PICTURES]

February 14, 2023 Editor 0

A total number of 38 teams will participate at this year’s President Beach Volleyball Cup, according to the Technical Director of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Chief Martin Melandi. Melandi disclosed the number of teams during the technical meeting. The 4th edition of the President Beach Volleyball Cup (Junior and Senior) is scheduled for February 13 to 19, 2023 at Ahmadu Read More

PICTURES: SWAN President, Sirawoo, hits new height, bags doctorate degree In Mass Communication

February 14, 2023 Editor 0

The National President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has bagged a doctorate degree in Mass Communication. Sir Sirawoo was among the graduands during the 8th Convocation of Imo State University, Owerri which took place on Saturday February 4, 2023 at the convocation ground inside the institution. Dr. Honour Sirawoo An excited Sirawoo described this Read More

Pictures: SportsVille award thrills Naija Ratels’ boss

February 7, 2023 Editor 0

The proprietor of Naija Ratels, Paul Edeh, has commended the credibility of SportsVille Award, saying he was pleasantly surprised and really elated by his nomination as an awardee as he never saw it coming. “I feel really elated and enjoyed by the honour bestowed on me by the organisers of the SportsVille Awards. Frankly it is an unsolicited award that Read More

Fosla a Nigeria project – FCT sports director

February 1, 2023 Editor 0

The FCT Director of Sports Istafianus Luka has said the Fosla Academy project is now a Nigerian Project. The director who spoke at the presentation of the white paper report on restructuring of Fosla group to stakeholders in Abuja, said the impact of Fosla Academy within its short time of existence, has surpassed being restricted to a particular area. He Read More

Action intensifies as FCT coaches pre-season tourney advance

February 1, 2023 Editor 0

Matches continued on Monday in the ongoing FCT Coaches pre-season tournament, with three matches played at the Area 3 playing pitch, Abuja. In the first match of the day, Family Worship Center Champions defeated Ejele FC by four goals to two, while Like-Minds FC ended their encounter with Pride FC goalless. The last match of the day was that between Read More

HFN: I’m ready to consolidate on my victory if…, Abua speaks on nullified players’ rep election

January 29, 2023 Editor 0

Alfred Abua, the Claimant, in the suite that eventually sacked Joseph Udalle as players’ representative, on the Board of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has said he will be ready to consolidate on his victory, at the lower court, should Udalle decide to appeal his sacking, by an FCT High Court, last week, Monday. Abua, a former Nigeria international Read More

Nigerian young goalkeeper, Kelachukwu, joins Romania club

January 28, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A 19-year-old Nigerian goalkeeper, Joseph Kelachukwu, has signed a one year contract with CSM  Unirea Alba Lulia FC of Romania. Kelachukwu, until his recent contract was the number one choice goalkeeper of Ejike Ugboaja FC of Abuja, Nigeria, a non-league side. In a chat with Blueprint, Kelachukwu said he was happy that he is going to take his career to a Read More

Pictures: Anambra government hails Rojenny’s contribution to sports, assures partnership

January 27, 2023 Editor 0

The Anambra government has commended Rommy Ezeonwuka, Managing Director of Rojenny Stadium and Games Village, Oba, near Onitsha for his vision for sports development in Nigeria and Anambra in particular. Chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC) Patrick-Estate Onyedum made the commendation when he visited Rojenny Stadium and Games Village, Oba on Thursday as part of his tour of private Read More

NOC mourns late Guardian photo editor

January 7, 2023 Editor 0

The President and members of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Movement in Nigeria have commiserated Guardian Newspapers at Rutam House over the demise of its Photo Editor, Femi Adebeshin Kuti, 57, who died January 6, 2023. He passed at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta during a brief ill-health A statement signed by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) PRO, Tony Nezianya Read More

NOC election: Commonwealth Games Federation congratulates Gumel, others

January 7, 2023 Editor 0

The President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Dame Martin Louis, has formally congratulated the President Gumel and members of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) on its successful elections in Jalingo, Taraba State capital. A statement signed by NOC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Tony Nezianya said: ”I would like to send my congratulations to Engr. Habu Gumel for his re-election Read More

Saudi Arabia exempt Ronaldo, girlfriend from marriage law

January 7, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez will live together in Saudi Arabia after the Portuguese star signed for Al Nassr. This is after the Arab country authorities decided to exempt Ronaldo from their marriage law Saudi Arabia marriage law forbids couples that are not married from living together. However, Spanish news outlet, Sport, revealed that Ronaldo and Rodriguez will Read More

Excitement as 2 Nigerians join FIA ethics committee

January 5, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

In a historic move for Nigeria and the global motorsport community, two Nigerians, Michael Ango and Denen Ikya were recently elected president and member respectively in the Ethics Committee of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Their elections, which were announced by the FIA president, Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem, at the recently concluded Annual General Assembly in Bologna Italy, are in Read More

2023: Is Southeast poised to return to factory settings?

January 1, 2023 Editorial IV 0

OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU writes that the Southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria may stand a chance to smile again after 2023 general elections, should the people decide to forgo their comfort zones and cast their votes for credible leaders capable of reactivating the factories It has been generally agreed that bad leadership is the bane of the Southeast zone in terms of Read More

NBA: Players suspended after clash

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

Eleven players were suspended by the NBA following a mass scuffle during the Detroit Pistons’ 121-101 victory over the Orlando Magic. Magic centre Moritz Wagner received a two-game ban for pushing Pistons guard Killian Hayes off court on Thursday. Hayes was banned for three matches for retaliating by hitting Wagner on the back of the head. Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo Read More

Pele, Maradona, Messi: Who is the greatest of all time?

December 31, 2022 Supersports 0

When Fifa declared Pele and Diego Maradona jointly the players of the 20th century, and effectively the best of all time, they side-stepped but did not resolve a heated debate that has grown more complicated as Lionel Messi has dominated the 21st century.Just who is the greatest? Pele, who died on Thursday, and the two Argentines all won the sport’s Read More

Kukah @ Christmas: In today’s Nigeria, we bear scars, trauma

Fiery cleric and celebrated social critic, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has slammed the  President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the nation’s many woes, even as he lauded the government in the area of infrastructure. The Catholic priest who also berated the government’s anti-corruption fight, regretted that Nigerians today bear scars and trauma, leading to war among the rich and the poor, men and women, Read More

French Olympic President congratulates Gumel, other NOC executive

December 25, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The next hosts of the 2024 Olympic Games, France have congratulated the re-elected Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) President Engr. Habu Ahmed Gumel and his newly elected Executive Committee. This was revealed in a statement, Sunday, by the NOC spokesman Tony Nezianya. The statement said the French Olympic President, Ms Brigitte Henriques, wished the NOC, all the best and look forward Read More