Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have qualified for the Year 2023 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria, after defeating Côte d’Ivoire 3 goals to 1 in the first semi-final of the WAFU B tournament in Ghana. The goals came via two free-kicks from Emmanuel Michael in the first half, and a header from Abdullahi Idris inContinue reading “FOOTBALL: Golden Eaglets Qualify For 2023 U-17 AFCON After Comeback Win”
45-year old boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has arrived Nigeria ahead of his return to the ring in Dubai on 14 May 2022. He landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja in his $60 million private Jet in the evening of Sunday 08May22. This is only his second visit to Africa, following his 2014 trip toContinue reading “SPORTS: Floyd Mayweather Arrives Nigeria To Promote His Dubai Match”
Nigeria’s Favour Chukwuka Ofili has broken the country’s national record for the women’s 200 metre race, as she came first at the 2022 Tom Jones Memorial Classic in James G. Pressly Stadium, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The previous National Record of 22.04 seconds was set in 2018 by Blessing Okagbare. Ofili ran a blistering 21.96 secsContinue reading “SPORTS: 19 Year Old Breaks National 200m Sprint Record”
Benjamin, a boy from Makoko area of Lagos State in Nigeria, has been given a scholarship up to university level by a chess master from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. The scholarship was offered by the President of MIT Chess club, Tyrone Davis III. The news was broken by the Founder of ChessContinue reading “NAIJA STORIES 5: Makoko Boy Prodigy Gets Full Scholarship From US Chess Master”
DATE: Sat 26 March 2022EVENT: Chess in Slums InitiativeLOCATION: Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria has qualified for the 2022 AWCON, following the Super Falcons’ 1 – 0 win over the Lady Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire in Abidjan, on Wed 23 Feb 2022. The lone goal was scored by Esther Okoronkwo, two minutes to the end of the match, and has secured an aggregate 3-0 result for the 9-timeContinue reading “SPORTS: Nigeria’s Super Falcons Qualify For 2022 Africa Women’s Cup Of Nations”
Constable Mary Yetunde Aina aka Iron Abbey has won the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title belt. The Constable won the title during the international championship match against the United Kingdom’s Laura Pain at the City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London, on Friday 18 Feb 2022. Mary Yetunde Aina has aContinue reading “SPORTS: Nigerian Policewoman Wins WBF title”
32 year old Nigeria-born Israel Mobolaji Adesanya aka “The Last Stylebender” has defeated Robert Whittaker via unanimous decision at #UFC271 to retain the middleweight crown. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed-martial arts promotion in which a series of fights take place around the world, also known as fight nights.
Friday 12 February 1998: Julius Efosa Aghahowa (Nigerian former professional footballer striker known for his pace and his back-flips whenever he scored goals) was born in Benin City of Edo State, Nigeria.
Date: Saturday 12 Feb 2022Events: 10 Km Race, 42 Km RaceSponsor: Access Bank Plc 42 KM RACERace Start: @ 6 am, Front of National Stadium, Surulere-Lagos.Race End: @ 1pm, Eko Atlantic City, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island. 10 KM RACERace Start: @ 8am, Grace Garden Events Place, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Race End: @ 10Continue reading “SPORTS DIARY: Lagos City Marathon 12Feb22”