Tag: olympics

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 4, 2017

Nigerian historic Bobsled Team features on Ellen Degeneres Show (WATCH)

The Nigerian Bobsled team who pushed through, shocking the world to qualify for the winter Olympics were featured on America’s ...

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ItunuoluwaJuly 11, 2017

Trump says he is working hard to get the Olympics hosted by the U.S

President Donald Trump tweeted his plans to bring the Olympics to the United States, with Los Angeles as the host ...

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RoqeebahJanuary 25, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 25th of January

Read the full stories and analyses here now!

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Isime EseneJanuary 7, 2017

PROFILE: Is Solomon Dalung the worst minister ever liveth?

by Wilfred Okiche After securing a historic mandate, President Muhammadu Buhari finally named his ministers in October of 2015, completing ...

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RoqeebahDecember 25, 2016

YNaija’s 12 days of Christmas: The paralympics team

In a lot of ways, 2016 has been a very stressful year. Hopefully, it hasn’t been as stressful for you ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 12, 2016

Nigeria will no longer prepare late for Olympics – Dalung

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, says the era of late preparation for the Olympics is over. Dalung ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 16, 2016

Reuben Abati: Nigeria and the Rio Paralympics

Whoever came up with the aphorism that “like attracts like” deserves a special place in the Guinness Book of World ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 14, 2016

Nigeria’s laudable performance at the Paralympics

Nigeria has been attending the Summer Paralympics since 1992, making this their 7th time at the multi sport event set ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 13, 2016

Opinion: As bold, confident and resilient as a Nigerian, as rude as Jamaicans

by Simon Utsu I did a write-up yesterday where I castigated the arrogance that oozed out of a popular Chinese newspaper’s ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 31, 2016

Rio Olympics: Buhari appreciative of Nigeria’s performance – Dalung

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari was appreciative of the performance ...

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AzeezAugust 30, 2016

‘I am not the problem of Nigerian sports’ – Dalung

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung on Tuesday said he is not the problem of sports in Nigeria. He said ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 29, 2016

NFF should pay me every kobo they owe me – Siasia

Olympic bronze medal winning coach Samson Siasia has demanded that he be paid every kobo he is being owed by ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 26, 2016

Opinion: These are the heroes of 2016 Rio Olympics

by Lolade Ajekigbe The 2016 Rio Olympics have come and gone, but like any other sporting event or tournament it has ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 23, 2016

Opinion: The wobbling giant called Nigeria

by Aduratomi Bolade For some curious reason, we have become used to low or at best average performance. Nigeria has become ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 22, 2016

#RioOlympics: Brazil plans to transform Olympic Village after the games

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has come to an end after two weeks of intense competitions smeared ...

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Isime EseneAugust 22, 2016

Nigeria’s Winner and Losers at the #RioOlympics – A quick roundup

by Tolu Omoyeni The curtains have been drawn on Rio 2016 today and it’s been a roller-coaster two weeks of ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 22, 2016

#RioOlympics: Team USA makes it a double in basketball [See medal table]

America’s basketball team clinched gold in both the male and female events in Rio 2016. The female team trashed Spain ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 21, 2016

Recap: All the important things that happened for Nigeria at the #RioOlympics

As the Rio Olympics comes to an end today, Nigeria’s participation has been, to put it mildly, dramatic. All summed ...

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YWriterAugust 21, 2016

This Japanese man that is just ‘dashing’ our athletes money – 5 things we found out about him

by Tolu Omoyeni More interesting than the news of the Nigerian Dream Team winning their first medal (bronze) at the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 21, 2016

#RioOlympics: Neymar leads Brazil to its first Olymics football gold

Barcelona superstar and Brazilian captain Neymar led Brazil to its first ever Olympics victory in the football event. Before the ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 20, 2016

The top 10 stories that made headlines this week

These are the top news headlines this week. 1. Disengaged Immigration officers camp outside Aso Rock Disgruntled officers of the Nigerian ...

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AzeezAugust 20, 2016

#RioOlympics: Not even cancer can stop this athlete from competing…

There have been so many shockers and unusual events at this year’s Olympics at Rio Janeiro, Brazil. It was first ...

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Isime EseneAugust 20, 2016

The BBC is a doing a good job of embarrassing us – and we roundly deserve it

by Roqeebah Olaoniye It’s really exhausting to continue being fixated on the “whys” and “hows” of where we currently find ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 19, 2016

#RioOlympics: We deserved to lose against Germany – Siasia, Mikel

Coach of the National Under-23 team Samson Siasia and captain Mikel Obi have said that Nigeria did not deserve to win ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 19, 2016

#RioOlympics: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in the men’s 200m athletics event. Bolt who ran a time of 19.78 seconds ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 17, 2016

#RioOlympics: Germany beats Nigeria 2 – 0 to reach finals

Germany beat Nigeria 2-0 in the semi final of the football event of the Rio Olympics and will now face ...

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Tamilore OshodiAugust 17, 2016

PODCAST: 7 graduates get scholarship awards from Tompolo + other good news from Nigeria in the past week

We bring the newest edition of #GoodVibesOnly, a podcast designed to lift your spirits and give you hope for the ...

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AzeezAugust 17, 2016

#RioOlympics2016: China wins women table tennis as Nigeria’s medal hopes slimmer

Chinese trio, X.X Li, S.W Liu, and Ning Ding on Tuesday put up a classic performance, defeating the German team ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 17, 2016

#RioOlympics: Boxer, Efe Ajagba crashes out in quarterfinals

Nigeria’s only boxer at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics Efe Ajagba has crashed out of the Games. The 22-year-old who was ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 17, 2016

#RioOlympics: Okagbare crashes out of 200m

Blessing Okagbare on Wednesday missed out on qualifying for the women’s 200m final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Okagbare, clocked 22.69secs ...

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