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Transgender Women Banned From Another Sport and This Time it’s Chess!

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has taken a step that's raising eyebrows and sparking discussions. FIDE has announced a temporary ban on transgender women participating in women's chess events. While…

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Why sports should be prioritised in brand marketing

Sports sponsorship, especially when it involves just the athlete, is another form of influencer marketing. It offers more benefits, interesting variety and, it is regarded as a powerful form of…

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Togo shuts churches, mosques as Covid-19 cases climb | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Togo shuts churches, mosques as Covid-19 cases climb Togo’s authorities has ordered all locations of…

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From Entertainment, Media, Advocacy to Business | Here’s the #YNaijaPowerList2020 [FULL LIST]

Editors Note: A young-world revolution is unfolding before our eyes, rupturing the idea that only experience can change the world. Increasingly, young people are participating actively in all aspects of…

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The YNaija Cover – Sports Special

A bright and entertaining friendly at Singapore's National Stadium ended all square as Brazil and Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw. The Super Eagles took the lead against the run of play…

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How one man’s actions shook the entire sport’s world

The movement against bigotry and racism took a whole new turn with the inauguration of US president,  Donald Trump on January 20, 2017. His strong opinions on illegal immigrants and…

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Here’s the full #YNaijaPowerList2018

Genevieve Nnaji, Chris Ogunlowo, Maraji, Tony Nwulu, Falana have been unveiled as some of the most influential personalities in the 2018 edition of the #YNaijaPowerList - a roll call of…

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Ahmed Musa, Seni Saraki, Evelyn Akhator… see the #YNaijaPowerList2018 for Sports

For the seventh consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age of 40 who are getting things done in the sporting…

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Mourinho under fire for Manchester United’s woes

It’s been a rough patch for the Red Devils and all fingers are pointing to the coaching staff, Jose Mourinho to be precise. The award-winning manager has come under fire,…

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Tiger Woods’ PGA victory is the comeback we’ve all been waiting for

Well... you can say Tiger Woods is back. It’s been five years since we witnessed Tiger Woods win a tournament, but that spell was broken this Sunday as fans of golf…

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With Anthony Joshua and Povetkin both having good records, who wins the fight today?

On September 22, 2018 (today), 28-year-old, British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua faces off against 38-year-old, Soviet boxer, Alexander Povetkin in front of ninety thousand spectators at Wembley stadium, for a world…

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Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF president

Reigning president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick on Thursday was re-elected as chairman for a second term in an election that held in Kastina. Mr. Muhammed Sani…

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#WorldCup2018 Profile: Salah, Suarez and Cavani are the key men in Group A

Generally, there is less excitement about Group A of the upcoming World Cup in Russia as attention will be focused on the so-called groups of death. However, with careful observation it…

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Battle for relegation survival heats up as Week 37 draws near

The battle for the 3 positions in the Barclays premier league intensify as West Ham, Hudderfield City, Swansea, Southampton and Stoke move into the weekend in a bid to salvage…

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Is it end of the road for Arsene Wenger?

In the space of five days, Arsenal suffered a 3 nil loss twice to Manchester City. The first defeat came at the Carabao Cup final with a shambolic performance from…

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#WorldCupDraw: These are the countries Nigeria is likely to face ahead of tonight’s draw

The draw for the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will hold on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin. This event which is part…

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Opinion: How to make Nigerian football attractive in a digital age

by Temitope Adigun Several years ago, most Nigerians were strangers to the advancing age of digitalization, especially that of the online; doubting their viability in a nation coupled with lack…

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Anthony Joshua (of course he’s Nigerian), Seni Saraki, Lucy Ejike… see the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Sports

by Wilfred Okiche For the sixth consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age of 40 who are getting things done…

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Catch the Money Fight live on DStv Premium

The greatest fight in history is here! The world boxing champion, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jnr and the World mixed martial arts champion Connor “The Notorious” McGregor will clash on SuperSport…

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ESPN removes sports broadcaster who has the same name as Confederate general

by Wareez Odunayo   After the white supremacist violent rally in Charlottesville, U.S. based global cable and satellite sports television channel, ESPN has removed announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting University…

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Neymar’s destiny-changing transfer deal; Man up, Amir Khan; Usain Bolt | Here are last week’s winners and losers

Last week definitely had its share of political and pop culture drama but we liked that the news cycle was spiced up with events from the world of sports. Here…

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Understanding the intricacies of Neymar’s €222m world record transfer deal

by Wareez Odunayo The news of Brazilian forward's, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly called Neymar world record transfer has been everywhere. Two weeks ago, the footballing world's attention was…

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5 reasons to engage in sporting activities

There’s a common trait to most successful people today — they take part in some sort of sporting activity. Today’s generation is much obsessed with looking great and healthy; as…

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Ololade Ajekigbe: Anthony Joshua- Once a prophet without honour

Familiarity breeds contempt. We tend to despise and underrate that which is readily available to us. This is the summary of the history of new world heavy weight champion Anthony…

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FG congratulates World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua

by Dolapo Adelana The Federal Government has congratulated British professional boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, who recently defeated Ukranian Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified World Heavyweight Champion.…

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Just In: John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season

by Dolapo Adelana Chelsea Football Club has announced that its captain, John Terry, will depart Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. In a statement on its website Monday,…

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Ahmed Musa considering legal action over asssault allegations

by Dolapo Adelana Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa is set to take up legal action over reports that he was arrested for beating up his wife on her birthday. Musa who…

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Ex-Super Eagle’s striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni leaves Coventry City after playing only 3 games

by Dolapo Adelana Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has terminated his contract with Coventry City after featuring for the side thrice. "The 34-year initially joined on a deal until…

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2026 World Cup: FIFA proposes 9 slots for Africa in new 48-team competition

by Dolapo Adelana Nine African countries may get the opportunity to represent at the 2026 edition of the FIFA World cup, the football governing body announced Thursday. The Bureau of the…

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“Wonderboy Hamilton was a perfect gentleman…” | NFF mourns ex-Eagles coach

by Dolapo Adelana The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday paid glowing tributes to former Nigeria player and coach, Paul Hamilton, who died in Lagos after a protracted illness. Dr. Sanusi…

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