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Milo Basketball Championship Begins

 The 18th Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championships got underway Tuesday, February 23 with the state preliminary matches, which are billed to round-off this Friday, February 26. This was disclosed by Nestle Nigeria Plc managing director and chief executive, Dhanersh Gordhon, who said: “This year’s championship will involve 9,000 secondary schools across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT …

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Universities Gather To Honour Adeboye

 -Competition Starts Monday At Redemption Camp Activities marking the 74th birthday of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) general-overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye will enter another exciting phase on Monday, February 29, when a sports competition among universities commences in his honour. Over 300 students from 16 Nigerian universities are expected to invade RCCG’s Redemption Camp, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to participate …

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Lagos Win Inaugural FOYSSTON Cup

Lagos State beat Ekiti 3-2 on penalties to lift the maiden Fountain Youth Sports Club Soccer Tournament (FOYSSTON) last week Thursday, in a hard fought contest at Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. A total of 32 players was short-listed for the next phase of the exercise after the tournament, which was staged to fish out hidden talents that will don the jerseys …

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Lagos NYSC Target DG Cup Glory

-Coach Saheed Sounds Confident, Talks Tough -Team Battle AS Racines Wednesday At Agege National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Lagos State football team coach, Sodia Saheed has declared that he and his players are highly prepared for the forthcoming annual Director Generals Soccer Competition, tagged DG Cup. Saheed, who will line his wards out this Wednesday against AS Racines of Lagos …

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Popoola Lauds Jubilee Life Tournament

Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) general-secretary, Tunde Popoola has applauded the idea behind the recent Jubilee-Life Mortgage Bank Sports Tournament organised by the sports committee of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The organizers say Jubilee Life 2016 helped to further promote peace and unity in the country, with Popoola adding that it was another opportunity for Nigeria to assess talents …

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Ijebu-Ode Hosts Primary Schools Games

-Ogun State Pupils’ Competition Starts Next Wednesday -Afuape Tasks Sports Masters To Discover Hidden talents The fourth edition of Ogun State Primary Schools Sport Competition commences next week Wednesday, February 24 at Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode and is billed to end Saturday, February 27. Ahead of the competition, Ogun State Government has tasked National Association of Primary School Games …

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GTBank/Ogun Principals Cup Season 4 Begins

-Schools Warned Over Use Of Mercenaries Ogun State Government has vowed to sanction any secondary school caught using mercenaries for the forthcoming season four of the Guaranty Trust Bank Principal Cup competition, asking the participating schools to always stick to the tournament’s rules by fielding only authentic pupils registered with them as players. The state’s youth and sports commissioner, Mr …

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Accolades Trail Go-Round/SWAN Athletics

-Port Harcourt Local Government Area Finish Tops -Godgift Wealth, Gershon Omubo Best Individuals -Bro Felix Obuah Promises More In Second Edition The maiden edition of Go-Round/Rivers SWAN Secondary School Athletics Championships came to a close last Thursday at Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, with about 552 students from all 23 Local Government Areas of the state in attendance. Nine athletics …

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Tinubu: How To Stop Age-cheats

Lagos State Sports Commission chairman, Deji Tinubu has come out with an emphatic declaration that enhanced support of grassroots football and adequate organisation of competitions at the community level will go a long way in solving the menace of age-cheating in Nigerian sports. Tinubu made this assertion at the unveiling of the seventh edition of GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup …

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Lead City Explain Sports Investments

Officials of Lead City High School, Ibadan have disclosed that they know the importance of having high-standard sports facilities in learning environments, hence their decision to invest in such for their institution. This was made known by Lead City High School CEO, Chief (Mrs.) Taiwo Owoeye during the commissioning of sports facilities at the school’s premises in Jericho area of …

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