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Rio Olympics: Buhari orders immediate release of funds to Team Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate release of funds budgeted for Nigeria’s successful participation in the Rio Olympics in Brazil. President Buhari gave the order at the official handover of Team Nigeria to the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday. He said that the order became imperative given the […]

AFN names 25 females, 11 males for Rio Olympics

No fewer than 36 athletes have been selected by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to represent the country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Their names are in a statement by the AFN Technical Director, Omatseye Nesiama and made available on Wednesday in Lagos. The athletes, made up of 25 females and […]

Pistorius walks without his prosthetic leg in court to avoid jail

Oscar Pistorius shuffled without his prosthetic legs through a Pretoria court on Wednesday to demonstrate how vulnerable he is without his artificial limbs. The 29-year-old Paralympian gold medalist displayed it in an attempt by his defence team to avoid a long jail sentence for murder. The embattled athlete faces a minimum 15-year jail term for […]

Brazil Olympic: Extra-strong condoms for Australian team

Australia’s Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials said. Brazil has been the epicenter of the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which is blamed for birth defects in babies born to women infected with the virus. While condoms will be available in dispensing […]

Globacom Premier League: 3SC Declare War On Enyimba

The 3SC Football Club of Ibadan have declared total war on former Africa champions, Enyimba Football Club of Aba when both teams clash this evening in week 35 Globacom Premier League tie. Media officer of 3SC, Jubril Arowolo told P.M.NEWS Sports on telephone interview that Enyimba should not think of picking a draw in Ibadan, […]

Britain grants asylum to missing Cameroon Olympians

Cameroon boxers who vanished during London 2012 Olympic Games have been found living in Salvation Army homeless shelter in Sunderland. The pair, Thomas Essomba, 25, and Blaise Yepmou Mendouo, 28, disappeared from the Olympic Village during last year’s Games and are now training for the UK Championships. Mirror of London reports that two boxers from […]

West Ham Move To Britain’s Olympic Stadium

West Ham United football club are to become the main tenants of London’s Olympic Stadium, the BBC reported on Friday ahead of an official announcement expected later in the day. The long-term future of the £429 million ($648-million, 503-million-euro) venue in Stratford, east London, was supposed to have been decided before last year’s Games but […]



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