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Festival’s earlier postponements affected us – Kwara team

Isiaka Magaji, Head Coach of Kwara’s squash team which have won four medals at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, says they could have done better.

Nigerian boxer Adegbola knocks out opponent in 15 seconds [Video]

Ondo state boxer, Adedeji Adegbola, on Friday, knocked out his opponent, Oluwafemi Adetoye of Yobe state, in a record 15 seconds at the National Sports Festival in Benin.

Edo locks out officials of National Sports Festival

Edo State Government on Thursday afternoon made good its threat, as it shut down the office of the Main Organising Committee (MOC), of the ongoing National Sports Festival, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City.

National Sports Festival not shut down: Sports Minister Dare

Contrary to the threat by the local organizing committee of the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, to bring it to an abrupt close, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has said that the sports fiesta will go on as planned.

Delta athletes top the medals table at Sports Festival

Defending champions Delta maintained their lead on the medals table of the ongoing 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin on Wednesday, with hosts Edo slipping to third.

Updated: 7 athletes test positive for COVID-19 at Sports Festival

The number of athletes diagnosed with COVID-19 has jumped from two to seven as screening continued at the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

National Sports Festival: Yahaya Bello donates N40m

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has donated N40 million to support the hosting of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Edo.

Edo 2020: Two athletes test positive for Covid-19

There is palpable fear at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival, as two athletes have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Edo 2020: Obaseki receives festival torch amidst fanfare

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.

Team Oyo, Taraba disqualified from National Sports Festival

The contingents of Oyo and Taraba states have been disqualified from the National Sports Festival set to kick off today, Sunday in Edo State.

Sports Festival: Oyo, Taraba athletes barred over COVID-19

Officials and athletes from Oyo and Taraba states disqualified from participating in the National Sports Festival over Covid-19 test results.

Osinbajo to declare 20th National Sports Festival open

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is expected to declare the 20th National Sports Festival, tagged, Edo 2020, open on April 6, 2021.

426 Kaduna athletes, officials to be tested for COVID-19

Kaduna State Ministry of Sports said it will begin COVID-19 test for the 426 athletes and officials who will represent the state at the National Sports Festival in Edo.

Kogi athletes barred from Sports Festival over COVID-19 vaccine

Kogi athletes will not be allowed to participate in the National Sports Festival in Edo State because they are yet to be inoculated against COVID-19.

Edo to deploy 925 athletes, officials for Sports Festival

Edo state government on Monday said it would deploy 689 athletes and 236 officials for the 20th National Sports Festival.

National Sports Festival will go ahead in April: Sunday Dare

The 20th National Sports Festival billed for Edo State will go ahead as planned from April 2 to April 14, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare said.

National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Sports Minister agree on April 2 as new date

  By Jethro Ibileke/Benin The much belated National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Edo 2020’, has been scheduled to hold between April 2 and 14, 2021. The date was...

20th National Sports Festival to hold from Dec 3

The National Council on Sports has recommended Dec. 3 to Dec. 18 for hosting of National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020” which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elegbeleye hails postponement of 20th National Sports Festival

Gbenga Elegbeleye, a former Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), on Tuesday, commended organisers of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) for postponing the event following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Nigerian govt postpones National Sports Festival

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival due to Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Edo deploys scanners, infrared thermometers to screen athletes

With less than a week to the hosting of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, the Edo State capital, the state government said it will deploy five scanners and infrared thermometers to be stationed at the stadiums and the Benin Airport to check for high body temperature of athletes and spectators during the games.

Obaseki kicks off countdown to Edo 2020

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has flagged off the countdown to the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Benin, the State capital on Friday, 21st February, 2020.

Team Delta wins 19th National Sports Festival

Delta won the 4x400m mixed relay gold medal on the final day of the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja on Sunday to...

NSF: Ondo celebrates first gold medal

The General Manager of the Ondo State Sports Council (OSSC), Wande Fabuluje, has expressed joy as the state puts its name on the medals’ table at the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja.

Why states are not hosting National Sports Festival — Minister

The Nigeria's Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has identified misplacement of priorities as the reason states are unable to host the...

Ambode receives torch of Unity for 2019 National Sports Festival

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday received the Torch of Unity to herald the forthcoming 19th National Sports Festival coming up in Abuja next month, saying that sports remains a veritable tool to engender the unity and cohesion the nation actually needs.

National Sports Festival: Minister apologises for non-hosting in 6 years

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has apologised to Nigerians, especially  sportsmen and women over the ministry’s inability to host the National Sports Festival since 2012.

State solicits FG’s support for Sports Festival

Cross River Government on Sunday appealed to the Federal Government to assist it funds to enable it to host the National Sports Festival.

Uncertainty over sports festival affecting preparation- Para-athletics coach

A coach, Austin Chima, says the uncertainty over the staging of the 19th National Sports Festival in Calabar in November is disrupting preparations by...

No date fixed for 19th National Sports Festival

No date has yet been fixed for the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) which Cross River will host in Calabar, Tunde Kazeem, the Chairman,...

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