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Excitement As Sanwo-Olu Signs MOU With France To Earn Revenue From E-Sports

…French partners to set up hi-tech online gaming infrastructure in Lagos Lagos State Government and the Government of France, on Friday, sealed a bilateral partnership which lays the foundation for the development of e-sports in Nigeria. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and French ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Emmanuelle Blatmann, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling professional e-sports players in Lagos to ...

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4 Lessons From Serena Williams For Sportswomen In Africa

Serena Williams celebrates a win at her final professional tournament, the 2022 US Open. Frey/TPN/Getty Images Awino Okech, SOAS, University of London US icon Serena Williams, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, is retiring from professional tennis. Williams has won 23 grand slam singles titles, more than any other woman or man during the professional era, ...

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A Lucrative New African Football League Is Coming: The Pros And Cons

Zouhair El Moutaraji celebrates Morocco’s Wydad AC winning at the Caf Champions League in 2022. AFP via Getty Images Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University The Confederation for African Football (Caf) recently announced plans for a continent-wide Africa Super League. It will kick off with 24 clubs from 16 countries in August 2023. The new tournament will run annually from August until ...

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Superstars Sadio Mané And Mo Salah Eclipse African Football At Home

Sadio Mané (left) with Mohamed Salah in 2018 when both played for Liverpool. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas at Tyler Senegal’s Sadio Mané and Egypt’s Mo Salah are among 10 players nominated for the African Footballer of the Year prize at this year’s Caf Awards held by the Confederation of African Football in Rabat, Morocco. ...

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Ezenwanne Emerges President Of Para Powerlifting Federation

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Rotarian Chiemeka Charles Ezenwanne has been elected as the President of Para Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria. In a keenly contested election in Abuja on Friday, July 15, Chiemeka Ezenwanne overwhelmingly defeated all the other contestants with commanding support from across Nigeria. Ezenwanne has promised to take the sport of Para Powerlifting to a higher level in Nigeria ...

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The English Premier League Is Colonizing Nigeria All Over Again

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The English Premier League is the one and only colonial power ruling all over Nigeria today. The beautiful game of football being played in England has put Nigeria’s murky politics in the shade as a sidekick, a pathetic second fiddle. Manchester City Football Club won the league title on Sunday, pipping fit fighting Liverpool FC by a ...

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Breaking: Top Nigerian Sprinter, Okagbare, Banned For 10 Years

Top Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been slammed with a 10-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit. Nigerians were left in shock when the suspension of Okagbare was announced on the eve of the Women’s 100m semi-final race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After almost seven months of no verdict by the AIU, an outright ban has now been placed on Okagbare ...

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Ethiopian Nationals Win $60,000 First Prize In Lagos City Marathon

…Sanwo-Olu, Dr. Hamzat, Sports Minister, Edo Deputy Governor Take Part In Marathon At exactly 8:03am on Saturday, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu crossed the finish line of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, ceremonially becoming the first athlete to breast the final ribbon. Ethiopia’s runner, Ulfata Deresa, finished the 42-kilometre-long race 11 minutes after the Governor’s arrival and became the ...

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Stephen Keshi The Great

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was without question among Nigeria’s greatest ever football role models. He was Captain Fantastic of the Super Eagles and capped it all up with his success-laden mantle as the national team coach. In qualifying Nigeria for the 2014 World Cup and reaching the Second Round, he matched the achievements of Dutchman Clemens Westerhof ...

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