Nigeria wins gold, silver at Rio Paralympics

Team Nigeria athletes started their quest for glory at the ongoing Rio Paralympics on a brighter note winning two medals on Friday. Powerlifter Latifat Tijani won silver. She lifted 101 to smashed a Paralympic record which was short lived as China’s Dandan Hu set a new one of 102. Nigeria’s Roland Ezuruike has set a…

#StrictlyWeddingsWithAnu: How to Choose The Right Wedding Colours

So wedding colors right? Your color scheme for the wedding has the power to set the vibe – so choose wisely. Focusing on the color theme early on is important to ensure that everything else obtained for the wedding is well coordinated and suited to the wedding as a whole. The colors are completely up…

I am fed up with NFF job, says Siasia

The Chief Coach of the Nigeria U-23 Team Samson Siasia Coach of the National U-23 team, Samson Siasia is certainly not new to Nigerian football. His latest foray where he led the team to win Nigeria’s only medal at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympic Games was not the first time the former Super Eagles…

Siasia quits Nigeria football job

Samson Siasia Samson Siasia, who helped Nigeria to men’s football bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, says he no longer want to have anything to do with the game in the country. The Dream Team VI coach said in an interview that he no longer wanted to be involved in what he described as “a…

Officials yet to name Team Nigeria to Rio 2016 Paralympics

With just two weeks to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Nigeria Paralympics Committee (NPC) has yet to name the members of the Team to represent the country. The Games are slated for Sept. 7 to Sept. 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, the athletes for Para-powerlifting and para-athletics are currently camped in Abuja,…

Hajj: Cleric Says Wearing Gold Teeth Not For Glamour

Pilgrims embarking on the 2016 annual Hajj have been advised to seek piety and Allah’s forgiveness instead of wearing gold teeth for glamour when they reach Saudi Arabia. The Chief Imam of Uthman bn Affan Mosque, Malam Abubakar Yusuf, gave the advice on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

Japan to use e-waste for 2020 Olympic medals

Japan is exploring the feasibility of forging the Olympic 2020 medals using precious metals salvaged from electronic waste. Members of Japan’s Olympic organising committee tabled the idea to government officials and companies earlier this year, local media reports said. Olympic host cities have traditionally obtained the metal from mining firms. But Japan, which lacks its…

Hajj: Cleric Says Wearing Gold Teeth Not For Glamour

Pilgrims embarking on the 2016 annual Hajj have been advised to seek piety and Allah’s forgiveness instead of wearing gold teeth for glamour when they reach Saudi Arabia.The Chief Imam of Uthman bn Affan Mosque, Malam Abubakar Yusuf, gave the advice on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.Yusuf…

Olympic flag goes to Tokyo as Rio 2016 ends

The Rio Olympics ended on Sunday with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, ushering in the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana Stadium. Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade. “These were a marvellous…

#Rio2016 #Olympics Final Day Surprises, Joy And Fury

Dream Come True: The USA Win 15th Olympic Gold In Men’s Basketball The USA came close to doubling Serbia all game and finally finished with a 30-point lead to win 96-66. The gold medal is the 15th for the USA in men’s Olympic basketball. They also have one silver and two bronze medals. Durant Came…

Photos: Best of Rio 2016 Olympics in Pictures- Our Picks

Now that the Olympics is close to the end, it is a tradition to select images that will best represent the Ro 2016 games. Below is our list *NTA EDITOR NOTE: We got a little help from our friends(Vishnu Hari Dadhich, Leonardo Reda, et al) at Quora.com Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru with Usain Bolt, shortly after…

Nigeria Needs To Transform Its Sports – Amos Adamu

Amos Adamu, a former Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) has said that the country’s sports needs transformation and people with strong will and character to pilot its affairs. Adamu who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, blamed the scrapping of the NSC for…

Rio Olympics: Fans hail Dream Team VI for winning bronze medal

Dream Team Nigerians have hailed the national U-23 team, Dream Team VI, for consoling them with its 3-2 win over Hunduras to secure the football bronze medal of the ongoing Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. The U-23 team had won the men’s Olympic football gold medal 1996 in Atlanta, U.S. and took the silver at…

Rio Olympics: Fans Hail Dream Team VI For Winning Bronze Medal

Nigerians have hailed the national U-23 team, Dream Team VI, for consoling them with its 3-2 win over Hunduras to secure the football bronze medal of the ongoing Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the U-23 team had won the men’s Olympic football gold medal 1996 in Atlanta, U.S….