Eight Nigerian athletes-including four gold medallists from last year's All-Africa Games, have been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after testing positive for illegal substances, according to the country’s Sports Minister Solomon Dalung.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed to extend the agreement between the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) and Greensprings School aimed at promoting education in the country, seen as a key value of Olympism.
Nigeria were crowned 2015 African Under-23 champions after earning a narrow 2-1 victory over Algeria, while South Africa booked their place at Rio 2016 after beating hosts Senegal on penalties in Dakar.
Nigeria and Algeria secure places at Rio 2016 with semi-final wins at African Under-23 Championships
Nigeria and Algeria booked their places in the men’s Olympic football tournament at Rio 2016 after both teams recorded semi-final victories at the 2015 African Under-23 Championships in Dakar today.
Nigeria reach 2015 African Under-23 Championships semi-finals to boost Rio 2016 hopes but Egypt knocked out
Nigeria’s hopes of securing qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic men’s football tournament remain alive after the Beijing 2008 silver medallists reached the semi-finals of the 2015 African Under-23 Championships in Senegal.
South Africa close in on FIH Women's African Championships title after running riot against Tanzania
South Africa thrashed Tanzania 27-0 in Johannesburg to move within touching distance of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women's African Championships title.
Egypt’s men began life at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) African Championships with a thumping 22-0 win over Tanzania in Pool B in Johannesburg.
Senegal secured their 11th Women’s AfroBasket title and with it a place at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as they ended host nation Cameroon’s unbeaten run with an 81-66 victory in the final in Yaounde.
Ten-times champions Senegal ended Angola’s Women’s AfroBasket title defence with a slender 56-54 victory on a dramatic day at the event in Yaounde, Cameroon.
10-times champions Senegal reached their 13th consecutive Women’s AfroBasket semi-final as they cruised to a 57-38 victory over Mali in a low-scoring quarter-final contest in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Cameroon maintain 100 per cent group stage record with victory over South Africa at Women's AfroBasket
Host nation Cameroon maintained their unbeaten Women’s AfroBasket group stage record as they delighted the home crowd by beating South Africa 78-51 in Yaounde.
South Africa and Nigeria raced to team cycling time trial golds at the All-Africa Games in Brazzaville today.
Athletics Federation of Nigeria denies that track star Blessing Okagbare has been banned from Rio 2016
Nigerian athletics star Blessing Okagbare has not been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics, according to the country's Athletics Federation.
Blessing Okagbare has reportedly been banned from appearing at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by Nigeria following a row over her appearance at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich last week.
Nigeria were crowned as continental champions for the first time after beating Angola 74-65 to win this year's AfroBasket.