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Breaking: FG Makes U-Turn, Lifts Suspension On Nigeria’s Basketball Teams

Breaking: FG Makes U-Turn, Lifts Suspension On Nigeria’s Basketball Teams

The Federal Government has announced the reinstatement of Nigeria into international basketball following a letter of appeal dated June 17, 2022, from the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) board signed by Musa Kida and addressed to the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

Addressing the media in Abuja on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, said intervention by concerned stakeholders, former Nigerian international basketball players and well-meaning Nigerians to seek solutions to the issues triggered the decision.


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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May approved the withdrawal of Nigeria from all international basketball competitions.


Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, who confirmed the development had said the suspension will last for two years.


He had said the development would allow the government to concentrate on efforts to revamp the sport.


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  • chris 2 years ago

    Too Late!

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    With due respect, our sports minister is an incompetent fool.

    Our people say you dont throw your child into the lions den simply because he exhibits teenage exuberance. You shouldn’t drink hot soup in a haste while its still on fire just because its aroma is enticing, because your tongue and taste buds will be too burnt to feel its real taste by the time it tempers down after cooking.

    People who take decisions when triggered by the rush of blood into their head are never fit to hold leadership positions.

    Sunday Dare has singlehandedly destroyed the hopes and aspirations of an entire nation for 2022. We are missing out in 2 world cups this year thanks to him.

    What a sports minister….?!

  • Coache 2 years ago

    THAT minister is so clever. He needed to solve a puzzle and he did intelligently. The only man who could boldly say OUR PLAYERS ARE PLAYING IN WORLD CLASS TEAMS AND should not be trained by a QUACK. YOU SUPPORTED THE GAFFER I AM REFERRING TO DR DREY. GOOD MORNING

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      Hahahaha…and after supervising the removal of the said quack gaffer and replacing in with supposedly “better options” according to him, your football tumbled down immediately to its worst state in 40 years…….LMAOoooo. So who is the real quack now….??

      Because of the senselessness and draconian decision making of one man, both Nigeria’s football and basketball teams will not be participating in World cups this years…..LMAooo. Once again who is the real quack now….????

      What a quack…..sorry….clever sports Minister. Everything he touches seems to turn to rust…..LMAooo. Even a stadium Dangote spent hard earned millions to repair turned to a salah ram auction ground within 3 months under his care.


      The little successes we have managed to achieve in our sports in the last for years are down to individual efforts of more competent line managers who have avoid being sunk by Sunday Dare and his cluelessness against all odds…..LMAOooo

  • Why destroy the hope of young innocent girls who wanted to give it all for their country. At times some of our leaders allow greed and prejudice to take control of them.
    Pity the players and i hope its still possible to take part in the FIBA world tournament.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    The ministry doesn’t want to shoulder the Bills of the team to the mundial that is why they initiated that move and only to got back on it after FIBA axing. If not I challenge them to make an official appeal to FIBA for reinstatement of our teams to fight for what they worked for. It is shall be well….

  • This goes to show how wicked our leaders can be. Just imagine after they have succeeded in depriving Dtigress the opportunity to play at the world cup, they are lifting the ban.Who is fooling who?
    It shall not be well with all who are involved in this satanic act.
    I believe it was their payback ,for D’tigress, to have raised alarm over their monies they were trying to convert to theirs.
    The players are the ones actually affected in this whole drama, heartless people.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    So cutting off the head is not a good cure for headache?
    Ah, we are finally learning a thing or two. Ok now, unu well done ooo.
    Nothing wey gateman no go see for gate!

  • Nigeria i hail oo wounders shall never end how come basically things are still problematic to nigeria and again we should learn to appreciate respect those who are willing to sacrifice to bring glory to nigeria no matter what FG youth and sports minister i hail thy for ur manipulations keep on.

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