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20 JUNIOR PARA-POWERLIFTERS TO FEATURE AT THE WORLD SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Nigeria will feature 20 junior para powerlifters in the World Senior Para Powerlifting championships in Lagos in January, an official of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF) has said. Ruel Ishaku, Vice-President of NPPF, says the federation was working to...

KANE , WWE SUPERSTAR WINS MAYOR OF KNOX COUNTRY TENNESSEE

Glenn Jacobs, more commonly known by his in-ring moniker Kane, won the elections on Friday to become the next mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. The Big Red Monster, who has been part of the WWE industry for over two decades,...

ENUGU STATE INAUGURATES BOARD OF TRADITIONAL WRESTLING

The Enugu State Government has inaugurated its board for traditional wrestling to ensure the sport’s growth. The Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Joseph Udedi, who inaugurated the board on Tuesday urged the members to do all within their powers to...

WWE LEGEND ‘BIG VAN VADER ’ DIES AT 63

WWE legend Jeon White, better known by his in-ring moniker Big Van Vader, passed away Monday night at the age of 63. The wrestler, who came into the limelights in the 1990s in WCW, had undergone heart surgery earlier...

WORLD CUP FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF DICKSON WRESTLING TOURNEY

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation has postponed the 2018 Governor Dickson National Wrestling Classics earlier scheduled to hold from June 24 to 30. In a statement on Tuesday, the NWF said the competition was postponed because of the ongoing 2018 World...

OBURUDUDU JOINS HER TEAMMATES IN AMERICA

Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu (68kg) has arrived in New York to join her teammates for the “Beat The Streets Invitational Wrestling Tournament’’ beginning on May 17. Oborududu was unable to travel on Sunday with her teammates due to visa problems. She joined...

WRESTLING – ADEKUOROYE , OBORUDUDU SET TO FEATURE IN US INVITATIONAL

Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Blessing Oborududu, Odunayo Adekuoroye and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Aminat Adeniyi will represent the country  at the U.S. Invitational Wrestling Championship on May 16. Ahmed Abdullahi, Secretary, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), who made this known on Thursday in...

Commonwealth games wrestlers commend Gov. Dickson over rewards

Welson Ebikewenimo, 2018 Commonwealth bronze medalist, and gold medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye, have commended Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for hosting and rewarding Team Nigeria Wrestlers in Yenegoa. The wrestlers expressed appreciation for the governor’s kind gesture. Ebikewenimo, who won silver...

NIGERIAN WRESTLERS FOR FRANCE ,USA INVITATIONAL

After their impressive outing at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia, the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has been invited by their French counterparts to be part of a- one -day test-match that will see wrestlers from both countries...

WRESTLING – NIGERIA TO PRESENT THE ONLY AFRICAN REFEREE IN GOLD COAST

The Chairman of Nigeria Wrestling Referees Association, Yusuf Usman, will be the only African referee to officiate in the wrestling events of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The Games will begin on April 4 and end on...

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