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There is no formal record of any sporting competition of the deaf prior to 1980. However, oral report shows that deaf people mostly in schools engage in sporting activities especially football prior to 1983. Between 1983 and 1985, the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youths in conjunction with JAYCEE organized competition for persons with disability including the deaf.

The government of Nigeria recognized the right of every individual to develop his/her sports talent to the fullest and henceforth bring about sports development in the country. With this opportunity, sports for persons with disabilities were sanctioned. The physical disabled (wheel chair), the hearing imipaired, the mentally challenged and the spinal cord injury. These persons with special needs sports were coordinated as a single sport- special sports with Special Sports Federation of Nigeria (SSFN) taking charge of its organization and administration. Thus, competitions were organized for special persons at the Nationa…


The arrival of missionaries and colonial administrators from Britain and America brought with it some sports and games to schools and to the police and army.
Important Dates to note 1918: Introduction of the first Physical Education (PE) syllabus. 1927: Revision of the Syllabus 1933: Introduction of the last colonial syllabus of Physical Training for Schools 1954: the 1933 syllabus was abolished and was replaced in 1955 by the Ministry of Education. 1956: Publication of the first indigenous PE syllabus for primary schools. PE was made compulsory by the Federal Government in all primary schools in Nigeria. 1960: Establishment of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (the first African University to commence undergraduate programme in HPE. 1977: Formulation of National Policy on Education (NPE) 1981, 1998: The second and third editions were published respectively. 2004: The fourth edition was necessitated by some policy innovations and was published. 2007: The fifth edition saw some new additional cha…


Feudalism is a system of land tenancy. It is developed as a result of integration of the Roman Empire, where individuals sought protection within the umbrella of the strong Lords or the nobles to form education which is upon to the children of the nobles namely: 1.Clergy education /priesthood 2.Knighthood In the clergy school, the clergy men are like pastors, they pursued an education that was religious and academic in nature. The youths were taught liberal scents but there was no form of organized physical education while chivalry education was physical, social and military in nature and offered opportunities for military training and participation in physical education activities. To the average boy, chivalry had much more appeal than the church.
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Gymnastics in Nigeria is as old as our culture. In different parts of Nigeria (Acrobatic) gymnastic are played days in days out, but it is more prominent in the former Mid-Western, Western region and the Eastern part Nigeria. In this part of Nigeria, gymnastics is incorporated into the traditional dances especially the igbabonelimi of the Ishans in Edo State. However, Olympic gymnastics did not start in Nigeria until the year 1974 when some Chinese coaches invited by the federal government on an exchange programme through the then national sport Commission under Major general Henry Adefowope (rtd). Sometimes in September 1974 the Chinese coaches visited some primary’s and secondary schools in lagos State to scout for talented young able bodied students between the ages of 9-12 years. About to hundred students were selected from the schools visited by the Chinese experts/coaches and were later assembled at the indoor sport hall of the National Stadium Surulere Lagos for training. After ab…

Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN)

The Badminton Federation of Nigeria is the national governing body that oversees and manages affairs related to the sport of badminton in Nigeria. The body is affiliated to the Badminton Confederation of Africa. It controls all badminton related activities across Nigeria. 

The president as at 2019 is Mr. Francis Orbih while the vice president is Mr. Mohammed Maina. The headquarters is located at the National Sports Commission, National Stadium. They organize local badminton competitions in Nigeria and also select athletes to represent the country at international competitions.

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Ademola, V. D (2019). Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN). Retrieved from

Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF)

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Nigeria. Its current headquarters is in Lagos. The NCF is Nigeria's representative at the International Cricket Council (ICC) and has been an associate member of that body since 2002. Nigeria used to be part of the West Africa Cricket Council, which was an ICC member in its own right. The NCF is also a member of the African Cricket Association.

In the 19th century, British colonial administrators first introduced and popularised the game of cricket in Nigeria. Nigeria's first international cricket match was against the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1904. The Nigeria Cricket Association (expatriates) and the Nigeria Cricket Association (indigenous) were formed in 1932 and 1933 respectively. In 1951, a joint board of control was inaugurated in Lagos with each association retaining its identity. 

Six years later, in 1957, both expatriate and indigenous bodies merged to form the Nigeria Cricke…

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN)

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Nigeria. It is a member of the Confederation of African Athletics and the International Association of Athletics Federations. 
It was founded as the Central Committee of the Amateur Athletic Association of Nigeria in 1944. The AFN is headquartered at the Nigeria National Stadium in Garki, Abuja. It organizes the annual AFN Golden League competition which is a domestic competition with a similar format to the now defunct IAAF Golden League. Its president has been Chief Solomon Ogba since 2009.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). Retrieved from

Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF)

The Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) is the governing body of field hockey in Nigeria. It is affiliated to IHF International Hockey Federation and AHF African Hockey Federation. The headquarter of NHF is in AbujaNigeria.

Patrick Ukah is the President of NHF and Chimezie Asiegbu is the Secretary General. FIH is a governing body, which is responsible for certifying a Hockey Field/Ground. Currently there are no FIH Certified Fields in Nigeria.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF). Retrieved from

Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN)

The Game of handball was introduced to Nigeria in the year 1972 by the National Sports Commission (NSC).In this same year, the Handball Association of Nigeria (HAN) was formed. This later became affiliated to the International Handball Federation (IHF). The Association in Nigeria is currentlyknownasHandballFederationofNigeria(HFN).

The current president of the Nigerian Handball Federation as at 2019 is Samuel O. Ocheho. The Secretary General is Mohammed H. Maigansanma.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN). Retrieved from

Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF)

Volleyball in Nigeria is organized by the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) is responsible for the administration and management of the Nigeria male and female volleyball team at all age categories. They organize the National Volleyball League which started in 2018, and the Division 2 of the National Volleyball League (inaugurated in 2019). The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) selects athletes to represent the country at various international competitions.

The current president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) is Engineer Musa Nimrod. And the General Secretary is Alhaji Maikano ADAMU as of 2019.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF). Retrieved from


Sports is an interesting area of study in many countries around the world today. It is no more news that sports is a multi billion dollars industry that provides millions of jobs to individuals around the world. Sports requires a lots of professionals to run it at various areas from the business angle, the legal area, the health and safety aspect, the fitness angle, the coaching area, the broadcasting angle, the administration and management, the psychology among others. These professional actually ensures the progress and development of sports in their respective areas. Sports is very broad and to study sports it is usually advised one specialise in one of the areas or at least have an area of interest. This will help an individual go through the right path to have a career in sports as a professional working in the industry. For example, if your area of interest is sports medicine, one would go through a totally different line from what a sports journalist would right from schoolin…


To a long period of time Nigeria have developed by tried and error. Many pioneers have helped devating of P.E system at all dated back to the ’90s, it is the advantaging giving help to human our nation. The following are pioneers of P.E in Nigeria. 1.Professor Mrs. Philomena Ikulayo 2.Isaac Akioye 3.Harding James Ekperigin 4.P.O Ajisafe 5.Professor Eniola Lasun
Professor Philomena Bolaji Ikulayo Professor Ikulayo was someone who moved all around physical education and sports generally. She made a research of the fundamental of recreation. She was someone that distinguished herself both academically and on the other sports issues. She could boast of fire academic qualifications/honours in having a Bachelor of Education Degree, a second class honour in July 1998, a Master’s in education in December 1978, a doctor of philosophy cited (education) in 1985 Bachelor of Law in 2000, and became a barrister at (LLB) Bwoari, Abuja, Nigeria in February 2003. She worked as a Coach of Bwenining and bad…


The motion of a mutual dependence between a sound mind and a healthy body persisted in Rome throughout the republican and imperial periods. Yet, the Romans were intent on making practical use of physical training, beyond its favorable impact on general healths. Roman political ambition incorporated physical education into a national program for military preparedness. Centering on boys and men, physical education focused on actives that build and maintained warriors.


1.The promotion and philosophy and P.E was handed over to us in Nigeria i.e. history was gotten from them. 2.Physical education for the development of all the individual bodies and so it was in others. 3.Development of P.E activities e.g. discus and javelin throw physical activities and more. 4.Sport competitions were also developed e.g. the pathelemics game for the Greek and Olympic is still present till date. 5.The establishment of sport institutes and place of competition they also exist for important festivals games celebrated at that time which are: a)The Olympic game (every 4years) b)Isthenian game c)Patheleria game d)Neas game
Each of these game was hosted for different reasons. The Olympic Games hold 4years was celebrated from write world. Piteous game is a type of sporting activities that the four grades of national athletics take part in which all the city state in Greek take part in The Olympic game which is from the grace and is the most celebrated of all the national festivals and…


By the 25thCentury, Athens democracy developed. The Athenians trades, industries and mines also developed. Athens city has 400,000 slaves and 84,000 citizens, however, all citizens participated in the ruling of the state. Everyone went to assembly, except women. Women were denied, social, political and educational rights as at that time. There were 3 systems of former education in Athens: -
1.1 - 5 years 2.6 – 14 years 3.15 – 18 years Note that the year 6 – 14 served as primary stage, then 15 – 28 served as secondary stage. 18 – 20 which were not mentioned happened to be state of primitive reading, writing and arithmetic, these 3 were the only subjects taught at that time. 1-5 years was a time of play. The Athenians great men like Uriad prime was in charge of 3rd stage which has 2years compulsory education were the young Athenians went to Ephtic College and training. The youths are organized by state, the young Athenians took an oath before commencing the supervision that were called sens…


Physical education as well as sport experienced a “golden age” in ancient Greece. The Greeks store for physical perfection, and this objective affected all phases of their life. It influenced the political and educational systems, sculpture and painting and force and the thinking and writings of that day. It was a unifying force in Greek life, playing a major part in national festivals and helping to build strong military establishments. No country in history has held physical education or sport in such high esteem as did ancient Greece.
PURPOSE OF GREEK FESTIVAL 1.Honour the gods and dead heroes 2.To serve their religious needs 3.For fun and enjoyment 4.To provide forum to treaty (a formal agreement between two or more states) among warring cities 5.For excellence in sport and games 6.For the settlement of disputes 7.To provide forum for the exchange of ideas
PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN ATHENS By the 25th Century, Athens democracy developed. The Athenians trades, industries and mines also d…