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Gbenga Omole: Making young boys become giants is my hobby

Otunba Gbenga Omole

*Nigeria is too blessed with stars Otunba Gbenga Omole must be one of the most effective grassroots football development promoters. Years by he had the Goldenwings33 FC inside the Ojo Cantonment barracks in Lagos where he singlehandedly funds the equipment and salaries of the coaches who prepare the boys. Like …

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Appeals committee worked against our sport – Taekwondo folks

Nigeria taekwondo team

*How Ministry ditches sponsor for Ashiru *Why we will not accept Ashiru Another letter detailing the scandalous decisions reached by the Abdulrasaq …Elections Appeals/Petitions committee is in our possession. This latest document, this time around in Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) showed the ugly trend and terrible quality of decisions of …

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Sabotage: How Sports ministry officials destroyed Nigerian athletics

Nigerian athletics...sabotage everywhere

*Nigeria to miss Bahamas after missing Kenya, Algeria *All of these on the anvil of election politics By Olajide Fashikun It is very sad but true that Nigeria has amassed the highest disgrace possible in athletics by missing two and will be adding the third event in the wake of …

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We renovate, build new sports facilities in Niger State – Governor

Hockey, Niger Flickers of Minna

*Congratulates Niger Flickers, national hockey champions Niger state Governor, Sani Bello, said plans were on ground to build new sporting facilities as well as renovate dilapidated ones in the state. Bello made the remarks while congratulating the defending champions, Niger Flickers on their victory at the just concluded Hockey Super …

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All Nigeria: Gusau commends athletes, coaches despite inhibitions

Hon Ibrahim Gusau AFN President...don't mind him, he is a minority, George declares

*We shall see the glorious days of our athletics By Olajide Fashikun Hon Ibrahim Gusau, the 13th June elected President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) who shall be standing for a re-run on the 20th July, has commended all the athletes, coaches and officials that made the last …

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4x100m: Civil Defence arrests seven teams in Abuja National Stadium

Nigerian athletics relay team...civil defence

*Customs too make arrests to win the 4x400m title By Olajide Fashikun In order to emerge the nation’s fastest quartet, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) had to arrest the other seven teams with a whole lot of finesse and hardwork. On the more tedious, Nigeria Customs doubled …

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Kwande gathers football house for brother’s wedding

Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande

By Olayinka Elebute Nigeria’s football fraternity will once again visit the ancient of Jos soonest. This time not for a Football game but for a wedding ceremony. Member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Honorable Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, is set to bring the fold to witness his younger brother Abdul –Nasser’s …

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Abkama club player dies in road accident

  *Insurance cover will be activated Nationwide League One (NLO) has been thrown into mourning as a result of a fatal accident involving Abkama Football Club of Borno state which claimed the life of a player, Umaru Musa Bature. Four other players are seriously injured. They are currently receiving treatment …

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Oyiki, Itanyi, Abijos motivate younger folks in their events

Orode Oyiki

*Nigerians praise these gestures Three former Nigerian international athletics prodigies have decided to support younger athletes in the various disciplines in which they competed in the ongoing Nigerian national trials in a very symbolic manner. In the 110m hurdles, former hurdler and lawyer, Orode Oyiki blazed the trail. Ogieriakhi Martins …

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Seye Ogunlewe is Nigeria’s fastest sprinter

Seye Ogunlewe

*Finals of the event holds Saturday Seye Ogunlewe has emerged the new Nigerian champion in the 100m where he posted 10.30s to beat a big stage of competitors. He edged out Obinna Metu of Nigerian Prisons who got 10.36s and made Harry Chukwudike of NSCDC to crack down with 10.44s. …

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