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Athletics: Naming and shaming the evils. Part 2

Leaking Parallax, Olajide Fashikun...Maina, Magu

*Exorcism starts from the day evil source is known This piece was published on Thursday 27th October 2011. It title then was: “scandals of sexual nature in Nigerian athletics.” Enjoy the full piece verbatim as published. “A female long jump champion was beaten by her boyfriend in Algeria during the …

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CAS suit: Yayock loses, to face criminal charges

Sports federation elections...Charles Musa Yayock loses

*For alleged forgery of documents in Lausanne Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) sitting in Lusanne has thrown out a suit filed by North West zone aspirant to the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Charles Musa Yayock, and his hidden sponsors. Defendants in the matter are the …

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Why Athletics does not deserve peace now

Olajide Fashikun, Sports Observatory...Weightlifting

*We either save or we bury our sport now. No option available Forgive me I have to write on this subject. I am also unapologetic for my positions and comments here. If not for athletics and sports I could not have become who I am. Therefore, I am very appreciative …

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AFN Board meeting holds in Abuja this morning

Hon Ibrahim Gusau AFN President...Vanguard denied by Toblow

*Despite media denial by Olamide George Tuesday night Multiple checks by www.gongnews.net about the purported cancellation or postponement of the board meeting of the much vilified Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will hold at 10:00am today in Abuja. As at the time we went to bed, eight of the members …

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Secretary General: AFN enters another tug of war

Solomon Dalung...waiting for Minister's explanation on this disaster

*Solomon Ogba still rustling feathers in AFN? By Olajide Fashikun Authoritative sources within the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have revealed to www.gongnews.net that there is a resumed tussle in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). This time around it centres on the administrative head of the AFN, Amaechi …

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IAAF wades into visa delay for Nigerian athletes

Jeniffer Edobi, Pateince Okon, Ugonna Ndu, Margaret Bamgbose...athletics, IAAF

  *Will the recalcitrant UK High Commission concede? *Ibrahim Gusau to attend first IAAF Congress By Olajide Fashikun World’s athletics governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is looking into the circumstances leading to the delay by the British High Commission in Nigeria in issuing entry visas to …

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Rosa Collins: Accept your defeat in good fate – Dalung

Solomon Dalung...waiting for Minister's explanation on this disaster

*We will not mind seeking legal damages if these lies persists Barrister Solomon Dalung has debunked claims by NAWIS representative on the Board of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Rosa Collins, that she was robbed of her presidential mandate describing it as falsehood and a ploy to mask her …

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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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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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