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Nigerian national athletics trial sets to go in Abuja

Ese Brume won the long jump at the All Nigeria Athletics trial last year

*Will this year’s trial better last year’s? By Olajide Fashikun Athletes, coaches and officials have arrived for the All Nigeria national athletics trials holding inside the main bowl of the Abuja stadium starting Thursday through Saturday. Over 100 athletes were seen sharpening their skills in readiness for the meet. Despite …

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Gadzama: Burning the bridge of friendship

Olajide Fashikun, Sports Observatory...athletics

*Only Gusau, Collins can re-contest on 12th July I had made strong efforts to resist replying my friend, Wadzani Gadzama Fidelis Tafida, but truth must be told. Like every athletics follower and buff may have read on his page on Facebook in recent days, he has quitted the Ibrahim Gusau …

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Athletics: Hameed Adio queries Appeals Committee’s decision

Athletics, Hameed Adio, a former athlete queries decision against him

*They had no petition against me at all Former Nigerian track and field international athlete, Hameed Adio have protested the decision of the Elections Petition /Appeals Committee to annul some elections into the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) held on 13th June, 2017 in Abuja. Adio, a member …

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We shall make AFN ungovernable if anything happens to Gusau Presidency

*Plans to bring Ogba from back door unacceptable By Olajide Fashikun Defenders of Nigerian Athletics, a new group that emerged from the blues in reaction to the purported sack of the 13th June elected President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Hon Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, have warned that they …

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Athletes will be centre of this AFN board – Sunday Adeleye

Mr Sunday Adeleye member of AFN Board...The Guardian lied

*AFN athlete Rep urges guided engagement with Board By Oluwole Francis Elected athlete representative on the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr Sunday Adeleye has called on his folks, both within and outside the country, to be rest assured that he would lead an open door policy …

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Athletics: Corruption must have informed Appeals committee decision – Olu Sule

Delegates at the Athletics Federation elections...re-run set now

*This injustice can only help kill our sport Former Nigerian long jumper and now an athletics coach, Olu Sule has bared his mind on the decisions of the Sports federation appeals/petitions committee which he titled, “My question is……” on his facebook page. The former champion asked different questions, viz: “why …

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TAFCAN: Gabriel Okon’s ambition tears coaches ranks

Gabriel Okon...one of the coaches in London

*He is not a coach, can’t lead us again *We don’t want him near our sport – athletes *Coach Adu Uruemu eyes the Secretary General position *Don’t mind them, they’re jealous of me – Okon By Olajide Fashikun Outgoing President of the Track and Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCAN), …

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NAWIS insists on Collins as its representative on AFN board

Lawlessness...where rules are no more sacrosanct. NAWIS protest

*Gloria Obajimi is not our representative *We won’t allow lawlessness in our sports administration Ruffled waters after the 13th June elections into the sports federation is refusing to settle with the new stance of the Nigerian Association of Women In Sports (NAWIS). The organisation say she is having unflinching support …

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Merit is our watchword in all our activities – Ibrahim Gusau

Nigeria athletics 4x400m Bronze team at the Bahamas relays...Ibrahim Gusau commends them

*No short cut to hardwork, success *We are athlete-centre, coaches-focused and Nigerian-driven By Olajide Fashikun Hon Ibrahim Gusau, the newly elected President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has revealed the cardinal principle of his administration as justice, fairplay and merit in all relationship that concerns athletes, coach, technical …

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It is time to restore our nation’s athletics prosperity – Ibrahim Gusau

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN)...Ibrahim Gusau takes the baton

*We shall create new structures of competitions Like President Barrack Obama once said, “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that Nigeria is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our athletics founders is alive in our time, who still questions …

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