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Chioma Ajunwa Receives Another Police Promotion

Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games gold medallist ChiomaAjunwa has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police. Lagos State Command of Nigeria Police Force confirmed the promotion of the former long jumper, who defied all odds to become the first and only athlete in Nigeria to win an individual Olympic gold. The 47-year-old Ajunwa, who is also a former ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON Dubai Marathon winner Tumo, Omari join 2018 elite field

The number of gold labeled athletes eager to compete at the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, slated for February 10, keeps growing by the day. The latest runners to join the ranks include a past winner of the Dubai Marathon, Kenyan David Barnasai Tumo, and his compatriot Levy Matebo Omari who has a personal best of 2:07:18 hours. It’s ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Why Elite Runners Are Always In Front Cells-Alli

The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Yussuf Alli has clarified why some runners are placed in the front cell in marathons and road races. Alli said athletes’ pedigree and time in previous races determine where they are placed. “Insinuation that Kenyans, Ethiopians and other foreign nationals are favored at the detriment of Nigerians is completely untrue. ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Car Prize Extra Motivation To Win 10km Race – Sadjo

One of Nigeria’s foremost road race runners Sadjo Ismael is focused on winning the 10 kilometre race at the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon slated for February 10. Sadjo who won the Nanmig International 10 kilometre Road Race in far way China last month with a new personal best of 31.00 said winning in Lagos was now a big ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Rono, Masresha confirmed for Lagos

The list of world-class marathoners that will compete for medals and cash prizes at the February 10, 2018, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon keeps growing by the day. Kenyan Georgina Rono and Ethiopian Azalech Masresha are the latest to join the class of elite female runners. Rono, winner of the Eindhoven Marathon and other elite marathons has a personal best ...

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Ogba Predicts Best AYAC 2018 Hosting By Delta State

Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba says Delta State will beat its own record set in 2013 when it hosted the inaugural African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC). That edition was adjudged by local and international athletics aficionados as the best ever, but Ogba has assured sports fans that the ...

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AFN Face Athletes’ Protest Over Golden League Money

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) could face a revolt by athletes at next weekend’s  Golden League as some of the athletes are allegedly set to demand payments before taking part in the competition. The athletics season in Nigeria began on November 24 with the All-Comers Meet at the National Stadium in Abuja. The Golden League is used by the ...

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Aliyu Seeks To Lead Nigeria Athletics Coaches

The Track And Field Coaches Association Of Nigeria (TAFCAN) will on Thursday hold fresh elections in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. One of the top candidates in Thursday’s TAFCAN polls is Assistant Superintendent (ASP), Solomon Aliyu who is seeking to be the President of the coaches’ body. Aliyu who specializes in the Sprints and Hurdles said he is eyeing the ...

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TOTI Prima Lands Nigeria with Fun Lotto Brand

Nigerians are set to give their dreams a wing to fly and win as TOTI Prima, a new lottery company led by experienced lottery operators, recently unveiled a dynamic lotto brand in Nigeria. The lotto brand was unveiled at a colourful and impressive ceremony that took place last Sunday at the prestigious Lagos Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event ...

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Obaseki lauds organisers of Okpekpe Race on Silver Label Status

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended organisers of the annual 10km Okpekpe International Race for their new status as an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Silver Label event. The governor said the elevation acknowledges the standard and relevance of the race in promoting sports development. In a statement, the governor, who expressed excitement over the ...

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