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Kulu-Akinyemi Tasks Female Athletes On Self-belief

Director in the ministry of youth and sports, Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi has tasked female athletes to hold a high sense of self-belief in their talent and abilities. In a down-to-earth charge to female sports participants to put an end to situations in which they are intimidated, Kulu-Akinyemi said they should have a sense of belonging and focus for what they want. …

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Nilayo Fix Date For Abuja, Abeokuta Marathons

Nigeria’s foremost Marathon and Road Races organizing company, Nilayo Sports Management Company on Tuesday announced dates for the maiden editions of the Abuja City International Marathon as well as the Abeokuta City International Marathon. The patent holder for the two races, Nilayo Sports Management Company announced that the Abuja City International Marathon will be taking place on October 13th, 2019 …

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Nigerian Athletes Must Get Busy – Abdullahi

Former minister of sports, Bolaji Abdullahi has come out with a verdict that the only way Nigeria can return to glory days in international athletics is if the country’s track and field stars get busy on the global terrain. Abdullahi, who recently expressed an intent to run as governor of Kwara State, stated in an interview with sports247.ng that the …

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Ebewele Gets Backing For Sports Commission Post

Athletes from Edo State have made a plea for the appointment of former commissioner for sports and ex-athlete, Brown Ebewele (Juju Man) as director-general of the state’s sports commission. Information reaching sports247.ng also indicates that the athletes want Ebewele to oversee revival of sports in the state, then also charged their coaches, officials and administrators to commence preparations for this …

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Coal City Half Marathon Holds On Novermber 24

Novermber 24 has been set out as the date for the much-expected Coal City International Half Marathon in Enugu, ahead of which organisers say extensive arragements are already being made. Enugu State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Honourable Joseph Udedi said a total of 1,500 athletes will participate in the race, which is set for its maiden edition. Udedi further …

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Ajunwa, Egbunike, Odizor Set For Alaafin’s Honour

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has revealed that he plans to host two ex-athletes, Innocent Egbunike and Chioma Ajunwa as well as Nigerian tennis legend, Nduka Odizor in his palace. Oba Adeyemi disclosed this when he received a delegation of Nigeria Sports Development Fund Inc (NSDFI), led by their director general, Olajide Fashikun and executive director (technical), …

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Lagos Media Marathon: Udo-Obong Hails Initiative

Olympic Gold Medalist, Enefiok Udo-Obong has commended the Lagos State arm of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ for their vision to hold the first Lagos Media Marathon. Speaking in Lagos ahead of the December 1 race, Udo-Obong opined that it was a welcome development to see journalists take on an active role in a marathon event and not just …

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Lamine Diack Hit With Fresh Charge In France

French authorities have charged former IAAF president, Lamine Diack for allegedly favouring his son in negotiations over sponsorship and TV rights for the world athletics governing body. Diack was head of the governing body of global athletics from 1999 until his arrest in France in 2015. He was charged at the time with taking millions of dollars to cover up …

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Okpekpe race organisers hail new Ecobank MD

–On his appointment as chief executive of the Pan African bank Pamodzi Sports Marketing,organisers of the trail blazing IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race have congratulated Mr Patrick Akinwuntan on his elevation to the post of managing director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited. In a congratulatory message signed by Mr Mike Itemuagbor,promoter of the first ever IAAF label road …

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Okagbare Takes Stock Of Critical Season

Nigeria’s queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare is taking stock of what many observers have tagged a very underwhelming season for her, and the former African sprints champion says she aims to do better in the next dispensation. In her review of a year she failed to make any huge impression at both the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia …

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