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Amosun Honours Ogun Paralympian

Ace Paralympian, Lateefat Tijani has been honoured by Ogun State Government and rewarded with a million naira cash for doing Nigeria proud by winning a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil Tijani was rewarded alongside her coach, Kemi Oyebola also from the state with the sum of N500 thousand. Governor Ibikunle Amosun who announced the cash reward …

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DELTA WINS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

-AS OGUN PICKS SECOND SPOT IN ILORIN Delta State have emerged champions of the 2nd National Youths Game in Ilorin, Kwara State with nine gold, seven silver and 10 bronze medals. The winners were closely followed by Ogun State in second position with eight gold 13 silver and five bronze medals while host Kwara finished third with a total medal …

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LACK OF SPONSORS WORRIES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION

 -AS LAGOS WINS UPBEAT U-12 SOUTH WEST TOURNEY IN ABEOKUTA Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria has expressed concern over lack of corporate sponsorship and poor attention from the federal government for to the game, even as Lagos State won a maiden U -12 South West Upbeat Gymnastic Championship over the weekend in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. Ondo and host Ogun State …

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Emoghvare Reveals Paralympians’ Strength

Still basking in the euphoria of an unprecedented medals’ haul at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, president of Paralympic Federation of Nigeria, Monday Emoghvare said the contingent did well because they are managed by people who know their day to day needs. The former Paralympic gold medallist in power lifting said the 8 gold, 2 silver ad 2 bronze …

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Tinubu Hails Top Sprinter Event

Lagos State Sports Council chairman, Deji Tinubu has showered praise on organisers of this year’s Top Sprinter Athletics meet billed for Teslim Balogun Stadium this weekend. He said the event, which is organised by Making of Champions Sports Group and is heading for its second annual outing, is a step in the right direction in the discovery and grooming of …

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ROWING, CANOE, SAILING TO DEBUT AT NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

President of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation, Admiral FBI Porbeni (Rtd) has revealed that the Federation will be making its debut at the forthcoming National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State holding 24th to 30th of September. Buoyed by the recent qualification of Jonathan Akinyemi for the Olympics and the recent performance of Chierika Ukogu at the Rio …

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Rio Olympics An Eye Opener – Oduduru

World Junior Championships silver medallist, Divine Oduduru, said that returning 7th in the 200m semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil was an eye opener for him. Oduduru, who had a personal best of 20.34 seconds in Rio, revealed in Lagos that he would win a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Japan. “My next move after the 2016 …

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Ekweremadu Salutes Paralympic Contingent

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, described the Nigerian contingent to the Rio Paralympics in Brazil as true heroes, whom he said gave their best to their fatherland. He said with 12 medals, including two gold medals, and some world record breaking performance, the team had not only put up its best performance ever by any Nigerian contingent to …

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Okpekpe Race Drugs Free – IAAF

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have labelled the fourth edition of bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race druiges free. The two bodies gave a clean bill for the last competition that held in Okpekpe, near Auchi, Edo State, a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting. …

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Nigeria’s Brain Drain Worries CAA

Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has raised eyebrows over the spate at which Nigeria is losing athletes to other countries and called for a review of rules governing transfer of allegiance to nations. Recently discovered Nigerian junior athletes represented Bahrain at the IAAF World Junior in Poland and Rio 2016 Olympics, but Malboum says it is …

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