Zika Virus: Don’t come to Rio 2016 pregnant, Brazilian govt warns

Jaques Wagner, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s chief of staff, says it must be explained to athletes and spectators coming to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that there is “zero risk” from the Zika virus if they are not a pregnant woman. Wagner was quoted by Reuters after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared […]

Okagbare to join Team Nigeria in Congo

Okagbare to join Team Nigeria in Congo   Okagbare   advertisement      Yakmut assures athletes of Presidential reward, as last batch departs       THE last batch of Team Nigeria for the on-going All Africa Games in Congo left Abuja yesterday, with assurance by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) that sprinter, Blessing […]

Okagbare opts out of All Africa Games

Her absence won’t affect us in Congo, says AFN   THOSE hoping to see African and Commonwealth track queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, return to action after fumbling at the just concluded IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, may have to wait a bit longer.   The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) confirmed yesterday that Okagbare would […]

Okagbare failed to bless Nigeria in IAAF World Championships

IAAF World Championships: Okagbare fails to bless Nigeria • Finishes last in 100m women final BY GEORGE ALUO The saying in local parlance that “Warri no dey come last” was yesterday rubbished in far away Beijing, China where Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare finished last in the final of the 100m women event of the on going […]

Track star, blessing Okagbare slams Jonathan for unauthorized use of image in campaign

  Blessing Okagbare Reigning African queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare has denounced the use of her image and footage by a body said to be working for President Goodluck Jonathan who is also the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, without seeking her consent. An advertorial by GoodHouse Nigeria tagged GEJ Okagbare, which she said […]

Breaking News: Nigeria’s Okagbare wins women’s 100m Gold medal in Commonwealth games

GLASGOW (AFP) – Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare won women’s 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Okagbare, who won long jump silver and 200m bronze at the 2013 world championships, clocked a Games record of 10.85sec. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare celebrates winning the women’s 100m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in […]

Blessing Okagbare Wins Another Medal

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare came third final the 200 metres women final at the World Athletics Championships won by Jamaica’s 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who looked to be in better shape than she was last year when finishing a well-beaten second in the Olympic final. The 26-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who regained her 100m title on Monday, […]

I’m not scared of Okagbare – Fraser-Pryce

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has stated that she is unperturbed by the threat posed by Nigeria’s Blessing Okagabre in the women 100m at the IAAF World Championships starting Saturday in Moscow, Russia. Okagbare emerged as potential champion in Moscow when she ran 10.79 seconds at the London Anniversary Games in July. She beat the two-time […]

32 Countries to storm Warri for Athletics championships

Over 421 athletes from 32 countries have so far confirmed their participation at the maiden African Athletics Youth Championships billed for March 27-31 in Warri, Delta State. The Championships are open to athletes who are under-17 as at this year. Confederation of Africa Athletics CAA confirmed Nigeria as the hosts last year, at its congress […]

Rehabilitation begins at National Stadium, Abuja

Comprehensive rehabilitation of the main pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja has begun. Work on the stadium began last week, with the contractors who built the stadium Julius Berger Plc, being in charge of the rehabilitation effort. The Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Bolaji Abdullahi, had assured Nigerians in December […]

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