Team Delta wins Eko 2012 as cash rain awaits them

TEAM Delta has emerged winner of the 18th National Sports Festival, Eko 2012 which ended on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, amid pomp and ceremony. Delta amassed 116 gold, 97 silver and 75 bronze medals to dethrone Team Rivers which finished second with 76 gold, 71 silver and 71 bronze medals while the […]

Eko 2012 Festival: Rivers leads on medals table

By MONICA IHEAKAM at Teslim Balogun stadium Barely two days after the commencement of the 18th National Sports Festival, Rivers State is already blazing the trail with 3 gold medals and 1 silver as Oyo State in the second place with 1 gold, 2 silver medals. Delta state is third on the table as at […]

National Stadium in ruins as festival begins

,NOVEMBER 27, 2012 BY ’TANA AIYEJINA 30 COMMENTS As the opening ceremony of the 18th National Sports Festival begins on Tuesday (today) in Lagos, it is shocking to note that the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, venue of field events, has not been given a facelift by the organisers and officials of the […]

Missing N38m: NFF yet to query NPL (Check their personal bank accounts)

The Nigeria Premier League board has denied that they have been queried by the Nigeria Football Federation over the alleged missing N38m from the television broadcast rights of the league. The NPL Secretary Mr. Tunji Babalola who spoke with The PUNCH on the telephone on Thursday said that everything known so far on the matter […]

You want President Jonathan to fail, Adokiye accuses NSC

By Onochie Anibeze Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka, former Green Eagles winger and one time Attorney-General of Rivers State has accused the National Sports Commission of plotting the failure of Mr. President to “right the wrongs in sports administration in Nigeria.” Adokiye Adokiye’s accusation was sparked off by the invitation of the commission to him to attend […]

Imoke promises best-ever World Mountain Championships

Cross River state Governor,senator Liyel Imoke says his state is ready to organise the best-ever world mountain running championships that will serve as benchmark for future championships. Imoke made this pledge following the award of the hosting right to Obudu Ranch Resort for the 30th World Mountain Running Association Championship which will hold in 2014. […]

Anozie wins gold No.6 for Nigeria

September 6, 2012  by Kazeem Busari 18 Comments Powerlifter Grace Anozie added yet another gold to Nigeria’s growing haulage at the London 2012 Paralympics after beating seven other contestants in the women’s +82.5kg class at the ExCel centre on Wednesday. Team Nigeria is still 12th in the medals ranking with six gold, five silver and […]

Olympics, Secession or Electricity-All Na Wash – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson | Jos, Nigeria | August 20, 2012 – “A good fortune may forebode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune…”  – Anonymous. In local parlance there is a word called ‘wash’. It actually has a relationship with some of its original dictionary meaning, especially in informal terms. […]

Lessons from the 2012 London Olympics & the Assange Affair – By Prof Emmanuel O. Esiemokhai

By Prof Emmanuel O. Esiemokhai | Abuja, Nigeria | August 19, 2012 – The success of the 2012 London Olympics is ineluctably linked with good organisation and the application of human intelligence at the highest level. There is evidence that there is no end to the ingenuity of men and women. Under favourable conditions, the […]

‘Imo marathon’ defrauds Nigerian Olympian, European athletes

BY BEN EFE Fraudsters parading themselves as Imo State government officials have conned former Nigerian Olympian, Gloria Alozie and a score of European athletes into parting with their money, in the name of participating in a phantom Imo Marathon. Alozie who won a 100m hurdles silver for Nigeria at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, disclosed […]

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