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 […]

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 […]

Shut up or risk letter from my lawyers, Siasia threatens Odemwingie

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