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Papa Massata Diack, the son of former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack, has denied corruption linked to the Russian doping scandal, saying he is too rich to bribe.

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack’s son denies Russian doping graft

Papa Massata Diack, the son of former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack, has denied corruption linked to the Russian doping scandal, saying he is too rich to bribe.
Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000.

Edo deputy governor adopts Nwokocha Nzubechi with $10,000

Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000 .
New world number one wrestler in the 57kg women category Odunayo Adekuruoye is relishing her latest success after emerging with another Gold medal triumph at the just concluded senior Africa wrestling championship in the Algerian capital city of Algiers which saw her moved up to number one in the world in her category.

Odunayo Adekuruoye relishes winning sixth African title

New world number one wrestler in the 57kg women category Odunayo Adekuruoye is relishing her latest success after emerging with another Gold medal triumph at the just concluded senior Africa wrestling championship in the Algerian capital city of Algiers which saw her moved up to number one in the world in her category.
Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.

Blessing Oborududu excited with milestone African dominance, targets more success

Undisputed Africa wrestling champion in the women 68kg category Nigeria’s Blessing Oburududu has expressed her delight after winning her 10th straight title at the just concluded Africa wrestling championship in Algiers, Algeria and in the process rising up further to world number 2 in the world wrestling ranking.

Edo 2020: Five mini-stadia ready for National Sports Festival – official

As the Edo State Government steps up preparation to host the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to commence from March 20, construction work has been completed on five mini stadia to be used for the games.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said this on Saturday, during the 5th edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Lagos government to put marathon on world sports calendar

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said this on Saturday, during the 5th edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
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Ese Brume soars to second in Torun Long Jump, sets new personal best

Former Commonwealth Games Long Jump queen, Ese Brume, made the most of her World Indoor Tour debut Saturday at the Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, leaping to a new 6.62m personal best to place second behind Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine (6.96m).
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended the outcome of the Lagos City Marathon exercise, describing it as an excellent event.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We want to put Lagos Access Bank Marathon on global calendar

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended the outcome of the Lagos City Marathon exercise, describing it as an excellent event.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, on Saturday fired the starter pistol of the 5th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon at the National Stadium.

General Buratai flags off 5th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, on Saturday fired the starter pistol of the 5th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon at the National Stadium.
The 2020 Lagos Marathon has continued to engender a healthy lifestyle for some Lagosians who believe, another reason to run the race was for health benefit, especially if one makes it a way of life.

Lagosians react to 2020 Lagos marathon race

The 2020 Lagos Marathon has continued to engender a healthy lifestyle for some Lagosians who believe, another reason to run the race was for health benefit, especially if one makes it a way of life.
A group of people have stormed the Lagos City Marathon finish line at Eko Atlantic, to protest the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles also known as Okada and Napep in some local government areas and expressways 1

#OccupyLagos protesters storm Eko Atlantic over Okada ban — in pictures

A group of people have stormed the Lagos City Marathon finish line at Eko Atlantic, to protest the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles also known as Okada and Napep in some local government areas and expressways in the state by the Lagos State government.
With a race record of 2hours & 10 mins, Kenyan runner David Barmasai Tumo has won the 5th edition of the Lagos City Marathon.

Lagos Marathon: Kenya’s David Barmasai wins with new record

Kenya’s David Barmasai Tumo has emerged the new champion of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, and he did so in style on Saturday winning in a time of 2.10.06 (unofficial time) in a race he dominated from start to finish.
Kenya’s Sharon Cherop emerged as the first female athlete to finish the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.

Kenyan emerges first female to finish Lagos City Marathon

Kenya’s Sharon Cherop emerged as the first female athlete to finish the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.
With a race record of 2hours & 10 mins, Kenyan runner David Barmasai Tumo has won the 5th edition of the Lagos City Marathon.

Kenyan runner wins 2020 Lagos City Marathon

With a race record of 2hours & 10 mins, Kenyan runner David Barmasai Tumo has won the 5th edition of the Lagos City Marathon.‬
President, Nigerian Para-Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Uboh, has resigned after hosting the Abuja 2020 Para-Powerlifting World championship.

Nigeria para-lifters federation president resigns

President, Nigerian Para-Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Uboh, has resigned after hosting the Abuja 2020 Para-Powerlifting World championship.
Athletes at the 2020 Lagos Marathon have commenced the race at the Onikan National Stadium, Surulere.

Lagos Marathon championed by Access Bank, kicks off

The marathon started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and is scheduled to end at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, a 42-kilometre stretch.
Athletes at the 2020 Lagos Marathon have commenced the race at the Onikan National Stadium, Surulere.

Lagos City Marathon: Athletes take off at National Stadium, Surulere

The 42km race commenced from National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, while the 10km race will start from Ikoyi link bridge by 10 am. Both races will finish at Eko Atlantic.
Joy Mayaki, Technical Director of the para powerlifting federation, has hailed the performance of team Nigeria at the 2020 para powerlifting world cup in Abuja, which also served as 2020 Paralympics qualifier.

Joy Mayaki: Tokyo Paralympics will be a success

Joy Mayaki, Technical Director of the para powerlifting federation, has hailed the performance of team Nigeria at the 2020 para powerlifting world cup in Abuja, which also served as 2020 Paralympics qualifier, emerging as overall winner’s with over 20 gold medals from over 10 categories.

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As part of it’s resolve to end the long-standing misunderstanding occasioning clashes between supporters of Katsina United and Kano Pillars, the League Management Company, LMC, on Thursday brought the two sides together towards working

LMC brokers peace between Kano Pillars and Katsina United

As part of it’s resolve to end the long-standing misunderstanding occasioning clashes between supporters of Katsina United and Kano Pillars, the League Management Company, LMC, on Thursday brought the two sides together towards working out a truce between regional rivals.
The ex-rebel leader Riek Machar, center, and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, left, at a news conference in Juba on Thursday. Peter Louis-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

South Sudan rebel leader sworn in as vice president

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar took the oath of office as First Vice President on Saturday formally rejoining the government.
Alexandre Lacazette has told Bukayo Saka to commit his future to the club, in a message on social media.

Alexandre Lacazette begs Bukayo Saka to commit future to Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette has told Bukayo Saka to commit his future to the club, in a message on social media.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC: Nigerians to enjoy hourly train services on Lagos-Ibadan route soon

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says Nigerians will soon enjoy hourly train services on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Victor Mbaoma: I’ve fulfilled part of my mission in Enyimba

Victor Mbaoma has told newsmen that he has fulfilled one of his essential objectives that influenced his decision to join Enyimba of Aba last year.