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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, emerging as overall winner’s with over 20 gold medals from over 10 categories.
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.
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.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says Nigerians will soon enjoy hourly train services on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line.
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.
A 43-year-old man, Akpotohwase Davidson, appeared before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court, Benin, for allegedly beating up a policeman.
Joe Aribo savoured the most important goal of his career as Rangers clinched a remarkable Europa League 3-2 win over Sporting Braga at the Ibrox Stadium on Thursday night.
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has said that his administration is currently making efforts to review and domesticate the National Teacher Education policy to enhance teachers’ welfare for better service delivery.
Anthony Omaka was elated after getting on the score sheet as Sunshine Stars ended the first round of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season with a 2-0 home win over FC Ifeanyiubah.
The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced probe on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the National Judicial Institute, the Delta State Judiciary and others over an alleged child trafficking and illegal adoption of children in Delta State.