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NADO: WADA must act now on Russia missing deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency should act now over Russia’s failure to meet a December 31 deadline to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, the National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO) said on Wednesday.
Chinese athletes

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

Chinese athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs will receive criminal punishments and jail terms from next year, as China cracks down on doping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, state media reported.
Cyprian Oyedele

Cyprian Oyedele: How I became a gold medalist

A high jump gold medalist at the 2018 ECOWAS region II championships, Cyprian Oyedele, says his journey into the event began from his parents’ backyard.
Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100 metres deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

National Sports Festival: 100 metres deaf gold winner plans to build personal house

Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100m deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Joseph Edafiadhe

Joseph Edafiadhe: My spirit has been revived after a long time

Joseph Edafiadhe, African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) long jump gold medallist says his spirit has been revived to once more prove his mettle in track and field events.
Abuja Marathon

Muazu Shehu, Deborah Pam win maiden national anti-corruption half marathon

Muazu Shehu and Deborah Pam emerge winners of the men and women categories of the 1st National Anti-Corruption Half Marathon held in Abuja
Sebastian Coe

Budapest wins 2023 IAAF World Championships hosting right

Budapest emerges as the host city of the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships
Cyclists

Abuja to host Cycling FCT in January

All is now set for Cycling FCT 2019 that will further create cycling infrastructure platforms, entrench cycling as a culture, a way of life that will change lifestyle and improve health in Nigeria, organisers say

Marathon: Abdullahi Ganduje donates N10 million to EFCC, ICPC, AFN

Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, has donated N10 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, in support of the National anti-corruption marathon.
Track & Field Athletics

NSF: Ekiti council warns athletes to stay away from drugs

The General Manager of Ekiti Sports Council, Ayodeji Samo, has warned the state contingent to the forthcoming National Sports Festival to keep away from illicit drugs.
Philip Shaibu

Edo government announces bid for 2020 National Sports Festival

The Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who made the announcement at a press conference in Edo Government House, Benin, said the state was poised to re-enact its prominence in sports.
Rosemary Chukwuma

Rosemary Chukwuma: 2020 Olympics my next target

Rosemary Chukwuma, a 100m Youth Olympics Gold medalist, says her focus after her achievement in the Youth Olympics is to participate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Rose Akusho

Rose Akusho wins 2018 Lagos Women Run

Ace distant runner and winner of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos Marathon, Rose Akusho, once again imposed her dominance in long distant race as she emerged Gold medalist in the Lagos Women run.
Usain Bolt has marked his first start for A-League side Central Coast Mariners with two goals against Macarthur South West in a preseason friendly.

Usain Bolt: I won’t quit football

Olympic sprinting great Usain Bolt will continue to pursue his dream of playing professional football despite his failure to reach a deal with Central Coast to play in Australian football’s A-League.

WAUG: 5,000 athletes arrive Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt came alive on Saturday as the 14th West Africa Universities Games began with 85 universities and 5,000 athletes participating.
Usian Bolt

Usian Bolt still optimistic over ‘opportunities’ after rejecting Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt hopes he will still get a chance to play professional football after expressing sadness things didn't work out with A-League club Central Coast Mariners.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Solomon Dalung: We will continue to prioritise athletes’ welfare

Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, on Thursday said the government would continue to priortise the welfare of athletes to sustain sports development in the country.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic

Heat could make Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon ‘deadly’ – doctors

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.

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Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto

Election: Senator Wamakko expresses joy over defections to APC in Sokoto

The leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto State who is also the immediate former Governor of the State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has expressed his happiness over the rate of defection to his party in Sokoto State as being witnessed since the commencement of the party campaign.
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APC chieftain tasks Igbos on President Buhari’s re-election bid

Chief Egwu Chima, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, has urged the Igbos to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria will hold a presidential election on April 18, the presidency said on Friday in a statement, but did not say whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would seek a fifth term in office.

Court remands barber in Kirikiri Prisons over alleged armed robbery

A 26-year-old barber, Muhammed Omele, who allegedly robbed a man of N800,000, while armed with gun, was on Friday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Governor El-Rufai urges Justice Onnoghen to resign

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has joined the push for Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen to step down.