Nigeria’s hope of salvaging a medal at the London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship came crashing once again yesterday, as the trio of Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Oluwatobiloba Amusan and Lindsay Lindley failed in their respective events.
Blessing Okagbare returns to the London Stadium in London on Friday to battle for one of the three medals on offer at the 2017 World Athletics Championships long jump event.
American sprinter Justin Gatlin has accused the media of sensationalizing his rivalry with eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
Botswana’s Isaac Makwala was on Tuesday refused entry to the London Stadium after earlier being withdrawn from the night’s 400m final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors, media reports on Wednesday.
Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for Monday’s women’s 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London.
Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui prevailed in a compelling east African duel with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola on the streets of London to win the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.
Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100 metres title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British press slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party.
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At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela’s southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.
Dutch police arrested a man Thursday in the country’s central broadcasting centre of Hilversum, after he took a woman hostage following a spat in a parking lot, a spokeswoman said.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has resumed talks with MTN Nigeria over the telco’s planned listing on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation, NWF, yesterday unveiled an eight-man team to the Senior World Wrestling Championship billed for Paris, France from August 20 to 26.
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Wednesday said the Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos had sentenced a 32-year-old man, Ismaila Mabodu, to six-month imprisonment for theft of 10 metres of armoured copper cable at a substation around the Nigerian Railway Corporation premises, Yaba.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Anti-Piracy Committee, charged with working out the modalities to tackle the piracy of creative works in the country.
BBC has included President Muhammadu Buhari in the category of five African presidents who have “an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home”.
The amount of money that the UK will pay the EU in compensation for country’s withdrawal from the bloc is unlikely to be determined before November, Brexit Secretary David Davis said Tuesday.
The Police in Borno said 16 persons were killed and 82 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
Amnesty International has condemned what it described as an alarming number of police killings of suspected drug dealers in Indonesia.