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President Buhari at the event

President Buhari charges Team Nigeria to win clean medals

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigeria contingent to the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, to stay clear off performance-enhancing drugs, urging them to win only clean medals for the country.
Blessing Okagbare

IAAF Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare seeks second win in Birmingham, Tobiloba Amusan set to...

Former African sprint queen Blessing Okagbare will be seeking her second win at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmigham, United Kingdom on Sunday when the IAAF Diamond League train makes its 11th of scheduled 14 stops this year.
Ese Brume

Ese Brume wins 100m, Long Jump in Turkey trials

Nigeria’s Ese Brume set a new Personal Best time to win the 100m race at the Buyukler Sampiyonasi meet in Turkey.
Caster Semenya

IAAF hails ‘parity and clarity’ after Caster Semenya ruling

A Swiss court ruling that blocks South African Caster Semenya from defending her world 800m title in Doha in September creates much-needed “parity and clarity” in athletics, the sport’s governing body said Wednesday.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya to miss World Championships

South African athlete Caster Semenya will not be able to defend her 800m crown at the world championships in Doha later this year.

General Buratai: Why golf is important to Nigerian Army

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has said the game of golf is another form of military training, which could help the Nigerian Army personnel in tackling the current insecurity in Nigeria.
Dalilah Muhammad

Dalilah Muhammad smashes women’s 400 million hurdles world record

Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad smashed the longstanding women’s 400m hurdles world record here Sunday, clocking 52.20sec with a superb display at the US Track and Field Championships.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

AFN names Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru, 49 others for 2019 Africa Games

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released the final team list of athletes who will represent Nigeria at the 12th African Games taking place in Rabat, Morocco from the 19th to 31st of August 2019.
Some athletes compete during the maiden edition of Africa Cup-Track organized by Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), in Abuja

Team Nigeria dominates African Cup Track Cycling

Team Nigeria in day two of the African Cup Track Cycling has continued to dominate the Championship, winning 21 medals.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Odunayo Adekuoroye targets Africa Games, 2020 Olympic gold

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Kenyan runner banned eight years for second doping offence

Kenyan marathon runner Salome Biwott has been suspended for eight years after testing positive for a banned substance for the second time, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye defeated Tetyana Kit of Ukraine 10-0 in the final to win gold in the 57kg category at the ongoing Yasar Dogu Ranking Series event holding in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ranking series: Odunayo Adekuoroye wins gold, Blessing Oborududu bags bronze

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye, defeated Tetyana Kit of Ukraine 10-0 in the final to win gold in the 57kg category at the ongoing Yasar Dogu Ranking Series event holding in Istanbul, Turkey.
Vitaly Mutko

CAS cancels Olympic lifetime ban on former Russian deputy premier

The lifetime ban slammed by International Olympic Committee on the former Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has been overturned.
Cyclists

African Games: 24 cyclists begin camping in Gombe – CFN

No fewer than 24 cyclists are being camped in Gombe ahead of the 12th African Games slated for Rabat, Morocco, in August, newsmen report.
Philip Shaibu

African Games: Edo deputy governor charges Judokas to excel in Morocco

The deputy governor of Edo State, Phillip Shaibu, has urged the Judokas pencilled down for this year’s African Games in Morocco, to strive to win medals for Nigeria at the continental Games.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya: IAAF made me a human guinea pig

South Africa’s double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya on Tuesday accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as a “human guinea pig”.
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor

Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare wins women’s 100m in Rabat

On her 60th appearance in the Diamond League, Nigeria’s “Queen of Sprints Races” Blessing Okagbare won the Women 100m race at the Rabat Meet on Sunday in Morocco.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru is NCAA Male Athlete of the Year in US

Nigeria sprinter Divine Oduduru has emerged as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Male Athlete of the Year in the United States of America.

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Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: I can’t fail my country, I’ll fight on

Nelson Enwerem, the current Mr Nigeria, representing the country at the ongoing Mr World in the Philippines, says he will not disappoint his nation with support from citizens.
The Swearing-In of 35 commissioners of Lagos state is ongoing at the Adeyemi Bero hall, Alausa Ikeja. 7

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The Swearing-In of 35 commissioners of Lagos state is ongoing at the Adeyemi Bero hall, Alausa Ikeja.