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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Access Bank Lagos City marathon organisers unveil $20,000 bonus

Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have announced a $20,000 bonus for world-class performances at the 2020 edition of the race.
Former Queen of the tracks and special adviser to the minister of sports, Mary Onyali Omagbemi, has called on the sports ministry to ensure they adequately make sure the camp and take good care of athletes so that they can attain a podium finish in Tokyo next year.

Olympic Games: Mary Onyali calls for adequate support for athletes

Former Queen of the tracks and special adviser to the minister of sports, Mary Onyali Omagbemi, has called on the sports ministry to ensure they adequately make sure the camp and take good care of athletes so that they can attain a podium finish in Tokyo next year.
Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Lagos city marathon: Organisers insist on registration fees

The General Manager for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, on Monday said that the management has not changed their stance on the earlier announced registration fees for interested participants for the 2020 edition.

Governor Okowa: Asaba airport ready to receive big aircrafts

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday said with the upgrade of the runway of the Asaba International Airport to meet international standard, large airplanes can now land in Asaba as the AZMAN AA 5N-AIS made its maiden flight into the airport.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Ibrahim Gusau to face AFN probe panel Wednesday over corruption allegations

Embattled and suspended president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has been given Wednesday, December 18, 2019, to appear before the panel set up by the federation investigating allegations of financial impropriety, misapplication of funds and breaches of the AFN constitution against him.
The duo of Sadjo Ismael of Cross Rivers State and Rose Akusho of Plateau State have emerged the champions in the male and female category of the first edition of the Ikogosi 10 km race which took place on Saturday in Ekiti State.

Sadjo Ismael, Rose Akusho win Ikogosi 10km race

The duo of Sdjo Ismael of Cross Rivers State and Rose Akusho of Plateau State have emerged the champions in the male and female category of the first edition of the Ikogosi 10 km race which took place on Saturday in Ekiti State.
Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru looks set to become the first Nigerian athlete to win the Bowerman Award, the USA collegiate track & field’s highest honour when the winner is announced next week.

Divine Oduduru set to become first Nigerian to win the Bowerman award

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru looks set to become the first Nigerian athlete to win the Bowerman Award, the USA collegiate track & field’s highest honour when the winner is announced next week.

2,000 runners for maiden Ikogosi Marathon

No fewer than 2,000 runners, including 30 elite athletes have confirmed their participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed.
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2,000 runners expected at first Ikogosi Marathon

No fewer than 2,000 runners, including 30 elite athletes, have confirmed participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed, even as Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has assured participants in the race of adequate security and conducive environment for a hitch-free competition.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN inaugurates committee to investigate board

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Monday inaugurated a six man committee to investigate the activities of the board.
Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, embattled President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN has said the federation will work diligently to unravel all corrupt practices.

AFN: Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau vows to unravel corrupt practices

Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, embattled President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, has said the federation will work diligently to unravel all corrupt practices.

WADA meet with Russia’s sporting fate in their hands

Russia will discover Monday whether they will be banished from sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, for four years when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crunch meeting in Lausanne.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN crisis: Association declares ‘autonomy’ from sports’ ministry

Some AFN board members, led by the embattled president of the association, Shehu Gusau, are now on a collision course with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development who they accused of interference.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Suspended Ibrahim Gusau dismisses authenticity of Olamide George-led AFN board

Suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Gusau, has dismissed the authenticity of the newly formed board of the AFN led by Olamide George.
Newly appointed President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olamide George who emerged as President from Tuesday’s emergency AFN board meeting has promised a new dawn in Nigerian Athletics and also emphasized that administration of the sports of Athletics will be an inclusive one.

New AFN president promises new dawn for Nigerian Athletics

Newly appointed President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olamide George who emerged as President from Tuesday’s emergency AFN board meeting has promised a new dawn in Nigerian Athletics and also emphasized that administration of the sports of Athletics will be an inclusive one.
The Secretary General of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr Lamine Faty, is in Nigeria purely on routine inspection of the High Performance Centre in Port Harcourt and not because of development in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

Report: CAA chief Lamine Faty not in Nigeria for AFN congress

The Secretary General of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr Lamine Faty, is in Nigeria purely on routine inspection of the High Performance Centre in Port Harcourt and not because of development in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

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