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Julian Okoro: I want to rule the world

Julian Okoro, the winner of the female category of wheelchair race, 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, says her target is the number one spot in the global wheelchair race.
In spite of downpour in the early hours of Saturday, participants for the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon defied the rainfall to ensure they were not late for the race.

Runners, spectators defy rain for Lagos city marathon

In spite of downpour in the early hours of Saturday, participants for the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon defied the rainfall to ensure they were not late for the race.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, Yussuf Alli task sports writers at Access Lagos marathon seminar

The Media Seminar to herald the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon took place yesterday at the Sports Bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Omatseye Nesiama

Omatseye Nesiama promises hitch-free Access Bank Lagos City marathon

A retired Navy Commodore, Omatseye Nesiama, has promised a hitch-free outing during the forthcoming 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Feb. 2.
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35 Gold, 13 Silver label runners to feature at 2019 Access Bank Lagos City...

No fewer than 35 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze labelled runners have already registered to be part of the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 2.
Omatseye Nesiama

Omatseye Nesiama named security consultant for 4th Access Bank Lagos City marathon

Omatseye Nesiama, a retired Navy Commodore, has been appointed to oversee the security affairs of the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Feb. 2.
Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode lauds Lagos Access Bank Marathon

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, believes Nigerian athletes have the qualities to win the 2019 Lagos Access Bank Marathon.

Fadekemi Olude: I rebuke spirit of fear to overcome stage fright

A Commonwealth Games-bound athlete, Fadekemi Olude, who will feature in the race walk event, says she prays against the spirit of fear to suppress stage fright during competitions.

Minister Solomon Dalung redeems pledge to Nigerian marathon winners

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, on Monday, received the first Nigerian male and female marathoners to reach the finish line at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which took place in Lagos at the weekend.

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, leap to gold medal – coach

An Athletics Coach and Head, High Altitude Athletics Club, Jos, Stephen Nuhu, on Tuesday said that the just-concluded Access Bank Lagos City Marathon should be a step toward Nigeria clinching Marathon gold medals at the Olympics.

I’m not disappointed with Olamide’s Lagos Marathon performance – coach

Rauf Abass, the personal coach of Oluwaseun Olamide, the third-placed Nigerian woman at Saturday’s 42km race in Lagos, said on Monday he was not disappointed with her position.

Governor Ambode vows to get top class coaches to train Nigerian runners

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, said plans are afoot to invest in training of Nigerian athletes to compete with elite athletes all over the world for the grand prize of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Lagos Marathon: Wheelchair runner appeals to organisers to increase cash prize

Sefiu Ojeleye, winner of the 2017 Wheelchair event of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday appealed to the organisers to increase the prize money for the category.

AFN to leverage on Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to enhance athletes

The President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau, on Saturday said that the body would continue to leverage on the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to enhance long distance race athletes in the country.

Kenya marathoners dominate Access Bank Lagos marathon

As Kenya marathoners once again dominated the 3rd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, carting away the first three prices, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has promised to dislodge the elite runners from the medals table.

Lagos will commit more resources to develop long distance races – Governor Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday said that the state would commit more resources to promote distance race in the country.

Participants applaud Lagos City Marathon organisers

A Chinese long-distance runner, Mo Mo, has joined others in commending the organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, saying it was a well-packaged race.

Kenya-born French athlete Abraham Kiprotich wins Lagos City Marathon

Kenya-born French long-distance runner Abraham Kiprotich has emerged winner of the third Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

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The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

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Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.