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Sports ministry, AFN meet over refund of IAAF’s $130,000

Less than three days to the expiration of deadline given to Nigeria by the International Associations Athletics Federation (IAAF) to return to $130,000 mistakenly paid to the Athletics Federation Nigeria (AFN), Nigeria may be banned from competing in major competitions across the globe.

DSS warns against breach of peace

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned aggrieved politicians to desist, forthwith, from plans to take laws into their hands or engage in acts capable of breaching the peace.

Revolution: DHQ warns agitators, orders law enforcement agencies to unravel promoters

The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, warned promoters of revolution against the Federal Government as contained in a document being circulated in the country to desist or face the wrath of the Nigerian military.
Sebastian Coe

IAAF may stop Team Nigeria from Olympics, African Games over ‘missing’ $134,000

World athletics ruling body IAAF may have put the machinery in motion to stop Nigerian athletes from participating in this year’s African Games in Morocco, the World Athletics Championships in Doha, as well as the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo following the country’s refusal to return the $134,000, which the IAAF mistakenly paid into AFN account two years ago.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: How military can achieve complete defeat of terrorism, insurgency

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, explained that for the Nigerian Military to completely defeat insurgency, terrorism, militancy and other criminal elements in the country, theatre and field commanders must strictly adhere to the joint operational structures.

IAAF World Relays: Relief as Team Nigeria heads to Japan

There was a relief in the camp of Team Nigeria heading to the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 in Japan after the contingent finally secured its visa to embark on the journey.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: No new salary scale for Armed Forces

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on Friday that a new salary structure had not been approved for the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).
Track & Field Athletics

86 athletes begin camping for Africa Athletics Championships

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Saturday says the 86 athletes listed for the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) championships are to resume camp on April 2.

Registration opens as Okpekpe road race gets date

Registration for the seventh edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race has been officially declared opened as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) have confirmed Saturday May 25 date for the first and only IAAF silver label road race in Nigeria nay West Africa.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Elections: DHQ warns politicians against unlawful conduct

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday warned politicians against engaging in unlawful behaviour and urged them to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law in today’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. This is...

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu resumes duty as new Defence spokesman

The new Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday assumed office at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.
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.
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
Solomon Ogba

Solomon Ogba: You can’t win election in Delta except you’re sports inclined

Former Sports Commissioner Solomon Ogba says any candidate who wishes to be elected governor in Delta state must be sports inclined
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

EFCC speaks on alleged N10 million donation from Abdullahi Ganduje

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described reports that it received a donation of N10 million from Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as a “false and deliberate attempt to malign the efforts of the commission in the fight against corruption.”

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.
Ondo State House of Assembly

New Ondo speaker promises better welfare for athletes

Better days may have come for athletes and officials of Ondo State, as the new Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olamide George, has promised to use his position to empower the youths, particularly sports men and women.
The athletes carrying placards in protest at how they are being treated by AFN

All Nigeria Championships: Athletes protest poor welfare

Some athletes participating in the All Nigeria Athletics Championships at Abuja National Stadium on Sunday protested against poor welfare.

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NEMA: 15,000 Nigerian women, children taking refuge in Niger Republic

Over 15,000 refugees from Sokoto and Zamfara States, mainly women and children, are currently taking refuge in some communities of Niger Republic, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing foreign airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

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Board promotes 18,954 immigration, civil defence, prisons and fire service personnel

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has promoted 18, 954 personnel of the four departments.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar calls for Lai Mohammed’s arrest

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed should be arrested for a breach of security and apologized to him and the PDP.

Federal government takes delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats for maritime security

The Federal Government said it has taken delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats, and other equipment needed to secure Nigerian waters.