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Chioma Ajunwa

Chioma Ajunwa wants foreign-based, elite athletes barred from national sports festival

Nigeria’s only individual gold medalist in Olympics athletics, Chioma Ajunwa, is of the opinion that allowing foreign-based athletes and elite athletes to participate in the National Sports Festival is a set back to grassroots sports development in Nigeria.
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,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
Head coach of Nigeria’s women wrestling team Purity Akuh says he is ‘confident’ his wards will once again exert their dominance on the continent at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships in Algiers, Algeria.

Nigeria coach confident of team’s dominance in women wrestling

Head coach of Nigeria’s women wrestling team Purity Akuh says he is ‘confident’ his wards will once again exert their dominance on the continent at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships in Algiers, Algeria.
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 unveils 2020 programme, ready for Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says all hands are on deck towards achieving a memorable outing at the Tokyo Olympics in July/August.
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation President, Daniel Igali has applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare for his timely financial intervention which ensured Team Nigeria participated at the recently-concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.

Wrestling: NWF names 15 athletes for 2020 African champ in Algiers

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has assembled a team of 15 athletes to fly the country’s flag at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships billed for Algiers,
Nine-time African champion Blessing Oborududu has moved up to a career high as the world number three in the women’s 68kg after her bronze medal feat at the just concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.

Blessing Oborududu climbs to career high in world ranking

Nine-time African champion Blessing Oborududu has moved up to a career high as the world number three in the women’s 68kg after her bronze medal feat at the just concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.
Daniel Igali, President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), has congratulated legendary sprint queen, Mary Onyali, on her appointment as Special Adviser to Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

Daniel Igali hopes for ‘better’ 2020 in Nigerian wrestling

After recording some groundbreaking achievements last year, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Hon. Daniel Igali is hopeful that 2020 will be even ‘better’ for the sport in the country.
Solomon Ogba

Solomon Ogba: $150,000 AFN scandal ruse

The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships held in Asaba, Delta State, Evangelist Solomon Ogba, has described as untrue that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) got $150, 000 from the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) for the event.
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,

Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

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, which remains unaccounted for.
Nigerian weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, is facing an eight-year ban after a second positive drug test.

Nigerian weightlifter faces eight-year ban

According to insidethegames, Amalaha’s samples showed traces of steroids, making her the third Nigerian woman to have twice tested positive in recent years.
The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed African champions – Nigeria and Egypt as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

ITTF confirms Nigeria, Egypt for Team World Cup

The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), has confirmed African champions – Nigeria and Egypt as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Stakeholders blast AFN over IAAF world championships list

Stakeholders in track and field have lambasted the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over list of athletes that will be donning the white and green colours of Nigeria at the IAAF World Championships which begins later this month in Doha, Qatar.
Six wrestlers (five female and one male) will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborududu, four others for World Championship

Six wrestlers (five female and one male) will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The duo of Raymond Ekewo and Itsheriki Ushoritse increased the country’s medal haul by winning gold and bronze medal respectively in the Men’s 100m final held at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, Rabat on Tuesday.

Africa Games: Raymond Ekevwo emerges Africa’s fastest man

The duo of Raymond Ekewo and Itsheriki Ushoritse increased the country’s medal haul by winning gold and bronze medal respectively in the Men’s 100m final held at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, Rabat on Tuesday.
Cameroon defender Augustine Ejangue has apologised to Toni Duggan after spitting on her in their 3-0 loss to England in Sunday's Round of 16 contest in Valenciennes.

WWC: Cameroon’s Augustine Ejangue regrets spitting on England’s Toni Duggan

Cameroon defender Augustine Ejangue has apologised to Toni Duggan after spitting on her in their 3-0 loss to England in Sunday's Round of 16 contest in Valenciennes.

Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts para-powerlifting championships

The competition has the backing of FrieslandCampina Wamco, makers of Peak milk, Heritage Bank, Total Nigeria Plc, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), AirFrance, KLM Airline, Ginklat Capsule, and the Lagos state government.
Rosemary Chukwuma

Rosemary Chukwuma: 2020 Olympics my next target

Rosemary Chukwuma, a 100m Youth Olympics Gold medalist, says her focus after her achievement in the Youth Olympics is to participate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

IAAF lists nominees for Male World Athlete of 2018 award

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday released a list of 10 nominees for the Male World Athlete of the Year award.

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Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

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Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

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Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
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Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

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Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

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