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Adesokan sets new world record in Powerlifting

Adesokan sets new world record in Powerlifting

The Nigeria Para-power Lifting team today won its first gold medal at the ongoing International Paralympics Committee (IPC), Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai. Samuel Ekeoma, Technical Director of the Nigeria Para-Power lifting Federation, made the announcement in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Dubai. Ekeoma said that Yakubu Adesokan lifted […]

Surfing and Sailing Pioneer Dead At 80

Hobie Alter Is Dead

Hobart Alter, the man who revolutionized surfing and sailing with the first polyurethane surf boards and the small catamaran known as the Hobie Cat, died over the weekend at his home in Palm Desert, California at age 80, his family said. Although the cause of his death was not given, the Los Angeles Times said […]

Thumbs down for Jonathan over sack of Abdullahi

File photo: ex Sports minister, Bolaji Abdullahi presenting  the FIFA World  cup to President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan shocked journalists, other members of the Federal Executive Council and guests at the swearing in ceremony of new Ministers on Wednesday when he swore in a new minister for sports. Dr Tanumo Danagogo was announced as the new Minister of Sports by President Jonathan. There was no indication that Bolaji Abdullahi, the […]

NFF Plans Scouting Unit For Foreign Stars

Plans are afoot to set-up a unit within the NFF to scout and recruit foreign-born Nigerian football talent for the Super Eagles, an NFF official has told While blessed with an abundance of home-grown talent, the country has lost a good number of players born to Nigerian parents to other countries. The likes of […]

Pay Us Our Benefits; Retirees Appeal To Fashola

Some retirees of the Lagos State Sports Council on Thursday appealed to the state government to settle their retirement benefits, some five years leaving service . The spokesperson of the retirees, known simply as Kazeem, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN that the unpaid benefits had subjected them to untold hardships. The 64-year-old Kazeem, […]

Man dies watching Nigeria-Ivory Coast match

Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta An engineer with Nigeria’s Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA collapsed and died yesterday in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state, after Ivory Coast netted the equaliser in the Nigeria-Ivory Coast quarter-final match in the African Nations Cup tournament in South Africa. The man, identified as Owolabi Ismail had a sudden heart attack at […]

How Athletics Can Rise In Nigeria Again


When it comes to athletics in Nigeria, you are  a force to be reckoned with, how do you feel? It is something every man or woman desires, we all are specialists in our respective fields. Being an athletics coach that commands so much of respect is no mean feat so I’m always happy. Having spent […]

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