Chairperson of the South West Athletics Association, Falilat Ogunkoya, says Friday's all secondary schools athletics meet at the Yaba College of Technology is one of the programmes lined up by the body to unearth future Olympians for the respective states in the South-West region and Nigeria in general. “The South-West zone is determined to give…
17 Jun 2021
Blessing Okagbare has set a new national record and is now three wins away from equalling Mary Onyali’s mark after racing to her eighth national 100 metres title on Thursday at the 2021 National Championships/Olympic Games trial in Lagos. The 32-year-old Olympics, World and Commonwealth Games medallist stormed to a 10.63 seconds national record to…
2 Mar 2020
They came from all walks of life, with varying agenda to the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, where the 2020 Police Games was flagged off at the weekend.
28 Feb 2020
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will monitor the proceedings at the 2020 Police Games in Anambra State with a view to harnessing the talents discovered at the competition, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has promised.
15 Feb 2020
Two weeks ago, the federal government announced the appointment of a new Football Ambassador for Nigeria. It did not come as a complete surprise because, somehow, I knew it was coming.
20 Dec 2019
One of Nigeria’s most famous athletics coaches, Tobias Igwe, also known as Toblow, is dead. According to family members, Coach Igwe died yesterday from effects of a devastating stroke he suffered recently.
24 Oct 2019
Embattled President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau has called for a board meeting of the federation, an action some members see as ‘desperate move’ to undermine the power of the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, who set up a probe panel three days ago to investigate the federation’s activities.
22 Oct 2019
After weeks of speculations, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare yesterday inaugurated an eight-man panel to investigate the poor performance of Team Nigeria at the recently concluded Doha 2019 World Athletics Championships.
11 Oct 2019
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.
14 Jun 2019
Although it does not translate to wealth, education, the world over, is seen as a means to a good end. Talented sportspersons are often acknowledged...
6 Apr 2019
In the early 1980s, down to the mid-90s, Nigerian athletes dominated sprint events, and were usually in the finals of the 100m...
24 Sep 2018
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has disclosed that it would return to schools in its bid to develop athletics at the grassroots level. The federation has also expressed interest to resuscitate the IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme in schools across the country. AFN President, Ibrahim Gusau said at the weekend that the federation was making conscious…