National Sports Festival
Okowa rewards National Sports Festival stars with N403 million
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday paid out cash rewards worth more than N403 million to athletes, who won the 19th National Sports Festival, tagged Abuja 2018 for the state.
Okowa set to shower cash on victorious Team Delta
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has directed the state sports commission to prepare the athletes, coaches and backroom staff who won the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja for a ‘glorious’ reception.
Lagos dominates squash at National Sports Festival
Team Lagos dominated both men and women’s singles in squash racket event decided yesterday at the on-going 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja.In the men’s singles final, Lanre Abdulrahman, seeded number two, defeated fourth ranked Wale Amao...
Edo athletes, coaches complain of neglect, bloated contingent
As other states settle down to compete at the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival, which got underway at the weekend, Edo State is groaning under the weight of an over-bloated contingent.
National Sports Festival – Nigeria’s mini-Olympic games
A few days ago, the National Sports Festival began in Abuja. It happened without a whimper. On the opening day, the stadium was empty of spectators, the programs did not run smoothly, the lights in the stadium went out during the ceremony, and complaints dominated the entire opening ceremony. One day into the…
Confusion hits Team Edo as athletes protest over unpaid camp allowance
All may not be well in the camp of Team Edo as the 19th National Sports Festival began yesterday in Abuja.The Guardian learnt that athletes and officials of the state initially refused to embark on the journey to Abuja on Wednesday...
Team Ebonyi missing as 19th National Sports Festival begins
Except Ebonyi State, athletes from other states of the Federation are in Abuja for the 19th National Sports Festival, which starts...
Medals are of ‘Olympics standard,’ says Solomon Dalung
Sport Minister, Solomon Dalung has declared that the quality of medals prepared to be given to victorious athletes in the 19th National Sports Festival, which starts tomorrow, are of ‘Olympics standard.’ Though he was silent on where the medals were produced, Dalung insisted while responding to questions yesterday that, the medals produced for the festival…
Sports minister laments delay in fund release
The minister of youths and sports, Solomon Dalung, has denounced the late release of funds that would be used in hosting the National Sports Festival 2018 fixed to hold in Abuja. Dalung disclosed this during the National Sports Festival’s ‘Pre Scientific Congress’ in Abuja. The minister claims the ministry has been able to function despite…
Team Delta storms Abuja, construction work ongoing at National Stadium
Defending champions of the National Sports Festival, Team Delta, is expected to hit the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, today with a large contingent of over 800 athletes and officials.