No participation in African Games, no Olympics, Adesola warns athletes
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Olusade Adesola has told athletes to consider their inclusion in the team to the 12th African Games holding in Morocco as ‘a great privilege.’
We want our athletes to build cathedrals, says Adesola
Olusade Adesola currently occupies a unique position in Nigerian sports. In the absence of a sports minister, Adesola, as the permanent secretary in the ministry, is saddled with the responsibility of managing the sector and ensuring the country....
Nigeria ready for Morocco 2019 African Games, says Adesola
Nigerian athletes are ready to compete against their peers from across the continent when the Africa Games begin in Morocco, the Ministry of Sports has disclosed.
AFN board member Rosa Collins breaks silence on ‘missing’ IAAF $130,000
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Rosa Collins has accused the sports ministry of trying to block investigations into how the $130,000 erroneously sent to Nigeria by World Athletics governing body, IAAF two years ago was spent.
Peak Milk lifts para-powerlifters with wheelchair accessible bus
Friesland Campina WAMCO, manufacturers of Peak Milk brand, recently hosted the Unstoppables, a team of para-powerlifters, as a mark of honour for their landmark performance at the just held World Para-powerlifting Competition in Lagos, where Team Nigeria came out tops. The team won a total of 42 medals (20 Gold, 15 Silver and 7 Bronze)…
Para-Powerlifting Federation gets Peak’s wheelchair-accessible bus
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, makers of Peak Milk on Tuesday donated a new mobility bus with wheelchair access to the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation. The donation at the company’s headquarters in Lagos was in fulfillment of its recent promise to the Para-powerlifters. The International Paralympic Committee-approved mobility bus seats 12 people and 15 wheel chairs. This…
Team Nigeria departs for Buenos Aires with 17 athletes
The 17 athletes chosen to represent Team Nigeria in seven sports at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina departed for Buenos Aires yesterday hopeful of winning medals to enhance their chances of graduating into the main Olympics in 2020. Team Nigeria will feature in athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing, golf, table tennis and wrestling at…
Adesola cautions athletes on dangers in banned drugs
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Olusade Adesola has charged athletes and officials billed to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina to play free and clean of doping. Addressing the athletes and coaches, who have been training in an Abuja camp in preparation for the Youth Olympic Games, which…