Saturday, 10th June 2023


9 Dec 2022
Delta State has won a total of six gold medals, while Lagos picked three to dominate day two of weightlifting events of the festival. Team Delta claimed all the three gold medals in 49kg women, as well as 67kg men categories, while Lagos took all three gold medals in 55kg men category. In the 49kg…
23 Jun 2022
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, yesterday, disclosed that the country’s team to the forthcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will begin camping on July 9.
19 Dec 2021
Managing Director, Hassino Group Building Nigeria Limited, Hassan Saddiq, has urged other corporate bodies to invest in weightlifting to enhance the development of the sport in the country.
11 Dec 2021
Boxing and weightlifting, described as the two problem children of the Olympic movement by IOC president Thomas Bach, risk missing out on the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028
30 Aug 2021
Former Olympian and a member of the board of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Lawrence Iquaibom, believes the country will put up a good performance at the Commonwealth Games qualifiers
19 Apr 2021
The Chairman of Nigeria Weightlifting Coaches Association, Emeka Ajei, has appealed to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare and other stakeholders
19 Sep 2019
In the build up to the 2019 African Games in Morocco, the President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya, set a target of 15 gold medals for his athletes and coaches.
19 Apr 2018
The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya has described as ‘big embarrassment’ the alleged disappearance of its head coach in the Gold Coast, Australia, venue of the just concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games. The coach (names withheld) was said to have followed the way of some Africans, especially athletes from Cameroun, who chose to escape…
26 Aug 2017
Determined to take Nigerian weightlifting back to its glorious days, the President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Yahaya Mohammed has said the body would give the athletes the morale boost they need to excel in the Commonwealth Games qualifiers slated for September in the Gold Coast, Australia.
13 Apr 2017
Indulge me for a moment by flexing your right arm. Assuming you have an average build, and trust messss, you do, your arm is packing about five pounds of muscle.


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