Asaba 2018: Amusan, Enekwechi Win Gold For Nigeria

 ….. As IAAF President Promises More Support For Africa   By Onome Prosper The host country for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Nigeria started raking in medals with Tobiloba Amusan and Enekwechi Chukwebuka winning two gold medals for the country on the Day 2 of action in Asaba. Amusan who is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion had given her words on the eve of the commencement of CAA Asaba 2018 that Team Nigeria will be putting her best foot forward and she did not disappoint; winning the 100m hurdles with…

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Buhari, Okowa, IAAF Boss preach friendship As Asaba 2018 opens

By Onome Prosper  Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and the President of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe have urged athletes participating in 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018 to harness the event to build friendship that will consolidate peace and unity in Africa. They spoke today at the opening ceremony of the event in Asaba. According to the President, whose address was read by the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, “Sports has become a…

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Why Nigeria should be restructured- Igbo Civil Society Coalition

Igbo Civil Society Coalition, ICSCO, has outlined reasons and called for the restructuring of the Nigerian nation. The group made the call on Friday June 29, at Hotel Cordial  Exclusive, New Heaven, Enugu, during a  colloquium that was attended by a cross section of prominent Ndigbo including: Chief Mbazulike Amaechi – Chairman of the occasion Professor Mark Anikpo – Guest Lecturer Professor Aloysius Okolie – President, National Association Political Science Professor Obassi Igwe – Chief host & the National Leader, ICSCO. Comrade Uchenna Madu – Leader of MASSOB and coalition…

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Cross River constitutes LOC for Super Falcons, Flying Eagles

By Ita Akpan Calabar The Cross River government has constituted a Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the hosting of the 2018 Women’s AFCON qualifier between the Super Falcons of Nigeria and their Gambian foes as well as that of the Flying Eagles against Guinea Bissau slated for the U.J.Esuene stadium in Calabar on Saturday May 19th and June 12,2018 respectively. The Commissioner of Youth and Sports,Comrade Okang Asu while inaugurating the 20 – member LOC in the Conference Room of the Ministry said that they are expected to put modalities…

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CAF: Eyimba secures 3 maximum points

By Ita Akpan Calabar Eyimba Football Club of  Aba, (The Peoples Elephant) on Sunday at the U.J Esuene International Stadium, Calabar secured maximum three points in their 2018 group stage round leather CAF organized Confederation game, when they wallop the visiting Malian side, Djoliba with a 2-0 defeat. Eyimba is the only Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the CAF Confederations Cup contest who are poised to make the country proud as the survived the first round of the competition. Isiaka Oladuntoye open the first goal in the 48th minutes…

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Eyimba moves to the next stage of CAF Confédération cup contest

By Williams Akpan Calabar The Enyimba Football Club of Aba, headed into the clash with a slight advantage over Bidvest Wits (The Clever Boys) of Jonnesburg, South Africa, after  registering a 1-1 draw in the first leg of away encounter in Jonnesburg a few month ago.. The People’s Elephant head through on away goal, and reached the group stage of the CAF 2018 Confederation Cup contest with a 0-0 draw against the ten-man Bidvest Wits. Even after a penalty was awarded to the Aba Boys at the 78 minute of…

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CAF cup: Eyimba made it to group stage

By Ita Akpan Calabar  After playing 109 Confederation of African Football (CAF) organized football games, won 59, drawn 17 and lost 33, Eyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday evening had made it to the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup in Calabar International Stadium Eyimba, the former African champion in a keenly contested group game defeated the Energie Football Club of Benin Republic by 3-2 in their second leg qualifying round fixture at the U.J Esuene International Stadium, Calabar. The Elephants of Aba had earlier in…

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