Ajunwa returns with fight against drug use in sport

Chioma Ajunwa-Opara/ Photo Credit: National Mirror

Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has reiterated the need for Nigeria athletes to shun drugs saying it will destroy their career and it should not be allowed in any competition because it is a violation of the spirit of good sportsmanship.

Metu looks forward to Daegu 2011 challenge

Obinna Metu at the Nigerian championships in 2009/Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Former Nigeria 100m male champion, Obinna Metu is ready to challenge the best runners in the 100m when the IAAF Wolrd challenge begins in August.

I am a fighter, says Tosin Oke

Tosin Oke at the Nigeria Championships in Calabar 2010

Africa and Commonwealth triple jump champion, Tosin Oke has his sight set on the finals of the men's triple jump when the World's best converge in Daegu, Korea in August for the IAAF World Championships.

Emedolu backs Nigerian athletes to shine in Daegu, Korea

Uchenna Emedolu

Former Nigeria sprint star, Uchenna Emedolu has debunked insinuations from some quarters that Nigerian athletes will flounder when the IAAF World Championships begins in August in Korea.

Diack laments dearth of Olympic medals in Nigeria

Thierno Alassane Diack of Senegal - Olympafrica International Foundation

The inability of Nigeria to win more medals in the Olympic Games and World Championships in recent years is a source of worry to an influential member of the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA).

Nigeria sign to train in Surrey for London 2012

Engineer Sani Ndanusa

The Nigerian National Olympic Committee (NOC) and Surrey Council today signed an agreement which will see the African nation based in Surrey for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Okagbare wins third successive Nigerian title, Egwero shocks Metu - All Nigeria Championships Day 1 wrap

Blessing Okagbare winning the women's 100 metres at the 65th All Nigeria Cross River State Athletics Championships/Photo by Sylvia Eleanya/AFN

Defending champion Blessing Okagbare yesterday retained her national 100m title winning for the third successive years at the 65th All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championships inside the UJ Esuene stadium in Calabar, Cross Rivers state of Nigeria.

Nigerian Athletics federation raises prize money for national trials

Nigerian athletes at past national trials

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has increased the prize money of the 2011 All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championship which commenced at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar today.

Okagbare targets World Athletics Championships in Daegu

Blessing Okagbare during a practice session / Photo Copyrights: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's and African women 100m champion, Blessing Okagbare has stated that her target at the 65th All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championships is to make it to the IAAF World Championship in Daegu, Korea in August.

All Nigeria/Cross River Championship: ExxonMobil has never been the sponsor - Ogba

AFN President, Solomon Ogba instructs other Federation staff at the Abuja stadium / Photo Copyrights: Yomi Omogbeja

In a shocking revelation on Wednesday in Calabar, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) stated categorically that ExxonMobil had never sponsored the All Nigeria athletics championship but had supported it as a corporate social responsibility programme.

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