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Okagbare edges past Asumnu to 4th consecutive All-Nigerian title in Calabar- Nigeria Champs Day 1

Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu & Lawretta Ozoh on the podium/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Defending champion, Blessing Okagbare, wins her fourth successive Nigerian women's 100m title ahead of Delta State's compatriot Gloria Asunmu at the 66th All Nigeria (Olympic Trials)/Cross-Rivers State Athletics Championships in Calabar on Tuesday.

Top African athletes converge on Warri for CAA Grand Prix

Nigerian athletes

More than sixty-one entries have been received from over 20 countries to participate at this year’s Warri Relay and CAA Athletics Grand Prix holding today, Thursday, June 14, in Warri, Delta State of Nigeria.

Quarter-milers standout at 4th AFN Golden League in Port-Harcourt

Harry Chukwudike wins at the AFN Golden League

A hotly contested women's 400m was the highlight of the 4th AFN/NDDC Golden League meet held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Saturday May 19th

Adeloye, Ifemosu secure Barcelona 2012 ticket at DK Olukoya Nigerian youth championships

Nigerian young athletes /Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Tosin Adeloye and Dare Ifemosu were the star performers, with both bettering the IAAF World Juniors qualification standards, at the two-day 2nd AFN/D.K Olukoya National U-18 Athletics Championship which concluded at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Centre in Lagos on Saturday.

Calabar readies to host 66th All-Nigeria Athletics Championships

The Women's 400m final at Calabar 2012/ Photo: Mark Ouma

The Cross-River state government appoints deputy Governor, Efiok Cobham, as the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 66th Cross River State/All-Nigeria Athletics Championships which holds June 21-23, 2012 in Calabar.

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Athletics Nigeria task Coaches on athletes monitoring

AFN President, Solomon Ogba / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has charged athletics coaches in the African country to concentrate on grassroots development and monitoring of school sports competitions to groom young athletes for the nation.

Nigeria: Local athletes storm Nsukka for AFN/NDDC Golden League

Harry Chukwudike

Nigerian athletes descend on Nsukka for the 2nd AFN/NDDC Golden League 2012, which holds on Saturday April 21 at the University of Nigeria (UNN) Sports Complex, with Olympic qualifications on their mind

Nigeria's Obiekwe heads to 116th Boston Marathon 2012

Nigeria’s Esther Obiekwe, "The Running Banker"

Nigeria’s Esther Obiekwe, also known as "the Running Banker", is the sole Nigerian representative at the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday April 16, 2012.

INTERVIEW: Gloria Asumnu on London 2012, World Indoor debut & Team Nigeria

Gloria Asumnu at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's Track Diva, Gloria Asumnu, a medal prospect at the London 2012, bares her mind on her preparation for the Olympics, the switch to Team Nigeria and her experience at last month's World Athletics Championship in Istanbul, Turkey in this exclusive interview with Athletics Africa's Oke Oluku.

Omaka, Bamidele dominate 1st AFN-NDDC Golden League, Port-Harcourt

Nigeria’s 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) champion, Josephine Omaka/Photo credit: Mark Ouma

Nigeria’s 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) champion, Josephine Omaka (CDA) and Bamidele Taiwo (Immigration Track Club) were the bright sparks at the 1st AFN/NDDC Golden League Meeting held at the Adokie Amesiamaka Stadium in Port-Harcourt last weekend.

Nigeria: Top athletes storm Port-Harcourt for AFN Golden League

Harry Chukwudike leads at the Nigerian U-18 championships / Photo: Sunny Oke Oluku

Top local athletes have arrived in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state for the first leg of the 2012 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League meeting holding at the Adokie Amesiamaka Stadium this weekend.

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London 2012: Nigerian athletes to get N1.5M for each Gold medal

Nigeria Athletes in training for the last Olympics / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria athletes, who will be taking part in this summer's Olympic Games, have received a boost from Cowbell Milk as mouth watering cash prizes of up to 1.5m Naira (10,000 USD) will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists in London.

Onyali backs Team Nigeria to shine at London 2012 Olympics

L-R: Passing the Baton - African sprint champion Blessing Okagbare receives a cheque from former African queen, Mary Onyali, at the All-Nigeria Championships in Calabar last year.

Atlanta 1996 200m bronze medalist, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi has backed the Nigerian track and field team to excel at this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, United Kingdom.

Olympic family mourns General Adefope

Major General Henry Edmund Olufemi Adefope (Rtd)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed deep sadness over the death of former IOC member from Nigeria, Major General Henry Edmund Olufemi Adefope (Rtd), who died in Lagos on Sunday March 11, aged 84.

Athletics Nigeria restructures, appoints Egbunike as chief coach

AFN President Chief Solomon Ogba in Abuja 2008 / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) restructures their coaching set-up, appointed zonal coaches with former African 400 metres champion Innocent Egbunike as chief athletics coach and set June 25th for London 2012 team announcement.

London 2012: Seven Nigerian athletes hit qualification benchmark

Nigerian Athletes at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games

Seven Nigerian athletes reached the Olympic qualifying standards set by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), in 2011 to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.

Bada's death, a great loss to Nigeria - Obajimi

Lying in State of late Sunday Bada at the National Stadium Lagos/ PM News

A member of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Dr. Gloria Obajimi, has described the death of Sunday Olanrewaju Bada as a monumental loss to the nation.

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