Athletes praise ‘wonderful Delta facilities’ as sport festival kicks off – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

For the next 12 days, the eyes of sports-loving Nigerians will be on Delta State, the venue for the 21st National Sports Festival. Contingents from Lagos, Niger, Imo, Gombe, Katsina, Sokoto and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have already arrived in Asaba and have signaled their willingness to compete for medals at the fiesta. Aside … Read more

Stakeholders call for change as NOC elections take place on December 15 | The Guardian Nigeria News

Some interest groups in the country’s sport have launched a campaign for new leadership of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), which will hold general elections on December 15 in Jalingo, Taraba state. Acting President of the NOC, Habu Gumel, is the longest-serving head of the Olympic body, whose role is to partially oversee the country’s … Read more

Delta 2022 National Sports Festival: Athletes arrive in front of the flag in Asaba on Wednesday | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Torch of Unity begins tour of councilsAthletes from different parts of the country will arrive in Asaba, Delta State today and tomorrow ahead of the opening ceremony of the 21st National Sports Festival on Wednesday. Delta won the bid to host the Fiesta, Nigeria’s version of the Olympic Games, at the end of the … Read more

Delta 2022 National Sports Festival will go ahead as planned, LOC assures | The Guardian Nigeria News

• New tartan track, halls readyThe Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Delta 2022 National Sports Festival yesterday assured that the games will go ahead as planned. The LOC said the statement was made necessary due to rumors of a possible postponement of the date for the 21st festival, which is scheduled to take place … Read more

South East Sports, Humanitarian Merit Award – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Nigeria’s first ever Olympic individual gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, was named among the recipients of the inaugural South-East Sports/Humanitarian Award of Excellence on December 2-3, 2022 at the Dr. Nnamdi should be awarded Azikiwe Stadium Enugu. Chaired by Senator Osita Izunaso, the program will be put together by the South-East Para Sports Forum. With Enugu … Read more

Okowa hires contractors to complete projects on time, LOC optimistic – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has tasked contractors overseeing various projects for the 21st National Sports Festival tagged Delta 2022 to redouble their efforts and deliver the facilities as planned. Okowa, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate, paid a visit to Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, where he expressed his satisfaction with the … Read more

Two Nigerian athletes face 10 years in US jail for wire and mail fraud – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Former Nigerian jumper, hurdler and sprinter Seigha Porbeni is saddened by the travails of African Games 100m winner Raymond Ekevwo and five other athletes who have been indicted by the United States over wire and mail fraud. “Remember when I said Yahoo is the problem for our male athletes. Now they have been caught in … Read more

World Athletics confirms May 27, 2023 for Okpekpe 10K Road Race | The Guardian Nigeria News

World Athletics has confirmed the date of the ninth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race. Organizers said the event will be held on May 27, 2023 in the town of Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. The race, the first road running event to be awarded Label status by World Athletics in West Africa, will be … Read more

Ogun is set to host the 2024 National Sports Festival — Abiodun | The Guardian Nigeria News

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has signaled the state’s readiness to host the 22nd edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) in 2024. In a statement yesterday by the governor’s chief press secretary Kunle Somorin, Abiodun said so when the 22nd National Sports Festival Judging Committee paid a visit to his office on Friday. Abiodun, … Read more