Tuesday July 29th, 2014
Tuesday July 29th, 2014
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Elochukwu asks NFF to renew Keshi’s contract

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Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Chief Ernest Elochukwu, a former Captain of the Tennis Section of Port Harcourt Club, has urged the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to renew the contract of Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi.

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Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock

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GOLDEN GIRL . . . Nigeria’s gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women’s weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Photo: AFP PHOTO

Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women’s 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.

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Rising star Okagbare targets Commonwealth treble

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Blessing Okagbare

Were it not for the track and field schedule, Nigerian Blessing Okagbare could almost be expected to be going for four medals at the Commonwealth Games.

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I defied Doctors warning to win medal for Nigeria – Obioma Okoli

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GOOD LIFT: Obioma Okoli competes in the 63kg women’s weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games. She won a silver medal for Nigeria.

With her precious silver medal dangling on her chest, she beams her toothpaste smile as she acknowledged banters from her colleagues.

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Okagbare wins gold

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Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare celebrates winning the women's 100m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 28, 2014.   AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare sensationally became the Commonwealth champion last night when she ran 10.85 seconds to beat the pack that included Jamaican duo of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart who took the silver and bronze in 11.03 and 11.07 respectively.

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Amalaha targets Rio Olympics gold

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GOLDEN GIRL . . . Nigeria’s gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women’s weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Photo: AFP PHOTO

Chika Amalaha, Nigeria’s 2014 Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medallist, said in Glasgow, Scotland that her target was to win at the 2016 Olympics scheduled for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Uduaghan inspires Team Nigeria

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan with Blessing Okagbare yesterday

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan once again showed while Delta State has remained as the undisputed number one sports State in Nigeria. His presence at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Scotland confirmed his undying love for sports in Nigeria.

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Kawu: NFF to employ forensic experts

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Apparently surprised by the sudden claim by the chairman of the Nigeria Nationwide League, Ahmed Kawu that he was forced to sign the impeachment paper which was used to impeach the former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari from office, a member of the board says they may soon employ the services of the Nigeria Police to carry out a forensic test on the signatures of all the members who signed the impeachment document.

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Maigari splits NFF

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Impeached President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Aminu Maigari is leaving no stone unturned to overturn his ouster from the Glass House.

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Nigeria wins bronze in T/Tennis

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Quadri in action

Team Nigeria claims bronze in table tennis, as Quadri remains unbeaten After missing out from the medal podium at the 2010 Delhi Games, Team Nigeria on Monday returned to the zenith of table tennis at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games after beating India 3-1 to claim the bronze medal in the men’s team event.

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We’ll wrestle more medals for Team Nigeria – Ohaike

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Wrestlers size each other during a bout.

Team Nigeria’s chances of adding more medals to her kitty gets brighter with the beginning of events in Wrestling at the ongoing XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Breaking News: Nigeria’s Okagbare wins women’s 100m

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Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare celebrates winning the women's 100m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 28, 2014.   AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare won women’s 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

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160 for ARS national finals

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The Airtel Rising Stars in a Group photograph With Vanguard Staff s    Augustina Boniface Best Goal Keeper(back rol)l )2nd (left)Front roll Mr Felix Ofulue  PR . Airtel Nigeria Mr. Akabude Uche Peter - Blueflower Ltd  Media Manger f(irst Back )and Lilian Ukara     During the Airtel Rising Stars  Visit Vanguard Media  Apapa  Lagos Photo By Diran Oshe

160 players made up of five zonal male and female teams will be vying for honours when the National Finals of season four of the annual Airtel Rising Stars U-17 tournament kicks off in Lagos on tomorrow, at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Lagos.

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Efe Ajagba is as good as gold – Okorodudu

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Isaac Ekpo (L) Super Middle Weight Boxing Champion with his Coach, Seidu Kalifa, in training  at the National Stadium In Lagos recently.

Jerry Okorodudu has assessed the Nigerian pugilists who romped into the quarter finals of the on going Commonwealth Games and predicted that Nigerian boxing was on its way back to reckoning.

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Danagogo boosts athletes, coaches morale

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Tamuno Danagogo

The morale in Team Nigeria’s camp has been boosted with a pledge of financial reward from the Minister of Sports/Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo to coaches at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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FIFA calls for Italian FA probe into Pogba racism case

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France celebrates after scoring a goal against Nigeria at Brazil 2014.

GENEVA – FIFA on Monday called for an investigation into alleged racist comments made by the front runner in the race for the top job in Italian football.

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Nigeria rakes in 6 medals from weightlifting

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GOLDEN GIRL:  Oluwatoyin Adesanmi and compatriot Obioma Okoli winner of the silver medal .

Oluwatoyin Adesanmi won another gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63kg weightlifting yesterday.

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We ‘ll run an open administration – Umeh

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BEFORE THE CRACK: Dr. Rafiu Ladipo (m) raises the hands of Chief Mike Umeh (l) and Aminu Maigari after their election in 2010.

Speaking in a chat with Sports Vanguard yesterday, Umeh promised to usher in a regime of accountability and transparency. “We hope to be different,” he started. “We will be having regular executive committee meetings, unlike in the past where few people took decisions for the rest of the members.”

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Impeachment: Maigari’s group fights back

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Maigari, sacked

Ahead of the emergency congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) slated to take place this Thursday in Abuja, there are very clear indications that the camp of the impeached president of the federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has started an intensive lobbying of the delegates to the congress with a view to getting them quash the impeachment.

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Gowon tasks Team Nigeria to set new record in Glasgow

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General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd)

Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former Head of State, has tasked Team Nigeria athletes at the ongoing 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to strive for more medals in order to break new record.

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SA disappoints Keshi, appoints ‘Shakes’ Mashaba

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Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO

South Africa Football Association, yesterday named local coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba as new manager of the Bafana Bafana, thus ending all speculations concerning coach Stephen Keshi.

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Maigairi wishes NFF well

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Maigari, sacked

Impeached president of the Nigeria Football Federation Aminu Maigari has resigned to fate and has gone into hibernation. Maigari, indicated yesterday that he has peace of mind after a tumultuous post Brazil 2014 World Cup had him battling against the wind. 

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Commonwealth Games: Bolt’s parents wish Okagbare well

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Bolt Me Up... Mr and Mrs Bolt wishing Blessing Okagbare well in Glasgow 2014.

Nigeria’s sprint queen Blessing Okagbare begins her quest to win a Commonwealth Games double today in Glasgow Scotland. And she seem to have received the Blessings to make it happen from the parents of world record holder in the men’s sprints, Usain Bolt.

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IAAF World Juniors: Oduduru rakes in silver for Nigeria

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Nigeria’s fast rising junior athlete Ejowvokoghene Divine Oduduru gave his country a reason to cheer when he ran a ‘windy’ 20.25 to win silver in men’s 200m event at the on-going IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Oregon, USA.

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Mashaba appointed to coach South Africa

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Cape Verde forward Heldon (L) vies with S/Africa defender Thabo Matlaba during a group A football match at the 2013 AFCON in Soweto, Saturday AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG

Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba was named coach of South Africa Saturday in succession to sacked Gordon Igesund.

National youth coach Mashaba was not present at the announcement in Soweto as he is in Mali with the under-20 squad.

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Liverpool’s Lallana set to miss start of season

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UNITED THEY STAND: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, fourth left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second penalty against West Ham at Upton Park in London on Sunday. (Reuters)

Liverpool suffered a major blow on Friday when England midfielder Adam Lallana was ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury.

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FIFA fines Argentina for Falklands banner

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Argentina's players cheer each other after extra time of the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

FIFA has fined and reprimanded the Argentinian Football Association after the World Cup finalists put up a banner laying claim to the disputed Falkland Islands before a recent match.

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Payment of allowances to Team Nigeria athletes guaranteed

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Nigeria's flagbearer Marya Usman leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, has directed the immediate payment of competition allowances of Team Nigeria athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland.

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Glasgow: Amalaha’s gold excites Danagogo

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•Golden lift... Amahala lifts for gold in Glassgow Friday. Photos: AFP

The Minister of Sports, Mr Tammy Danagogo on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, expressed satisfaction with the performance of Team Nigeria athletes at ongoing Commonwealth Games.

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Corruption should be effectively tackled in NFA – Enthusiasts

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Maigari, sacked

Some sports enthusiasts on Friday in Abuja said the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as the Chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was a welcome development.

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Beware of those jostling to replace Maigari

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Pinnick Amaju

In the light of the impeachment of NFF President, Aminu Maigari, Chairman of the Delta State Football Association Pinnick Amaju in this interview with JOHN EGBOKHAN warns Sports Minister Tamuno Danagogo to be wary of those angling to become the new NFF President.

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Commonwealth Games: Nigerian athletes hope for the best

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Nigeria's flagbearer Marya Usman leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

Athletics events of the 20th Commonwealth Games begin tomorrow with Nigerian athletes hoping to rise above challenges encountered on the way to Glasgow and post good performances.

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