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  •  Nigeria s Kamaru Usman is confident he will bounce back after losing his Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC welterweight title at UFC 278 to Britain s Leon Edwards The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City U S on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history The 30 year old Jamaican born British fighter looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges scorecards But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left foot kick to the head that sparked the 35 year old Nigerian to claim the belt Commenting via his twitter handle usman84kg the Nigerian congratulated Edwards on the victory Champs f ck up sometimes but we bounce back and come with vengeance Damn I love this sport Things happen but Alhamdulillah we move Congratulations Leon_edwardsmma Usman tweeted Usman had defeated Edwards in their previous meeting in 2015 but this victory makes the 30 year old the second British fighter to hold a UFC title after Michael Bisping in 2016 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UFC title: We will bounce back, Usman says after loss to Edwards
     Nigeria s Kamaru Usman is confident he will bounce back after losing his Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC welterweight title at UFC 278 to Britain s Leon Edwards The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City U S on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history The 30 year old Jamaican born British fighter looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges scorecards But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left foot kick to the head that sparked the 35 year old Nigerian to claim the belt Commenting via his twitter handle usman84kg the Nigerian congratulated Edwards on the victory Champs f ck up sometimes but we bounce back and come with vengeance Damn I love this sport Things happen but Alhamdulillah we move Congratulations Leon_edwardsmma Usman tweeted Usman had defeated Edwards in their previous meeting in 2015 but this victory makes the 30 year old the second British fighter to hold a UFC title after Michael Bisping in 2016 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UFC title: We will bounce back, Usman says after loss to Edwards
    General news2 months ago

    UFC title: We will bounce back, Usman says after loss to Edwards

    Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman is confident he will bounce back after losing his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title at UFC 278 to Britain’s Leon Edwards.

    The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, U.

    S.

    on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history.

    The 30-year old Jamaican-born British fighter, looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges’ scorecards.

    But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left-foot kick to the head that sparked the 35-year old Nigerian, to claim the belt.

    Commenting via his twitter handle @usman84kg, the Nigerian congratulated Edwards on the victory.

    “Champs f$ck up sometimes… but we bounce back and come with vengeance!

    !

    “Damn I love this sport!

    !

    !

    Things happen but… Alhamdulillah we move!

    !

    Congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma,” Usman tweeted.

    Usman had defeated Edwards in their previous meeting in 2015 but this victory makes the 30-year old the second British fighter to hold a UFC title after Michael Bisping in 2016.
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  •  Briton Leon Edwards pulled off a fifth round head kick knockout out of nowhere to dethrone Nigeria s Kamaru Usman and win the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC welterweight title at UFC 278 The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City U S on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history The 30 year old Jamaican born British fighter looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges scorecards But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left foot kick to the head that sparked the 35 year old Nigerian to claim the belt They all doubted me they all said I couldn t do it look at me now Edwards roared in his post fight interview in the cage Edwards is only the second British fighter to hold a UFC title following in the footsteps of Michael Bisping who won the middleweight tile in 2016 On a streak of 15 wins in the UFC coming into the bout Usman struggled in the first round Edwards whom he beat in their only previous meeting in 2015 shocked him by taking him down to the mat for the first time in his UFC career Edwards threatened to finish the fight with a rear naked choke but Usman who was making his sixth title defence survived He came roaring back in the second round as Edwards appeared to stumble early on The 35 year old Usman then returned to the kind of suffocating wrestling that has been the bedrock of his fighting style since he turned pro in 2012 He backed his opponent up to the fence and took him down at will He dominated Edwards and looked like he would retain the belt again until the challenger starched him with that kick with just 56 seconds left in the fight I m from the trenches I m built like this I battle until the battle is done I ve been down my whole life and look at me now an elated Edwards said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edwards stun Usman to win UFC welterweight title
     Briton Leon Edwards pulled off a fifth round head kick knockout out of nowhere to dethrone Nigeria s Kamaru Usman and win the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC welterweight title at UFC 278 The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City U S on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history The 30 year old Jamaican born British fighter looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges scorecards But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left foot kick to the head that sparked the 35 year old Nigerian to claim the belt They all doubted me they all said I couldn t do it look at me now Edwards roared in his post fight interview in the cage Edwards is only the second British fighter to hold a UFC title following in the footsteps of Michael Bisping who won the middleweight tile in 2016 On a streak of 15 wins in the UFC coming into the bout Usman struggled in the first round Edwards whom he beat in their only previous meeting in 2015 shocked him by taking him down to the mat for the first time in his UFC career Edwards threatened to finish the fight with a rear naked choke but Usman who was making his sixth title defence survived He came roaring back in the second round as Edwards appeared to stumble early on The 35 year old Usman then returned to the kind of suffocating wrestling that has been the bedrock of his fighting style since he turned pro in 2012 He backed his opponent up to the fence and took him down at will He dominated Edwards and looked like he would retain the belt again until the challenger starched him with that kick with just 56 seconds left in the fight I m from the trenches I m built like this I battle until the battle is done I ve been down my whole life and look at me now an elated Edwards said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edwards stun Usman to win UFC welterweight title
    General news2 months ago

    Edwards stun Usman to win UFC welterweight title

    Briton Leon Edwards pulled off a fifth-round head-kick knockout out of nowhere to dethrone Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman and win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title at UFC 278. The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, U.

    S.

    on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history.

    The 30-year-old Jamaican-born British fighter looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges’ scorecards.

    But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left-foot kick to the head that sparked the 35-year-old Nigerian to claim the belt.

    “They all doubted me, they all said I couldn’t do it – look at me now!

    ” Edwards roared in his post-fight interview in the cage.

    Edwards is only the second British fighter to hold a UFC title, following in the footsteps of Michael Bisping, who won the middleweight tile in 2016. On a streak of 15 wins in the UFC coming into the bout, Usman struggled in the first round.

    Edwards, whom he beat in their only previous meeting in 2015, shocked him by taking him down to the mat for the first time in his UFC career.

    Edwards threatened to finish the fight with a rear naked choke but Usman, who was making his sixth title defence, survived.

    He came roaring back in the second round as Edwards appeared to stumble early on.

    The 35-year-old Usman then returned to the kind of suffocating wrestling that has been the bedrock of his fighting style since he turned pro in 2012. He backed his opponent up to the fence and took him down at will.

    He dominated Edwards and looked like he would retain the belt again until the challenger starched him with that kick with just 56 seconds left in the fight.

    “I’m from the trenches, I’m built like this, I battle until the battle is done.

    I’ve been down my whole life, and look at me now!

    ” an elated Edwards said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Convener 2022 Olokun Festival Mrs Omolara Fashola says culture will increase Nigeria s Gross Domestic Product and the entire African continent if properly harnessed Fashola made this known at a news conference on Saturday in Lagos ahead of the festival slated for Aug 26 in Lagos The Convener said My belief is that if culture is properly harnessed it will increase the Gross Domestic Product of Nigeria and of course the entire African continent There is need to enlighten our youths to take their destiny into their hands they should take due advantage of the continents rich cultural diversity to develop themselves economically According to her this requires concerted efforts time and attention of every African Fashola said that the promotion of African culture should have an impact on the way people viewed life which according to her gives the continent an edge among other continents She said that on the contrary the culture had been pushed aside for foreign cultures in terms of food languages entertainment and fashion Promoting the Yoruba Culture through the Olokun Festival has come to mend the gap by showcasing our culture in the best way possible with our local cuisine music fashion folklore among others As a Cultural Ambassador of the African Union ECOSOCC Nigeria my job is to support the work of the regional body This is to promote greater unity and solidarity between Africa countries and its people and also to defend Africa position on issues of the common interest The better way to achieve these goals is by promoting and driving the relevance of our cultural heritage to our coming generations Fashola said Also Mr John Oba a representative of the African Union ECOSOCC Nigeria said that Nigeria s culture would solve most of the vices currently being experienced in the country If we want a corrupt free Nigeria we need to task our leaders to go by our culture once elected they should swear by our culture If we can imbibe our culture corruption will be something of the past Also we must bring our culture to the fore so that our youths can understand its value be properly molded to be the people they are supposed to be and we will not lose our identity Oba said In her remarks Ms Aderonke Fowosere an Information and Communications Technology Expert said that her company was looking toward tokenising culture which is presenting culture in such a way that it lived forever Fowosere who works at a technological company into software engineering Mobi Automation said her company was partnering with the Olokun foundation for the event We are here to ensure that the essence of African culture is preserved and passed across We are also looking for ways toward integrating technology to the monetisation of culture so that the custodians of culture are able to harness the innate capacity of our traditions Also to be able to make money and in the long run able to raise the standard of living in Nigeria and transform the economic structure of the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ambassadors and High Commissioners from Africa and other countries have been invited to be part of the event The theme of the event is The Role of African Culture in the Promotion and Development of Young Africans The countries include Brazil Venezuela Cuba Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica Malaysia France China America Spain Britain Also part of the activities expected at the event include cultural display Ewi recitation dance performances Inspired African shows display of African artifacts life band contemporary African Music NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Culture ‘ll increase GDP, if properly harnessed- Olokun Festival Convener
     The Convener 2022 Olokun Festival Mrs Omolara Fashola says culture will increase Nigeria s Gross Domestic Product and the entire African continent if properly harnessed Fashola made this known at a news conference on Saturday in Lagos ahead of the festival slated for Aug 26 in Lagos The Convener said My belief is that if culture is properly harnessed it will increase the Gross Domestic Product of Nigeria and of course the entire African continent There is need to enlighten our youths to take their destiny into their hands they should take due advantage of the continents rich cultural diversity to develop themselves economically According to her this requires concerted efforts time and attention of every African Fashola said that the promotion of African culture should have an impact on the way people viewed life which according to her gives the continent an edge among other continents She said that on the contrary the culture had been pushed aside for foreign cultures in terms of food languages entertainment and fashion Promoting the Yoruba Culture through the Olokun Festival has come to mend the gap by showcasing our culture in the best way possible with our local cuisine music fashion folklore among others As a Cultural Ambassador of the African Union ECOSOCC Nigeria my job is to support the work of the regional body This is to promote greater unity and solidarity between Africa countries and its people and also to defend Africa position on issues of the common interest The better way to achieve these goals is by promoting and driving the relevance of our cultural heritage to our coming generations Fashola said Also Mr John Oba a representative of the African Union ECOSOCC Nigeria said that Nigeria s culture would solve most of the vices currently being experienced in the country If we want a corrupt free Nigeria we need to task our leaders to go by our culture once elected they should swear by our culture If we can imbibe our culture corruption will be something of the past Also we must bring our culture to the fore so that our youths can understand its value be properly molded to be the people they are supposed to be and we will not lose our identity Oba said In her remarks Ms Aderonke Fowosere an Information and Communications Technology Expert said that her company was looking toward tokenising culture which is presenting culture in such a way that it lived forever Fowosere who works at a technological company into software engineering Mobi Automation said her company was partnering with the Olokun foundation for the event We are here to ensure that the essence of African culture is preserved and passed across We are also looking for ways toward integrating technology to the monetisation of culture so that the custodians of culture are able to harness the innate capacity of our traditions Also to be able to make money and in the long run able to raise the standard of living in Nigeria and transform the economic structure of the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ambassadors and High Commissioners from Africa and other countries have been invited to be part of the event The theme of the event is The Role of African Culture in the Promotion and Development of Young Africans The countries include Brazil Venezuela Cuba Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica Malaysia France China America Spain Britain Also part of the activities expected at the event include cultural display Ewi recitation dance performances Inspired African shows display of African artifacts life band contemporary African Music NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Culture ‘ll increase GDP, if properly harnessed- Olokun Festival Convener
    General news2 months ago

    Culture ‘ll increase GDP, if properly harnessed- Olokun Festival Convener

    The Convener, 2022 Olokun Festival, Mrs Omolara Fashola, says culture will increase Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product and the entire African continent, if properly harnessed.

    Fashola made this known at a news conference on Saturday in Lagos, ahead of the festival slated for Aug. 26 in Lagos.

    The Convener said: ‘’My belief is that, if culture is properly harnessed, it will increase the Gross Domestic Product of Nigeria and of course, the entire African continent.

    ‘’There is need to enlighten our youths to take their destiny into their hands; they should take due advantage of the continents rich cultural diversity to develop themselves economically.

    ‘’ According to her, this requires concerted efforts, time and attention of every African.

    Fashola said that the promotion of African culture should have an impact on the way people viewed life, which according to her, gives the continent an edge among other continents.

    She said that on the contrary, the culture had been pushed aside for foreign cultures in terms of food, languages, entertainment and fashion.

    ‘’Promoting the Yoruba Culture through the Olokun Festival has come to mend the gap by showcasing our culture in the best way possible with our local cuisine, music, fashion, folklore among others.

    ‘’As a Cultural Ambassador of the African Union- ECOSOCC Nigeria, my job is to support the work of the regional body.

    “This is to promote greater unity and solidarity between Africa countries and its people and also to defend Africa position on issues of the common interest.

    ‘’The better way to achieve these goals is by promoting and driving the relevance of our cultural heritage to our coming generations,‘’ Fashola said.

    Also, Mr John Oba, a representative of the African Union- ECOSOCC Nigeria, said that Nigeria’s culture would solve most of the vices currently being experienced in the country.

    ‘’If we want a corrupt-free Nigeria, we need to task our leaders to go by our culture; once elected, they should swear by our culture.

    If we can imbibe our culture, corruption will be something of the past.

    ‘’Also, we must bring our culture to the fore, so that our youths can understand its value; be properly molded to be the people they are supposed to be and we will not lose our identity,‘’ Oba said.

    In her remarks, Ms Aderonke Fowosere, an Information and Communications Technology Expert, said that her company was looking toward ‘’tokenising’’ culture, which is, presenting culture in such a way that it lived forever.

    Fowosere, who works at a technological company into software engineering, Mobi Automation, said her company was partnering with the Olokun foundation for the event.

    ‘’We are here to ensure that the essence of African culture is preserved and passed across.

    ‘’We are also looking for ways toward integrating technology to the monetisation of culture, so that the custodians of culture are able to harness the innate capacity of our traditions.

    ‘’Also, to be able to make money and in the long run, able to raise the standard of living in Nigeria and transform the economic structure of the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ambassadors and High Commissioners from Africa and other countries have been invited to be part of the event.

    ‘The theme of the event is “The Role of African Culture in the Promotion and Development of Young Africans”.

    The countries include: Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Malaysia, France, China, America, Spain, Britain.

    Also, part of the activities expected at the event include cultural display; Ewi recitation; dance performances; Inspired African shows; display of African artifacts; life band contemporary African Music.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Esmond St Reid says his country is keen on strengthening ties with Nigeria in health tourism culture trade and business development sectors among others Reid made this known during the commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary of Jamaica in Abuja Reid said that Nigeria and Jamaica had enjoyed good diplomatic relations over the years and that Jamaica looked forward to expanding the relations to deepen the ties between both countries Even as we celebrate this Diamond Jubilee we are immensely grateful for the partnerships and the adverse areas of cooperation we have enjoyed with countries and international organisations around the World We have a special bond with the Federal Republic of Nigeria and our collective history and culture extend over 400 years It is not surprising therefore that Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was in Jamaica this week as our special guest helping us to mark 184 years of emancipation and our transitional to political independence We look forward to renewed areas of cooperation with Nigeria in health tourism culture trade and business development among others in the years ahead Reid said Congratulating the Citizens of Jamaica Reid said that Jamaicans both within and outside the country had contributed to the country and also their host countries Our celebrations today will not be complete if we failed to acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the Jamaican Diaspora Jamaicans can be found in every corner of the globe and have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the development of their adopted countries Prime Minister Holness has noted that our Diaspora members play a critical role in promoting Brand Jamaica and are crucial partners and drivers of Jamaica s economic development Reid said In his remarks the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyeama congratulated Jamaica for the successful commemoration of its Diamond Jubilee pledging Nigeria s commitments to sustain the diplomatic ties between both countries Onyeama who was represented by Mr Tunde Mustapha Director Regions in the ministry said that both countries were binded by similarities in rich culture a sector that must be effectively harnessed in both countries I bring warm greetings from the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and from my Honourable Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who is not present here He was in Jamaica during the week on the invitation of the Prime Minister top celebrate the independence Anniversary The fact that the minister personally attended the occasion is a testimony of the very cordial bilateral relations between the two countries We are essentially one people historically and culturally though now separated by long distance The distance cannot keep us apart because we are determined to continue to bind our countries and people together politically economically culturally and in a sphere of human endeavors Nigeria is committed to strengthening its bond with Jamaica and other countries of the world We are committed to the principle of peaceful coexistence non aggression and non interference in the internal affairs of other nations Onyeama said Dean of Diplomatic Corp in Nigeria and High Commissioner of Cameroon to Nigeria Salla Hedine Ibrahim on behalf of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria also congratulated Jamaica for its achievements as a nation at 60 I stand here in the name of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria and thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you on the independence of Jamaica Jamaica is known by all of us all of us know reggae No body across the world can say he has not danced reggae Usain Bolt is a model to our youths all over the world The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Jamaica gained its independence from the United Kingdom on Aug 6 1962 NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jamaica pledges to strengthen ties with Nigeria
     The Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Esmond St Reid says his country is keen on strengthening ties with Nigeria in health tourism culture trade and business development sectors among others Reid made this known during the commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary of Jamaica in Abuja Reid said that Nigeria and Jamaica had enjoyed good diplomatic relations over the years and that Jamaica looked forward to expanding the relations to deepen the ties between both countries Even as we celebrate this Diamond Jubilee we are immensely grateful for the partnerships and the adverse areas of cooperation we have enjoyed with countries and international organisations around the World We have a special bond with the Federal Republic of Nigeria and our collective history and culture extend over 400 years It is not surprising therefore that Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was in Jamaica this week as our special guest helping us to mark 184 years of emancipation and our transitional to political independence We look forward to renewed areas of cooperation with Nigeria in health tourism culture trade and business development among others in the years ahead Reid said Congratulating the Citizens of Jamaica Reid said that Jamaicans both within and outside the country had contributed to the country and also their host countries Our celebrations today will not be complete if we failed to acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the Jamaican Diaspora Jamaicans can be found in every corner of the globe and have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the development of their adopted countries Prime Minister Holness has noted that our Diaspora members play a critical role in promoting Brand Jamaica and are crucial partners and drivers of Jamaica s economic development Reid said In his remarks the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyeama congratulated Jamaica for the successful commemoration of its Diamond Jubilee pledging Nigeria s commitments to sustain the diplomatic ties between both countries Onyeama who was represented by Mr Tunde Mustapha Director Regions in the ministry said that both countries were binded by similarities in rich culture a sector that must be effectively harnessed in both countries I bring warm greetings from the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and from my Honourable Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who is not present here He was in Jamaica during the week on the invitation of the Prime Minister top celebrate the independence Anniversary The fact that the minister personally attended the occasion is a testimony of the very cordial bilateral relations between the two countries We are essentially one people historically and culturally though now separated by long distance The distance cannot keep us apart because we are determined to continue to bind our countries and people together politically economically culturally and in a sphere of human endeavors Nigeria is committed to strengthening its bond with Jamaica and other countries of the world We are committed to the principle of peaceful coexistence non aggression and non interference in the internal affairs of other nations Onyeama said Dean of Diplomatic Corp in Nigeria and High Commissioner of Cameroon to Nigeria Salla Hedine Ibrahim on behalf of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria also congratulated Jamaica for its achievements as a nation at 60 I stand here in the name of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria and thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you on the independence of Jamaica Jamaica is known by all of us all of us know reggae No body across the world can say he has not danced reggae Usain Bolt is a model to our youths all over the world The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Jamaica gained its independence from the United Kingdom on Aug 6 1962 NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jamaica pledges to strengthen ties with Nigeria
    Foreign2 months ago

    Jamaica pledges to strengthen ties with Nigeria

    The Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Esmond St. Reid, says his country is keen on strengthening ties with Nigeria in health, tourism, culture, trade and business development sectors among others.

    Reid made this known during the commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary of Jamaica in Abuja.

    Reid said that Nigeria and Jamaica had enjoyed good diplomatic relations over the years and that Jamaica looked forward to expanding the relations to deepen the ties between both countries.

    “Even as we celebrate this Diamond Jubilee, we are immensely grateful for the partnerships and the adverse areas of cooperation we have enjoyed with countries and international organisations around the World.

    “We have a special bond with the Federal Republic of Nigeria and our collective history and culture extend over 400 years.

    “It is not surprising therefore that Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was in Jamaica this week as our special guest, helping us to mark 184 years of emancipation and our transitional to political independence.

    “We look forward to renewed areas of cooperation with Nigeria in health, tourism, culture, trade and business development, among others in the years ahead,” Reid said.

    Congratulating the Citizens of Jamaica, Reid said that Jamaicans both within and outside the country had contributed to the country and also their host countries.

    “Our celebrations today will not be complete if we failed to acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the Jamaican Diaspora.

    “Jamaicans can be found in every corner of the globe and have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the development of their adopted countries.

    “Prime Minister Holness has noted that our Diaspora members play a critical role in promoting Brand Jamaica and are crucial partners and drivers of Jamaica’s economic development,” Reid said.

    In his remarks, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, congratulated Jamaica for the successful commemoration of its Diamond Jubilee, pledging Nigeria’s commitments to sustain the diplomatic ties between both countries.

    Onyeama who was represented by Mr Tunde Mustapha, Director Regions in the ministry, said that both countries were binded by similarities in rich culture, a sector that must be effectively harnessed in both countries.

    “I bring warm greetings from the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and from my Honourable Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama who is not present here.

    “He was in Jamaica during the week on the invitation of the Prime Minister top celebrate the independence Anniversary.

    “The fact that the minister personally attended the occasion is a testimony of the very cordial bilateral relations between the two countries.

    “We are essentially one people historically and culturally though now separated by long distance.

    The distance cannot keep us apart because we are determined to continue to bind our countries and people together politically, economically, culturally and in a sphere of human endeavors.

    Nigeria is committed to strengthening its bond with Jamaica and other countries of the world.

    “We are committed to the principle of peaceful coexistence, non-aggression, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations,” Onyeama said.

    Dean of Diplomatic Corp in Nigeria and High Commissioner of Cameroon to Nigeria, Salla-Hedine Ibrahim, on behalf of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria also congratulated Jamaica for its achievements as a nation at 60. “I stand here in the name of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria and thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you on the independence of Jamaica.

    “Jamaica is known by all of us, all of us know reggae.

    No body across the world can say he has not danced reggae.

    Usain Bolt is a model to our youths all over the world,” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Jamaica gained its independence from the United Kingdom on Aug. 6, 1962.  (NAN ) (
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The United States continues to lead the Women s World Ranking Changes to the top three A record 185 teams listed in the rankings July 2022 was a busy month for women s football with five major tournaments taking place around the world In addition to UEFA Women s Euro 2022 continental championships were held in Africa South America North America and Oceania serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 Since June 17 2022 when the FIFA Coca Cola Women s World Ranking was last published no fewer than 221 matches have been played generating considerable movement up the rankings And while the USA 1st recent winners of the CONCACAF Women s Championship remain the team to catch the Stars and Stripes have a new challenger in the form of Germany 2nd plus 3 The EURO 2022 runners up overtake Sweden third minus 1 whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi finals Newly crowned continental champions England 4th plus 4 moved up four places ahead of France 5th minus 2 The relegations of the Netherlands 6th minus 2 Canada 7th minus 1 and Spain 8th minus 1 are the other significant changes in the Top 10 of this edition Like the Lionesses South Africa 54th plus 4 also moved up four places thanks to their 2022 CAF Women s Africa Cup of Nations title Semi finalists in that tournament Zambia 80th plus 23 are the team that has improved the most in this edition after ascending 23 positions Nigeria 46th minus 7 which surprisingly lost 1 0 to She polopolo in the match for third place recorded the biggest decline in terms of points minus 69 33 Another notable improvement in this edition is Jamaica who achieved their highest placement 42 plus 9 after their third place in the Concacaf Championship Also enjoying record highs are Iceland 14 plus 3 the Republic of Ireland 26 plus 1 Portugal 27 plus 3 and Zambia Four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022 Cambodia 120 Turkmenistan 137 Timor Leste 152 and Guinea Bissau 169 giving the August edition of 2022 a record breaking 185 FIFA member associations Click HERE https fifa fans 3QhktOi to see the full standings The next edition of the FIFA Coca Cola Women s World Ranking will be published on 13 October 2022 ahead of the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 Draw on Saturday 22 October 2022 in Auckland T maki Makaurau Leader USA no change Moves into top 10 None Moves out of top 10 None Total games played 221 Most games played England Philippines Senegal 9 each Most movement by points Zambia plus 89 78 Most movement by ranks Zambia 23 places Biggest Drop by Points Nigeria minus 69 33 Biggest Drop by Ranks Mexico 10 places Newly Qualified Teams Cambodia Turkmenistan Timor Leste Guinea BissauTeams No Longer Qualified None
    United States of America stays ahead, Germany moves up to Second
      The United States continues to lead the Women s World Ranking Changes to the top three A record 185 teams listed in the rankings July 2022 was a busy month for women s football with five major tournaments taking place around the world In addition to UEFA Women s Euro 2022 continental championships were held in Africa South America North America and Oceania serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 Since June 17 2022 when the FIFA Coca Cola Women s World Ranking was last published no fewer than 221 matches have been played generating considerable movement up the rankings And while the USA 1st recent winners of the CONCACAF Women s Championship remain the team to catch the Stars and Stripes have a new challenger in the form of Germany 2nd plus 3 The EURO 2022 runners up overtake Sweden third minus 1 whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi finals Newly crowned continental champions England 4th plus 4 moved up four places ahead of France 5th minus 2 The relegations of the Netherlands 6th minus 2 Canada 7th minus 1 and Spain 8th minus 1 are the other significant changes in the Top 10 of this edition Like the Lionesses South Africa 54th plus 4 also moved up four places thanks to their 2022 CAF Women s Africa Cup of Nations title Semi finalists in that tournament Zambia 80th plus 23 are the team that has improved the most in this edition after ascending 23 positions Nigeria 46th minus 7 which surprisingly lost 1 0 to She polopolo in the match for third place recorded the biggest decline in terms of points minus 69 33 Another notable improvement in this edition is Jamaica who achieved their highest placement 42 plus 9 after their third place in the Concacaf Championship Also enjoying record highs are Iceland 14 plus 3 the Republic of Ireland 26 plus 1 Portugal 27 plus 3 and Zambia Four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022 Cambodia 120 Turkmenistan 137 Timor Leste 152 and Guinea Bissau 169 giving the August edition of 2022 a record breaking 185 FIFA member associations Click HERE https fifa fans 3QhktOi to see the full standings The next edition of the FIFA Coca Cola Women s World Ranking will be published on 13 October 2022 ahead of the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 Draw on Saturday 22 October 2022 in Auckland T maki Makaurau Leader USA no change Moves into top 10 None Moves out of top 10 None Total games played 221 Most games played England Philippines Senegal 9 each Most movement by points Zambia plus 89 78 Most movement by ranks Zambia 23 places Biggest Drop by Points Nigeria minus 69 33 Biggest Drop by Ranks Mexico 10 places Newly Qualified Teams Cambodia Turkmenistan Timor Leste Guinea BissauTeams No Longer Qualified None
    United States of America stays ahead, Germany moves up to Second
    Africa2 months ago

    United States of America stays ahead, Germany moves up to Second

    The United States continues to lead the Women's World Ranking; Changes to the top three; A record 185 teams listed in the rankings.

    July 2022 was a busy month for women's football, with five major tournaments taking place around the world.

    In addition to UEFA Women's Euro 2022, continental championships were held in Africa, South America, North America and Oceania, serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™.

    Since June 17, 2022, when the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking was last published, no fewer than 221 matches have been played, generating considerable movement up the rankings.

    And while the USA (1st, -), recent winners of the CONCACAF Women's Championship, remain the team to catch, the Stars and Stripes have a new challenger in the form of Germany (2nd, plus 3).

    The EURO 2022 runners-up overtake Sweden (third, minus 1), whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi-finals.

    Newly crowned continental champions, England (4th, plus 4) moved up four places ahead of France (5th, minus 2).

    The relegations of the Netherlands (6th, minus 2), Canada (7th, minus 1) and Spain (8th, minus 1) are the other significant changes in the Top 10 of this edition.

    Like the Lionesses, South Africa (54th, plus 4) also moved up four places thanks to their 2022 CAF Women's Africa Cup of Nations title.

    Semi-finalists in that tournament, Zambia (80th, plus 23) are the team that has improved the most in this edition after ascending 23 positions.

    Nigeria (46th, minus 7), which surprisingly lost 1-0 to She-polopolo in the match for third place, recorded the biggest decline in terms of points (minus 69.33).

    Another notable improvement in this edition is Jamaica, who achieved their highest placement (42, plus 9), after their third place in the Concacaf Championship.

    Also enjoying record highs are Iceland (14 plus 3), the Republic of Ireland (26 plus 1), Portugal (27 plus 3) and Zambia.

    Four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022: Cambodia (120, -), Turkmenistan (137, -) Timor-Leste (152, -) and Guinea-Bissau (169, -), giving the August edition of 2022 a record - breaking 185 FIFA member associations.

    Click HERE (https://fifa.fans/3QhktOi) to see the full standings.

    The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking will be published on 13 October 2022, ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ Draw on Saturday 22 October 2022 in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.

    Leader USA (no change) Moves into top 10 None Moves out of top 10 None Total games played 221 Most games played England, Philippines, Senegal (9 each) Most movement by points Zambia (plus 89.78) Most movement by ranks Zambia (23+ places) Biggest Drop by Points Nigeria (minus 69.33)Biggest Drop by Ranks Mexico (10+ places)Newly Qualified Teams Cambodia, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Guinea-BissauTeams No Longer Qualified None

  •  The Super Falcons of Nigeria have dropped by seven spots in the July FIFA Ranking to be placed 46th after ending 4th at the 2022 Women s Africa Cup of Nations WAFCON in Morocco In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Friday Nigeria garnered 1535 09 points in the month under review and lost 69 33 points which is the biggest decline in terms of points The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the former African champions surprisingly went down 1 0 to the She polopolo of Zambia in the match for the third place match of 2022 WAFCON At the continental level the drop in spot however did not displace the Falcons as the 1st placed team in Africa with the current WAFCON winner South Africa placed 2nd Cameroon Ghana and Ivory Coast are the 3rd 4th and 5th placed teams respectively South Africa 54th plus 4 moved up four places on the back of their title triumph at the 2022 CAF Women s Africa Cup of Nations Semi finalists at that tournament Zambia 80th plus 23 are this edition s most improved side after surging 23 places At the global scene July 2022 was a busy month for women s football with five major tournaments taking place across the globe In addition to the UEFA Women s EURO 2022 continental championships were held in Africa South America North America and Oceania all serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 Since 17 June 2022 when the Cola Women s World Ranking was last published no fewer than 221 matches have been played generating considerable movement in the standings And while USA 1st recent winners of the CONCACAF Women s Championship remain the team to catch the Stars and Stripes have a new pursuer in the shape of Germany 2nd plus 3 The EURO 2022 runners up move ahead of Sweden 3rd minus 1 whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi finals Freshly crowned continental champions England 4th plus 4 moved up four places ahead of France 5th minus 2 Drops for the Netherlands 6th minus 2 Canada 7th minus 1 and Spain 8th minus 1 are the other significant changes in this edition s Top 10 Another notable improver in this edition is Jamaica who achieved their highest ever placing 42nd plus 9 following their third place at the Concacaf Championship Also enjoying all time highs are Iceland 14th plus 3 the Republic of Ireland 26th plus 1 Portugal 27th plus 3 and Zambia The News Agency of Nigeria reports that four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022 namely Cambodia 120th Turkmenistan 137th Timor Leste 152nd and Guinea Bissau 169th giving the August 2022 edition a record breaking 185 FIFA member associations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FIFA Ranking: Super Falcons slip by 7 spots, now world 46th
     The Super Falcons of Nigeria have dropped by seven spots in the July FIFA Ranking to be placed 46th after ending 4th at the 2022 Women s Africa Cup of Nations WAFCON in Morocco In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Friday Nigeria garnered 1535 09 points in the month under review and lost 69 33 points which is the biggest decline in terms of points The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the former African champions surprisingly went down 1 0 to the She polopolo of Zambia in the match for the third place match of 2022 WAFCON At the continental level the drop in spot however did not displace the Falcons as the 1st placed team in Africa with the current WAFCON winner South Africa placed 2nd Cameroon Ghana and Ivory Coast are the 3rd 4th and 5th placed teams respectively South Africa 54th plus 4 moved up four places on the back of their title triumph at the 2022 CAF Women s Africa Cup of Nations Semi finalists at that tournament Zambia 80th plus 23 are this edition s most improved side after surging 23 places At the global scene July 2022 was a busy month for women s football with five major tournaments taking place across the globe In addition to the UEFA Women s EURO 2022 continental championships were held in Africa South America North America and Oceania all serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 Since 17 June 2022 when the Cola Women s World Ranking was last published no fewer than 221 matches have been played generating considerable movement in the standings And while USA 1st recent winners of the CONCACAF Women s Championship remain the team to catch the Stars and Stripes have a new pursuer in the shape of Germany 2nd plus 3 The EURO 2022 runners up move ahead of Sweden 3rd minus 1 whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi finals Freshly crowned continental champions England 4th plus 4 moved up four places ahead of France 5th minus 2 Drops for the Netherlands 6th minus 2 Canada 7th minus 1 and Spain 8th minus 1 are the other significant changes in this edition s Top 10 Another notable improver in this edition is Jamaica who achieved their highest ever placing 42nd plus 9 following their third place at the Concacaf Championship Also enjoying all time highs are Iceland 14th plus 3 the Republic of Ireland 26th plus 1 Portugal 27th plus 3 and Zambia The News Agency of Nigeria reports that four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022 namely Cambodia 120th Turkmenistan 137th Timor Leste 152nd and Guinea Bissau 169th giving the August 2022 edition a record breaking 185 FIFA member associations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FIFA Ranking: Super Falcons slip by 7 spots, now world 46th
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    FIFA Ranking: Super Falcons slip by 7 spots, now world 46th

    The Super Falcons of Nigeria have dropped by seven spots in the July FIFA Ranking, to be placed 46th, after ending 4th at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco.

    In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Friday, Nigeria garnered 1535.09 points in the month under review and lost 69.33 points, which is the biggest decline in terms of points.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the former African champions surprisingly went down 1-0 to the She-polopolo of Zambia in the match for the third place match of 2022 WAFCON.

    At the continental level, the drop in spot however did not displace the Falcons as the 1st placed team in Africa with the current WAFCON winner, South Africa placed 2nd.

    Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast  are the 3rd, 4th and 5th placed teams, respectively.

    South Africa (54th, plus 4) moved up four places on the back of their title triumph at the 2022 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

    Semi-finalists at that tournament, Zambia (80th, plus 23) are this edition’s most-improved side after surging 23 places.

    At the global scene, July 2022 was a busy month for women’s football, with five major tournaments taking place across the globe.

    In addition to the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, continental championships were held in Africa, South America, North America and Oceania, all serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

    Since 17 June 2022, when the -Cola Women’s World Ranking was last published, no fewer than 221 matches have been played, generating considerable movement in the standings.

    And while USA (1st), recent winners of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, remain the team to catch, the Stars and Stripes have a new pursuer in the shape of Germany (2nd, plus 3).

    The EURO 2022 runners-up move ahead of Sweden (3rd, minus 1), whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi-finals.

    Freshly crowned continental champions, England (4th, plus 4) moved up four places ahead of France (5th, minus 2).

    Drops for the Netherlands (6th, minus 2), Canada (7th, minus 1), and Spain (8th, minus 1) are the other significant changes in this edition’s Top 10. Another notable improver in this edition is Jamaica, who achieved their highest-ever placing (42nd, plus 9), following their third-place at the Concacaf Championship.

    Also enjoying all-time highs are Iceland (14th, plus 3), the Republic of Ireland (26th, plus 1), Portugal (27th, plus 3) and Zambia.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022 namely Cambodia (120th), Turkmenistan (137th) Timor-Leste (152nd) and Guinea-Bissau (169th), giving the August 2022 edition a record-breaking 185 FIFA member associations.


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  •  It was not a great outing for Nigeria in the men s and women s 100m track events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the six athletes who featured in both events for Team Nigeria failed to make a podium finish The men s 100m was won by Kenya s Ferdinand Omanlaya while Jamaica s Elaine Thompson Herah got the gold medal in the women s category Nigeria was not represented in the men s finals as the trio of Godson Oghenekevwe Favour Ashe and Raymond Ekevwo fell short in the semi finals and failed to reach Wednesday s final Oghenekevwe ran 10 52 seconds in the first semi final to finish in ninth place while Ekevwo ran 10 36 secs to place seventh in the third semi final Ashe who had a better time among the trio fell short by a spot finishing third place in semi final two Still Ashe s time could not get him a qualification among the best losers The women s event witnessed Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha reaching the final while Joy Udo Gabriel could not progress after ending in sixth place in the second semi final Meanwhile Chukwuma ran 11 17 secs followed closely by Nwokocha in 11 18 secs to finish fourth and fifth respectively in the race In the men s high jump event Mike Edwards finished in sixth place jumping a height of 2 19 metres which could not secure him a medal Athletics events amongst other sports continue on Thursday with Nigeria looking to add to the eight medals they have won so far at the Games NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 CWG: Nigeria fail to make podium finish in men’s, women’s 100m
     It was not a great outing for Nigeria in the men s and women s 100m track events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the six athletes who featured in both events for Team Nigeria failed to make a podium finish The men s 100m was won by Kenya s Ferdinand Omanlaya while Jamaica s Elaine Thompson Herah got the gold medal in the women s category Nigeria was not represented in the men s finals as the trio of Godson Oghenekevwe Favour Ashe and Raymond Ekevwo fell short in the semi finals and failed to reach Wednesday s final Oghenekevwe ran 10 52 seconds in the first semi final to finish in ninth place while Ekevwo ran 10 36 secs to place seventh in the third semi final Ashe who had a better time among the trio fell short by a spot finishing third place in semi final two Still Ashe s time could not get him a qualification among the best losers The women s event witnessed Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha reaching the final while Joy Udo Gabriel could not progress after ending in sixth place in the second semi final Meanwhile Chukwuma ran 11 17 secs followed closely by Nwokocha in 11 18 secs to finish fourth and fifth respectively in the race In the men s high jump event Mike Edwards finished in sixth place jumping a height of 2 19 metres which could not secure him a medal Athletics events amongst other sports continue on Thursday with Nigeria looking to add to the eight medals they have won so far at the Games NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 CWG: Nigeria fail to make podium finish in men’s, women’s 100m
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    2022 CWG: Nigeria fail to make podium finish in men’s, women’s 100m

    It was not a great outing for Nigeria in the men’s and women’s 100m track events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the six athletes who featured in both events for Team Nigeria failed to make a podium finish.

    The men’s 100m was won by Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanlaya while Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah got the gold medal in the women’s category.

    Nigeria was not represented in the men’s finals as the trio of Godson Oghenekevwe, Favour Ashe and Raymond Ekevwo fell short in the semi-finals and failed to reach Wednesday’s final.

    Oghenekevwe ran 10.52 seconds in the first semi-final to finish in ninth place, while Ekevwo ran 10.36 secs to place seventh in the third semi-final.

    Ashe, who had a better time among the trio, fell short by a spot, finishing third place in semi-final two.

    Still, Ashe’s time could not get him a qualification among the best losers.

    The women’s event witnessed Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha reaching the final, while Joy Udo-Gabriel could not progress after ending in sixth place in the second semi-final.

    Meanwhile, Chukwuma ran 11.17 secs, followed closely by Nwokocha in 11.18 secs to finish fourth and fifth respectively in the race.

    In the men’s high jump event, Mike Edwards finished in sixth place, jumping a height of 2.19 metres which could not secure him a medal.

    Athletics events, amongst other sports, continue on Thursday with Nigeria looking to add to the eight medals they have won so far at the Games.

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  •   1 Dare Gumel Oladapo Alli visit Nigerian team camp Minister for Youth and Sport Development Sunday Dare visited some Nigerian team athletes at the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham Games Village on Wednesday Dare accompanied by Engineer Habu Gumel President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee NOC Banji Oladapo Secretary General and Yussuf Alli Coordinator of the Nigerian Team congratulated some of the athletes who were part of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene Oregon United States of America He urged the athletes to demonstrate the same level of enthusiasm and commitment seen in Oregon and charged them to stay disciplined and focused I call on all of you to stay hungry for success disciplined and focused on making our nation proud Remember our zero tolerance for doping or cuts Let s win fairly and cleanly Dare said 2 Team Nigeria Dazzles at Welcome Reception Team Nigeria athletes and officials were the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games 2022 Welcome Reception held at the Commonwealth Games Village Games of Birmingham CGB on Wednesday In addition to a good number of athletes beautifully dressed in green and white the athletes were the life of the party at the event organized by the Mayor of Birmingham to welcome the participating countries The whole atmosphere became frantic when the Disc Jockey DJ decided to play the successful Nigerian song Buga to conclude the ceremony Team Nigeria athletes officials and their counterparts from Jamaica Botswana and Montserrat caught up and danced with enthusiasm to enjoy the moment Representing the Head of Mission Maria Wophil thanked the organizers of the reception and promised that the Nigerian team will be a worthy competitor at the Games
    2022 Commonwealth Games Team Nigeria Update
      1 Dare Gumel Oladapo Alli visit Nigerian team camp Minister for Youth and Sport Development Sunday Dare visited some Nigerian team athletes at the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham Games Village on Wednesday Dare accompanied by Engineer Habu Gumel President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee NOC Banji Oladapo Secretary General and Yussuf Alli Coordinator of the Nigerian Team congratulated some of the athletes who were part of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene Oregon United States of America He urged the athletes to demonstrate the same level of enthusiasm and commitment seen in Oregon and charged them to stay disciplined and focused I call on all of you to stay hungry for success disciplined and focused on making our nation proud Remember our zero tolerance for doping or cuts Let s win fairly and cleanly Dare said 2 Team Nigeria Dazzles at Welcome Reception Team Nigeria athletes and officials were the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games 2022 Welcome Reception held at the Commonwealth Games Village Games of Birmingham CGB on Wednesday In addition to a good number of athletes beautifully dressed in green and white the athletes were the life of the party at the event organized by the Mayor of Birmingham to welcome the participating countries The whole atmosphere became frantic when the Disc Jockey DJ decided to play the successful Nigerian song Buga to conclude the ceremony Team Nigeria athletes officials and their counterparts from Jamaica Botswana and Montserrat caught up and danced with enthusiasm to enjoy the moment Representing the Head of Mission Maria Wophil thanked the organizers of the reception and promised that the Nigerian team will be a worthy competitor at the Games
    2022 Commonwealth Games Team Nigeria Update
    Africa2 months ago

    2022 Commonwealth Games Team Nigeria Update

    1.

    Dare, Gumel, Oladapo, Alli visit Nigerian team camp Minister for Youth and Sport Development Sunday Dare visited some Nigerian team athletes at the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham Games Village on Wednesday.

    Dare, accompanied by Engineer Habu Gumel, President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC), Banji Oladapo, Secretary General and Yussuf Alli, Coordinator of the Nigerian Team, congratulated some of the athletes who were part of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene , Oregon, United States of America.

    He urged the athletes to demonstrate the same level of enthusiasm and commitment seen in Oregon, and charged them to stay disciplined and focused.

    “I call on all of you to stay hungry for success, disciplined and focused on making our nation proud.

    Remember, our zero tolerance for doping or cuts.

    Let's win fairly and cleanly," Dare said.

    2.

    Team Nigeria Dazzles at Welcome Reception Team Nigeria athletes and officials were the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games 2022 Welcome Reception held at the Commonwealth Games Village Games of Birmingham (CGB) on Wednesday.

    In addition to a good number of athletes, beautifully dressed in green and white, the athletes were the life of the party at the event organized by the Mayor of Birmingham to welcome the participating countries.

    The whole atmosphere became frantic when the Disc Jockey (DJ) decided to play the successful Nigerian song 'Buga' to conclude the ceremony.

    Team Nigeria athletes, officials and their counterparts from Jamaica, Botswana and Montserrat caught up and danced with enthusiasm to enjoy the moment.

    Representing the Head of Mission, Maria Wophil thanked the organizers of the reception and promised that the Nigerian team will be a worthy competitor at the Games.

  •  Former governor of Abia and Chief Whip of the Senate Orji Kalu has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women s 100 metres hurdles in Oregon U S on Sunday The News Agency Agency of Nigeria reports that Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championship Kalu in a statement on Monday described Amusan who is a graduate of University of Texas as a talented and skillful sprinter while urging her to sustain the feat in future sporting events The Pillar of Sports in Africa called on the younger generation to embrace sports as a profession adding that Amusan s performance would inspire the womenfolk Kalu expressed happiness over the superlative outing of Amusan adding that the athlete had done Nigeria proud He said I am elated with the record breaking performance of Tobi Amusan who clinched a gold medal after winning the women s 100 metre hurdles at the World Athletics Championship The athlete s victory is a welcome and timely development for Nigeria She has shown the world that Nigerians are talented Amusan has indeed made Nigerians proud with her performance Kalu wished the sprinter continued success in her career NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished joint 13th on the medals table with Amusan s Gold and Ese Brume s Silver in the Women s Long Jump Team USA won 33 medals comprising 13 Gold 9 Silver and 11 Bronze medals to win the championship while Ethiopia finished second with 10 medals of which 4 are Gold 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Jamaica finished third with 2 Gold 7 Silver and 1 Bronze NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Athletics Championship: Orji Kalu hails Amusan for winning gold medal
     Former governor of Abia and Chief Whip of the Senate Orji Kalu has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women s 100 metres hurdles in Oregon U S on Sunday The News Agency Agency of Nigeria reports that Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championship Kalu in a statement on Monday described Amusan who is a graduate of University of Texas as a talented and skillful sprinter while urging her to sustain the feat in future sporting events The Pillar of Sports in Africa called on the younger generation to embrace sports as a profession adding that Amusan s performance would inspire the womenfolk Kalu expressed happiness over the superlative outing of Amusan adding that the athlete had done Nigeria proud He said I am elated with the record breaking performance of Tobi Amusan who clinched a gold medal after winning the women s 100 metre hurdles at the World Athletics Championship The athlete s victory is a welcome and timely development for Nigeria She has shown the world that Nigerians are talented Amusan has indeed made Nigerians proud with her performance Kalu wished the sprinter continued success in her career NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished joint 13th on the medals table with Amusan s Gold and Ese Brume s Silver in the Women s Long Jump Team USA won 33 medals comprising 13 Gold 9 Silver and 11 Bronze medals to win the championship while Ethiopia finished second with 10 medals of which 4 are Gold 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Jamaica finished third with 2 Gold 7 Silver and 1 Bronze NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Athletics Championship: Orji Kalu hails Amusan for winning gold medal
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    World Athletics Championship: Orji Kalu hails Amusan for winning gold medal

    Former governor of Abia  and Chief Whip of the Senate,  Orji Kalu has congratulated Tobi Amusan, for winning the women’s 100 metres hurdles in Oregon, U.S., on Sunday.

    The News Agency Agency of Nigeria reports that Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championship.

    Kalu in a statement on Monday described Amusan who is a graduate of University of Texas as a talented and skillful sprinter, while urging her to sustain the feat in future sporting events.

    The Pillar of Sports in Africa, called on the younger generation to embrace sports as a profession, adding that Amusan’s performance would inspire the womenfolk.

    Kalu expressed happiness over the superlative outing of Amusan, adding that the athlete had done Nigeria proud.

    He said, “I am elated with the record breaking performance of Tobi Amusan, who clinched a gold medal after winning the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the World Athletics Championship.

    “The athlete’s victory is a welcome and timely development for Nigeria.

    “She has shown the world that Nigerians are talented.

    “Amusan has indeed made Nigerians proud with her performance”.

    Kalu wished the sprinter continued success in her career.

    NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished joint-13th on the medals table with Amusan’s Gold and Ese Brume’s Silver in the Women’s Long Jump.

    Team USA won 33 medals comprising 13 Gold, 9 Silver and 11 Bronze medals to win the championship, while Ethiopia finished second with 10 medals of which 4 are Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze.

    Jamaica finished third with 2 Gold, 7 Silver and 1 Bronze.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Tobi Amusan on Sunday won gold in the Women s 100 metres hurdles at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon USA Nigeria left her best for the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene Oregon United States of America by winning a gold and a silver medal The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the feat by the 25 year old meant that she made history as the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one day Amusan first ran a blistering 12 12 seconds to shatter the world record of 12 20 seconds set by Kendra Harrison of U S in the semi finals She then followed up with a 2 5 wind assisted 12 06s in the final It was a race of contrasting emotions as former champion was disqualified as her race came to an humiliating end while Jamaica s Brittany Anderson 12 23 secs and Puerto Rico s Jasmine Camacho Quinn 12 23 settled for the silver and bronze respectively But as brilliant as their effort was they all played second fiddle to Amusan who ran on lane four and became the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one evening The time in the final would however not be recognised as it was deemed to be well over the legal 2 0 wind assist allowed in Athletics The latest feat served as a big consolation for Amusan after a disappointing Tokyo 2020 Olympics where she narrowly lost the bronze medal to Jamaica s Megan Tapper when she placed fourth The record breaking feat also enriched Amusan s purse with 100 000 dollars N165 million as bonus from the organisers Team Nigeria would go on to celebrate another podium finish in the Long Jump with Ese Brume s extraordinary effort The Commonwealth and Africa record holder long jumper Brume leapt over 7 02m to clinch silver medal behind rival Malika Mihambo of Germany who jumped a record 7 12m for the gold medal Brazil s Oro Melo settled for Bronze with 6 89m jump NAN also reports that Brume won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 World Athletics: Amusan wins gold, makes history for Nigeria
     Tobi Amusan on Sunday won gold in the Women s 100 metres hurdles at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon USA Nigeria left her best for the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene Oregon United States of America by winning a gold and a silver medal The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the feat by the 25 year old meant that she made history as the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one day Amusan first ran a blistering 12 12 seconds to shatter the world record of 12 20 seconds set by Kendra Harrison of U S in the semi finals She then followed up with a 2 5 wind assisted 12 06s in the final It was a race of contrasting emotions as former champion was disqualified as her race came to an humiliating end while Jamaica s Brittany Anderson 12 23 secs and Puerto Rico s Jasmine Camacho Quinn 12 23 settled for the silver and bronze respectively But as brilliant as their effort was they all played second fiddle to Amusan who ran on lane four and became the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one evening The time in the final would however not be recognised as it was deemed to be well over the legal 2 0 wind assist allowed in Athletics The latest feat served as a big consolation for Amusan after a disappointing Tokyo 2020 Olympics where she narrowly lost the bronze medal to Jamaica s Megan Tapper when she placed fourth The record breaking feat also enriched Amusan s purse with 100 000 dollars N165 million as bonus from the organisers Team Nigeria would go on to celebrate another podium finish in the Long Jump with Ese Brume s extraordinary effort The Commonwealth and Africa record holder long jumper Brume leapt over 7 02m to clinch silver medal behind rival Malika Mihambo of Germany who jumped a record 7 12m for the gold medal Brazil s Oro Melo settled for Bronze with 6 89m jump NAN also reports that Brume won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 World Athletics: Amusan wins gold, makes history for Nigeria
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    2022 World Athletics: Amusan wins gold, makes history for Nigeria

    Tobi Amusan on Sunday won gold in the Women’s 100 metres hurdles at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

    Nigeria left her best for the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States of America by winning a gold and a silver medal.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the feat by the 25-year-old meant that she made history as the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one day.

    Amusan first ran a blistering 12:12 seconds to shatter the world record of 12:20 seconds set by Kendra Harrison of U.

    S.

    in the semi-finals.

    She then followed up with a (+2.5) wind assisted 12.06s in the final.

    It was a race of contrasting emotions as former champion was disqualified as her race came to an humiliating end, while Jamaica’s Brittany Anderson (12.23 secs) and Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho Quinn (12.23) settled for the silver and bronze respectively.

    But as brilliant as their effort was, they all played second fiddle to Amusan who ran on lane four and  became the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one evening.

    The time in the final would however not be recognised as it was deemed to be well over the legal +2.0 wind assist allowed in Athletics The latest feat served as a big consolation for Amusan after a disappointing Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where she narrowly lost the bronze medal to Jamaica’s Megan Tapper, when she placed fourth.

    The record breaking feat also enriched Amusan’s purse with 100,000 dollars (N165 million) as bonus from the organisers.

    Team Nigeria would go on to celebrate another podium finish in the Long Jump, with Ese Brume’s extraordinary effort.

    The Commonwealth and Africa record holder, long jumper Brume leapt over 7.02m to clinch silver medal, behind rival Malika Mihambo of Germany who jumped a record 7.12m for the gold medal.

    Brazil’s Oro Melo settled for Bronze with 6.89m jump.

    NAN also reports that Brume won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN