250 GOLFERS SET FOR MAIDEN LAFIA LADIES OPEN

No fewer than 250 golfers are expected to converge in Lafia for the maiden edition of the Lafia Ladies Open in September. Asibi Omeri-Ogabo, the Lady Captain of the club told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the club was holding the first edition of the tournament in collaboration with the Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN). Omeri-Ogabo said the three-day event is scheduled to hold from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5 at the Lafia Golf Club. She said the tournament would feature amateur golfers from across…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: OBORODUDU WINS SILVER FOR NIGERIA IN WRESTLING

Blessing Oborodudu doubled Nigeria’s joy on Tuesday by winning silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, long jumper Ese Brume won the first bronze for Nigeria. Oborududu lost 4-1 to her opponent USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg. Oborududu is the first Nigerian wrestler ever to win a silver medal at the Games. Oborududu, who is also the first-ever Nigerian to win an Olympics medal in wrestling, qualified for the final after defeating Mongolia’s Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg 7-2 in the semi-finals. She had earlier defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: ESE BRUME WINS FIRST MEDAL FOR NIGERIA, PICKS BRONZE IN LONG JUMP

Long jumper, Ese Brume has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She won bronze in women’s long jump. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo soared to gold in the women’s long jump, snatching victory from former champion Brittney Reese with her last leap of the competition. Mihambo was lying in the bronze medal position ahead of her final jump, but powered down the runway to register a season-best jump of 7.00 metres. That left 2012 Olympic champion Reese – who had led the competition with a best…

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AKACHUKWU NWANKPO, THE “ANAMBRA PRIDE”

By Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili The ADC gubernatorial candidate Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo as a seasoned administrator, Philosopher, legal luminary,  and technocrat has used his skills and positions in different capacities for the growth of Anambra State and Nigeria. Nwankpo raised the bar in corporate governance and administration while serving as Senior Special Assistant on Technical Matters to President Goodluck Jonathan, with great records of laudable achievements during his time as the Executive Secretary, the Subsidy Reinvestment Program, Sure-P. Akachukwu Nwankpo has sacrificed the greater part of his life in service of…

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HUSHPUPPI VS ABBA KYARI: IGP APPOINTS DCP TUNJI DISU AS NEW IRT BOSS

Usman Alkali Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), has named Tunji Disu as head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) — a unit once led by Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP). The Police Service Commission (PSC) had suspended Kyari on the recommendation of the IGP over his alleged relationship with Ramon Abbas, self-confessed international fraudster better known as Hushpuppi. Hushpuppi had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest and jail “one of his rivals in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari business people”.…

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