Posts Tagged ‘IAAF’

Sacking AFN TD where Did Sports Minister Derived the Powers

By Sylvanus Ofekun The Nigerian Sports Minister Mr.Sunday Akin Dare should be tutored on the working sports in a country were fair is foul and foul is fair. Since assuming office,he has made some guff,which if he was properly guided such an error shouldn’t have occurred. Last month,after meeting with the NFF board,he co-signed a […]

Missing of $135,000:Do Your Worse Dalung Tells IAAF

By Sylvanus Ofekun The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has accused the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF, of ‘blackmail’ after the body gave Nigeria an ultimatum to refund the money it was paid in error. The federation said Nigeria was overpaid by $130,000 in 2017 but the AFN officials have failed to back the […]

Missing $135,000 IAAF Fund:Sports Ministry Orders Indicted Officials to 3 Days to Return their Share

By Sylvanus Ofekun Officials of the  Athletics Federation of Nigeria  who participated in ‘sharing’ the $135,000 being an excess payment  of grant done by error by the world athletics ruling body IAAF have been given three days to refund the money or resign from their positions in the troubled federation. Permanent secretary of the Ministry […]

Return our Money Before Leaving IAAF Tells Dalung

The Nigerian Athletics Federation (AFN) has been given two weeks to return an overpayment of $134,000 (£104,000/€120,000) to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) or risk being sanctioned by the worldwide governing body. That could put at risk Nigeria’s participation in this year’s African Games in Morocco, IAAF World Championships in Doha and perhaps […]

IAAF scandal worse than soccer’s crisis, says Johnson

he corruption scandal that has rocked athletics is worse than the one that has plunged soccer ruling body FIFA into crisis. This statement is so because it punished clean athletes, four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson said on Tuesday. “With athletics, if you think about the victims, it is absolutely worse,” the 400 metres world […]

CHANGE | Okagbare Comes Last in IAAF World Championship 100m Final

Blessing Okagbare failed in her bid to win her first 100m gold at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, as she came last in the women’s race at the Beijing National Stadium in China. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race with a time of 10.76 seconds to beat Dafne Schippers, who set a Dutch record of […]