Category Archives: Sports

Football Remains Critical Tool For Uniting Nigerians – Ambode

Our Reporter -Unveils 22ft ‘Football Forever’ Statue In Teslim Balogun Stadium, Others Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday, October 7, 2017, unveiled the ‘Football Forever’ statue at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, acknowledging that football remains the most popular sports that keep the nation united even in critical period.   The statue is a …

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3rd Oba Shotobi Independence Day Marathon: Lighthouse Student, Adewunmi Salewa, Emerges ‘Star’ Athlete Despite Finishing Last.

Kunle Adelabu. –  Affigbo Esther, Azeez Fatai Emerge 2017 Champions Miss Adewunmi Salewa of the Lighthouse International School, Ikorodu, was the cynosure of all eyes at the just concluded 3rd Oba Kabiru Shotobi Independence Day Marathon despite being the last athlete to cross the finish line out of the 254 athletes that participated in the …

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3rd Oba Kabiru Shotobi Independence Day Marathon: List of Winners & Runners-up

  Compiled by Kunle Adelabu 1st to 3rd Positions (Female Category) 1st position- Affigbo Esther (337), Luwasa Senior Secondary School, Ijede 39:11:37 2nd position – Wahab Zainab (336), HOMAT Senior School, Igbogbo 37:19:22 3rd position – Nwagba Mary (335), Yewa Senior School, Ikorodu 41:00:00   1st to 3rd positions (Male) 1st position – Azeez Fatai …

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3rd Oba Shotobi Independence Day Marathon: 256 Athletes, 53 Schools Set To Compete

Jare Babatunde. A total of 256 young marathoners from 53 private and public secondary schools across Ikorodu division have been cleared to participate in the 3rd edition of the Oba Kabir Shotobi Independence Day Marathon. The 6km race, which holds tomorrow (Sunday, October 1, 2017), will commence by 7am at the Ayangbure Palace located along …

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3rd Oba Shotobi Marathon: Organizers Release Prize Money, Routes

Kunle Adelabu -Hon. Agunbiade restates commitment to sports, other developments in Ikorodu division Chairman, Organizing Committee of the third edition of Oba Kabiru Shotobi Independence Day Marathon, Mr Akeem Bello, has revealed that the winners in both male and female categories of the 2017 edition will be presented a golden trophy each for their respective …

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Ambode Okays Reconstruction Of Onikan Stadium

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday, September 24, 2017, approved the rehabilitation and upgrade of the 5,000 capacity Onikan Stadium, near Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos Island, in order to make it meet the expectations of a 21st Century sporting facility. The stadium’s upgrade is also in line with the new Onikan-Marina Regeneration plan. …

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Investment In Sports Crucial To Winning Competitions – Ambode

-Pledges to increase price money for ITTF Nigeria Open Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday, August 13, 2017, identified that right investment in sports as necessary impetus that can bring about good performance of Nigerian athletes in sporting competitions. Governor Ambode, who made the remrks while speaking to journalists at the end of …

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Keme Balogun U-15 team Defeat Coker Junior To Lift Copa Coca Cola Cup

Kunle Adelabu. Ikorodu Division again became the darling of the state in the sporting circle as the U-15 team of Keme Balogun Junior Secondary School, Ibeshe in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) ,against all odds defeated Coker Junior High School three goals to two to lift the 2017 Copa Coca- Cola State Championship.   …

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Beauty Queen To Host Peace Cup In Ikorodu

  Winner of the Face of Nigeria Beauty Pageant in the Southwest, Miss Yetunde Savage, has unfolded her plan to host a football tournament in Ikorodu in April this year,tagged  “Peace Cup”.   According to her, she picked football as a pet project because of its unifying nature.   Speaking with THE IMPACT at the …

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Ikorodu-born Professional Referee, Ogunmuyiwa Gets 5th FIFA Beach World Cup Call-up

-It’s the Lord’s doing, I felt on top of the world, says Ogunmuyiwa Kunle Adelabu   When the 2017 FIFA Beach World Cup begins on Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Igbogbo in Ikorodu Division-born FIFA rated referee, Jelili Ogumuyiwa, will be among the three lucky African referees who got call-up to officiate at the tournament …

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