Asaba 2018: Hosting not waste of funds, DTSG tells Abati

Asaba 2018: Hosting not waste of funds, DTSG tells Abati

The Delta State Government has described the contents of an article ‘The Asaba Disgrace, What a big disgrace’ written by Dr. Rueben Abati, former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, as absolute falsehood heavily supported with unconfirmed reports. In a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, in Asaba on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, revealed that the article is a figment of the imagination of the writer who was not in Asaba…

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The joy and thrills of Asaba 2018

The joy and thrills of Asaba 2018

By Jackson Ekwugum Except for crass opportunism, blatant mischief, and sheer dishonesty, it is unthinkable that any well-meaning Nigerian would dismiss the just- concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, a.k.a Asaba 2018, as a failure the way Reuben Abati did in an article circulating online. Aside from the fact that it is unfair and illogical to assess the success or otherwise of a major championship like Asaba 2018 based on a few glitches here and…

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PDP applauds Okowa, Delta state for success of Asaba 2018 African athletics fiesta

PDP applauds Okowa, Delta state for success of Asaba 2018 African athletics fiesta

From right. Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Chairman, Local Organizing Committee, Chief Solomon Ogba and Chairman Delta State Sport Commission, Tony Okowa during the closing ceremony of the21st African Senior Athletics Championship at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State chapter, has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, and the good people of Delta State, and Nigerians on the successful hosting of the 21st Confederation of African…

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CAA Asaba 2018 fall out: Abati article unfortunate, disgraceful, says Ogba, LOC Chairman

CAA Asaba 2018 fall out: Abati article unfortunate, disgraceful, says Ogba, LOC Chairman

Start of the 110m hurdles men finals during day three of 21st African Senior Athletics Championship Asaba 2018 on Friday PHOTO: GODDY UMUKORO Solomon Ogba, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of CAA Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, has described Reuben Abati’s description of the Championship organization as a disgrace as unfortunate and disgraceful. “Dr. Abati, a respected journalist, has a right to his opinions but to describe the organization of CAA…

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African Senior Athletics Championships: Athletes Depart Asaba after Big Show

African Senior Athletics Championships: Athletes Depart Asaba after Big Show

Athletes and officials of countries that participated in the just concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship has started departing Asaba for their various destinations. As promised by the Local Organising Committee for CAA Asaba 2018, airplanes were made readily available for the traveling contingents who all expressed delight at the hospitality and great championship which was heavily supported by the Delta State Government. In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head Media, and Publicity for…

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Excitement, eulogies as curtain draws on Asaba 2018, Algeria is host for 2020 Africa’s senior Athletics

Excitement, eulogies as curtain draws on Asaba 2018, Algeria is host for 2020 Africa’s senior Athletics

By Chukwudi Abiandu “I think on the whole, we’ve seen a very good finish, and I hope that everyone here (in Asaba) has thoroughly enjoyed one good week of high-quality athletics, I dare say, the first in the continent because there is something at stake.” That was the remark of the President of the African Sports Journalists Union (AIPF), Mr. Mitchel Obi while fielding questions at the media centre as the curtains draw this evening,…

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Okowa bags NOC merit award, Falilat Ogunkoya, Okagbare also; honour ’ll inspire me to do more, says Governor

Okowa bags NOC merit award, Falilat Ogunkoya, Okagbare also; honour ’ll inspire me to do more, says Governor

For his outstanding roles in the development of sports in the country, Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has received the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Merit Award. At a colourful ceremony held in Asaba Saturday, 4/9/2018 night, President of NOC, Engr. Habu Gumel personally presented the award to the governor at the ceremony, which also, saw such notables personalities as Rt. Hon. Sir Adetokumbo Ademola, Sir Awotire Eleyae, late Alhaji Babayo Shehu, Chief Falilat…

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Okagbare, Udo-Gabriel, Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma clinch gold for Nigeria in relay race

Okagbare, Udo-Gabriel, Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma clinch gold for Nigeria in relay race

Nigeria’s 4x100m relay golden ladies at Asaba 2018. Nigeria’s quartet of Blessing Okagbare, Joy Udo-Gabrie, Oluwatobiloba Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma in the 4x100m relay race gave a superlative account of themselves in the keenly contested race, coasting home to victory with a time of 43:77secs to clinch the gold medal for Nigeria. Joy Udo-Gabriel who started the race took off impressively, handing the baton to Okagbare, who effectively created the chance in the second leg…

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Asaba 2018: Media LOC clarifies sensational report about Stephen Keshi Stadium

Asaba 2018: Media LOC clarifies sensational report about Stephen Keshi Stadium

The Media department of the Asaba 2018 LOC has noted the report on some news platforms about a falling fence near the swimming pool area at the Stephen Keshi Stadium and described the report as sensational. Mr. Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Media and Publicity for the CAA Asaba 2018, in a statement, he faulted the way the incidence was reported to give a wrong perception of what actually happened. “It is unfortunate to see…

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Asaba 2018: We’ll probe water tanker collapse at Stephen Keshi Stadium, says Okowa

Asaba 2018: We’ll probe water tanker collapse at Stephen Keshi Stadium, says  Okowa

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered an investigation into the remote and immediate cause of the collapsed Water Tank behind the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium during the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships holding in Asaba In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa described the incident as regrettable but thanked God that no life was lost. Okowa who expressed concern over the collapse of the water…

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