Asaba 2018 and Abati’s disgraceful outburst

By FRED EDOREH Despite the initial flight connection difficulties she experienced, alongside some other athletes, on arrival in Lagos for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, women 100 and 200 meters champion, Marie Josse Tah Lou, returned to Côte d’Ivoire a very happy lady. She took to her Facebook page on Monday to express her joy. “Dear all,” she wrote, “I’m proud to know that all the work that has been shot for years is paying. I’m happy to announce that I come back from these African Championships with 3 medals, including 2 Gold and silver. I asked God, he
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CAA Asaba 2018: Ogba condoles with Kenya over death of former world champion

The Local Organizing Committee, LOC for the recently concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championships, has expressed deep shock at the news of the sudden death of Kenyan athlete, Nicholas Kiplagat Bett. Bett passed away on Wednesday morning, a day after returning from Asaba, Delta State where he and his colleagues did Kenya proud to emerge as the overall champions at the continent’s flagship athletics event; a feat the East African country last achieved over three decades ago. In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018, the LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba said the sudden demise
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CAA ASABA 2018 Fallout: Ogba Threatens To Sue Abati Over ‘Disgraceful’ Article

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 Asaba 2018 as a disgrace shows he is acting in a manner that suggests that he is being used”. In a statement by Olukayode Thomas, Ogba said it is regrettable that Abati wrote authoritatively about a subject he has no first-hand information on. “He was not in Asaba,
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African Championships: Athletes depart Asaba after big show

Athletes and officials of countries that participated in the just concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship have already started departing Asaba for their various destinations. As promised by the Local Organising Committee for CAA Asaba 2018, airplanes were made available for the traveling contingents who all expressed delight at Nigerian hospitability. In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head Media and Publicity for CAA Asaba 2018, the LOC boss, Solomon Ogba thanked all the athletes and officials from all the participating countries for making the 2018 African Championships a memorable one. Mr Ogba said despite the initial setbacks which were
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Asaba 2018: Nigeria wins three more gold medals on final day

Team Nigeria ended their campaign on a blistering note at the 21st Senior Athletics Championships; winning three gold medals on the final day of action at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State. The last set of gold medals for Nigeria came in the Triple Jump Event, 400m Women’s Hurdles Event and the 4x400m Women’s Relay event. Though Nigeria won a silver medal in the 200m event and two more bronze medals in the javelin men and 4x400m men’s event, it was not enough to give Nigeria a better finish in the biennial athletics championships as the hosts finished
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Asaba 2018: Okagbare In Action As Team Nigeria Win Three More Gold Medals

After pulling out of the 100m and 200m events, Blessing Okagbare was in action on the Day 3 of action at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships and she made her presence count; helping Nigeria to a gold medal in the 4x100m women’s event. The gold medal-winning quartet for Nigeria had youngster, Joy Udo-Gabriel starting off in grand style before Okagbare took the second leg and handed nicely to Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma held her own to give Nigeria a precious gold medal ahead of the Ivorian quartet led by Ahuriele Ta Lou. The Nigerian ladies posted an impressive
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Asaba 2018:  Amusan, Enekwechi  Strike Gold For Nigeria 

….. As IAAF President Promises More Support For Africa  The host country for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Nigeria started raking in medals with Tobiloba Amusan and Enekwechi Chukwebuka winning two gold medals for the country on the Day 2 of action in Asaba. Amusan who is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion had given her words on the eve of the commencement of CAA Asaba 2018 that Team Nigeria will be putting her best foot forward and she did not disappoint; winning the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.86secs. There was more to cheer for Nigeria in the Men’s Shot
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ASABA 2018: IAAF PRESIDENT ARRIVES AHEAD OF OPENING CEREMONY

The President of the International Association of Athletics Federations,  (IAAF), Sebastian Coe has arrived in Asaba, Delta State ahead of the commencement of the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship. The IAAF boss came with some other officials of the world Athletics governing athletics body to savour the best of Athletics in Africa. On arrival, Coe was treated to some dance steps by the Delta State troupe and he expressed delight at the rosy welcome he was accorded by the Local Organising Chairman, Solomon Ogba and other officials. Arriving same time on Tuesday with the IAAF President in Asaba was the
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Final List Of Journalists For Accreditation Released

Thank you all for your interest shown in covering the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships. Below is the second/final list of journalists and media practioneers shortlisted for accreditation You can come over to Vertex Hotel, 16 Fumnaya/12 Odiachi Street Off Nnebisi Road, Asaba Delta state (Behind Sterling Bank) The Hotel is along same road with the Stephen Keshi Stadium. Ministry of Information Team 1. Samuel Ugbaja 2. Churchill Oyowe 3. Donald Monu 4. Isaac Ogerugba 5. Christopher Nwaoboshi 6. Ifeanyi Eluemunor 7. Patrick Mgbodo 8. Tobore Umukoro 9. Bosh Iwobi 10. Evelyn Binitie 11. Tunde Omonode 12. Idowu Oyita 13.
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Asaba 2018:  Ogba, CAA President Promise Best African Championships

The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Solomon Ogba has given assurances that Asaba 2018 will not only live up to expectations but will surpass previous events hosted on the continent. Ogba gave the pledge at the CAA press conference held on Monday at the Media center at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. The LOC boss said though they are a few places still being perfected, all will be ready ahead of the August 1 opening ceremony at the Gov. Okowa Main Bowl at the newly completed Stephen Keshi Stadium He said: This is
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