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PPF releases names of 6 athletes to represent Nigeria in 2018 Commonwealth.

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The Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation on Wednesday announced the names of six athletes that will represent the country in the forthcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The Games will hold between April 4 and April 14.

Dayo Abulude, Secretary of the federation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the six athletes are made up of three males and three females.

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The male athletes are; Paul Kehinde, Ezuruike Roland and Ibrahim Abdulazeez, while the females are Ejike Lucy, Oyema Esther and Nwosu Ndidi.

Abulude said that the selection of the athletes was based on their current form and performance in camp.

“The coaches have done a good job by selecting those that they believe will do the country proud in Gold Coast, Australia.

“Nigerians should be rest assured that the para-powerlifters will come back home with medals at the end of the Games,’’ he said.

Abulude, however, commended the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for ensuring that the athletes go through adequate preparationsc and early camping, ahead of the Games.

NAN reports that Nigeria won four gold and two silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in para-powerlifing.

Team Nigeria will be participating in 10 events at the Gold Coast Games.

The are: Athletics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Basketball, Boxing, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Para-Table Tennis, Para -Athletics, Para-Powerlifting.

The Nigerian contingent is scheduled to leave for the Games on March 23.

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Opposition candidate accuses President macky sall of draining the country funds to debt.

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Opposition candidate bidding for presidential race has accuse the sitting president for draining the country to debt, adding that he and his brother are personally profiting and laundering money from the newly discovery of oil and gas reserves, before drilling has even begun.



The wealth that has come with the discovery of oil and gas reserves in Senegal has created other problems for the African nation.

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However, President Macky Sall, who is aiming for a second tenure has discarded the claim by stating that he is committed to tackle corruption as promised before being elected.

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Nigeria: You must not allow bloodshed – US Congressman writes Buhari

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Chris Smith, a Political Editor United State Congressman has urged Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the Presidential election coming up this weekend will be free and fair.



In a letter to President Buhari, he states that the outcome of the election should replicate the standard past administration ensured. and also put in the necessary measures to ensure there wont be bloodshed.

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In addition, Smith said. “Given the magnitude of global problems Secretary Pompeo must contend with, he should consider appointing a Special Envoy for Nigeria vested with full authority. “The State Department must use all tools at its disposal, including visa denial and sanctioning authority, to hold accountable those who undermine democracy and foment sectarian and ethnic violence.

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