Oba Shotobi Mini-Marathon’s Organisers Extend Route To 10Km, Announce Progresses

Kunle ADELABU -Release time-table for 2019 edition Youth athletes from secondary schools across the six Local government and Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, are expected to cover 10km in this year’s edition of the annual Oba Kabir Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon. According to the Chairman, Planning Committee of the race, Mr Akeem Bello, this year’s edition, which is the fifth in the series,  is tagged, “Marathon of Grace”. The annual event is being sponsored by the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of…

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Photo News: Oba Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon: 2019 Logo Unveiled

Mariam Akinloye The 5th edition of the Oba Kabiru Shotobi’s Independence Day Mini-Marathon’s logo was on Friday unveiled at the Ayangbure palace, Ikorodu. At the unveiling were His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly and the sponsor of the race, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, the Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr Oluwatoyin Fafaar Bolowotan, Member, Governing Board, Lagos State Sports Commission, Prince Akeem Olukunga, the Chairman, Oba Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon, Pastor Akeem Bello, Chairman, NUT, Ikorodu branch, Comrade…

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Bolowotan Lauds Sanwo-Olu For Super Eagles’ AFCON Victory

The Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Oluwatoyin Gafaar Bolowotan has lauded the resilience of the Super Eagles following their 3-2 win over Cameroon at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations. Commending the team who came from a goal deficit to pip their arch rival and book a quarter final ticket, he said the victory calmed frayed nerves after their loss against Madagascar. Gafaar commended the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was physically present to cheer the team to victory. “Lagos State is known for excellence…

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Bolowotan Calls For Unity Among Sports Commission Staff Members

The Director-General, Lagos State Sport Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar Bolowotan, has enjoined staff members of the Lagos State Sports Commission to work as one if meaningful impact is to be made. He made this disclosure during his familiarisation tour of the Rowe Park Sports Centre,Yaba, Lagos, during the week. According to him, sports business is a 24/7 (Saturday and Sunday inclusive) event that requires all to work in harmony for a better result to be achieved, hence all hands have to be on deck. He told the staff members during the…

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Lagos SWAN Hails Appointment Of New DG, Lagos Sports Commission

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Lagos Chapter has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the appointment of Mr. Oluwatoyin Gaffar Bolowotan as new Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, saying that it is an indication of the government’s intention to develop sports at the grassroots. In a release, the Chairman, Debo Oshundun, stated the appointment of Bolowotan is like putting a round peg in a round hole because the appointee is a renowned football club owner and sports administrator. In his words, “This, we believe is a new dawn for…

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Oluwatoyin Gafaar ‘Bolowotan’: The New Face Of Sports In Lagos

Wale JAGUN The appointment of Mr Oluwatoyin Gafaar, popularly known and called ‘Bolowotan’ by his teeming admirers, sports family and generality of  Ikorodu people, on Thursday, June 20, 2019, did not come as a surprise to many who had long been expecting this unassuming sports administrator to emerge the arrow head of the sporting circle of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. After putting up a good fight for the Ikorodu Constituency I seat at the Lagos State House of Assembly as an aspirant on the platform of the All…

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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Bolowotan As DG Lagos Sports Commission

Kunle ADELABU His Excellency Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo – Olu, Governor of Lagos State has approved the disengagement of Mr. Babatunde Bank Anthony as the Director General of the State Sports Commission/ The Governor also  approved the appointment of Mr. Oluwatoyin Shakiru Gafaar Bolowotan as the new Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission. In a statement signed by Mr. Hakeem Muri Okunola, the Head of Service, the appointment is in line with the ongoing re-organisation of the State Public Service for efficient service delivery.  The appointment is with…

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Asisat Oshoala Emerges First African To Score In Women’s Uefa Champions League Final

Jare OLUKOTUN 25-year-old Ikorodu-born female footballer and Barcelona (Women) FC forward, Asisat Osoala, made history last weekend after scoring in the final of the women’s Uefa Champions League competition. The Nigeria international emerged as the first African female footballer to achieve the unique feat.  The Super Falcons attacker was introduced as an 87th-minute substitute in the Saturday’s final which made it her third appearance in the competition.  She came onto the pitch when her team was suffering a 4-0 loss to Lyon and scored just two minutes after her introduction…

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Testimonial Match: Ambode Receives Diouf, Kanu, Finidi, Zokora, Others

-Says sports remain veritable tool to grow economy Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday received top African football legends at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, urging countries in the continent to look inward and explore the possibility of using sports to grow their economies, saying sports remain a veritable tool to foster growth and development. Some of the African soccer legends who paid the courtesy visit to the Governor include Kanu Nwankwo, Finidi George, Victor Ikpeba, El Hadji Diouf, Diomansy Kamara, Didier Zokora, Khalilou Fadiga Austin Eguavoen,…

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Ikorodu Swimmers Clamour For Training, Competitions Ahead Of Edo 2020

Kunle ADELABU Lagos State Swimmers in Ikorodu Local Government have appealed to the state government, elected representatives and private organizations to assist them with trainings and competitions to prepare them towards the National Sports festival holding in Edo State in the year 2020. The swimmers, who have been representing the state at national sports festivals and other competitions, explained that they don’t want to wait for the state government which, according to them, usually calls them to camp few weeks to national sports festival, before they start preparation. To make…

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