Commissioner For Youth, Social Development To Oversee Sports Commission

Wale JAGUN Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development in the state, Mr Segun Dawodu, should, henceforth, oversee the affairs of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC). He said that the leadership of the commission must now report to him through the Commissioner. A circular issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola , states that the governor has approved that Dawodu should henceforth perform supervisory responsibility over the Lagos State Sports Commission. The circular, dated 10th October, 2019, states that…

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Lagos Ready To Host U-20 Women’s World Cup – Gov. Sanwo-Olu

Our reporter Lagos State is ready to host participants and visitors coming for Under-20 Women World Cup that will be hosted by Nigeria in 2020, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured on Saturday. The Governor said that the State has started to put all facilities required to host the tournament in place ahead of its take off, noting that Lagos would do all within its capacity to give participants a comfort and make their experience rewarding. Sanwo-Olu spoke on Saturday while on inspection of the sporting facilities at the National Stadium in…

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Lagos Majority Leader Tasks Sports Commission To Do More In Developing Sports

Kunle ADELABU The Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, has charged the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) to be more alive to its responsibilities, especially in developing sports at the grassroots. The fourth term lawmaker stated this during the recently held 5th edition of the annual Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon held in Ikorodu. The marathon event is being solely sponsored by Hon. Agunbiade since its inception in 2016. The lawmaker called on the Lagos State Government, especially its sports commission (LSSC) to fully…

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3 Ikorodu Swimmers Called To National Camp

Kunle ADELABU Three of the five swimmers from Ikorodu that represented Lagos State at the just concluded National Youth Games in Ilorin have been called to the national camp. The three young swimmers won two gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals at the sporting games where the Lagos contingent finished second on the medals table. THE IMPACT reporter, who has been following the training activities of members of the Ikorodu Swimmers Club in Majidun, Ikorodu, met with the swimmers recently in the company of Prince Akeem Olukunga, a member…

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Winners, Other Participants In the 2019 Edition of the Oba Kabiru Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon Speak On Their Experiences.

The winners, first and second runners-up in the male and female categories of the 5th edition of the Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon spoke with members of THE IMPACT crew that covered the event – Kunle ADELABU, the Publisher/Reporter-in-Chief, as well as our reporters, Mariam AKINLOYE and Olatunji ADEMOLA, on their experiences and plans for the future. Excerpts: “I Made Up My Mind To Win From The Beginning” – Alloy, Overall Winner of the 2019 Oba Kabir Shotobi Mini-Marathon Race. Alloy Ifeanyi John, JSS3 student of Imota Community…

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5th Oba Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon: Ikorodu Constituency II Students Dominate 2019 Edition

Kunle ADELABU, Mariam AKINLOYE & Olatunji ADEMOLA -Oba Shotobi, Sen. Ogunlewe commend Hon. Agunbiade, clamour for stadium in Ikorodu Students from Ikorodu Constituency II in Ikorodu Division area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, emerged winners of the male and female categories of the 5th edition of the Oba Kabir Shotobi Independent Day Mini-Marathon held on Saturday, October 1, 2019. Alloy Ifeanyi John (147), JSS3 student of Imota Community Junior School, Imota, returned 44 minutes and 29 seconds to emerge the overall best athlete in the 10metres race while Akanbi Muslim…

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World Teachers’ Day Celebration: McAnthony Wins First Oba Kabir Shotobi Table Tennis Championship

Kunle ADELABU -As Ayangbure steals the show His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu , emerged the cynosure of all eyes at the grand finale of the maiden edition of the Oba Kabir Shotobi Table Tennis Championship which was part of the activities marking the 2019 edition of the World Teachers’ Day in Ikorodu. Mr McAnthony Adebayo, a teacher from Maya Junior Secondary School, emerged the winner of the table tennis competition, beating his opponent, Adeoye Toba, a young teacher from Anwar-ul-Islam Primary School, Ijede ,…

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2019 Oba Kabiru Shotobi Mini-Marathon: Lagos Sports Ministry Commends Screening Process

Kunle ADELABU -450 students screened so far Alhaji Hakeem Olukunga, Member representing Ikorodu division on the Governing Board of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), has commended the ongoing screening of athletes that will be participating in the 2019 Oba Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon coming up on October 1. About 500 students from over 50 schools across Ikorodu division have so far being medically screened for the annual marathon race. The 10km marathon, which is themed, ‘Marathon of Grace’ , is expected to kickoff at the Ayangbure palace in Ikorodu…

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Joy Cometh FC To Represent Ikorodu Division In National League

Kunle ADELABU Joy Cometh Football Club, a team owned by a leading Church in Ikorodu, Joy Cometh Ministries, will be representing Ikorodu Division and indeed, Lagos State, in the 2019/20 Nigerian National League season. The team , which won the Ikorodu Divisional Football league in 2016/17 season , will be playing at the Agege Stadium due to lack of standard stadium in Ikorodu. Joy Cometh will be playing in the Southern Conference B2 alongside Stationery Stores FC, Bayelsa United FC, Calabar Rovers FC, Crown FC, Atete FC, Bendel Insurance FC…

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Oshoala Named Falcons’ Captain

Ikorodu born and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has been named the new captain of the Super Falcons, replacing Desire Oparanozie, who led the team at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in June to reach the knockout stage for the first time in two decades. The change was announced by acting coach of the Falcons, Christopher Danjuma, on Tuesday. In a video posted on the Falcons official Twitter page, which was also re-tweeted by the Nigeria Football Federation handle, Danjuma urged the Falcons to cooperate with their new captain. While addressing…

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