Lagos City Marathon: Ex-Olympian Urges Northern Governors To Emulate Sanwo-Olu

first_img Waziri who competed in the men’s marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics said he is very happy to see the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon move up the ladder from the World Athletics Bronze Level, it was during the regime of the former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to a World Athletics Silver Label month into the tenure of Sanwo-Olu. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas Head Communications and Media Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Waziri whose personal best is 2hours .15 minutes achieved over two decades ago is confident that Sanwo-Olu will take the race to Gold and even Platinum label. “I must say that I am very delighted with the way the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is getting bigger and bigger every year, from no label at all, it is now a Silver Label, I congratulate everyone that has worked hard to bring this to reality especially the Governor Sanwo-Olu and my amiable brother Yussuf Alli,” he said. Waziri noted that the gains accrued from the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon are enormous as Nigeria is beginning to claw her way back to relevance as far as long-distance races are concerned. “Since it (Access Bank Lagos City Marathon) started, it has been a blessing, the culture of long-distance races is back and more races are springing up from across the states. Well-respected former Nigerian road runner Yohanna Waziri has showered encomiums on the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his instant impact on the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Loading… Promoted Content7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In Hollywood11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “The athletes are also improving each year and they are getting good money for their hard work so it has really been a commendable innovation” For Waziri, it is not good enough that while Northern athletes rule long distant races in Nigeria, virtually none of their states boast of any world-class marathon as obtained in Lagos. “Yes, I will like to appeal to our governors in the North to learn from what Sanwo-Olu has continued in Lagos, we need quality races in the North, our region already boasts of top athletes and I know many more will be unearthed if we take this serious like Lagos is doing” Waziri concluded. The 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is billed for February 8 with a long list of Gold and Silver Labelled athletes already confirmed for the race. Since its inception, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has made a special concession to Nigerian athletes; carving out a separate reward system outside the general prize monies. Read Also:Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Olopade unveils $20,000 bonus With cars and prize monies being won each year by the runners, governors have been advised that crime and other vices can be reduced a great deal with the introduction of sporting events like the Lagos Marathon FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Oliseh: Why I can never consider Super Eagles job again

first_imgFormer Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has revealed why he will never coach the Nigeria national team again, given his unpleasant past experience. “Truth is, we have a foreign coach now and from what I heard and know, he is being paid four times the wages Stephen Keshi and I were paid and these are two players who won trophies for Nigeria. “I’ve never heard Gernot Rohr complain about wages. Keshi, while he was coaching, was always complaining, when I was coaching for four months, I was unpaid, for six months my assistants were unpaid, so I had to leave the job; we were also being frustrated.” The former Super Eagles captain also highlighted some of the lofty plans he had for the three-time African champions before he left the side after 14 games with only two losses. “I had good plans for the team. You will notice that at a time I brought in [Wilfred] Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, young players who are dominating now,” he continued. “I brought in a world-class goalkeeper [Carl Ikeme] because I felt the old breed were ready to leave. “The same philosophy I used while with the Eagles was the same philosophy France used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. read also:Oliseh joins anti-covid-19 campaign makes case for the elderly “Sometimes you ask yourself questions about Nigeria. You won laurels for the country as a player, you’re doing well as a coach, you were about qualifying for the World Cup and you’re unpaid for four months.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Oliseh had a great impact during his time with the West Africans as a player and was part of the side that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations. In 2015, he was appointed as coach of the Super Eagles taking over from another former international Stephen Keshi, who guided the side to clinch the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Oliseh, however, endured a torrid time while in charge of the West Africans and complained of poor treatment from his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The former Super Eagles captain has recalled the events that led him to quit his role as manager of the side in 2016. “No, I don’t have the intention of ever coaching the [Super] Eagles again,’ Oliseh said. “I loved working with the boys, I love coaching my country, but the atmosphere around it was no longer healthy. “I didn’t want the job anymore. Health-wise I was not feeling too good; secondly, we were owed salaries. I was spending money on my health and on my team. I just couldn’t die on the job. Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Most Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

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Spurs’ Son begins three-week military training: report

first_img All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve in the military for nearly two years, making up the bulk of Seoul’s 600,000-strong forces – who face off against North Korea’s army of 1.3 million. Loading… But Son was among the South Korean footballers who earned an exemption by winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.The 27-year-old’s Premier League season ended even before the coronavirus outbreak spread to Europe when he broke his arm against Aston Villa on February 16, and Spurs said he returned to South Korea for “personal reasons”.Son reported to a marines camp on the southern island of Jeju for his three-week basic training, Yonhap news agency reported.A Yonhap photo showed Son walking past a military truck and soldiers, wearing a green sweatshirt, a black cap and a face mask.“South Korean football star Son Heung-min enters the training facility of the 91st Battalion of the 9th Brigade of the Marine Corps,” the caption read.Son’s agency had earlier urged fans to refrain from attending the venue over virus concerns.“Son Heung-min is up for basic military training in April,” his agency said on his official Facebook account this month.“We have decided to not open to the public in active compliance with the government’s measures on the COVID-19,” it added.Son Heung-min won an exemption from South Korea’s full term of military serviceRead Also: Beckham gives verdict on Messi vs Ronaldo debateUnder the terms of his gold-winner’s exemption, Son only needs to complete his basic training and perform around 500 hours of community service to satisfy his conscription obligation.Basic training in the army is four weeks, but three weeks in the marines and navy.The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus and no date has yet been set for a resumption.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min began his three-week military training at a marines boot camp on Monday, a report said, with the Premier League on hold over the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Grave threat suspect falls

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the San Dionisio municipal police station. The 33-year-old resident Stephine JohnRedosendo was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 3:30 p.m. onOct. 28, a police report showed.  ILOILO City – A man was arrested forgrave threats in Barangay Canas, San Dionisio, Iloilo.center_img The court recommended a P3,000 bailbond for Redosendo’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Locals urged to visit Antique’s tourist sites

first_imgGuests partake of the roasted native pigs as part of the launching of the province’s bid as the Native Lechon Capital of the Philippines in Barangay Tuno, Tibiao, Antique on Oct. 27. ANTIQUE PIO “Our tourist arrival is nowincreasing,” he said. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department ofTourism-Region 6 (DOT-6) encouraged tourists and locals to experience theattraction sites of this province.      “Our tourist arrivals, while affectedby the Boracay closure, are starting to increase again this 2019,” hesaid.  He added that in 2015, there were only12,000 tourists who visited Tibiao; 29,000 in 2016 and 67,000 in 2017.  Meanwhile, a resort which won thecooking challenge during the festival, prepared dishes such as “chicken pandan”(marinated chicken in pandan leaves), “tamwa-an” or deep-fried grated cassavarolled into two-inch sized balls, and “linanggawan na tambo” or bamboo shootmixed with other ingredients and vinegar. During the Northern Antique RiverFestival, DOT-6 legal officer Sedfrey Cabaluna said the province has naturalattractions like rivers that could be a site for several unique activities forlocals and international tourists alike. The first of the two-day festival washeld at the Bugang River in Barangay Guia, Pandan, Antique on Oct. 26; whilethe second day was at the Lagdo and Butong rivers in Tibiao, Antique. center_img “We should value and preserve ournatural attractions like the river,” Cabaluna added. Tibiao tourism officer John PaulFernando on Monday hoped to lure more tourists to their town through thefestivity, which was initiated by resort owner Flord Nicson Calawag to promotetheir town’s tourism industry. Cabaluna said these waters were sitesof the river tubing races. He added that the province also launched its bid ofbecoming the “native lechon capitalof the Philippines.” He added that from January to Octoberthis year, 70,000 tourists visited the municipality. “We are expecting that by the end ofthe year we could reach the 100,000 tourist visitors targeted,” he said.         He added although most of the touristsare domestic, there are also Koreans, Russians, and Americans who come toTibiao after visiting Boracay Island in Aklan.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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‘Erring’ structures in Boracay demolished

first_imgThe structures include Aira Hotel,Ventoso Residences, Freestyle Academy Kite Surfing School, Kite Center atBanana Bay, Wind Riders Inn, Pahuwayan Suites, Boracay Gems, Unit 101 of 7Stones Boracay Suites, Unit 107 of 7 Stones Boracay Suites, and LumbungResidences.      The 25-meter beach easement ismeasured from the mean high water mark (the annual average of high and low tidelevels) to the shoreline. The added five meters has been imposed for the beachpath.  MALAY, Aklan – The BoracayInter-Agency Task Force headed by Environment secretary Roy Cimatu ordered theInter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) of the island to demolish“erring” structures which have allegedly encroach the beach-easement mark.                          “The law is clear. There can be nodemolition of homes, shops, small hotels and similar structures unlessauthorized by the court after a full trial. Without a trial and a court order,demolition amounts to the taking of property without due process of law, and isunconstitutional,” he added.    The Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group starts to demolish non-compliant establishments in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Thursday for their alleged encroachment of the beach-easement mark. NOEL CABOBOS/RADYOTODO/88.5FM/PN Boracay was closed for six months on April26 last year on the heels of “indiscriminate violation of laws” threatening itsenvironment.       Cimatu, meanwhile, said the easementrule has to be enforced on all non-compliant structures which continue toviolate the 30-meter beach easement, a measure which was strictly imposedfollowing the closure of the island for six months to give way for massivecleanup and repair works.     “We need to clear the easement ofobstructions and complete the circumferential road in Sitio Bulabog. Withoutthe road, the garbage in that area cannot be collected, ambulance and firetrucks could not also penetrate the area during emergency situations,” Cimatusaid. Prior to the closure, PresidentRodrigo Duterte said the island has become a cesspool due to the blatantdisregard of environmental laws.(With areport from Noel Cabobos/RadyoTodo/88.5FM/PN) Natividad Bernardino, general managerof the task force, said the complainants are the only remaining “non-compliant”to the 25+5-meter easement along the beach.   The BIARMG started to demolish thestructures yesterday following the expiration on Nov. 5 of the 20-day TemporaryRestraining Order (TRO) issued by Judge Ronald Exmundo of the Kalibo RegionalTrial Court in favor of the owners of 10 residential and commercial buildingsalong Bulabog Beach on Oct. 15.                   Meanwhile, business owners filed aninjunction case against the local government.  The group’s lawyer, Atty. SalvadorPaolo Panelo Jr., said the issuance of the TRO against the demolition waswarranted.              “Of the 52 non-compliant in theBulabog Beach, only 10 are remaining and these are the establishments whichwere the subject of the TRO,” Bernardino added.    “We have to show the government’sresolve in establishing order in Boracay and we have been fair enough in theenforcement of regulations here. Their structures have encroached on theeasement so they have to be demolished just like the others,” Bernardinosaid.  last_img read more

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Lesotho’s first lady charged with murder

first_imgFirst Lady Maesaiah Thabane (extreme left) handed herself in to be questioned by police in the southern African mountain kingdom. BBC Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has alsobeen questioned about the killing. First Lady Maesaiah Thabane handedherself in to be questioned by police in the southern African mountain kingdom. His estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane,was shot dead outside. (BBC) MASERU – The wife of the prime ministerof Lesotho is to be formally charged in court with murdering his previous wife.last_img read more

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6 Negros Occ. LGUs get brand-new fire trucks

first_imgThe fire truck operators underwenttwo-day training before driving home the vehicles to Negros Occidental, Candidosaid. Aside from Bacolod, the five otherrecipients are cities of San Carlos, Talisay, Escalante, La Carlota, and municipalityof Pulupandan. Bacolod received a water tender firetruck that has a water capacity of 2,400 gallons (10,000 liters) and which willyield an increase in water capacity in times of fire suppression which meanslesser damage to properties. The rest of units have 1,000 gallons of watercapacity. BACOLOD City – Six local government units in Negros Occidental, including thiscapital city, have each received brand-new Isuzu fire trucks from the Bureau ofFire Protection (BFP) of the Department of Interior and Local Government. Ploteña joined Mayor Evelio Leonardiaduring the turnover while the mayors of the five other recipient-LGUs alsoreceived the units together with their respective fire chiefs. The six brand-new Isuzu fire trucks turned over by the Bureau of Fire Protection of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to the six local government units in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City. These were presented by the local BFP officials to Gov. Eugenio Jose Locsin in a ceremony held at the Capitol grounds in Bacolod on Feb. 17, 2020. Provincial fire marshal, SuperintendentPamela Rojane Candido and Bacolod city fire marshal, Chief Inspector PublioPloteña presented the firefighting vehicles to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in aceremony held at the Provincial Capitol grounds. “We thank President Duterte and InteriorSecretary [Eduardo] Año for putting Bacolod among the top priority to receivethe much-needed equipment which will help the firefighting capabilities of ourBFP, and boost the development and progress of the city,” said Leonardia,national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, in an earlierstatement. With the arrival of the Isuzu unit,Bacolod, a highly-urbanized city, now has a total of 11 fire trucks. Atpresent, seven units are fully functional while the four are undergoingrehabilitation. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Duterte warns mayors: Enforce social distancing or face arrest

first_imgMANILA – Mayors who are not implementingthe social distancing measures in light of the Luzon-wide enhanced communityquarantine (ECQ) may face arrest, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte acknowledged that citygovernments had their own ordinances to observe, however he still stressed theneed to implement the measures adopted by the Department of Health during theECQ. “Kayongmga mayors, huwag kayong maglaro kasi ang ayaw ninyo mag-social distancing mapipilitan ako puntahan kita at arestuhinkita,” President Duterte said. “There seems to be a lack of uniformity inenforcing the social distancing rule.” He issued the warning in an address tothe nation on early Tuesday following several instances where the public areovercrowding in markets in Metro Manila.center_img “Alammo ‘pag hindi natin ito susunod, walang mangyari. Wala talagang mangyari. Kamidito salita nang salita hanggang makuha rin namin ang [COVID-19], baka una kaming mamatay,” he added. Following President Duterte’s warning,Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has directed the Philippine National Police(PNP) as well as local government units to shut down non-essential businessestablishments while the enhanced community quarantine is being enforced./PNlast_img read more

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Cimatu notes improvement in Boracay water quality

first_imgMANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that the water quality in the well-famed Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan has improved. Going back, Cimatu admitted that there are still structures built on Boracay’s forest lands. The owners were already given an ultimatum to take out their structures on the areas, but the implementation was postponed due to coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. DENR secretary Roy Cimatu said in a virtual press conference on Thursday that the safe level of water in Boracay is 100 mpn/100 ml for Class SB water which is suitable for swimming, skin diving and other recreational activities. He expressed gladness about the present water quality in the island as it is set reopen to Western Visayas tourists on June 16.“Malinis na kung maka 100. Kung mas mababa yan sa 100, mas malinis. So, ang average na nakukuha ko dito ay 1.0, from February. Pinakataas lang dito ay 20, so yan ang standard ngayon ng water quality dito sa Boracay. Wala na ‘yung cesspool. Gumanda pa lalo ng walang nag si-swimming,” Cimatu said. He added that from January to June, the highest average was at 7.1 while the average water quality last year was at 1.0 until December.DENR director and Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group general manager Natividad Bernardino, for her part, said since day one of the island’s closure, commercial establishments have already been required to connect to a sewerage system or to have their own sewerage treatment plant (STP).“Ang mga houses kailangan lagyan ng mga clusterized STP para connected na rin sila. But so far, lahat ng commercial establishments hindi pwedeng mag operate kung hindi sila connected or kung wala silang sewage,” she said.center_img The water quality in Boracay in Malay, Aklan is being closely monitored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ahead of the destination’s reopening to Western Visayas tourists. TTG ASIA “They should really make their presence there legal by making an appeal. Otherwise, ma-demolish talaga ‘yung kanilang building,” Cimatu said.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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