Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,510,210 members, 5,721,181 topics. Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020 at 10:01 PM

Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN - Sports - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Entertainment / Sports / Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN (10445 Views)

Top 15 Blunders Of The 2016 Olympics with Pictures…#1 Is Horrific / Nigeria Vs Honduras: Rio 2016 Olympics 3rd Place (3 - 2) On 20th August 2016 / Chierika Ukogu Representing Nigeria At Rio 2016 Olympics (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by byteHead(m): 3:02pm On Sep 09, 2015

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has described as outright falsehood media reports that fleet footed Africa queen of the track and field, Blessing Okagbare, has been banned by the National Sports Commission and AFN from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, a member of the board of AFN and head of Communication and Media, the AFN described the report as false.
“Why would a reporter report that Okagbare has been banned from the Rio Olympics and will not attribute such an important story to a staff of NSC or AFN? The story is not true.’’
Mr. Thomas said that Okagbare has not done anything that warrants the federation to ban her.
“Even if Okagbare has done something and we intend to punish her, the secretary General will first write her a letter inviting her to face disciplinary committee where she will defend herself against the allegation. After a fair hearing, the disciplinary committee will make a recommendation to the board, and the board will now decide’’.
Mr. Thomas said as of Wednesday, AFN had not queried or summoned Okagbare to appear before a disciplinary committee.
He also argued that the NSC headed by Alhassan Yakmut will not ban Okagbare without a fair hearing if she committed any offense.
“Okagbare has not done anything to warrant NSC to ban her, but even if she did, the Director General is former athlete and an astute administrator, he will follow due process,’’ said Mr. Thomas.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/189728-rio-2016-olympics-okagbare-not-banned-afn.html

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by peterovanski(m): 3:05pm On Sep 09, 2015
Band.....not band. How dis one take affect J P Morgan policy abi even if she win alll d medal for brazil how e wan take affect price of petrol,garri,lending rate etc. Biko apiah mu
In obj's voice “COMOT FOR HERE JOOR"


Back to business

FTC.....he be like say some set (introvert,ladyf &co) don pass out for nairaland university ooo coz as new set dey make FTC dis days undecidedundecided just saying sha

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by menix(m): 3:17pm On Sep 09, 2015
Watin concern mii about banning or not when Aregbe never pay our salary instead I have been home searching for my FSLC..

4 Likes

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Chanchit: 3:22pm On Sep 09, 2015
I knew this ban can't last up to a week. Except they don clone athletes that would run for us @d olympics, cos all this remaining guys including the ones that came from abroad sabi carry last past relegation threatened teams.

8 Likes

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Nobody: 3:22pm On Sep 09, 2015
grin grin grin grin I know that they wont ban her, not when she is the best chance to cop some medals.
even if she slaps the DG, she will still run in Rio.

Lesson: Be the best at what you do and you will do shakara for a whole country continent tongue

9 Likes 1 Share

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by ritababe(f): 3:24pm On Sep 09, 2015
How dem go ban our only hope before

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by okotv(m): 5:04pm On Sep 09, 2015
Lalasticlala, front page please.


Safarigirl, oya show.
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by safarigirl(f): 5:18pm On Sep 09, 2015
okotv:
Lalasticlala, front page please.


Safarigirl, oya show.
it was predictable. The administrators are quite fickle. I'm sure they initially banned her, but rescinded the decision at the outcry that followed it. We know their way

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by asumo12: 5:22pm On Sep 09, 2015
undecided undecided undecided


3 Likes

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by HyDee001(m): 5:23pm On Sep 09, 2015

Better!
Besides, we all read of how the team was poorly motivated that we did not even have a corporate uniform. The only country there without an ordinary uniform!
Some idiots must have tampered with funds set for them.
We are in a season of probe, wind of probe would soon reach them.
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by grin88(m): 5:23pm On Sep 09, 2015
w
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by zinachidi(m): 5:23pm On Sep 09, 2015
safarigirl:
it was predictable. The administrators are quite fickle. I'm sure they initially banned her, but rescinded the decision at the outcry that followed it. We know their way
u just spoke my mind...
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Nobody: 5:23pm On Sep 09, 2015
Their only hope of Olympic medal.... grin Of course they would not ban her.
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Afam4eva(m): 5:23pm On Sep 09, 2015
This sounds more like it. The AFN have no moral justification to ban anyone especially Okagbare given the fact that she has given her all to Nigeria more than Nigeria has given to her. banning her will be an idiotic move as other countries will snap her immediately.

2 Likes

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by BrOwnSuga3: 5:23pm On Sep 09, 2015
Lol
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Demmocrats(m): 5:24pm On Sep 09, 2015
Thank God



The only hope we have in getting a medal.




Any way this is season two




Tomorrow another news about the matter will surface.

1 Like

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by BUAR(m): 5:25pm On Sep 09, 2015
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by nikkflexible(f): 5:25pm On Sep 09, 2015
..
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by jazinogold(m): 5:25pm On Sep 09, 2015
confused people. .
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by atlwireles: 5:25pm On Sep 09, 2015
Madness at every level of this government angry angry angry Ban her and watch her represent another country. angry angry angry angry

2 Likes

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by MRBENZENE(m): 5:26pm On Sep 09, 2015
better cos we need her. she is the only Nigerian that can bring us a medal
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by philfrey08: 5:27pm On Sep 09, 2015
We go still carry Gold
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by OVI75(m): 5:29pm On Sep 09, 2015
better for them.if them no want summon for wasting naijas (money from dullhari) without result.
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by bigerboy200: 5:29pm On Sep 09, 2015
Okagbare is surely bigger than d AFN.she can choose the competition she wants to partcipate in...AFN probably did ban her in a knee jerk reaction only to quickly back track cos they would hav faced a barrage of insults from Nigerians..

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by neolboy(m): 5:29pm On Sep 09, 2015
tot as much
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by timilehing(m): 5:31pm On Sep 09, 2015
Ok
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by ValerianSteel(m): 5:31pm On Sep 09, 2015
Knew it wouldn't last.
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Donkaz(m): 5:34pm On Sep 09, 2015
I fear o
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by Nobody: 5:36pm On Sep 09, 2015
So who was peddling all the falsehood?
The person needs to commit harakiri to restore his/her pride. RIP
Re: Rio 2016 Olympics: Okagbare Not Banned — AFN by teemyte(m): 5:40pm On Sep 09, 2015
Oju ti awon ota at last ooo

(1) (2) (Reply)

FC Barcelona Lagos (FCBESCOLA) School Fees / Victor Anichebe Refuses To Wear "Kick It Out" Jersey. / Ethiopia's Coach Confident As They Arrive In Calabar

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 81
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.