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Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by seunlayi(m): 9:21am On Jul 30
Athletes and officials of Team Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are reportedly at loggerheads over phones given to athletes from each participating country by Samsung.

Samsung, who is one of the sponsors of the Olympics, gave a phone – Samsung S20+ 5G Olympics Games Athlete Edition – which costs over $1,000, to each athlete competing at the Olympics.

Our correspondent gathered that the procedure for collecting the phone was that each athlete was meant to go to Samsung office in Tokyo, scan with the Olympics accreditation tag and collect the phone.

But Team Nigeria officials reportedly collected the phone in bulk for all the athletes representing the country.

Trouble started in the Team Nigeria camp on Wednesday when the Athletics Integrity Unit disqualified 10 Nigerian athletes from competing in the track and field events of the 2020 Olympics after failing to meet anti-doping requirements.

A source in Tokyo, who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said the officials failed to give the 10 disqualified athletes their Samsung phonestakeholders
“Each athlete at the Olympics is entitled to one Samsung phone each. All they need to do is go to the Samsung office, scan their accreditation cards and get their phones. But the Nigerian delegation, through a very senior ministry official, went to the Samsung office and took all the phones for Team Nigeria athletes. Now the athletes went to meet the official and he said, ‘You are not competing, you can’t get a phone.’But that’s not the rule, the rule says as long as you are an accredited Olympic athlete, you are meant to get a phone, it’s your right. But they are holding the phone, they are not giving the athletes because of their incompetence at not making the athletes compete. It’s the incompetence of the federation and the ministry, who should have done the right thing by making sure that their three out of 10 out-of-competition tests is complete,” he told The PUNCH.

An athlete told our correspondent, “If we don’t get our phones, we will protest.
https://punchng.com/nigerian-officials-athletes-clash-over-samsung-phone-gifts/?amp

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Fahdiga(m): 9:27am On Jul 30
Nigeria is a disgrace to the world

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Ladumaa: 9:28am On Jul 30
grin Which way corruption!

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by madridguy(m): 9:28am On Jul 30
Corruption is our middle name kiss

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by 2dominate: 9:30am On Jul 30
Why always Nigeria?

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by AchalugoNwa(f): 9:31am On Jul 30
Fahdiga:
Nigeria is a disgrace to the world
very useless country

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by socialmediaman: 9:31am On Jul 30
Now the athletes went to meet the official and he said, ‘You are not competing, you can’t get a phone.’But that’s not the rule, the rule says as long as you are an accredited Olympic athlete, you are meant to get a phone, it’s your right.

The news is upsetting, but more upsetting is the timidity of Nigerian newspapers. Does the official not have a name? Did your informant not give you a name? Name and shame them, stop timid journalism!

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Nuelito: 9:32am On Jul 30
E bi things

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:32am On Jul 30
Are all these people mad ni bayi

Or what is the meaning of all these kinda rubbish and embarrassment for krissake ?

Fighting On top phones ??

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Upton: 9:32am On Jul 30
Buhari's house of commotion grin

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by theoneJabulani(m): 9:32am On Jul 30
These our officials always find way to disgrace us

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Macsjebs: 9:33am On Jul 30
Funny

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Fahdiga(m): 9:33am On Jul 30
AchalugoNwa:
very useless country
Sharing the same country with Monogamy and Co makes it more tiring

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Harpos2(m): 9:33am On Jul 30
Charity begins at home

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Holyman3(m): 9:33am On Jul 30
Always the Zoo

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Moneyboyz: 9:33am On Jul 30
Awon ole

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by saintol(m): 9:34am On Jul 30
Chai! See Naija yansh for Olympic. These people are just disgracing us everywhere they go. If "corruption" na game for Olympics, we fit dey win the Gold back to back.

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by falcon01: 9:34am On Jul 30
Imagine

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by LordVoldermort(m): 9:34am On Jul 30
Why is our own different

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by TOPCRUISE(m): 9:34am On Jul 30
This must be a joke.
That means the athletes were all used to get accreditation so as to sieze the Samsung Olympic phone gifts meant for them. But must our officials be wicked in everything.
The sports minister and all officials under him need to be sacked for this. I hate this kind of negligence which is obviously intentional. angry

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by FacelessKing: 9:34am On Jul 30
If you have any chance to leave this country, I beg you with your Children’s future - please leave.

Nigeria no go better!

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by olucsa: 9:34am On Jul 30
Nawa oo
Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by kindlyheart: 9:34am On Jul 30
it is only criminals that still chant one Nigeria with the current state of things and where this country is headed towards.

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Toluyitope: 9:34am On Jul 30
Disgrace

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by KIDfurniture(m): 9:34am On Jul 30
Nigeriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by trulymatters(m): 9:34am On Jul 30
Jonzing everywhere.

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Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Nobody: 9:35am On Jul 30
;Dy
Re: Corruption: Nigerian Officials, Athletes Clash Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts by Mordecai(m): 9:35am On Jul 30
undecided

Less than two weeks ago, a patriotic Nigerian asked them to take a stand for Nigeria, against the state-sanctioned corruption, banditry kidnapping etc.

They nearly lynched him. They did anyway, in their warped minds. And threw him out of the bus, in a show of loyalty to the corrupt officials.

Less than a month later, they are getting a feel of the uselessness of these same officials.

Didn't take long...

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