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Asaba 2018: Thousands Escape Death As ‘Substandard’ Overhead Water Tank Collapses

Thousands of athletes and spectators on Thursday narrowly escaped death following the collapse of a substandard overhead water tank at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State, during the ongoing 21st African Senior Athletics Championships, tagged ‘Asaba 2018’. The collapsed water tank, which created panic among the athletes and spectators, …

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Asaba 2018 fallout: Workers, guards block roads over unpaid allowances

Hundreds of menial workers and private security guards yesterday trooped to the streets of Asaba, the Delta State capital, protesting over their unpaid salaries and maltreatment by the Local Organizing Committee of the African Senior Athletics Championship. The protesters, comprising those engaged by private consultants, namely, Dambiri Global, Top Private …

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Some serious lessons from Asaba

That notwithstanding, there are still some lessons to learn from the biennial competition.  By the time I wrote this column, a number of finals involving Uganda at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships were yet to be run. These included the 200m, 800m, 1500m, steeplechase and 5000m. With people like Winnie …

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