Athletics

Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 400 meters at world championships

American sprinter Allyson Felix won the 400 meters in 49.26 seconds on Thursday to earn her ninth world championship gold medal. Her total is second only to Usain Bolt, who later won the men’s 200 final for his 10th world title. Ten years after she won her first gold, a 200-meter title in Helsinki, Felix… Continue reading Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 400 meters at world championships

Athletics

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

Usain Bolt won the rematch and 200m gold as he ran a wonderful bend to once again leave rival Justin Gatlin chasing silver and fresh air. On a sweaty, sticky night in the Bird’s Nest, Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and opened up an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away… Continue reading Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

Athletics · Inspiration

YouTube-inspired Julius Yego enjoys win

Kenya’s Julius Yego, who refined his javelin technique watching YouTube videos, says his World Championship gold medal was “really unbelievable”. At 5ft 9ins, the 26-year-old is relatively diminutive in the sport, but he threw 92.72m – a Commonwealth record – to win the competition by nearly four metres. “I had a serious injury and thought… Continue reading YouTube-inspired Julius Yego enjoys win

Athletics · Inspiration

110m hurdler Merritt to receive sister’s kidney

American hurdler Aries Merritt will have a kidney transplant following the World Championships. The Olympic champion and 110m world record holder, 30, has a rare genetic disorder and will receive a kidney from his sister on 1 September. Merritt ran 13.25 seconds to win his heat on Wednesday and qualify for Thursday’s semi-finals in Beijing.… Continue reading 110m hurdler Merritt to receive sister’s kidney

General

Man goes to jail for rejecting judge’s verdict

A complainant, Ebenezer Agbetuyi, was on Monday sent to prison after he violently opposed the verdict of an Ekiti State Customary Court on his suit seeking the dissolution of his 11-year-old marriage. Mr. Agbetuyi dragged his wife, Bukola Agbetuyi, before the court asking for a dissolution of the marriage and praying the court to allow… Continue reading Man goes to jail for rejecting judge’s verdict

Politics

Clinton’s favorability ratings lowest since 2001: CNN poll

Hillary Clinton’s lead in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed and her overall favorability ratings have fallen to their lowest levels since 2001, CNN reported on Wednesday. It said 47 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters surveyed in a poll this month said they supported Clinton for the party’s nomination, down… Continue reading Clinton’s favorability ratings lowest since 2001: CNN poll

General

NDDC diverted N183bn Niger Delta development money, Auditor General insists

At least N183 billion that was meant for the development of Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta, was diverted by those put in charge of the government development commission for the area, the Auditor General of the Federation, Samuel Ukura said Wednesday. Mr. Ukura insisted on the veracity of his special audit report accusing the management… Continue reading NDDC diverted N183bn Niger Delta development money, Auditor General insists