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A Boxing Competition has been designed and organized to commemorate the 80th birthday of Alaafin of Oyo Kingdom, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who himself was a former boxer

Penpushing reports that, the competition will start with six regional qualifiers starting from South West between 18-20 May, 2018, with 80 boxers from the six states under male and female categories participating

The tournament tagged, ‘All Nigeria Boxing Championship’ will take place at Alake Sports Centre, Ijeja, Abeokuta on 18th - 20th May 2018,and it is also aimed to discover talented boxers, who will become a pride for Nigeria

Penpushing further reports that, the tournament which is the brainchild of ‘YESS Sports Promotion’ has it that the category of the fight include; male lightweight(60kg),lightweight(64),lightweight (75kg),middleweight(81kg),,heavyweight(91kg) and female category 57kg feather weight,60kg lightweight and 64kg lightweight

Meanwhile, the grand finale of the championship will take place on May 17, in Oyo town of Oyo State, where Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lmidi Olayiwola Adeyemi will be in attendance

 

The younger brother of the late Nigerian Soccer legend, Rasheed Yekini is dead, just about six years after the footballer’s demise, Penpushing reliably learnt

The lawyer to the late Rashidi Yekini, Jubril Mohammed confirmed the death, adding that the younger brother, Akeem passed on on Saturday, May 5 in Ijagbo, Kwara State, but the news only became prominent on Tuesday.

“Yes, he died on Saturday, he is the second to the last among five children of the Yekinis,” the lawyer stated.

Penpushing, however, recalled that, Akeem is the second of Rashidi Yekini’s sibling that will be passing away after their famous brother, while the sister, Rofiat, also died two years after the soccer legend died. The only surviving brother of late Rashidi is Ismaila who is based in Kaduna.

Also confirming the demise of Akeem, a member of Kwara Football Association, Wasiu Lawal, who visited the family on Tuesday, said the late Akeem died on Saturday in Ijagbo, Kwara and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

Penpushing learnt from the family source that, the deceased, a father of two only complained of malaria and body pains before his death, and that he is survived by two wives, two children and an aged mother.

The father of Nigerian Born British Boxer, Anthony Joshua was on Tuesday the guest of Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at a private meeting held at Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta

Penpushing reports that, the father of the world boxing champion, Jonathan Joshua, held a brief meeting with the governor, and while hosting his guests, Governor Amosun described the boxer as a pride for the state, as well as Nigeria.

The Governor further described the world boxing champion (Anthony Joshua) as a good Ambassador of the State, with exceptional attitude, despite his status, expressing delight at the warm reception given to him by Joshua when he visited United Kingdom, to watch his last match.

Amosun further commended the Nigerian Born British Boxer, for identifying with his root, noting that such attitude would place him among the world's greatest sportsmen.

The remains of Raymond Idoreyin King a former flying Eagles Goalkeepers were on Saturday committed to mother earth in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, where he largely spent part of his career, before death snatched him away.

Penpushing report that, journey to the grave of the flambouyant goalkeeper started on Friday with a lying-in-state at Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero area of Abeokuta, while the a burial service took place at Trinity Faith Mission International, Omida, Abeokuta.

The deceased had earlier being admitted for days at State Hospital, Sokenu in Abeokuta, but subsequently transferred   to General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State. He died on January 1, while arrangements were ongoing to raise fund for his medicare.

Penpushing report further that, the burial was attended by family members, some old colleagues in the soccer world, which include Friday Ekpo, Kadiri Ikhana, member of the Ogun State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), among others

The remains of Raymond Idoreyin King a former flying Eagles Goalkeepers were on Saturday committed to mother earth in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, where he largely spent part of his career, before death snatched him away.

Penpushing report that, journey to the grave of the flambouyant goalkeeper started on Friday with a lying-in-state at Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero area of Abeokuta, while the a burial service took place at Trinity Faith Mission International, Omida, Abeokuta.

The deceased had earlier being admitted for days at State Hospital, Sokenu in Abeokuta, but subsequently transferred   to General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State. He died on January 1, while arrangements were ongoing to raise fund for his medicare.

Penpushing report further that, the burial was attended by family members, some old colleagues in the soccer world, which include Friday Ekpo, Kadiri Ikhana, member of the Ogun State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), among others

The Secretary General of United Nations, António Guterres has called on participants and stakeholders in the forthcoming Olympic Games to use the gathering as beacon to human solidarity and truce to help spread a culture of peace across the world.

The call was contained in a press statement made available to Penpushing, noting further that, ‘in one week’s time, the world will gather in PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea, united by the Olympic Spirit: in solidarity; mutual respect; and friendly competition’.

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