Those adopted by the Governor include Favour Ofili, Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru and Raymond Ekevwo.
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The petition was signed by 350,000 people over nine days.
Nadal, the 20-time Grand Slam champion from Spain, is a two-time Olympic gold medallist, having won the singles event in Beijing and the doubles eight years later at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
To this end, a number of athletics meetings have been secured in the United States of America while a five-nation relay meeting is also on the card to hold in Nigeria before the window for qualification closes on June 29, 2021.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament is scheduled to run from July 21 to August 7.
There are now just 99 days until the competition is scheduled to begin, but there are fears it may have to be scrapped with COVID cases once again rising in Japan.
Listed among the 73 men competing at the WSQT and seeded number two behind England’s Liam Pitchford, Aruna on Sunday fell to Russian sensation Vladimir Sidorenko 4-2 (11-3, 11-13, 11-6, 9-11, 4-11, 7-11) to miss out from picking his ticket from WSQT.
Though much of Japan is under a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, Tokyo organisers have consistently vowed to press ahead with the Games scheduled to open on July 23 after having been postponed in March last year.
“We have decided the venues and schedule, and the people involved are working on preparations, including infection control,” the Kyodo news agency quoted government spokesman Katsunobu Kato as saying.
The comments, less than 200 days before the postponed Games start in July, come with greater Tokyo under a state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases and with countries around the world battling outbreaks.
Gumel, in his new year message to his immediate constituency and the corporate world, thanked all and sundry for their support for the success recorded thus far.
The minister made this known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser (Media), John Joshua-Akanji on Wednesday in Abuja.
A three-judge panel unanimously agreed that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) failed to provide authentic drug-test data upon request by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), although the two-year ban is half the length requested by WADA.
The New York Times however reports that the ban has been cut in half and now stands at two years and states that CAS will confirm the reduction at 3pm.
The International Olympics Committee’s executive board approved the new sport Monday as part of a broader decision on Paris 2024’s event programme and athlete quotas.
The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government were forced to put off the Games for a year in March as the coronavirus spread rapidly around the world.
The Olympic organisers said this on Thursday.
Russia was sanctioned last year after the World Anti-Doping Agency concluded that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked to positive doping tests in laboratory data that could have helped identify drug cheats.
Abe, who announced his resignation on Friday, had been all but synonymous with Tokyo 2020.
John Joshua-Akanji, the Minister’s Special Adviser (Media), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.