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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

President Jonathan honours Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare

President Jonathan today September 11th honoured Africa's fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare. The Olympic and world Athletics Championship medalist was rewarded for her impressive performance at the recently concluded 2013 World Athletic Championship in Moscow. Blessing won the silver medal in the long jump and also placed third in the Women’s 200m race.

President Jonathan said Blessing, who is Africa's 100m record holder, and her coach would be considered for national honours and announced a cash gift of N3 million for her and N3.5million for her coach.

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wa he shd hav done long ago
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

why is the coach getting more money???? I don't get it.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Congrats to her and quite thoughful of Mr President to reward her hardwork.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

So very commendable! Nice one GEJ.

Ify Ejim said...

Honour well deserved Okagbare. Presido, u try small for ds one but u nid to do more.

ade baptista said...

9ice 1 mr president

Cintetic said...

Chai 3m abeg I must join sport or be a coach

bitchplis said...

When I first read 'N3m for her n N3.5m for her' coach earlier today I thought it was a mistake...na wah o.

Chikaka said...

Congrats. Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

And e nor wan give asuu 130billion,SMH!!!yet e dey share d small one wen dey.. nija! #callmeEvuls#

Anonymous said...

My baby Blessing. Great athlete she is...

Anonymous said...

Thank God they remember her. More Grace to U Blessing.
Rehoboth.

Anonymous said...

There's just nothing dat dis man will do to make us happy. #Yimu

Anonymous said...

Why give her coach more? No be she do the running?

Praise Family said...

only 3m, match alwc of footballers

Anonymous said...

she made us proud, she deserves it... u go girl! we proud of ya

Anonymous said...

she represent us wella..

sexy bitch said...

Such a small amount of cash

Anonymous said...

Proud of her..Nigaria too don dey get mouth..*wink*

John Jacob Y said...

She deserves everything good in life

Anonymous said...

Weyrey ni president yi sha, what has he done for Nigerian sport development?? blessing, is not Nigerian base and her success is down to her hard work.... president wey wan steal her shine

Osunde Nosa said...

congrats 2 her oo,n mak GEJ do sumfin abt dis ASUU strike oo,hux don tire me oooo. ***OvOxO nigga***

JOJO said...

That's nice,but why is the coach's money,more than her's?

Anonymous said...

Buh mr Presido n Fellow Widow can chop food worth billion naira in a year and now they are appreciating a recorder holder 3m fucking shit. Nigeria I hate thee

Anonymous said...

A very ridiculous gift; Mr President go and learn from other countries how they reward their sportsmen. Longest hisssssssss

Anonymous said...

Why 3.5m for the couch and 3M for Blessing? This is a clear case of " Monkey dey work, baboon dey chop" Looool hahah... Just kidding tho.... Congrats to her, well deserved.

love me said...

Linda I've miss Riri& CB stories pls luk 4 stories abt dem or beta still try bring dem 2geda

Slimy said...

Oga presido, wot of me?

chyko said...

Hard work really pays,enjoy ur cash Ble_ble!

Anonymous said...

Dat amount is too small 4 her, she worth more Dan dat.

Anonymous said...

Sage! Ehen ...Linda this night I will use marine rope and tie my two legs then pretend to b marmaid...dancing sakobi in d River.

Anonymous said...

Dats gud, thumbs up to Mr President

Anonymous said...

It's a shame on a nation like Nja to ve given someone who brought honours to the country just N3m. Despite all the efforts she has put into training. Common Mr President, you can do better to encourage others.

EDDIE~SYFAR said...

Cool. Bt HO̶̲̥̅̶̷̩̥̊͡ cum Ђeя̲̅ coach I̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ collecting M̶̲̥̅☺nε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ more than Ђeя̲̅.

Omo bendelie said...

Nice one Mr president she relli deserve even more

Anonymous said...

It's a shame on a nation like Nja to ve given someone who brought honours to the country just N3m. Despite all the efforts she has put into training. Common Mr President, you can do better to encourage others.

Anonymous said...

Only 3 million naira. That's crap

Anonymous said...

Pls can some of this coys such as glo and MTN start supporting and endorsing sports rather than dash money to certain artists who aren't even worth the dashing of money. As in seriously.

Anthony Dugbo said...

Deserving of her. Thank u mr president.

Adekunle Kazeem said...

Thank God, they are remembering athlete. Big up Jonathan, but fix this country esp corruption and amenities so that we can award you too.

nSI CAn said...

Quite encouragin...dat wld motivate odas to buckle UP.#i always dream of been d first Nigeria to win a GOLD medal in Gymnastic...at d Olympics##..if only my PoT-Belly wld make me bee#

Anonymous said...

Oga at the top don see another catch to lavish Nigeria's money on. See him face as he dey smile. Kai this man too like woman abeg!

Anonymous said...

Nice man

Vic said...

Sumed up to 6.5million. Jona students are still sitting at home.o

Anonymous said...

Asuu don get their moni??

Anonymous said...

Finally de do something for her!

Laribizzle

Anonymous said...

Τ̅ђα† nice.At least ђξ still values nigerians Fø̲̣̣я̅ their effort.

Twizzy said...

Great stuff. The minister of sport should do more too.some sport still need attention.

Anonymous said...

You are touching everywhere as your power reach. But opposite people will not see it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Pres. Jona. Well done for recognising that we are more than football.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, thumbs up, coach, wow

Anonymous said...

Blessing is beautiful sha...i'm actually crushing on her like serena williams

Anonymous said...

That's nice, good way to encourage her

Anonymous said...

Well done gej, dats a nice one

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, thumbs up, coach, wow

Anonymous said...

D money is too small jare





Mide

etochi21 said...

Long overdue..

etochi21 said...

Long overdue..

OliviaSilk said...

Only 3million?!!!! From the President?!

Rough Diamond said...

Its abt time!
She deserves it all!

CHRISTOPHER FORTUNE said...

3 million naira is way too small....

christlead said...

Keep the fire burning blessing, hard work pays

okwuchukwu ekweanya frank said...

Dat is good is wot we want at nigeria

Anonymous said...

Why her coach go collect money pass okagbare...rubbish..nobody even knows the coach name

Cute G said...

Impressive!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice one Mr President! That's motivation.

fara Oputa said...

She deserves it...... Kudos!

Mystique Makeovers said...

Hmmn...nice 1 tho.

chigozie adindu said...

She performed wonderfully

sholaamina said...

It's still same problem of putting square pegs in round holes. I don't know what labaran many who was useless as informatn minister can do as minister of defence. *sigh* Niger my country while everything is political.

caleb chuks said...

3m for her , 3.5m for her coach ....huh yet Nigeria î§ broke that she can't settle ASSU agreement. Na waoooooh

hilary obiorah said...

About time! If it were money she stole they for don honor am tey, tey. But na win she win, the must follow protocol.

Omoba junior said...

Over hyped Blessing... Her problem is not her talent .... We expect too much from her during meets... She always buckles...I hwever knw she'll get dere one day

Omoba junior said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

3m not good enough abeg

Anonymous said...

which smelling good,how is it good please,when he can and should have actually given her more.

Sane Mind said...

Congrats Blessing and a big thanks to you for not switching Nationality at least not yet cos even the federal government and their officials hailing you now dont know the pains behind the gain,,if anyone doubt me go to the national stadium and get opinions of our athletes!

Anonymous said...

I hate reading anything abt jona in the news... Anywayz God bless blessing and her family for making naija proud

Anonymous said...

I think the money is too small for two medals

Concerned Citizen said...

Abeg who run the run wey coach go get money pass am?!
We no go gree oh!

johnnie said...

What is thumbs up?will Johnathan give his own girl friend 3million naira for running?No.why give her 3mil den.its fucking too small

Anonymous said...

Nice 1 but Jona own no the pass national honours?very soon e go give national honours to dat benin boy who follow arik air to lagos..scumbag

Nuvi Honey said...

Huh? Why would the coach get more?

Anonymous said...

Share the money abeg, even if e no reach me, make people where deserve am follow chop abeg.

Nelo said...

Well deserved Blessing honey. so glad she's getting some of the recognition she deserves.

Anonymous said...

So the coach deserves more money than the person who actually won the medals. Or is it age they use in determining? Na wa o!

Anonymous said...

Ungrateful nation that is why we are like this. Coaches receive more than athletes they work very hard to see an athlete excell dummies.
Always appreciate what you have no matter how small or big.

Anonymous said...

Good comment

Anonymous said...

The girl nko see as she dey smile dey look president.

Anonymous said...

Ode...do u rily knw d meanin of Coach?check ur dictionary

Anonymous said...

Ode...do u rily d meanin of Coach?chek ur dictionary

TruelyTopaz said...

ermmmm the 3million is wayyyyyyyy toooo smallll......kai...give her 10million jare

3.5million is okay for the coach ..hehe

but na he should increase the money


at least he is even recognizing someone other than footballers.

Anonymous said...

How come Okagbare's coach is getting more money than her? Is he a white coach???

Anonymous said...

@Adekunle Kazeem, September 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM- WHAT ABOUT YOU- WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP FIX THE COUNTRY??? FRANKLY, I DON'T BLAME POLITICIANS BUT COMMON, ORDINARY NIGERIANS LIKE YOU WHO HAVE CORRUPTED AND DESTROYED THE COUNTRY. ORDINARY PEOPLE ARE EVEN WILLING TO SELL THEIR VOTES FOR MONEY

Anonymous said...

The coaches always get more. From the Super Eagles you will see the main coach gets more.

Anonymous said...

I mean, Blessing deserves all she gets. I agree with all of you, N3m is too small and she should get more. The girl is my pride and the pride of Naija. I have watched her live over the years in meets, Olympics and grand prixs. Couldn't make it to the recent world championships sadly but watched every moment on TV. I was in the London Anniversary games when she broke the 100m African record and I went wild. LOL! Yes, I am a big athletics fan!! I'm always routing for my girl and you should hear me scream when she is on the tracks. Well done, girl!! She needs a lot of encouragement and motivation and she is even going to create more records. Yes, N3m is quite small as I have already written but don't be deluded; you do not have many countries rewarding their athletes with money. National honours, yes but not money. That only happens mainly in the developing world. But I am all for the money because we do not have any other thing to offer her. I am hoping she gets National honours soon and a street named after her in the capital, as well as financial support to continue her training. Yes, she deserves all of that because it is not easy to excel and be world-recognised in an individual sport.

Anonymous said...

Mumu she was discovered in warri

Anonymous said...

Ur foolishness no get grade so Linda would go n bring dem together for u ba? Mumusco

Anonymous said...

Please i just had to ask anyone who knows ... which coach biko? the Naija one or the American one?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

oga o

Anonymous said...

If he gives more than dat,u people will say he has packed our mony 2 her,dat asuu is dere,he gave d one he knew dey won't crucify him 4 una stil dey complain dat its too small

Anonymous said...

Well spoken! I wonder where d niger delta militant was wen her state gov single handedly sponsored her to WAC in russia...if she didn't get such support dat eventually led to her winning @ russia I wonder if d clown will call her to dish 3million. BTW has his 53 gold coated iphones landed safely? Mtscheeeew

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