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Nigeria Medalists Denied $90,000 Cash Rewards

Nigeria medalist at the just concluded Commonwealth Games has been denied their entitlement as promised by the Federal Government through the National Sports Commission.

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Nigeria, placed 9th on the medal table, won a total of 24 medals, 9 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze, the gold medalists were entitled to $5,000, $3,000 for silver medalists, and $2,000 for bronze winners.

The local athletes got angered, while their foreign colleagues were each paid $8,000.

It was gathered that the medalists are yet to receive their reward, and training grants as they departed to their various destinations, Wednesday.

The team of 90 athletes and 45 officials would be flown in two chartered Emirates Airlines to Abuja and Lagos respectively.


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