36yr old Nigerian man, Wellington Jighere won the World Scrabble
championship held in Perth, Australia. Wellington, from Delta state
defeated Lewis Mackay of Cambridge, England, by 448 points to 426 to win
the championship which was competed for by 450 players from around the
world. Jighere is the first Black African to win the Championship.
“I called to rejoice with you over your performance. You have done the
country proud, and we are very happy. Please, pass my congratulations to
other members of Team Nigeria,” President Buhari told Jighere.
Jighere was delighted by the phone call and pledged to bring more glory
to Nigeria. The five other Nigerian representatives finished in the top
50 scrabble players in the world bracket.
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