Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, November 09, 2015

Scrabble champion

The Super Eagles (Nigeria's national football team) has made the World Cup half a dozen times, but has not come close to winning the big prize.

Now, in Scrabble...

Nigeria celebrates Africa's first English-language Scrabble win
Nigerians have been congratulating countryman Wellington Jighere, who has become the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship…

Jighere
The 32-year-old beat Englishman Lewis MacKay 4-0 in the final in Australia.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was among those to congratulate him, saying he has "done the country proud".

Mr Jighere said on his Facebook page that he felt he was playing with the "whole continent" behind him…

The champion will be coming home with a $10,000 (£6,600) prize but now has to find a job.

He recently finished his national service [National Youth Service Corps] following his graduation from university, but took a few months off from looking for work in order to prepare for the championship…
The winning board


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