As part of activities lined up to mark the 2022 edition of the Akada Children’s Book Festival (ACBF), organisers of the festival have announced their partnership with Chess in Slums Africa, a non-profit organisation that leverages the game of chess to lift disadvantaged children out of poverty and societal denigration. Recognised as Nigeria’s first and…
The Platform School, Ipaja, Lagos, has said the knowledge of chess game helps develop critical thinking in children.
After a number of challenges that threatened to spoil the party, the 26th edition of the bi-annual Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Games, hosted by the University
Starfield School, Agege, Lagos is set to raise chess prodigies for the nation. These indications emerged when the school hosted the maiden chess tournament for schools in Lagos.
4 Nov 2021
Chrisland High School, Ikeja, Lagos State, is celebrating the gold medal won by one of its students, Osiregbeme Egbakhumeh, at the just-ended National Youth Games
1 Oct 2021
Defending champions, Team Delta, has commenced their final preparation for the 2021 National Youth Games scheduled for Ilorin, Kwara State.
1 Aug 2021
David Amechi Nwobodo is more than a maverick in the Nigerian music industry. The Afro-fusion musician is one of the biggest chess hobbyists in the country. Now, with his latest effort – a countrywide chess tourney for students, alongside a chess-themed music album – he is stretching the narrative of strategic thinking and mental development…
2 Jul 2021
12-year-old chess prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra has made history, breaking an almost two-decade long record to become the world's youngest ever Grandmaster. Mishra, who is from New Jersey, US, broke Sergey Karjakin's record of 12 years and seven months in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday at the age of 12 years, four months and 25 days old.…
27 Jun 2021
Tunde Onakoya is the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, an initiative that aims to empower young ones in impoverished communities by using the game of chess. Tunde grew up in one of those communities with little hope of having a better life but chess helped him find a way out. Now he hopes to…
10 Apr 2021
As part of activities marking International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), an invitation chess tournament was recently held in Benin City. This event, which was coordinated
17 Nov 2020
The Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGoF) yesterday started its sports week, which will end on November 20. An internal circular signed by the Director of Human Resource Management, Mr. Abegunde Augustine O, said the weeklong competition would feature various board sports, including scrabble, chess, ayoo, draught and table tennis. According to…
13 Nov 2019
Former world scrabbless champion, Wellington Jighere and current number one chess player in Nigeria, Daniel Anwuli has won the scrabble and chess events of the 2019 Mindgames Championship, which ended at the Lagos Country Club at the weekend.