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4 Nov
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
Defending champions, Team Delta, has commenced their final preparation for the 2021 National Youth Games scheduled for Ilorin, Kwara State.
1 Aug
David 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 among…
2 Jul
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
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
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.
1 Jul 2019
Team E. Spartans (East) became the champions of the Total Nigeria Plc Managing Director’s Games, which ended at the Elegbeta Sports Complex, Apongbon, Lagos at the weekend. The championship, put together to promote healthy relationship among Total staffers, according to the organisers, featured four teams, including Trail Blazers (West), who came second in the tournament,…
24 Mar 2019
Eight-year-old Nigerian boy, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, has emerged winner of the statewide New York’s chess championship in the third-grade category...
13 Aug 2018
Nigerians have always had their way of relaxing through old, traditional games, even before the advent of modern video games and technology. These games have stood the test of time, remaining a leisurely and competitive sport for participants. Ayo or Ncho Easily the most popular traditional board game in Nigeria and well-known across Africa, this…
27 Jul 2018
On this day in 1904, Lyudmila Rudenko, one of the world’s most influential chess players, was born in Lubny, Ukraine. Google is commemorating the Grandmaster's achievements both on and off the board on what would have been her 114th birthday with a stylish doodle. Today's doodle draws artistic inspiration from 1960s graphic art and posters—reimagines…

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