Delta State Wellington Jighere Wins World Scrabble Championship

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Felix Brambaifa

Delta State Wellington Jighere wins Championship to become the first black man to win the title. His win definitely is a boost to the international image.


Little wonder of NIGERIAN called him in person to congratulate his achievement for the country.

“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 ,” President told Jighere.


The 37 years clinched the title by defeating Mackay of Cambridge by 448 to 426 in a world competition competed for by 450 players.

The other members of the team Nigeria also made into the 50 top players list.

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