Delta State University  and  Obafemi Awolowo University have won gold medals in the men and women singles of the scrabble event at the ongoing Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) Games in Lagos.



Emmanuel Umujose who represented DELSU at the tertiary institutions’ competition, showed class in experience after 14 round of games when he recorded a total of 11 wins with a cumulative of 1411 points to edge out his rivals.

Emmanuel Umujose  and Akeem Oguntokun  having a handshake after Round 14


He was closely followed by second placed Akeem  Oguntokun of University of Ilorin  who dropped to the second place after a cumulative points  of 1141 despite recording 11 wins and three loses.



University of Port Harcourt  won the bronze medal through Harry Daturoko.



In the women singles, a stimulating display of word- power on the board by scrabble wonder-girl Priscilla Akhabue earned Obafemi Awolowo University the gold medal  ahead of University of Port-Harcourt and  host University of Lagos who won silver and bronze respectively.

Priscilla Akhabue displays her winning board

The 17-year old’s success did not come to many as a  surprise going by her prowess in the mindgame on Monday as she racked up a total of 13 wins and an unassailable cumulative of 2,214 from 14 games to reach the summit of her event.



UNIPORT’s Passfine  Deborah won silver after she scored 11 wins with a cumulative of 994 while Grace Jompe of UNILAG  got the bronze.



Meanwhile, the scrabble event continues with the Team event taken the centre stage.


Tournament Director Khaleel Adedeji and Coach Ayo Akinfemisoye


75 tertiary institutions across the country are participating at the Games which is designed for discovering talents and fostering unity amongst the students.




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