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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Nigeria Suspend Olympiad Training

The Late Nigerian President.

The Angola Chess Federation (FAX)’s secretary for marketing, António Santos, on Thursday here announced that the training programme that the Nigerian national chess team were to carry out in Angola has been postponed due to the death of that country’s president, Umaru Yar'Adua.

The Nigerian grand master Adulape Adu was also to participate in the Cuca International Tournament.António Santos revealed that the Nigerian team will actually fulfil their training programme in Angola as soon as the mourning period in Nigeria ends. Nigeria are set to participate in the Olympic tournament from September 20 to October 04, in Russia.

The former Nigerian President, Umaru Yar’Adua passed away on May 05, aged 58.

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