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Monday, July 19, 2010

Wole Soyinka Chess Tournament

Nigerian literaly icon and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

By Niyi Alebiosu,
Lagos Monday, 19 July 2010

The Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF) has earmarked $100,000 (about N15million) as prize money for the maiden edition of Wole Soyinka International Master Chess tournament to commemorate the 77th birthday anniversary of the Nobel laureate next year.

The tournament which is being initiated by Vice Admiral Jubril Ayinla, (Rtd) Dr. Silvanus Ebigwe, Theophilus Caiafas, Professor Abisogun Leighh, Chief Dave Irabor and the incumbent President of NCF, DCP Sani Mohammed is scheduled to hold from July 10 to 17, 2011 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Speaking at a media parley in Lagos, Vice Admiral Ayinla said that the tournament would also have a Master Section.

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