Nigeria wins big at intercontinental spelling bee Dubai competition

Nigerian representatives at this year’s Intercontinental Spelling Bee competition have won honours for the country.

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The team featured in two categories of the competition, which held at the Best Western plus Hotel, Deira Creek, Dubai.

The team won in the senior category through Oni Inioluwa Daniel, of the Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State, and came third with Olujobi Oluwadarasimi Opeyemi, also of Ambassadors College, Ota.

In the junior category, Pearl Koshi Etika-Matthews of Eni Memorial High School, Calabar, Cross Rivers State, came second, whilst Nanret Adamu from St. Augustine College, DU, Jos, Plateau State, emerged the most promising speller in the senior category.

The Nigerian Consulate in Dubai, represented by Consu, Wale Awolesi, donated $500 of his personal funds to the over $4,000 left to settle their bill. 

Executive Director of Peat Philips Foundation, Akin Olu-Philips, led the team to Dubai.

Peat Philips Foundation is the organiser of the local competition where winners that emerged represent Nigeria at the international competition.

The foundation started the international programme seven years ago and winners have enjoyed sponsorships to United States and United Kingdom.

(Source: Guardian)

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