Dark
Light
Today: June 17, 2024
April 19, 2024
1 min read

Sowore visits chess sensation, Tunde Onokoya at Times Square

Popular human rights activist and former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, paid a visit to Times Square in New York City to support fellow Nigerian, Tunde Onakoya, as he attempts to set a new chess record for the longest continuous playing time.

A video captured Onakoya’s excitement upon meeting Sowore, as the chess player rose in amazement to greet the human rights activist. Sowore was accompanied by his allies and brought food items to support Onakoya during his marathon challenge.

Onakoya is aiming to break the Guinness World Record by playing chess for an incredible 58 hours straight. So far, he has impressively completed 16 hours of continuous play, demonstrating his strategic expertise and winning against every challenger.

The event started on Wednesday, April 17, with the conclusion set for April 19. Set against the backdrop of the bustling Times Square, Onakoya’s quest showcases his determination and skill as he takes on this formidable challenge.

The event is aimed at raising funds for educationally deprived children across Africa, according to Onokoya.

Previous Story

Abiodun donates 25 patrol vehicles, drones to Ogun police

Next Story

US Officials: Israeli missile strikes Iran; blasts heard

Latest from Blog

NLC, TUC picket IBEDC in Ogun

Members of the organized labour in Ogun State on Monday protested against the federal government’s elimination of power industry subsidies and hike in electricity

Ogun CJ frees 3 inmates

As part of its efforts to decongest correctional facilities across the Ogun state, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has granted amnesty to

Two killed in Ogun cult clash

Two persons have been reportedly killed on Sunday in a cult clash in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. The victims, allegedly members of the Eiye

Ogun evacuates, rehabilitates destitute

The Ogun State government has begun evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute with mental disorders who constitute environmental nuisance to communities across the state. Hon.

Pelican valley lights up Ogun communities

Pelican Valley estate has installed industrial solar lights in over ten neighboring communities in Ogun state. The community includes Kobape, Egbeda, Galatia, Masha, Mosunmore,

Ogun  IPAC gets new chairman

Comrade Sanyaolu Abayomi of Action Alliance ( AA) has emerged as the newly elected Chairman of  Inter-Party Advisory Council ( IPAC) in Ogun State.  The

OGHA passes N703.02Bn 2024 budget

The Ogun State House of Assembly has on Thursday passed N703,028,013,431.64 as the Year 2024 Appropriation bill. The bills which was earlier presented to

Ogun set to distribute 5000 CofO

The Ogun state government will distribute 5000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) to beneficiaries on Friday, December 1 2023. According to a statement
Go toTop

Don't Miss

BREAKING: FG drops treason case against Sowore, Olawale, after 5 years of woeful prosecution

According to a letter dated February 15, 2024, signed by

Oyo AAC calls for end to Sowore’s trial, says it is political persecution

The statement comes ahead of Sowore's upcoming court appearance on