Nigerians have been congratulating countryman Wellington Jighere, who has become the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship. The 32-year-old beat Englishman Lewis MacKay 4-0 in the final in Australia. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was among those to congratulate him, saying he has "done the country proud".

Mr Jighere who graduated university earlier this year, was said to have felt that he played with the "whole continent" behind him. He added that it "still baffles" him that he managed to win, given how tired he felt as he had "not slept well in about a week".

Wellington and the five other members of the Nigerian team only arrived Down Under the day before the tournament started, so didn't really have much of a chance to get over the 20-hour flight or the seven-hour time difference.