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Team Nigeria brightened up the place with the national colours, green and white during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. 90 athletes will represent Nigeria in Australia and will compete in nine events including athletics, basketball, wrestling, weightlifting, boxing, table tennis, special sports and gymnastics. Led by Blessing Okagbare, the Nigerian representatives paraded themselves during the opening ceremony in traditional colours. There were all dressed in white-and-green native attires. They also completed their outfits with green scarfs for women and green cap for the men. Okagbare was the flag bearer during the parade for the opening ceremony. Ahead of the game, sports minister Solomon Dalung had promised financial rewards for medal-winning Nigerian athletes. Athletes who get gold medals for Nigeria will get $5,000 each. $3,000 each for silver-winning medalists and  $2, 000 for bronze.   From Pulse

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This article was first published on 4th April 2018


Chidinma Kalu is a trained psychologist and an entrepreneur. Aside from writing, she spends her time researching on anything that has her curiosity piqued. In 2016, her essay was shortlisted for a prize. She hopes to actually win something someday. ?

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