The 2022 NUGA games which was hosted by the University of Lagos, Akoka, didn’t go by without its wins, drama and side attractions. Apart from the categories of games, some hilarious sights situations occurred. Below are a few of them.
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS SIX-PACKS GANG
UNILAG is the host of the 2022 Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) and the institution’s athletes want to emphasize to others that THIS IS LAGOS with their stunts. Handy evidence is the institution’s swimming team macho display and then to ask anyone who cares to hear that “Can your school can?” Was it a damsel that took the picture? The boys actually, truly flaunt their wet muscles.
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF OYE-EKITI (FUOYE) “JACKIE CHAN”
A FUOYE babe, Barakat Opeyemi of the Department of Microbiology has made her alma mater proud by winning a gold medal in the female Taekwondo. Big deal. Barakat is the first to win a gold medal for FUOYE at NUGA and that’s a whole bottle of Champagne going for the splash.
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (OAU) “and co.”
After NUGA organisers had told all participants that a maximum of 20 students representing a school are allowed to partake in the opening ceremony parade, OAU students, close to 500, revolted openly and insisted they will ALL feature in the parade. The NUGA officials must have felt something like, “make dem carry dem wahala go”, and so eventually allowed the flood of Ife aluta in their blue ankara do as they wished.
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS BABE DUG OUT GOLD IN 33 MINUTES, 27 SECONDS!
This Akokite bagged Unilag’s first gold medal at the NUGA Games. She did the 5000m walk race in 33 minutes, 27 seconds. It’s like she has Kenyan blood in her veins. That’s a good timing record for her alma mater, the NUGA Games host.
UNIBEN’s “OLD-FASHIONED” BUS
We think UniBen is trying to drive a point home, and that is the Federal Government should pay up ASUU and at the same time, flush enough funds into the Nigerian education system. If the Federal Government would do, the all-mighty UniBen students won’t ever, never need to come to Lagos in a rickety metal box.