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Federal Government to Invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria



Joshua Anthony

Photo credit: Twitter- @anthonyfjoshua

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed in Lagos on Tuesday that the Federal Government will invite the newly crowned unified World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, to the country.

He said the government had congratulated Joshua, who recently defeated Ukranian Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified World Heavyweight Champion.

The minister said Nigeria is proud to be associated with the new champion, whose Nigerian heritage he has publicly acknowledged.

My heart is in Nigeria, My heart is in Britain. I am a Nigerian man by blood, yes,” the Minister quoted Joshua as saying in a recent interview.

He added that the boxer in the interview said the secret of his success is connected to Nigerian cuisine such as pounded yam, eba, and egusi.

He also praised enthusiastically his “undying spirit, coming off the canvas after he was knocked down by Klitschko in the sixth round to win by a Technical Knock Out in the 11th round of their pulsating fight”

Joshua, 27, was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother and British father of Nigerian and Irish descent. He made his professional debut in 2013 after spending some of his early years in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, before returning to the UK to join Kings Langley Secondary School.


  1. Me

    May 2, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    A nation ruled by clowns!
    Any Nigerian who succeeds, does so IN SPITE OF the horrendous conditions our irresponsible ‘leaders’ subject us to. However, at the slightest sign of success, the said leadership will bring out their worthless chests and be claiming ‘national pride’. Let me not call them the names I feel like calling them. Looooong hiss!

  2. Zom

    May 2, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    See claiming! ???

  3. Truth

    May 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Instead of looking outside for what another country molded and nurtured, Nigeria needs to develop its own from scratch. Citizenship due to birth doesn’t make one Nigerian, yes he is of Nigerian decent, but Nigeria did not raise him or give him the opportunity to get to where he is. It’s like a deadbeat dad, coming to claim his son once he had become a billionaire when he didn’t contribute anything, other than sperm to create that child. Nigeria embraces the ingenuity and talents in your country and lets these kids excel so that truly Naija can have something to be proud of.

  4. Jaygirl

    May 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Glory hunters mtchew.

  5. Noms

    May 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    If he had remained in Nigeria, I’m sure his careers won’t have seen the light of day. They are so many raw talents here in Nigeria but no support for them to refine their talents. The money FGN will spend in bringing him should be channelled into getting some training equipment for those interested in boxing, I think that will be a better way to honor him

  6. John wicke

    May 2, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    To come f**king do what in this damn British enterprise called Nigeria? Hell no!
    Dude u better turn this bitches down. Tell them u don’t wanna come get stain cos everywhere is looking f**king messed up with corruption. I hate Nigeria I wish I was never born here. F**k Nigeria! British business.

  7. survivor

    May 2, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Instead off this clowns in govt. To focus on that ejeba guy that represented at the Olympics.. Them dey do se karimi

  8. Maria

    May 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I have been binge watching his documentaries on Youtube all day comes across as a real nice and humble guy. Oh and all his mates from back in the day call him Femi that is what he was known as growing up and is still known as by his inner circle and long time friends. Got a pretty sister too

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