- Baba Sala’s friend, colleague, Ajimajasan dies few days apart
- Buhari calls late Hauwa Liman’s father
- Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate for 2019 Presidential Election
- Lagos APC shun NWC, declares Sanwo-Olu winner of governorship primary
- NWC cancels Lagos APC primaries, Sanwo-olu reportedly defeats Ambode
- Lagos APC Primaries: Buhari summons Tinubu, Ambode today
- Two Nigerian Air Force jets crash while rehearsing for Independence celebrations, 1 Pilot confirmed dead
- Osun State Election Result: Adeleke, PDP disappointed as errors emerge in Ayedaade, Osogbo poll results
- National Carrier Project: Nigeria Air has been suspended indefinitely
- Exam Malpractice: Senator Adeleke declared wanted by Police
Anthony Joshua Gets an OBE Honour From Queen Elizabeth II
Nigerian-born British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
An OBE is a Queen’s honour given to an individual for a major role in any activity such as business, sports, charity or the public sector.
Joshua is currently the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation titles after defeating Joseph Parker in their March unification clash in Cardiff and was honoured for his services to boxing.
The 28-year-old Joshua was rewarded with an MBE in 2013 after claiming an Olympic gold medal at the London 2012 Games.
A Joshua versus WBC champion Deontay Wilder is on the cards, but Joshua insists negotiations must remain ‘realistic’. “Everyone has seen the gold at the end of the rainbow, and everyone wants a piece,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s not a problem, there’s enough in the pot for everyone to eat, but just be realistic and that’s all it is.”
Other sports people honoured in the list announced on Friday night include England and Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish.