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Benin locked down for eighth Oba Golf tournament | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Benin Club Golf Section, Mayer Ologbosere

Benin locked down for eighth Oba Golf tournament | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Even with the actions at the Cameroun 2021 Africa Cup of Nations stealing the country’s attention, resident of Benin City and its environs say nothing compares to the eighth Oba of Benin Golf Tournament...

The Oba Cup tournament, which is one of the biggest golf events in the South-South region, will feature over 200 amateur and professional golfers from various clubs in the country.Captain of the Benin Club Golf Section, Mayer Ologbosere, revealed during a media briefing on Wednesday that the professional golfers will tee-off the competition on Wednesday through Thursday.

The captain added that today is day one and will feature players with handicaps 0-28 men, and 0-36 ladies, as well as all veterans and super veterans, while the cocktail party is slated for 6.00 pm.He added that hcp 0-18 men, as well as hcp 0-28 ladies, and all guests will exercise their skills at the event tomorrow, while dinner and presentation of trophies and prizes will hold by 6.00 p.m. same day.

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Even with the actions at the Cameroun 2021 Africa Cup of Nations stealing the country’s attention, resident of Benin City and its environs say nothing compares to the eighth Oba of Benin Golf Tournament, which holds today and tomorrow at Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS).He noted that the impressive road would complement the Sagamu-Benin Expressway that the Federal Government is currently reconstructing; also due for commissioning this year.reconstruction was flagged off in 2013 by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.Runsewe said the two-day tournament at the Benin Golf Club, which will involve 100 amateur golfers and invited professionals from the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria, is to honour the Oba as father of golf in Nigeria and a renowned traditional ruler in Africa.

The Oba Cup tournament, which is one of the biggest golf events in the South-South region, will feature over 200 amateur and professional golfers from various clubs in the country. Captain of the Benin Club Golf Section, Mayer Ologbosere, revealed during a media briefing on Wednesday that the professional golfers will tee-off the competition on Wednesday through Thursday. ‘‘That road enjoys a direct linkage with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that the Federal Government is rebuilding and due for completion later this year. The captain added that today is day one and will feature players with handicaps 0-28 men, and 0-36 ladies, as well as all veterans and super veterans, while the cocktail party is slated for 6. He said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari may have abandoned the project and that it has contributed to rising cases of kidnapping along the road.00 pm. ‘‘It is significant to note that the two road projects being commissioned today are federal roads. He added that hcp 0-18 men, as well as hcp 0-28 ladies, and all guests will exercise their skills at the event tomorrow, while dinner and presentation of trophies and prizes will hold by 6. In this article.

00 p. ‘‘These roads also fit well into our rail transportation masterplan that connects Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital to Kano, with Ogun State having more rail stations, along the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor. These axes that have been abandoned have been notorious for kidnapping activities.m. same day. ADVERTISEMENT Admiring the Gateway City Gate Project, the Nigerian leader said ‘‘it is not just a Park beautification project. Similarly, chairman of the tournament Organising Committee, Peace Anunah, confirmed that His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin Kingdom, will perform the ceremonial tee-off tomorrow by 9. YOU MAY.00 a.’’ He added that the project is also an ICON depicting the joining of hands for building the future of Ogun State in togetherness.

m. He added that players are expected from Ibori Golf and Country Club, Asaba; Ogunnu Golf Resort, Warri; Sapele Athletic Club, Delta State; UBTH Golf Club, Benin City; IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja; Ikoyi Golf Club, Lagos; Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri, Imo State; and many others. ‘‘You have made our great Party, the APC, proud too. “Winners in each category will get trophies and other prizes, while individual performances such as longest drive, and nearest the pin will be rewarded,” he concluded. In this article . ‘‘These lofty projects could not have materialised without your huge investment and commitment to security of lives and property.