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    Enugu Set to Hold First Gaming Conference

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    The Enugu State Gaming and Lotto Commission (ESGC) says plans are underway to hold the inaugural Gaming Conference in the state.

    In a statement to newsmen in Enugu yesterday, Chief Executive Officer of the ESGC, Arinze Arum said that the conference will establish Enugu as the leading destination for gambling tourism in Nigeria.

    Arun noted that the conference, slated for June 27th, 2024 at the Amadeo Event Centre, with the theme: Exploring the Future of Gaming: Innovations and Collaborations’, will bring together industry stakeholders to explore new opportunities and collaborations within the gaming sector.

    “This conference marks a pivotal moment for the gaming industry in Enugu State,” said Arum. “It’s an opportunity for us to showcase how far we have come in regulating and managing the gaming landscape in our state,”.

    He maintained that it will provide opportunities for strategic partnerships between casino operators and hospitality providers and further unlock new avenues for growth and prosperity within our state.

    He noted that the event will also provide attendees with insights into regulatory practices, market trends, and potential investment opportunities within the gaming sector.

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    Celebrate Ileya Festival with Remi Aluko, Wale Thompson, Sir Shina Peters at Avalanche Club

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    Avalanche Club is set to become the epicentre of celebration this Ileya Festival with a lineup of electrifying performances by some of Nigeria’s most beloved musicians.

    The festivities kick off this Friday, June 14, with a performance by the renowned fuji musician King Aderemi Aluko. Known for his dynamic stage presence and captivating fuji beats, Aluko promises to deliver a show that attendees won’t soon forget.

     

    Also read: Egungun festival in Oyo: A Spectacular Fusion of Egungun Masquerade, Fuji Music and Amala Cuisine

     

    IGWE as his fans love to call him is having the official welcome dance after a successful tour of Canada. Lovers of his music are assured of new fusion of fast tempo beats laced with lyrics that narrates his experience while in Canada.

    On Sunday, June 16, the celebration continues with juju music sensation Witty Wale Thompson.

    Thompson, a maestro of the juju genre, will take the stage at 7pm, bringing his smooth rhythms and engaging melodies to the delighted crowd. His performance is set to be a highlight of the weekend, as fans gather to enjoy his timeless hits and new compositions.

    The Ileya Festival festivities at Avalanche Club don’t end there.

    The following Friday, June 21, legendary musician Sir Shina Peters will grace the stage.

    Known for pioneering the Afro-Juju genre, Sir Shina Peters has a reputation for his high-energy performances and musical prowess.

    His show is anticipated to draw a large crowd, eager to see the legend perform live.

    These performances are powered by Metro Media Hub, ensuring top-notch production quality for an unforgettable entertainment experience.

    For those looking to attend these exciting events, reservations can be made by contacting 09075545626.

    Avalanche Club, known for its cozy ambiance and excellent service, is located at 5, Bamako Street, Opposite Omole Phase I, Lagos State.

    The venue is perfect for an evening of music and celebration, offering a comfortable and welcoming environment for all attendees.

    This series of events at Avalanche Club is more than just a celebration of the Ileya Festival; it’s a showcase of Nigeria’s rich musical heritage.

    “The mission of Avalanche is to serve its patrons the best of music, entertainment and food to celebrate the Ileya festival. Ours is premium entertainment with intention to create memories in the mind of patrons,” remarked Hon. Kehinde Bankole, CEO Avalanche.

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    Oba Prof. Obalanlege, top Awori monarch, embarks cultural outreach tour to Europe

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    Oba Prof. Obalanlege, top Awori monarch, embarks cultural outreach tour to Europe

    His Majesty, Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege, Ph.D., MCIPR, MPRII, FHEA (Lanlege Ekun II, Arole Iganmode), the Olofin Apesin Olode, Olota of the Paramount and Ancient Ottaland, Awori Kingdom, is set to embark on his official tour of Europe.

    Also read: Kitigbe o: Honouring six years of Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege’s reign as Olota of Otta-Awori Kingdom

     

    This tour aims to reach out to his subjects and all children of the Otta Awori Kingdom residing outside the African continent.

    The itinerary for His Majesty’s tour is as follows:

    -23rd June: Departure from Lagos to Rome.

    -24th June: Arrival in Rome.

    Stay in Rome from 24th to 27th June (3-night hotel stay).

    -25th June: Event at the Nigerian Embassy in Rome, where the Olota will be hosted.

    -27th June: Departure from Rome to Vienna, Austria.

    Arrival in Vienna on the same day.

    -27th June: Visit to the Susan Wenger Foundation.
    Stay in Vienna from 27th to 30th June (3-night hotel stay).
    Other events in Vienna include participation in the Nigerian Cultural Carnival and a carnival party.

    -30th June: Departure from Vienna back to Lagos.

    This historic tour represents a significant cultural outreach effort by the Awori monarch, aiming to strengthen the bonds between the Awori Kingdom and its diaspora in Europe.

    The Olota’s visit to key cultural and diplomatic institutions is in consonant with the importance of maintaining and celebrating Nigerian heritage abroad.

    Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege’s tour will not only provide an opportunity for cultural exchange but also foster unity among the Awori people worldwide.

    The events planned in Rome and Vienna promise to showcase the rich traditions and vibrant culture of the Awori Kingdom, reaffirming its significance on the global stage.

    His Majesty, Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege, Ph.D., MCIPR, MPRII, FHEA (Lanlege Ekun II, Arole Iganmode), the Olofin Apesin Olode, Olota of the Paramount and Ancient Ottaland, Awori Kingdom

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    Minister of Tourism, Ade-John Inspects Ongoing Renovation at Obudu Resort

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    Minister of Tourism, Ade-John Inspects Ongoing Renovation at Obudu Resort

    The Minister for Tourism, Mrs. Lola Ade-John, recently visited the Obudu Mountain Resort to inspect ongoing renovation activities currently being carried out by the new concessionaire, CIBA Hospitality Limited.
    The concessionaire to the Obudu Mountain Resort (formerly Obudu Cattle Ranch) is already into a business relationship with Marriot International to redevelop and manage the facility.

    CIBA Construction Company Limited was last year picked as the most preferred concessionaires to re-design, redevelop and upscale the Resort.

    A statement yesterday, quoted Dami Adepoju of Marriot Hotels International, the progressive partnership with CIBA Hospitality Limited on the remodeling and management of the Obudu Mountain Resort, to have provided an alignment with leisure and business travelers’ behaviors.

    The visit by the minister to the Resort was to assess the current state of the resort in alignment with the national eco/community tourism roadmap of the current administration, and being driven by the Federal Ministry of Tourism.

    “This is to ensure that tourism sector delivers economic benefits, positive social change and profound goodwill to the country,” the statement added.

    While responding, the Group Managing Director of CIBA Construction Company limited, Mr. Josiah Samuel commended the Minister for Tourism for her great strides since assuming office.

    He assured the Minister and the Cross-River government that CIBA Hospitality Limited would work to revive and reposition the Obudu Mountain Resort, to stand out as one of the recognisable touch-points in tourism industry in Africa.

    “Glady, the ongoing construction of the Obudu International Passenger and Cargo Airport is a growth pole that will open socio-economic activities of Obudu axis. When completed, it will serve as an accessibility point for international travellers, as well as tourists who desire to meet nature and enjoy the serene environment and scenic views that the Obudu Mountain Resort offers.

    “Obudu International Passenger and Cargo Airport will provide critical connectivity that will be a significant engine of economic development and catalyst for growth and will be beneficial for communities in northern Cross River as well as industries in Ebonyi, Benue and Taraba States that are reliant on quick transportation, such as logistics, manufacturing, and e-commerce,” the statement added.

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