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    Over 300 Children in Sabo-Koji Celebrate International Literacy Day with Famfa Oil

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    In a move that demonstrates its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Famfa Oil has joined forces with Slum2school to provide educational opportunities for children in need. Together, they orchestrated a heartwarming CSR initiative that is set to leave a profound impact on the future of young impressionable learners at Sabo-Koji.

    Famfa Oil’s visit to Sabo-Koji on International Literacy Day was a reminder of the importance of education and literacy in building a better future for Nigeria. This remarkable initiative was carefully crafted to address the dire educational needs of over 300 children, aged between five and thirteen, residing in this underprivileged community.

    Speaking at the event, Femi Adejumo, the Head of Operations at Famfa Oil, represented by Yemi Atolagbe, said:

    Today, as we gather here with these young learners, we are reminded that there is no better way of sowing the seeds of change than through education. So, as we celebrate International Literacy Day today, let us all remember that the ability to read and write is not just a privilege; it is a fundamental right.

    It is a right that we, as a responsible corporate citizen, are committed to upholding and promoting. It is a right that we are working tirelessly to extend to those who need it most.

    The event unfolded in the presence of eager young minds ready to embrace the joys of learning. For these children, who encounter daunting obstacles in their pursuit of quality education, the day was a unique experience filled with gifts and acknowledgements. However, the significance of this day transcended mere material offerings, revealing a path to a more promising future for these young individuals.

    Famfa Oil and Slum2school crafted a day filled with laughter, learning, and inspiration. From thrilling games to an electrifying Spelling Bee Competition, engaging recitals, and invigorating debate competition, this event showcased the importance of literacy development in the lives of these children. The melodies of music and the rhythm of dance underscored the celebration of knowledge, creativity, and opportunity.

    Famfa Oil took the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to education at all levels during this heartwarming event. The partnership demonstrates the potential of corporate-nonprofit partnerships to make a positive impact on society.

    Famfa Oil, a proudly indigenous company, made a bold move in 1991 when it applied for an exploration and production license in the oil and gas industry.

    Five years later, in a triumphant partnership with Texaco Nigeria (now Chevron Nigeria), the company commenced its operations in 1996, sparking a new era of prosperity.

    Famfa Oil is currently one of the largest indigenously owned exporters of crude oil in Nigeria and is committed to developing one of the deepest and largest offshore discoveries in the Gulf.

    Slum2School Africa is a volunteer-driven development organization transforming society by empowering under-served children in slums and remote communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills, and psycho-social support to enable them to realize their full potential and become social reformers.

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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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