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150 Golfers in Ogun For Maiden Apagun Olumide Golf Tourney

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ABEOKUTA – The maiden edition of Apagun Olumide Golf tournament will tee-off in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday.

The inaugural golf tourney is organized by Abeokuta Golf Club.

The 4-Day competition, according to the Chairman of the golf tournament, Prince Robert Bakre will attract about 150 golfers from around the world, with the aim of sustaining the vision of Late Apagun Olumide for Abeokuta Golf Course and the development of golf in the country.

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Prince Bakre in a statement stressed that the tournament is driven by the passion and vision of the late Apagun Olumide for the game of golf.

“Apagun had a great vision for the game, his inspiration was driven by his passion for the game of golf.  He was selfless in his encouragement of golfers across the entire nation regardless of their level. He contributed much of his time towards making the Abeokuta Golf Club an enjoyable experience for many.

“The Organizing committee of the Apagun Memorial tournament has keyed into Apagun’s vision. One of the shortcomings of the Abeokuta golf course is its poor playing condition during the dry season, and our committee is poised to address this.

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“We will launch a fundraising campaign focusing on corporate and high network individuals with a plan to irrigate the entire golf course.

“This objective aligns with Apagun’s vision of a better golf course, hence why the committee has decided to immortalize Apagun with this legacy project. We encourage you all to support us in any way you can to help us achieve his dream”, Prince Bakre said

Also speaking, the Captain of the Abeokuta Golf Club, Kola Adeneye stated that the tournament is to immortalize the late Apagun Olumide, and to recognize his immense contributions to the growth and development of the game of Golf, particularly at the Abeokuta Golf Club.

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“This step, unarguably, is in tandem with the vision of late Apagun Olumide, to make the course a destination course.”

The tournament is expected to start with the Caddy’s Game, while the Pro game (invitational) will hold on the 24th September 2021 and the main tournament on the 25th September 2021 will end the tournament programme.

There will be in conclusion a dinner and presentation of awards at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta.

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How Vigilantes, Hunters Rescue Three Fulanis From Kidnappers In Kogi

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Three suspected kidnappers who abducted some underaged Fulani boys have been apprehended by The Hunters Group of Nigeria, alongside the Kogi State Vigilante Service, on Monday.

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Information received revealed that the rescued underaged Fulanis were kidnapped from Chikara Community along Lokoja – Abuja road some 13 days ago by the busted kidnap syndicate which operated within that axis.

The Spokesperson of the hunter group, Abdullahi Yahaya, stated that the rescued boys were not hurt and were in perfect condition while the arrested kidnappers were handed over to the appropriate authorities, alongside confiscated weapons for further investigation.

Yahaya commended the state government and the Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Engr Bashir Gegu, for their support in providing logistics for their operations in the area.

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Reacting to the development, Kogi State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (Rtd), said such security success by the operatives was proof that the security network of the state was strong and solid enough to tackle all forms of criminal vices.

He stressed that the morale boost from local vigilantes across the state have continued to record good results because of the morale boost and support the Governor has continued to give as well as the cooperation from the citizens and synergy between the security operatives.

Omodara noted that the continued efforts of the Kogi State Government to keep the momentum as the safest state in the country were so far yielding remarkable results noting that the Governor has severally made a commitment to securing the lives and property of the citizens and make the state a no go zone for criminal elements.

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He reiterated that government at all levels would continue to make efforts towards sustaining the drive for a peaceful Kogi State by making every nooks and cranny of the state unsafe for criminal elements and their sponsors.

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