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NIGERIA: PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS LEGENDARY MUSIC ARTISTE, SIR VICTOR UWAIFO.

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President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family, friends and associates of legendary musician and multi-talented artiste, Sir Victor Uwaifo, who passed on Saturday, leaving a legacy of successes in many areas of life, including academia and administration.

The President joins the Nigerian music industry and performing artistes, home and abroad, in mourning the former first Honourable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism (Edo State), who was also the first musician and instrumentalist to be given National Honours Merit, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in 1983.

President Buhari believes the renowned musician, with global appeal and recognitions, lived for many firsts, which include invitation to the State House by four presidents and Heads of State, and winner of a gold disc in Africa for his song, β€œJoromi’’, released in 1965 at the age of 24.

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The President notes the glory that Sir Uwaifo brought to Nigeria through his international tours, and the active role he played in national development, returning to school to get a first degree at age 54 with first class honours, masters degree at 56, and a doctorate at 77.

President Buhari prays for the soul of the departed musician, writer, sculptor, musical instrument inventor and university lecturer, knowing the entire country, particularly the music industry, will sorely miss him.

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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.Β  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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