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Popular industrialist and philanthropist, Alhaji Abdulrasak, Akanni Okoya, celebrated his 80th recently and the entire Lekki/Ajah was locked down by the who-is-who is all the social space in Nigeria.

The Billionaire’s Olurunnishola’s Ville was clustered by powerful businessmen, politicians, and many captains of industries. The event became the talk of the town for weeks after the event, as the media couldn’t get enough of all the glitz and glamour.

The beautiful and enterprising wife, Dr Sade Okoya, was also very visible beside her husband, making sure the celebrant had a fun-filled evening and also ensuring that guests were properly taken care of.

The Okoya family, in appreciation to the guests that came and spent the entire night with the family, designed an appreciation card to thank everyone who graced the occasion.

In a letter signed by the celebrant, Alhaji Okoya, he wrote:

“On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all of your contributions towards the success of my recent 80th birthday celebration. I appreciate your unwavering love, support, and well wishes, gifts and prayers during the course of the celebration. I genuinely believe that it was a success because you were part of it.
“May we have many more years to share together in the future.
“I thank you once again and pray that the almighty Allah bless you and reward you abundantly.
“Ese Modupe gan”, he wrote.


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Popular comedian Bright Okpocha has announced the end of his marriage with his wife Elsie Okpocha after 12 years of marital sojourn.

 

A statement posted on his social media platforms reads “As much as it pains me to bring my personal life to the public space, this is an unavoidable situation.

 

“After much deliberations, my wife and I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.

 

“As we move forward separately, we will continue to work together to give our beautiful children all the care, love, guidance and support they need.

 

“We humbly ask that you respect our privacy as we navigate through these times.”

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Winner Of 61st First Bank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship Gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)

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L-R Kayode Oguntayo, Director, Concierge Sports Limited; Taiwo Okeowo, Deputy Managing Director, FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited; Dr. Anthony Oboh, Golf Captain, Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938; Olusegun Alebiosu, Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited presenting the trophy to Emmanuel Ojeabulu, winner of the 61st Lagos Open Golf Championship; Nkoli Moka, Lady Captain, Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938; Akinwumi Akintola, Vice Chairman, Ikoyi Club 1938 and Ibukun Obatoyinbo; Director, Concierge Sports Limited at the prize presentation and awards dinner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship held recently at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Emmanuel Ojeabulu, winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Open Golf Championship has been listed in the WAGR.

 

The premier golf championship which held from 18 – 20th November at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 was keenly contested by over 190 low handicap players from several golf clubs in the country.

 

Benin based Emmanuel Ojeabulu won the 3-day championship.

Playing three-shots off the pace going into the last 18-holes, Ojeabulu played one of the best golf of his life, maintaining steady pars for a closing 74, 3-over the course par to win the World Amateur Golf Ranking recognized event by two shots.

Ojeabulu started his game with an opening 75, a second day score of 78 and a closing 74 to replace Ilorin based Aminu Kadir, the tournament defending champion on the winners list.

Overnight leader, 20-year-old product of David Mark Golf Academy, George Paul who was tipped to win the tournament collapsed under pressure closing with an unimpressive 79 to lose by two-shots.

 

In the third position is Muyideen Olaitan, three-time winner of the coveted FirstBank Lagos Open trophy while Iyare Osaze was further down on the winners chart by one-shot, leaving perennial contender, Olajide Owolabi, who shot tournaments best score of 72 on day two of the competition in the fifth position.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, sponsors of the annual Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has pledged its commitment to the continuous sponsorship of the tournament which is one of the longest running golf tournaments in Nigeria.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 61st edition of the tournament in Lagos on Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan who was represented by Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited Mr. Olusegun Alebiosu said “This year made it 61 years of our undiluted commitment to this cause, and we are absolutely delighted with the amazing support and partnership we have enjoyed from Ikoyi Club 1938 thus contributing to building a legacy not only for golf and golfers, but sports in its entirety.

 

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