Flykite Productions, organisers of the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, have assured fans going to the event on Saturday of adequate security. The boxing show holds at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.
Speaking on the event, Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions, said necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure the safety of the boxers, officials and the fans at the event venue.
“Preparations have been put in place regarding top-level security. This is the inaugural edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini and it is important that from this very edition we prioritize the security of everyone who will be at the venue,” he said.
GOtv Boxing Night Mini will feature five potential explosive bouts. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, will square off against Ola Adebakin in a national lightweight
Other bouts are a national cruiserweight challenge between Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Tunji “Germani” Olajide; and a national light welterweight challenge between Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu and Semiu “Jagaban” Olopade.
There is also an all-female clash as Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore will take on Omowunmi “Mummy’s Pet” Akinsanya in a national super featherweight challenge.
Tam David-West, a former Minister of Petroleum, has died. He was aged 83.
Although the circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be ascertained, President Buhari in a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, mourned the former Minister who he described as an ”ally and friend”.
President Buhari said that the man he usually calls “the indomitable Tam David-West,” truly had an indomitable spirit. According to him, David-West who was the former Commissioner of Education in the old Rivers State, Minister of Petroleum and Energy under his military regime, and Minister of Mines, Power and Steel under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida regime, “had an indomitable spirit and stood resolutely by whatever he believed in, and was in a class of his own as an academic, author of many books, and social critic.
The President commiserated with the David-West family, the people of Buguma, Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, the academia, and all those who loved “the forthright Tam David-West.”
He prayed that God will rest the soul of the ”committed nationalist”, urging all those who believe in the ideals he espoused to follow his example for the good of Nigeria and humanity in general.
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Sunday commended Dangote Group for setting up a rice mill in the state, saying it would create employment and boost the economy.
Bagudu who visited the factory site at Saminaka in Shanga Local Government Area of the state, said the investment would also rack up the rice value chain and add value to local farmers.
The governor’s visit was announced in a statement on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi by his Press Secretary, Abubakar Dakingari.
Watch work in progress at rice mill site:
Facilities for the factory, which will have 32 silos are being installed as at the time of the visit by Bagudu, who was accompanied by legislators and top government officials.
“I must commend Dangote Group of Companies especially Alhaji Aliko Dangote for initiating the project in Kebbi State.
“This will go a long way in providing employment to our youth as well as boosting the economy of the state and Nigeria at large “, he said.
Bagudu used the opportunity to invite more investors to Kebbi to set up more factories.
Similarly, the governor made a stop over at a local rice mill in Yauri where he interacted with some women processing local rice.
The women told the governor that the price of rice has fallen which according to them was an indication that Federal Government’s rice initiative is working.