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Yoruba Tennis Club Hosts Obi Of Onitsha, HRM Achebe 




Bro. Ayodele O. Martins, chairman of the Yoruba Tennis Club presenting the Obi of Onitsha with an award

Bro. Ayodele O. Martins, chairman of the Yoruba Tennis Club presenting the Obi of Onitsha  HRM, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe (Agbogidi) with an award.


The prestigious Yoruba Tennis Club played host to eggheads from all works of life including the Obi of Onitsha on Thursday, March 30.

The event, which took place at Greetings Hall, Yoruba Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos, saw the Obi of Onitsha HRM, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe (Agbogidi), in his capacity as guest lecturer delivering a public lecture titled ‘The Traditional Institution In The Modern Nigerian Society.’

Anchored by Bro. Chief Olawumi Gasper, the club’s General Secretary, and a former Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), the event witnessed the presence of individuals from a vast intellectual space including Bro. Ayodele O. Martins, chairman of the club; Bro. Prof. Adetokunbo  O. Fabamwo, vice chairman; Bro. Lateef Olufemi Okunnu, chairman, Board of Trustees Yoruba Tennis Club and chairman of the event, HRM Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, Alake of Egbaland who was represented.

Others present included Bro. Bolaji Adenifuja, Bro. Babaseyi Joseph, Bro. Famuyiwa Joseph, Chief Obiora Amaechi, Engineer Vincent Maduka, Chief Anayo Nwazurike among others.

Delivering his lecture, after the welcome address by the club’s Chairman, HRM Achebe did justice to the topic attracting applause on several occasions from the guests in attendance, as he foray into the history of traditional institution proved impressive and intact.

The speaker took time to explain both traditional and modern institution in relation to the topic delving into the colonial and the military eras, the new political elite and even making references to research works to the amazement of guests present who couldn’t help applauding his scholarliness.

Founded on 15th September 1926 in Lagos, the Yoruba Tennis Club created a venue for Nigerians regardless of their religion and lineage to socialise playing tennis.

Though tagged Yoruba Tennis Club, membership extends to non Yoruba friends who believe in their aims and objective and are genuinely interested in becoming a part of it.

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