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Otukpo Goes Agog as Idoma International Carnival Kicks-off 

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By Lawrence Audu
All is now set for the 2018 edition of the annual Idoma International Carnival.
Speaking at a press briefing held at the Port Harcourt Polo Club, convener of the carnival,  Prince Edwin Ochai elaborated on the plans underway to awe participants and visitors coming to celebrate with the Idoma nation.
Prince Ochai submitted that “Series of events have been lined up to thrill spectators for every day of the event and adequate security has been put in place to secure lives and property while all hotels in Otukpo are ready to offer 30% reduction in rates to all visitors during the carnival period.
This year’s carnival which is the 6th edition is scheduled to hold from the 22nd to 26th December at Otukpo, the ancestral home of the Idoma nation, of Benue State, Nigeria
The event celebrates the rich heritage, identity and culture of the beautiful people of Idoma nation; bringing peace, unity as well as empowering her people economically.
Highlights of the Carnival include carnival procession, award ceremony, Face of Idoma International beauty pageant which has contestants from every state of  Nigeria, the cultural day and Ogbureke traditional wrestling contest, traditional displays, a football tournament and the Heroes Night party with a host of headline artists performing.
 “We see this year’s Idoma International Carnival becoming our biggest outing so far because of our solid preparation and the revamped team we have,” Prince Ochai added.

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