By Nsan Ndoma-Neji
It was a time of excitement and glamour as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Banku Obi, announced that UNICAL has won the hosting rights for NUGA 2026.
Simultaneously, she announced the appointment of MediaVision Limited as the Sole & Exclusive Marketers for the games.
This announcement was made by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar during the MoU signing ceremony at the Council Chambers.
In her remarks, the Vice Chancellor stated that the University of Calabar is starting early to ensure the facilities are ready in time for the games. She further stated that officials of NUGA will visit the university by the end of 2024 to inspect the facilities. She affirmed that under her management, UNICAL NUGA 2026 promises to be the best NUGA competition in the history of the games.
At the same event, the Founder of MediaVision Limited, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, thanked the Vice Chancellor for this opportunity. He promised thatwould contribute their quota to ensuring the unqualified success of UNICAL NUGA 2026.
Mr Bank-Olemoh also used this opportunity to announce the commencement of the UNICAL NUGA 2026 Mascot design competition, open to all students of the University of Calabar.
This competition begins on Thursday 9th November 2023, and will close on Thursday 7th December 2023.
The winner will receive 150,000 naira, the runner-up 100,000 naira, and the third place finisher will receive 50,000 naira.
Mr Bank-Olemoh outlined the criteria for the contest as follows:
• The competition is open to only Unical students.
• The Mascot design must be the original work of the participant.
• Each entry must incorporate the Unical or Cross – Rivers State colours.
• Each entry must be accompanied by a compelling story about the Mascot.
Mr Bank-Olemoh also stated that all information about the contest can be found on the UNICAL NUGA social media handles: