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Work Underway For $100M Motorsports Racetrack, Leisure Park In Nigeria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

West Africa's first motorsports racetrack and leisure park "is set to be open" in a $100M project, according to THE VOICE. The Ogun State Motorsport is a project proposed by event planner EMC3 Chair Baba Epega, who is based in London, and "nurtured and supported" by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun S...

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