Your assessment of the Welington is 100% correct - I was an attendee at several "after parties" from the Wellington held onboard security vessels.By coincidence they'd just finished the Wellington Hotel when I was working in Warri (2005 -2006). It was like the Burj al Arab compared to the others in Warri. Government Ekpempolo use to meet with the military leaders there to give them their brown envelopes.
Katsina - you have my sympathies.
It put our friday nights in the Kingfisher into perspective