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RRCC PARTNERS EX CPAN PRESIDENT, PRINCE ADEYINKA ADEWOLE IN HOSTING A SPECIAL CHESS FIESTA TO CELEBRATE OONI'S NEW BORN PRINCE

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As part of the the activities celebrating the newly born crown prince and heir to the sacred ancestral throne of Oduduwa, the Raia Rooks Chess Club (RRCC) is partnering with an illustrious prince of the Source and a former president of the Chess Players Association of Nigeria (CPAN), Prince Adeyinka Adewole in hosting a special courtesy Chess fiesta tagged "THE CROWN PRINCE ADESOJI ADEREMI TADENIKAWO OGUNWUSI CHESS SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION". The RRCC, an initiative by a progressive Ife blood, Hon. Bisi Awope has, in recent times been in  the forefront of championing the discovery and projection of local talents in Chess and constituted an important stakeholder in the development of local sport and tourism advancement of the city through the facilitation of series of well meaning sporting events including the famous Annual Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament. The guest host and star player, Prince Adeyinka is a Chess Icon and a fantastic supporter of the sport of Chess in

EMINENT NIGERIANS GRACE OONI OF IFE'S 5YEARS CORONATION ANNIVERSARY LECTURE

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Premier Hotels Tower, Ibadan the Oyo State Capital was stormed by dignitaries yesterday Saturday 28th of November, 2020 to grace the 5th Coronation Anniversary Lecture and Banquet, part of the activities marking the 5th Year Ascension Anniversary of the Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty, Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. Among those present were the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji and the Alaafin of Oyo Iku Baba Yeye Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. According to @ooniofficialphotojournalist reports on Instagram, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar while eulogising Ooni was quoted saying "The Ooni is a friend, brother and a worthy companion who has performed creditably well in accordance with the status of the Ooni within the last five years. "Let me also add that he has visited

TWO YEARS IN OFFICE: OSUN COMMISSIONER FOR HOME AFFAIRS FELICITATES WITH GOVERNOR GBOYEGA OYETOLA

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The Osun State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Olaniyi Eniafe Lawal has felicitated with the state Governor, Alhaji Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola in marking the Governor's two years in office, today 27th of November, 2020. In a cogratulatory message obtained from his Media Aide, Musefiu Kolawole Afolabi, Prof.  KCIO3 as popularly known, the Ife born commissioner described Governor Oyetola's two years in office as a "GLAMOROUS 24 MONTHS OF SERVICE YO THE PEOPLE". He described Governor Oyetola as God-fearing, Meticulous and a listening Governor which according to the commissioner, makes him the best choice the osun people could ever have made, while praying to God to endow the Governor with more inspiration, guidance and divine wisdom to make Osun State an ecosystem of his dream. Alhaji Eniafe encouraged the people of osun to continue to  discharge their constitutional obligations as citizens for the sustenance of the dividends of democracy currently being en

NEW BORN HEIR: HOUSE OF ODUDUWA DISSOCIATES WITH VIRAL PICTURES

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His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II The House of Oduduwa, Palace of His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oodua Alayeluwa Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II has officially denounced the pictures making the rounds on social media purportedly representing the newly born crown prince and hire to the sacred ancestral throne of Oduduwa. In a statement signed by the Director of Media and Public Affairs, Ooni's Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare, the Palace disowned the circulated images claiming to be that of the new prince, describing it as a misrepresentation and urged the public to disregard them. According to the statement, it is the sole descretion of the Arole Oduduwa, his father to publicly unveil the face of the baby which shall be done after the conclusion of all the necessary traditional rites currently ongoing. The statement added that jubilations remain unceasing at the palace with the new born and her mother, the Yeyeluwa of the

JOY EVERYWHERE IN ILE-IFE AS OLORI SILEKUNOLA DELIVERS A PRINCE TO THE ANCESTRAL THRONE OF ODUDUWA

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The Arole Oodua, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II with Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, the Yeyeluwa of the Source. The entire Ife community has been marked with a joyous mood following the news of the delivery of a new born baby by Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, wife to the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Alayeluwa Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The Paramount ruler had earlier yesterday taken to His official Instagram handle @OoniAdimulaIfe to announce the welcome of the new born prince. "To God be the glory great things he has done. Hearty congratulations to the entire House of Oduduwa and Olori Silekunola who today birthed a prince to the Royal throne of Oduduwa. Mother and Child are doing well to the glory of God Almighty". Sources at the palace however confirmed that the Ooni may not be able to see the new born baby and her mother untill after several weeks in line with the Ife traditions as necessary rites usherin

LOCAL CONTENT: OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES DIGITAL MARKETPLACE FOR LOCAL FABRIC MAKERS

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By Kayode Olawuni Informationn Minister, Alhaji Lai Muhammed and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State The Ogun State Governor, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun yesterday hosted the Honorable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed to launch the "AdireOgun Digital Marketplace", an online marketing platform for native "Adire" tie and dye fabrics makers in the state. The Governor, in a statement @dabiodunMFR said the online  marketing platform is an initiative designed to drive laudable economic benefits to the  state which include global visibility, employment generation  and poverty alleviation. "The digital platform will not only project Ogun State to the global market but also generate employment and alleviate poverty. Already , our Government has enrolled over 200 participants in the Adire value chain on the portal.   "It is projected that if each of the eventual 2,000 participants impact another 4 or 5 people, 8,000 to 10,000 jobs

OSUN EDUCATION: STATE GOVERNMENT RESTRAINS SCHOOL AUTHORITIES FROM TRADING UNIFORMS

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The  State Government of Osun has  banned principals and other school authorities in the State from selling or disturbing uniforms to students.  This was disclosed by the State commissioner for information and Civic orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode while addressing newsmen after the State Executive Council meeting held on Monday, November 9, 2020. She stated that the new arrangement is part of the government resolves to reviewing certain extant educational policies in the State as earlier announced which include a reversal to the old schools uniforms practice as against the current monotonous policy of using the same uniform by all the schools, scheduled to take effect from the 2020/2021 academic session.  According to her, "The Council decided that no school authority or principal is allowed to assume the duty of selling or distributing uniforms to students. It is not the monopoly or exclusive preserve of any school or individual to do so". Mrs Egbemode highlighted that

WORLD POLITICS: JOE BIDEN ELECTED THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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U.S President Elect, Joe Biden The United States of America has produced Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the newly elected President to run the affairs of the country for the next four years. Mr. Joe Biden, a former eight years term Vice President under Barrack Obama from 2009 to 2017 will by his election become the 46th President of the United States. According to the Associated Press(AP) reports, "Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil". Meanwhile, a senior CNN political analyst, John Avlon, has described the 77years old's victory as "a huge and historic one", having won over 74 million votes which is an unprecedented success figure in the entire history of the United States. Biden will also break a 28years record of unseating an incumbent president. More significantly, Joe Bid

US ELECTION 2020: ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA CONGRATULATES ADEOYE OWOLEWA ON HIS ELECTION AS THE FIRST NIGERIAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN

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Adeoye Owolewa The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated a young Nigerian Adeoye Owolewa on his victory as the first Nigerian-American to be elected to occupy a seat in the United States' Congress. The Northeastern University (Boston, USA) doctorate degree in pharmacy holder and a former  commissioner of  Southeast DC neighborhood is now to represent the District of Colombia (Washington DC) in the US (Shadow) Representatives House under the flag of the Democratic Party. In a congratulatory message signed by the Commission's Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun as contained on its official Twitter handle @nidcom_gov, Hon. Erewa described Owolewa's victory as well deserved while acknowledging him as a role model and a good ambassador of the home country, Nigeria, adding that his  victory was informed by a high sense of dedication, hardwork and prayer.  "This