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CELEBRITY CORNER: POPULAR SAXOPHONIST ROYAL WOLESAX SHARES BEAUTIFUL WEDDING PICTURES

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One of the beautiful stories that surfaced in the week ending is that of the wedding ceremony of the Nigerian star saxophonist and musician Eluwole Mathew Elusiyan, popularly known as Royal Wolesax. The renowned entertainer who doubles as the official saxophonist/musician to the Ooni of Ife and also the Founder/CEO, Getup Crew International alongside his beautiful wife took to his Instagram handle @royalwolesax  to share their newly acquired matrimonial status. A music graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Royal Wolesax has been renowned as a humanitarian as demonstrated through his founding of GETUP CHARITY CONCERT, an initiative geard towards reaching out to the less privileged, specifically  children with special needs and orphans to bring out the potentials hidden in them. See More Pictures .

UPDATE: PRESIDENCY WARNS AGAINST POLITICISATION OF THE SECURITY SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY AS OONI, BUHARI MEET IN ABUJA

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The presidency has warned against politicising the security situation in the country. This was disclosed in a statement by the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II while briefing newsmen after a closed door meeting held with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja earlier today. According to the Ooni Ogunwusi who is also the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN), President Buhari has urged the traditional rulers across the country to be conscious of some political elements who might want to take the advantage of the security lapses in some parts of the country for their own interest. The meeting, it was learned, came up in response to the prevailing security challenges currently facing the country particularly in some parts of the South-Western States where farmers/Herders clashes and other communal criminal cases have been rampant in the recent times.

PIGEONS' REFUSAL TO FLY: PRESIDENCY CLEARS THE AIR, SAYS "IT IS A NATURAL PHENOMENON"

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Kayode Olawuni The presidency has attributed the refusal of some pegions to fly during the January 15th Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony to natural occurrence.  The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina stated this in a Facebook article shared on his Twitter handle @FemAdesina , titled "Reflections from a wreath laying ceremony". According to Mr. Adesina, the pigeons had been kept for a while, hence their reluctance to fly, apparently arising from being adapted to their new restrained status. I his words, "The pigeons had been kept in a cage. For how long. I do not know. And when birds and some other roaming animals have been circumscribed for a while, they get accustomed to their new status as lawful captives. Therefore, when you offer them freedom, they first baulk, thinking it's too good to be true. It's a natural phenomenon. "President Buhari opened the cage that held the pigeons, about a score or so.

OAU ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES, SCRAPS 2020/2021 SESSION

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has announced February 8, 2021 as the resumption date for the continuation of the 2019/2020 Academic Session. This was contained in a special release signed by the University's Registrar, M.I. Omosule. According to the release, the institution has also cancelled the 2020/2021 academic session and expressed its  strong position on the prevention of the spread of the Covid-19 as it spelt out a list of the government approved safety protocols. The statement reads in full: "Consequent upon the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held today, 19th January, 2021 announced the following resumption time-table for continuation of the 2019/2020 academic session that was suspended in March 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19: "7th February, 2021-Final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical students in the College of Health

COVID-19 UPSURGE: FG TAKES A U-TURN ON JANUARY 18 RESUMPTION DATE FOR SCHOOLS

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Education Minister, Prof. Adamu Adamu The Federal Government on Monday announced its resolve to review the earlier pronounced 18th of January, 2021 as the resumption date for schools across the country. This was contained in a statement made by the Honorable Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on Covid-19. According to the minister, a rethink on the resumption date for schools earlier communicated becomes imperative given the alarming figures of the second wave Covid-19 cases. "Today at the PTF meeting, we looked at the rising figures and decided that probably we should take another look at the date. The January 18 resumption date is not sacrosanct as it is subject to constant review in a view of prevailing epidemiological circumstances", the minister said, adding that the Ministry of education would do the needful subsequently. "Tomorrow, the ministry is going to take it up. So, most likely it is going to be