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VIOLENCE IN ILE-IFE AS SUSPECTED RIVAL GROUPS CLASH

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Kayode Olawuni Violence rocked some parts of the City of Ife in the mid hours of Wednesday as armed men suspected to be of a rival group engaged in violent attacks. While the cause of the attack is yet to be ascertained as of press time, sources at the scene however confirmed to our correspondent that a number of people heavily armed with various sorts of weapons stormed the streets and unleashing mayhem, leading to shopowners prematurely shutting down for the day and the roads desserted within minutes. An unconfirmed source at the scene added that the incident which mostly affected Lagere, Sabo down to OAUTHC Phase 2 and some other parts of the City was said to had been in connection with an alleged killing of a person in an outsket farm of the city and who, according to the source was said to be an ally of the rampaging group. Efforts to reach the Ife Area Police Commander proved abortive as calls put through to his line did not go through.  The incident of which no death was sai

SSANU/NASU STRIKE: OAU CAMPUS HELD TO A STAND STILL AS STRIKING WORKERS PROTEST, INSIST FG HONORS THEIR DEMAND TO END THE STRIKE

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Academic activities were on Wednesday paralyzed at the campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife following a protest staged by the university chapter members of the striking Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions NASU, shutting all the entrances leading to the institution. Speaking with Ife City Blog, one of the striking worker who pleaded anonymity said the strike will continue as long as the Federal Government refused to honor their demands. According to the source, the two unions are on strike as a result of the government's refusal to grant their demands. "What you're witnessing here today is a national problem As I speak with you in all Federal Universities of Nigeria we are having the scenario and this is as a result of Government's failure in all the agreements signed with Unions. "As I speak with you the national leadership of SSANU and NASU are in Abu

#IFEGOTTALENT: FAST RISING NIGERIAN AFRO-POP STAR, ROTIMSKY ON A NEW MUSIC PROJECT

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Adesanmi Oluwadurotimi Adetumbi, professionally known as Rotimsky is a young talented Nigerian Afro-pop and Afro-raggae singer and songwriter.  The Ile-Ife born music rising star has been featured on notable TV and Radio channels including Sequel TV, Lead City Fm, Crown Fm and Rave.  He released his first single titled AS I SAY in December, 2018 and he has subsequently dropped eight more amazing works namely OMOLOLA, ASSIGNMENT, OLOMILO, SISI MARIA , BROWN SKIN GIRL(A cover), HAPPY NEW YEAR, SHAYO and the very latest single, FREEDOM which was released in November, 2020, produced by F SKILLZ.  The young music talent has also had a number of collaborations with notable rising stars like Fedorov in COME THROUGH, Hizzy Ghizzle in MR. JOKER and several others, most of which are yet to be officially available. A 400 Level student of Agriculture at the Osun State University, Osogbo, the OMOLOLA crooner has worked with notable brands and figures in the music and entertainment industry

Father, Son Landed In Police Net For Allegedly Hiring Thugs To Assault School Principal In Osun

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Photo: Osun Commissioner of Police, Olokode Olawale A Senior Secondary School 3, Adeyeni Adejuwon of Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife alongside his father are currently being held in the custody of the Osun State Police Command for allegedly beating up the School Principal 1, Mr Ademola Sanusi with the help of hired thugs. According to an eyewitness report, the school boy, aged 19 had been punished on account of indicent dressing by the Principal but the story did not end there as the aftermath saw the school head suffering a reprisal beating by hoodlums suspected to have been hired by the pupil who stormed the school premises in the company of his biological father. Spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incidence to journalists. According to her, the command received a report from the school principal alleging the assault against him leading to the arrest of the boy and his father(name withheld) while effort is ongoing at getting the fleeing members

"I was a beneficiary of School Sports" - Ooni of Ife shares experience as Sports Ministry Honours Him National Principal Cup Patron

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The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Arole Odudua Olofin Adimula was on Monday bestowed with the title of the Patron of the National Principals' and Headmasters' Cup. This was unveiled during a visit by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development delegates to the Ooni's Palace led by the Director of Grassroots Sports, Dr. Ademola Aare who represented the Honorable Minster, Sunday Dare. According to Ooni Ogunwusi who  also holds the revered office of the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN), the proposed National Principals' and Headmasters' Cup sports tournament is a welcome development, describing it as an important tool for national development. "You don't have an idea of what you're doing until you start seeing its positive results. A sporting activity like this can be used to solve all issues confronting us today as a country. "I was a beneficiary of School Sports like this. I took part in He