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UPDATED: OONI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH PEOPLE LEAVING WITH DISABILITIES, TRAINS 100 WOMEN IN TIE & DYE FABRICS

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The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday in his unique gesture spent the day which was for the commemoration of the International Women's Day, 2021 with persons with disability, during which he gave them moral and material supports. The persons who have different challenges including those who could not see, walk and hear among others stormed the ancient Ile Oodua Palace of Ile-Ife to attend the event tagged 'Ability in Disability' which the Ooni executed THROUGH a Toronto Canada based NGO, Hope4Sure Foundation. During the day-long event, several activities including talent displays during which the persons showcased their potentials which included singing, dancing, choreography, graphics designs, paintings and many more to the admiration of the hosting Ooni and the happy crowd. Addressing the audience, Ooni Ogunwusi who is Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) thanked the women partic

OONI OF IFE EMPOWERS 100 WOMEN AS THE WORLD CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

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On 8th of March every year, The International Women's day is celebrated globally. The day is significant as it serves as an avenue to celebrate outstanding women across different spheres of life worldwide in addition to bringing about renewed awareness on the course for gender equality. In Ile-Ife Osun State, South-West Nigeria, this year 2021 edition of  the global event was rather marked in a special way as the Ooni of Ife,  His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II in his usual magnanimous style to the course of women and young ones rolled out an empowerment programme where about a hundred women were empowered in textile production, crafts and designs. Briefing journalists at the event, the Founder of The Adire Oodua Textile Hub, Ile-Ife, Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi said the one day training workshop held at the newly commissioned Textile Hub was part of the Queen Moremi Ajasoro International Initiative of His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa,

OAU RELEASES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON STUDENTS' RESUMPTION FOR PRACTICAL CONTENTS

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The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Sunday 7th of March, 2021 issued additional press statement to further clarify the scheduled resumption of students of the institution for the practical contents of their courses.  This is in complement to the earlier released information on the subject matter dated Saturday 6th of March, 2021. The new statement reads as follows: "SPECIAL RELEASE (II) In furtherance of the information released yesterday, Saturday, 6th Day of March, 2021, and for MORE CLARIFICATION, the First Group of students expected on campus from Monday, 8th of March,2021 to Friday, 26th of March, 2021 for the PRACTICAL CONTENTS of their COURSES, are as follows: 1. Science - Parts 1 to 4 2. Pharmacy - Parts 1 to 4 3. BMS Parts 1 to 2 Nursing and 1 to 3 Med. Rehab 4. Clinical - Parts 1 to 3 5. Dentistry - Parts 1 to 3 6. Education - Only students  offering the following courses: (i) IED337-Experimental Chemistry for Secondary School Teachers I  (ii) IE

"YOU CAME, YOU LIVED, YOU CONQUERED", SON OF LATE IFE BUSINESS MOGUL EULOGIZES MOTHER AS BODY SET TO DEPART AMERICA

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The Late Mrs. Virginia Asake Udo Ijiwoye Adeyemo was born to the family of Chief Solomon Emefu Nwogu in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria, on May 20th, 1940. She was the last child of her parents, with four other siblings, and subsequently the last to be passed to glory among them. She was married to the late Chief Dr. Moses Abiola Ijiwoye Adeyemo from Ile Ife, Osun state, Nigeria. The union was blessed with children and grandchildren. Growing up as devout Christian, she originated from an Adventist background, particularly the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Afer her matrimonial wedlock to her loving husband, she joined his Aladura Church, The Holy Church of Christ in Ile Ife, Osun State, where she was a worker in the vineyard Having completed her primary and secondary school education in the Eastern part of Nigeria, she proceeded to higher institutions in the Southern part of the country, where she studied Nursing. Upon completion of her Nursing education, she kick started her Nursing career, w

OPEN ADVISORY NOTE TO OSUN EX-GOVERNOR RAUF AREGBESOLA

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By Jimoh Olorede Dear ex-governor and Minister of Interior, to Osun, you came, you saw and you conquered! The truth is you are not just an Engineer, you're a Comrade, dogged Fighter, democratic Fundamentalist, and even a political Revolutionist.  It's also a truth that from the takeoff of the current fourth republic (1999), you were hardly known in Osun politics; this may not be true of Lagos, especially Alimosho, where your political star was fast heralding with noticeable debut.  But you came to Osun, launched your political tent as an opposition ACN party flag bearer and you were accepted. You saw the political situation of things in Osun, and you conquered by wrestling power from the then governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.  After your eight years as governor, you were considered and appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Osun slot. Sir, you have had it so good!  Sincerely, you have had it so good! And surely, you c

GOVERNOR OYETOLA APPROVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF IFE CITY STADIUM AS OONI OGUNWUSI NAMED HON. JAMIU BABATUNDE OLAWUMI, A RARE AMBASSADOR

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At Ooni's Palace His Excellency, Governor Isiaq Adegboyega Oyetola, the Executive Governor of the State of Osun recently announced the Construction of an Ultramodern Stadium, the reconstruction of 2.4km road linking Iloro to Aganun and renovation of the New Market (Oja Tuntun) which was engulfed by an inferno few months ago in Ile Ife. This decision was made at the last State Executive Council meeting where the duo of Hon. Remi Omowaye, the Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transportation and Hon. Jamiu Babatunde Olawumi, the Hon. Special Adviser to the Governor on Education were to represent the Governor on the visit to His Imperial  Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Akande Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. The appointment to visit and inform the Arole Oduduwa about the anticipated developmental projects was done by Hon. Olawumi, a son of the soil, was done as a matter of exigency. The entourage were received at Ile Oodua, the Palace of Ooni of Ife with the introduction of Guests

AMOLA DIXON HAS PLAYED HIS PART BUT THIS IS POLITICS

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I came across a banter recently where a guy requested to be directed for a DNA test so as to confirm his authentic biological father to which a man replied to him that the best means to confirm that is to venture into Politics and contest for an elective position. As much as this seems light it's as well the reality in our own style of Politics in Nigeria. A Politician in Nigeria is in the public glare beyond what is obtainable in other systems so when a Politician along with those that know him inside-out come across strange attributes about him it's NEVER strange because this is NIGERIA. Honourable Amola Abiodun Dixon is a typical Politician from Modakeke and gracefully is the immediate former Chairman of Ife East Central LCDA;this is a man who believes in dint hardwork and Social Engineering which are core elements of grassroot politics. He started as an ambitious young man with Progressive ideals in the agrarian community, Modakeke, where started his basic and post-basi

#IFEGOTTALENT: KUNLE H20 FINALLY DROPS THE MUCH ANTICIPATED BANGER MIXTAPE FEATURING IFE UPCOMING ARTISTS

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Kunle Omirefa popularly and professionally known as Kunle H20 is a young multi-talented Nigerian upcoming Afropop singer and song writer, hailed from Ile-Ife, Osun State, South-West, Nigeria. The young music talent and CEO, H20 Media Entertainment has been featured in performances across a number of Nigerian major Cities and institutions including the homebased Ojaja II Talent Hunt, Living Spring Annual Musical Concert and a host of others. The newly released mixtape titled "THE BEST OF KUNLE H20" is a powerpacked compilation of his best tracks featuring other Ife young and promising upcoming Pop artists. A graduate of Agricultural Science from Lagos State University(LASU), Kunle H20 a.k.a Mr.Water is well positioned as one such a gifted budding star to rock the Nigerian and African world of music and entertainment in the years to come. STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE HERE

GOVERNOR OYETOLA'S BEST GOVERNOR AWARD RAISES THE BAR OF BUSINESS DAY'S AWARDS - OSUN HOME AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER

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The Osun State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Olaniyi Eniafe has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola's conferment as the Best Governor of the Year 2020 by the Business Day Newspaper as a further proof of the credibility of the media Giant's Awards. In a signed congratulatory release obtained from his Media Aide, Musefiu Kolawole, the commissioner who doubles as the Sooko of Ife said that Governor Oyetola had translated mere motion to developmental movement in Osun State even in a time of paucity of resources and the global challenges posed by the COVID-19.  "I don't reckon with awards especially in these days when awards are offered to only those who can make huge cash exchange even when such individuals or entity are not reputable nor deserving but giving His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola overall best Governor in Nigeria in the year 2020 by The Business Day Newspaper shows the quality of the awards dished out by The Business Day for the past eigh

OONI PRAISES BOYS AS OJAJA II FC WINS TAIWO OGUNJOBI MEMORIAL CUP

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The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II on Tuesday, hailed members and Management of the Ojaja II Football Club, for winning the keenly contested Taiwo Ogunjobi Under-17 memorial Cup. In a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, Ooni Ogunwusi described the tournament as a clear message that the good old days of grassroots sporting activities are gradually returning for the betterment of the country. “The Ooni accepts the victory wholeheartedly and he has concluded plans to host his boys; the winning team and their officials very soon to wine and dine like they normally do. “Baba’s involvement in grassroots sports particularly football, is a product of his belief in the fact that countless untapped potentials lies in our local communities. All we need to do is to invest massively in competitions like this and we shall soon have super stars like Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwakwo and Odion Ighalo among others spr

CHESS GAMES IN NIGERIA: THE IBADAN CHESS LEAGUE IS YIELDING DESIRED RESULTS, SAYS RRCC MANAGER

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Kayode Olawuni, Ife RRCC Manager, Hon. Adebisi Awope The Founder and Chief Executive of Raia Rooks Corner Limited, Managers of Raia Rooks Chess Club, Hon. Adebisi Peter Awope has described the ongoing Ibadan Chess League as productive. Hon. Awope made this known during a briefing with the Ife City Blog team at the Club auditorium, Parakin, Ile-Ife on Tuesday. According to the RRCC Boss and facilitator of the famous annual Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament, The Ibadan Chess League which happens to be the first of its kind in the history of Chess in Nigeria has so far helped in rekindling people's interest in the game. The Iconic Chess master and trainer expressed his particular excitement for leading the only participating team from Osun to the league of which they are currently topping. "The Ibadan Chess League is about chess clubs and this is the first of its kind in Nigeria. Most of the clubs are from Ibadan and Raia Rooks happened to be the only Chess Club fr