I would rather address this avoidable quagmire our party have been thrown into as a progressive member of our dear party, APC, like an average member everywhere who toil tirelessly to sustain and even improve the electoral strength of the Party over and above the status quo from ward to National level. I was a Local Government Chairman for the better part of the Governorship of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who I've been an ardent disciple from the outset of the formation of Oranmiyan and I, together with my people, gave our all towards the success of our esteemed Ogbeni all through from clinching the party ticket for the First term to his final day in office in 2018 when he gloriously took his bow constitutionally. The Party is supreme and continuous while office holders serve and leave. Towards 2018, clearly and evidently I was among the Ileri Oluwa Torchbearers in Ile-ife, Ifeland and statewide and now under the banner of our dear party APC, His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola is our
Kayode Olawuni The Raia Rooks Chess Club(RRCC) has released timeline for the 2021 edition of its annual Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament. In a release signed by the Founder and CEO of the prestigious sports society, Hon. Adebisi Awope and obtained by Ife City Blog on Saturday, this Year's tournament, the third of its kind will hold between Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of September, 2021 at the Ife Grand Resorts and Industrial Park, Ife/Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife, Osun State. According the statement, the season 3 edition of the tournament, with the theme, "Give Kids The World: Teach Them How To Play Chess And You Have Given Them The Ability To Make Important Life Decisions" is projected to be held in a more grand style just as it has secured the official approval and incorporation into the Pre-Olojo Festival Programmes by His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. The statement further added that
From left, former President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg’s partner Diana Taylor, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., stand for the national anthem during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Saturday, Sept. 11, in New York. PHOTO: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/POOL PHOTO VIA AP 9/11 is an event commemorating the series of sad and coordinated horrific terrorist attacks against the United States orchestrated by the al-Qaeda terrorist group leader, Osama Bin Laden on September 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks which remain the deadlist in human history involved the hijacking and crashing of four airliners at strategic locations in the States leading to the death of nearly 3,000 people and destruction of properties worth over $10 billi
Roland Empire Innovation USA/Nigeria and Reality Entertainment International, Organizers of the Face of Osun Beauty Pageant have announced the commencement of free registration of interested contestants for the 2021 edition of the event tagged "The Rebirth Edition". This was contained in a communique issued by the Planning Committee of the renowned annual beauty contest on Tuesday and made available to the press, announcing the take off of this Year's edition. According to the release, three lucky queens are to emerge winners under the titles Miss Osun 2021, Miss Tourism 2021 and Miss Culture 2021 with whopping prizes worth N5m, N3m and N1.5m respectively to be worn. Read the full statement below. "Roland Empire Innovation USA /Nigeria & Reality Entertainment International Presents Face Of Osun Pageant 2021(The Rebirth Edition). Are you Beautiful? Are you talented? Are you confident enough to be a Queen? Then register for Face Of Osun Pageant 2021.
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
The Federal Scholarship Board under the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja has released application guidelines for the 2021 United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship. The Board management in a release on Monday stated that the application for the scholarship which offers financial scholarship for Master's Degree studies in any UK University as well as gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional and cultural experiences is open to all eligible Nigerians. Interested applicants, according to the release are to visit the the application page at www.chevening.org/scholarship for detailed information and then apply. The statement further noted that the application opened to candidates on 3rd of August and will close on 2nd November 12:00 GMT, 2021 and that the Board can be contacted via 09082454557 or 08075247831 or visit www.chevening.org for more information.
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
Ooni of Ife(Left) with the Late Olu of Warri The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has condoled with the Itsekiri sons and daughters worldwide over the passage of the immediate past Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli. In a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni prayed for the soul of late Olu Ikenwoli who he described as a natural traditional ruler who meant well for his people and a great descendant of Oduduwa who in his 5 years as Olu of Warri contributed immensely to the upliftment of the agelong relationship of the Itsekiri and Yoruba nations. "Ogiame Ikenwoli was a fantastic leader and highly respected member of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN), so passionate about harmonious coexistence among the nations of the lager Oduduwa race worldwide, Yoruba, Edo and Itsekiri nations in particular. We related very closely, we exchanged royal visits, we agre
The federal lawmaker representing Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Taofeeq Abimbola Ajilesoro has commenced the second batch of Agri-preneurship intensive training and empowerment program. Hon. Ajilesoro in a statement obtained from his media office on Monday maintained that the training in Agri-business is yet another concerted effort to emancipate constituents, boost agricultural practices and assist in the provision of alternative sources of income for the good people of Ifeland, According to him, the initiative is aimed at boosting agriculture, food production and self-wealth creation index of his constituency, adding that the programme will cover over 150 constituents across Ifeland with some other constituents from Atakunmosa west Local Government as a sequel to the previous 150 beneficiaries who were trained last August on Cocoa and Plantain production. The lawmaker upon declaring the program open via video conversation, highlighted Agri-preneurship as a goldmine waiting to be ta
A lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje who was dismissed on Tuesday by the University Governing Council has described his sacking as unjustifiable. In an exclusive interview with THE PUNCH on Wednesday, the lecturer faulted the judgement of the University authorities, maintaining that his dismissal was a wrong decision and vowed to appeal the case. According to him, the Governing Council acted against the recommendations of the Joint Senate and Council Disciplinary Panel which investigated the case, adding that there was never a petition written against him by any student. “The lady in question recorded the audio in 2017 but the University started the investigation in 2018. The Centre for Gender, an organ of the University wrote the letter of complaint on behalf of the lady. So, the Centre was the complaint and members of the Centre were also invited by the University Investigative Panel as witnesses. “I