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SEXUAL ASSAULT: OAU SACKS ANOTHER LECTURER

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A lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr Adebayo Mosobalaje has been dismissed by the University's Governing Council for an alleged sexual harrasment against a female student. The University's Public Relations Officer Abiodun Olanrewaju made this known in a statement on Tuesday. According to the release titled "Sexual Harrasment, OAU Dismisses Another Lecturer", the decision to sack the lecturer came up following the report of a Joint Committee of Council and Senate which investigated the case and found him guilty. The University, in the statement maintained that the judgement served on the lecturer was in line with its commitment to making OAU an institution of higher learning that would be free from all forms of harrasment and intimidation. The statement reads in part: "In its avowed determination to rid the University of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and, or coercion, the Governing Co

MEDIA BIGWIG DELE MOMODU BAGS NEW CHIEFTAINCY TITLE

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Veteran columnist and publisher, Ovation Magazine, Chief Ayobami Dele Momodu has been confered with a new chieftancy title of Aare Tayese of Iwoland alongside his wife as Yeye Aare Tayese of the same town by His Imperial Majesty, the Oluwo of Iwoland Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi Ilufemiloye Telu I. In a letter addressed to the duo, dated 27th August, 2021, the Oluwo who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers stated that Chief Momodu's invaluable contributions to the promotion of the Yoruba culture and tradition as well as ensuring the sustenance of good gnervnance through his media craft made him to be considered for the honorary title. "Having contributed immensely to the promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition, and your mental beneficence through national and international media, in ensuring that quality governance are delivered, my throne(Oluwo In Council), considered you worthy and most suitable for the Honorary Chieftancy title o

ISD APPOINTS NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR SPECIAL ATTACHE FOR AFRICA

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Amb. (Dr) Sowemimo Abiodun, FIMC, CMC, ICMI The International Society of Diplomats(ISD) has appointed a Nigerian, Ambassador Sowemimo Abiodun Alex as the Special Attache of the Society's Innovation, Internet and Technical Committee for Africa. This was contained in a letter addressed to the distinguished, internationally acclaimed Nigerian Digital Innovator, Diplomat and Business Tycoon, Dated 12th of April, 2021, confirming his appointment into the respected position by the Global Emisory Council of the Society.  Prior to his latest appointment, Ambassador Sowemimo currently presides the Africa Chamber of Innovation, Internet Governance and Digital Inclusion(IGDI). An 'Omo Yoruba Atata' and a true son of the soil, Ambassador Sowemimo is a young promising Nigerian who has distinguished himself through a number of innovative enterprises and diplomatic archiements. He is the Founder and CEO, iNet Telecommunications, CapitalMetriQ Swift Bank and InfoMetriQ Data Network and

OSUN TO BEGIN RECRUITMENT OF AMOTEKUN CORPS

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The Osun State Security Network Board has announced that it will begin the recruitment exercise for new Officers into the Amotekun Corps.  In a public statement signed by the Board's Secretary, Barrister Hassan Agbelekale on Monday, he said the recruitment exercise will commence on Monday 12th of April, 2021 and it will hold from 10am-4pm daily. Read the full statement below: "Public Service Announcement RECRUITMENT INTO AMOTEKUN CORPS The State Government of Osun wishes to inform the general public that the Osun Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps will commence the recruitment of suitably qualified candidates into Amotekun Corps. All interested candidates across all 30 local governments and Area Offices of the State are to collect Free Application Forms at the Government House Annex, Oke Fia, Osogbo, from Monday 12th April, 2021 between 10am-4pm daily, and submit their forms latest by Friday, 23rd April, 2021 at the same venue. Applicants are advised to comply with

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADEWALE ADEYEMO, THE NEWLY NOMINATED DEPUTY TREASURY SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES

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By Kayode Olawuni Adewale Adeyemo The United States President-Elect, Joe Biden yesterday announced Adewale ("Wally") Adeyemo, a Nigerian born American Attorney and an illustrious Yoruba son from Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State as the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury alongside other key members of the economic team that will work with him in the next 46th US presidency. Adewale Adeyemo is the first and the current President of the post Obama-Biden's presidency non-profit organization, the Obama Foundation, a position he has held since August, 2019. Prior to his attaining this post and specifically during the Obama administration, Adeyemo served as the President's senior  international economic adviser and Deputy National Security Advisor. Mr. Adewale also served as the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, the first Chief of Staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department of the Tr

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

BREAKING: FG BOWS TO #ENDSARS PROTESTS, DISSOLVES POLICE UNIT

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By Kayode Olawuni Muhammed A. Adamu, Police IG The Federal Government has dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force. This was announced by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed A. Adamu while briefing newsmen at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Sunday 11th of October, 2020.  The dissolution of the Force unit came up following series of the recent nationwide protests hashtaged '#ENDSARS' championed by the Nigerian Youths, alleging brutality and related unprofessional conducts on the part of some members of the Squad. According to a statement containing the main points of the Press Release delivered by the IG as made available on the Nigerian Police official Twitter handle @PoliceNG, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, "The Inspector General of Police has dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) across all the Thirty-Six(36) State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) with immediate eff

IFE MINI BUS DRIVERS (SABO LAGERE) ISSUE NEW TRANSPORT FEES

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The Ife Mini Bus Drivers Unit (Sabo Lagere) of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ife Branch has issued a new transport fares schedule.  The new upwardly reviewed charges scheme was circulated on Monday 5th of October, 2020, with a One day citywide shutdown of services from their members, which according to the Union was aimed at getting people aware and prepared.  Confirming the new fees with Ife City Blog, the Organisational Secretary of the Union Mr. Taiwo Bada gave the prevailing economic realities in the country as the basis for the price review, while appealing to the members of the public to bear with them. Details of the new fees is as follows: Gate to Campus N50.00 Within Campus N30.00 Campus Gate to Hostel & Market N80.00 AP, Mayfair to Campus N80.00 Sabo to Campus N100.00 Lagere to Campus N100.00 Alakowe, General & Ilesa Garage N50.00 Ilesa Garage to Lagere N50.00 Sabo to Mayfair N50.00 Lagere, Sabo to Alakowe N70.00 Mayfair to New Garage N50.0

NEW ERA FOR TEACHERS AS BUHARI APPROVES SPECIAL SALARY SCALE, INCREASES SERVICE YEARS TO 40

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By Kayode Olawuni The Federal Government has approved a special salary structure for all teachers in the country. This was disclosed at the occasion of this year's edition of the World Teachers Day celebrations held at Eagle Square, Abuja today Monday 5th of October, 2020. Represented by the minister of education, Prof. Adamu Adamu, President Buhari asserted that the reviewed salary scale for the teachers is geared towards motivating them for greater productivity and effectiness. This is in addition to the extension of the service years of the teachers from 35 to 40 years announced by the education minister at the occasion as approved by Mr. President.  The event also featured the conferment of awards of excellence to deserving teachers. Details of the new national teaching policy is as follows:  Establishment of a special salary scale. Retirement by age is now 65. Retirement by service is now 40. Rural allowance to be provided Increase in science allowance. Peculiar allowance.

BREAKING: FG ORDERS REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

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By Kayode Olawuni Education Minister, Prof Adamu Adamu The Federal Government has ordered that all unity schools in the country be reopened by October 12, 2020. This was disclosed by the minister of education, Prof. Adamu Adamu during a press briefing with newsmen in Abuja and made available in a document at the Ministry's official Twitter handle @NigEducation. "Consequently, after due consultation with the presidential Committee on COVID-19, we have decided that all our 104 Unity Colleges should reopen on the 12th of October, 2020", the document read in part. The resumption date however does not affect the state and private owned institutions as according to him, "States and private school owners will work out modalities for the opening of schools under their purview". The minister stressed government's Commitment at ensuring that all institutions both public and private are complying with all the Covid-19 safety guidelines as prescribed by authorities.