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AJILESORO COMMENCES BATCH 2 OF AGRI-PRENEURSHIP TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT

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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

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: OONI SALUTES THE YOUTHS, CELEBRATES THEM WITH A VOLUNTEERING WEEK

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The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II,  has reaffirmed his commitment to youth development in the country. The prominent monarch who doubles as the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) made this known in a special release on the occasion of this Year's International Youth Day on Thursday. Ooni Ogunwusi who described the Youth as an embodiment of the nation's and by extension African's strength further reassured the younger generation of his unflinching support for their innovations, which in his words represent hope for the nations. Ooni further disclosed that this Year's edition of the Youths day will be celebrated in a special way as one of the Youth initiatives of His Imperial Majesty, the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF) has dedicated a week long Volunteering session to be anchored on the theme, "Give Another, Pay it Forward" which will hold from the 19t

I'M COMMITTED TO REDEFINING THE ROLES OF TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN OUR NATION'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - OONI OF IFE

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The Arole Oduduwa, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife has reiterated his commitment to positively shape the roles of traditional institutions in the nation's economic development. Ooni Ogunwusi stated this in a release published on his official Facebook handle @ooniadimulaife as obtained by Ife City Blog on Sunday.  The prominent monarch who had earlier in the week played  host to the South-West winners and nominees of the federal government's MSME clinic program under the office of the Vice-President who came to pay him a courtesy visit at the Ile Oodua, His Palace emphasized the important position MSMEs occupy in nation's economic system and the need for their support of which traditional institutions can play significant roles. According to Ooni who doubles as the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), MSMEs have remained a constant drivers of economic growth and development in recent times e

IYALAJE OODUA: I'M AWARE OF MY DUTIES AND I SHALL DELIVER OPTIMALLY, TOYIN KOLADE PLEDGES

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Moses Olafare The newly installed Iyalaje of Oduduwa Race worldwide(Iyalaje Oodua) Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade, on Saturday stated that she is not unaware of the huge responsibilities and roles attached to her latest status, promising to perform optimally towards wealth recreation as well as human development. The Ilesa born business tycoon cum philanthropist who has been the global promoter of the popular Annual Aje Festival for about half a decade, gave the assurance at the ancient Ile Oodua Palace of The Ooni of Ife in Ile-Ife  before the Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, and a host of other top dignitaries including traditional rulers across Nigeria who took turns to pray for her traditionally. "Through my close relationship with the Arole Oduduwa which I hold in a very high esteem, I have always been close to the traditional institution and I am glad to state that I have learnt a lot enough to last me a lifetime. "Let me be specific

LAGOS BASED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TYCOON, TOYIN KOLADE INSTALLED AS THE IYALAJE OODUA

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Kayode Olawuni The City of Ife was on Saturday agog in celebrations with the installation ceremony of Princess (Dr) Toyin Kolade as the Iyalaje of the Oodua Race by His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. Aje by the Yoruba pantheon is the goddess of wealth, market profitability and economic prosperity and by her installation therefore as the Iyalaje Oodua, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade becomes the custodian of all economic and commercial activities for the entire Oodua race, particularly as it relates to coordinating the affairs of mankind vis a vis the spirit of Aje. Until her new honour, Princess Toyin Kolade holds the title of the Iyalaje of Apapa, Lagos State and She is the Global Coordinator of the Annual AJE Festival held in the ancient City of Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba race. The three days ceremony which began on Thursday the 15th of July withnessed a series of activities featuring the performance of important

"IT IS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT" - OONI PLEDGES AS OYETOLA, OMISORE, OYINLOLA, MONARCHS, OTHERS GATHER FOR IFE GRAND RESORT OPENING

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Moses Olafare The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Friday pledged that the multimillion naira worth Ife Grand Resort and Industrial Park, was established for youth development and capacity building. Ooni Ogunwusi who made the position known at the official opening of the facility along Ife/Ibadan expressway, Ile-Ife, explained that direct employment has been created for over one hundred youths while indirect employment opportunities have equally been created for over five hundred others. In his address through a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Ooni Ogunwusi urged stakeholders especially those in leadership capacities to create platforms capable of engaging the youths productively, to discourage them from involving in criminal acts. "Our father the Ooni is sending a strong message through Ife Grand Resort and Industrial Park to all of us here that we should engage our youths and offer them dependable mentorship. This is

IYALAJE OODUA: AMOSUN, YAHAYA BELLO EMINENT NIGERIANS CONGRATULATE TOYIN KOLADE, LAUDS OONI OVER SELECTION

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Eminent Nigerians including Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosu have sent felicitations to the business mogul, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade, ahead of her installation as the Iyalaje of Oduduwa Race worldwide(Iyalaje Oodua) by the Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.  In a statement on Wednesday by his Director of Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare who doubles as Secretary of the Installation Planning Committee, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi had earlier 3 months ago announced the selection of Princess Kolade as the Iyalaje Oodua who will be officially installed on Saturday July 17th, 2021 at the Ile Oodua Palace of The Ooni of Ife in Ile-Ife.  In their separate congratulatory letters, the personalities who described Princess Kolade's appointment as the insertion of the right peg in the right hole, lauded the Ooni over such excellent appointment. Felicitating with th

PRINCESS (Dr) TOYIN KOLADE, IYALAJE OF OODUA RACE: Greatness of a Personality, Sacredness of a Chieftaincy - Moses Olafare

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It is no longer news that the Ijesa-born international business woman, Princess (Dr) Toyin Kolade is the Iyalaje of Oodua Race, as plans are on the top gear for the official installation ceremony slated to hold on Saturday 17th July 2021 at the Ile Oodua Palace Of The Ooni Of Ife in Ile-Ife which is the cradle of mankind and traditional headquarters of the entire Oduduwa Race worldwide.  AJE, mother of Edagiiri, Ele and Ere is being worshiped and celebrated daily as the deity of wealth and profitability of trade. She was the first Apate Oja (market trader) and was among the 401 Irunmoles (gods and goddesses) like Oduduwa, Oranfe, Obatala, Orunmila, Ogun, Osun, Olokun and the rest seconded by the Almighty Olodumare (God) to the earth to pioneer the first dynasty of mankind known as Ife Oodaye. AJE as the first world's trader and custodian of markets pioneered commercial activities at the first marketplace then known as Oja Ejigbomekun which is today called Oja Ife in Ile-Ife, where

OONI VISITS DANGOTE REFINERY, SAYS "ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS WITHIN"

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The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II with the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the Monarch's official courtesy visit to the Group's Refinery and Petrochemicals in Lagos. The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has said that the solutions to Nigeria's current economic challenges are within. Ooni Ogunwusi who is the Co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria made this known during an official courtesy visit to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals in Lagos State, where he was accorded the comprehensive on the spot assessment of the magnitude of this exceptional project. According to a statement by the Monarch's Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare on Friday, the Ooni explained that the involvement of unique Nigerians by the ace businessman and philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, the current economic challenges would soon be

NEMA, OSEMA Donate Relief Materials To The 2020 Odo Ogbe Market(Oja Tun-Tun), Ile-Ife, Osun State Fire Victims

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Segilola Babalola The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in charge of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun State in collaboration with the Osun State Emergency Management Agency, OSEMA have  donated relief materials to the victims of the fire outbreak at Odo Ogbe market in Ile-Ife,  State of Osun, South-West, Nigeria. Speaking through its representative at the presentation ceremony in Ile-Ife on Thursday, Mr. Simisaye Azeez, the Federal Government through NEMA expressed  concern over the huge  losses  that  occasioned  the unfortunate  Odo-Ogbe main market fire disasters in 2020. NEMA maintained that the urgent need  to cushion the effects of the inferno on the part of the shop owners  informed its intervention to donate the relief materials valued at several millions of naira.  Mr Azeez on behalf of the Federal government  consequently donated items like  roofing sheets, nails, cements and planks among others  to the affected traders in the  market. In her welcome address, the Council Ma

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

OONI'S PALACE UNVEILS THE NEW IYALAJE OODUA

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Princess (Dr.) Toying Kolade Palace of the Ooni of Ife(Ile Oodua) in Ile-Ife has announced the decision of the Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, to confer the prestigious chieftaincy title; THE IYALAJE OODUA on the Global Coordinator of the Annual AJE Festival & Lagos based international business tycoon cum philanthropist, Princess(Dr)Oluwatoyin Kolade  The announcement was expressed in a statement by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director of Media & Public Affairs, Ooni's Palace which he made available to journalists on Wednesday.  Princess Kolade's profile as a benevolent and successful major player in the Nigeria private business sector who started as a petty trader in her home town of Ilesa in the State of Osun about 35 years ago, her involvement in the promotion of the rich Yoruba cultural values, her countless humanitarian services, her virtuous character of a disciplined family woman and her unfaulted respect for the r

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,