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OONI'S MEDIA DIRECTOR OLAFARE, OTHERS INDUCTED AS FELLOWS, FOURTH-ESTATE PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY

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Comrade Moses Olafare, the Director of Media and Public Affairs to the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, was on Thursday inducted as a Fellow of the Fourth-Estate Professional Society(FPS); a professional body for reputable journalists. The Induction ceremony and seminar which took place at the prominent Shubomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, included lectures through which professionals of the pen profession where charged to uphold the core ethics of journalism. In his address, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi represented by the Alara Oodaye of Ara-Ife, Oba Adebisi Segun Layade, described wide communication gap as the basis for numerous challenges confronting Nigeria. "Through news reportage, editorials and other media contents, we must seek to fill communication gaps with professionalism and mutual respect. "Also, the issue of fake news must be combatted and defeated, as it is a dent on the prestigious journalism profession rape i

IFE ICONS: EXPLORING THE MARKS OF A YOUNG AFRICAN PRINCE, TIMMY ABIRI ROLAND

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It is no gainsaying the fact that Ife is indeed great. Great for not just its historical, cultural and tourism significance world over or only great as the cradle of one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa and beyond, the Yoruba race. Ife is notably more great for the vast eminent men and women that have been produced in the ancient and renowned African city. A vast number of these outstanding personalities are however under-celebrated. As part of one our mission however at Ife City Blog to showcasing and recognizing these living legends, the trailblazers and amazing men and women making Ife and by extension the Yoruba race and Nigeria in general proud in their various chosen fields, we are glad to unveil a big fish that our net has caught in this special post featuring a prince of the source and true son of the soil, Prince Timmy Abiri Roland. Timmy Abiri was born 3 decades ago to the family of Late Prince Engr Oluwasegun Roland Abiri(JP) and Deaconess Juli F Abiri in Ile-Ife,

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

RRCC PARTNERS EX CPAN PRESIDENT, PRINCE ADEYINKA ADEWOLE IN HOSTING A SPECIAL CHESS FIESTA TO CELEBRATE OONI'S NEW BORN PRINCE

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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

RRCC BOSS HON. BISI AWOPE BAGS OSUN CHESS ASSOCIATION VICE CHAIR

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The Osun State Sports Council has appointed Hon. Bisi Awope, CEO of Raia Rooks Corner Limited as the Vice Chairman of the State Chess Association. This was confirmed by a letter of appointment earlier issued today  to the Ife born Chess Icon by the State Sports umpire signed by its Acting General Manager, Rotimi Dunmoye. The four years term State Vice Chairmanship position bestowed on the manager of the famous Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament hosting club, the Raia Rooks Chess Club, according to the letter, is expected to begin with immediate effect but will be fully activated with the official inauguration of the Association which has been put on hold due to reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter reads in part: "This is to humbly refer to the above topic and to inform your honour that Mr. Governor, HE, Adegboyega Oyetola has approved your nomination as Vice Chairman of the Osun State Chess Association". "This letter serves as a letter of appointme

"WE LOVE YOU AS ONE OF THE GREAT IFES" - Maye to Omisore

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The Maye of Yoruba Land His Royal Eminence, Dr. Abdul-Rahaman Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin has exalted Otunba Senator (Dr.) Christopher Ajani Iyiola Omisore as a Great son of the soil. Adedoyin stated this in a goodwill letter signed by him to congratulate Omisore, the Apesin Oodua, a former deputy governor of Osun State and a two terms senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary. "The management, staff, students of my conglomerate (MAYE GROUP) and my family congratulate you on your 63RD BIRTHDAY", he wrote. Also a celebrated Ife with an impressive array of achievements to his credit in business and academics including the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government; Our Saviors' University, USA, Unique Citizens University, Ghana, Oduduwa Polytechnic, Idimu Lagos, The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Hilton Hotels, Nigeria, FAMF Bank Limited, Nigeria among others, the Maye Oodua wished Senator Iyiola Omisore more grea