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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 2021 UK GOVERNMENT'S CHEVENING SCHOLARDHIP

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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.

"END DOCTORS' STRIKE NOW" - OONI CHARGES FG AS HEALTH MINISTER INAUGURATES SOUTHWEST PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

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Moses Olafare The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to end the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), without further delay. Ooni Ogunwusi made the call on Thursday at the Ile Oodua his palace, Ile-Ife, during the inauguration of the South-West Traditional Leaders' Committee on Public Health Delivery, by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. Describing the strike action as highly unfortunate, the Ooni who is the Co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, noted that health workers are essential service providers who should not abandon their duty posts no matter what what. "I am aware of your relentless efforts towards ending the strike as quick as possible but Nigerians cannot wait any further. The strike action has brought a lot of hardships to Nigerians especially the poor and

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DAY: OONI CALLS FOR MASSIVE INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Moses Olafare The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II has advocated for massive investment in research and development of African Medicine.  Ooni stated this on Tuesday at a World Press Conference held at his Ile Oodua, the Palace in commemoration this Year's African Traditional Medicine Day, held on the 31st of August, every year. Addressing newsmen after a brief introduction by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, Ooni Ogunwusi who is the spiritual leader of the prestigious Yoruba race, described the African Traditional Medicine as a major inheritance of the black people which is capable of solving all medical, spiritual and other problems. The monarch who called on Nigerians particularly sons and daughters of Oduduwa to join in the promotion of the African Traditional Medicine, added that herbs and roots are of unbeatable efficacy globally. He said, "Recently, as part of my COVID 19 response, promising t

ALLEGED ANTI-BUHARI INTERVIEW: WE ONLY INVITED OLAWUNMI FOR ASSISTANCE - DHQ, DEBUNKS ARREST ORDER

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The Defence Headquarters on Saturday in a statement debunked the reports that its Defence Intelligence Agency declared a former Naval Commander, Commodore Kunle Olawunmi(Rtd) wanted over alleged anti-buhari comments in an interview on Channels TV.  The Director, Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Sawyer in the statement maintained that the Ex Senior Military Officer was only invited through a text message to seek for his contributions in the intelligence needed to fight the age-long insurgency war in the country, adding that a detailed release on the matter would soon be published. The statement reads in part: "Please gentlemen of the press. There is a Sahara Reporters online news that The DIA has ordered for the arrest of Cdre Olawunmi(Rtd). This is false, not true. "You recall Olawunmi said he has privileged to lots of information during his media interview on Channels. "He was only invited through text message to come over as a retired military Officer to she

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

ALLEGED N650M FRAUD: OMISORE FIRES BACK, BILLS SAHARA REPORTERS N250M AS DAMAGES

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A former Deputy Governor of Osun State and Two Terms Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyiola Omisore has reacted to a publication by the Sahara Reporters dated 19th April, 2021 alleging that the former Senator alongside a firm, Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited were involved in the mismanagement of a sum of N650 million allegedly meant for the execution of an 8.2Km Ife-Ifewara road project in 2010. The New York based online news agency had in the said publication alleged that the former Senator got N151 million of the road project fund billed for N650 million from the National Assembly as his constituency project and purportedly shared same with the alleged firm without executing the project.  The former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation in a letter signed by his lawyer Gboyega Oyewole(SAN) dated 21st April, 2021 addressed to the Sahara Reporter's Publisher and made available to the press however described the allegation as false, basel

EASTER CELEBRATIONS: OONI OF IFE ENCOURAGES CHRISTIAN FAITHFULS TO EMULATE CHRIST BY SHOWING UNCONDITIONAL LOVE TO EVERYONE AROUND THEM

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The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II has urged all Christian faithfuls to imbibe the characteristics of the reason for the season of Easter, Jesus Christ  in their day-today dealings. This is part of His goodwill message to the entire Christians Worldwide on this Year's occasion of Easter celebrations.  Ooni Ogunwusi particularly encouraged all the followers of Christ to emulate his traits by being loving and caring to everyone irrespective of religious, gender or racial differences.  The foremost traditional ruler and Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), while reflecting on the tough times experienced over the last couple of years enjoined all humans to remain hopeful and steadfast as these have been the sustaining factors so far in the struggle.  "We cannot deny that most of 2020 and 2021 have been difficult with the health and economic crisis caused by Covid-19.  "It is also

OTUNBA IYIOLA OMISORE FELICITATES WITH CHRISTIANS ON EASTER CELEBRATIONS

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The former Osun State Deputy Governor, Otunba Iyiola Omisore  has congratulated Christian faithfuls all  the over  the World on the 2021 Easter celebrations, urging everyone to imbibe the core lesson of Easter that Jesus Christ symbolises which according to him, is uncommon love. In a Goodwill message obtained from his Media office, the popular Ife born politician and humanitarian stated that the redemption of the world by the painful nailing of our lord to the cross for no offence of his is a rare love but by the Grace of Almighty God on the third day his resurrection redefined the direction of the earth and we're all saved. Consequently, it's a natural law that we're bound to love ourselves by imitating the saviour of the earth in our daily dealings for the prosperity of the world. He prayed that may the victory of Jesus Christ over death translates to an end of global pandemics and restore peace, security and prosperity to our dear Country Nigeria. Signed:: Otunba Iy

ODUMAKIN'S DEATH: WE HAVE LOST A BRILLIANT CHAP - AFENIFERE

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Late Comrade Yinka Odumakin The Pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere has described the death of it's National Publicity Secretary Comrade Yinka Odumakin as a great loss. This was contained in a statement by the Group's Secretary-General, Basorun Sheinde Arogbofa on Saturday. He described Odumakin's exit as a great loss and a  big blow not just to Afenifere but to the entire Nation. "It's a terrible blow to Afenifere and Nigeria. We've lost a brilliant chap with intelligent and brilliant ideas. This is sad, very sad", he said. Mr. Odumakin died in the early hours of yesterday Saturday 3rd of April, 2021 following complications from an undisclosed illness. In an emotional phone conversation with The Nation, wife of the foremost Yoruba activist and nationalist narrated that her husband died when his condition was already improving.  "It is true, my husband and friend has passed on. The darling of the media is gone. He has been battling for his

PIGEONS' REFUSAL TO FLY: PRESIDENCY CLEARS THE AIR, SAYS "IT IS A NATURAL PHENOMENON"

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Kayode Olawuni The presidency has attributed the refusal of some pegions to fly during the January 15th Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony to natural occurrence.  The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina stated this in a Facebook article shared on his Twitter handle @FemAdesina , titled "Reflections from a wreath laying ceremony". According to Mr. Adesina, the pigeons had been kept for a while, hence their reluctance to fly, apparently arising from being adapted to their new restrained status. I his words, "The pigeons had been kept in a cage. For how long. I do not know. And when birds and some other roaming animals have been circumscribed for a while, they get accustomed to their new status as lawful captives. Therefore, when you offer them freedom, they first baulk, thinking it's too good to be true. It's a natural phenomenon. "President Buhari opened the cage that held the pigeons, about a score or so.

COVID-19 UPSURGE: FG TAKES A U-TURN ON JANUARY 18 RESUMPTION DATE FOR SCHOOLS

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Education Minister, Prof. Adamu Adamu The Federal Government on Monday announced its resolve to review the earlier pronounced 18th of January, 2021 as the resumption date for schools across the country. This was contained in a statement made by the Honorable Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on Covid-19. According to the minister, a rethink on the resumption date for schools earlier communicated becomes imperative given the alarming figures of the second wave Covid-19 cases. "Today at the PTF meeting, we looked at the rising figures and decided that probably we should take another look at the date. The January 18 resumption date is not sacrosanct as it is subject to constant review in a view of prevailing epidemiological circumstances", the minister said, adding that the Ministry of education would do the needful subsequently. "Tomorrow, the ministry is going to take it up. So, most likely it is going to be