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OONI DECLARES UNN's 49TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY OPEN, CHARGES GRADUANDS TO BE PRODUCTIVE AMBASSADORS

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Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has charged the graduating students of the University of Nigeria(UNN) Nsuka to go into the world as good ambassadors and add great values to the society by proudly making use of the knowledge impacted on them by the university.  The African foremost monarch who doubles as Chancellor of the prestigious university made this admonition in his opening speech on Saturday while he was declaring The 49th Convocation Ceremony of The University of Nigeria Nsuka open.  "We have come to confer the degrees of this institution on you and I challenge you all to be good ambassadors in any endeavor you may be in the world.  You always rise and contribute to the development of our society and humanity in general as we now live in the era of knowledge-based economies and our country is looking up to our graduates like you to enable us compete favourably in the global stage." Ooni said.  The Co-chairman, National Council of T

US ELECTION 2020: ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA CONGRATULATES ADEOYE OWOLEWA ON HIS ELECTION AS THE FIRST NIGERIAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN

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Adeoye Owolewa The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated a young Nigerian Adeoye Owolewa on his victory as the first Nigerian-American to be elected to occupy a seat in the United States' Congress. The Northeastern University (Boston, USA) doctorate degree in pharmacy holder and a former  commissioner of  Southeast DC neighborhood is now to represent the District of Colombia (Washington DC) in the US (Shadow) Representatives House under the flag of the Democratic Party. In a congratulatory message signed by the Commission's Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun as contained on its official Twitter handle @nidcom_gov, Hon. Erewa described Owolewa's victory as well deserved while acknowledging him as a role model and a good ambassador of the home country, Nigeria, adding that his  victory was informed by a high sense of dedication, hardwork and prayer.  "This

LEKKI TOLL MASSACRE: OONI OF IFE CONDEMNS THE KILLING, CALLS FOR URGENT INVESTIGATION

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The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has condemned the gruesome murder of unarmed #EndSARS protesters by security operatives on Tuesday night 20th of October, 2020 at Lekki Toll Gate. The Paramount traditional ruler stated this in a communique issued on His official Twitter handle @OoniAdimulaIfe on Wednesday. He described the incidence as highly disheartening and regrettable, calling on government authorities to immediately investigate the case and bring perpetrators to book. The statement reads in part: "The sad event that happened yesterday at the Lekki Toll gate in Lagos where armed soldiers were alleged to have killed unarmed young protesters is highly disheartening, regrettable and condemnable". "Our political leadership must immediately investigate the circumstances that led to the avoidable confrontation and consequent loss of lives with a view to swiftly fishing out the unlawful attackers who must be made to face the fu

#ENDSARS: OONI OF IFE SHARES DAUGHTER'S EXPERIENCE, HAILS YOUTHS' ONENESS

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By Kayode Olawuni The  Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has expressed his support for the ongoing protests against the brutality of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Nigerian Youths. The monarch, in a communique issued on His official Twitter handle @OoniAdimulaIfe on Monday said the youths are united for the first time in the fight for their common interest. "The #ENDSARS movement has brought nothing but joy to me. Finally the youths are awake with one voice and a common goal", the tweet read. The eminent traditional ruler expressed a deep understanding of the bitter experiences the young Nigerian folks are passing through in the hands of the personnel of the security unit, supporting this with the narration of an ordeal His own daughter was once subjected to. "I understand your plight, my 25years old daughter had a nasty experience with SARS, almost losing her life. On

UPDATED: GOVERNOR GBOYEGA OYETOLA CONGRATULATES ONDO GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

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By Kayode Olawuni (L-R) Governor Ggboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun(Ogun Central Senatorial District) and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Osun State Governor, Ggboyega Oyetola has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC over his victory in the Saturday October 10 gubernatorial polls held in the State, re-electing him for another four years term.  Governor Oyetola spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan in a statement issued in Osogbo, the State Capital, describing Governor Akeredolu's victory as well deserved, adding that the election results were a true refection of trust and confidence the people of Ondo have in his administration. "I heartily congratulate Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu on his well-deserved re-election as Governor of Ondo State", the statement read. A member of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Chairman, Con

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

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.