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"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

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

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

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

LOCAL CONTENT: OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES DIGITAL MARKETPLACE FOR LOCAL FABRIC MAKERS

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By Kayode Olawuni Informationn Minister, Alhaji Lai Muhammed and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State The Ogun State Governor, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun yesterday hosted the Honorable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed to launch the "AdireOgun Digital Marketplace", an online marketing platform for native "Adire" tie and dye fabrics makers in the state. The Governor, in a statement @dabiodunMFR said the online  marketing platform is an initiative designed to drive laudable economic benefits to the  state which include global visibility, employment generation  and poverty alleviation. "The digital platform will not only project Ogun State to the global market but also generate employment and alleviate poverty. Already , our Government has enrolled over 200 participants in the Adire value chain on the portal.   "It is projected that if each of the eventual 2,000 participants impact another 4 or 5 people, 8,000 to 10,000 jobs

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