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PRESS STATEMENT OF THE OSUN YOUTH COALITION AFTER HER MEETING HELD AT OSOGBO

BEING THE PRESS STATEMENT OF THE OSUN YOUTH COALITION AFTER HER MEETING HELD AT OSOGBO ON THURSDAY 12TH JUNE, 2018

● We condemn the failure of APC in Osun state and reject any mission of continuity from the party
● The past failures of the PDP admnistration and its undemocratic tendencies disqualifies it from being a viable alternative
● The emergence of a masses-oriented third force is inevitable.

 Dear compatriots! As the 2018 Osun gubernatorial election in which the direction which our dear state will tow for the next four years will be determined draw nearer; it is pertinent that all concerned citizens of the state gear up to take critical decisions that will influence the mission to develop our state for the general good. In lieu of the above statement, the Osun Youth Coalition; an assembly of youths across the state met with delegates cutting across all local government of the state. The meeting which deliberated on the history of the state of Osun since her creation in 1991 til…

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Campus Journalists Across  Nigeria Frown Against Suspension of Colleague, Demand for Reinstatement

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By Uthman Samad



A body of Campus Journalists drawn across different universities in Nigeria, "Free Campus Press Movement" has frowned against the draconic actions of the University of Ibadan management on the suspension of Kunle Adebajo, a notable/award-winning campus Journalist, a student of Law, University of Ibadan who's expected to proceed to law school this year.

In a press statement released by the group of Campus Journalists, it highlighted the group was aimed at ensuring that Press Freedom is guaranteed on campuses across Nigeria and also raising voice in unison against any attempt by University managements to victimize campus Journalists for doing what they do objectively on campuses.

While registering their grievances at the recent development in University of Ibadan as regards the two-semesters suspension of Kunle Adebajo, the group registered their displeasure towards the actions of the management under the Leadership of Prof. Idowu Olayinka.

An excerpt of th…

OAU Students Jubilate As Magistrate Dismisses Court Case

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The magistrate court at Ajebamidele, Ile-Ife, has  today dismissed the case of the five students of Obafemi Awolowo university facing trials for allegedly harrasing the Moremi hall warden.

The Case which has been adjourned for six times from  April 3, April 29, May 12, May 24, June 4 till today June 14,2018.

Barr. Olawale , the defence counsel of the students pleaded  that the judge should strike out the case so far the prosecuting counsel didn't bring legal adviser to provide the necessary documents after it has been adjourned due to same reason.

“These students are going through a psychological trauma and I am also coming from Lagos every time to attend to this case, I want to beg this court to strike out this case ", He further added.

Justice Omisade F. I. ,the justice presiding over the case,
after hearing the plead dismissed the case because the state’s defence counsel didn't provide an advisory release from the state.

Speaking with one of the s…

Moghalu Alleges FG Of 'Witch-hunting' Instead Of Fighting Corruption.

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By Uthman Samad





Kingsley Moghalu,a Presidential aspirant in the forthcoming 2019 Election, has alleged the Federal Government of Nigeria of witch-hunting political officers in place of fighting corruption.


The aspirant and a former CBN official,  made the allegations on June 12 at the Oduduwa hall of Obafemi Awolowo university Ile Ife during his address at the Annual 'The LeaderShift Conference' organized by Equity Chambers of the faculty of law.

" Nigerians believe this present Government will fight corruption on a free and clear notion, which the hope has been led into witchhunting."

"I will  make sure the EFCC, CBN and other pivotal agencies and parastatals of Government are totally independent and free away from the interference and order of the presidency." He promised

He further lamented on the handling of security matters in system and how this "has put the lives of the common  and poor Nigerians Into Dangers"

 "it's so ashaming an…

"Indigenous Language , An Active Agent of Development" - Professor Chima Anyadike

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By Alabi Aderonke



Languages as reflectors of culture provide the best way to relay stories in their true pictures. These stories shape the individual and collective lives in Africa. As a matter of fact, our actions are the results of stories we tell ourselves and the ones told or written by others about us and our society.

These were the remarks of the newly appointed Professor of Literature-in-English, Professor Chima Anyadike at the 320th inaugural lecture of Obafemi Awolowo University, which held at Oduduwa hall, OAU, on the 12th of June, 2018.  The professor who specialized in African fiction and literature delivered the lecture titled: LIVING OUR STORIES IN AFRICA:  FICTION FICTIONALITY AND THE WISDOM OF UNCERTAINTY.

Professor Anyadike, the literati, remarked that he had once been challenged by a friend why he should be paid for reading and analyzing stories. He further opined that through the reading and study of stories from diverse minds and cultures, people acquire an attitu…

OAU Peeps News Agency Inducts New Members Amongst More Than 150 Applicants.

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By Ganiyu Ayanniyi 



OAU Peeps News Agency on Saturday, 9th June 2018 inducted new members.

The induction which held at ALT C, Faculty of Agriculture , anchored by Abdulwahab Lanre(OAU Peeps General Secretary)  was attended by notable Campus Journalists & News correspondents.

The new inductees include; Mr. Ayanniyi & Mr. Olushola from faculty of Arts, Mr. Moses from faculty of Law and Miss Aghogho from faculty of Science amongst others.

Renowned campus journalists present at the event include Farombi  Oluwaseun Babafaros( Editor-in-Chief, OAU Peeps News Agency),Oludiran Olusola (the ACJ General Secretary), Adejumo Kabir (Editor, Newstrack), Olufemi Alfred (Editor, Kilonshele), Uthman Samad(Deputy Editor, OAU Peeps News Agency), Akinfenwa Olaitan(Deputy EIC),
 Kingsley NOVEL Nigeria (President ,Agric. Economics) and many other distinguished guests.

Special guests at the event who stands as a bedrock for the agency include Ojelabi JesuJoba (President PANS OAU), Durodola Abiola E…

Pray For Our Success At World Cup, Super Eagles Beg Nigerians

The Super Eagles are seeking the prayers and support of Nigerians as they prepare for the World Cup tournament in Russia.

Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, revealed this on Wednesday during a telephone interview said “We just want Nigerians to pray for us, we have worked hard and we want Nigerians to support us with their goodwill,”.

According to Ibitoye, the national team is confident of making the nation proud based on its level of preparation.

He added, “This team will make them (Nigerians) proud and everything will be good. I am absolutely sure of that.”

The Eagles media officer made the plea two days after the team departed their base at the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria, to Russia for the World Cup tournament – Nigeria’s sixth appearance.

Since emerging from an appropriately – styled ‘Group of Death’ in the African qualifying series,

The Eagles were the first African team to qualify for this year’s World Cup and they have been drawn in Group D with longtim…

FG declares Friday June 15, Monday June 18 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. M. Umar in Abuja on Monday.

He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

Dambazau stated that it was government’s desire that “all Nigerians be inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.”

He encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.

The minister wished all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Id-el Fitr celebration

OAU Matriculates 8,158 Students

The Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ), Ile-Ife, on Wednesday matriculated 8, 158 students and warned them against social vices.

Prof. Eyitope Ogunnbodede, the Vice-Chancellor of OAU, gave the charged, while addressing the students during the 2017/2018 academic session matriculation ceremony at the Oduduwa Amphitheatre of the university in Ile-Ife.

Ogunnbodede urged the newly admitted students to desist from any anti-social behaviours capable of disrupting the smooth running of the university.

According to him, the university has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractices, violent behaviours, flagrant disregard to constituted authority and sexual harassment.

He said that the warning was imperative to safeguard their studentship and ensure successful academic career in the institution.

“I will strongly advise that you steer clear from these deplorable behaviours and other similar vices in order to safeguard your studentship and ensure successful academic career,” he urged.

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