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OAU Management Dedicates Hotline To Reporting Sexual Harassment

By Eberechuwu Okafor

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has released a special circular on new means to protect students from sexual harassment.

Prior to the release of the helpline, the viral video of the "All-seeing eye" by Kiki Mordi for BBC Africa in October, several students had looked out for the steps the Obafemi Awolowo University will take towards protecting its students against actions like that. At the time, it did not seem like much would be done.

However, the management has put these fears to rest as the Obafemi Awolowo University has decided to take a strong stand against sexual harassment meted on any of the students of the great school by creating a helpline in case of emergencies.


According to a release signed by the registrar of the school, students can now send text messages directly or via the social media "WHATSAPP" to 07063610481 in cases of emergencies. This development is surely welcome as many students have shown a warm recept…
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Olanrewaju Bello To Steer LSS OAU Through Next Academic Session

The OAU chapter of the Law Students' Society announced the emergence of the new elected Executives.

The Electoral Commission officers of the Law student body, corporately known as the Law Students' Society (LSS) conducted the election at the Old Law MOOT and MOCK court, located at the Faculty building.

After two preceding presidential debates and Manifesto nights, Voting started at the early hours of yesterday, December 2nd, at about 9:45am due to some delays as against the intended 9:00am and the process spanned till 5pm.

Sequel to this, the collation of votes began 30 minutes later at 5:30pm and the new executives were announced soon after.

Of the 10 LSS positions, only 6 positions had more than one aspirant involved.

The office of the Public Liaison Officer (P. L. O), the Public Relations Officer (PRO), the director of Sports and the office of the Director of Socials were contested unopposed.

Despite the absence of part one students from the faculty, participation took a h…

Best Wishes To All OAU Students In Forthcoming Examinations

As exams start, we wish all students of the Obafemi Awolowo University success in the upcoming exams. As we prepare for the end of the session, we hope you all have time to reflect on the session and on the year as a whole. 
We wish you all the happiness and joy that this month has to offer. We hope you leave every exam hall with smiles on your faces, even if we all know that how we feel after writing an exam doesn't matter till we see the result. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. 

Pelumi Hassan  Editor-in-Chief, OAU Peeps News Agency

OAU Peeps Gets New Editor As Babafaros Bows Out

One of the foremost online campus news agencies in Obafemi Awolowo University - OAU Peeps News Agency now has a new Editor-in-Chief (EIC).

The outgone EIC, Oluwaseun Farombi a.k.a Babafaros, whose tenure elapsed on November 30, 2019 hands baton to an Interim EIC, Hassan Pelumi.

Hassan Pelumi, who is the first female editor of the agency is a 300 level student of the Department of English Language, Obafemi Awolowo University. She will be assisted by four other members including, Lawani Oluwashemiloore, Akintunde Oluranti, ALABI-OYO omobolaji and Bernard Nasamu.


According to a statement by the Board of the Agency, the appointment of an Interim EIC comes on the heel of the dissolution of the Executive Council of the agency. "This decision and step is necessary to stabilize, restructure, strengthen and focus the agency to deliver on its original mandates," the statement added.

Going forward, every communication and business relating to the agency is to be discussed with the…

FASA Suspends President, VP, Others Amidst Electoral Issues

Despite making headlines in recent times for postponing elections on multiple occasions, the Faculty of Arts Students' Association (FASA OAU) has managed to find newer reasons to make the news as the parliamentary arm of the association on the 27th November, 2019 suspended the President, Mr Adewale Ayo Waliyu (Ayfab), Vice President and some other members of the executive council of the association indefinitely, making the speaker the acting president of the association.

Efforts to reach the suspended President of the association have been futile, however, find below the full official resolution of the FASA parliament.


Being the Resolution of the Parliamentary Sitting That Held on the 16th of Nov. 2019 The sitting started exactly 5:27pm the Speaker then addressed the House and made Hon. Tea through the House the acting Chief Whip. The agenda was then adopted by a motion moved by Hon. Toluano, with the same motion by Hon. Oba and since there was no counter motion, the motion stood. …

What You Probably Don't Know About Benin Republic

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi M.







The republic of Benin is a francophone country that borders Nigeria at the southwestern part of the Nigerian territory. It was formerly known as "Dan-ho-mé" which means "built on the snake's (Dan) belly" in Fon, a local Beninese language. The French colonialists had difficulties in the pronunciation of ''Dan-ho-mé", so they called it "Dahomey". In 1975, President Mathieu Kerekou influenced the change of the country's name from Dahomey to Benin (La République du Bénin) because the former name was regional in which many citizens didn't show signs of belonging since the name was in Fon language. She gained her independence on the 1st of August 1960, before Nigeria got hers.


The country is the first and only nation where three presidents ruled in the same tenure at a time. The names of those presidents are: Sourou Migan Apithy, Justin Ahomadégbé Tomêtin and Tahirou Congacou. They were from different tribes (Yorub…

Rumble In The Jungle: FASA Election Postponed Indefinitely

By Bernard Nasamu      The proposed election of the Faculty of Arts Students Association was again postponed for Thursday, 21st November 2019 was once again postponed indefinitely.  The elections commenced at AUD 2 on the 21st of November 2019 with students of the Faculty of Arts ready to exercise their rights and agents stylishly donning the tags of their candidates. 
 Things, however, began to fall apart when the election commission abruptly stopped the voting procedures. According to an eyewitness, the turmoil started as a result of the fact there were irregularities as regards the number of accredited voters. The electoral chairman Hon. Havard, unanimously closed the curtain on the election process.   On the account of another eyewitness, an anonymous department was responsible for the brow-raising electoral practice. According to the staff adviser Dr.Amusa that was present at the venue of the election, who clearly stated that the cause of the hullabaloo was because the student b…