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OAU Staff sets to Resume

By Pelumi Hassan 
Prior to the directives of FG, on the 15th of October, 2020, OAU Staff sets to resume for work on Monday. The Federal Government directed civil servants who have not been working since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to return to work on Monday, 19th October 2020.  This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Sanni Aiyu; the National Coordinator at a press briefing of the task force on Thursday ,15th October 2020. However, the resumption of the OAU staff was disseminated through a press release from the Office of the Registrar. All staff are advised to comply with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention. While there is still no news on the resumption of students, they are advised to stay safe and protest peacefully. Stay safe. Na person wey dey alive dey go school.  #EndSwat #Endsars

OAU Declares Ebola Free Period

This is to inform the generality of students that 10:00am - 12:00noon on Monday, 1st September, 2014 has been declared a lecture free period for awareness talk on Ebola Virus Disease.

Thank You.

Division of Student Affairs

All students are expected to be in Afrika Amphi Theatre by Monday 1st September, 2014 by 10:00am for the seminar

Student Leaders Urge Students' Union To Challenge Rustication And Suspension In Court

Equity and Unity are the foundation; love, courage, wisdom and trust are pillars upon which a just society rests. On the 25th August, 2014 by 4pm, the leadership of the union summoned a meeting of the heads of departments, faculties, religious and other associations to give detailed report, evaluate and seek the yearnings and opinions of their students on how best to further approach the struggle at this critical moment of our history as they are the closest to the students they represent from their respective organization.

The very essence of the meeting is to incorporate all structures on campus as we embark on another phase of the struggle because if attention is given to unity and no affection is given to diversity, our world will experience true peace and progress.

After a detailed verbal report was given by the president of the union which was as communicated to the entire Great IFE students in the official release of the union on 2…

OAU CDL Extends 2014/2015 Predegree Application

As expected, the Centre For Distance Learning arm of the Obafemi Awolowo University who is in charge of the Predegree Programme has announced the extension of the duration for the 2014/2015 Predegree application. The application will now close on Friday, 12th September, 2014.

Please understand that after this period, there may be no further extension as the entrance exam is likely to come up September.The application fees remain N15,000 and it is mandatory for all candidates to keep checking the website from time to time to know the Entrance Examination Date and also to print the Exam Slip.

 Read details about the application here and apply here

Awoites Rush To Meet Bed Space Clearance Deadline

As it was earlier announced that yesterday, Friday 29th August, 2014 will be the last day for students who were already given Bed Spaces to claim them by registering it with the Hall Managements.

In our visit to Awolowo Hall yesterday, students were seen in their large numbers queing in order to register themselves. The students were cooperative enough with the Porters registering them as the queue moved fast and smoothly. There was no problem as at the time of the visit and more students were trooping in to join the queue.

A students allocated to a room in Block 2 that our correspondent asked why he has left his accommodation reregistration late responded that it was not his fault. He said "The reason why I am trapped in this late rush is because my payment was not confirmed early enough. As a finalist, the Bed Space I applied for the will only be seen when my payment has been confirmed.

However, students allocated to the burnt Room 107, Block 7 in Awolowo Hall were told by the…

Insurgency: NCC To Start Monitoring Phone Calls

In view of the unstable security situation in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says security agencies will soon commence monitoring of all calls to enhance their operational activities in the country.

This Commission announced this recently at a special edition of Consumer Outreach programme organized by the commission at IBB Golf Club, Maitama, Abuja.

According to the commission, plans are in the offing to come up with a guideline that will guide the take-off of the plan in such a way that no subscriber’s right or privacy would be breached in the process.

Though, the Commission promised to ensure full protection of the rights of every consumer through the proposed guidelines, it however noted that there is no enabling law at the moment to guide the operators on such powers and called for a quick enactment of legislations to give the proposed guideline a legal backing by the time the implementation proper kicks off. According to the commission’s legal adviser…

Normal Registration Period Extended By A Week Again

The extended period of Normal Registration of students for the 2013/2014 academic session has once again been extended.

The further extension is coming at a moment when many students are finding it real hard to register their courses online, even after their payment confirmation. Our visit to the Computer Building on Friday, 29th August which was initially set as the date for the commencement of the Late Registration with penalty saw students in their hundreds gathered to lodge complaints of various degree. Several complains ranging from the non-confirmation of their school fees, inability to register their core courses, inability to login to their e-portal account, inability to register for special electives even while we have them left to many other.

The Management has however granted the request of the Students' Union in relation to several obvious problems to graciously extend the period of normal registration by a solid week again. Now, Normal Registration will end on 4th S…

2014/15 UEFA Champions League Draw

2014/15 UEFA Champions League Draw
GROUP A Atletico Madrid

GROUP B Real Madrid
FC Basel
Liverpool FC

GROUP C Benfica
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
AS Monaco

GROUP D Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund

GROUP E Bayern Munchen
Manchester City
Cska Moscow
AS Roma

GROUP F Barcelona
Paris Saint Germain PSG
AFC Ajax
APOEL Nicosia

GROUP G Chelsea
FC Schalke 04
Sporting CP
NK Maribor

Shakhtar Donetsk
Athletic Bilbao
FC Bate Boeisov

Boko Haram Sponsor: Ihejirika And El-Rufai Accuse Each Other

ABUJA—FORMER Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Minister, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), Thursday, accused each other of sponsoring the deadly Boko Haram sect that has been terrorising many parts of northern Nigeria since 2011 with over 5000 people killed.

El-Rufai kick-started the accusations on his Facebook page with a post that read: “Breaking News: Sheriff and Ihejirika Just Named as Boko Haram Kingpins – Arise TV – August 28, 2014.’’
He said: “Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis has just named former Borno Governor Ali Modu-Sheriff and immediate past Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Ihejirika (removed in January 2014) as the Boko Haram brains on ARISE NEWS.

“Davis said Boko Haram commanders that he has been negotiating with were the source of this information. The kingpins not only finance Boko Haram operations but select targets for assassination and execution. Finally, the truth about Boko Haram is coming ou…

Ronaldo Named UEFA Best Player In Europe

Christiano Ronaldo has been named as UEFA's Best Player in Europe for his Champions League-winning heroics with Real Madrid in 2013-14.

The Portuguese, 29, scored a remarkable 17 goals in 11 European games as Carlo Ancelotti's stormed to the Decima and struck three times en route to Copa del Rey glory as Madrid completed the cup double.

Though the Santiago Bernabeu side were less successful in La Liga, Ronaldo still averaged more than a goal a game (31 efforts in 30 matches) as they finished third behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

The former Manchester United forward was voted as the best player ahead of Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben, who starred as Pep Guardiola's men lifted four of a possible six trophies last season.

"I'm really, really happy," Ronaldo said upon being presented the award following the draw for the 2014-15 Champions League group stage on Thursday.

"I have to say thank you to my team-mates, to my family, my friend…

2014/2015 OAU Pre-Degree Application Closes Today Friday, 29th August, 2014

Today, Friday, 29th August, 2014 is the last day for the application for the 2014/2015 Predegree Programme. Usually, there is always an extension of time after the normal deadline is reached but it could fall in as Late application which will include extra charges. At the moment, the form is sold for N15,000 at the designated banks.

Read details about the application here and apply here

Important Information To Students On The Reduction In The School Charges

Further to our earlier circular ref no. RO.2/Vol.VI/74 on reduction in the charges payable by students, dated 19th August, 2014, please be informed that students who have not yet registered should still pay charges earlier approved by the University. However, the modalities for the refund of excess charges paid by students are as follows:

1. The deductions in charges paid by the current final year students will be credited as part of their Alumni Dues payable at graduation.

2. The excess charges paid by returning undergraduates, who are non-final year students, will be credited against their charges for the 2014/2015 session (for example returning undergraduates in the Faculty of Science will pay N24,700.00 instead of N27,700.00 etc).

3. Late Registration fee paid before 29th August, 2014 will also be credited to affected students for the 2014/2015 session.

What Patriotism Entails By Alexander Idowu

Thursday December 5th, 2013 was a remarkable day in the history of South Africa, as the ‘crème de la crème’ from all over the five continents of the world thronged the city of Johannesburg to honour a resilient, foremost freedom fighter and a revolutionary patriot who left the planet to the world up yond. Nelson Mandela fought earnestly for his people, the course he believed in and as well remained loyal to the course of freedom and equity in his country till death. In fact, he rose to the challenges posed by the most vicious economic and social system of that moment; the system which was referred to as apartheid. The legacy Mandela left was that of fidelity and total service to humanity. A source;(Ziwaphi vol. 4) termed him ‘a symbol of discipline and patriotism’. What then is patriotism if I may ask?

Patriotism, according to chambers 21st century dictionary (Revised edition) is loyalty and devotion to one’s country. Which in effect means, being totally and passionately sold out to …

Permed Prayers: On My Knees, I Set My Case!

On my knees, I set my case
That I may not be altruistic

I pray for the deliverance of my people
From the love of money
And other associated products

On this long and rough road
I amass blessings from the most High

I pray for the mothers
For their tired backs
And their bleeding hands

For the whole nation
I give my offer of prayer
That the arrow of God trembles at the gates of light

I cannot contain my jealousy
The secret thing is much endured
Imperative, it is a watchword
A matter of national love

And to my shaky conviction
I search for a graveyard

I give kudos, to the martyrs of spiritual racism
For our labour shall never be in vain

The poet of this poem, Adetola Adetuyi is a student of  the Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University. Adetola blogs at Tuyitola's Blog(

Seven Unforgettable Lessons At +1 Year

To God be the glory, above expectations, the Lord had been ''too" good to me, even now that the choice of being a Daniel in the Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar becomes almost an unachievable task; To Him be the glory. The statement for this concluded year of mine was that it will be a “year of dancing” and people who are very close to me can testify with me that God is the best future teller.

Though I had my ups and downs but sincerely Jehovah has been very faithful. To this end I sing "Holy are you Lord, all creation call you Lord, worthy is your name, we worship your majesty, awesome GOD, how great thou art oh Lord! mighty are your miracles, I stand in awe of your holy name, Lord I bow and worship you". Let me emphasize that the above is not in any form a sense of spirituality but a realistic conclusion expected of any intellectually and 'wholesomely' minded person. The above stands as my first lesson.

Lesson2: The road to success has many potholes. There i…

New School Fees Yet To Reflect On The Payment Slip As Registration Ends

With just about 48 hours to the close of the extended time for the student normal registration, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is yet to implement the publicly announced reduction in the school fees.

In response to the requests of the Students' Union condition for truce in its school fees struggle, the Management had earlier on 20th of August in an emergency meeting which the Division of Students' Affairs had with the Students' Union leaders announced the meager reduction in the hiked school fees. A section of the response Release reads:

2. Review of the fees: The following reductions were made in the fees;
*Fresh Students: No reduction
*Returning Students:
~Humanities and Social Sci. No reduction
~Sciences and Technology N27,700
~Pharmacy & Health Sci. N30,700
For those who have paid, the deducted funds will be forwarded to coming sessions and that of finalists will be forwarded to the Alumni charges. OAU students' reactions to the announ…

This Victimization Must Not Distract The Struggle - Suspended OAU Students

“At times, we may be too weak to prevent injustice, but we must never be weary to protest it.”
Last week, we all received notifications from the Division of Students’ Affairs of pending letters from the university administration. To our utter dismay, the letters carried headings of clear witch-hunting, victimization, and unnecessary intimidation, and disguised as different categories of suspension. Exclusively, eight of us were served indefinite suspension pending police investigation over a purported "abduction" of Abeeb Alabi Olayinka (Angel), Chairman of Students' Electoral Commission in April 2014. Wole Olubanji (Engels), Adabale Olamide, Ademuwagun Johnson, Ibirogba Samuel (Sammy), Olusiji Nelson (Mandela), Pele Obasa (Chocomilo), Sanyaolu Oluwajuwon and Abimbola Abiodun (Anchor) were all served letters of indefinite suspension under this category.

In the same vein, all members of the Central Executive C…

Students To Forfeit Unclaimed Bedspaces After August 29

In a release accredited to the Fajuyi Hall Warden, He has said all allocated bed spaces are expected to be claimed on or before Friday, 29th August 2014. The same day the extended normal registration will end.

The deadline for Bedspace clearance is coming just few days after many students are just paying their school fees and even finding it hard to complete their course registration online. The Notice pasted in various corners of the Hall read thus:



Winners Of LAUTECH 2014 OSCAR Awards

Winners Of LAUTECH 2014 OSCAR Awards
Artiste Of The Year (F) - Pezyshelah

Artiste Of The Year (M) - Damilesky

Best Campus Writer - TomiNigeria

Best Class Rep. - Akinloye Felix (400L Accounting)

Best Clique - Alopay N Co.

Best Comedian/Compere - Mc Sweethmouth

Best DJ - Dj Vanwak

Black Diamond (F) - Aluko Tayo

Black Diamond (M) - K-Cash

Charismatic Leader - Alopay

Hour Glass - Mz Crown

Model of The Year (F) - Gbadeyanka Adesola (Slim Show)

Model Of The Year (M) - Promise Nicholas

Most Beautiful - Nikky

Most Courteous (M) - Olayinka Oluwafemi (FBI)

Most Creative - Fisola (Don-P Grafix)

Most Enterprising - Sammie (FF Photography)

Most Fashionable (F) - Juliana Ojo

Most Fashionable (M) - Phendy Kay

Most Handsome - Anthonio

Most Influential (F) - Ideal

Most Influential (M) - Singapore

Most Popular - Arexzie

Most Sophisticated (F) - Ogunmuyide Damilola

Most Sophisticated (M) - Seyifunmi

Online Media Personality - Gurusloaded

Politically Conscious - Dr Young

Rookie Of The Year - Haywise

Socialite Of The Year - Dj Hagap…

UI Releases Cut-Off Marks For 2014/2015 Admission Exercise

The University of Ibadan has finally released the cut off marks to be used for this year's admission exercise. Medicine expectedly has the super high cut off mark of 80. Faculty of Law among others too has a slightly high cut-off mark of 73.

Economics63Geography50Political Science66Psychology56Sociology58TECHNOLOGY
Agricultural & Environmental Engineering50Civil Engineering58Electrical & Electronics Engineering63Food Technology50Industrial & Production Engineering50Mechanical Engineering60Petroleum Engineering61Wood Products Engineering50SCIENCE
Anthropology50Archaeology50Botany50Microbiology59Chemistry50Industrial Chemistry50Computer Science54Geography50Geology50Mathematics50Physics50Statistics50Zoology50LAW
Arabic & Islamic Studies50Archaeology and Anthropology50Classics50Communication and Language Arts70English67European Studies - French56European Studies - Ger…

OAU Students' Union Reappraise Fees Struggle

FROM THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNION (As at Sunday, August 23, 2014)

WELCOME BACK: THE GREAT ARMY OF COURAGE! With due civility and veneration, we salute the doggedness and tenacious standing of Great Ife students ever since the planting of the seed of struggle against increment in fee in OAU and their perseverance towards nurturing it into a grown tree which over time has been producing branches of victory. As we resume, it is important that we give proper reports of how far we have gone with the struggle. This is important for the sake of proper orientation, information, expected accountability, assessment and to beam a light on where we are heading towards. The leadership of the Union at its meeting on Saturday, August 23 made an holistic assessment of the struggle viz a viz;

THE PROSECUTION OF THE STRUGGLE: The Union prosecuted the struggle following resolutions from the leadership, parliamentary sitting and congresses and this saw strategies like negotiation, appeals, …