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OAU Post-UTME Registration Commences on the 5th of October 2020

By  Ganiyu Ayanniyi The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife is set to start Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) registration on the 5th of October, 2020 for Jamb candidates who picked the institution as their first as well as for Direct Entry (DE) applicants. The registration form which is obtainable via the school portal ( at the amount of N2,000 is expected to close on the 31st of October, 2020.
After the payment for the registration form which would require generating Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number from the school portal, there will be need to authenticate the payment.
It is to be noted that the Post-UTME screening will be strictly observed under the guidelines as released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at the following centres: a) JAMB CBT Centre, Bwari b) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
All Candidates whose screening date would be allotted from the period between 21st of November - 5th December, 2…

THE INSIDER Talk Show (Second Edition) Holds October 25

CEO Trill House and Host Tomi discussing in the previous edition
The Insider, owners of Insider Newspaper holds the second edition of her Talk Show on October 25, 2014. The event will see renowned media personalities exclusively discuss matters arising. Among numerous figures expected to grace the event include Dr Soneye, TY MIX (Sound Sultan & Iyanya Producer), Mercy Aigbe (Nollywood Actress), Oyinkansade( Finalist MTN Project Fame Season 5), Sodiq Oyeleke (Best Graduating Student, NIJ) amongst others.

Artistes billed to perform include Allen, Adeola, Dayoslides and others.


TIME: 7pm



Tickets will be available at the venue of the Talk Show on that day.

Application For 2014/2015 Pre-Degree Programme Further Extended

Just again and again, 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 16th October, 2014.

Please understand that after this period, there may be no further extension as the entrance exam is likely to come up this October.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

President Goodluck Jonathan Eid-el-kabir Message To The Nation

Dear Compatriots,

I greet and felicitate with all our countrymen and women of the Islamic faith as we celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.

I also congratulate all believers who have successfully undertaken the Hajj this year as enjoined by Prophet Mohammed (May Peace Be Upon Him).

As they conclude the rites of the Hajj and prepare to return home, let us all join them in offering special prayers for greater security, peace, unity and progress in our dear country as well as for the peaceful and successful conduct of next year’s general elections.

With this week’s issuance of a formal notice of the impending general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), another national campaign season is now truly upon us and I urge all political leaders in the country to place the overriding interest of the well-being and progress of our fatherland above all other considerations in the coming campaigns and elections.

My administration has done its sincere best in the past fo…

Communique Of Yesterday's Congress (October 2, 2014)

“Every generation out of relative obscurity discovers its mission, either to fulfill it or betray it” Frantz Fanon.

In line with the provision and spirit of our most sacrosanct and efficient constitution, article II section 6 which states that
The legislative process of the union is herein vested in the CONGRESS and the student representative council and herein referred to as SRC.

Categorically however, section 6(2) in vesting legislative superiority in the mass of Great Ife Students states:
“CONGRESS shall take decisions on matter which in the opinion of the central executive council or the SRC are beyond their power.
After suffering total blackout for 6 days apiece in different weeks and considering the future efforts of both the CEC and the SRC, no gainsaying the fact that the ugly trend of total blackout is beyond these organs and must hence be referred to the CONGRESS.

It must however be noted that as a result of the imparse and the …

Vice President Olori Called A Congress, Described Ibikunle as “Incompetent”

The Vice President of the OAU Students' Union, Oladejo Funmi a.k.a Olori exercised her constitutional power today as she called for a congress of all students to address “The State of the union and welfare.”

She emphasized on the incompetence of the very much agile President Ibikunle as she stressed that he could no longer discharge the functions of his office.

She wrote “Greatest Ife, at this point in the history of our union, when our welfare and collective interests are threatened by several forces and products of oppression, then we must never keep mute. By the virtue of Article 3, S24(1); that Vice-President shall act when the President cannot discharge the functions of his office, I have hereby invoke this section as well as Section 6 of the Students’ Union constitution. To this effect, there shall be a mother of all Congresses today, thursday, by 12pm (now 5pm) prompt. Venue: Sport Complex. Agendum: State of our union and welfare.”


Bisi Fayemi Donates Centre To OAU

A CALL has gone to Nigerians to employ the rich African tradition of indigenous philanthropy to drive development agenda in various communities.

The call came from the wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi Monday at the opening of Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, which she donated to the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Mrs. Fayemi, who also donated 600 volumes from her personal library to the centre stated her commitment to the promotion and development of issues related to womenfolk.

She said: “My deep commitment to ensuring local ownership of development agenda is what led me to team up with two other African women to co-found the African Women’s Development Fund 14 years ago in Ghana and which has so far supported over 1,500 women organisations in at least 42 African countries with millions of dollars in grants.

Her husband and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, appreciated the commitment of the university management in partnering…

Power Restored On OAU Campus After 6 Days Of Blackout

Great Ife students are currently celebrating as Power just got restored in Halls of Residence after about 6 days of Blackout. Awoites are singing as they praise God for remembering them and delivering them from darkness.

Owning to this development, the lecture boycott currently embarked upon by Parliamentarians of the Students' Union is expected to cease.

A report just reaching us now has it that Moremi Hall is still experiencing blackout as Power is yet to be restored there.

2013/2014 SPDC (Shell) Joint Venture University Scholarship Award Scheme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerian, reports.


The merit-based scholarship is in two categories – the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award, East or West (OE or OW).

1. National Merit Award (NM) Open to all Nigerians.

2. Areas of Operation Merit Award, East (OE) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states (excluding indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas). Areas of Operation Merit Award, West (OW) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Bayelsa (i.e. of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government a…

Power Blackout May Persist For Weeks -OAU Management

In what may not be a good news to the students, OAU Management has come out once again to plead with the students for more understanding on the issue of Power blackout rocking the University community as they work tiredlessly to resolve it.

According to the Release pasted at some locations on campus, part of the efforts is providing temporary alternative lines to the Halls of Residence within a couple of weeks

Below is a copy of the Release from the Division of Student Affairs(DSA);

2014 Independence Day Broadcast By President Jonathan

Fellow Nigerians:

1. Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation. This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year.

2. The first one hundred years were marked by triumphs and tribulations, benefits and burdens, opportunities and challenges. We made some far reaching advances in building a strong, united and prosperous nation. We also overcame the forces of disunity that culminated in a debilitating civil war. We have also renewed our faith in one another, and in our country. We have proven that we are truly a resilient nation.

3. In my address to the nation last year, I did emphasize that we were in a sober moment in our country. We are still in that mood in spite of the many accomplishments of our administration. Our sombreness has to do with the crises of nationhood occasioned by the activities of terrorist elements who have …

Amaju Pinnick Emerges New NFF President

At the end of the second round of voting, Delta FC chairman Amaju Pinnick has been elected as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

In the first round, Pinnick took the lead with 25 votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi from Osun polled 9 votes. Dominic Iorfa from Benue State was able to get 6 votes. while Shehu Diko from Kaduna had 4 votes.

Amanze Uchegbulam, Imo and Mike Umeh Anambra had no vote.

Pinnick, Iorfa and Ogunjobi then went head-to-head in the second round, to determine the winner of the election via simple majority.

After the second round, Pinnick polled 32 votes, Iorfa got 8 votes, while Ogunjobi had 4 votes.

Source: DailyPost

Parliamentarians Boycott Lectures Over Power Blackout

The Parliamentarians of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union comprising of the Legislative and Executive arms of the Union today embarked on Lecture Boycott in order to show the students' displeasure over the Power Blackout on the University campus.

In response to about four days of total power blackout in the university community, an emergency meeting of the Parliamentarians was conveyed at the level of the Students' Union Building where the honourable Student Representative Council agreed unanimously with the Executives of the Union to commence an immediate lecture boycott today. The decision was not dragged at all as the Honourables believed the students have endured the hardship enough and it is no longer tolerable.

Just immediately after the meeting at about 10:00am, the Union leaders including the Speaker of the Parliament, the other members of the House Leadership and some honourables, the President of the Students' Union, the Vice President and other me…

Synagogue Building Collapse Was Controlled Demolition – Emmanuel TV

The Synagogue Church Of All Nation says the collapsed building in the church premises was a controlled demolition, demanding for an investigation into the matter.

A spokesman for a media outfit of the church, Emmanuel Television, Mr Ken Emeakayi, said footages from the CCTV in the church premises showed that a strange aircraft hovered over the building four times before it collapsed.

He told Channels Television on Monday that the aircraft might have been there to detonate explosive devices that may have been planted in the building prior to the collapse.

“We are investigating the incident for the world to know what actually happened. When you look at the clip you will see that it was not just the aircraft hovering. At the point of the incident, there was explosion.

“It is possible they were either dropped or planted and the aircraft will have to come and detonate it.

“The persons in the building said that the noise they heard suggested that it was an explosion.
“Those involved in th…