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PRESS RELEASE: Students' Union Leaders Appreciate Jonathan, Condemn 'Political Tools'

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PRESS RELEASE
Revolutionary greetings to all and sundry in the South West Zone, Osun state, Ife community and the generality of Great Ife Students on a successful host of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR for a special meeting with the Council of Obas in South West.
The leadership of the Students’ Union is appreciative of the listening character of the President as well as the efforts of individuals who facilitated the meeting with the President. It is imperative at this point to relay the product of the discussion with the President. The Speaker of the SRC addressed the President and submitted the protest letter which he personally received and gave assurances that the major issue in the letter – increment in fees is going to be addressed holistically in no long time as there are other schools that are affected. He committed himself to address welfare issues that affect OAU specifically.

Although some self-centered and politically-spons…

I Regret Not Having Yoruba As Speaker -Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday publicly lamented that he was unable to make a Yoruba politician the Speaker of the House of Representatives after 2011 general elections because of the selfish agenda of some Yoruba leaders.
He spoke at the Yoruba Unity Summit with the theme: “National Development: Wither the Yoruba,” which held at the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Jonathan who was the special guest of honour at the event organised by the Yoruba Unity Forum, said he recognised the Southwest as a key player in the country and was still haunted by that unfortunate incident in 2011 when his desire to repay the Yoruba for their support for him was lost.

Mulikat Akande had then vied to be Speaker of the House of Representatives but lost to Aminu Tambuwal of the Northwest because of inadequate support from her Southwestern colleagues.

Recalling the events, the President said: “I thank you all for the support in the past elections. One of the problems I faced …

Call For Papers; Elections: Means To What Ends?

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As an event to mark Abiodun Omonijo’s birthday on the 1st of January 2015, we call on everyone who is passionate and still believe in the possibility of a better world to submit papers of not more than 2000 words on the theme; ELECTIONS: MEANS TO WHAT ENDS?
In writing these papers, ideas should be channeled at providing solutions to the problems that we are all aware of already. This collection will be published online at abiodunomonijo.wordpress.com on the 1st of January, 2015. Interested writers should send their papers to abiodunomonijobiz@gmail.com between 1st Decmber-25th December, 2014
THEME: ELECTIONS: MEANS TO WHAT ENDS?

SUBTHEMES:

THE MEDIA AND ELECTIONS: THE PROS AND THE CONSCITIZENS AND POLITICAL APATHY: POSSIBLE ENDSELECTORAL MACHINATIONS : STOMACH INFRASTRUCTURE, GODFATHERISM, LOBBYING, RIGGING . . .YOUTH INVOVLEMENT: WHAT ‘IS’ AND WHAT ‘OUGHT’ TO BE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS
Thanks.

Comrade Oye Slaps Fresher, Case To Be Moderated Today

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By Olanrewaju Oyedeji
Angola Hall of Residence in Obafemi Awolowo University was another theatre of protest yesterday as students fought against alleged infringement on the right of their colleague who was slapped and abused by the Financial Secretary of the Students' Union, Awoyemi Omolayo Sogo a.k.a Comrade Oye.
The Financial Secretary came with the President of OAU SU to commission the water project supposedly done by the Ibikunle led administration.After the commissioning, Comrade Oye was involved in an argument with a Part 1 English student named Joy, he threatened to slap the Part 1 guy who saw it as a joke. Comrade Oye carried out his threat and landed a slap on face of Joy, not feeling any remorse for his actions, the aforementioned comrade threatened to slap the freshman again. This irked Angolans who witnessed the saga demanded that he apologize which Comrade Oye declined.
Students saw this as an affront on their right and clamoured that he be given the Scientific Maximum…

Photos Of OAU Students' Union Officers With President Jonathan

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Photos of Students' Union Officers of Obafemi Awolowo University with the president during his visit to the campus yesterday.






Photo Credit: State House Photos

OAU Students Protest Fee Increment & Victimization During Jonathan's Visit

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Students of Obafemi Awolowo University today protested during the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan's visit.
Some students who were gathered at Oduduwa Hall as early as 9:00am where the President was meeting the traditional rulers chanted 'Ole ole'(thiefs) at them. The students carrying various placards displaying several inscriptions protesting increment in school fees and victimization of students chanted anti-Jonathan songs uncontrollably.
Every attempt by the Students' Union president, Comrade Ibikunle Isaac to calm and address the students proved abortive as he was booed and sachets were thrown at him in an attempt to stop him.
Protesting students got more aggressive as the meeting ended and security operatives tried to clear the way for Mr President's convoy to leave, the roads were blocked and students refused to be moved by fierce looking security officers that are fully armed to the teeth.


Ibikunle, president of the Students' Union who eventually …

President Goodluck Jonathan Visits OAU (Live-Blog Inside Oduduwa Hall)

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Good Morning and welcome to our live-blog of #GEJINOAU at about 7:30 this Morning various men in uniforms were all over the School gate screaming on top of their Voices, desperately searching Ladies bags, Students backpack, Vehicles etc.
The Student Union provided buses to convey students into school, but some could not wait for the too long queue as they took to the streets with their legs because of their exams.




Business Ventures such as Fivers, Forks & Fingers, Kapersy around the SUB are locked, the same with DHL, Micro-Finance Bank, Kays Chippy around oduduwa hall.

On the other hand SSC 201 is going on in various venues in school including Odlt 1 and 2.
Accident in front of SUB bike man hits a metallic Colored Camry 2008 Model with FG plate number, thank God no casualties.
SUB Cark park is filled with exotic rides.

Black Toyota tinted Jeeps are all over campus.

9:10am
PDP Entourage Arrives Oduduwa hall four 30 seater buses and one luxurious bus in colorful.
Men in unifo…

Movement Restricted As President Goodluck Jonathan Visits OAU

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is expected to be in Obafemi Awolowo University tomorrow for a yet to be confirmed purpose. Speculations suggest he will be meeting with major traditional rulers in the South-West over his re-election bid at Oduduwa Hall. In lieu of this development, the security strength of the University community has been stepped up and by tomorrow, public transports may not be permitted to move in and out of the campus.
Below is the information from the Students' Union about the visit:

FROM THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNION
( AS AT TODAY, 23rd NOVEMBER, 2014)

ON THE ISSUE OF TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS IN AND OUT OF CAMPUS TOMORROW NOVEMBER 28,2014
Consequent upon the visit of the President of the Nation, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to the Obafemi Awolowo University campus on Friday,November 28th, 2014 for a meeting with the Council of Obas in the South-West, the reason for the presence of security operatives in the University campus.
There may be restrictions in mov…

Important Information & Schedule For 40th Convocation Ceremonies

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Wednesday, 10th December, 2014

a.         Conferment of Diploma Certificates.
Time:   9.00 a.m.         Venue: Local Government Studies Building
b.         Conferment of Bachelor’s Degree and Award of Prizes in the Faculties of Administration, Arts, Education, Law and Social Sciences
Time:   10.00 a.m.       Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
c.         Convocation Play
Time:   8.00 p.m.         Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre

Thursday, 11th December, 2014
Conferment of Bachelor’s Degrees and award of Prizes in the Faculties of Agriculture, Environmental Design and Management, Pharmacy, Science, Technology and College of Health SciencesTime:   10.00 a.m.       Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Convocation LectureTopic:  Entrepreneurship and the Relationship between Universities, Industry and Government
Speaker: Ms Evelyn Ndali Oputu
Time:   4.00 p.m.         Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre


Friday, 12th December, 2014
Conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees and Doctor of Philoso…

OAU Releases Supplementary & Direct Entry Admission Lists

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The Supplementary and Direct Entry admission lists for the 2014/2015 academic session has just been released. You can check yours by checking your admission status on JAMB website. We wish you the very best of God friends as you share your testimonies here.

To check, visit www.jamb.org.ng

Then click 'Check Admission Status'

Nigeria Police Force Releases Full Video Of National Assembly Crisis

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You recall that the Nigerian police had days ago fired tear gas and prevented speaker Aminu Tambuwal from presiding over a session at the National Assembly in Abuja. A statement was later released by NPF justifying their action, saying Alh. Aminu Tambuwal CFR arrived the venue with a motley crowd, who broke the cordon, assaulted the Police and evaded due process and the Police had to restore order and normalcy, using lawful means.
The Nigeria Police has now released this complete video of what really happened that day to justify their action.

See the Video below

Post by Nigeria Police Force. Source

LASU Withdraws ASUU Chairman’s PhD Certificates, 13 Others

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday revealed that the management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has withdrawn the PhD certificates of some of its members which include the branch ASUU LASU chairman, Dr. Adekunle Idris.
ASUU Lagos zonal Coordinator, Dr. Sola Nasir, dropped the bombshell at a press briefing held at the old LASU Sociology Department lecture hall of LASU and flanked by ASUU chairmen from University of Lagos, Olabisi Onabanjo University, University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Tai Solarin University of Education and the host ASUU-LASU.

The ASUU-LASU, Dr. Adekunle Idris confirmed that the management withdrew his PhD and that of 13 others from different departments claiming errors were made in the wordings.

According to Dr. Nasir, the LASU management in their letters to the affected lecturers said it discovered some errors in their PhD and asked the holders to return them. He said the union expect them to correct it and produce new ones for Dr. Idris …