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The Labours Of Our Recent Heroes...

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In Nigeria, 2014 was very hectic. Boko Haram became very emboldened and for once, it felt as if the north was being governed by Boko Haram and the remaining by Goodluck Jonathan but hey! Its always hectic for Nigeria, so why the fuss? It was a year exactly on November 12 2014 when Professor Festus Iyayi died on his way to attend a national Executive Council meeting of Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) in Kano. The ASUU branch in my school (Obafemi Awolowo University) celebrated the anniversary with a colloquium. I do not know whether the event was a national ASUU event but the poster that was out on campus to announce the event got me thinking about several things: The man Iyayi, what he fought for in his life, his legacy, the current state of education in Nigeria… I waited patiently for my fellow students on this day, for the other stakeholders in the education sector too, to remember Iyayi and to honour him for his role in the attempt to liberate the University…

OAU Student Wins Etisalat Merit Award

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Ayomide Thompson Ajayi, a 200 level student of the Faculty of Technology, OAU, came second in the recently held Etisalat Merit Awards Scheme.
Ayomide gave a 5-minute presentation on The Creation Of A Platform (Website) For Waste Recycle Management

Five institutions were present at the event – namely: University of Lagos, University of Benin, Adekunle Ajasin University, Ladoke Akintola University and Obafemi Awolowo university.
The ceremony took place on Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 at Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Nigerian Youth Inclusion In Governance; Catalyst For Genuine National Development

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By Prince David Adetula
The 2015 General Elections in Nigeria is almost here and one incontestable fact is that we will be having new set of leaders and extension of the administration of some of the present leaders at various levels of government. The obvious continued sidelining of Nigerian youths from being at the helms of affair may largely continue if we do not take actions as concerned youths. Much more beyond street protests and social network activism, I strongly believe a Nigerian youth has more to offer in government leadership if given the opportunity.
How about Youth? I define Youth as that transcendental period of life from being a child to an adult. For the sake of this topic, I crave your indulgence to consider agile and competent Nigerians within the age bracket of 18-35 years old as youths. Without sole consideration of the current political structures in many Local, State and Federal governments, the youths over the years have not risen to obvious height where their i…

Merry Christmas Great Ife

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The season that reminds us of God's great love that led to a great gift. Show that love and give that gift!



A Merry Christmas to all our esteemed readers.
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UI Student Blasts Union Officers Over Silence On Colleague's Death

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In a protest article written by a student of University of Ibadan, the Students' Union leaders have been condemned for maintaining criminal silence over the death of one of their colleagues who died as she was rushing to meet up with a test fixed for some hours from Christmas.
Below is the protest article:

THE CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE OF U.I STUDENT UNION

The criminal silence of the student union over the death of one of our future and bright talent is tantamount to betrayal, felony and admission of incompetence. The Students' Union is supposed to fight and demand for the interest of the students but is unfortunate and pathetic that we have a puppet cum rubber stamp Union.

It would be recalled that a student of the faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in the person of Miss Adebayo Mercy, 400 level Agronomy died after attempting to come back to school for a test slated to hold on the 24th of December. Despite this colossal loss the Students' Union neither uttered a word nor send …

INEC Ad-Hoc Job: Are We To Submit Anything?

Someone sent this in:

Good day! Please are we required to submit some documents like our ID Card, Letter of Admission, Acknowledgement Slip etc to each state INEC secretariat? This is because some friends in OAU are submitting the Acknowledgement of Registration with a copy of their ID Card and JAMB Admission letter. Anyone with useful and valid information on this?

INEC To Use Card Readers During 2015 Election

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Public Relations Officer in Sokoto State, Alhaji Mohammed Musa, has said that the commission will use the card reader for accreditation of voters during the forthcoming general elections to allow for transprent polls.

Musa spoke at a one day workshop organised by Nigeria Police Sokoto State Command for stakeholders ahead of the 2015 general elections.
He also disclosed that despite the fact that many might doubt its ability to use card reader, INEC is very confident that it would be a huge success.

He said, “Though, some may say it is not possible but we are assuring Nigerians that it is doable hence we want to ensure that we get the very best for free, fair and credible election come 2015”.

According to Musa, it will be practically impossible to rig in the forthcoming elections, saying that INEC has removed polling units from traditional rulers’ residents, as well as religious places to ensure transparency.

He insisted that all efforts …

Full Report On Fire Incident At Moremi Hall

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ON THE FIRE INCIDENT AT MOREMI BLOCK A
ROOM 304.

   It is true that there was a sardonic fire incident at Moremi Block A, Room 304 yesterday 18 th December, 2014. From the accounts available to the Union, no member of the room was around when the incident occurred. Many of the occupants had returned home for the purpose of the break and festive period. There was however a part 2 nursing student who was in the room earlier in the day to cook with her gas cooker and rest for few hours after cooking before she left for lectures.
    Occupants around reported that they began to perceive smoky emissions from the room around 12noon when electricians were working on the floor lights. They also said they heard sparks in some rooms before the fire started. The burning
lasted almost an hour before University fire service workers came around the hall to attend the situation. As at the time the fire was put off practically everything in the room had been destroyed by the fire. Some of the items …

Seasons Greetings From The Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole has sent his regards to all the members of the Obafemi Awolowo University community in this yuletide.

In his goodwill message, the VC wishes the staff, students, alumni, friends and benefactors of the citadel happy Christmas; "On behalf of myself and the members of the University Management Team, I wish to seize the opportunity of the Yuletide to wish the members of staff, students, our Alumni, friends and benefactors of the university, a happy Christmas season and prosperous new year"

In same vein, the crew members of OAU Peeps News Agency use this medium to wish the entire Great Ife community happy celebration!