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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…

Matriculation Date For Fresh OAU Online Undergraduates Fixed

The Matriculation Ceremony for all ODL Programmes holds at the Oduduwa Hall, OAU campus on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by 12noon. Collection of the matriculation gowns commences at Oduduwa hall at 9am prompt. All students are to be seated by 11am.
All Nursing candidates who have not been screened should report to the Department of Nursing, O.A.U campus on or before Friday, 23rd January, 2014.
All Accounting candidates who have not been screened should report to the Department of Management & Accounting, O.A.U. campus on or before Friday, 23rd January, 2014. Please note that only candidates who have been screened will be enlisted for matriculation.

Study tablets (Vigitabs) would be distributed after the matriculation and orientation on campus.

SU Speaker Preaches Supremacy Of Constitution

It was almost a debate on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at the Afrika Amphitheatre of Obafemi Awolowo University where the Students' Union congress was held as some of the congressmen believed that the Congress was the supreme level of power in the Union, a notion the parliamentarians refused to agree with.
It all began when a congressman moved a motion that a Fact-finding Committee be instituted to investigate the alleged misappropriation of funds in the execution of projects by the Central Executive Council (CEC). A parliamentarian then responded that the Students Representative Council (SRC) had already given the CEC 72 hours to give a comprehensive report of their spending after which the SRC will act. He however said the time frame had not elapsed and so the issue was not up for discussion at congress level as it had not exceeded the power of the SRC as stated in Article 2 section 6 subsection 2 of the sacrosanct Great Ife constitution.

One of the congressmen who did not quite …

Primary And Secondary Education Can Be Free -Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has criticized activists for free education in Nigeria, claiming they are not well informed about what it means to give free education at all levels.
Speaking at the 2014 series of the Obafemi Awolowo Free Education Lecture organized by the Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Fashola said free education could only be guaranteed at the primary and secondary level. He argued that education ends at the secondary level: other activities at the tertiary level can be described as specializations.

He said, “What is the definition of education that must be free and which the state is duty bound to provide, and which the citizen is duty bound to take? These questions are important; those who chant Awolowo’s name in the quest for free education at all levels, have probably not done the cost of educating one child at primary level, let alone secondary and tertiary level levels which some people are clamouring for.
“And if the…

Lagos Governorship Debate: Do You Agree With Premium Times Rating?

Brilliant ideas to make Lagos a better city were in abundant supply at the 2015 Lagos State Gubernatorial Debates at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral in Ikeja on Thursday, as candidates vying to become the next governor put across their plans to the public.
Education, urban transportation, security and alternative ways of generating revenue for the state, and the economy dominated the discussion. Though some of the contestants clearly showed that they have no business vying for the governorship position of Nigeria’s centre for commerce, the overall performance surpassed previous debates.

The contestants relied on statistics from the government, World Bank and the United Nations to buttress their points. One thing was clear to the thoroughly thrilled audience: Except for a few candidates, whoever emerges winner in the February 21 election, Lagos would be in good hands if the words said Thursday are matched with action.

The event kicked off few minutes past 11 a.m. but the pew o…

I Don't Like Politicians -Pastor E. A. Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye has said today that only God knows who will be Nigeria’s next president after the February 14 presidential election. He was present for this year's annual University Thanksgiving and New Year Revival at Obafemi Awolowo University organized by the Christian Mobilization Committee where he urged Nigerians to always pray that God's will be done.
Pastor Adeboye who spoke unapologetically emphasized that he does not like Politicians because of their untruthful attitude.

“I don’t like Politicians. Politicians will never tell you the truth. They will tell you what they will never do. You can quote me anywhere!”

“If I were to be a Politician, I would tell you that this coming Christmas, I will give you chicken which you know quite well I will not give”

Adeboye, who has kept his distance from making public statements on issues relating to the forthcoming general election could not but tell the crowd that…

OAU Students Escape Death In Osun Communal Clash (Pictures)

Some pre-degree students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, on Wednesday escaped being killed during the violence which erupted among the people of Ipetumodu and Ashipa communities.
Our correspondent gathered late on Wednesday that the violence was caused by a boundary dispute between the two communities.
It was not clear if there were casualties but it was gathered that some persons were injured in the clash.

A resident of Ipetumodu, who identified himself as Taiwo, told our correspondent on the telephone that residents of Ashipa community invaded their town and set buildings ablaze including students hostels, where some pre-degree students of the OAU lived.
Taiwo said, “Hoodlums from Ashipa community invaded out town and started shooting and destroying houses. They set some buildings on fire and people ran away.”
Another resident, who claimed to be from Ashipa community, however, accused residents of Ipetumodu of being the aggressors.

The Public Relations Office…

“Our Honourables Are Suffering Amnesia” -Congressman

The congress of students that was held at the level of Afrika Amphi Theatre, Obafemi Awolowo University yesterday did not end without a show of emotional outburst by congressmen against the honourables representing them at the Students’ Union parliament.
At about 40minutes behind the scheduled time, the Congress commenced with the singing of Great Ife anthem led by the suspended Secretary General of the Students’ Union, Shittu Olatayo a.k.a SI Unit. A very quick observation by a congressman challenged the functionality of the suspended Secretary General in such gathering. This went a long way to effect the unanimous position earlier taken by the SU Parliament some days ago as SI Unit had no option than to succumb to the will of the Congress. He stepped aside to join the congressmen seated.
Just as the floor of submission was declared open by the Union President for Great Ife students to voice out their mind on bothering issues, among many brilliant and consistent observations submitte…

PROJECT LET GO: Exchange Your Old Cloths For New Ones For Free!

'PROJECT LET GO' is the brainchild of Oluseyi Jude AJANI, a fashion entrepreneur, strategic thinker and change agent. He is a final year student of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at Obafemi Awolowo University, he is also the CEO, JANICUTS- OAU, a trailblazing fashion brand. A brand known for making shirts, foot wears, native fabrics and so on. He believes in making the world, most especially his country, Nigeria a better place and letting every person, one at a time, enjoy life. 'Seyi Ajani is of the Obama philosophical school of thought that 'change will not come if we wait for some other persons, or if we wait for some other time.' We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
MAIDEN EDITION:  For the maiden edition of this project, we call on young people to bring their old clothing (at least 3) and receive one new one for free. When all these old clothing are gathered, organizations that carry out cha…

Chocomilo Resumes, Appreciates OAU Students

One of the reinstated students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife who was suspended sometimes last semester, Pele Obasi Joshua a.k.a Chocomilo has expressed gratitude to God and the generality of Great Ife students for their support while he was suspended by the school authority.
Chocomilo who was part of the recognized students who gave submissions during the Congress of students, held the atmosphere at stand still as he spoke deeply from his experience while he served the suspension served him by the authority.

“I thank God and Great Ife students that I am back for academic activities”
“Man because of our interest and selfishness, 99% of human beings are not honest”
“Many hide in the position of activism to play politics”
He also used the opportunity to brief the Congress on the basis of his reinstatement. According to him, he submitted himself to police investigation following his suspension and after series of investigations, the Investigating Unit of the Nigeria Police Force(…

INEC Ad-Hoc Job: You Need To Submit Your Acknowledgement Slip Asap

Did you apply for any of the INEC Ad-hoc jobs at the upcoming 2015 General Elections and you are you still doubting if the much publicized submission of Acknowledgement slip and Admission Letter at the INEC office in your state is not real?

I am happy to tell you that it is VERY REAL! The submission is not only going on in Osun state. Other states' INEC offices have started to collect those documents from applicants too. States confirmed to have started receipts apart from Osun state include Ondo state, Lagos state, Oyo state and others.
Submission will be to the INEC office of the state you will be posted to work i.e the state you chose as your residential address while applying online. For instance, as a student of OAU, I live in Lagos and put down Lagos as my residential state while applying online, then I will have to submit to the INEC office in Lagos.

Goodluck peeps!

2013/2014 NASS OAU Scholarship Award

The National Association of Science Students(NASS), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has announced a scholarship scheme for the students of the faculty of science.
In a notice pasted around departments of the faculty, the scholarship will be given to deserving students that perform well in the aptitude test to be conducted.

"There will be a Scholarship which is based on aptitude test.

Interested NASSites must fulfil the following requirements;
Must obtain a form from his/her department executives and must be recommended by the President of the department.Must have paid his/her annual due of N500 (As a stalite)All fresh students of the faculty are eligible to write the aptitude test having paid their annual due.Date of Exam: Saturday, 24th January 2015.
Venue: 1000 SLT
Time: 10:00am

For further enquiries, call  08164358429 or 08142289934

2014/2015 OAU Postgraduate Admission Application Closes January 31st

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State  invites applications from suitably QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION INTO Full-Time and Part-Time Postgraduate programmes of the School for the 2014/2015 Academic Session.
Note: Obafemi Awolowo University does not have any outside agent to help with the 2014/2015 postgraduate admission exercise. The use of such agent is at candidate’s own risk and candidates should desist from using third party in processing their applications.

THE PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE ARE: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD); Professional Masters (MBA, MPA, MIR, M.Arch. MM Psych, LL.M. etc); Masters with Research Thesis (M.Sc., M.A, M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Programmes.
Duration of OAU Postgraduate Programmes.(a)       Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
(i)   Full-Time – 2 Semesters
(b)       Master Degree Programmes
Full-Time Master Degree by Course work and Long Essay/Project -3 Semesters Full-Time Master Degree by Coursework and Research Thesis –…

Students' Union Water Project Is A White Elephant Project -Mozambique Hall Chairperson

The Chairperson of Mozambique Halls of Residence, Miss Ashimolowo Jumoke has described the water project executed by the Central Executive Council of the Ibikunle-led administration in her Hall as a white elephant project.
As parts of projects earn marked for inspection by the Union officers during the Union's inspection tour, the completed water system installation in Angola Hall and the one located at the upper part of Mozambique Hall were inspected by teaming stakeholders of the Unions including press men. In what seems to be a deal gone sore between the Hall Executive Council(HEC) members of Mozambique Hall and members of the Central Executive Council(CEC), the Chairperson of the Hall repeatedly affirmed that the waster installation in her Hall has not lived up to its expectation as it does not serve any meaningful purpose since it has been completed.
"This is not serving Mozambique queens"

"It is only serving this floor (she pointed to the nearest floor to the…

Students' Union Leaders Inspect Ongoing Projects

Ibikunle-led administration inherited N1.4m from Fjay's tenure OAU Students' Union acquire 2 aluta jetsThe 11th of January, 2015 was set by the administration of the Students’ Union to bring Press men/ladies and Student Stake Holders together for an interactive session on the projects embarked on and to inspect the projects. 
At the beginning of the interactive session, the Secretary General of the Union, Shittu Ibrahim Olatayo, stated the reasons for the pre-meeting to be for intimating participants about the projects and to let everyone know that there has been no embezzlement of the Union’s funds. He added that the amount of money the current Union administration expected from the University management totaled N18million being the cumulative dues for the three years in which the Union was proscribed. He however put the total amount of money generated in the current tenure from students’ dues between N6 and 8 million, and that the University management has released less tha…

Ali Baba Gifts OAU First Class Graduate N1m

January 1st, 2015 was a day to cherish for Oluwasegun Famisa, a first class graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, as he celebrated the new year with a gift of N1 million from popular Nigerian philanthropist, Ali Baba Akporobome.
The Electrical Engineering graduate got the cash reward for his outstanding academic performance during the January 1st Concert organized by the King of Comedy, Ali Baba, at the Eko Hotels convention centre.

Oluwasegun also got a job offer from the Executive Director of Heritage Bank, Mrs. Mary Akporobome, who is also the wife of Ali Baba.
The first class graduate expressed his happiness at the event and thanked Ali Baba for the gifts.

He promised to continue working hard in any environment he finds himself in order to be the best.

Ali baba concert winner

Top comedians like Omo Baba, Okey Bakassi, Bovi, Koffi, Funny Bone, AY, Princess, Helen Paul, Sheyi Law and a host of others made the event worthwhile with their rib-cracking jokes.

Also popu…

Christiano Ronaldo Wins FIFA Ballon d'or

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or ahead of Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, scooping up the prestigious individual award for the third time in his career.
Ronaldo enjoyed a hugely successful 2014, in which he guided Madrid to Champions League glory by netting a record 17 goals in one campaign, and earned 37.66 per cent of the votes.

Additionally, the prolific attacker played an integral part in the Santiago Bernabeu side's Copa del Rey win by netting three goals in six appearances, even if he missed the final against Barcelona due to injury.

On an individual level, the 29-year-old won the Liga top scorer award by scoring 31 goals in 30 appearances, which also saw him crowned joint-winner of the European Golden Shoe together with Luis Suarez.

Ronaldo becomes the seventh player in history to successfully defend his Ballon d'Or title after Johan Cruyff, Kevin Keegan, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Michel …

18 Undergraduate Scholarships You Should Look Out For In 2015

As 2015 begin, as an undergraduate in Nigeria, it is very important to keep these scholarship opportunities in mind.
I have compiled a list of scholarship opportunities that you can apply for this year 2015.

1. MTN Foundation Scholarship For 200L
Worth N200,000

2. NAOC (Nigeria Agip Oil Company) Scholarship For 100L
Worth N100,000

3. Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship

4. NLNG Scholarship For 100L

5. Exxon/Mobil Scholarship For 200L
Worth N150,000

6. SPDC (Shell) Scholarship For 100L
Worth N75,000

7. Agbami Medical & Engineering Scholarship For 100/200L
Worth: Medical awardees = N200, 000 , Engineering Students awards = N100,000

8. NNPC/Chevron Scholarship For 200L
Worth: N150,000

9. NNPC/Addax Scholarship for 100L
Worth N100,000

10. Total E & P Scholarship For 100L/200L
Worth N150,000
11. NWAG Scholarship
Worth N50,000

12. SNEPCo Scholarship For 100L

13. MUSTE Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students (All levels)

14. BAT Iseyin Agronomy (BATIA) Undergradu…