Showing posts from January 25, 2015

OAU Welcomes First Set Of e-Students

The Obafemi Awolowo University’s Center for Distance Learning (OAUCDL) today welcomed its pioneer set for the Online Distance Learning Programme. This was at the Matriculation Ceremony which held at the Oduduwa Hall of the OAU Main Campus.The OAUCDL Online Distance Learning programme is accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and allows students to receive their lectures online using a customized study tablet (Vigitab).
The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Bamitale Omole, whilst addressing the students, said: “you have the singular honor of being the first set of students in our eLearning programme, the first of its type in Nigeria. I congratulate you on being pioneers of the eLearning revolution in the country. I want to assure you that your distant learning mode of admission does not in any way imply inferiority in status, compared to our conventional students, either in terms of lecture delivery or the certificates you receive at…

INEC Ad-Hoc Job: Very Important Notice To All Applicants

All Ad-hoc staff (Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and Senior Presiding Officers) that did not get the SMS and could not find their names on the display list at their LGA State of Residence should go back with acknowledgement slip for screening on Monday 2nd February, 2015. Time: 9am – 4pm.
Call: 0700-CALL-INEC (0700-2255-4632) for HELP!!!

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OAU Agricultural Students Embark On Lecture Boycott

Sequel to the congressional decision of the general students of the great faculty of Agriculture of Obafemi Awolowo University chapter last week, students in the Faculty of Agriculture made their grievances known to the management through a lecture boycott to protest the condition of their dilapidated lecture theatres and laboratory through a peaceful solidarity movement.
It was almost a hullabaloo when the National Association of Agricultural Students (NAAS) executives led by the president of the association drove the students out of the lecture room to converge at the Agric-Foyer. The president moved the motion to boycott the lecture as he sought the indulgence of the students to come out en-masse for the peaceful solidarity movement. The motion was eventually accepted by the assemblage which was followed by the mass movement of the students.

The president of the agricultural students however gave the management an ultimatum of 72 hours to respond to their request to renovate and …

Chinko Ekun Officially Signed On To Olamide's YBNL Nation

The YBNL Nation boss, Olamide broke the news of the signing of one of OAU's finest hip hop star, Chinko Ekun along side another rapper Xino on his Instagram account.
OAU Peeps Congratulates Chinko Ekun and we wish him more success in his future endeavors.

OAU Premier League: Angolan Scores Last Minute Goal To Gain First Point

OAU Premier League continued yesterday with the Fajuyians getting a draw from their game against the Angolans at the home of the latter. The first goal in the match came from the host through an Angolan by the alias Alfa, the Fajuyians equalized when the Angolan Keeper made a mistake that cost them a goal.
The Fajuyians eventually took the lead when their star player Aji saw the back of the net, a feat which the Angolans responded to a few minutes later. Aji then took the Fajuyians up the scoreline once again when he scored a free kick which raised a little controversy as the Angolans claimed that the referee had not blown the whistle when he played the spot kick. The goal was later counted and the game resumed.

Just as the Angolans were about giving up, their goal finally came in the last minute when the Angolan highest goal scorer, Clinton, headed in a goal for the host.

The league continues this weekend as the Angolans will once again face the Fajuyians at the dreaded Fajuyi hall …

"My PVC This Time Is For A Better Nigeria" - Pastor Tunde Bakare

Oduduwa hall of Obafemi Awolowo University was the place to be on Wednesday 28th January 2015 as Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter rain Assembly spoke on the topic; Nigeria beyond 2015 in a lecture hosted by the Angola Hall Executives in collaboration with the Students' Union.
Pastor Tunde Bakare who was the running mate of General Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 Presidential Elections under the umbrella of the then CPC said that even though it was expected of him to be loyal to the General, his PVC this time is for a better Nigeria. He also listed a few power blocs which influenced the elections in Nigeria some of which included The Past Leaders, Traditional rulers, Governors just to mention a few. He ultimately mentioned the strongest power block which he called the people power bloc urging the students and everybody present to participate in the forthcoming elections as they were the future of the country.
The Pastor gave quite a number of reasons why 2015 was an important year for…

Fresh Students To Collect Their Package At Debate Venue

The Vice President of the Students' Union, Oladejo Funmi a.k.a Olori has called on all fresh students of Obafemi Awolowo University to come around for the collection of their package.
In a message posted by the Secretary-General of the Students' Union this evening which is signed by the Vice President and the Secretary-General, Part one peeps are required to be present at Bamidele Aturu’s inaugural debate on 7th February, 2015 by 8am at Oduduwa hall to receive their package. The school I.D Card and Students’ Union receipt are the two criteria to be checked before the package is given to any fresher.

Below is the message:
Freshers’ Package! Freshers’ Package!! Freshers’ Package!!!

This is a call to all freshers to come for their package on 7th February 2015, at the Bamidele Aturu’s inaugural debate by 8am at Oduduwa hall. Come with your school I.D Card and Students’ union receipt.

Oladejo funmi Shittu I.Olatayo
Vice President Secretary-General

Nb: To participate in the …

Students' Union Speaker Names His New Baby (Pictures)

What a joyous moment at the Ikotun home of the Speaker of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University as Rt. Hon. Ramon Bola a.k.a RBT named his new baby girl.
The naming ceremony of Aleena who also bears Morenike, Ifeoluwa, Opemiposi was massively attended by Great Ife students especially Students' Union leaders. Below are pictures taken at the event.

Photo Credit: Students' Union, OAU

Voissapp Partners OAU Peeps For Reliable News Reportage

Voice Of Informed Social Students(VOISS) has eventually been launched in Obafemi Awolowo University partnering OAU Peeps News Agency as one of the media partners to serve the community with reliable news reports.
Voissapp is a social informative platform for communication and information dissemination on campus. Through the platform, students of a higher institution (OAU only for now) can post gists, communicate with course mates, receive information and materials from class reps and lecturers directly, get campus news from reliable sources. Information and upload of materials and lecture notes from class reps and lecturers at the corners notifies you both online and offline via sms.

The platform functions like most social networking site, you can post, like, dislike and comment on posts. Voissapp is your campus buddy. Now you shall not miss classes or miss a material due to lack of information.
According to the brains behind the project; the CS Team (Kelvin Umechukwu, Oyewale Adem…

Awoites Disrupt OAU Premier League Match As Hall Edged Past Angola

The OAU premier league continued on Tuesday with the Angolans losing to the machines of Awo hall in a match played at the Awo Wembley and best described as half football, half combat.
The match was a very interesting one as one particular Awo machine who proved to be more than machine and more of a transformer bagged a hatrick against the Angolans. Another machine also cheated the Angolans with his height, nodding a throw in to give the machines a total of four goals which was enough for them to win the match. The transformer who was definitely the man of the match nicknamed after the Manchester City star; Sergio Aguero was definitely a beauty to behold with the ball and he definitely gave the Angola Defenders something to go home with.

On the other hand, the Angolans who had a rough first half suffering a 2-0 defeat in the half (courtesy of Aguero) brought their game on in the second half after making some substitutions. Their first goal happened a few minutes into the …

OAU Student Cries Out Over Inhuman Treatment Of Suspected Thief

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart’------------- Maya Angelou

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t’-------Margaret Thatcher

Of the greatest Ife! It was with a melancholic state of heart that I picked my aluta pen and revolutionary note to challenge the audacity of some microscopic few who wallow in stupor because they are drunk on power and cannot prevent its effect on them; they stagger. These are men that have refused to grow out of the state of nature, which Thomas Hobbes described as short, brutish and nasty. They are the thieves who accuse the farm owner before he accuses them of theft. Before they got to the top, they knelt, kneeled and bent in order to get our votes. When they ascended the ladder, they became harbingers of doom. These men are those who emerged as members of the Awolowo Hall Executives with Apoel Gideon as the master planner of evil and uns…

Election Break Indecision Worries OAU Students

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University have continued to express worries over the reported election break indecision by the university authority on whether to allow students go on break so as to be able to exercise their franchise come February 14 and February 28 or remain on campus as academic activities continue.
Speculations have suggested lately that the school management is been careful in reaching a concrete decision on the matter so as not to disrupt academic calendar at the expense of students exercising their franchise.

Some students have however said that either election break is given or not, nothing can stop them from traveling down to their respective states of origin to vote for the person they want come those election days since they are Nigerians. A student who prefers to remain anonymous who does not believe in the preservation approach said "What is the school management trying to do? Protect which calendar? OAU has a problem overtime with adhering to stipulate…

Presidential Debate Timetable Confirmed: Feb 1 & 8

The Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) provided revised timetables for the anticipated presidential debates to SaharaReporters in an interview. A NEDG official, with the group for many years, confirmed that there will be a total of six televised vice presidential and presidential debates on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8.
Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate from the All Progressives Congress (APC), has not yet confirmed his attendance for any NEDG organized debate, according to a senior NEDG official. A letter was sent to SaharaReporters last week from The Nigeria Group, stating that APC should be weary of participating in any event organized by NEDG because of their alleged pro-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stance. “NEDG cannot organize a credible debate…given its current composition,” and claimed that PDP received the debate questions in advance.
The debates are expected to feature the four leading political parties, including PDP and APC, but NEDG is currently waiting for the list of es…

Facebook's Whatsapp Comes To Desktop Computers

WhatsApp isn't just for smartphones anymore.
The chat application, which Facebook bought for more than $19 billion in October, will now extend its service so that it can be used on desktop and laptop computers. The app now lets people send and receive messages using a website, in addition to existing mobile apps.
The move expands WhatsApp's reach to even more devices, and underscores Facebook's desire to fuel the world's communications. The service, which has more than 600 million users, is one of the world's largest social chat platforms, and the expansion allows Facebook to make it even more accessible.
WhatsApp is not the only company making this effort. Apple's chat service, iMessage, started as a mobile-only application on the iPhone before the company brought it to desktop computers. Google's Hangouts service also works across devices, as does Microsoft's Skype. And while each company's approach is slightly different, chat is becoming one of th…

Female Thief Caught In Akintola Hall

At about 3:00pm today, 26 January, 2015, residents of Akintola Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife apprehended a lady, Ajao Kehinde Adetola, in the act of taking cloth materials belonging to undisclosed people. She was said to have been accosted by a vigilant student who later called the attention of fellow students and the hall's porters.
In the age long tradition of OAU, the students demanded that the suspect be beaten and paraded as they also accused her of several similar thefts. The hall's management declined the students' request and called the University security unit to take over the situation. Students resident in the hall and the hall's executives in turn called the Students' Union Central Executive Council Security unit to assert their demands.

In the ensuing impasse, a consensus was eventually reached for the S.U security unit to take her to the S.U building for a brief interrogation and an official statement, after which she would be handed over …

Vacancies: Supplementary Applications For JUPEB Tutors

Applications are invited from suitably qualified, competent and resourceful personnel for position of Tutors in the Foundation Programmes offered by Centre for Distance Learning of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in conjunction with Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).

Qualification: Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Education, Science or Islamic Studies from a reputable University
PGDE, Masters or Doctorate Degree in related fields will be an added advantage
Minimum of 3 years cognate experience in teaching and grading at A' Level/IJMB classes for Cambridge A' Level Examinations and Joint University Preliminary Examinations
Good interpersonal and communication skills - verbal and written

Applicants must be specialists in any of the following subjects:

BiologyChemistryPhysicsIslamic Studies
JOB LOCATION: Centre for Distance Learning Campus, Moro, Ife North Lo…

Important Update: INEC Shortlists Adhoc Applicants As Screening Begins

With about 20 days to the start of the general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has shortlisted applicants for the Adhoc job during the forthcoming exercise. The list can be seen in every Local Government Area secretariat nationwide. For peeps that registered with Osun state, the screening exercise starts tomorrow(27th January, 2015). You are required to go to your Local Government with which you registered alongside your valid Identity Card and Acknowledgement slip print out. Efforts by the leadership of the Students' Union through the office of the Welfare Officer, Ajewole Martins a.k.a Ojogbon to ensure the list was pasted on campus however proved abortive today as INEC officials refused to give out the shortlisted candidates' list stating that the list cannot be pasted on campus because of the sensitivity surrounding it politically. Also referring to the last guber elections held in the state, "...this current list comprises of many peopl…

Redeemers University To Suspend 22 Students For Not Attending Church Service

According to sources, Redeemers University is about to suspend 22 students today for missing church activities. The source who informed us said one of the students who missed not going to church had asthma attack and missed it, but their porters felt it’s none of their business. The students have been asked to go and inform their parents of the suspension and parents are planning to storm the school this morning. This is what they are fighting for. The school’s students handbook already made it clear that ‘Absence from corporate worship hours’ will attract a deduction of 10points from the offenders total 100 points. So parents now wonder why the school is planning to suspend them, which will make them not seat for their forthcoming exams and will also make them cough out another N400,000 as school fees. Above is what one of them sent, underlining the penalty for their offense, which clearly says it’s a reduction of 10points.

The source also made it clear that she is very much aware th…

NDDC Postgraduate Foreign Scholarship 2015


As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, NDDC is embarking on a Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Programme to equip Niger Deltans(  with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the Local Content programme of the current Administration as well as compete globally in various professional fields. The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:
EngineeringMedical Sciences (M.Sc. Public Health excluded)Computer Science/TechnologyGeologyGeosciencesEnvironmental SciencesAgricultureEnvironmental or Gas/Oil LawProject Management

First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those wishing to undertake a Master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.
Applicants must have gained admission for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines…

Project Let Go: Organizer Reels Out Terms And Conditions

The much anticipated "Project Let Go" organized by Oluseyi Jude AJANI, 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 is finally here. The event slated for this Friday, 30th January 2015 will start by 3pm with a red carpet with DJ Haysparcz treating donors to a frenzy atmosphere.Popular Ore Ajewole and MC Sleekie will be anchoring the program to make it real.
Terms and Conditions have been made known by the organizers of the event to ensure proper and successful participation of Obafemi Awolowo University students and staff. These terms include:
All clothes brought to the venue must be clean, presentable, as all clothes collected go to the needy.Dirty, worn out or torn clothes are not acceptable.The sole purpose of this project is to encourage today's youth to inculcate a habit of giving freely. Project Let Go is proudly supported by JCI, OAU Peeps, He…