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Its Official, Elections Have Been Postponed

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INEC chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega just briefed the media on the outcome of their meeting today. He said the 2015 general elections has been postponed by 6 weeks. Jega said the decision was made after briefings with various stakeholders notably political parties, security agencies, civil society and the media. He said 26 out of the 28 registered parties were at the meeting. Jega blamed the postponement mostly on lack of security and collection of PVC.New dates:

Presidential - March 28th

Governorship - April 11th.

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Jonathan And Buhari Are Disasters –Aborisade

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An academician and activist Mr Femi Aborisade veered towards another direction regarding the forthcoming presidential election by tagging the two leading presidential candidates as disasters and calamities if viewed from the supposed perspective of the late legal luminary Barr. Bamidele Aturu if he were alive.
The two presidential candidates are President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and Gen. Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress(APC) he advised students not to entrust with their votes. Mr Aborisade made this assertion at the first Barr. Bamidele Aturu’s Debate organised by Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Students’ Union while delivering his speech as the chairman of the occasion, on a theme he tagged: Who is Bamidele Aturu.



According to Aborisade “the disaster of this country is that we have two disasters in the two presidential candidates of the APC and the PDP. If late Aturu were to be alive this would have been his view about the two front run…

Pastor Adeboye Changes Profile Picture To Jonathan, Cover Photo To Osinbajo

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General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has updated his Profile picture and Cover photo of his official Facebook account.
The respected Man of God updated his profile picture with that of president Goodluck Jonathan, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, kneeling before him for prayer while he changed his cover photo to his prayer session with stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by its Vice-Presidential candidate and a pastor of the church, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

President Jonathan and Prof. Osinbajo were also seen exchanging greetings at the February’s Holy Ghost Service held at the Redemption Camp on Friday.


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Osun Election: Tribunal Upholds Aregbesola’s Victory

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The Osun state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Friday, upheld the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had pronounced Aregbesola winner of the election with 374, 684 votes against the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore who polled 292, 747.

Senator Omisore challenged the declaration of Governor Aregbesola before the three-man Tribunal led by Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime.

In the about eight hours judgement read by Justice Ikpejime, the Tribunal dismissed the Omisore’s petition for lacking in merit.

It also held that the petitioners failed to prove most of the allegations raised in their petition before the Tribunal.

Specifically, the Tribunal failed to prove that voters were not properly accredited by INEC officials before voting.

On the allegation that unaccredited voters were allowed to vote during the election while those dully accredited were not allowe…

NECO Releases Nov/Dec 2014 SSCE Result

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National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the Nov/Dec 2014 SSCE results with remarkable departure from the past results recorded in the past years.
Registrar/ Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala who announced the result in Minna yesterday said 52.94% of the candidates had Credit in English and 55.37% in Mathematics which is a tremendous improvement from the past years.

The Registrar said, out of 63,445 that registered for the examinations, 61,386 eventually sat for the examinations with 30.57% recording Credits and above.

A breakdown of results recorded in the core subjects shows that out of 53, 848 who sat for Biology 26,947 obtained pass with Credit which represents 50.04%. Also, out of 28,250 Candidates who sat for Chemistry,14,858 passed with Credit representing 51.62%, while 28,222 sat for Physics with 57 pass at Credit level which represents 0.20%.

Similarly, 1,753 sat for Further Mathematics while 395 passed at Credit level representing22.53%, Agric…

Election Break: OAU Students Resolve To Embark On Lecture Boycott

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The six and half hour parliamentary sitting of the Students' Representative Council(SRC), Obafemi Awolowo University just ended with a major resolution that there will be a lecture boycott infinito starting from Monday, 9th February, 2015 if the management of the university refuses to honour the letter requesting for an academic break for the students to be able to participate in the forthcoming elections.
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Editorial: Operation No Election Break

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By Gbadamosi Elias

Finally, all rumours have been dispelled as regards election break for Nigerian academic institutions. Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, Nigeria’s Education Minister has made it clear that the forthcoming elections will not ground academic activities in schools across Nigeria. He made the pronouncement after a consultative meeting in his Abuja office with the 36 state Commissioners for education and other education stakeholders.
On ObafemiAwolowo University campus, the news has generated divergent views and opinions among lecturers and students alike. Ibikunle Isaac, the Students’ Union President opines that closing OAU down for elections will further disrupt the school’s academic calendar which has already been badly affected by the ASUU and school fee hike strikes of last year. While students like Adewale Yusuf, a 400 level student of the department of Physics also shares Ibikunle’s sentiment, some others, especially those that have been recruited by INEC as ad hoc staff e…

OAU Students Kick Against ‘No Election Break’ Declaration

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The decision of the Federal Government to ensure academic activities continue in public schools across the nation has been greeted with so many criticisms from students of Obafemi Awolowo University.
The honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau after his meeting with commissioners for education nationwide on Monday decided to dump the idea of giving students election break so as not to further disrupt academic calendar. The minister cited the impromptu Ebola break whose effect is still been felt in the sector. Students of Obafemi Awolowo University have however chided the minister and those who sat with him to take such decision as not weighing arguments properly before making their pronouncements. Even as the Students' Union leaders of Obafemi Awolowo University continue to dance to the gallery on their own opinion about the much talked about election break whenever they are asked, the Union President, Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo confirmed to the media yesterday tha…

OAU Student Speaks On Ibikunle's Noisy Bridge

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By Ayodeji Iyanu


In the trying and turbulent times on OAU campus after a long suspension or proscription of the OAU Student Union precisely for three academic sessions, came a man of "integrity" whose radicalism I think drove to be the president of this prestigious citadel of learning.
From just few weeks into the tenure, till this moment, as short as it is, ALOT, I mean ALOT has happened; from the sudden increment in our school fees to, the most recent white elephant projects. Various decisions have been made, as well as friends and enemies in their numbers.

I do not wish to join number of innumerable critics this administration already has, because I understand that the best persons for any position are those that are not there, but stand afar off to point fingers. I want every stakeholder of the UNION to understand very clearly and explicitly that this administration is like the bedrock or foundation to rebuilding what we used to call a union, on which other administration…

Ibikunle Supports No Break For Elections

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Even as the Students' Union leaders of Obafemi Awolowo University continue to dance to the gallery on their own opinion about the much talked about election break when they are asked, the Union President, Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo confirmed to The Punch yesterday that students of OAU do not need to be given any election break.
Against the popular opinion of Great Ife students as our correspondents garnered on the matter, the Union President believes there is no threat to lifes on campus which he felt could be the only reason to warrant school closure. According to Ibikunle, the only schools that need to be under lock and keys during the Poll are those in the crisis-prone areas, such as Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states.

Below is an excerpt of his interview with The Punch:

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, SUG President, Isaac Ibikunle, looks at the issue from another perspective. While he does not consent to the closing of the university, he holds the view that schoo…

Professor Osinbajo Storms Obafemi Awolowo University

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The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo will be storming the Nigerian foremost university, Obafemi Awolowo University for a lecture delivery later this week.
In a bid to educate Nigerian youths on what lies ahead of them especially considering this crucial moment of electioneering in the nation, the Campus Connect Initiative(CCI) has decided to land one of the leading Nigerian politicians, Prof. Osinbajo to sensitize the students of Obafemi Awolowo University via a public lecture titled "2015; What does the future hold for the Nigerian youth?"

The public lecture is expected to come up 10:00am on Thursday, 5th February, 2015 at Oduduwa Hall of the varsity.

BREAKING NEWS: No Holiday For Schools During Elections –FG

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The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said public schools throughout the country will remain in session during the February 14 and 28 elections.
Shekarau said this in Abuja on Monday after a meeting with the state commissioners for education.

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FASFIT Organizes Free Fitness Program For OAU Students

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FASFIT presents 'A Day Fitness Boot Camp' for the students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). The event which is  a day fitness boot camp is the first of its kind on OAU campus. The fitness program is scheduled to hold on February 7th, 2015, at the Obafemi Awolowo University sport complex, OAU.
The exercise program is partitioned into two sessions.

Morning session: The morning session shall begin by 7:30-9:00am with; Aerobics exercise, abs crunches, sit ups, and other weight loss exercises.

Evening session: The evening session will begin by 6:00-7:30pm with ballistic stretches, weight add up exercises, and other pumps.

Fee: Its Absolutely Free For All Program.

There will also be FREE Fitness Assessment to know you BMI, Weight range... , Free water to participants.

NB:
*You can attend both the morning and evening session.
*Remember to put on a exercise kit.

Come one, Come All, And Tell Someone to Tell Someone about this fitness boot camp. Your time to get fit is now!

INEC Extends PVC Collection To February 8

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to Sunday, 8th February 2015.
This was revealed in a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Robert Idowu which was made available to the press this morning. This extension supersedes the earlier deadline of Saturday, 31st January 2015, and is intended to give registered voters yet to collect their PVCs the opportunity to do so in readiness for the February 2015 general elections.
INEC hereby calls on duly registered persons not to delay in going to collect their cards before the expiration of the new deadline.

The Commission however reaffirms its determination to make the 2015 elections free, fair, credible and peaceful; and urges all stakeholders, including voters, to spare no effort in working towards the same objective.

For those that do not know how to locate their collection centre can follow the link below to know;

C…

OAU Students Let Go Clothes To The Less Privileged

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Students of Obafemi Awolowo University trooped out in their numbers to donate clothes and other items to children and disadvantaged people during the "Project Let Go" event that was held at Students' Union Building (SUB) car park of the varsity on Friday.
Project Let Go which has been the major gist around the university campus for some days now was borne out of frown at the habit of wastage and as such the convener had encouraged youths to be benevolent by imbibing the habit of giving, empowering the society by uplifting the faces of the needy via material things like clothes, books, and even with knowledge and experiences among many other things.

Not deterred by the hectic academic schedules, hundreds of Great Ife students were at the venue of the event lined up as they donated more than 700 items, majorly clothes. In less than an hour, the convener Janicuts; a trailblazing fashion brand gave out more than a hundred items including t-shirts, hats, books, and shoes to t…

Elections: FG Decides Schools Closure Today

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In its efforts to ensure free and fair elections and one that is violence free even after the exercise, the federal government will today decide whether schools, both private and public should be in session or go on break.
This has come as a result of several outcries from students, parents and other stakeholders in the sector who have been calling on the federal government to see the need to shut down schools, at least for two weeks as recent developments within the country have clearly shown that schools are targets for the aggrieved.

The minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau who disclosed this at the weekend during a dinner with media executives and the Education Correspondents of Nigeria (ECAN) said “As far as the federal government and the Ministry of Education are concerned, nobody has made a statement concerning the closure of schools.”

“However, we are aware that there are agitations and conflicting views with some stating that schools should be closed and there will …