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OAU Staff sets to Resume

By Pelumi Hassan 
Prior to the directives of FG, on the 15th of October, 2020, OAU Staff sets to resume for work on Monday. The Federal Government directed civil servants who have not been working since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to return to work on Monday, 19th October 2020.  This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Sanni Aiyu; the National Coordinator at a press briefing of the task force on Thursday ,15th October 2020. However, the resumption of the OAU staff was disseminated through a press release from the Office of the Registrar. All staff are advised to comply with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention. While there is still no news on the resumption of students, they are advised to stay safe and protest peacefully. Stay safe. Na person wey dey alive dey go school.  #EndSwat #Endsars

Ondo State Government Begins Payment Of 2013/2014 Bursary & Scholarship Awards

The Ondo State Government through her scholarship board has finally started the payment of the 2013/2014 bursary and scholarship awards to indigenous students across tertiary institutions nationwide.
Our correspondent gathered that payment actually began yesterday, 20th February, 2015 with schools like Federal University of Technology Akure(FUTA), Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko(AAUA), and some others schools within the state in the first batch of payment. The students of remaining schools are expected to be paid in subsequent batches.

Consequently, students of schools that are currently been paid at the moment who registered for the scheme and do not get any alert from their respective banks within now and the next few days are advised to complain to NAOSS executives in their various schools or any of the national executives.

Ondo state students over the years especially during the administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko have enjoyed periodic payment of their bursary and scho…

Advice To Aspiring Student Leaders As Elections Begin

By Adigun Olayemi Paul

To start with, the gate is about to opened for all politically ambitious students in Obafemi Awolowo University. The race to building one self politically is just about to start but before you begin your manifestos, I would like to shed light on why I believe you should just be ambitious and not desperate. Political posters has obviously flooded the campus which announces to any student going along various pathways that another era of student political transition is about to begin in OAU.
As a politically minded person, one main thing you should have at the back of your mind is the selfless attitude towards leadership in leading others. The reason for you to aspire for that position should not be for your selfish interest but for the interest of the entire students. The Leadership qualities you are expected to portray should be the one everybody will perceive the odour of freedom and not bondage, care and not brutality. You must not abandon the positive reason…

Predegree: First Contact Test Results Released!

The results of the first contact test of the Obafemi Awolowo University predegree students have been released. You can check yours now as it has been pasted on the notice board within the campus. A student with subjects combination Biology/Chemistry/Physics(BCP) got the highest mark scoring 29.8 out of 30.
Wishing you goodluck friends!

Important Qualities A True Leader Should Posses

How often have you heard the comment, "He or she is a born leader"? There are certain characteristics found in some people that seem to naturally put them in a position where they are looked up to as a leader.
Whether in fact a person is born a leader or develops skills and abilities to become a leader is open for debate. There are some clear characteristics that are found in good leader. These qualities can be developed or may be naturally part of their personality. Let us explore some of them.

1. A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader "walks the talk" and in doing so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from respect for the good character and trustworthiness of the person who leads.

2. A good leader is enthusiastic about his or her work or cause and a…

Nigerian Universities Divided Over The Cancellation Of ‘Pass’ Grade

The directive by the National Universities Commission (NUC) cancelling the award of ‘Pass’ grade in the na­tion’s universities is causing dis­quiet in the Ivory Towers. The order, which was reportedly issued last year, came to the front burner at the 2014/2015 matriculation ceremony of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, when the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, informed the fresh students about the develop­ment.
Zuru urged the students to em­brace the new E-grading system in the university and work hard to earn a good grade. He pointed out that with the new grading system, the pass mark for courses in the univer­sities will now be 45 percent, that is, the D-grade, instead of the previous 40 percent, which was E-grade. In the new order, the minimum class of degree that students can earn will now be Third Class. Universi­ties will, therefore, now only award First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Di­vision) and Third Class degrees.

The matter is, however,…

Ben Carson Urges US To Take Proactive Measures Against ISIS

An American author, and retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson who is the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head has called on the United States of America to come up with proactive measures to halt the global activities of the deadly Islamic sect, ISIS.
Find below his statements reeled out in two parts:

In August of 2014, I wrote an article entitled “The Spreading Scourge of Anti-Christian Persecution”. Within that piece, I refer to those around the world who have been persecuted by a group of religious zealots whose behavior is difficult to comprehend. Their intolerance against Christianity is beyond horrible. People are being beheaded for their faith. Women and young girls are being sexually violated and whole families are being wantonly slaughtered in cold blood. Perhaps just as abhorrent is the profound silence of the American government as represented by the current administration. Even though President Obama has declared that we are not a J…

Meet The 100 People Who Could Live On MARS And Never Return

One hundred brave souls from around the globe are now vying for a one-way ticket to Mars, knowing they will never return from the Red Planet. The Dutch-based Mars One project - which aims to send people to live on the faraway planet - has whittled down its shortlist of candidates from more than two hundred thousands to just fifty men and fifty women, more than thirty of them Americans.
Among the array of science fanatics, Trekies, physics majors, engineers and doctors, there were also a few more surprising choices, including a singer who was doing a two-man show in New York at the time of his application for the program; an artist with a fascinating family connection to NASA; a mechanic from a remote part of Utah, and an aspiring novelist.

Andrew Tunks (left), 28, works in health care technology and in his free time is writing a novel. His goal in life is to reduce suffering in the world; Carmen Paul (right), 32, serves in the National Guard and is an avid techie.

From …

Engels Comforts The “Weeping” Ojogbon

The dust raised by the recently constructed link bridges on OAU campus by the SUG is obviously not settling anytime soon. Press statements, imbibed with assertions, accusations and counter-accusations, fly around madly like the bats of OAU. Barely has the tree heaved in relief, another burden weighs it down.
Barely a day after Welfare Officer Ojogbon released a press statement criticising the ERC and stating his case, Comrade Engels Oluwole of the ERC has given his reply.

In his statement, he promptly dismissed the allegation of him intending to destroy the bridges. He described it as “outrageous…unsubstantiated,jejune and petty”. He described the concept of a students’ union embarking on public projects, as a misplacement of priority, and the argument in favour of it illogical and purely sentimental. He said:

“A students’ union is not a department of the university administration, it is a platform for students to hold articulate voice and demand for what is theirs…As big and wealthy …

Pictures From Remi Sonaiya's Visit To OAU

The only female presidential aspirant for March 28 poll visited her former place of work, Obafemi Awolowo University last week friday as she interacted with students of the citadel. Here are some of the pictures of the visit

Pastor Kumuyi Storms OAU

The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi will be storming Obafemi Awolowo University for a 2-day special miracle service.
Pastor Kumuyi's visit to OAU will be the first in more than thirty years. Hence, expectations are high about his coming. The Obafemi Awolowo University Christian Mobilization Committee who will be bringing Kumuyi to the campus has announced Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of March for the programme which will take place at OAU new crusade ground beside All Souls' Chapel.

Eight OAU Students Escape Death In Ekiti As 'Aluta Jet 1' Crashes

No fewer than eight students of the Obafemi Awolowo University escaped death yesterday in Ekiti state when the Aluta Jet 1 donated by Sen. Iyiola Omisore crashed as it tumbled three times.
The incident happened at Igede, Ado-Ekiti road, at about 4:30pm when a group led by one of the student leaders(name withheld) on their way to a naming ceremony in Ado-Ekiti.

An eyewitness, who prefers anonymity said, "it was just one lady among the group that sustained minor injury."

He stated further that they were taken to the General Hospital in Ado-Ekiti after the incident but the doctors on duty refused to attend to them.

"The students presented their Identity Cards, yet, the doctors insisted that they must pay certain fee before they would be attended to. Though, they were later attended to at a private hospital nearby but it was kind of late,"  he said.

Meanwhile, on getting to the Students' Union building of the institution, our correspondent gathered that the student…

INEC Achieves 76% PVC Distribution

Justifying one of the major reasons given by INEC boss, Professor Attairu Jega for the postponement of the February 14 and 28 polls, the rate of distribution of the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) has reached 75.88%. This implying that out of about 69 million registered voters, more than 52 million Nigerians have gotten their PVC.
See the breakdown below:

Youth: The Voting Power House

By Adigun Olayemi Paul 

As we journeyed through the part of making yet another history in our nation, it is time for you to determine the destination of it, it is you that will determine what you want not some cabals, you need to realize that voting for the right person is the sole aim of politics whereby politics is played with transparency and not brutality which has come to stay for some years now, you need to disbelieve that election is for some people and you not participating in it. Let me reiterate it that the decision you make now has a long way to go in determining the success of our democracy, whereas the term democracy draws down to the fact that it is for the people and by the people, folding your bare arms worsen the matter.
As a youth, you stand the chance to redirect the motto of our democracy in which all its functions are imbedded in you, needing the determination to arrest the mind of your fellow ones to vote for the right person, our democracy should be determined…

Latest Webometrics Ranking: Convenant University Tops As OAU Slips

Bishop Oyedepo's Convenant University has been named Nigerian best University and the 15th best in Africa for this quarter according to the Webometrics university ranking.
The ranking which is the first from the popular university ranking group this year indicates that Obafemi Awolowo University which retained the number one spot for the past four consecutive rankings has slipped to the second spot. There are little changes in the top ten as Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) both climbed one spot each pitching them at the 6th and 8th positions respectively.

Just like the previous ranking, no Nigerian university could make the top ten as the best in Nigeria could only manage the 15th position. Below is the ranking of the Nigerian top ten;

1) Covenant University Ota
2) Obafemi Awolowo University
3) University of Ibadan
4) University of Lagos
5) University of Ilorin
6) University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
7) Ahmadu …

Editorial: Mission Is Possible

By Gbadamosi Elias

I wonder what I’ll call this generation of mine if Wole Soyinka could call his a wicked and wasted generation. With what nomenclature will I tag my generation if Pat Utomi could call his generation the one that ran away? What shall I call my generation that parades video vixens, drug peddlers, yahoo bandits and nudists as heroes and role models?
Young people of this generation, I cry you mercy to lend me your ears for the future we’ll lead is fast approaching.We all desire a new Nigeria and say it social media every day. We all crave an end to the numerous intractable problems bedeviling our country and we seek a beginning that will herald profuse prosperity for our country.

A new Nigeria will not be built in a day nor will it be built on the streets of Facebook and twitter. We will only be able to build a new Nigeria when we come out on the streets of NIGERIA to work assiduously for what we believe in. “Life is an oyster but it cannot be broken on a mattress”. For…

OAU Releases Pre-mobilization List For NYSC 2015 BATCH A

This is to notify every concerned persons that the Obafemi Awolowo University's pre-mobilization list for NYSC 2015 BATCH A has been pasted at the Division of Student Affairs's notice board. Goodluck to our prospective corp members!

Feature As 'OAU Peeps Face Of The Week'

Names are the current trend on Obafemi Awolowo University campus; we see different names from the walls of Halls of Residence to the spaces between steps on the staircases in Academics. Mostly perhaps for political reasons, business reasons, religious reasons or other personal reasons. However the editorial crew of OAU Peeps News Agency ( has therefore decided to help the general populace not just to place faces to these names but also to meet the men and women behind the faces through interviews and perhaps short biographies.
We hereby call on the bearers of these names to come and answer the question on everybody’s mind: Who are you?

Have you got what it takes to feature as the 'OAU Peeps Face of the Week'? kindly contact us through any of these means for more details.
Phone:08138276857, 08063429623

NB: If the current calendar of the school is …

Apply For The 'Transparency International School On Integrity 2015'

About SchoolWhat is Transparency International School on Integrity?

Transparency International School on Integrity (TISI) is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. This year TISI 2015 will take place during 6 – 12 July, 2015. TISI exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice.

Following a rigorous selection process, selected students spend 7 highly intensive days learning from leading anti-corruption and accountability professionals. TISI seeks to create a peer-to-peer learning and integrity-building environment that links theory with practice and helps young leaders to acquire better skills in bringing the anti-corruption message across.

School lectures, seminars, training and field trips provide TISI participants with a unique blend of international and local know-how, while also challenging the stude…

GEJ Hosts Val Dinner For Widows & Kids Of Soldiers Killed In Boko Haram Attacks (Photos)

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan celebrated Valentine in a special way with the widows and children of soldiers killed in Boko Haram attacks. See photos below:

Photo Credit: State House

2015 Elections: Obasanjo Attacks Jonathan Again

Two days after he spoke against President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election in London, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, now at home, attacked the President, yesterday, accusing him of a hidden agenda over the 2015 polls.
Specifically, Obasanjo alleged that Jonathan was engaged in do-or-die politics.

But in a swift reaction, the Presidency and Jonathan’s Campaign Office charged that Obasanjo’s allegations were not only baseless but also absurd, repugnant and self-serving.

On Thursday, while publicly presenting his latest book, ‘My Watch’, in London, the former President told his audience that the certificate issue against Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), APC presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections, was a ploy by Jonathan’s men to stop Buhari in the election.

The former President, who spoke to journalists at his Hilltop Mansion residence, Abeokuta, likened the politics played by Jonathan to “the do-or-die” politics played by the former President of Cote d’Ivoir…