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OAU Decides: Campaign Ban To Be Lifted March 7

There are strong indications that the ban on campaigns across the campus by contestants for various positions in the leadership of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University will be lifted in about one week time.
Barring any unforeseen last minute changes to the present controversial school academic calendar, the Electoral Commission will be constituted by the Students' Representative Council via nominations after which the campaign ban will be lifted. This was confirmed to our correspondents by some stakeholders of the Union earlier today. A parliamentarian who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity explained that the Union leadership is making moves to ensure a quick transition in leadership if possible before the general election which kicks off March 28. "Since our school calendar remains doubtful, hence there are considerations to ensure the Students' Union elections are held before the exam which has been slated to commence March 31st"

The Parliam…

Win 20,000 & Lots More At RCF 2015 Spelling Bee Competition (Register Now)

Do you have what it takes to mount this podium? It’s a call to spell!

The Academic subgroup of the Redeemed Christian Fellowship, Obafemi Awolowo University would like to inform all and sundry of the 2nd edition of its Spelling Bee Competition. The spelling bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell a broad section of words usually with varying degrees of difficulty. This year’s edition promises to be mind-blowing and exciting. The prizes to be won include:
3rd PRIZE: 10,000 + AWARD PLAQUE

Along with other consolation prizes, the competition will take place on the 7th of March, 2015.
Registration fee: N500

For more enquiries and also to register for the competition, please call any of the following numbers;

Application For Change Of Course For 2014/2015 Session Has Commenced

This is to notify every interested person that application for change of course for 2014/2015 session has commenced. Application forms can be collected at Admissions Office, University Hall Extension (New Secretariat Building), Room (216A-217) after producing a receipt of the sum of One Thousand Naira (N1,000.00) from the University Cash Office. Deadline for submission of duly filled forms is Wednesday, 20th March, 2015.
In other news, this is remind students who still have one or two things to adjust in their course registration that the Late Registration for Rain semester 2013/2014 Session is still on.

Goodluck peeps!

Ife Law Gets Theme Song Featuring Chinko Ekun & Others

The Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University has finally gotten a theme song. The theme song titled 'RISE' features Nadine, Di’nero, Marcus, Kezmo, Mapex, Ola Stunner and the newly signed YBNL rising star Chinko Ekun, who are all students of the Faculty of Law.
You can Listen and Download it here.

President Jonathan's Best Picture So Far?

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LASU Students Get Excess Fees Refund

SEVERAL months of tireless agitations and protests by students of the Lagos State University (LASU) Thursday yielded result as the state government began a refund of tuition fees for 2013/14 session.
The refund was an aftermath of school fees’ review by the government after students protested the initial high tuition.

Following the release of N209 million to LASU, in the first tranche of refund, the school authority began issuance of cheques on Thursday. The refund ranges from N63,000 to N300,000 per student.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Fatai Olukoga and Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. John Obafunwa, among others, were at the LASU Main Auditorium to present the cheques to some recipients.

The recipients, 5,031 in total, were 100 Level students and 200 Level Direct Entry students.

While the names of only a few were called to receive cheques, many others who were expecting theirs walked out in disappointment because they did not hear their names.

The authorit…

Violence Reports About Accounting Students In OAU Is False -NUASA OAU President

The widely reported parliamentary sitting of Accounting Students' Representative Council(ASRC) of the Nigeria Universities Accounting Students' Association (NUASA), Obafemi Awolowo Universities which allegedly turned violent has been debunked by leaders of the association and thus not true.
Below is the Press Statement made available to OAU Peeps News Agency by the Association:

At this moment, it is a must for me to come out and let the whole world know that accounting students of Obafemi Awolowo University are people of integrity and well-mannered students. I as the president of NUASA will not do anything that will tarnish the good image many past leaders of the association have shed blood and made a lot of sacrifice to build. The release that there was a fight at the last parliamentary sitting was untrue and our press must always realize that damaging images of people for popularity or for the purpose of making money is not good enough. As the pressmen are doing their job, e…

DLCF OAU Gives Scholarship Awards To Indigent Students

The Deeper Life Christian Fellowship (DLCF), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has awarded scholarships to indigent students and top performing academic students of the university.
Scholarships worth N650,000 were awarded to 12 students of OAU who are workers in the fellowship for varying reasons. Announcing the scholarship on Sunday, Pastor Bakare who is the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee said the fellowship was able to identify some of their members who are in need of financial assistance and the reason for this help. Donations for the scheme according to him came from ex-students who were indigent members of the fellowship during their days in school.

Olubunmi Deborah of the Department of Foreign Languages and Oluwafunke Kehinde Adeoye of Department of Management and Accounting both bagged the academic scholarships for the best performing identified students in the fellowship. Both of them with CGPA above 4.5 (first class). 10 indigent students were also given scholarships …

Egypt Calls For A Nigeria-Egypt Led Force Against ISIS In Libya

The Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ashrat Salama, has called on Nigeria and the Africa Union (AU) to collaborate against the terrorist group, Islamic State and ensure the establishment of a multi-national force against it.
This, he said, is necessary to ensure that the terrorist group does not spread on the continent.

Speaking against the backdrop of air strikes recently carried out on IS targets in Libya by the Egyptian Air Force, Salama told journalists in Abuja monday that contrary to the propaganda by IS, no civilian was killed in the offensive.

Egypt carried out the offensive on IS training schools and ammunition storage in Libya in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the group.

Salama particularly noted that it was necessary for Nigeria to work with Egypt to combat the terrorist group because both nations are not far from each other.

Both nations, he added, could also lead the call for a multi-national force on the continent as powerful voices …

NUASA OAU Internal Clash Goes Viral

The Accounting Students sitting clash especially the Friday saga which has been the main talk on campus has gone viral on the internet featuring on popular blogs and news websites including Linda Ikeji's blog, the front page of Nairaland and even the Punch newspaper.

We hope the Association resolves its issues as soon as possible.

Accounting Students' Parliamentary Sitting Turns Violent

Nigeria Universities Accounting Students' Association (NUASA), OAU, went violent at their parliamentary sitting held last Friday to assess the state of the association and discuss proceeds of their annual summit (NISELS).
From a press release from the Parliamentary Section of the Association pasted around ODLT area, it was gathered that crisis began to rock the Accounting Students Representative Council(ASRC), OAU chapter, since the organisation of an annual conference (NISELS). The programme was said to have generated an huge sums of money to the association however the crisis reached its peak when some of the parliamentarians claimed that the President of the Association, Vincent Adebola, had refused to present the financial report of the program and walked out of a sitting without permission when asked to present a report by the parliament.

When contacted, the president said, “The issue is that we were there to present the financial report of our summit but in the process of g…

President Jonathan Visits Alaafin of Oyo And Other Monarchs

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday continued
his consultations with traditional rulers from the
South West with visits to three of them drawn from Lagos and Oyo States.
His first port of call was the palace of the Alara or
Ilara Epe, Oba Akeem Adesanya, who is also the
Chairman of the Epe Divisional Council of Obas.
The second leg of the visits took him to Oyo State
where he met the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi
Adeyemi III, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba
Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.
Jonathan’s message at the three palaces were the
same: that the monarchs should support his re- election in the forthcoming general elections so that his government can consolidate on its achievements.
At the palace of the Soun of Ogbomosho, Jonathan
asked the monarch to compile the list of Federal
Government’s abandoned or ongoing projects in the
town and hand them over to the Minister of State,
Federal Capital Territory, Olajumoke Akinjide, for
onward tra…

Some OAU Campus Politicians, Activists Are Hooligans -Sodiq Oyeleke

...Vows to realise pics, videos of how Students’ Union election Manifesto/Press debate‎ was disrupted
The editor and founder of Newstrawl Update, Sodiq Oyeleke, has expressed dissatisfaction with the aggressive attitude of some campus politicians and activists.

He said this in a statement to react to the attack unleashed on a campus journalist, Afeez Lasisi, by some members of the Accounting Students Representative Council (ASRC) OAU chapter.

‎SDK, as he is popularly called, narrated that Afeez Lasisi, a reporter was almost beating for doing his job .

According to SDK, the campus journalist was on his duty when some honourable members among whom are Hon. Fetuga, and Hon. Abdullah attacked him and pushed him to the window.‎

SDK recalled that a similar thing had happened during the last Students Union election press debate/manifesto day at the university,s popular Amphi theatre.

On that day, chairs, water and blows were thrown on journalists, including the then Association of Ca…

Win N20,000 At INTECU Logo Design Competition

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS UNIT (INTECU) of Obafemi Awolowo University whose mission is to develop a set of policies that guide the deployment of ICT for the purpose of assisting the university to achieve its educational research and public service functions is 20.
The unit is celebrating her 20th anniversary this year and thereby calling for anniversary logo designs. According to INTECU, the best logo will be picked and the designer will be given a winning price of N20,000. The deadline is about two weeks from now.(Terms and conditions apply).