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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

Botany Students Hold Week As BOTANISCA 2015 Comes Alive

The students of the Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University under the ages of National Association of Botany Students' (NABOS) are in for it again this year as they roll out schedules for this year’s BOTANISCA week.
BOTANISCA which had its maiden edition last year with a scintillating and educative event held at Oduduwa Hall is now here again.

THEME: Botany, the unmined gold dust

BOTANISCA 2015 has a lot of programmes lined up for the event including an Inter-varsity Debate (featuring UNILAG, KWASU, EKSU, UI, WUSTO, FUNAAB and host OAU), Inter-Class Football League, Public Lecture and Award Ceremony.

Day 1 – Monday, 9th March 2015 – Corporate Day – Department of Botany
Day 2 – Tuesday, 10th March 2015 – Exhibition, Sports & Awareness Day – Department of Botany
Day 3 – Wednesday, 11th March 2015 – Intervarsity Debate Competition – BOOB
Day 4 – Thursday, 12th March 2015 – Public Lecture & Award Ceremony – Oduduwa Hall
Day 5 – Friday, 13th March 2015 – Traditional Day – D…

Jonathan Visits Ife Again, Meets Yoruba Leaders

We informed you earlier that the Nigerian Air Force NAF-280 chopper was sighted hovering over Obafemi Awolowo University campus yesterday. Just as it was predicted, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was in Ife earlier today at the palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade to meet with Yoruba Obas in furtherance of his intensified re-election campaign.

OAU Students Jostle For Kumuyi's Seat After Crusade

The respected cleric and General Superindent of the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi was in Obafemi Awolowo University for the first time in about thirty years in the course of this week for a two-day crusade tagged: Power in the name of Jesus; a programme put together by the Christian Mobilization Committee of the varsity.
Kumuyi while preaching to thousands of people at the new crusade ground, said, “Nigerians should take their destiny in their hands. People should not be discouraged by whatever problems they are facing now, either as individuals or as a nation”.

He noted that there were two different kinds of people in the world, saying while some saw themselves as “grasshoppers”, others equally looked themselves as “conquerors”.

He said, “There is need to be like the biblical Caleb, who never allowed the towering, scary figure of the giants they saw to dissuade him from entering the land of Canaan. Caleb gave a positive account of what he saw and encouraged othe…

Nigerian Air Force NAF-280 Hovers Over OAU Campus Again

By Abiodun Omonijo

For those who remember, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan paid a visit to Obafemi Awolowo University in the first week of December, 2014 when he had a meeting with Yoruba elders as part of moves to garner votes towards the forthcoming elections.
Meanwhile, It was also widely reported in the media, that the President was booed (and stoned) by disgruntled students of the University community, an allegation which was denied by the University authority.

Today however, the Nigerian Air Force, NAF 280 chopper which was used in conveying the President off the University campus was sited again as it landed on the University’s football pitch, the same place where it landed about three months ago. The pilots and crew of the chopper alighted and were seen discussing with members of OAU security team which included the deputy Chairman of the Security Committee, Prof Sola Ajayi, the Chief Security officer, Dr Paul Ogidi and other officers.

After about an hour of landing and disc…

Professor Akinlo To Deliver OAU 273rd Inaugural Lecture

The 273rd Inagural Lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria will be delivered on 10th of March, 2015 by Professor A.E. Akinlo.
Professor Anthony Enisan AKINLO is a Professor of Economics, with a PhD in Monetary and Development Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1995. He joined the services of the University in 1990 and rose to the rank of a Professor in 2000. He has over 100 publications in the areas of reforms and growth.

He has served the University in various capacities: Head, Department of Economics, 2002 to 2006; Director of Centre for Industrial Research and Development (now Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies), 2007 - 2011, and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, 2013- to date. He has equally served in various committees of the University. Professor Akinlo has participated in many international sponsored Research works and carried out consultancies for such organizations as IDRC, African Economic Research Consort…

Jonathan Offers Automatic Employment To 164 Corps Members

One hundred and sixty four winners of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 batches of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Presidential award were Monday morning offered automatic employment by President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a ceremony to confer the award on the winners, President Jonathan also announced automatic scholarship for any of the 164 award winners that wish to further his or her education.

A total of N23.5 million cash was also raised for nine corps members who sustained injuries during their service years.

N5 million was donated by Ibeto Group to one of the nine injured corps members who could not attend the event because of her injury.

While Akwa Ibom State governor, Godwill Akpabio donated N5 million to the nine corpers, Heritage Bank donated N1.5 million to each of the nine corpers.


Massive Recruitment At Obafemi Awolowo University (Apply Now)

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.


Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Isoya Integrated Rural Development Project Unit
Area of Specialization: Agric Extension and Rural SociologyPosition
Research Fellow I            – CONUASS 02   

Candidates applying for the position of Research Fellow must possess a B.Sc. in Agriculture or
B. Agriculture and Ph.D in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology/Development with a minimum of 4 publications in reputable outlets, 2 of which must be inpact journals with a rural community development experience of 3 years minimum. Computer literacy is an added advantage.


Department of International Relations
Area of Specialization: International Relations or Political SciencePosition
Lecturer II/I                     -           CONUASS 03/04
Assistant Lecturer…

CAF Champions League: Eyimba Trash Buffles, To Meet Smouha

The People's Elephant qualified to the next round of the Champions League where they will face the North Africans
Enyimba will face Smouha Sporting Club of Egypt in the first round of the Caf Champions League after seeing off Buffles de Borgou of Benin Republic 4-0 on aggregate in the preliminary round fixture concluded on Sunday evening in Cotonou.

The Aba Millionaires had already beaten Buffles 3-0 in the first leg played in Aba two weeks ago but the threat from the Beninois side that they would overturn the deficit meant that Enyimba went into the return leg with anxiety at the Stade de l'Amitie de Kouhounou in Cotonou.

The hosts had the better of the early exchanges in the first half and in fact Enyimba had to rely on the good reflexes of their goalkeeper Chijioke Ejiogu to deter Buffles from scoring an early goal but things changed for the better for the visitors in the second half.

Kadiri Ikhana's boys were able to soak the pressure in the first half but in the secon…

Obama Recognises, Commends 19-year-old Nigerian Harvard Finalist

Nigerian genius, Saheela Ibraheem, 19, made history On Thursday, February, 26, when she was honoured with an official reception in the White House by the US President, Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle.
Saheela Ibraheem got into the Ivy League Harvard at the age of 15, where she is currently studying neurobiology — a branch of science that studies the brain — and has been listed among the “World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers.” She was also accepted for admission by 13 other top colleges in the United States, including the MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and six Ivy League institutions, choosing Harvard, she became one of the youngest students to ever attend the university. She will be graduating in May this year.

Speaking after an introductory speech by Ibraheem at the White House, President Obama stated that “there are a lot of teenagers in the world. Saheela is like one of the 50 smartest ones. That’s pretty smart. And she’s a wonderful young lady. She’s like the State Department and th…

One Billion Young At Risk Of Hearing Loss From Loud Music – WHO

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
The WHO estimates that around half of those between the ages of 12 and 35 in middle- and high-income countries are at risk due to unsafe levels of sound on personal audio devices or smartphones.

Another 40 percent are at risk from damaging audio levels at concert venues and night clubs.

“More and more young people are exposed to unsafe levels of sounds. Young people should be aware that once you lose your hearing, it won’t come back,” said Shelley Chadha, a WHO specialist on hearing impairment.

The UN health agency considers a volume above 85 decibels for eight hours or 100 decibels for 15 minutes as unsafe.

Exposure to traffic noise at peak hours can reach 85 decibels.

The vuvuzela, a popular wind instrument used in stadiums during the football World Cup in South Africa in 2010, has a sound intensity of 120 decibels and over nine seconds …