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Re: A Call To Order By Muslim Students' Society Nigeria

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By Ayodele Ibiyemi


On Wednesday, 18 March, I woke up to see a release pasted on notice boards in my hostel by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria. It goes thus:
A Call to Order

Ordinarily it is not our habit to join issues with every Tom, Dick and Harry, but maintaining a pregnant silence in this instance may be tantamount to tacit approval of the dastardly act of insulting and mockery of other people’s faith.

The Muslim students in OAU hereby use this medium to call the attention of all and sundry to the sensitivity of the provocative actions of those who take perverse joy in mocking our faith in the name of celebrating their costume day.

We hereby warn severely those who choose to use the Islamic dress codes (both males and females) which are sacred symbols of Islam; as garments for jest and mockery. This barbaric act is offensive to our faith and would not be taken with levity.

Those behind these actions should bear in mind that this reprehensible action of theirs is capable of …

OAU 2013/2014 Rain Semester Examination Timetable

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You can now download/check the timetable for the 2013/2014 Rain semester examination timetable online. According to the timetable, examinations will start on 31st March and end on 24th April, 2015

Click here to download/check

BREAKING NEWS: Management Releases 109-man Indictment List As Union Election Commences

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Just like the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Ikudayisi Johnson has said during a press conference on Friday morning that the commission is expecting the traditional list of indicted students for the forth-coming Students’ Union election, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University has late yesterday evening reeled out the names of some 109 students who are allegedly currently been indicted.
As at the time of filing this report, the names of these 109 students are neither yet to be made public nor a concrete detail of their indictment explained as the commission leadership is currently meeting on the matter and promises to relay resolutions later to the press.

The Electoral Commission has earlier said that despite its resolution that it will not accept students who had participated in students’ protest within reasonable jurisdiction in time past as truly indicted, the commission will also not protect any indicted student found wanting of genuine allegations leveled against him …

Examinations To Begin March 31st

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In what seems to be like a no going back on the previous decision of the university management of Obafemi Awolowo University, the newly pasted time-table has revealed that the Rain sememster examinations will commence on March 31st, 2015.
Confirming this was via tweets by the outgone Students' Union president, Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo, he wrote: "On the rumored election break: please disregard the rumour. Exams start March 31st as earlier scheduled"

“Some Almajiris Invaded SUB On Thursday” –Electoral Commission

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The Electoral Commission has revealed that some almajiris were at the Ken Saro Wiwa Students’ Union Building to cause mayhem on Thursday when asked by pressmen if the Ikudayisi-led commission has received any security threat since its constitution.
This shocking revelation was made by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Ikudayisi Johnson a.k.a Ekiti while addressing the press on how far the commission has gone on its preparation towards the forth-coming Students’ Union elections.

“Some almajiri came here yesterday, the two of them are suspended. These people came from the almajiri’s ancestry” Johnson said

It became obvious in the course of the chairman’s explanation that the supposed almajiris are some suspended students who are yet to be reinstated and a rusticated admitted student. According to the commission, their grievances and concerns were that the proposed Union elections cannot commence because of the short period allowed for campaign thereby proposing that the election…

Julius Berger Plc Is Recruiting

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OAU Decides 2015: Electoral Commission Releases Election Timetable

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2015 OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION TIME TABLE
S/N DATE EVENTS

1 Tuesday 17th, March –  Thursday 19th March, 2015: Sales of Nomination Form
2 Wednesday, March 18th – Friday 20th March, 2015:  Press Conference Screening of Contestants Begins
3 Friday 20th March, 2015: End of Sales of Nomination Form (II), End of Screening of Contestants
2 Friday 20th March, 2015: Hall Executive Council (HEC) Manifestoes
3 Saturday 21st March, 2015: Hall Executive Council (HEC) Election
4 Sunday 22nd March, 2015: Press Confrontational Debate for all Central Executive Council (CEC) Aspirants
5 Monday 23rd March, 2015: Manifestoes for All Central Executive Council (CEC) Aspirants
6 Tuesday 24th March, 2015: Central Executive Council (CEC) Election
7 Wednesday 25th March, 2015: Students' Representative Council (SRC) Election
7 Sunday 29th March, 2015: Students' Representative Council (SRC) Leadership Election

The dates for the Union Leadership Retreat and Swearing-in are yet to…

I Trust Buhari But Doubt His Environment – Bakare

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The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, on Tuesday said although he trusts the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), he doubts the credibility of “his environment.”
It was clear that Bakare was talking about Buhari’s party, the APC.

The pastor addressed Christians at the annual Lenten lecture of the Island Club in Lagos.

He enjoined Christians to vote wisely, saying , “I believe in contact without contamination.”

Bakare, who was the running mate of Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, said he was not a politician but a nation builder.

He said whoever loses the presidential election should accept the winner and join hands to move the nation forward.

He said, “If Buhari wins, let President Goodluck Jonathan accept defeat. Whoever loses is not a loser. And if President Goodluck Jonathan wins, Buhari should accept this as the will of God.”

Speaking on …

How To Check Your Admission Status On OAU E-portal

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At last, the admission status of newly admitted students (2014/2015 session) has been updated on Obafemi Awolowo University e-portal.

To check the Admitted Status for 2014/2015 session, click on "CHECK ADMISSION STATUS"

Christian Botany Students Visit Covenant Orphanage Home

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The body of Christian students of the Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University on Sunday visited the Covenant Orphanage Home in Moro, Osun state to reach out to the children there.
The Botany Students’ Christian Fellowship (BSCF) in her usual manner was again in Moro with scores of her members to have a nice time with the children there and also to give to the Orphanage home. The children were treated to a great delight as the event set them on a high to participate in various fun-filled programmes including riddles & jokes and quizzes. These children rejoicingly told their visitors and aspirations not minding their current circumstances. “My name is Oluwasanjo, I want to become a Pharmacist” One of the children opened up.

The President and Coordinator of BSCF, Samuel Alabi while giving his charge to the children encouraged them to see themselves beyond their current state as the outside world cannot wait to see their manifestations in no time.

“These are some things in ou…

OAU Decides 2015: O. Busayo Steps Down As Azaro Joins Race

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One of the candidates wishing to go for the post of Secretary General of the Obafemi Awolowo University’s Students’ Union, Olatunde Busayo also known as O. Busayo has decided to step down. When asked why he decided to stand down, he claimed that he has too many things he is handling already and will still find himself holding some more tasking positions come next session, hence, his decision to end the ambition.
Olatunde Busayo is the outgoing president of the National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (Nasels), OAU. Backing out of the election leaves other candidates like Hon. Seun, Sammy H. Peters, Ibiyemi, Adejobi Captain to slug it out among themselves.

Azaro joins race

In other news, the 2015 Student’s Union Election of Obafemi Awolowo University is getting hotter as another popular student, Odutan Ahmed aka Azaro joined the race to become the president of the student’s union. Azaro was the clerk of the house for the outgoing administration but resigned from …

Nomination Forms To Sell At Traditional Price Of N100 -Electoral Commission

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The Electoral Commission 2014/2015 parliamentary session has assured Great Ife students that the price of the nomination forms for the forthcoming Students' Union elections will remain at its traditional price of N100.
In a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Electoral Commission, Adejuwon Jude Feranmi on Sunday, 15th March, it stated that the commission has a very limited time to conduct a free and fair election which is expected to be the most widely participated elections in the history of the Union.

Salient issues were also addressed in the statement. The commission has also decided to stick to the  2.5 CGPA minimum requirement for aspirants to be qualified to contest. A Voter Education Campaign is also expected to kick off soon in the bid to sensitizing the generality of students on how to vote and why they should be participating in the elections.

On the issue of timetable for the elections, the commission wrote: "This commission within the sh…

Cloudshot Launches Voissapp For Android OS

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The mobile application of the Voice of Informed Social Students (VOISSapp) has finally be launched. The launching was part of events lined up for the Dream Seminar held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University on Saturday.
The Chief Executive Officer of the community application, Kelvin Umechukwu while addressing thousands of students during the launching said the Voissapp was borne out of desire to break limitations and solve problems peculiar to the community.

“Have you ever missed a class because you didn’t know about it? This is the gap VOISSapp has come to bridge”

“Connect with friends, course mates, class reps and lecturers in one platform built for you.”

“Share latest information, gossips and amazing experiences on campus on VOISSapp”

“Voissapp is now available for android OS and can be downloaded on Google Playstore.”

Kelvin also used the medium to appreciate the members of his team who were present at the launching for working together to ensure the reality of the project


SRC Constitutes Electoral Commission & Election Petition Committee

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The Students’ Representative Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union has finally constituted the Electoral Commission and the Election Petition Committee after the first parliamentary sitting aimed at doing that ended in scuffle.
Following the provisions of Article V, Sect. 60 (1) of the sacrosanct constitution of the Students’ Union which reads “there shall be an Electoral Commission consisting of Electoal Officers constituted by the S.R.C. at the end of every parliament.”, the Electoral Commission was constituted with its membership cutting across all thirteen faculties. The following are the ratified members of the Commission:

Ikudaisi Johnson – Dentistry – Chairman
Ganiyu Jamiu – EDM – Secretary
Adejuwon Jude – Arts – Public Relations Officer
Akano Sulaiman – Law – Financial Secretary
Adedara Adewale – Education – Member
Bakare Ahmed – Technology – Member
Agbaje Tosin – Clinical Sciences – Member
Olanlokun Yusuf – Pharmacy – Member
Ogundele Kayode –Basic Medica…

Levuz Writes' Held Her First Seminar With Prominent Speakers In Attendance

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Levuz Writes’ Organization of Nigeria (LWON), Obafemi Awolowo Chapter held her first fun-filled writing seminar titled: “This Friday” on the 13th of March, 2015 at SSLT 2. The topic of the seminar was “How to build the art of creative writing in contemporary Nigeria” with three prominent guest speakers in attendance; Prof Gbemisola Adeoti (Director Institute of Cultural studies, OAU), Dr E.T.O Babalola (Faculty of Arts, OAU), and Dr O.S Oyelade (Faculty of Law, OAU).
Dr O.S Oyelade who confessed before starting his presentation said he is not into writing per say but he was able to deal with the topic from the legal perspective by giving some tips on how to be a successful writer. Dr E.T.O Babalola, however discussed the topic extensively as he shed more light on writing and its types.

The English lecturer also stressed the need for young writers and students to cultivate the habit of reading now as the time will come that they will not be able to read again. “To be a creative writer…