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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

Current Power Supply Is Temporal -Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has said the current power supply across the Halls of Residence is temporal and as such will expire tomorrow morning.
According to the Commission, the late attention given to the blackout was due to the election break given to the Engineers who were supposed to attend to the issue so that they can also exercise their franchise today. The feeder line supplying the halls of residence has been detected to be faulty and work has begun since Thursday to identify the problem.

"By Monday, the full repairs will be embarked upon so that uninterrupted power can be supplied to all halls"

"The ongoing repairs have been succesful to an extent. Meanwhile the repairs are partial and would demand shuffling until Monday"

"Please ALL Students are advised to charge their devices as the current availability of electricity will expire tomorrow morning." The Electoral Commission advised.

The Electoral Commission has constitutionally taken over all t…

Interesting Facts About Africa You May Not Know About

1. The Gambia has only one university.

2. Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s only spanish speaking country.

3. South Africa is the most visited African country.

4. Nigeria has the richest Black people in Africa.

5. Samuel Eto’o is the highest paid Footballer of all time, he received about £350,000 weekly in Russia in 2011.

6. A person from Botswana is called a Motswana, the plural is Batswana.

7. A person from Lesotho is called a Mosotho.

8. A person from Niger is called a Nigerien.

8. A person from Burkina Faso is called a Burkinabe.

9. Nigeria has won more football cups than England.

10. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the world’s most educated President with 7 degrees, two of them are Masters.

11. Al-Ahly of Egypt is the richest club in Africa.

12. Didier Drogba is Chelsea’s highest goalscorer in European competition.

13. Johannesburg, South Africa is the most visited city in Africa.

14. Zinedine Zidane wanted to play for Àlgeria, but the selector rejected him, saying th…

SU Judicial Council Nullifies NASELS Presidential Election, Orders A Re-run

The Judicial Council of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has nullified the Presidential election of the National Association of Students of English(NASELS), OAU chapter thereby ordering a re-run within the first five(5) week of the 2014/2015 academic session.
Details later...

Ibikunle Responds To Hon. Akin's Allegation, Warns Ondo Students About Him

The outgoing President of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo has come out to debunk the allegation of embezzlement leveled against him and his administration by the outgoing Chairman of the Halls Committee, Hon. Akintimehin Andrew.
Ibikunle in a rejoinder made available to us described the allegation as laughable, distracting and an attempt to blackmail him. He however advised Ondo state indigenes to be wary of Hon. Akin whom he accused of financial and political decadence.

 "Evidence they say doesn’t lie! Let Ondo State students beware of this man who does brag of becoming Ondo State Governor in future. A man with this financial and political decadence and frustrated outburst leading a great state like Ondo! I laughed!"

Below is the full statement


Many of us couldn’t stop laughing when we saw the distracting release of calumny written by one frustrated ‘Honourable’ Akin, who …

JUPEB Entrance Exam Date Fixed, Late Application Ongoing

This is to inform those that have registered for the Obafemi Awolowo University Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)programme for 2015/2016 session that the date for the entrance examination has been fixed for 18th April, 2015. Already registered candidates are advised to login to the OAU CDL portal with their details to print the examination slip.

In the mean time, interested candidates who are interested in the programme can still apply online.

Read more about it here and start your application.

International Association For Intelligence Education 2015 Essay Competition

The International Association for Intelligence Education is pleased to announce its Essay Competition for 2015. This competition promotes IAFIE’s goal of providing a forum for the creation of knowledge and the dissemination and exchange of ideas and information for those interested in and concerned with intelligence education.
The competition is open to everyone with an interest in furthering intelligence education. (IAFIE board members, officers, and staff are not eligible to compete.)

Topic Please respond to one of the following questions:

In an era of rapidly increasing technical capability where the intelligence focus is often on the modes of collection and tools of analysis rather than the analyst themselves there is a perception that the role of the analyst is diminishing in importance. Examine the role and function of the intelligence analyst and discuss the importance or otherwise of the analyst to the intelligence system.
Big data is the new black. Will exploiting big data…

OAU Peeps, Janicuts, Chinko Ekun, Ibikunle, Olori Nominated For 2015 OYA Awards

OAU Peeps News Agency has been nominated for the OYA Awards OAU 2015. The Obafemi Awolowo University's number online 1 news portal got nominated in two top categories; MOST OUTSTANDING BLOG OF THE YEAR and MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY.
In the MOST OUTSTANDING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (MALE & FEMALE) category, Janicuts, a trailblazing fashion brand known for making shirts, foot wears, native fabrics and so on got nominated alongside other brands.

According to the organizers, the final list of nominees came after receiving over 1,000 nomination entries which was later carefully pruned down.

Outstanding Young Achievers(OYA) AWARDS OAU is organized by OYA MAGAZINE and supported by the Students' Union, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

See full list of nominees below:

Viruz Zamora
Chinko Ekun


Fresh Allegation Of Fund Embezzlement Emerges As Ibikunle's Tenure Ends

The controversy plagued Ibikunle-led 2013/2014 parliamentary session may not have totally gone as fresh allegation of fund embezzlement and corruption emerges.
The already dissolved Halls Committee comprising the Chairpersons and Secretaries of the eight(8) undergraduate halls of residences via her Chairman, Akintimehin Andrew in a Release titled 'How Ibikunle & Oye Embezzled HEC Money' has said the outgoing Students' Union president, Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo and the outgoing Students' Union Financial Secretary, Omolayo Oye have both decided to embezzle the N2.2m Union allocation that was released recently. This allegation is coming barely 2 weeks after the controversial Union elections were held.

Below is the Press Statement from the Halls Committee:

Solidarity greeting to the entire Great Ife Students from the halls committee of great ife student’s union Obafemi Awolowo university 2013/2014 parliamentary session, According to our Sacrosanct Constitution Article i…

Resuscitate Nigeria’s Economy, OAU Lecturers Advise Buhari

Prof Ade Omisore, a lecturer at Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has advised the President-elect, Mohammed Buhari to resuscitate Nigeria’s economy.
Omisore gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Ile-Ife, Osun.

He appealed to Buhari to make the pronouncement by reversing the price of commodities that had been skyrocketing everyday immediately he is sworn-in as the president.

Omisore added that Buhari should ensure the foundation for this within his 100 days in office and ensure the supply of constant energy, good roads and water supply.

Also, Prof Olusola Ehindero, a former lecturer with the Faculty of Education, OAU, Ile-Ife, called on Buhari to regard the whole situation as not winner takes all in the interest of the nation’s unity.

Ehindero urged the president-elect to forget all the acrimonies associated with the elections and see himself as the father of the nation today.

He urged Buhari to make his first assignmen…

Lagos Guber Poll: Audio Of What Oba Of Lagos Said To The Igbos

Before now, many people especially the supporters of All Progressives Congress(APC) have been saying the Oba of Lagos, HRM Oba Riliwanu Akinolu cannot make such statement to the Igbos in Lagos state. However, the audio clip of the tribal comments has eventually surfaced online.

Listen yourself

Extracted texts from the King's outburst

“On Saturday, if anyone of you goes against Ambode who I picked, that is your end. If it doesn’t happen within seven days, just know that I am a bastard and it is not my father who gave birth to me,” major national newspapers quoted the monarch as saying.

“Jonathan is my son and I speak to him everyday. By the grace of God, I am the owner of Lagos for the time being. This is an undivided chair. The palace belongs to the dead and those coming in the future.

“On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos State, the person is going to die inside this water.

“I’m not ready to…

SU President-elect, TY Appreciates OAU Students, Calls For Continued Support

The president-elect of the Great Ife Students' Union, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY has appreciated students of Obafemi Awolowo University for coming out to vote for him during the much controversial Students' Union elections.
In a Press Statement released yesterday, TY expressed worries over failures by previous administrations of the Union to fight proscription, victimization, indictment, inimical increment and other anti-students development such as university under-funding, mass failure and outdated academic syllabus which debilitate the political consciousness and undermined the standard of education.

Below is the full Release


Greatest Ife,

‘In the battle between the conscienceless power and the powerless conscience, the former may win first but the latter will laugh last and laugh best’ Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi

With a deep sense of responsibility and all modicum of humility, it behooves me to appreciate the generality of great Ife students for entrust…