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Jonathan Approves New Chancellor For OAU

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President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a new chancellor for Obafemi Awolowo University and other federal public institutions.
The list of the new chancellors was contained in a statement signed by Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.

With this new development, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar is the new chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The former chancellor of the university, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Usman has been made the new chancellor of University of Ilorin.

Below are the new chancellors and the university they are given.

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar - University of Ibadan
Emir of Kano Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II - University of Benin
Obot Akara, Umo Adiaka - Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe - Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu - Federal University of Technology, Akure
Lamido of Adamawa, Dr. Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha - Federal U…

"South Africa Forgets History Quickly And Hastily Tears The Page Of Brotherhood"

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Foreigners must go because they get jobs than the land owners said the Zulu king was a wrong, too fragile thing to say of a leader. He made a generational mistake. The South African citizens have committed a foul really too great to be accepted, their government illogical and non-future minded. Because of this, we have never stopped crying, the regret has never stopped. In a country partly born out of the 27 years imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, a man respected, helped and desired by the whole world, this foul is too great to be accepted.
This has reflected that South Africa has neglected the fact of how she was born and where she comes from but should have respected the love and the strive that shifted Nigerians to their shore. South Africa has no great concern about what we could all achieve, about what the future holds if we could live together. South Africa has quickly forgotten their history and hastily tears the page of brotherhood. To this their brutal nature, it means Mandela’…

Chinko Ekun Drops New Track 'Jen Le Yo' (Download)

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YBNL Nation’s newly signed rapper Chinko Ekun has dropped a new track titled 'Jen Le Yo'.
Listen and Download here

Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel a.k.a Chinko Ekun is an undergraduate of Obafemi Awolowo University studying Law. He got signed on to the YBNL by Olamide earlier this year.

There Will Be No Strike During Our Tenure -OAU SU PRO-elect

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The just concluded Students' Union election ushered in new executives for the Union, in this exclusive interview with Olanrewaju Oyedeji, the PRO-elect of the Students' Union has made his stance known on several issues, especially those as regarding welfare of students on campus.
The PRO-elect who is a student of Department of International Relations has said the Union under Comrade Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY is a diplomatic and progressive Union that is not interested in strike action or disruption of academic activities. He however expressed dissatisfaction on ways issues have been handled over time, regarding them as 'erratic approach to issues especially when jawjaw is needed'.

Ojedokun Emmanuel also known as Immanuel kant said during his campaign he did not have a manifesto, rather he has an action plan, part of which includes proper dissemination of information to students. Information dissemination he said will be brought to the departmental level and every PRO o…

OAU SU President-elect Writes Management On Final Year Accommodation

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The Great Ife Students' Union president-elect, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY has called on the Obafemi Awolowo University management to rescind their decision on the school fees payment prerequisite for final year students to be able to request for accommodation.
Apart from the meeting held between representatives of the CEC-elect and the management on thesame issue, below is an open letter written by TY.

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT

OUR FINAL YEAR STUDENTS ARE LAMENTING!!!

We write to address a very crucial development as regards the accommodation for final year students and express our dismay over the compulsion of full payment of school fees on our students before they can apply for bed spaces.

A similar and inimical development is the constraining of the incoming students to paying the exorbitant school fees before they can also apply for accommodation.

The constituent of students on O.A.U campus are children of proletarians whose par…

OAU & 9 Other Schools Get N16b ACE Project Grant

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At least 10 Nigerian universities under the Nigerian African Centers of Excellence (ACE) will receive over N16 billion ($1.2billion) grants from the World Bank.
The universities are – Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Benue State University, Makurdi, Bayero University, Kano, University of Benin, University of Jos, Ahmadu Bello University, Redeemer’s University, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Port Harcourt, and African University of Science and Technology, Abuja.

The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who made the disclosure the official signing of ACE Performance Contract with the 10 universities in Abuja, warned the management of the institutions to allow ACE project team to concentrate on the objectives of the project.

He insisted that all changes to the team must be cleared with the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The minister said government would not hesitate to reallocate funds from non-performing ACEs to those that are doing well sayin…

NYSC 2015 Batch A Call Up Letter Is Now Online

This is to inform the general public especially Great Ife graduates that the NYSC Batch A call up letter is now available online for download. Visit www.nysc.org.ng and click 'already have an account' and enter your details. Goodluck

OAU Management Postpones Resumption For 2014/2015 Academic Session

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The Obafemi Awolowo University management has rescheduled the 2014/2015 resumption date.A release from the office of  registrar OAU dated 29th April, 2015 states  that the new resumption date for freshmen for 2014/2015 session is Sunday 17th May, 2015 and Stalites is the 31st May, 2015. Lectures commence June 1 2015.

Does The Exam Really End? – Pope Jay

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For those who have seen the teachers of the basic schools prepare when they have promotional examinations and some other exams, doesn’t it ever push you to wonder when the exams all end? We all get that “ordinary sign board, I no go read” syndrome after writing most major exams and I have often wondered if this feat is quite achievable considering the fact that reading is more of a subconscious activity and we often confuse it with studying which is more conscious and voluntary.

So you write WASSCE, NECO SSCE, UTME and POST UTME and you start to feel as though your exam days are over but in actual sense if you pass these exams, you are headed to one of the “House of Exams” and if your “House of Exams” happen to be Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife…Congratulations! Your Work has just begun!


You finally graduate from school (either by crook or credit), and it seems as though the exams are over but then you either choose to further your education (go back to the “House of Exams”), get …

OWSD 2015 Postgraduate Training Fellowships For Young Women

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Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2015.
Programme Details This fellowship programme is for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside their own country.
- Please read the following information carefully before applying.
- Only women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and/or one of the Least Developed Countries can apply.
- Host institutions must be located in a developing country.
- Applications that are incomplete or illegible cannot be considered. Please make sure all the requested enclosures are submitted together with your application.
Purpose With funds generou…

Jonathan Orders Release Of Reports Of Forensic Audit Of NNPC Accounts (Download)

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has ordered that the full reports of the forensic audit of NNPC accounts be released to the public.
In a Press Statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati on 27th April has played down the ever growing concerns that the president still has a cockcroach in his cupboard as to the NNPC audited accounts.

Part of the statement reads "President Jonathan is also deeply concerned by the continuing suggestions that his administration still has anything to hide about the unproven allegation that about $20 Billion is unaccounted for by the NNPC during his tenure.

To lay the matter to rest, President Jonathan in line with Section 7(2) of the NNPC Act, has directed that the full report of the PWC Forensic Audit of the NNPC accounts be released immediately to the public so that all Nigerians will be properly informed on the matter."

Download Full PwC Audit Report On NNPC Here

AIT Free To Cover Buhari's Activities -APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organizations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the incoming Buhari Administration will not discriminate against any media organization, irrespective of its role during the electioneering campaign leading up to the recent polls.

It however enjoined all media organizations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.

”There is a Code of Ethics guiding the practice of journalism in Nigeria, and this demands every journalist to ensure a strict adherence to the highest levels of ethics and professionalism in carrying out their duties.

”There must be repercussions, within the realms of the law, for media organizations which have wantonly breached the Code …

"Buhari's Restriction On AIT: Undemocratic, Unpresidential And Unacceptable"

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By Solomon Tonye

My heart was filled with grief after reading the Vanguard Report titled "Hate campaign: Buhari fights back, bars AIT from covering his activities".

The question that stroke through my mind was "Can this be be justified in any sane democracy?".

It appears like Muhammadu Buhari is yet to come to terms with the present day democratic dispensation that he is bound to lead for the next for years or he is just acting naive. Perhaps the Daura-born General wants to bring back Decree 4 through the back door or he is out to fight any media organisation that he considers to be his adversary. Whatever be the case, Nigerians will not allow anyone to tamper with the freedom of media as provided by the 1999 Constitution.

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari need to be reminded that Sections 22 and 39 (1)(2) (quoted below) specifically made provision for Press Freedom.

Press Freedom In Nigeria's Constitution
Section 22 of the Nigerian 1999 constitution states that…

Last Year Reduction In OAU School Fees Effected In New Payment Structure

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The N3,000 reduction in school fees of Obafemi Awolowo University students following a protest that greeted the astronomical increment in the same fees last year has finally been effected as promised by the university management.
Students of the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Environmental and Design Management and Faculty of Technology will now pay N24,700 as against the N30,700 they paid last year. The University management promised to shed the N3,000 deduction in the fees last year to the payment for the new session (2014/2015 academic session). So the supposed new fees structure payable this new session which is N27,700 eventually got reduced by the N3,000 deduction of last year. Now, the students are expected to pay N24,700.

Also supposed to be affected by this development are students of the College of Health Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy. Just like the other faculties affected, their students should now pay N27,700 as against the N33,700 they paid the…

Funke Adejumo Donates N100,000 To OAU English Students

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The renowned Rev Mrs Funke Felix Adejumo on Saturday 25th April 2015 upon her visit to the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus,donated N100,000. She visited the campus last, 10 years ago.
She made this donation during the bright and beautiful session of CMC2015 powered by Rhemaword Int’l. At the end of her One hour session which had in large attendance students, requested that students of the English Department Present in the All Souls Chapel stand up for recognition, after which she celebrated them for being in the Department.

In her words "English Department is the best ever and I love to identify with them anywhere I go. I studied English Language"

In that regard, She said her Personal Assistant would get in contact with Rhemaword Int’l Pastor on how the N100,000 would be received for the English Department Students.

The donation was in connection with her life mandate.

Funke Felix Adejumo is a graduate of English Language with the life mandate of Honouring God and Blessin…

2015 Global Energy Essay Contest On Climate Change

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To engage students in our mission of fighting energy poverty, protecting the environment, and mitigating the effects of climate change, GEI annually organizes our Global Energy Essay Contest. This contest is a valuable platform for students from all backgrounds to share their ideas on energy issues and make their voices heard throughout the world. Global Energy Initiative is delighted to announce the 2015 Global Energy Essay Contest. This year we are asking students to present their thoughts on the topic “Road to Paris 2015: Vision, Reality, and Solutions for a meaningful Climate Agreement”.
In 2013, GEI received an overwhelming response to the competition, with over 400 quality entries from 67 countries. This year, we expect more than 1,000 interested students from 100 countries to get involved in this exciting contest. We hope students will take this opportunity to contribute to the energy discourse and help to ensure that the global agenda for sustainable energy becomes a reality.
T…

JUPEB Entrance Exam Results Released, Mop Up Exam Fixed

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The entrance exam results for the JUPEB 2015 programme has been released.
JUPEB mop up Entrance Exam holds on April 28th, 2015 at Centre for Distance Learning, Moro Campus, Ife North Local Govt.

All Candidates that missed the first exam are expected to come with the following:

Examination Slip
HB Pencil
Eraser
Non-Programmable Calculator

Interested candidates can still apply.

Read details here

Ondo Deputy Governor, Ali Olanusi, Impeached

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The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ali Olanusi, was impeached on Monday morning by members of the state House of Assembly.‎
​Twenty two​ of the 26 members of the Assembly supported the impeachment of the Deputy Governor, who recently moved from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

The motion for his impeachment was moved by the majority leader, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu​, from Ondo West 11 and seconded by Olatunji Dauro from Owo 11‎.

The Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, subsequently ruled that all government property in the custody of the Deputy Governor be retrieved by the Permanent Secretary of the Deputy Governor’s office.

The Assembly had last Tuesday (April 22) served an impeachment notice on Mr. Olanusi.

The Assembly, in the notices signed by 20 of its 26 members, accused the deputy governor of alleged gross misconduct.
Some of the allegations levelled against him include financial misappropriation, absenteeism from official duties and causing disaffection in the state…