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OAU SU Inauguration: Full Text Of TY's Presidential Address

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SALUTATION
- The University Visitor
- The Chancellor
- The Pro Chancellor
- The Vice-Chancellor
- The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
- The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration
- The Bursar
- The Librarian
- The Provost
- The Deans of Faculties
- The Directors of Centers
- Heads of Department
And to the major and number stakeholders on this campus the GREAT IFE STUDENTS
All other protocols as severally being enumerated duly observed.

OUR MANDATE AND THE DELAYED MANTLE
It is an historical privilege to stand here and address this gathering of dignitaries, academics, intelligentsia and progressive-minded students on this epoch-making occasion of my inauguration as president of Great Ife students' union and that of my highly supportive members of CEC, SRC and HEC. I see it as a great honor to serve the entirety of Great Ife Students.

It is indeed a life time opportunity to register a legacy and make mark of indelible impact.
The orientation of leadership that we carry is that of servi…

Freshers ICT Training Holds Today

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This is to inform all the fresh students that the freshers ICT training will be holding today starting from 8am depending on your faculty.
Below is the time table for the training.
Time/Venue
8 am-10 am: Administration(Hall A) - Clinical Sciences(Hall B) Sciences(Cloud Computing)
10 am -12 noon: Arts(Hall A) - Arts(Hall B) Agriculture(Cloud Computing)
1 pm – 3pm: Law(Hall A) - Dentistry, Pharmacy & Basic medical(Hall B) Technology(Cloud Computing)
3 pm – 5pm: EDM(Hall A) - Social Sciences(Hall B) Education(Cloud Computing)

President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech (Full Text)

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Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015 I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

I would like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his display of statesmanship in setting a precedent for us that has now made our people proud to be Nigerians wherever they are. With the support and cooperation he has given to the transition process, he has made it possible for us to show the world that despite the perceived tension in the land we can be…

Threatening The Headlines- Pope Jay

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"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is Public Relations" George Orwell

For those following political events in OAU, the recent petition filed by the runner-up of the office of the Secretary General, Awotiwon Ibiyemi, in the last Students’ Union Elections would be old news. The petition followed the release of a document online by an unidentified source and it claimed that Hon Seun, the winner of the election, was not eligible to contest as he had not met the CGPA requirements involved. The news upon its first arrival on the Great Ife Students Union facebook Page went viral almost immediately featuring on popular news platforms on the Campus and is said to have even featured in thePunch newspaper of the 18th May 2015. However, threats were flying around in the political community most especially by the agents of Hon. Seun who claimed that the news was generated by pressmen and the first runner up, Ibiyemi.

Journalism is simply de…

The Agbalagbas Make Mistakes Too -Pope Jay

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I am a Yoruba boy and from my conception till now, I have been in an environment that has instilled in me moral, physical and a lot of other values that depict this fact: the bitter herbal native concoctions my mother drank that almost made me rethink my coming to the world, the variety of slaps I received when I gave an elder something with my left hand, the beautiful headwear popularly called the ‘fila’ in the native tongue that a man was to carefully bend towards the right and its feminine version known as the “gele” with which ladies do a lot of tricks to their head, I have to mention the sweat of satisfaction that oozes from your body after a meal of hot Amala with Gbegiri and Ewedu soup (popularly and politically known as abula) or the heavy satisfaction you experience from Iya Ekiti’s Pounded yam and Egusi. These are but a few perks of this Culture. So YES! The Yoruba Culture of Nigeria is a beautiful and well loaded one.

However just like every other good thing, it has its Sh…

FG Declares Friday May 29th Public Holiday

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Ahead of the inauguration ceremony for the Buhari-led government, the Federal government has declared Friday May 29th a public holiday. The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro in a statement released and signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji.

GTB To Start Closing 1pm Because Of Fuel Scarcity

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The current scarcity of fuel in the nation may have ditched Nigeria in serious mess than we think. Earlier during the weekend, it was the telcos, schools and radio stations but now, it is the Banks, especially Gurantee Trust Bank(GTB).
Below is a copy of the message sent to their customers nationwide.
Dear Customer,

Notice of Early Closure of Branches

The current shortage of petroleum products in the country has limited our ability to supply diesel to all our branches, in order to continue normal branch operations.

Due to this, we unavoidably have to close our branches nationwide at 1pm, from tomorrow Monday, 25th May 2015.

Whilst we have had to take this step to close branch operations early, we would like to seek your understanding at this time, and assure you that we will continue to work hard at finding alternative solutions to this situation and will advise you once the situation has abated.

However, all our alternative channels will be fully functional and available for all your Per…

Fuel Subsidy: Okonjo-Iweala Vows Not To Pay Oil Marketers

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•Calls N159bn subsidy payment claim fraudulent

The federal government is spoiling for a fresh showdown with oil importers over subsidy payment.

This is coming as there is no end in sight yet for the current face off between the two sides that has grounded the nation for several days now.

Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala yesterday accused them of submitting to government suspicious payment claims to the tune of N159billion in exchange rate differentials.

The payment claims, according to her, reeked of fraud.

She told reporters at a farewell meeting in Abuja that she would not approve payment of the claims unless verified by the relevant authorities.

“Marketers were asking for N159 billion for exchange rate differentials from the outstanding N200 billion. There has been so much fraud and scam so I have refused to sign for that money but have agreed that a committee be set up involving the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to verify marketers’ claims,” she said.

”Marketers just want to m…