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OAU Partners With ILRI To Improve Chicken Productivity

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, on 26th May, 2015 signed the Collaborative Research Agreement for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), signaling the beginning of ACGG implementation in Nigeria. ACGG is a 5-year research-for-development (R4D) partnership being implemented in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Tanzania Livestock Research Institute, Wageningen University, PICO-Eastern Africa and Koepon.

ACGG aims to develop public-private partnerships that will deliver genetically improved chickens to smallholders, especially women. Past efforts to improve productivity and increase profit in smallholder chicken production in sub-Saharan Africa had little impact because they used exotic breeds developed for intensive feeding systems. Exotic birds are not suited to extensive systems and require high investments in feeds, veterinary support a…

OAU Student's Union Official Press Release On Adekunle Gold

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This is the official press release from the office of the Social director.

 Revolutionary greetings to my fellow Nigerians. Without wasting too much time on pleasantries, I will love to cut to the chase and set the record straight. Wale Applause, a social media publicist and a former Social director of OAU student union was the one who connected me with the Adekunle Gold’s manager. Wale Applause demanded 300 thousand naira as the fee to get Adekunle Gold to perform. As you would expect, there were negotiations but at the end of the day, Wale Applause did not shift ground as he was bent on collecting the 300 thousand naira. I had to agree. I gave them 250 thousand naira and promised to pay the remaining 50 thousand after the performance but on getting to Ilorin to pick up Adekunle Gold, I was made to pay the remaining 50 thousand before he agreed to come back to Ife with me. In the bus conveying us back to Ife, I asked him which song he will be doing and he said he will be …

OAU Student Wins Big In iROKO Engineering Competition

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Oluwasayo Oladeji, a student of the faculty of Technology of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife has won a whooping sum of one million naira IrokoTv Engineering competition. 
According to OAUchristians.com -  Oluwasayo Oladeji one million naira at the IrokoTv Engineering competition last week Wednesday, 10th June 2015.
The OAU technology came out top out of about 200 students that participated. According to Jason Njoku, founder of iROKO, Sayo had 324 out of 400. “So we have a winner. Oluwasayo Oladeji came first in the Engineering at iROKO test. His score was 324/400. It took a little time to verify the results and for him to collect the outsized cheque as surprisingly, he isn’t based in Lagos” He said also further stated that iROKO hopes to hire about 15-20 engineers before the end of July.
“Our ambition is to hire 15-20 engineers and we expect to complete the process before the end of July. We are offering roles to the 10+ engineers out of the May cohort this week.”

Congress Stampede Election Tribunal Order

The very controversial congress of students of Obafemi Awolowo University late yesterday evening reinstated the sacked Secretary General of the Students' Union.Details later...

OAU SU President Calls for Congress

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The President of the OAU Students Union, Hon TY, has called for the first Congress in his tenure. The congress is to hold on Tuesday, 16th June 2015 at the Afika Amphitheatre by 3:00pm.

The official press release below; FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 14/6/15
CONGRESS!!! CONGRESS!!! CONGRESS!!!
‘Having firmly resolved to perpetuate the growth of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria, with the view to promoting our GENERAL WLEFARE for the purpose of maintaining health and honourable society...’ PREAMBLE OF OUR SANCROSANT CONSTITUTION
Our union is the only platform for us to collectively, concertedly and constructively advance our causes.
The congress is the highest decision making body on campus and its resolutions are binding on all.
To harmonize our heterogeneous ideas, proffer holistic ways forward and address the sordid welfare condition, rekindle our consciousness and deepen our sense of collectivism and belonging.
We hereby call for a mother of all…

THE SECRETS OF SUCCESS (PART 1)- Adigun Olayemi

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To start with, success is always associated with many people because they stand a chance of bring fame to themselves and their colleagues. Success unlike failure has some steps to it, whereas from some interviews made amongst students, 100% of their generality desire to be successful without knowing the steps to achieving this. I write to give them some secrets of success. Here are 5 tips to it. Enjoy it!
1 - Always be positive. Think success not failure. Beware of a negative environment.The moment you start saying to yourself 'I cant' , ' I wont ' , then you wont because it deters you from organizing yourself, in as much as your inner mind keeps on giving you bad notions about yourself. You have to stand up to your challenges(academically, private life, etc) and say to yourself ' I can ' ' I will ' . You have to be positive and you will notice that everything falls through your path.
2 - Decide upon your true dreams and goals. Write your specific d…

Ibiyemi Assumes Office As Secretary General On Monday, June 15

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The EPC's newly declared substantive Secretary General elect of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union, Awotiwon Ibiyemi has said he will assume office tomorrow, Monday June 15 by 12noon.
Following the disqualification of the sacked Secretary General of the Students' Union, Oketooto Oluwaseun last week by the Election Petition Committee(EPC), the Speaker of the Students' Representative Council(SRC) is expected to swear-in the winner declared immediately.

In a Press Statement made available to OAU Peeps News Agency by Ibiyemi, he lamented the continued raping of the Great Ife Students' Union constitutions by comrades having politicize the whole issue on ground.

"it melts my heart that things have fallen apart such that some notable comrades of this era of our Union are violently raping its tenets and the jurisprudence of our dear union."
Ibiyemi further raised concerns about the SU President, Akande Omotayo as he failed to yield to the verdict o…

Virginity Day: Youths Advocate For No S.U.M. In Ile-Ife

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Youths in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, Osun state were gathered on Saturday to advocate for sexual purity and abstinence from pre-marital sex particularly among the teenagers.

In aprogram powered by MINE Magazine held nationwide, Ile-Ife were not left out as teenagers all marched out to tell their colleagues the essence of they taking the 'No Sex Until Marriage' stand and promoting sexual purity.
A morning session of the programme was held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Grace and Mercy parish which saw Pastor Ronke Taiwo talk to the youths about sexual purity. In her sermon, she explained that the discipline of saying no to sex before marriage is not just about God been grievious but for our own good. Pastor Ronke cited the escape from sexually transmitted diseases as one of the benefits that decision to stay pure come with. She further said that it even goes beyond sex.
"It goes beyond sex, all forms of sexual impurity should be abstained from. Masturbation…

NFCPS Holds Fresher’s Orientation Picnic

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The National Fellowship of Christian Pharmacy Students (NFCPS) held an orientation program for the fresh students of the Faculty of Pharmacy on Saturday, 13th June 2015. The program which was held at the zoological gardens started a few minutes after 11am and lasted for about 2 hours. An attendee when asked described the program as fun and enlightening.
The Guest Speaker, Pharm AdebisiB. Adenipekun, who spoke on the program’s theme; Oculum ementum which means “keep your eyes on the goal” , advised the fresh and stale students to keep their focus on the end even from now because it would help them to find purpose; a quality which is highly needed in their race as undergraduates.