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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

OAU Likely To Be Shut Down On Monday

By Adetula David

The disruption of academic, administrative and economic activities as a result of the demonstrations of the members of the Non Academic Staff Union, NASU OAU over their unpaid accumulated 64 months allowances may lead to the closure of the university anytime from Monday, July 13.

The Students’ Union president, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY addressing the journalists today confirmed his knowledge of the campus situation and has said the Union is observing events critically. The president has said he is waiting till Monday when a Congress of students will be called to determine on shutting down the university if the current situation of inconvinience persists. According to the Union leader, the implication of the Students’ Union shutting the university clearly means that only the Union has the jurisdiction to re-open it upon recommendations by leaders to her members.

TY further expressed displeasure over the hardship students have been subjected by the fight between NASU and…

1st Professor Remi Raji Writing Contest

Apart from his meritorious service as the President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Professor Remi Raji of the University of Ibadan has contributed immensely to the development of African writing. With his six Poetry collections, Prof. Remi Raji has employed his words and wits in engaging readers globally on revolutionary thinking.

It is on this backdrop that The Reflector Team officially launches the 1st Professor Remi Raji Writing Contest.

(This first edition is open to students of OAU and UI only)

Submissions for the ESSAY should be centered around:
"RESHAPING NIGERIA: What Can We The Youths Do?"

Submissions for the POETRY should be centered around:

- Entries should be in Microsoft Word and should be mailed to and/or
- Entries must have a Cover Page containing entrant's Name, Dept./Level, Phone Number, E-mail address, Title of Entry, and Word Count.
- Entries mu…

The Sacrifices Of Our Heroes Past- Pope Jay

"...I send this message so that our past would always be remembered, for in those memories...  WE LIVE ON! "

As a Nigerian child who enjoyed a reasonable level of Civic Education, the clause "The Labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain" is one that echoes in my very subconscious but I have often wondered if the word labour is enough to describe the contributions of these heroes past. Perhaps it refers to the early patriots, the ones who initiated and completed the process of independence; Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Tafawa Balewa,Chief Nnamdi Azikwe and others.
Labour is defined as one's physical or mental effort but our history books tell us that these men didn't just make effort, some were imprisoned, some tortured and some ultimately lost their lives in patriotic service, it would then be an understatement to describe the contributions of these legends as just labour.

  In OAU, one of our legends is Iwilade George "Afrika". Afrika and t…

38 Foreign Scholarships Open To Nigerians

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OAU Students Insist On Going Home As Congress Agrees On Lecture Boycott

Many students of Obafemi Awolowo University have said they can no longer withstand the hardship they have been subjected to for the past three (3) days due to the demonstrations of the Non Academic Staff Union, NASU over their unpaid allowances.The congress of students was conveyed yesterday to take positions on some Union matters which include the NASU protests. Just as the Students' Union president stated that particular agendum concerning the campus situation, the students echoed that they want to go home in a popular students' protest slogan. 'a o lole wa ni o a o a, a o lole wa ni o' (we will go to our houses, we will go to our houses). The Union president, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY who felt reluctant in succumbing to that demand stated that submissions will be taken to decide the SU stand. In TY's personal submission, he felt the students should embark on lecture boycott instead of the initial demand of going home.After several submissions were taken, the presi…

OAU Workers Protest 64 Months Unpaid Allowances

Non-academic staff of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has paralysed academic activities in
the campus over non-payment of their hazard allowance approved by the federal government since 2013.But the management in a circular obtained through the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, explained that the university would pay the workers as soon as it gets the allowance from the federal government.The workers under the aegis of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) shut down all facilities on the campus including the senate building, health centre and library.They also blocked all entrance to the university thus preventing vehicular movement in and out of the institution. The protest took another serious dimension on Tuesday as power and water supplies were totally shut down.The chairman of the NASU, OAU chapter, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, explained that, “after this, if the management refuses to respond to our demand, we will notify the management of our …

NASU Strike: OAU Students Resolve To Stream Water To Meet Needs

The protest embarked upon by members of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) has not only hindered vehicular movements, power and water supplies have been retreived.Obafemi Awolowo University students have resolved to fetching water from flowing streams to meet their needs.The protest by NASU will be four (4) full days by the end of today, Wednesday, July 8.See pics below;

'THE UJUZI' Officially Launched

A book titled 'THE UJUZI' was officially launched on saturday, 4th July
2015 at AUD2 Lecture Theatre in the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The launching had in attendance Omotayo Akande,TY(Current President of OAU Student's Union) Joshua Igba popularly known as Neonatar, Deji Solanke from the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN), Damilola Opaniran from the Union of campus journalist,University of Ibadan, some students from the University Of Ibadan University  and the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The book titled The Ujuzi is a compiled work of nine young writers: Ife Akintola (OAU), Damilola Opaniyan (U.I), Soogun Omoniyi (Crimea University, Ukraine), Ademola Adamson (OAU), Ayomide Odutan(OAU), Yakubu Hassan John(OAU), Olumide Adewumi, Adigun Olayemi Paul(OAU), Ikomu David(OAU) and Ayodeji Akintola aka Deji Akin(OAU) who is the lead author of the book. The book is a collection of contemporary African short stories and Poems.

Performances from the likes of Tee law, Odun Ewi Cultural Gr…

The Pathway to Academic Success - Segabio

"The shortest way home is not always the quickest" For real there is no shortcut to success,diligence and hardwork is the path that lead to
success.  Great height that great men attained is not as a result of sudden flight but they kept climbing when others are asleep.You labour in the "closet" and receive the reward in the "open".
 "Behold a man who is diligent in his work will stand before kings and
note mere men".  However,challenges are inevitable in the path to success, don't be discouraged, never give up.   Greatness or success' story is not complete without extreme sacrifice. When some people waste time on frivolities,try as much as possible to remain focused."Not slotful in business,fervent in spirit
and serving the Lord". One-time best graduating student shared his experience on campus.There was no power supply a day prior to the day he had one important examination.He made use of the street light near his hostel to r…