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News Round (July 19-24): Top Headlines On OAU Peeps This Week

Good morning peeps. We bring to you this week's edition of News Round!

Important Notice To OAU Fresh Students
If you partook in the ICT training for Fresh Undergraduate students that held between May 30 and July 3, 2015 at the University ICT Centre, you are required to...(Continue reading)

LIVE UPDATES: Management-NASU Face-off
Good day Great Ife community, OAU Peeps News Agency brings to you the current situation as it stands now in Obafemin Awolowo University on the face-off between the University management and the NASU...(Continue reading)

OAU Post-UTME Form Is Finally Out, See Details On Application & Schedule
The 2015 Post-Utme Screening Exercise of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2015 by 12noon in various centres in Ile-Ife. All candidates are...Continue reading)

NASU Suspends Demonstrations, Resumes Work
A yet to be firmly established report has it that the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) has called off her demonstrations and thu…

Breaking News: NASU Suspends Demonstrations, Resumes Work

A yet to be firmly established report has it that the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) has called off her demonstrations and thus directed her members to resume work.

Efforts to confirm the development proved abortive as the phone of the NASU chairman was off. However, the Students' Union PRO, Ojedokun Emmanuel a.k.a Immanuel Kant via one of the Union platforms confirmed the report.

Tiwa Savage And Spouse Welcome Son

According to Linda Ikeji's blog, Tiwa Savage just welcomed her first child in London - a son. Congrats to them.

The Chemist's Shop (Complete) -Pope Jay

The time space between my admission into the great ife and my resumption into the institution is a part of my life I may never forget. In between these two monumental occasions was a holiday that was long and at the time unwanted. A long ASUU strike and an uneven calendar was the excuse that kept me at home for almost 13 months even though JAMB had told me that I had been admitted. However, when the holiday became quite boring and almost unbearable and acting upon the advice of family and friends, I got a job.

How I got my first job is another day’s story but one reason why my job was so spectacular was that it was in line with the course which I had just been admitted to study in the university; Pharmacy. I got a job in a community pharmacy as a sales attendant, what most Nigerians considering my masculine gender would refer to as a “Sales Boy”. My job description as a sales attendant was quite simple; I would simply sell Over the Counter (OTC) drugs, assist the pha…

JAMB 2015: 7,817 Applied To Study Medicine In OAU

If the statistics on the website of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Boards (JAMB) is anything to reckon with, no fewer than 7,817 students who wrote the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) applied to study Medicine and Surgery in Obafemi Awolowo University.

The Department of Accounting had the second highest applicants with 5,554 followed closely by the Faculty of Law that had 5,049. Department of Education and French recorded the least number of applicants with only a person seeking admission to the department.

22 Winners Emerge During 2015 OYA Awards

Full List of Winners

Most outstanding organisation of the year – AIESEC

Most outstanding compere/MC of the year – MC Headies

Most outstanding blog of the year – OAUChristians

Most outstanding fast food of the year – Indulge

Most outstanding social media personality – Olalekan Azeez (Gossip Nation)

Most outstanding student union executive – Isaac Ibikunle

Most outstanding music producer of the year – Tyemmy

Most outstanding model of the year (female) – Simi Olatunji

Most outstanding model of the year (male) –  Valentine Agbakwuru

Most outstanding press board of the year – Neonatar

Most outstanding religious leader of the year – Pst. Peter Alabi

Most outstanding VJ of the year – VJ Lexie

Most outstanding brand of the year – Black n Bold

Most outstanding OAP of the year – Deji Onadeko

Most outstanding photographer of the year – Bisi Daniels

Most outstanding DJ of the year – DJ T-Swaggs

Most outstanding graphics designer of the year – Enesi Owuda

Most outstanding artiste of the year (male) – Chinko Ekun


SU Leadership Reverses Stance, Urge Students To Resume

The leadership of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union has reversed its initial position that students should observe the outcome of yesterday and today's face-off between the Management and the NASU before resuming.

The new stance was contained in a Release published late yesterday evening. Read below:


The leadership of the Students’ Union having witnessed the development on the University campus today and having critically observed a relatively peaceful and serene environment with vehicular movement, light, Water and health Centre back in full operation.

The Union hereby suggests that since:

Barricades are no longer in place and there is vehicular movement.

Light and water and other welfare apparatus such as the Health Centre in fully operation.

With the HOPE that the above mentioned instrumentalities will be intact and unhampered with. We therefore Suggests that students should resume without fear…

NASU Ends Congress, Adopts Motion Ground As New 'Office' For 'Revival'

The Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has just finished her congress which started 09:37am this morning and come out with a resolution to continue with their initial resolve which is for her members not to return to work until their demands are met.

Over 300 members of the NASU stormed the Motion Ground right at the front of the Senate building today to discuss the next line of action on their agitation for the payment of their 64 months earned allowance. Some of these members have arrived the Congress venue as early as 7:30am. The University management had directed them to return to work on or before today which they obviously defied.

The resolutions reached by the NASU after their congress include:

1.) To continue with their demonstrations until their demands are met. At least, the payment of 30 months out of 64 months earned allowance will make them return to their work places.

2.) Demand the University Management to implement their allowances usi…

LIVE UPDATES: Management-NASU Face-off

We appreciate all our followers who have been following all day. Thanks to our wonderful correspondents too at every strategic location. Thank you!

03:48pm: Congress ends... Resolutions shortly!

03:35pm: NASU congress finally resumes...

03:25pm: "We understand the welfare of our students and that is why there is power and water supplies in their hostels. They are our children." -NASU Chairman
03:19pm: "Management leaves allowance encompassing everybody and paying one Responsibility allowance meant for only principal officers" -NASU Chairman
03:12pm: The congress yet to resume proper but a radio programme featuring NASU chairman explaing situation is been aired now at Motion Ground.
02:19pm: NASU Congress yet to reconvene but members are coming back to Motion Ground.
The submissions offered so far by members before going for break points to the indication that they are not ready to settle for less. Members admonished themselves to be strong and not weary. The Nige…

Important Notice To OAU Fresh Students

If you partook in the ICT training for Fresh Undergraduate students that held between May 30 and July 3, 2015 at the University ICT Centre, you are required to cross-check your respective faculty list for the correctness of your name.

If there is any mistake in your name spelling or ordering, kindly come to the University ICT Centre between the hours of 9 and 11 on Friday, July 31st for correction. Do note your serial number on faculty list.

Click here to view the list

Pastor Kumuyi's Visit To Ile-ife Postponed Indefinitely

The earlier announced visit of the popular Nigerian televangelist and preacher, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi to Ile-Ife scheduled for Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd July has been postponed indefinitely. No detailed reason was however given for the postponement.

The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi on Sunday July 12th and Monday July 13th held a crusade in Akure, the Ondo State Capital. The crusade tagged : “Akure Mid-Year Miracle and Revival Crusade”.

OAU Battles ABU, Others At Olumide Oyedeji Intercollegiate Basketball Championship

All is set for the Eight-Team Olumide Oyedeji Intercollegiate Basketball Championship billed scheduled for Mobolaji Okoya-Thomas Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, from 19 to 27 September.

Four top teams selected from the last Nigeria University Games are: Ahmadu Bello University, University of Lagos, Federal University of Technology, Minna and Obafemi Awolowo University; while top two teams at the last Nigeria Polytechnic Games: Lagos State Polytechnic and Auchi Polytechnic; and the top two teams at the last Nigeria Colleges of Education Games: Niger State College of Education and Federal College of Education, Technical, Gombe.

After the draw, which was held in Lagos on Tuesday, OAU, ABU, Niger COE, and LASPOTECH were drawn in Group A, while FUT Minna, UNILAG, FCOE Gombe and Auchi Poly were drawn in Group B.

According to the Technical Director of the championship, Biola Shomala, after the first round, the top two teams in Group A would play the top two teams in Group B in a…

INTECU Partners IBM To Train Students On Cyber Security

The Information Technology and Communication Unit (INTECU), Obafemi Awolowo University has announced its partnership with the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to train students of the institution on Cyber Security.

Click here to register

The Information Technology and Communications Unit (INTECU) is responsible for conceiving, designing and implementing ICT strategies for the university. The unit has been actively involved in the process of building one of the fastest growing networks in the country (and perhaps South of the Sahara).

OAU Gate Militarized Ahead Of NASU-Management Tuesday Showdown

By Adetula David

Just like most students have tagged it, if you call it 'impending mess', you may be right. If you call it a 'show down', you may be right and if you call it a 'face-off', you may be right as well but something is certain in Obafemi Awolowo University come tomorrow Tuesday, 21st July, 2015, the Management of the institution and the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) are ready to weigh muscle after both parties failed to reach a common ground in the just concluded weekend.

This evening saw the main entrance of the University militarized as armed men of the Nigerian Police Force have embarked on a parade and prepare for tomorrow's eventuality. Obvious with them are Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and Patrol Vans. Aside these, there are speculations that men of the State Security Service (SSS) are within the University for similar reason.

As at the time of this report, it is not clear what they intend to do tomorrow but an average OAU student th…

OAU Post-UTME Form Is Finally Out, See Details On Application & Schedule

By Gracious Egedegbe
The 2015 Post-Utme Screening Exercise of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2015 by 12noon in various centres in Ile-Ife. All candidates are expected to be seated latest by 11:00am.Candidates who chose OAU as their 1st or 2nd choice and scored 200 and above in the last UTME are eligible to participate in the exercise. Also, Direct Entry candidates who chose OAU as their 1st or 2nd choice are to register and come for the screening exercise on thesame date.All candidates should register online on or To register, each candidate will require a scratch card available at the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira only (N3,500.00) from any of the under-listed banks and locations.

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NASU Strike: OAU Students Advised To Delay Resumption

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have been advised by her Students' Union to observe the outcome of Tuesday and Wednesday's face-off between the University Management and the NASU before resuming back to campus.

In a Release signed by the President and the Public Relations Officer of the Union, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY and Ojedokun Emmanuel a.k.a Immanuel Kant respectively, the Union stated reasons why it is imperative for students of the institution need not rush to resume from their mid-semester break. The Release however did not state what position the Union will take on already fixed tests and practical sessions for the two days since the University Management has announced Tuesday 21st July for resumption.

Below is a copy of the Release:


While the University management has the prerogative as the constituted authority to decide on closure, breaks and resumption, the smooth running of an ivory to…