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Megaphone News Agency Inducts New Members

By Daniel Abioye

Today is another great day in Obafemi Awolowo University as new members of the Megaphone News Agency were inducted in an event themed Journalism, Campus and the Outside World’. 

The Induction ceremony that happened at AUD II had astute dignitaries in the field of Journalism and alumni of the Agency present to give talks to the inductees. Rasheed Adelusi who now works with Airtel Nigeria as a Sales Manager; The Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the Governor of The State of Osun on Media Matters, Ademola Adesola; Punch Newspaper writer and the President of NASELS OAU, Sodiq Oyeleke; Sola Fagurosi, a graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics, OAU who currently practice journalism and other invited guests were all present for the event.

In an opening lecture, Sodiq Oyeleke educated the inductees on the qualities of a good journalist and the peculiarity of campus journalism. He said all the commandments in the Bible and Quran must be obeyed by a journalist as they b…

Curfew: Students' Union Embarks On Surveillance To Prevent Academic Activities

The Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has embarked on a surveillance to boycott any possible academic activities especially tests that may want to crop up today.A team of Union officers led by the SU PRO, Ojedokun Emmanuel a.k.a Immanuel Kant was seen moving from one lecture theatre to the other be sure that no lecture or test holds.It was earlier reported today that the scheduled SSC101 test was going to hold until the Union President, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY clashed with the course coordinator. Reports available to us have it that all tests billed for this morning did not eventually hold.

NABOS OAU Invitation To Submit Expression Of Interest For Package Production

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOTANY STUDENTS Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. www.nabos.oauife.edu.ng
INVITATION FOR THE SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WELFARE PACKAGES FOR BOTANY STUDENTS

The National Association of Botany Students (NABOS), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter is proposing to produce welfare packages which will contain worthy items for her members.

Consequently, the association wishes to invite reputable Companies/Groups/Concepts/Firms to express interest to undertake the project.

PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Interested and competent firms wishing to carry out the above job must submit the following documents with the expression of interest:
1. Details of the firm/company/concept/group.
2. A document showcasing a recent similar project undertaken.
3. A proposal detailing innovative materials you will suggest to be included in packages for Botany students.
4. A Reference Letter from a financial member of the National Association of Botany Stude…

Hon. Seun - Ibiyemi Saga: Read Transcript Of The Judicial Council's Judgement

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Justice Joshua Olorunda (Lord Chancellor)
Prior to the withdrawal of the eligibility suit instituted by Awotiwon Ibiyemi with the Judicial Council of Great Ife Students' Union against the Secretary General of the SU, Oketooto Oluwaseun a.k.a Hon. Seun, another case between Odey John Benjamin, Ehinmosan Olukolade Oyewole vs. Omotayo Akande was decided. The judgement of the later has been said by many to have prompted the withdrawal of the suit filed by Ibiyemi against Hon. Seun. Here is a copy of the lead judgement delivered by the Lord Chancellor of the Judicial Council (JC) of the Great Ife Students' Union, Justice Joshua Olorunda on 6th August, 2015 at the Security room of the Students' Union Building (SUB).

PER- JUSTICE JOSHUA OLORUNDA (LORD CHANCELLOR)
2014/2015 ACADEMIC SESSION.

ORIGINATING SUMMONS (Upon AWOTIWON IBIYEMI’s APPLICATION)
BETWEEN;

ODEY JOHN BENJAMIN
EHINMOSAN OLUKOLADE OYEWOLE

Vs.

OMOTAYO AKANDE
(ISSUES FOR DETERMINATION)

1. WHETHER OR NOT ELECTORAL GUIDE…

2015 MTN Foundation Scholarship

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MTN (MTN Foundation) invites applications from eligible students from across the country for its 2015 Scholarship program.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year.

Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1)

Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme and must have secured admission into the Higher National Diploma programme (HND).

Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 200 level/2nd year in a public University

Current Beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship award are not eligible to apply


The MTN Foundation rese…

NASELS OAU: Congress Reinstates Suspended Executives

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The Congress of students of the Department of English and Literary Studies has late yesterday night lifted the suspension order placed on three executive members of National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS) by her legislative arm.

Following a congress presided over by the Vice President and acting President of the association, the suspended President, General Secretary and Financial Secretary were considered to resume their various offices. The Clerk of NASELS Students’ Representative Council, NSRC was called upon in the course of the congress to explain the resolution of the parliament some days ago that pronounced three (3) executive members suspended which he did. After deliberations, a motion to lift the suspension on those executives was overwhelmingly voted for and adopted.


The NSRC however escaped ban which could have been tagged by many as reprisal following the failure of a motion agitating for the suspension of the parliament for three (3) we…

OAU Vice Chancellor Inaugurates Central Strategic Planning Committee

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The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Bamitale Omole has on Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 inaugurated a Central Strategic Planning Committee that is expected to work with all OAU stakeholders and develop a Strategic Plan for the University for the period of 2016-2020.

The life span of the OAU Strategic Plan for the period of 2011-2015 will expire by December, 2015, hence, the need for the development of a new Strategic Plan. The Committee has been given a period of three (3) months to execute this task.


The thrusts of the Plan include Academic Programmes and Support, Governance, Fund Generation and Management, Student and Staff Welfare, Municipal Services, Security, University Estate, Linkages and Partnerships, and Human Resources Development and Management.

According to the mandate given to the Central Strategic Planning Committee, every member of the University community is important in the process and the Committee expects input from all as to where the Univers…

Cut-off Marks Are Not Out -OAU Admissions Office

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By Adetula David

The Admissions Office of Obafemi Awolowo University has discarded the widespread rumour circulating the air especially the social media that the cut-off mark for the 2015/2016 admission exercise is out.

One of our correspondents who visited the Admissions Office today reliably gathered that the cut-off marks are not out. The staff of the office in charge of admissions further said that we will know when the cut-off marks are actually out.


"The admission cut-off marks for this year is not yet out. When we release it, you will know" A staff responded.

You can always trust OAU Peeps News Agency for the accurate release of details regarding admissions and once the cut-off marks for this year are out, you will be dully informed.

Students' Union VP, Oprah Is A Year Older Today

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The Vice President of the Great Ife Students Union, Oladunjoye Opeyemi a.k.a Oprah is a year older today as she celebrates her birthday. The law student was born on August 19, more than two decades ago.


The entire crew of OAU Peeps News Agency uses this medium to felicitate with you and wish you the best of God in your academic, administrative and other life's endeavour. You are celebrated dear!

Apply To Become UNILEVER Campus Ambassador

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The Unilever Nigeria PLC is giving opportunities to students to become her ambassador. See detailed information about the Unilever Campus Ambassador and how to take part in it below:

About UNILEVER Campus Ambassadors.
The Campus Ambassador role provides great opportunities for wider levels of interaction and building a rewarding relationship with the company. It also creates invaluable networking and work platform for students that helps create a seamless transition between school life and the real world.

One of the ways in which we engage students is through campus activities in Nigerian Universities and we do this in collaboration with students who we select as Campus Ambassadors.

Terms for engagement
To qualify to be a Unilever Brand Ambassador, candidates must:




Be enrolled in a Nigerian University.
Not be in first year and or final year.
Have a minimum of at least 3.0 CGPA on a 5.0 Point rating scale or 5.0 CGPA on a 7.0 Point rating scale.
Be creative and innovative.
Be sociable an…

The Death Of Hope -Pope Jay

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(In April 2014, Over 200 girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect, a dreaded insurgent group in North of Nigeria. Since then, several rescues and escapes have been reported but this flash fiction is dedicated to the ones whose escape or rescue story we would never hear...)

And there she lay, in her own pool of blood, counting down with every breath, looking for the perfect last words. Abubakar Aasia was going to leave this world not exactly the way she planned. She had wanted to be a politician so she could help her small community. But there and then, she watched that very dream fade before her eyes, perhaps killed by the very nation she had hoped to serve or the ones she had hoped to protect it from.
A few months earlier when the militants came to abduct her and her mates in school, they were quite hopeful that they would be rescued. But after weeks of waiting, she tried to escape. Her escapade got her caught up in a cross fire and as in most cases, a bullet went astray. As life le…

"I'm Majorly Suspended For Attempting To Probe Unaccounted Funds" –Suspended NASELS President

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The suspended President of the National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS) OAU, Sodiq Oyeleke a.k.a SDK has said the reason for his suspension is basically because of his attempt to probe unaccounted funds and refusal to pay hidden N20k to the legislative arm of the association.In a Statement made available to OAU Peeps News Agency, SDK revealed that the non-payment of annual due by NSRC members which he acknowledged publicly, non-payment of mandatory N20,000 to NSRC, suspension of PRO, attempt to probe unaccounted funds and NCB annual due are the reasons considered to suspend him as against the constitutional aberration the parliament said.According to the Sodiq, members of the NSRC got disgruntled with him because after their inauguration, he came out bold to say they do not deserve to be recognized because majority of them have not paid their annual due. As at when he said that (seventh week after resumption), the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and 10 other m…

NASELS President Suspended For Committing Constitutional Aberration –NSRC

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By Adetula David


The 2-week suspension slammed on the President of the National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS), OAU chapter, Sodiq Oyeleke has been said to be based on issues bordering on gross misconduct and constitutional aberration committed by him as investigated by the association’s legislative division, NASELS Students’ Representative Council (NSRC).

OAU Peeps News Agency reliably gathered that the major bone of contention was the suspension of the Public Relations Officer of the Association by the President which was not in tandem with the provisions of the constitution on which NASELS operates. The constitution does not empower the president to suspend any member of the Executive Council but rather refer disputes and matters bordering on discipline to the appropriate quarters.

According to our source that prefers to maintain anonymity pending the release of the parliament’s resolutions as regards the matter, the suspended President alongside …

Breaking News: NSRC OAU Suspends NASELS President For 2 Weeks

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The legislative arm of the National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has just suspended the association's President, Sodiq Oyeleke for breach of constitutional protocol.

Details later...


OAU Campus Journalists Elect New Leaders

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Campus journalists in Obafemi Awolowo University under the aegis of Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) have elected new set of executive.A voting exercise on Friday, August 14 which was preceded by a Manifesto night a day before saw the following persons emerge as the leaders of association at their respective capacities;Adebayo Benjamin - President
Alawode Tolulope - Vice President
Olaoluwa Joseph - General Secretary
Omole Isaac - Public Relations Officer
Otukoya Oluwatosin - LibrarianA Swearing-in ceremony held on Saturday to finally set the new administration on the go.The Management of OAU Peeps News Agency has since extended her congratulatory message to the new ACJ leadership charging it to urgently attend to the appalling welfare of Journalists on OAU community. This was contained in a Press Statement signed by the Editor-in-Chief of the Agency, Adetula David and the PRO, Fatoyinbo Gafar."The Management of OAU Peeps News Agency uses this medium to congratulate all the…