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ASUU Shifts Ground, Lectures To Commence November 2

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has shifted grounds on their members’ commencement of lecturing as lectures will begin on Monday, November 2.

Confirming the development, the Students’ Union officers on separate channels have said they have received an indication from the teaching staff that they are considering starting lectures on Monday.

The Students’ Union has however restated her position that the welfare of the students particularly as regards the renovation of the hostels should be a prior consideration by the university management before talking about resumption. The Union appreciates the Management for yielding to the quest for fumigation of the halls against bed bug infestation but however said fumigation is just one of the two basic demands of the Union.


Some departments have also pasted their time-tables while some other are expected to do so on Monday. Power supply within the University community has been epileptic for …

JAMB Modifies 2016 Registration Process

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB has said that it has made some modifications on the 2016/2017 registration as it concerns selection of institutions by candidates.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board has made provision for “preferred choice” to give candidates ample opportunity of gaining admission.

In his words, “What we did initially was that you only have one choice. Now, we have made it in such a way that if you miss the University of Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, you will have an opportunity of going to another school.


Before, all universities will be in first and second choice and that will not solve any problem. We have now decided to put a few of those schools we feel will have more spaces as more preferred.

Institutions placed on the more preferred choice are those that are mostly not oversubscribed. This is because it will not ma…

CES 2015: OAU Set To Host Over 10 Universities On October 31

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Obafemi Awolowo University will be hosting over ten other Nigerian universities as the maiden edition of Campus Editors' Summit holds.

The first ever Campus Editors' Summit (CES) will hold on October 31st 2015 by 10am at Pit Theatre under the aegis of the Guild of Editors, Association of Campus Journalists, OAU.


The Guild of Editors consists of all editors of news agencies on OAU campus. The summit is aimed at training and developing objective editors who will assert the strength of the pen without fear, favour or bias. The training is open to all students even as the theme encompasses a broad topic 'Journalism & Politics; a two parallel lines?'.

The Group Managing Director of Daily Times, Richard Mammah among many other notable personalities in the world of journalism and politics will be present in the program. Prior to this time, the ACJ OAU has held several press conferences in other universities to acquaint them with what CES 2015 entails. Schools visited inc…

Report: Nigeria U17 6-0 Australia U17

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Nigeria reached the Fifa U17 World Cup quarter finals after annihiliating Australia 6-0 in their second round game in Vina Del Mar on Thursday morning.

Complete with the presence of Funsho Bamgboye and Udochukwu Anumudu who missed out of the Golden Eaglets' last group game owing to cards suspension, the Joeys were torn apart by the ruthless Nigerians at the Estadio Sausalito.

Victor Osimhen bagged a hat trick and is now the outright leading scorer in the competition with seven goals from four games as Emmanuel Amuneke’s lads scored twice in the first half, then added four in the second half to set up a last four encounter against Brazil in Vina Del Mar on Sunday.

Osimhen set the ball rolling with his fifth of the tournament in the 22nd minute by bursting forward with pace and power on the left, before turning his defender and sliding the ball past goalkeeper Duro Dragicevic.

Australia had no answer to Nigeria’s passing and movement as Kelechi Nwakali scored the second from the pe…

2015 Agbami Scholarship For Undergraduates

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Overview

APPLICATION FOR 2015 AGBAMI MEDICAL & ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the health and engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to qualified Nigerian students from ALL states of the Federation.

The scholarship program, funded by Star and its Agbami co-venturers, is a major component of their Social Investment in the strategic development of health and education in Nigeria.

Requirements/Eligibility
Applications are invited from FULL-TIME, 100 and 200 level undergraduates from any state of the Federation, studying any of the under listed courses in universities within Nigeria:

Medicine & Surgery
Dentistry
Pharmacy
Medical Laboratory Science
Nursing
Engineering

QUALIFICATION PROCESS: Interested applicants should click on the "How To Appl…

Breaking News: Course Registration For 2014/2015 Rain Semester Activated

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The course registration for the 2014/2015 Rain semester for Obafemi Awolowo University students has finally been activated. Login to your e-portal page to register.


Photos: Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi, New Ooni-designate Arrives Ile-Ife

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The ancient town of Ile-Ife is currently agog with celebration as the new Ooni-designate, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi finally arrives.















Photo Credit: Lukmon Akintola

Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) Call For Entries (NYSC)

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The Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) is a special N2 billion empowerment programme for serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which was launched on October 5, 2015. This novel scheme, which is a joint initiative of the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has the following objectives:

- Encourage graduates of tertiary institutions currently undergoing the compulsory one-year NYSC programme, to venture into business and become employers of labour rather than job seekers.
- Address the entrepreneurship capacity gap of the NYSC members who are expected to produce bankable business plans after the three-day capacity building programme.
- Deepen financial inclusion by de-risking the NYSC members and making them eligible for concessional loans ranging between N500,000 and N2 million to be provided by BOI.
- Ensure sustainability of the businesses of the eventual loan beneficiaries through effective monitoring by the NYSC Directorate and…

Ogunwusi Emerges New Ooni Of Ife

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Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house is the new Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola has said in a press statement.


The governor said in the brief statement that the kingmakers of Ife had completed the required process and communicated the choice of Prince Ogunwusi to his office for approval.Ogunwusi takes over from Oba Sijuade, who died on july 28 2015 in a London hospital.



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OAU Related Unoaku Anyadike Wins 2015 MBGN Pageant

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By David Adetula


One of the beautiful daughters of Professor Chima Anyadike of the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University has emerged this year's Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria.

Details of Unoaku as profiled by Wikipedia reads:

Unoaku Anyadike (born September 16, 1994) is a Nigerian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned as the winner of the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant.

Born into a middle-class family to a Yoruba mother from Ile-Ife and an Igbo father from Anambra state. Her father is a professor in the English Department at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University and her mother is the proprietress of Sunshine Nursery and Primary School, arguably one of the best primary schools in Ile-Ife, Osun State, South-Western Nigeria, Unoaku is a student of the University of Ibadan where she is currently studying Psychology.


On October 24, 2015 while representing Anambra State, Unoaku was crowned winner of the 2015 edition of the Mo…