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OAU: NASELS Loses A Reputable Lecturer

By Mutiu Saheed Abiodun
Professor  Asiyanbola, a lecturer of Stylistics at the department of English, lost his life to the cold hand of death within the last 24 hours. The department was thrown into great shock in the light of this news. Professor Asiyanbola was considered to be a rare gem and he would be missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

OAU Management Suspends Union Activities

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has suspended the activities of her Student's Union till further notice. This suspension was announced in a circular pasted around campus. However, the reason for the suspension was not made know in the circular.

More details later...

Facebook Founder To Donate 99% Of Wealth To Charity

In a long letter to his new born daughter yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to donate 99% of his Facebook share currently worth about $45billion to the work of their charitable foundation in her honour. Mark wrote;

"As you begin the next generation of the Chan Zuckerberg family, we also begin the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation. Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities. We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others."


Beaten Bus Driver, Likely Reason For Mid-semester Break

The University has not been shut down as speculated but rather the Senate of the university decided that the students should embark on a mid-semester break, the Public Relations Officer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju told campus journalists.

In a telephone chat with Mr Olarenwaju today, he insisted that the mid-semester break was necessary as the Senate of the University decided yesterday. He however said the students dare not question the authority of the senate on the decision. He further maintained that the University authority will recall the students as at when due.

Though the University PRO refused to link the mid-semester break to any development but a very strong indication that reached us has it that the decision of the Senate is linked to the treatment handed down to a public transport bus driver popularly known as ‘Town Gboro’ last week and not the protest embarked upon by students as many believe.

Late last week, a bus driver who was alleged to have …

OAU Students’ Union Condemns School Closure, Demands Re-opening

The Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has condemned the announcement of a mid-semester break by the University Management which orders students to vacate their Halls of residence.

Addressing journalists today in a Press Conference on OAU campus, the Public Relations Officer of the Students’ Union, Ojedokun Emmanuel a.k.a Immanuel Kant said the school closure is unwarranted and unjustifiable. He said the Management has not pointed to the Monday demonstration of students as a reason for the school closure rather speculations that the students are planning to disrupt the upcoming convocation of the university and the coronation of the new Ooni of Ife where the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Queen Elizabeth of England are expected to be present.

“The Management did not shut down the University because of our protest which was nationwide but because they speculated that the students may want to disrupt the convocation and coronation of the new Ooni of Ife which…

On School Closure: Students’ Union Calls An Emergency Congress

The Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has called a Congress to determine the fate of the students over the earlier announced closure of the University by the Management.

OAU Peeps News Agency earlier reported that the University authority has announced that the students should proceed on a mid-semester break in the wake of students’ demonstration that only lasted 24 hours.

In an emergency meeting of the Students’ Union stakeholders comprising of members of the Central Executive Council (CEC), Hall Executive Council (HEC), Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and other student leaders, it was unanimously resolved and declared by the President of the Union that a Congress will hold tomorrow, Wednesday by 7:00am to discuss what the next line of action will be.

Breaking News: OAU Management Shut Down University

A confirmed report reaching our desk has it that the Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has decided to shut down activities on campus.

Details later...

Edo Day 2015 Set For December 5

National Association of Edo State Students (NAESS),
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.


EDO DAY 2015

Date: Saturday, 5th December 2015.
Theme: Culture and Traditions, the Cradle to Nigeria's Civilization.
Venue: Cooperative Hall behind Zenith bank.

Cultural dance and drama.Launching of Magazine.Presentation of Awards and many more.
Invited Guest Include:
*Engr. Dr. Chris Ogiemwonyi (Former Minister State for works Federal Republic of Nigeria) - Chairman
*Bar. Washington Osifo (Commissioner for Education Edo State)for - Speaker
*Bar. Osagie Obayuwana (Former Commissioner of Justice Edo State) - Speaker
*Hon. Saturday Uwuilekhue - Commissioner for Solid Minerals, oil & gas Edo State.
*Bar. Lawson Ugiagbe - Clerk Edo State House of Assembly.
* Royal father of the day - Omon’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo (Oba of benin)
*Father of the day - High chief S.E Ogobor
* Dr.Mrs Nosa Aladeselu
* Hon. Roland Asoro
* Prof G. O Egharevba - Dept of Chemistry OAU
* Prof M. O Omoig…

OAU Students Suspend Protest, Give Room For Negotiation With The Management

By David Adetula

OAU Students Suspend Protest, Give Room For Negotiation With The Management Following today's massive demonstration of Obafemi Awolowo University students that led to the total shutdown of activities on the campus, the students have decided to suspend the protest to allow for negotiation with the university management on their demands.

In a congress held in the midst of the protest today at the campus gate, it was unanimously agreed that the Union leaders should honour any subsequent meeting invitation letter even as they permit normalcy to return to campus tomorrow.

The Students' Union leadership failed to honour the initial meeting the Management invited them to on Sunday on the grounds that their attendance at the meeting with the University Administration would be a betrayal of their cause and frustrate their already planned lecture boycott and protest. The Students' Union Executive stated further that their attendance at the meeting would put a big q…

Professor Adeyinka Adesina's Inaugural Lecture Holds December 8

This came to many students of Obafemi Awolowo University as a big surprise because they never thought it would be this soon, survey revealed.

Professor Olufemi Adeyinka Adesina, the Deputy Director, Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) and Professor of Mathematics will on Tuesday, 8th December, 2015 deliver his inaugural lecture at the Oduduwa Hall of the Institution by 5:00pm. The lecture is titled: 'A journey through the beautiful world of differential equation'..

Adesina before his appointment at CDL OAU was the Vice Dean, Division of Student Affairs (DSA) of the same university. The entire OAU Peeps crew members congratulate the Adesina family.

OAU Students Protest Poor Welfare Conditions & Rustication Of Ogunruku

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University held the campus to a stand still today following a massive protest to demand for an improved welfare condition of the students and reinstatement of Olawale Ogunruku.

The protest began as early as 7:30am at the AngloMoz car park where students started converging and eventually move in their thousands to other Halls of residence along the way to Academics. The students marched down to the Senate Building first where they were addressed by the Union President on the reason for the protest and to restate their demands.

After some hours at the Senate Building, the students having barricaded and grounded all vehicular movements moved to the school gate to lock it down and a congress of students held to determine the next line of action.

Details of the congress in a bit.

Photo Credit: OAU

Olawale Ogunruku's Name Does Not Exist In OAU Student Database - Management

Olawale Ogunruku's Name Does Not Exist In OAU Student Database - Management The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has once again responded to one of the demands of the Students' Union requesting for the the reinstatement of Olawale Ogunruku who has been rusticated since 2010.

In a Release from the Office of the Registrar, signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the University Council, Dotun Awoyemi, it stated that the name of the rusticated student does not exist in the student database of Obafemi Awolowo University.

"This name does not exist in the student database of Obafemi Awolowo University. However, since every bona fide student of this University has a Matriculation number, the Student Union may so wish to provide the Matriculation number of the so-called Olawale Ogunruku to assist in establishing the veracity of the demand of the Union."

The management however appealed to the generality of students to allow peace to reign and desist from any action t…

Lecture-boycott: Students' Union Leaders Refuse Meeting With The Management

The leaders of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has refused to attend a meeting with the University administration scheduled for Sunday, November 29 on the grounds that their attendance of such meeting would be a betrayal of their cause and frustrate the already planned lecture-boycott and protest.

The Congress of Great Ife students on Friday decided to embark on a lecture-boycott cum massive protest to press home for their demand on improved welfare of students and reinstatement of Olawale Ogunruku. Some hours after the Congress has decided, the Management having understood the impending disturbance invited the Union officers to a meeting which was allegedly requested by the Union leadership before now.

The Students' Union President has however said the Union leadership is likely to honour subsequent meeting invitation when many students will be aware. "In a sensitive period as this, meetings with the management must be well known to Great Ife students …

OAU Student Caught Stealing During Service In NCCF

A final year student of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University who simple identified himself as Fela met his waterloo today as he was caught after he stole a bag belonging to a member of New Covenant Christian Fellowship (NCCF).

In the course of a dynamic Sunday service of the NCCF today at the Fajuyi hall cafe, Fela was at the back of the curtain separating the other end of the cafe from the auditorium planning and strategizing on how to steal from bags of innocent worshipers. It took the conscious effort of one of the members who was at the back of the auditorium to notice him which eventually led to his napping red-handed. Fela confessed to have taken some items from the bag but pleaded guilty.

Fajuyians whose attention were called when Fela was caught insisted that he be taken to the Fajuyi hall excos' secretariat for further investigations. Upon getting to the secretariat, he was admitted in with those concerned on the matter. The hall executives …

GEMSTONE Campus Connect Holds Value Based Leadership Training

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University gathered in Eden, New Buca on Sunday for a training programme tagged ‘Value Based Leadership’ organised by GEMSTONE Campus Connect in OAU. The event started at about 3pm with each participant introducing themselves.

The speaker of the event, Daniel Otabor who is the National Coordinator of GEMSTONE Larders' Connect and also a Personal Assistant to Fela Durotoye; the seasoned motivational speaker started the training with differentiating between a nation and a country. In his disposition, a country represents a geographical area with many nations but a nation consists of people with the same heritage, belief and language. He described Nigeria as a country and the United State of America a nation though they do not have the same belief and language but they have the same purpose, mission and vision. He further stated that Africa represents Poverty in the midst of the plenty and to solve our problem in Nigeria, there must …

Nigeria Of My Dream; The Role Of Youths - Adigun Olayemi

By Adigun Olayemi

I gett baffled with the current state of my country Nigeria. The job opportunities continue to decrease, roads are not the way they should be anymore, agriculture is depreciating day by day due to the non-cognisance of our governments. Not only these, public workers no longer get paid their salaries as at when due. The telecommunication sector is now a means of income to their owners only thereby allowing for all fraudulent acts to invade the sector at the expense of Nigerians. Maximum security is no longer the priority of the government of the day whereby allowing for incessant bombings and incessant kidnapping which scare foreign investors.

Food prices get on the high on daily basis paving way for the poor to get poorer. The education system has sporadically declined knowing that no Nigerian university is among the first 200 in the world. Electricity is another thing hampering our nation’s economic development. The National House of Assembly has turned to the hom…

Nigeria Varsity System Syllabus Is Archaic And Misused - Ope Banwo

The Vice Chancellor of America Internet Business School Dr. Ope Banwo, has challenged the Federal Government over the archaic syllabus usage in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Ope Banwo, fumed at the Federal Government and the Ministry of Education over non inclusion of certain new courses in the tertiary institutions syllabus. He made this known at the just concluded Nigeria Internet Business Conference which was held at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, where he talked about how young Nigerians can generate legal money on the internet.

According to Banwo "Nigeria varsity system syllabus is archaic and misused. "Why are we not having E-commerce, Freelancing, Blogging, Affiliate and Digital Marketing included in the Nigeria University syllabus? As the internet is becoming larger, youth are supposed to be growing with it. But otherwise is what we have in Nigeria, even youth that grew with the internet used it on illegal businesses". He said.

He further stated th…

Congressmen Accuse TY Of Congress Manipulation

The congress of Obafemi Awolowo University students on Friday did not end without descending heavily on the Students' Union President, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY as he was alleged of manipulating congresses to satisfy his opinion. Apart from this, many congressmen expressed doubt in the ability of the current Union leadership to implement congressional resolutions thereby requesting for the constitution of a 19-man Committee that will include the CEC members, some SRC members and some other congressmen to ensure the implementation of the congressional resolutions that will be made.

A congressman who is also an honourable of the Students' Representative Council (SRC) asked the congress rhetorically in his submission that should the students trust a President that can boldly say to the students that he manipulated the previous congress to ensure that the Afrika remembrance day held? He further stated that the Union President over time has not always effected the implementation of …

OAU Recognized & Awarded For ICT Strides

The annual NITDA-NIHILENT awards held on the 18th of November, 2015, during the eNigeria 2015 conference at the International Conference Centre Abuja. This award held in recognition of excellence in e-Governance cuts across ICT based sectors ranging from State Government, Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Education and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The award reflects the all-inclusive use of ICT for organizational operations in general, but in the case of educational institutions, the adoption of ICT in Teaching, Research, Learning and Administration.

In attendance were the Honorable Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu (himself and IFE alumnus), the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The award was received on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of University, Prof. B.I Omole by the Director, INTECU, Prof. G.A. Aderounmu.

The National Information Tec…

Welfare Condition: Lecture-boycott To Continue On Monday In OAU

By David Adetula

The Congress of Obafemi Awolowo University students that held on Friday at the Afrika Amphi theatre has decided that no lecture will be allowed to hold on campus starting from Monday, November 30, 2015.

In a moderately attended congress which was announced to students during the early hours of Friday in the heat of water scarcity and power failure deploring the inimical welfare conditions of students seems to have a common submission as Great Ife students were of the opinion that it is time for ‘war’. In a bid not to get the plan for the lecture-boycott stipulated for Monday thwarted, the congress resolved that irrespective of whether there is power and water supplies or not, the boycott will continue since the issue at hand surpasses that of water and power.

A congressman who lamented that beyond the power and water supplies, the state of the students' toilets in all the Halls of residence are very bad. He also raised concerns on the non-reinstatement of Olawal…

Newly Admitted OAU Predegree Students To Resume December 1

By David Adetula

The Centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University has announced the 1st of December, 2015 as the set date for the beginning of resumption for the newly admitted students as the 2015/2016 academic session begins.

Screening of the fresh students and their registration are billed for the same day of resumption. Below is the important information detailing the schedule based on the subject combinations of the students.

 Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 (9 am – 4 pm) - Biology/Chemistry/Physics (BCP)

 Wednesday, 2nd December, 2015 (9 am – 4 pm) - Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics (CMP), Geography/Mathematics/ Physics (GMP) & Economics/Government/Mathematics(EGM)

 Thursday, 3rd December, 2015 (9 am – 4 pm) - Government/Lit./Rel. Studies (GLR), Mathematics/Geog./Economics (MGE) & Economics/Govt/Literature in Eng. (EGL)

There will be Parents’ Forum at 12.00 noon each day where all parents are expected to be present.

As parts of the registration packages, admitte…