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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.

UNILAG To Host Campus Editors' Summit (CES) 2016

UNILAG To Host Campus Editors' Summit (CES) 2016 The University of Lagos, UNILAG has been named to host the second edition of the Campus Editors' Summit (CES)which is billed for January 30 next year.

Campus Editors from various tertiary institutions across the nation are expected to be present for this edition where veteran journalists will educate the participants. Obafemi Awolowo University held the previous and maiden edition which witnessed the presence of scores of campus editors from many of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria including University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, Ladoke Akintola University and others.

Below is the Press Statement announcing the host of the next edition of CES.

Journalistic greetings to all Pen Pushers! Let me start by congratulating University of Lagos (UNILAG), the host for the forthcoming Campus Editors' Summit (CES) 2016. We are happy this big Summit is coming up on your great…

Resumption Will Determine If OAU Carnival Will Hold This Year – Shomo Davies

The Director of Socials, Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union, David Olatunde Abraham a.k.a Shomo Davies has ruled out the possibility that the OAU Carnival will not hold but however hinged the schedule on resumption of students back to school from the mid-semester break.

In an exclusive chat with OAU Peeps News Agency on Friday, Shomo Davies revealed that the major determining factor of the OAU Carnival schedule is the time of students’ resumption back to school. He however said he has no clue as at now when the Management of the University will recall the students back to school.

The Students’ Union through the Office of the Director of Socials and Culture had stepped up preparations towards a week-long Carnival that will take the ancient city of Ile-Ife by storm. The programme was billed to commence Monday, December 14, 2015 with a Walk for Breast Cancer and Drug Abuse Awareness coupled with the opening of a Trade Fair. Tuesday was supposed to feature a Novelty Match and Mov…

JAMB Registrar, Dibu Ojerinde Becomes Emeritus Professor At OAU

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has been appointed Emeritus Professor of Education at the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The appointment which made him the second ever to attain that position in his faculty after the late Emeritus Professor Babatunde Fafunwa was made by the university’s Governing Council and communicated to him this week.

Dibu Ojerinde who is the first Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement has served in various capacities before his current position in JAMB. In 1990, he was appointed as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, National Primary Education Commission (NPEC), a tenure that elapsed in 1991. In 1991 he was appointed as the Director and Consultant at Centre for Educational Measurement (CEM), Federal Ministry of Education. After his tenure in 1992, he was appointed as the Registrar of the National Board for Educational Measurement, NBEM. He held this position for 7 years (1992 – 1999).

Shortly aft…

Maiden NABOS OAU Essay Competition

Maiden National Association of Botany Students OAU Essay Competition The Golden Service Team (NABOS OAU 2014/2015 Executives) wishes to announce the beginning of entry submission for the maiden National Association of Botany Students Essay Competition for Botany Students (Obafemi Awolowo University alone for this edition).

As students of nature and environment, we are appalled by the current rate at which lives on our sole planet are been endangered and abused especially our plants. Several factors are obviously responsible for this and hence, the need to identify them. Even as learners and young minds with very limited resources, we find it exigent and urgent to join the rescue mission by embarking on cost-effective, feasible and ameliorating project(s) as it will be recommended by our students in order to save the planet and its inhabitants.

1. The contest is open to undergraduate students of the Department of Botany (Obafemi Awolowo University only).
2. Entrant…

Professor Popoola Appointed As Committee Chairman To Investigate Misappropriation & Sex Scandal In University

Professor Popoola Appointed As Committee Chairman To Investigate Misappropriation & Sex Scandal In University The Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated committees to investigate the management of 10 universities and polytechnics over allegations ranging from abuse of due process, financial mismanagement to sexual harassment.

The minister said government had received numerous complaints against the governing councils and management of some institutions and resolved to set fact-finding committees to determine the veracity of the claims and give appropriate recommendations.

The institutions included the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Federal University Kashere, Gombe state, University of Abuja, FCT and University of Nsukka, Enugu state. Others are Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo state, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra state, Yaba College…

Amazing Photos Of Inside The Palace Of The New Ooni Of Ife

Who says the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II is not as classy as the previous one? Checkout photos of inside the Palace of His Royal Majesty.

Photo Credit: Stella Dimolo Korkus

JAMB Delists Four Osun State Tertiary Institutions From Website

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted four tertiary institutions owned by Osun State Government have been from its website.
They were said to be delisted for next two academic sessions on the request of the state government over plans to restructure them.

The institutions as made known by the Alumni Associations of the four state-owned tertiary institutions are Osun state Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, and Osun state College of Education, Ilesa.

This is as no fewer than 50,000 students who have been offered admission to study various courses in the four institutions might forfeit their admissions.

The President of OSPOLY Alumni, Iree who is spokesperson of the alumni bodies, Mrs. Mobola Odebode said state government had written to JAMB to delist the affected institutions for the next two years in order to give way for its proposed restructuring of the institutions.

Odebobe who was fl…

Prof. Y. K. Yusuf Saga: ASUU OAU Demands Serious Disciplinary Measures

Prof. Y. K. Yusuf Saga: ASUU OAU Demands Serious Disciplinary Measures The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has demanded that the University authority should as a matter of utmost urgency invoke disciplinary measures to bring to book those indicted in the Professor Y. K. Yusuf saga.

The former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and a Professor of English, Professor Y. K. Yusuf who was holding an EGL class at ODLT was reported to have been disturbed by some students including some members of the Students' Union Central Executive Council (CEC) last month. This development has since generated a lot of controversies amidst the student population; some feel the Union leaders were wrong to have disrupted his class while some hold a contrary view.

In Professor Y. K. Yusuf's account of the incident, he stated as follows: “While the lecture was in progress, a student who was not taking the course walked in and asked me to stop the lecture so that he co…

URPSA Holds Maiden National Conference

Students of Urban and Regional Planning nationwide under the aegis of Urban and Regional Planning Student Association of Nigeria (URPSA) which is the national body for all universities association will hold her first conference tagged 'PLANNING DYNAMISM'. This is the first of it kinds and it will be hosted by the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure.

The conference which will start on December 16th and end on December 19th, 2015 will also be an avenue for students to learn from seasoned town planners who will grace the event. The event will include debate competition and quiz among participating universities, and paper presentation on "The Role of Landscape on Urban Planning". Also, the conference will feature lectures that will be delivered by leading professionals in the field of Urban Planning.

Speaking to our correspondent, Mr Afolayan Ajibola, the National President of URPSA said this will be the first time Urban and regional Planning students will be…

We Need The Fence - Pope Jay

“Sitting on the Fence” is an English Idiomatic expression that is used to signify neutrality and in some instances; Indecision. However, one use of this expression that I remain rather skeptical about is its usage in denoting Cowardice. Even though in some circumstances, indecision can arise from Cowardice and other factors, I believe strongly that the “Neutrality” that the expression primarily depicts is a very strong necessity in the today’s society. In the world today, almost everything is polarized, it is either; Right or Wrong, Good or Bad, White or Black, Republican or Democrat, APC or PDP, Ronaldo or Messi etc. One of the sad resultant effects of this polarization is the heavy rise in the sentimentalism of the society; People now tend to bend the interpretation of facts in a very annoying way to suit their ideals, thereby creating several dividing lines in the society. While some would prefer to go right, some others would prefer to go left. The next question would then be “Why …

OAU Stops Automatic Employment For First Class Graduates

OAU Stops Automatic Employment For First Class Graduates The Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awowolo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Bamitale Omole, yesterday said the university would no longer offer automatic employment to graduates who make First Class degree.

Omole was addressing journalists in Ile Ife at a news conference to mark the 41st convocation ceremony of the institution.

He said graduates who make First Class should forget about automatic employment as there is no more vacancy as a result of the current economic situation in the country.

He noted that the idea of giving automatic employment to First Class graduates by the university was designed in the 1980s to retain them because they were not always willing to remain in the academics.

"The truth is that our First Class graduates should forget about automatic employment considering the dwindling resources and given the large number of students who obtain first class grade now. It is no longer possible for us to offer them auto…

My Goddess And Nigeria’s Macabre Dance - Remi Oyeyemi

For the last couple of months, I have not had the opportunity to really bare my mind, for whatever it is worth, on the unfolding Nigerian tragedies. Every effort made to seek and search for positive vibes about Nigeria is met with mind boggling miasma. For a polity permeated with existential pangs, petrifying spasms have become the lot of a pulverized populace. The more you look the less you see. The harder you try, the more you are disappointed. The more you hope, the more forlorn you become.

Nothing kills the spirit than the malnourishment of hope. To kill hope is to kill everything. To kill hope is to kill life, of and for a man or a country. Hope is the elixir of life. It is the sustenance of existence. Hope is the bouillon against the burrows of the brig. It is the greatest fuel that propels existential struggles for survival. Nothing draws downcast than expectations not met. Nothing murders enthusiasm and excitement than aspirations that remain a mirage.

It is this hope that …

'Project Let Go Africa' Storms OAU January 2016

'Project Let Go Africa' Storms OAU January 2016 The room is almost bare, save for old Ankara wrappers and thin sheets of once thick mattresses laid on the dusty cement floor. Water stains in the asbestos show evidence of roof leakage in about four different spots. It harbors rats, spider and sometimes outside guests like scorpions and lizards visit because of the torn window nets, and spoilt door frames.

This is Binta’s room—a four year old coming on the age of five girl—and she’s an orphan.She shares this room with other kids. They trek long distances to find water, and when the sun sets, it is time to go bed because they rely solely on nature’s source of light. Eating a balanced meal for these kids is like Christmas: It does not happen every day.

When the cold comes, they do not have decent clothes to shield them from its clutch, or shoes to keep their feet from blistering or getting injured from the hot sand and sharp materials like broken bottles.

She is a bubbly happy gi…

Everything Under Buhari Is ‘Inconclusive’ - Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has raised the alarm that Nigeria under President Mohammadu Buhari is fast becoming a “shame” while elections under his watch are ending up “inconclusive”.

According to Fayose, the failed attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manipulate the Bayelsa state governorship election is a “clear invitation to anarchy”.

The governor also warned of the “plot” of Buhari’s government to “destroy democracy in the country”, saying it was shameful that the two elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) “under Buhari’s kinsman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu”, were inconclusive.

“If in three days, INEC could not conduct credible election in Bayelsa State of just eight local governments, one wonders what will happen during the general elections in 2019? Fayose said through Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media.

“Everything under Buhari was becoming inconclusive. The simple reality is that …

OAU Students' Union Felicitates With New Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

The Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has joined several other Nigerians and bodies to felicitate with the new Ooni of Ife who had his official coronation today where he received the Staff of Office.

In a congratulatory message co-signed by the OAU Students' Union President and Public Relations Officer, Omotayo Akande and Ojedokun Emmanuel respectively, the Union even in the face of oppression and struggle for liberation deem it fit to rejoice with the new Ooni.

"The students Union, Obafemi Awolowo University, even in the face of the recent oppression and struggle for liberation and better living conditions deem it fit to congratulate and join the yoruba race, the entire Republic of Nigeria in felicitating with the Giesi Ruling family and the Ogunwusi royal compound on the coronation and official installation of Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, as the New Ooni of Ife, the cradle of civilization.

"At this period, it is incumbent upon us to state tha…

Pictures From The Official Coronation Of HRM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, The Ooni Of Ife

Pictures From The Official Coronation Of HRM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, The Ooni Of Ife The entire team and family members of OAU Peeps News Agency wish His Royal Majesty, Arole Oduduwa Ooni Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife on his official coronation and presentation of the staff of office. May you live long kabiyesi!!

Here are some of the pictures from the official coronation

Photo by (c) Sesco Photography 2015

Source: Ondo Events

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OAU Students' Union Meets With New Ooni Of Ife

The new Ooni of ife, HRM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi whose coronation will climax on Monday was in Obafemi Awolowo University during the weekend and was welcomed by students of the institution. The King who showed understanding of the current plight of students in the institution appreciated them for the peace they have maintained as two major events are billed to happen in Ile-Ife; Coronation and Convocation draw near.

While praying for the students, he admonished them to continue to allow peace to reign in the university. He however promised to come back sometimes after his coronation to see the students when he will have a better and nice time with them.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other top notch dignitaries from within the country and outside are expected in Ife today for the official crowning of the new Ooni. Students of Obafemi Awolowo University have however been told to proceed on a compulsory 'mid-semester break' which many has speculated that it is a ploy to ens…

Students' Union Suspension: NANS Drums Support For OAU Students

The South-West chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has warned the management of Obafemi Awolowo University concerning its decision to suspend the Students’ Union of the institution.

It will be recalled that the Senate of the University took this decision to suspend the Union on Friday amidst fears that the students, who held a lecture boycott on Monday because of the poor living condition on campus, would stage a protest and try to disrupt the coronation of the new Ooni of Ife. The students and the leadership of the Students’ Union have denied such plan and they claim the Vice-Chancellor is only trying to cover up his corrupt deeds. The students have since been asked to go on a compulsory “mid-semester break”as the campus remains on a lockdown.

In this regard, the Public Relations Officer of NANS Zone D chapter released a statement and warned that all hell will break loose if the Students’ Union of the institution is not restored. Below is the statement;