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Thank You For 2016! - OAU Peeps Management

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Over the last twelve months, we have had a wide range of experiences; from the sugar sweet to the simply unpleasant ones and as a matter of fact, there is probably not a word or group of words that can precisely describe the year 2016.

For us at OAU Peeps News Agency, we have done our best over the last 365 days to keep the Great Ife community and even the world at large informed. 

In this year, www.oaupeeps.com went through a rebranding process, a rebranding that not only brought about an improvement in the overall quality of our contents, timeliness and speed of content delivery also improved greatly relative to what we have had in previous years. Also very important to note is the tremendous increase in our readership, both locally, nationally and internationally.

Despite this huge successes recorded in 2016, we can only say we are moving gradually toward what we envisioned from the start and the journey is still a long mile away. We hope to sustain all our improvements in the ne…

Earn Monthly Cash Comfortably Without Referrals

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How does this work?
In Zarfund, you have to refer people before you earn and the people you refer must also refer people before your earning can continue. However, the ‘Nigerian student Investors’ have created a group and a mechanism whereby students in Nigeria just have to take the advantage of their numbers which runs into millions. The group cuts across different schools in Nigeria and once a participant registers, the system arranges all participants under each other based on a first come first have protocol (or first come first earn). This mechanism is already tested and trusted as a rapidly increasing number of students are joining this system, thus you can be rest assured of getting down-lines upon registration.

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OAU Students' Inter-Hall Soccer Competition To Hold January 2017

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The Obafemi Awolowo University Sports Board has approved that the Obafemi Awolowo University Students Inter-Hall Soccer competition be held in January, 2017

According to a statement on the school website, “All prospective participants for the inter-hall soccer competition should register their teams with the Soccer Coach or at the Sports Council Office on or before the first week of January, 2017.”

“Moreover, teams that intent to use the Sport Council facilities to train should apply to the Sports Council, indicating their prospective periods of training, so that the Council can schedule the dates and times of training in order to prevent clashes at the venues,” the statement added.

Newly Admitted Students: Apply For 2016/17 TNRI Scholarship

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TeHN is calling all school leavers (Those not currently in a university at the time of their application) to apply for the 2016/17 TNRI scholarship
Are you a school leaver?

Are you or your parents experiencing some sort of financial difficulties?

Are you of good character with goals of getting a quality university degree?

If you can answer yes to the 3 questions above then this is the chance you've been waiting for.

The Nigerian Renaissance Initiative Scholarship has been set up by an anonymous donor to run every year so as to enable school leavers with university ambitions that would have otherwise not been able to achieve their educational aspirations due to financial constraints.

Application is open to all so if you know someone or can say yes to the 3 questions above then send in your application.

Applicants are to email the committee a 400 worded essay on the topic; EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA: A success or failure.

The essays should be forwarded to = tnrischlolarship@gma…

OAU Peeps Team Wishes Everyone A Merry Christmas

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Christmas is here again!

It is another beautiful moment to share love, the kind of love extended to mankind by the reason of the season, Jesus Christ.

From all of us at OAU Peeps News Agency, we say merry Christmas and we wish you a beautiful new year in waiting.


Elujoba Appreciates Staff & Students, Labels 2017 As Year Of ‘Sustained Peace & Freedom’

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The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Anthony Elujoba has described the coming year 2017 as a year of sustained peace and freedom, even as he appreciates students and staff for the support of his administration.

In Elujoba’s Christmas and New Year message, he said he “appreciates the entire community of Great Ife, the Senate, Committee of Deans, Religious Groups, all the Unions as well as other Staff and Students for your prayers, kindness, support, loyalty, resolve and solidarity to transform our institution.”

“On behalf of the Management and my family, I wish you all a Merry Christmas even as we enter into a year of sustained peace and freedom in 2017,” he added.

Anthony Adebolu Elujoba, a Professor of Pharmacognosy, became the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University in July. The University Council's announcement of Professor Ayobami Taofeek Salami, on June 6, as the University Vice-Chancellor was greeted with sustained violence and rejection. The…

FG Declares 26th, 27th December & 2nd Of January As Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December, 2016 as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.

Also, Monday 2nd January, 2017 was declared a public holiday to mark New Year celebration.

From all of us at OAU Peeps News Agency , we wish every Great Ife student an amazing festive celebration full of love, happiness and laughter.

Merry Christmas in advance!!!

OAU To Extend Distance Learning Centres To 6 Cities

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The Director of the Centre for Distance Learning of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor H. B. Olaniyi has revealed the plans of the centre to look beyond its provincial locations and extend its e-learning resource Centres to more cities.

While speaking with members of the Task Force set up by the university’s Acting Vice-Chancellor to look into the sharing formula of the Internally Generated Revenue outfits of the university, Olaniyi reportedly said he made a journey to University of Ibadan CDL and discovered that it is running six courses, and had about 14,000 Students.

“The Centre is embarking on plans that will within a short time attract Students to the Centre. The Chairman advised the Centre to look beyond the provincial locations but to extend the e-learning resource Centres to Ibadan, Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Warri, Abuja, Jos among others,” part of the taskforce report read.

The Director however told the Task force that the Centre already had such visions but the handicap…

OAU CDL Generated Over N3bn From Predegree Programme Between 2011 & 2015

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The Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Obafemi Awolowo University generated a sum of N3,097,220,700 in revenue from its pre-degree programme between 2011 and 2015, the findings of the Vice-Chancellor’s task force has revealed.

Sometime in September, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Anthony Elujoba had set up a taskforce with a view to look into realistic revenue-sharing formula for all the University IGR outfits, including the CDL.

In the report of the taskforce chaired by Prof. O. Adejuyigbe of the Department of Surgery, it revealed that most revenue generated by the distance learning centre came from its pre-degree programme. According to the report, application for the pre-degree programme within those years raked in N509,357,100 while tuition fee paid by admitted students totalled N1,514,896,000.

Some other charges which include “hostel Accommodation which is collected on behalf of the third party (Hostel Owners), Health Care Fees, Identity Card Fees, Cau…

Report Absolves OAU Parks & Gardens Unit Head Of Alleged Wrongdoings

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Allegations contained in the petition written against the Head of the Obafemi Awolowo University Parks and Gardens Unit, Mr O. H. Ajiteru by some casual workers of the unit are not true and cannot be proved beyond doubt, the task force saddled with the responsibility of investigating the claims have submitted.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of OAU, Professor Anthony Elujoba had requested, through the Chairperson, on 5th November 2016 that the Task Force on Parks and Gardens Unit investigate the veracity of the claims in a petition he received from some casual workers in the Unit and to submit the report along with the initial assignment given to the Task Force.

Part of the allegations against the Unit Head include the collection of one thousand Naira (N1, 000.00) each from about 300 casual workers, collection of three hundred Naira (N300.00) each from every casual staff every month to purchase one compact disc needed to process their wages, illegal sales and use of fl…

OAU Senate Backs Acting VC, Describes EFCC Invitation As Misplaced

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The Senate, Obafemi Awolowo University has described the invitation of the institution’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Anthony Elujoba by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as misplaced and embarrassing.

Following the meeting of the Senate last week Friday, the senate said it has reviewed and discussed Elujoba’s invitation by the EFCC, in respect of the payment of productivity bonus and alleged enrichment of himself with N7m furniture allowance. The senate however said, those allegations are not true and unfounded.

“…the N300,000 to the Senior and N150,000 to Junior Staff became necessary in pursuit of the general powers and mandate of the Acting Vice-Chancellor as the Chief Security Officer on campus to maintain peace, law and order and to prevent loss of lives and property. Moreso, this similar allowance had been paid to staff in other universities under different names and titles,” a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Senate, D. O. Awoyemi read.

Defe…

Fynestboi In Conjunction With Eduregard Organises Essay Contest

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Fynestboi in conjuction with EDUREGARD presents;

"An Essay Writing Contest For OAU Students"

Subsequent to diligent initiative and instinctive stimulations, and also as a way to get through the thoughts of OAU students. Fynestboi- the President Of the National Association of Philosophy Students and Mr Nairaland 2016, has decided to organise an essay contest, where students will be able to bring forth ideas and views in a digital environment.

HOW TO APPLY
Send a mail, with the subject "EDUREGARD Essay Contest" containing your Name, Phone Number and Department to Fynestboi@Eduregard.com

OR Send a text containing your Name, Phone Number and Department to 08149565292 / 08094909939

Expect a message from EDUREGARD, within a day, containing the topic you are to write on.

DEADLINE
Submission ends January 9, 2017.

PRIZES
1st Position - N30,000
2nd Position - N20,000
3rd Position - N10,000
4th - 6th Position - EDUREGARD Customized Shirt

NOTE : All write-ups will  be posted on EDUREG…

EFCC Summons OAU VC, Bursar Over Alleged Misappropriation

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has summoned the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, and Bursar, Mrs. Aderonke Akeredolu, over the payment of an ‘unapproved’ hazard allowances to the institution’s workers.

The allowances paid to the academic and non-academic staff, our correspondents gathered, were over N1bn.

It was learnt that the allowances were sourced from the university’s endowment funds account, which is usually dedicated for projects.

It should be noted that it was largely the non-payment of these allowances that caused most of the major issues on campus with the last administration.

But the spokesperson for the university, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, argued that the specific fund used in paying the allowances was not attached to any project in the account.

It was also gathered that certain allowances earmarked for the office of the VC were also being investigated by the federal agency.

The letter, signed by Mr. Oseni…

Part One Student Of Dramatic Arts Allegedly Dies From Liver Complications

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Reports reaching us now is that a part one student of the Department of Dramatic Arts has given up the ghost.

Oladimeji Abayomi who was to be a part one student of Dramatic Arts was said to have lost his life yesterday after battling with a liver problem for a while. Abayomi was also said to have participated in the Obafemi Awolowo University convocation play that was performed on 7th of December, 2016. When reached, some of his colleagues in the Dramatic Arts his untimely demise.

We pray that his soul rest in peace and God grants his family the fortitude to bear this sad loss.

Meet Babajide Oni, The Best Graduating Student At 42nd Convocation Of The Obafemi Awolowo University

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An interview of Mr Oni Babajide, best graduating student at the 42nd Annual Convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University carried out by OAU Peeps News Agency.

OAU Peeps: Good day Mr Oni, please do introduce yourself.

Babajide Oni: My name is Oni Babajide David, a graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

OAU Peeps: Alright, thank you very much Mr Oni but I think you were quite modest with the introduction, considering the fact that you were the best graduating student at the recently concluded 42nd Convocation of the Obafemi Awolowo University. Perhaps you could shed more light on this and also on your educational background in general.

Babajide Oni: Yes, I love modesty in everything I do. Being the best graduating student for the 2014/2015 session in OAU is not by my power but a function of team work and of God who made it happen.
As regards my educational background, I was just a normal average student all throughout my secon…

As OAU Resumes...- Akinfenwa Olaitan

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By Akinfenwa Olaitan

It is quite surprising to many OAU students that school has truly resumed after a two weeks break. Although we have been aware of the resumption date on the calendar, many still doubted it. Many have found it simply unbelievable, because judging from previous experiences, we've come to know OAU to be very generous in giving prolonged holidays. But despite all the doubts and speculations, OAU has truly resumed for second semester. Perhaps, it is truly the era of Change for the OAU community.

For some of us who had to stay back in school during the break for one reason or the other, we've been able to witness the return of some students back into the hostels. These category of students have high hopes that lectures will commence on Tuesday. Apparently these are the students expectant and eager to start work immediately. Afterall, the timetable for  lectures in some departments have been released and there is no other reason to delay resumption.

The other cat…

Introducing Success Links Biology Past Questions For OAU Pre-Degree Students

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This is to introduce to students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Predegree Programme the Success Links Pre-Degree Past Question series. The book has been designed to help students, specifically students with the combination Biology, Chemistry, Physics in their work. The book features a number of other extras including;
- First Contact syllabus
- All first contact biology lecture notes
- Past questions with detailed answers
- OAU Admission cut off marks for UTME and Pre-degree
- How to Calculate OAU Screening Score
- Some tips on how to scale through the hurdles of pre-degree

Predegree students can obtain the book from various shops around the Moro campus. For more enquiries and details, contact 08064189480

Endorsed by OAU Peeps News Agency

OAU To Resume Rain Semester 2015/2016 Session Today

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According to the 2015/2016 academic calendar, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife are expected to resume back to the University campus for the commencement of the Rain semester of the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

However, the rate of students resuming back to school may not be as expected as many students, especially the students residing far away from the campus, have lamented that the resumption is highly unfavourable as the school would be going on another break in the next two weeks. Thus, considering the risk and cost of traveling, most students may not resume on time.

However, it is worthy to recall that a few weeks ago, when interacting with our correspondent, the registrar of University, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, urged students to resume to help facilitate the timely completion of the 2015/2016 academic session.

The decision of many students to resume may depend on the level of academic activities noted in the course of the week.

OAU Graduates Over 6,000 Students, Oni Babajide David Emerges Best

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The Atmosphere of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife was undoubtedly ceremonious between Wednesday, 7th December 2016 and Friday, 9th December 2016 as the University conducted her 42nd Convocation ceremony.

  The programme began with the conferment of Diplomas in the early hours of Wednesday and ended on Friday with the conferment of Postgraduate diplomas and degrees. In total, 6827 students were graduated from the University with only 66 of them graduating with a first class degree.

Several dignitaries were invited for the annual ceremony, amongst whom was the Visitor of the University, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the the Nigerian Universities Commission, Professor Adamu Rasheed. In his speech, Professor Adamu encouraged the graduates to endeavour to develop entrepreneurial skills as the problem of unemployment seemed to be getting worse by the day. He also reassured the audience that the current administration was doing its best…

Federal Government Declares Monday, December 12, Public Holiday

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The federal government has declared Monday, Dec. 12 , as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Maulud celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the federal government yesterday in Abuja.
In a statement signed by the acting permanent secretary of the ministry, AlhajiMuhammaduMaccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to build a strong, united and peaceful nation.  He also urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation. The minister also called on all Nigerians to be patient and supportive of the present administration.

OAU: Course Registration To End Today

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This is to remind students of the Obafemi Awolowo University of the closure of normal registration which is scheduled to happen today, 9th December 2016.

Students are advised to complete their convocation in due course.

OAU Predegree Resumes 2016/2017 Session

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Students admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University Predegree programme for the 2016/2017 academic session resumed on Tuesday and Wednesday the 6th and 7th December 2016 respectively.

The resumption is coming after several screening processes which have reduced the number of original applicants for the programme to a smaller figure.

The students, who have commenced the various registration procedures, were seen beaming with smiles and radiance as they walked the grounds of the Moro campus of the institution.

We at OAU Peeps use this medium to wish the students and management a hitch-free session ahead. 

Stand A Chance To Win Up To N200,000 In NSGTS

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Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife would stand a chance to win up to N200,000 in the Nigerian Students Got Talent Show. The show is set out to help appreciate the talents of Nigerian Students and the maiden edition would.
Students would like to showcase their musical, dance, poetry and other forms of talent would compete to win the star prize of N200,000. However, the first and second runner-up would be getting N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.

Interested students are expected to obtain a form at Infinity Prints (Fajuyi Hall), Eldorado Cafe (Fajuyi Hall), OAU Peeps(08063429623) for N1,000.

For more details, visit www.nsgts.com.ng

Important Information to All Newly Admitted Candidates For 2016/2017 Session

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All Candidates who have been offered provisional admission for the 2016/2017 academic session to institutions they did not choose as their most preferred institution (First Choice) or did not choose at all that they are to proceed to JAMB Website (www.jamb.org.ng) to make the institution that have offered them admission their most preferred choice.

The same applies to candidates who have been offered courses different from the one they originally applied to study.

Candidates are to ensure they complete this process on or before December 9th,2016 to enable JAMB change their admission letters and also adjust their records accordingly.

Course Registration For Rain Semester 2015/2016 Session Activated

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Registration for courses for the Rain semester of the 2015/2016  academic session has commenced today, Friday, 2nd December, 2016. Students are advised to complete their registration in due course as the registration window might not be on for long.

OAU Announces Programme Of Events For The 42nd Convocation

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Day 1
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Conferment of Diploma Certificates
Venue: Department of Local Government Studies
Time: 9.00am

Conferment of Bachelor’s Degree and Prizes in the Faculties of Administration, Arts, Education, Law and Social Sciences
Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 10.00am

Convocation Play at Oduduwa Hall
Time: 8.00p.m.

Day 2
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Conferment of Bachelor’s Degree and Prizes in the Faculties of Agriculture, College of Health Sciences, Environmental Design and Management, Pharmacy, Science and Technology
Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 10.00am

Convocation Lecture at Oduduwa Hall
Time: 4.00p.m.

Day 3
Friday, December 9, 2016
Conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees, Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 10.00am

Pharmacy Students Commemorate World AIDS Day With Awareness Scheme

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Pharmacy students of the Obafemi Awolowo University under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students today joined the rest of the world to create special awareness for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome which continues to remain on the most feared viral diseases worldwide.

The students whom gathered at the Students Union building of the school, gave out free protection for males and females and also organized free tests for interested members of the University community. They also preached against discrimination against people who has the disease, enlightening the masses as to how the virus can be contacted and more importantly, how the virus cannot be contacted.


OAU Registrar Reaffirms Resumption Date, Comments On Admission List

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In an interaction with the correspondent of OAU Peeps News Agency, the Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, has cleared the air on certain matters arising in the University community.

 Speaking on the resumption of stalites for the second semester, Mr Awoyemi has reasserted that the date for resumption remains the 11th of December, 2016 as stated by the Academic Calendar. He however urges the students to adhere to the date so lectures can start in earnest and all delays are avoided.

 The Registrar also commented on the recently released admission list, clarifying that the list released was only the first batch and that aspirants should continue to check their admission statuses ignoring the said JAMB deadline as other batches of the admission list would be released in due course.

PANS Set To Celebrate World AIDS Day

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The National body of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students is prepared to celebrate annual World AIDS day. The day which is the 1st of December of every year is set aside to further create awareness and educate the masses about the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS) and its causative virus; the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).



This year, the national association which currently has its secretariat at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife would be marking the day with some awareness activities on the OAU campus. Some of the activities include; free HIV testing, distribution of free protection and professional counselling services. The activities would be holding at the Students Union Building Car Park on Thursday, 1st December, 2016.

OAU Releases First 2016/2017 Admission List

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Following several weeks of anticipation, this is to notify aspirants of the Obafemi Awolowo University at the general public that the University has released her first admission list. Aspirants are advised to view their admission statuses on the JAMB portal  (Here). We wish aspirants success.

However, supplementary lists may be released as time goes by so we would advise aspirants not yet admitted to continue to be on the lookout.



Man The Mic 2017: Official Press Release

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Following tips and anticipatory actions, organisers of Man The Mic 2017 have come out with an official release as regards the programme. According to the release, Man The Mic is a training/coaching platform for students interested in the media and public speaking; aspiring MCs, OAPs, VJs etc. Find below the full release.


Press Release On Man The Mic

Man the mic is a platform to coach young individuals that have interest in media and communications. People that want to be MCs, OAPs, VJs, Presenters, hosts, public speakers etc. We then give you a platform (real life event) to practice what you have learnt. You will man the mic. At Man The Mic, we don't just coach/train you, we give you a platform to act it out.
The participants will be groomed intensively for 2 days by Professionals among who we have:
A Top-rated Radio Station Owner.
Widely known and sound Masters of Ceremonies.
2 leading Video Jockeys  and presenters for a Lagos-based Television Station.
A Professional in Corporate Comm…

SSS Officers Allegedly Raid Mayfair, Unjustly Brutalise Students

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Things turned awry for the residents of Solar Close, Mayfair, Ile-ife at about 7:00am today, 22nd November 2016 as alleged members of SSS visited the area and started ransacking, molesting its residents.

According to the residents of the area, most of whom are students of the Obafemi Awolowo University and The Polytechnic, Ile-ife, this would not be the first time such an incident would be occurring. The said officers accused the students of possession of stolen laptops, asking for the provision of receipts for the devices found in most of the rooms raided. However, the students have claimed that this is only a device by the alleged officers to brutalise and extort the students.

In the raid earlier today, the officers were said to have unjustly arrested a number of students, some of who have examinations to write this morning. However, as at the time of compiling this report, some of the students were said to have been released.

This would not be the first allegations of unjust Police…

"Students Should Treat Toilets As Second Bedroom"- Ojogbon Comments On World Toilet Day

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In an exclusive interaction with OAU Peeps News Agency, erstwhile Welfare director of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students Union, Ajewole Martins O. has passed a few comments on the state of the accessibility and use of toilets on campus. In his piece, he states some of his experience as Welfare Director in advocating for an improved access to toilets. Find below his comments; 
TOILETS AND THEIR ACCESSIBILITY ON OAU
Having access to toilets that are in good and acceptable state and situation within OAU campus timely will be a great accomplishment if accomplished and currently, its possibility can be likened to the possibility of having access to the  office of the Vice Chancellor of the school; mostly, in the academic area. This high degree of inaccessibility cannot be disconnected from factors like inadequacy of the facilities, over-personalisation of the facilities by some set of people and unnecessary and unreasonable restrictions of students by the attendants of these fa…

World Toilet Day: We Give A Shit

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Upon first coming across the idea that there is a day dedicated to toilets, two emotions tend to first come to mind; humour and disgust. However, upon a closer assessment of the ideals upon which the day was established and adopted by the United Nations, the idea of a day to advocate for better access to good toilets might not be a bad idea afterall.

In 2015, it was estimated that about 2.4 billion (about 1 out of 3 people) lack access to improved sanitation facilities, and under 1 billion people continue to defecate openly. And about 58% of all cases of diarrhea are caused from unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene (which includes poor handwashing behaviors). This means that in 2013, more than 340,000 children under 5 died from water, sanitation and hygiene related diarrhea – i.e. nearly 1,000 child deaths a day. Having to defecate in the open also infringes on human safety and dignity. 
Locally, members of the Obafemi Awolowo University Community would agree that the access t…