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CLASFON OAU Holds Public Lecture In Honour Of Professor Fubara

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The Christian Law Students' Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON), Obafemi Awolowo University hosted a public lecture in honour of an icon of legal scholarship and matriarch of Ife law, Professor Margaret Okorodudu Fubara on Thursday.

The event which held at Oduduwa Hall of the institution centered on "how can we improve the legal profession and challenges facing the profession". The program officially commenced some minutes into noon with most of the invited guests present and seated. The honouree arrived shortly before the opening prayer flanked by the Dean, Faculty of Law.

The Bible reading was taken by Agbaje Feyisayo, (a part one student of the faculty) from the book of Isaiah 56 v 1-7 while the welcome address was delivered by the CLASFON OAU President, Pastor Ayomiposi.

Delivering his note, the Dean of the Faculty of Law represented by the Vice Dean shared his experience of how his encounter with Professor Itse Sagay propelled him to the field of law. Also in th…

OAU Students’ Union Leadership Confirms Studentship Suspension

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The leadership of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo Uniuversity has finally broken her long silence on the suspension of some Union officers.

Ojedokun Emmanuel a.k.a Immanuel Kant, the Students’ Union Public Relations Officer in a Release tagged ‘Immanuel Kant Speaks, Our Suspension and Victimization: A bullet in the Heart’, confessed that it is now due for him to break the silence on the suspension of the Union officers by either authenticating or debunking it. As expected, the PRO confirmed that their studentship has been truly suspended.

“The widespread rumour needs authentication or debunking. Sequel to the suspension of union activities, the invitation of some union leaders to an investigation panel and the re-opening of the university, I must confirm to you that truthfully, our studentship has been suspended for semesters.

“This decision was said to have been made at the recommendation of the Panel that was set up by the University administration. It should be noted the s…

LSS OAU President And Treasurer Suspended Over Scholarship Issues

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The President and Treasurer of the Law Students' Society, LSS, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter, Olaniran Quadri and Aiyeetan Christiana have been suspended for their failure to constitutionally 'handle' the association money appropriately.

In an emergency parliamentary sitting held yesterday, Wednesday at the Faculty, the legislative arm of the Society, the Law Student Representative Council (LSRC) comprising of representatives from all levels of the association debated extensively on the allegation of financial mishandling and thereafter came to the resolution to suspend the President and Treasurer for three and two weeks respectively.

Confirming the development to OAU Peeps News Agency separately, an honourable of the Parliament and another prominent member of the Society said both of them (President and Treasurer) were suspended after thorough debates and conclusion of their failure to follow due procedure in the handling of society's money. According to these …

Obama's YALI Storms OAU Campus On Saturday

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The House of Babiti cordially invites the general public to its maiden edition and YALI event on climate change. House of Babiti which is an organisation for youth advocacy, a research institute and human resource will be unveiled at the event.

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is an initiative of President Barack Obama to empower African youth on key leadership, to take active role in the development of Africa. YALI GOES GREEN is segment of YALI initiative to apprise issues on environmental sustainability.

The event will take place as follows;

➰Venue: Auditorium 2, Humanities Block, OAU.
📆 Saturday 23rd January, 2016
🕐 10:00am

You get to take the online course and earn a YALI certificate, bring along your internet device.
There will be interactive session + sharing innovative ideas and lots more.

Supported by:
Environmental Planning Students Association (EPSA)
OAU Peeps News Agency
National Association of Botany Students (NABOS)

GATE FEE - FREE + REFRESHMENT




Osun Doctor Died Of Lassa Fever

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The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex said on Wednesday that laboratory test confirms that the resident doctor’s death on Monday at the hospital was caused by Lassa fever.

The chairman of a committee set up by the OAUTHC on Lassa fever, Prof. Adedeji Onayade, said this while speaking to our correspondent in Osogbo on the telephone.

He said the result of the first test carried out on the sample of the deceased tested positive.

Onayade said, “We have a report back and the result came as positive. We were supposed to do two tests but the patient was dying when we took the first sample.

“We can’t do the second test now. So we can say it is 50 per cent but we are going ahead to take necessary steps. We have informed all those who should know.”

He said the hospital was on top of the situation adding that there was no need for anybody to panic as a result of this.

There is fear among the residents of the state that the situation may be worse because …

Between Jonathan’s Ebola Fever And Buhari’s Lassa Fever

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By Jude Ndukwe

At the time of writing this essay, Nigeria has lost 44 of her citizens to the dreaded Lassa Fever which like the equally dreaded Ebola Virus Disease is a haemorrhagic fever that spreads easily from one person to another even at the slightest of contacts. The two diseases need a comprehensive action plan involving the people and relevant agencies, local and international, as led and mobilised by government who deploys all resources necessary, be it human, cash and material, to tackle the menace headlong before it ravages the citizenry. That the disease has claimed 44 lives already within a short period of time shows how deadly it can be.

The Ebola virus which caused a worldwide stir in 2014 and claimed about 11, 000 lives in West Africa alone when the epidemic occurred that year, can be considered to be more fearsome because of the number of casualties it claims per occurrence and its rapid spread to even Europe and the US which also lost some seven citizens together in …

NYSC 2016 Batch 'A' Mobilization Time-table

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The National Youth Service Corps has commenced the mobilization for the 2016 Batch “A” service year.

The time-table for the mobilisation are as stated:

S/N PROGRAMME DATE
1 2016 Batch “A” Pre-Mobilization Workshop 5th – 9th Jan. 2016
2 Briefing of Prospective Corps Members/Final year Students 12th – 16th Jan. 2016
3 Collation of Prospective Corps Members’ Data by CPIs 11th – 18th Jan. 2016
4 Submission/Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Result for Full/Part-time Graduates and Revalidation list by Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) 18th – 30th Jan. 2016
5 Uploading of corrected lists by Corps Producing Institutions(CPIs) 18th – 30th Jan. 2016
6 On-Line Registration by Foreign and Local Trained Nigerian Graduates 1st – 25th Feb. 2016
7 Entertainment of Complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the State Deployment & Relocation Officers and NYSC Help lines/Desks 1st – 27th Feb. 2016
8 On-Line Delivery of Print Outs to Corps Producing Institutions (CPI) 25th – 27th Feb. …

NYSC Requirements For Registration Mobilization Of 2016 Batch ‘A’ Prospective Corps Members

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This is to inform all prospective corps members, i.e. Nigerians who have graduated from Universities and Mono/Polytechnics both at home and abroad that the NYSC On-line registration portal will be opened from 8th February to 12th March, 2016 to enable them register for the 2016 Batch ‘A’ mobilization.

In order to ensure a seamless registration, prospective corps members are to note the following for strict compliance:

1. The Website address is any of the following:

-www.nysc.gov.ng
-www.nysc.org.ng
-www.portal.nysc.gov.ng

2. Prospective Corps members should ensure that they have valid and functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register.

3. Locally trained prospective Corps members are expected to use correct JAMB and Matriculation numbers to register

4. For locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear in the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their Institutions will have access to the regist…