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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.

Photos From Lai Mohammed's Visit To OAU

Here are some exclusive pictures from the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed's visit to Obafemi Awolowo University yesterday.

“When You Are Eating, You Don’t Talk” – Lai Mohammed

The Honourable Minister for Information and Culture – Alhaji Lai Mohammed was at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Friday 29th of January, 2016 in honour of the University’s Faculty of Arts invitation, who invited him to their annual Faculty’s Distinguished Guest Lecture as the guest lecturer.

In his delivered lecture titled “Nexus between corruption and Underdevelopment of the Nigerian state”, the minister examined burning national issues, most especially those relating to corruption and administration. At the closing stages of his delivery, he presented an analogy during which he stated that it is not right for a person to be talking while he or she is eating.

“Once a time, a very vocal and (God) fearing professor was nominated as a Minister. Because he was so vocal, so (God) fearing and he was actually seen as a defender of the masses, his constituency – the academics – were very happy that at least, they have somebody who is going to represent them and represent the masses…

OAU Students Ask Buhari To Probe Vice Chancellor

Hundreds of students of Obafemi Awolowo University on Friday asked President Muhammadu Buhari administration to probe the activities of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole.

The students passed the message to the President through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who was at the university.

They also bombarded the minister with requests that the Federal Government should ensure decent hostels for students on the campus.

The minister was at OAU to deliver the distinguished guest lecture, titled ‘Nexus between corruption and underdevelopment of Nigeria’ at the University’s Faculty of Arts.

The students had staged series of protest against poor condition of their hostels which led to the closure of the school by the management late last year.

“Our halls of residence are in bad shape and my colleagues are saying probe Omole (VC) and so on,” said one of the students allowed to ask the minister a question.

“It is not only at the national l…

Egedegbe Gracious & Adeyemo Emmanuel Win Big At WRIDS Competition

Arts by self-coined definition to me would mean, in paraphrase, being creative. And when we say creativity, it is much like a relative term which one could similarise with diverse kinds of factors having to do with our community and society by extension. In furtherance, with this creativity in our hands, I guess the pasts that are making the masses, within and or off the four walls of this ivory-tower to feel cowered up can be allayed or solved for the benefit of humanity in general. So, it is in this light, I would want to believe, the faculty of Arts/Humanities, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, specifically, the department of English and Literary Studies come up with the idea or the notion to discuss, in the form of writing, debate and spelling bee amid us students, some disturbing issues affecting our lives as youth/students and or that may affect us, when we are done as one in the morrow. NASELS - National Association of English and Literary Students deciding bodies, under the…

Prof. Awopetu's Birthday: ASUU Appeals To Nigerians To Support FG

Some university dons under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are appealing to Nigerians to support the anti-corruption stance of the federal government rather than see it as a witch-hunt against any opposition.

This appeal was made at a special lecture and congress held in honour of a former chairman of ASUU, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter, Professor Idowu Awopetu in Ile-Ife Osun state.

Members of ASUU from across the country; vice chancellors of various institutions including that of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Bamitale Omole all gathered for the event.

One after the other, they all lamented that some corrupt opportunists have almost milked the Nigerian economic cow to death and there is the need for the Buhari administration to recoup the money.

The academics want the President to spread the anti-corruption dragnet across board to achieve the desired goal.

They said that the war against corruption should be a people’s war supported by all Nig…

Geostruct Donates Computers To Department Of Building

The Department of Building, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has been furnished with 17 new desktop computers donated by a Lagos based company known as Geostruct Konsult Limited.

These computers are expected to be installed in the departmental laboratory and will facilitate the development and improvement of the drawing skills of the building students in many areas including AutoCAD and Revit designs.

Reacting to the donation, the President of the students' association, Alabi Jamiu, thanked the donor and congratulated all the members of the department for the big achievement during his administration. He however prayed that God will continue to move the Department of Building forward and that he hopes bigger things of such will continue to happen in the department.

Jamiu also urged the students to make good and reasonable use of the computers. The computers are expected to be in operation as soon as all the necessary installations are completed.

JAMB Fixes February & March For 2016 UTME

The dates for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was unveiled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, yesterday.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, January 26, said it would conduct the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) between February and March.

According to a statement by its Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin in Lagos, the Computer-Based Test (CBT) exam would hold in over 400 centres within and outside Nigeria.

He added: “JAMB has approved more centres to give Nigerians the best computer-based test.

“The board insisted that these centres must meet best global requirements.

“Some of the requirements are steady power supply, 200 computers, including Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), accessible road, security and a waiting room.

“This year, there are innovations to ensure candidates write under the conditions.’’

The board said sale of forms closes on Friday.

I Was Not Allowed To Defend Myself - Suspended NUASA Financial Secretary

The Suspended Financial Secretary of the Nigerian Universities Accounting Students' Association, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter, Oladeji Opeyemi a.k.a Sanctified has voiced out that his suspension from office came without affording him to say his own side of the story.

The Press Statement made available to us stated categorically how Honourable Tbams made a false allegation against him which the Speaker also fell for. Below is the full Statement:


Good day to all the ever-courteous Nuasites, I really appreciate the support (financially, materially, physically, spiritually and strategically) during the election to the post of financial secretary of our prestigious association, thanks to all.

Let me start by saying this, an elder that makes use of one side hearing to judge a situation, does not have what it takes to be a good elder.

This issue…

OAU Seeks For Appointment Of External Auditors

In compliance with the provisions of Section 85(3) (a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, and the relevant guidelines from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, requires the services of a Firm of External Auditors.

The prospective appointee must show:
1. Evidence of the Firm’s registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC);
2. Evidence of the Firm’s registration with the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation in 2015;
3. The Firm’s profile, including professional qualifications of the key staff, past experience with respect to similar jobs which have been successfully handled, etc;
4. Evidence of financial capability (Bank reference);
5. Audited accounts of the Firm for the last three years, i.e., 2014, 2013 and 2012;
6. Evidence of VAT registration and valid tax clearance certificates for the last three years, i.e., 2014, 2013 and 2012; and
7. Evidence of compliance with the provis…

'Education Is Meant For Those Who Can Afford It' - Dean, DSA OAU

The Acting Dean of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) of Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr (Mrs) L. M. Durosinmi has emphatically stated that Education is not meant for all, rather for those who can afford it.

In response to a widely circulated statement which she was alleged to have written calling on Great Ife students to rise to salvage the deteriorating state of the university, Dr Durosinmi said she never wrote such and she has a widely opposite position to the assertions in the previous statement.

"With great disgust scorn and disgust, my attention was drawn to a publication titled 'Africa's most beautiful campus?' which was allegedly circulated around campus from the Office of the Acting Dean of the Division of Student Affairs. The circular is a negative propaganda from the dirty pit of minds of rebellious imposters.

"As a note of mention, it is important to say that no member of the University Senate and University executives has any disagreement with the …

Part 2 Botany Students Get Together

Students of the Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University in their 200 level came together on Saturday at the level of BOOB to hold a picnic/get together.

The students who were obviously happy found out time out of their busy schedule to share happy moments and reflect on some issues bordering them ranging from academics to Socials in an event hosted by a duo of Olubanjo Morenikeji a.k.a Mr Lee and Ajakaye Adedoyin a.k.a MzSelfie; both from the class.

An high point of the event was the awarding of some of their distinguished colleague who have excelled in Entrepreneurial engagement. This award was bagged by Elusoji Sodeeq of Edge Projects ahead of the CEO of other Groups. Also, awards of recognition were given to their Class Representative and the Assistant Class Representative for their commitment and good administrative gesture.

The Get-together had an interactive section where the invited guests led by the President of the National Association of Botany Students (NABOS), Dav…

Suspension Spreads To NUASA As Fin. Secretary Bags Indefinite Suspension

The Financial secretary of Nigerian Universities Accounting Students Association (NUASA), Mr. Oladeji Opeyemi also known as Sanctified was suspended at the 7th Accounting Students Representative Council(ASRC) parliamentary sitting that held yesterday at LAW 205.

Sanctified was suspended indefinitely due to incompetence, negligence of duties and inconsistency of reports. The NUASA Treasurer Sotunde Taiwo Timilehin is expected to take over as acting Financial Secretary during the period of his suspension.

Potentials, Credentials Or Both? – MizDee

A lot of people might be wondering what I mean by 'credentials' or 'potentials'. You do not need to bother yourself with a dictionary; we will be using some OAU students' definition of these terms. Your credential is supposed to be your certificate while your potential is supposed to be what you know or have in your brain.

Recently, I noticed my time here is running out fast. I suddenly got scared that I will not get to write this before I leave. It was common in my first year to hear and listen to students say things like: 'OAU is the best university in Nigeria';

'my older sibling said if one graduates with a third class from OAU, such a one would be preferred ahead of a first class graduate from some other schools';

'woh, my dear, it's not about your credential, it's about your potential(this is mostly from senior colleagues).'

To be fair, some of these statements might be true to some extent but I've discovered over time th…

College Of Health Sciences Plans To Increase Tuition Fee

There are strong indications that there is a concluded plan by the Management of the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University to increase tuition fee by N50,000 come next session.

The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Adesegun Fatusi on Thursday, January 21 during the College colloquium announced to the students that their fees would be increased. With this, students of the college would pay an additional N50,000 more than their former fees starting from next session (2015/2016 academic session)

If this development eventually pulls through, fresh students who have been offered admission to departments such as Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Surgery, Nursing Science and Medical Rehabilitation will now pay N145,790 as against the N95,790 they paid in the beginning session (including Acceptance fee and accommodation if they remain the same).

It will be recalled that the tuition fees for all faculties were increased after last session which saw…

Full List Of OAU NYSC Batch A Mobilization

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA), Obafemi Awolowo University released the NYSC Batch A mobilization list on Friday. To view or download the list, visit the link below:

OAU NYSC Batch A Mobilization list