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Naira-Dollar Fluctuation Affects Prices Of Commodities On OAU Campus

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At any slightest chance and opportunity, prices of goods are now been increased on Obafemi Awolowo University. When you ask sellers the reason behind the increment in prices of commodities, they seem to have no two songs except for a single response; dollar has affected the prices. Then one begins to wonder if we spend naira or dollar in Nigeria.

Taking a close look at the prices of basic and the most consumed goods; a sachet water which sells at N5 in January now costs N10. If you want to take your meal with boiled egg at any restaurant in OAU today, you will need to pay N40 as against the former N30.

The seemingly recent one is the increment in prices of various sizes of bread. Breads now sell for N80 and N60 depending on size signalling a N10 rise in price. The hungry man size of noodles is now been sold for N120-N130. Obviously, the effect of weakened naira is felt.

This increment cut across several goods and services while some are on the verge of been increased. Our study indic…

19 OAU Students Get Scholarship

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Nineteen students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State have won the scholarship of Deacon Oluwole Alle Memorial Egbe Omo Oduduwa, a United States-based socio-cultural organisation.

The beneficiaries, with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), were among students from eight Yoruba-speaking states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and Kogi.

The OAU Deputy Director of Linkages and Sponsored Research, Prof Bukky Ojo, advised the beneficiaries to face their studies and make good grades to justify the financial investments of the sponsor.

Congratulating the beneficiaries, the Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Prof Kehinde Taiwo, urged them to use the scholarship to enhance their academic experiences.

She said: “The people who sent you this huge amount of money have denied themselves of some luxury in order to help you achieve your goals and fulfil your dreams. You must not engage in anything that would truncate the lofty ideas you have se…

Fatoyinbo Gafar, Others Dismissed From OAU Peeps News Agency

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This is to inform the general public that the following members of OAU Peeps News Agency have been dismissed:

Fatoyinbo Gafar
Raji Oluwatobilola
Akindolani Olawumi
Akinola Kehinde
Ademola Olaoluwa

This is part of the resolutions made during the agency’s last meeting in a bid to restructure the news outfit for expected delivery.

The agency hereby urge members of the public especially Obafemi Awolowo University community to note this change. Any inconvenience that may arise after now will not be a responsibility of OAU Peeps News Agency. Thanks

Signed



2016 JAMB UTME Scores Will Be Released In 30 Minutes - Ojerinde

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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde has stated that candidates participating in the 2016 Computer based Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, will get their results after 30 minutes of the examination.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the examination, Ojerinde said that candidates will receive a graphical result of the test via SMS on their mobile phone numbers which they provided during registration. However, the JAMB boss added that the specific scores will be released within the period of four days and would be checked online.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, in a statement issued on Friday disclosed the enrollment statistics of candidates from different states in the country.

According to the statement, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Zamfara and Yobe states have the lowest number of candidates enrollment with figures at 5,069, 7,254 and 12,079, respectively. Imo, Osun and Oyo states are said to have the…

Ooni Declares Ife As Tourism Zone, Calls For Support

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The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has officially declared Ile-Ife as a tourism zone and called for the support of individuals, groups, government and entire Africans to support him realise the dream.

Oba Ogunwusi made the declaration during a summit at the Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Friday.

He said Ile-Ife was blessed with natural and mineral resources and endowed with tourist attractions, “and that is why I planned to use the sites to create wealth and improve infrastructure for Ile-Ife and the Yoruba land.

“Ile-Ife has a peculiar advantage because it is established in one of the world acclaimed centres and source of renowned world civilisation.

“The ancient town is one of the cities in sub-Sharan African with largest concentration of archaeological sites where both foreign and local archaeologists got objects like bronze, terracotta, precious stones and beads.”

The monarch urged all and sundry to be proud of their heritage and culture and to enl…

2016 Agbami Scholarship Application Is Out

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Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the health and engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to qualified Nigerian students from ALL states of the Federation. The scholarship program, funded by Star and its Agbami co-venturers, is a major component of their Social Investment in the strategic development of health and education in Nigeria.

Applications are invited from FULL-TIME, 100 and 200 level undergraduates from any state of the Federation, studying any of the under listed courses in universities within Nigeria:

Medicine & Surgery
Dentistry
Pharmacy
Engineering

Application closes Midnight 9th March, 2016

Please note that applicants for the Agbami scholarship are ineligible to apply for any other scholarship program sponsored by “STAR” or any of its Co-venturers, including the NNPC/CNL JV scho…

FRESH: OAU Additional List Of Admitted Candidates 2015/2016 Out On JAMB Portal

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This is to inform all 2015 aspirants of University of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) that another supplementary list of admitted candidates for 2015/2016 session has been uploaded on JAMB's website.

Candidates are to check their admission status on JAMB website now via www.jamb.org.ng.

On behalf of OAU Peeps News Agency, congratulations to the newly admitted candidates.





OAU Uncovers Admission Fraud

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The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, has uncovered a syndicate specialised in defrauding parents and candidates seeking admission into the institution.

The school called on parents and guardians of candidates seeking admission into the institution to be wary of the fraudsters who parade themselves as our admission officers in the university.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, said a man, Omodele Taiwo, had been arrested by security operatives of the university after claiming to be an admission officer of the school.

Mr. Olarewaju disclosed that Mr. Omodele had already defrauded two parents seeking admission for their children to the tune of N600,000.

“Omodele’s attempt to collect N100,000 from his two victims, who are parents of the two candidates (names withheld) eventually led to his arrest,” he said.

“Upon interrogation, he admitted committing the crime and collecting the money, but blamed the devil for pushing …

UTME Commences Today As Over 1.5M Candidates Register To Take Exam

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The Registrar of JAMB has stated that a total of 1,589,175 candidates applied to write JAMB this 2016.

In his statement, He also confirmed that the exams are slated to begin on 27th Feb, 2016 and would last for a total of 14 days.

He also said that the minimum cut-off to certify entry into any institution is 180 Marks, but any institution is allowed to raise their entry cut-off based on their internal requirements such as course or number of applicants. This was reached and agreed in a meeting in which the Minister of Education Chaired.

We at OAU Peeps News Agency wish our friends who are candidates the best the examination.



KWARA DAY: OAU Kwara State Students Hold Day

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The National Asoociation Of Kwara State Students (NAKSS)have earmarked the 26th and 27th of February, 2016 for a two-day program.

The first day of the program (26th February) tagged SKILL ACQUISITION DAY will feature trainings on various skills and vocations. It is slated to hold at Law 209 by 4pm. The aim is to create entrepreneurs in the likes of Aliko Dangote.

The second day of the program (27th February 2016) which is the main event will take place at PIT THEATER. Invited speakers include Dr (mrs) Oloyede from Oyun Local Government, Kwara State; Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teacher, Kwara State Chapter.

The special guests of honour are
(1) AMB. YAHAYA SERIKI FATAI (peace ambassador)
(2) Engr. (Prince) WOLE ABEGUNLE (regional manager International Tobacco Company)

To compere the events are, Shomodavies and Showbaba.

It promises to be memorable.


50..40..10: The Divine Proportion- Pope Jay

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Yes! I missed you too! It has indeed been a while since I have indeed enjoyed the pleasure of your readership and the reason for this is not farfetched: The demanding nature of our prestigious citadel of learning, especially that of the Faculty at the end of the road where everybody seeks a ride. However, I just had to sneak out of my literary exile to author this piece.
I recall almost very vivdly that as a freshman, I had a number of friends in Angola Hall and hence, if I wasn’t in class, I was almost always at the hall of residence. One of the places where we paid nature’s price was at Mama Ayo’s Restaurant aka Afrika. The Restaurant was popular for her scrumptious jollof rice and more for the affordability of the food she sold. I remember meeting the names of my friends and colleagues in the restaurants record book and knowing who and who to borrow money from. Being a true illegitimate son of Awo Hall, I almost always went to Mama Ayo’s for one thing: Bread and Beans! And towards …

Health Tips For The Hot Weather

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The hot season is a period, were there is extreme hotness and heating in the climate. It is very important to stay healthy during the hot season, because there are a number of heat-related diseases that could occur during such period.

Also, during such periods of extremely hot weather, you can also get uncomfortable and sweat a lot.

The climate seems to get hotter each year.

How can you avoid the illnesses associated with this hot weather? How can you generally stay healthy this hot season? Stay tuned.

Diseases associated with hot season
They are also known as heat-related diseases.
These are diseases that occur when or due to extreme heat in the environment. They include:

1. Heat cramps.
2. Heat exhaustion
3. Heat Stroke
4. Heat Rashes
5. Meningitis (can be worsened in cases of severely hot weather).

They are certain groups of people who are at higher risk of getting sick.
These include: Aged persons who are 65 years or more, young children 4 years or less, obese people, people with …

Project Let Go Season 2: OAU Students Donate To The Less Privileged

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Scores of Obafemi Awolowo University students came together on Saturday at the Pit Theartre of the institution to donate material things including cloths to the less privileged especially those that are in the orphanage home.

The event which is the second edition of 'Project Let Go Africa' took a stylish and improved direction as participants were taken through a seminar where Youths and Impact were discussed. Speakers at the event include Matthew Ojo (Dream Coach, Author, Musician), Igba Joshua (CEO, Neonatar Media), Abimbola Akinsanya (OAP, Convener of Bimbo and Friends), Adegbulugbe Folajimi (CEO, Jo Pizza Company and Chef), Olabode Emmanuel Olawumi (Creative Director, OYA Magazine) and Dumebi Ezar Ehigiator (Child Educator, School Media Speciatlist, Library Consultant and Author).

Olabode Emmanuel of OYA Magazine in his revelation during the event stated that the the Nigerian Education industry did not help him in setting up his dream. “What they teach us in school does …

Helen Paul, Segun Odegbami, Others To Grace NASELS Week

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Many dignitaries have been invited to participate in the upcoming NASELS Week scheduled to hold between February 29th to March 5th, 2016.

Those lined-up for the week are Helen Paul (aka TATAFO); Akeem Lasisi (Writer, Poet and Journalist and double award winner of Cadbury/ANA Award); former Super Eagles player, Segun Odegbami; 2015 ANA poetry prize winner, Servio Gbadamosi; and popular OAU blogger, Lukman Fasasi among others.

While Helen Paul will be bagging award for her comical use of language; Lasisi and Servio will be the guest speakers at the NASELS OAU Literary Day; Odegbami is booked to feature during NASELS Marathon; Fasasi will be leading Nasels Clinic/body fitness.

The Coordinator for the Week, Miss Adenike Adeyemi, explained that outstanding programmes have been outlined for the week.
Adeyemi boasted that NASELS has made plans to make use of the Ogunbanjo Hall for the association's dinner because of the spacious nature of the hall. According to her, both Naselsites an…

Dramatic Arts Part 1 Student Beaten Up By Senior Colleagues

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Last week Tuesday at about 12am in the morning, a fight broke out between a purported part one student and some part two students of Dramatic Arts department.

The part two students were having rehearsal for their forth coming production but the part one student walked in to inform them that project play rehearsal is ongoing that their drumming is actually disturbing the final year project play but in return, he was beaten up by the part two students. The victim who was simply identified as David was later rushed to health centre for treatment.

There is however indications that students involved in beating up of the part one student will face departmental panel this week. Some however have said that the students numbering about five risk a semester but that will be decided this week by the departmental panel.



''I Can Bring The US Dollar To N200 In One Month'' - Business Mogul, Ifeanyi Ubah

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As the nation's currency exchanges at N400 to the US dollar on Sunday, Billionaire business mogul has said that if the Buhari-led federal government consults him, he could restore the nation's currency to an exchange rate of N200 to one US Dollar within one month.

Speak­ing on a Channels Television poli­tics programme on Sunday, billionaire businessman and the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Services Ltd., Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has advised the Federal Government to consult some Nigerians who can halt the free fall of the Naira which is affecting the na­tion’s economy.The Nai­ra currently exchanges at N400 to the US dollar.

The Publisher of The Authority newspapers, said that if the President Buhari-le federal gov­ernment consults him, he could re­store the nation’s currency to an ex­change rate of N200 to one US Dollar within one month, thereby arresting the slide in the Naira which is virtu­ally crippling the economy.

The Chairman of Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club, however d…

OAU Students Win National Moot Trial Competition

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Law Students Society of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, last week won the maiden edition of Dele Adesina national moot trial competition.

They defeated their counterparts from the University of Ibadan, UI, to clinch first position in the competition which was established in honor of Mr. Dele Adesina, SAN.

The OAU defense team led by Mr. Odey Benjamin and Ehimmosan Oyewole scored a total of 255 points to defeat the UI prosecution team led by Ogunmodede Joseph and Victoria Peters.

In his response, the honouree, Mr. Dele Adesina commended both legal teams for their efforts in the contest.



Source: Vanguard

NNPC/CHEVRON JV National University Scholarship Awards 2016/2017

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Chevron Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students.

Eligibility
E-applications are invited from full-time SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) degree students of the under-listed courses in Nigerian Universities:

1. Accountancy
2. Agricultural Engineering/Agricultural Science
3. Architecture
4. Business Administration/Economics
5. Chemical Engineering
6. Civil Engineering
7. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/System Engineering
8. Electrical/Electronic Engineering
9. Environmental Studies/Surveying
10. Geology/Geophysics
11. Law
12. Mass Communication/Journalism
13. Mechanical/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
14. Human Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy
15. Petroleum Engineering

In line with our e-scholarship administration system, selected students will be invited for computer-administered qualifying tests in selected examina…

NAPS OAU Storms Cameron Hotels For Dinner & Award Night

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National Association of Philosophy Students Presents her dinner night coupled with awards, with lot of fun to keep you abreast through the night.

It is happening big this time in Philosophy department.

This big thing in OAU will be coming up on the last Friday of this month (26th February 2016) @ Cameron hotel...

Red carpet: 7pm

Single: N2,000
Couple: N3,500



Faculty Of Agric. Trade Fair: OAU Students Grumble Over Prices Of Farm Products

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Students of Obafemi Awolowo University grumbled over the price tagged on farm products at the Faculty of Agriculture Trade fair which held on Tuesday, February 16. Meanwhile, before the commencement of the programme some students were gallivanting around the faculty expressing their optimism in the arrival of a cheap farm product. Adenike Grace, a part two language arts student told OAU Peeps News Agency that; “I hope to get cheap food stuff here as they had earlier told me”. In a similar reaction, a part IV Agricultural student, Aginam Abraham confirmed that the farm products are expected to be cheap.

However, the price tagged at the farm product was contrary to the students’ expectation; it includes: Palm oil N200, Garri N100, Rice N270, Beans N350, Pork N400/kg, Beef N1000/kg. The heart of the programme, the committee for Trade fair disclosed to the students on queue that there is no discount on the farm product, though; it was fair compare to what they could get in the market.

In…