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OAU Staff sets to Resume

By Pelumi Hassan 
Prior to the directives of FG, on the 15th of October, 2020, OAU Staff sets to resume for work on Monday. The Federal Government directed civil servants who have not been working since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to return to work on Monday, 19th October 2020.  This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Sanni Aiyu; the National Coordinator at a press briefing of the task force on Thursday ,15th October 2020. However, the resumption of the OAU staff was disseminated through a press release from the Office of the Registrar. All staff are advised to comply with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention. While there is still no news on the resumption of students, they are advised to stay safe and protest peacefully. Stay safe. Na person wey dey alive dey go school.  #EndSwat #Endsars

OAU: See The 2014-2015 Rain Semester Examination Timetable

The University authority of Obafemi Awolowo University has released the draft timetable for examination for the 2014/2015 rain semester.

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RE: The Fabricated Story Of My Dismissal From OAU Peeps

Thursday, March 3, 2016


1. Dear friends, readers and entire Great Ife community, we find it necessary to keep you updated and informed about development on the ‘dust’ been raised by one Fatoyinbo Gafar, a one time member of OAU Peeps News Agency whose dismissal was formally announced on our website recently.

2. Let us start by appreciating Gafar for the little period he spent with us though he was not active for most of this time; according to him, this was due to his inability to frequently access the internet which we perfectly understood. To douse possible tension of a perceived media face-off, we have no issue whatsoever with Fatoyinbo Gafar before and after now and we see no reason why we will in any way soil his name as he has alleged.

3. For Gafar to have taken to the social media to say that he resigned and not dismissed, we suspect semantics issue. The fact remains that Fatoyinbo Gafar and some other old members were re…

Oluwagbade Emmanuel Becomes Next President Of Pharmacy Students

The atmosphere was tense on Wednesday, 2nd March, 2015 in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University as the association of her students, the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS), had her election for the 2015/2016 academic session. The Election which was quite intense compared to what the association had had in recent years commenced around 9:30 am and at the end of the exercise, about 70% of the members of the association had come to exercise their rights.  One peculiarity about the elections were the keenly contested posts of President (Which had three candidates), Vice President ( Two Candidates), General Secretary (Four Candidates), Public Relations Officer (Two Candidates), Treasurer (Two Candidates) and Financial Secretary (Two Candidates). The newly elected executive officers of the association and their would be offices include; Oluwagbade Emmanuel (Eminel)- President Oguns ‘Yimika (Skies)- Vice President Amosun Tola (Pharmtea)- General Secretary Atoyebi …

Breaking: OAU Admission Status Check Now Activated On e-Portal

Finally, those that have been offered admission to Obafemi Awolowo University can now view their status on the OAU website. Before now, admission status can only be viewed on the JAMB portal which many do not seem to be contented with.

To view yours, follow this link

Remember to share your testimonies. Goodluck!

The Reflector Team Holds Book Festival 2016 In OAU

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science cripple and speculation at a stand still" [Barbara Tuchman]. When we celebrate and appreciate books, we celebrate nature, heroes, lifetimes, creativity and existence.

After a long trip to the desert of oblivion, Book Festival is ushered back into the literary arena of Obafemi Awolowo University by The Reflector Team. At the REFLECTOR BOOK FEST 2016, phenomenal authors and thought-drivers from all over Nigeria will be engaged and written words will voice out. Here are some life-changing experiences participants should expect:

- Book Chats
- Panel Discussions
- Film Show
- Writers' Workshop
- Book Signings
- Book Exchange and Sales
- Open Mic Sessions

This two-day festival of words and wits will take place as below-highlighted:

Friday, March 4th, 2016.
SUB Car Park

Saturday, March 5th, 2016.
Pit Theatre, OAU.

We believe that by fortifying our a…

Female Wins Male Counterpart To Emerge President In Psychology Department

Another history was made today in Obafemi Awolowo University as a female student president emerged at the Department of Psychology after beating her male counterpart and winning with 135 votes to 99 votes.

Nwacheta Blessing known as Scholar was voted ahead of Folarin Ibukunoluwa a.k.a FLOW who was the former Director of Socials of the student association – Nigerian Association of Psychology Student (NAPS).

Addressing the students after the close of the poll, the Electoral Commission chairman, Ojo Bright announced that a total vote of 235 was casted which represented a significant turn out. He however declared the following contestants winners of the available offices; President – Nwacheta Blessing a.k.a Scholar, Vice President – Anjola Ogunaike, General Secretary – Olumide Ajayi.

Others are; Assistant General Secretary – Habibat Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer – Hammid Ismaheel, Financial Secretary – Orimadegun Oritooke, Treasurer – Okunwa Ifemade, Librarian – Aderogba Olajide, Di…

Former OAU SU Welfare Officer Calls For Probe Of Student Union Leaders

A one time Welfare Officer of the Obafemi Awolowo University Student Union, Ajewole Martins Oluwole a.k.a Ojogbon has called for the probing currently suspended Student Union leaders over about 8 million naira union fund allegedly not accounted for. This he said is necessary before calling for the probing of the University officials.

In a 6-paged article written by the former Unionist titled "Before I Sign Out of the System", he related his opinions on several hanging issues ranging from that which surrounded the non frenzy relationship between the Ibikunle-led SU leadership and the TY-led SU leadership. He however called on OAU students to probe the suspended Union leaders and make them account for the allegedly misappropriated union money.

"Probing of the current administration in arm of affairs of Obafemi Awolowo University is very necessary and important because I'm not insensitive to the negative relationship between our general welfare and funds coming into th…

Ekpa Stanley Emerges LSS OAU President

Ekpa Stanley has emerged the new president-elect of the Law Students’ Society of Obafemi Awolowo University defeating Akande Paul with a margin of 160 votes.

Kicking off with the manifesto night on Sunday 28th March, 2016 at Law 209 where all the candidates with the exception of the lone aspirant for the office of the Director of Socials, Ogana Micheal aka Lord Mapex (who was absent due unfortunately to ill health), made their manifestoes known to those in attendance.

The election proper earlier scheduled to begin 9am on Monday had a late start and eventually kicked off at about 9:30am. Voting went on at a steady pace till 5:30pm, when voting was ended and counting began. Although there were a few incidents of temper flares amongst people on opposing sides, things were quickly brought under control while the counting of the votes continued.

The votes for the Law Students Representative Council (LSRC) were counted first with Oyeniyi Oyewole aka Wole Zangani, Oyeniran Timothy aka Menta…

Achenyo Idachaba Shares Her Story With OAU Students At NABOS Seminar

The award winning social entrepreneur and founder of MitiMeth Nigeria, Achenyo Idachaba has encouraged students of Obafemi Awolowo University to explore the entrepreneurship track.

Achenyo, who spoke as one of the guest lecturers at the Seminar of the National Association of Botany Students as part of events lined up to mark NABOS Week 2016 shared her story and how she uses what is considered as an environmental problem by many to empower communities.

The 47-year-old entrepreneur who has a background tertiary education in Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University won the 2014 Cartier Women Initiative Award. She uses Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), an invasive weed on water ways to make eco-friendly materials including decors, books, pen and others.

Addressing the students on the ‘Entrepreneurship Utilization of Potent Botany’, she said her urge for sustainable development and solve the problem created by the weed on water way sent her to research on the weeds. She said…

OAU Health Centre Issues Situation Report Over Increased Sick Students

The Health Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University has issued a situation report today on the widely reported increase in number of sick students of the institution. The report allays fear of a possible outbreak of a viral disease in the institution.

"This is to inform the university community in particular and the nation in general, that there is no virus outbreak of a new disease in the university community. The news on social media by one faceless “Dr. Ilesanmi” is false and unfounded.

There is no Doctor by the name Ilesanmi in our Health Centre, and we do not have residents.

The few students that were attended to were cases of malaria and exam stress coupled with heat from climate change.

The university community is hereby informed that there is no cause for alarm."

Do You Know; An Online Shopping With No Scammers

Online marketplaces can be considered a real revolution in the field of commerce. They aren’t a new thing already, for such websites have been around for a while already. During the latest years they have become probably the most popular shopping site. Marketplaces aggregate items and services from a variety of providers, which leads to a huge selection of stuff. The availability of things is higher, and prices are more competitive. This is how every e-commerce website works; this is what you need to know about the biggest Nigerian classifieds named

In addition to a considerable number of advantages, you can be sure there aren’t many scammers, who are also attracted to similar services searching for easy money. On Jiji, we always check every seller, who has to pass verification before starting to use the website. If it somehow happens that a wrong person does it, we are always ready to block this user if someone reports about his suspicious activity. By suspicious we mean, fo…

Increased Sickness On OAU Campus Is More Of Spiritual Than Physical – UJCM

The University Joint Christian Mission, UJCM of Obafemi Awolowo University has described the current increased rate of sickness reported on campus as a spiritual issue that has to be dealt with and sent back to where it came from.

The umbrella body of the Christian fellowships on campus in a circulated broadcast churned out by the body's Prayer Coordinator has however fixed 10:00pm today, Monday to pray against the plaque of illness at White Wall.

“There will be an urgent and very important prayer meeting by 10pm tomorrow (Monday) at white Wall. What is happening on Campus is more of spiritual than physical, this plaque of illness has to be dealt with. Let us send back the spirit to where it came from.” a part of the broadcast reads.

2015/2016 Lagos State Undergraduate Scholarship Award Scheme

The Lagos State Scholarship Board is the agency in charge of scholarship, bursary and other related matters within the state.

It grants Scholarship awards to deserving indigenes in various tertiary institutions for full time studies in order to assist these students financially.

Before Applying Please Read
Applicant must be a Lagos State Indigene studying in any tertiary institutions across the country
All applicants are required to make a Payment of N2,000.00 for Local Scholarship through the Office of Special Adviser on Education, Alausa Secretariat.

Then take the treasury receipt to the Lagos State Scholarship Board to secure their secret voucher pins for online application. Application will not be processed without evidence of treasury receipt.

Ensure you correctly fill in the application form and click on "Apply Now" button to complete your application.

Applications will be done through this portal only, hard copy applications will not be processed.

Short-listed candi…

Fear Grips OAU As Sick Students Increase

Over the past few days, many students of Obafemi Awolowo University have been in a poor state of health. Some of the symptoms shared among these ailing students are headache, fever, general weakness of the body and vomiting. Our assessment of situation reveals that at least one person in every two rooms on the campus and also outside the campus is down with this rampaging sickness.

The OAU Health Centre which is the primary health care unit on the campus has also recorded an increase in its clientele in the last few days due to this sudden rise in sickness, some of the affected students have also traveled home for better treatment.

In the wake of the recent sporadic increase in the number of students admitted by the health centre of the university and the rumoured outbreak of disease on campus, OAU Peeps News Agency correspondents who visited the health centre to ascertain the veracity of the increase found out that many of the students there have similar ailment symptoms, this maki…

OYA OAU 100: Meet The 15 Most Outstanding Students In Media

OYA Magazine on February 1, 2016 released a list of 100 students who shaped Obafemi Awolowo University in 2015 comprising of 15 most outstanding students in Media. Lukmon Fasasi profiles these campus media influencers as follows.

1. Toblan Spice
Arguably one of the rare journalists on OAU campus. Damilola Toblan is one of the students that shaped OAU in 2015. A political journalist and the Editor-in-chief of the OAU_olofofo news platform, is currently in his penultimate year in the faculty of Law. His seasoned reports and critical analysis of the Student Union’s governance brought him to lime light. He was part of the media personality, who interviewed the school PRO Abiodun Olanrewaju, during the first mid-semester break last semester.

2. DeRoj
Aderoju Odewale, is one of the foremost students on – air – personality of our generation. DeRoj, who work at both Great FM and Crown FM as a presenter has been recognized both home and nationally. He was nominated for OYA and Oscar Awards 2015…

Our Disappearing Green: Curbing the Menace (Nigeria As A Case Study)

“Wasting-away is inevitable, unless appreciation is embraced and conservation practiced”

Green is more than just a colour. Green is a divine natural beauty. With greenness come peace, calmness and serenity. Green/greenness as employed in the context of this discussion doesn’t define colour, rather it depicts the plants of this world – the members of the Kingdom Plantae.

Green plants, one of the pioneer creations of God, cut across the universe as they are supported by a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions. The usefulness of plants can not be over emphasized. The natural processes of green plants protect our planet and supply the air we breathe and the water we drink. This is an attestation to the slogan of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOTANY STUDENTS (NABOS) that says “Plant is life”. Apart from this germane importance, the early man discovered eminent uses of the species of the Kingdom Plantae. They include being a source of job (farming), a major food source…