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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 VC: Unions Get Court Injunction To Stop Process

Though the Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, had concluded plans to announce a new Vice-Chancellor today (Saturday), workers unions in the school on Friday said they had secured a Federal High Court injunction that would stop the planned announcement.The Chairman of the OAU chapter, Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, Chairman, Mr. Wole Odewumi, said workers would resist any attempt by the school authorities to impose a candidate on them.A member of the selection board, saddled with the responsibility of appointing a new VC, had disclosed to one of our correspondents on Thursday that it was set to announce the successful candidate on Saturday.Eleven candidates had applied to replace the current VC of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole, whose five-year single term tenure will end June 23, 2016.However, members of the school’s chapters of NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University laid siege to …

Ojelabi Jesujoba Appointed As New Editor-In-Chief Of OAU Peeps News Agency

Ojelabi Jesujoba with the pen name Pope Jay has been appointed the new Editor-in-chief of OAU Peeps News Agency, this was made public during the unveiling ceremony of the new executives for the 2015/2016 academic session which held at the ANUNSA OAU secretariat on Monday.

Pope Jay, a Part 2 student of the Faculty of Pharmacy until his appointment was the Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Agency.

Also appointed are;

Adigun Olayemi Paul – Deputy Editor-in-chief (Administration)
Oyetunji Ridwan – Deputy Editor-in-chief (Publication)
Durodola Abiola – General Secretary
Farombi Oluwaseun – Public Relations Officer/Social Media Manager
Sulaimon Alimot – Welfare/Financial Secretary

OAU Students Decry Poor State Of Hostels

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun state are calling on the school authority ‎to improve their welfare, particularly rehabilitation of the hostels.

This request is coming on the heels of preparations heralding the entry of a new Vice Chancellor to take over from Professor Bamitale Omole, whose tenure comes to an end in June 23, 2016.

The students complained about the state of hostels, toilets and lack of water.

With all these challenges, the students are optimistic that the incoming Vice Chancellor, who will be taking over from the present one, will help turn their fortunes around.

But while the ASUU members also have their expectations from the incoming administration, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (SSANU), OAU chapter appears to be dissatisfied with the selection process of the governing council.

They however still have expectations from the incoming administration.

Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly called the University of Ife, is one of…

OAU Peeps News Agency Inducts New Members, Sent-forth Finalists

OAU Peeps News Agency on Monday 4th of April, 2016 inducted new set of members into the Agency.

The event which held at ANUNSA secretariat in Fajuyi Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University was graced by prominent figures in the business of campus journalism on OAU Campus.

Addressing the inductees, the invited guest speakers at the event spoke at length on the need for the new inductees to imbibe the virtue of true campus journalism in every aspect of their practice.  The new inductees were also admonished to never be part of partisan journalism or be allowed to be used as tools in the hands of some mischief makers.

The new inductees and other campus journalists present were also educated on the etiquette of true journalism and the need to be truthful in whatever situation they found themselves irrespective of whose ox is gored.

In his own remark, Mr Adetula David (the C.E.O of OAU Peeps and the immediate past Editor-in-Chief) welcomed the inductees to the fold and also congratulated them f…

UNILAG Shut Down Over Student's Protest

The management of the University of Lagos on Thursday ordered the immediate closure of the institution ‎following students’ protests over epileptic power supply and poor water supply.
In a circular issued Thursday, the school said the closure was also due to the difficulties faced by the “large number of students” living off campus to attend classes as a result of the lingering fuel crisis.
“Senate noted that the problem of poor municipal service is a national issue that the governments at both state and federal level are addressing,” the circular stated.
Scores of students on Thursday blocked the major road leading into the university, including access to the school’s Senate building and the Assembly Hall where Rahman Bello, the Vice Chancellor, was attending an event.

Few hours later, armed police officers arrived the school, stopped vehicular entrance through the gate, and dispersed the angry students.
‎In the circular on Thursday, the university management said it was suspending a…

Freshers To Resume Amidst ASUU Leave Speculation?

A very huge cloud of uncertainty continues to rest on the newly admitted students of the Obafemi Awolowo as the Previously set date, April 24th, for their resumption remains unsure.

In a bid to help ascertain the resumption date of these freshmen, our correspondent gathered that in as much as the agitation for the 56 days leave by the Academic Staff of the University was still on, as at the time of this release, it had not been officially declared by the University Management. Hence, the University still runs on the last approved calendar which states April 24th as the date for resumption.

However, this date still continues to remain uncertain as the University Authorities can still come out to declare any modification to this date. And so, we he hope that as the university portal is opened for the fresh students to commence registration, more clarification would be made as regards the resumption date. You can trust always OAU Peeps News Agency to continue to keep everyone abreast of…

This Petrol Wahala - Jodekss

It is simply antithetical, what Nigeria today petroleum-wise is scything through isn't it? She's famously known as one of those tip-tops in petroleum products producer in the world and yet it's like these resources were never there to allay her citizen’s conundrums and or bloom up the good livings of the masses at large. You'd agree with me today that the scarcity is heightened and tightening the necks of the old and the young now, for it's mainly on these resources we solely lean on to survive economically. It is known to the known and even the unknown minds that without which, this country is paralyzed and the paradox is the paralysis is happening, can't you feel it?

All those organizations to regulate the production and the efficient supply of these resources and to make them viably available in the nooks and crannies of the four corners of this country are dwindling up and down in way far too confusing for ordinary citizens to understand, you know? So what!…

Obafemi Awolowo University Appoints King Sunny Ade As Visiting Lecturer

Veteran Juju icon and multi-award winning musician, King Sunny Ade, popularly known as KSA, has been announced as a visiting lecturer for the department of music at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University.

Sunny Ade has reportedly been lecturing at The Polytechnic Ibadan before his new appointment at the Ile-Ife, Osun State-based citadel of learning.

The Ondo State born musician is joining the league of ace singer turned preacher, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, who has been a visiting Professor at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, serving as the music instructor.

KSA’s appointment as visiting lecturer is as a result of his contribution towards the growth of Nigerian music.

In May last year, a video of Russian soldiers lip syncing perfectly to his classic song trended on social media.


Dean Urges New Pharmacy Student Executives To Be Accountable

Friday, the 1st of April would be unforgettable in the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students, OAU as it was the day for the swearing in ceremony of its newly elected executive and legislative officers.The ceremony started at about 11am was anchored by the electoral chairman Mr Okunlola Gbenga. In the course of the programme, the success of the past administration was reviewed by the outgoing president Mr Okoya Funmbi and was lauded by all. Some other major highlights of the ceremony were the Unveiling of the new set of jerseys donated to the association by May and Baker Pharmaceuticals, the unveiling of the reviewed constitution of the association and its magazine: Pharmatel. In his address, the Dean faculty of pharmacy, Professor Adebajo, appreciated the outgoing administration for a job well done and also congratulated the new executives on the success of their various elections. He said that the work which lied before them was quite much and tasking and also urged them to b…

Management And Accounting OAU Loses Lecturer

The department of Management and Accounting of the Obafemi Awolowo University ile - Ife lost a lecturer today, Wednesday the 6th of April 2016.

Dr Wasiu Olayiwola Akande, a lecturer in the department of accounting, who was fondly known as 'BORA', as a slogan for 'B' or 'A' grades, which he had throughout his undergraduate days reportedly passed on after brief illness.
Dr Akande died in his house earlier this morning after being discharged from the hospital yesterday, our correspondent learnt. He was said to be a jovial lecturer and was loved by a lot of students and colleagues.
 He died at the age 44years old and is survived by a wife and two kids.
 May his soul rest in perfect peace.


"When Paper Leak..."- Pope Jay

First off, I would love to congratulate majority of the OAU student community on the successful completion of their exams. I wish us all good success “ Insha Allah, Insha Jesus”.However, this article was majorly inspired by the Panama Papers Saga which has become the major headline of most news bodies in recent times. The incident simply involved the leakage of about 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonesca. It is claimed that the records were obtained from an anonymous source (Hmm Hmm) by a German Newspaper which then shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Those who have had the privilege to examine these documents claim that it exposes the various ways by which the rich exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. It is therefore not entirely surprising that some Nigerian names have been poping up since the begining of the saga. But then the issue is quite a very big one in the global…