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PMS Price Hike: NLC To Begin Nationwide Strike Wednesday

Barring any last minute alteration, organised labour and its civil society allies have resolved to shut down Nigeria from Wednesday, May 18, over the hike in the pump price of petrol announced by the federal government last Wednesday.

Recall the Federal Government on Wednesday announced a new regime of price that took the pump price of petrol to N145 per liter from N86.50.

Vanguard gathered that labour leaders will not later than Sunday send a letter to government demanding a total reversal to the N86.50 pump price of petrol before 12 am on Wednesday, falling which all economic and others would be shut from Wednesday.



Source: Vanguard

OAU 2016/2017 Admission Discussion Thread

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Yes! The 2016 UTME is now over. Let all candidates that applied into OAU for the 2015/2016 admissions meet here. Let us hold our discussions here and update ourselves on latest developments. Details about the previous cut-off points too will be discussed here.

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234Project Giving Out N125,000 To OAU Students

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The 234 'Great Ife' Writer Competition!!!!!!!

Hello friends, this is a great time to be an OAU student. There are up to ₦125,000 prizes to be won!

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Write an article between 500-700 words on the topic:

"What is the most challenging issue in Nigeria and how you would solve it"

Deadline: June 30th, 2016

Submit your entry at: www.the234project.com/writer

Eligibility: You only have to be an OAU student!

What are you waiting for?
Write and get rich!!!

N145 Petrol Price: We’ll Occupy Nigeria Next Week – NANS

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The Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Thursday said the over 40 million Nigerian students would re-enact the Occupy Nigeria protest against the removal of subsidy from petroleum product next week.

The National President of NANs, Comrade Tijani Shehu, stated this in Abuja, at a protest rally where the association called for the removal of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu. He said NANS is already mobilizing Nigerians students to resist the new N145 per litre pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise called petrol.

FUEL5 According to him, “A directive has been issued to all tertiary institutions to shut down all campuses on Tuesday and Wednesday, next week. After that, they will all converge on Abuja for a mass protest.

”On behalf of NANS and the whole 40.1 million Nigeria students, we condemn the new fuel price and by Tuesday or Wednesday, the whole Nigeria student would occupy Nigeria. So the Federal Government should look into this before NANS mobili…

All Federal Universities To Pay The Same Fees - FG

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the Federal Government will harmonise tuition in all federal universities to stop arbitrary charge of fees by some university authorities.

Adamu, made this known while fielding questions on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said, “Since the protests started, we have summoned the authorities of the universities and sat down with them and we are going to harmonise everything.

“Because, I think it is N45,000 that is the maximum that should be charged. I know in some places, there has been other arrangement.

“But the ministry would harmonise everything and I believe there will be no more protests over fees.”

The Universities of Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt were recently shut down following students’ protests over increase in fees, lack of water and power supply on the campuses.

Adamu said that the Federal Government was discussing with management of the affected universities, adding that efforts were also ongoing…

Become A Rock Star With Jiji.ng

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If you are interested in music, you probably know that the majority of the most famous musicians haven’t finished musical schools, and some of them never took classes for learning how to play. Nevertheless, they have created so much great music! It gives you hope, doesn’t it? Actually, a good musical instrument is sometimes all you need. It doesn’t matter what you’ve just thought about – a guitar, a piano, drums, keyboard, a violin, a trumpet – open Musical Instruments on Jiji.ng, and you will find even more than that.

If you haven’t used the website before, you’ll be curious about what Jiji is. Everything is simple: it is the best shopping spot in Nigeria. Jiji is a classifieds website, which remains something in between ordinary newspaper classifieds and usual market. The only difference is that now it all functions in the web space. Thanks to this, Jiji and all its ads are available all over the country. What is more, ads are posted only by real people, who can do it for free. Thi…

Federal Government Removes Petrol Subsidy

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The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of State for Petroleum Affairs have removed subsidy on PMS in the Country. This was made known in a press release by the minister Ibe Kachichukwu. Petrol is now to sell for N145.
The last time the Federal Government tried to totally remove the subsidy was in 2012 and this was met by a strong resistance from the Nigerian Masses in what is known as one of the largest protests in Nigerian History and birthed the Occupy Nigeria Movement.  The protests eventually led to a partial removal of the subsidy.

See pictures of the release below


OAU Departmental Helplines For Freshmen (Updated)

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In a bid to further help the fresh students, most especially in the process of their Course Registration, below is a list of some contacts in various departments that can assist and advice in the registration and subsequent activities. (Call or Whatsapp)

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Stephen: 08094582757
Felix: 08140911303

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING Mr_Eportah: 08137056530

PHILOSOPHY
Fynestboi: 08094909939
Mayomikun: 08132633172

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Adewale: 08146532653
Yemisi: 08121032343

DEMOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL STATISTICS
Teebadmus: 0813 495 3022
Tommy D: 0706 426 1759

BOTANY Mr Lee: 08165359655
Lord Fyzay: 08067684307

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Samsynthesis: 08037709615
Oga Ray: 08174523563, 08065025436

LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES
Don Mayor: 08067629077
Papinx: 08162974275

MICROBIOLOGY
Babs: 07035611861

PHARMACY
EMINEL: 09080515644
SKIES: 08100454851
EMMY: 08135308194

GEOGRAPHY
Temiloluwa: 08161896468

ESTATE MANAGEMENT
Oluwadara: 08132345905
Dotun: 0810 108 1105
Dayo: 0703 818 8093

ENGLISH
Micheal: 070542458…

The Beautiful Thing About Change - Pope Jay

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The Political atmosphere of Nigeria was quite tense in the year 2015 courtesy of the rather delicate general elections and the improved reflection of the people’s decision in the electoral results. The All Progressives Congress, which was the party to beat, gained prominence as the party won a number of powerful seats across all levels in the country. I believe the APC’s ascendancy was partially as a result of the desperate need for an alternative to the rather “stale” People’s Democratic Party.
The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, the then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, had spent 6 years as President, not forgetting that the PDP itself had been the ruling party since the dawn of the new democratic dispensation in 1999. This in itself was enough reason for Nigerians to want to try any alternative considering the declining state of the country within that period. Then the All Progressive Congress came up with just what Nigerians sought: The Change Song. The …

ASUU National Elects New Chairman

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The National body of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has elected Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, as the union's new Chairman.
The new Chairman is a Professor of the Department of Social Studies and Citizenship Education of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.

Abiodun Ogunyemi, was elected as the new president, following the lapsed tense of Dr. Nasir Fagge.
The election process was carried out at the union's national convention at Akwa Ibom on Monday.

Professor Ogunyemi was said to have been the Vice president of ASUU during the Nasir Fagge administration.

Source

OAU Wins 3rd Edition Of NISD

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Temitayo Lasisi (200L, Public Administration) and Omirin Emmanuel Kayode (300L, Law) have won the third edition of the Nairaland Interschool Debate for Obafemi Awolowo University after edging past their colleagues from the ‘Better By Far’ University; the University of Ilorin.

In a fiercely contested intellectual battle on Sunday evening, OAU came top with grand total points of 74.5 as against 68.5 polled by the runner-up. The Lagos State University had earlier gone past Ahmadu Bello University to clinch the third position.

The debate paraded wits from over 24 schools including University of Ibadan (UI), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Benin (UNIBEN), Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), amongst others. This edition marks the greatest feat of team OAU as it has maintained the third position in the two previous editions.

Also, Temitayo, a representative of the OAU team became the best debater thereby winning among several prices an invite to JarusHub Networking E…

OAU Peeps Celebrates Prince Adetula David

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The entire team of the OAU Peeps News Agency hereby uses this medium to wish our immediate past Editor-In-Chief and Founder of OAU Peeps News Agency a very Happy Birthday. We wish you Long Life and Prosperity Sir! Mazel Tov!

OjelabiJesujoba
Editor-In-Chief
OAU Peeps News Agency

Case Study: Students' Work Experience Program In OAU - MD

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Students’ Work Experience Program (SWEP) – ObafemiAwolowo University As a Case Study

As part of the academic curriculum used by students of the Faculties of Technology and Environmental Design and Management, a compulsory 3-units course titled “SWEP 200” is to be offered.  This is usually done during the institution’s long vacation at the end of the session.  The course is offered at the end of the students’ second year.

It comprises two phases unofficially called;“the Amphi series” and “the departmental work”.  The former lasts for a week and it involves the students converging at the 5000 seater Amphi theatre (the biggest theatre on campus) where they are engaged in series of tutorials and general lectures.  This phase usually ends with an examination on what have been taught over the course of the week.  The second phase begins when students proceed to their respective departments for a more specific training according to their various areas of specialization.

Citing Chemical Engin…

GoPoethick Season 2 To Storm OAU

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'Between my finger and my thumb,
The squat pen rests
As lonely as a gun.'
Seamus Heaney, 'Digging'

"Go Poethick" is a poetry, music and arts festival which was birthed as a result for a need to immortalize poetry in the contemporary world, it began last year (2015) and recorded a grand success. The second edition is coming up very soon in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

This 2016 edition promises to be more interesting and thrilling for it includes plans as never been heard of in the Poethick world, this includes a book showcase, a live painting platform, an art gallery, photography and lastly mountaineering.
For more enquiry and sponsorship details, Kind send an email to gopoethick@gmail.com or Whatsapp/call any of these numbers 08067436786, 07062403747, 08107815004

This is not the first edition of this Poethick event, thus to check out details pictures inclusive of the very first edition, you could visit our blogspot: www.gopoethick.blogspot.…