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Fresh Students Cry Out Over High Departmental Charges

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As fresh students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, commence registration at departmental and Faculty levels, Several students have taken to the media to express their grievances over the exorbitant dues charged by some associations. However, some executives of some of these different departmental and Faculty Associations have come out to explain the rationale behind the annual dues for the Freshmen.

Consequentially, the acting security committee has released a directive that students in such departments and associations should halt payment of such dues as appropriate actions were already being taken. This was made public in an online release signed by its Chief Security Officer, Ajala Michael (Olumighty).


DSA Advises Fresh Students To "Go And Rent"

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Following the inability of a number of Freshmen to secure accommodation, unending queues have become the order of the day at the Division of Student Affairs as most of these students continue to go to lodge complaints. In response, several lists have been compiled by the Division, which is in charge of handling accommodation matters. The fate of most finalists also continue to remain uncertain as regards accommodation as only one batch of finalists have been able to secure bedspaces.

In times past, bedspaces were usually guaranteed for freshmen and finalists with the Stallites in between balloting for whatever spaces were left. However, this seems to have changed for worse as it was gathered that the Division of Students Affairs, in an address to the Fresh Students who are unable to secure spaces, have advised them to go and rent hostels outside campus. This just further diminishes the chances of finalists who are yet to secure bedspaces as Freshers rank above finalists in the hierar…

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest', Dies At 74

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Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion who proclaimed himself “The Greatest”, defied the US government over the Vietnam war, and later became one of the most well-known – and loved – sportsmen in history has died, his family spokesperson has said. He was 74.

Ali was admitted to hospital on Thursday with a respiratory problem – a move that was described at the time as “a precaution”. However, reports emerged 24 hours later which said he had been placed on a life support machine and his family “feared the worst”.

He died late on Friday at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, a family spokesperson said.

Ali had become increasingly frail since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984, aged 42, and in recent years had limited his public appearances. Earlier this month his brother Rahman Ali revealed that the condition was so advanced he could barely speak or leave his house.

As a sportsman he will be remembered for many classic fights – in particular beating the fearsome Son…

No Successor Announced As Prof 'Tale Omole Bows Out Of Office This Month

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It is just about 22 days to the end of Prof Bamitale Omole's tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, yet the school's Governing Council is yet to declare the successor of the Ekiti-born Professor, a ritual that is traditionally done in the month of may every five years. The current VC was announced on the 23rd of May, 2011, as a successor of Prof Faborode.

The University Governing Council is yet to decide the school's next vice-chancellor due to a court injunction obtained by the  Ademola Oketunde of SSANU and Wole Odewumi of NASU to halt the process due to the gross misconduct attributed to the process as claimed by the unions. It should be recalled that towards the conclusion of the screening of the Eleven candidates who had applied to take over from the current VC of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole, whose five-year single term tenure will end June 23, 2016. The Chairman of the OAU chapter, Non-Academic Staff Union (NA…

Win Cool Prizes At JCI Spelling Bee Competition

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JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL (J.C.I) is a non profit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. It is an organization where her members work towards making sustainable impact within our community.

As part of our ways to say welcome to the amazing set of new students of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Junior Chamber International (JCI OAU) in collaboration with AIRTEL would be holding an epic spelling bee competition specially tailored for fresh students.

FRESHERS SPELLING BEE

DATE : June 10, 2016
TIME:  7:00pm
VENUE: Anglomoz Car Park

Are you fast in word formation?

Are you good in spelling words?

Would you want to win cool prizes at a spelling bee?

Are you a fresh student of OAU?

Then this is for you!!!

Call Tolu on 07063704281 or TITI on 08166084002.

Better still, you can visit the JCI OAU secretariat; Topmost floor, Block 5, Fajuyi hall, OAU.

Visit www.jci.cc to know more about JCI.

FG Scraps Post-UTME, Pegs Cut-off Mark at 180

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The Federal Government has scrapped post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country.

The government and stakeholders in education sector also pegged 180 as benchmark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to improve quality of education in Nigeria.

‎These decisions were reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.

The Minister of Education ,  Malam Adamu Adamu, while declaring open ‎the meeting, said since the federal government and stakeholders had confidence in the examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriulation Board, JAMB, there was no need for other examinations to be conducted by universities after JAMB exams.

He said: “As far as I am concerned, the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examinations and if the…

Bill To Extend JAMB Results Validity To 3 Years Passes Second Reading

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A bill which if passed will extend the validity of results from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB, to three years from the one year it presently stands on, passed second reading in the senate yesterday June 1st.

The bill is being sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani from Gombe.

The Bill for an Act to amend the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act & for other matters connected therewith 2016 SB. 245 #JambAct — Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) June 1, 2016

The #JAMBBill SB. 246 amendment Is sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani of Gombe South Senatorial District and he rises for the lead debate. — Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) June 1, 2016

Senator Sam Egwu rise to speak on the #JambBill. He supports the Bill but fears the confusion of having Jamb Results valid for 3Years. — Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) June 1, 2016

Deputy Minority Leader Bwacha rises and kicks respectfully, against the contributions of Senator Egwu. — Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) June 1, 2016

Senator …

Breaking News: NASU OAU Protests Unpaid Allowances

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The Non-Academic Staffs Union (NASU), Obafemi Awolowo University has once again occupied the Senate building of the university to protest their unpaid earned allowances among other things.

The members of the Union were seen this morning carrying placards with several inscriptions including that calling on the Federal Government to investigate the university management's violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) order.



House Of Mo Unveils The 62 Collection

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Who else loves classy?

The House of Mo unveils one of the designs from its much anticipated streetwears collection tagged the '62' Collection.
The '62' collection is one design to celebrate OAU!

Pre-Order yours Now!!
For More Enquiries: 08166578867
BBM: 5918C042
IG: @houseofmo_official

Bill On Loans For Undergraduates Passes Second Reading

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A bill seeking to make the Federal Government to provide loan to students to pursue tertiary education passed second reading at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Speaking on the bill, its sponsor, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), said it was intended to provide students with easy access to funds for higher education.

Gbajabiamila said a great population of Nigerian students would be enrolled for higher education if the bill scaled was successful.

He, therefore, canvassed for the establishment of Nigerian Education Bank. Gbajabiamila also advocated that the loans should be interest-free, saying: “Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural resources to tap from and encourage quality education for future generations.”

According to him, education is a right and not a privilege for Nigerians.

Students’ loans speak volume if a lasting legacy is to be bequeathed to future generations, he added.

Contributing, Rep. Nnanna Igbokwe (PDP-Imo) said the passage of the bill would provide more opportuni…

Learn To Create Websites, Mobile Apps With Your Phone

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The Mobile Maximization and Advancement Masterclass #MMAMis a day rigorous workshop on how to maximize the use of mobile phone - especially the interactive Android Mobile Phones.

Benefits :

At this masterclass, participants would learn how to create a full fledged one page websites with drop-down or what most people know as menu list and mobile apps all on their mobile phones

Fee

In consideration of the country's economy situation, the #MMAM that is worth hundreds of thousand naira would go for just N1500 for participants would paid before June 8th. From June 9th, #the fee would go up by 10 per cent. 

Facilitators :

Lukmon Fasasi, OAU, Nigeria. 

Mujaheed Adesola, Bangalore, India

Google Digibyte Fellows

Many companies and individuals  need a social media manager and handlers, for this reason, #mmam participants would also get a free introduction to social media management from Google Digibyte facilitators. 

Apply for the FREE ticket and PAY into our Bank account (details below) and bring …

Tehillah Concert 2016 To Hold On The 12th August

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A night thousands of people are waiting for..
A Night of signs and wonders...
A crusade hidden in a concert..
Happening live in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife

Theme: GRACE

Date:12th of August 2016

Ministering: Tee-music (An anointed, powerful music minister and he is also the privileged president of Tehillah vision).

David B (A MOBO award nominee and gospel artiste from the United Kingdom)

OdunayoAboderin (An anointed minstrel who released the hit single 'elewi elese' which went viral to bless lives).

Philipage (The composer of the hit single 'akodaiye asedaye)

AdemolaOlabinjo (Also an anointed music minister of God)

Tehillah Vision minstrels and Psalmists..

Tehillah rising stars..

You don't wanna miss this. This is a crusade... Come and be healed of your sicknesses and pain.

Come experience the extraordinary!

UI Tussle : VC To Meet With The State Commissioner of Police

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The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State and the embattled Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Olayinka Abel were said to meet yesterday, 31st May, 2016 to address the students of the institution over the allegedly unlawful  arrest of two students of the university from the Students' Union building (SUB) yesterday.

According to reports gathered, one Mr. Tokunbo was said to have been arrested from the Students' Union building on the order of Vice chancellor.

Mr. Tokunbo was said to be in the building prior to the arrest. The chief security officer and his men stormed the building and the CSO ordered that he should be arrested. Resistance from the loyalists of Mr Tokunbo left the CSO with no other option but to conduct the arrest himself, which he did and subsequently handed him over to the waiting police officers after which he was taken to the Ojoo Police Station.

It was also gathered that after this arrest, a student activist Asiwaju Babatunde Badmus was informed a…

Apply For Huawei-FG ICT For Change Training

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Eligible Applicants
This program is designed for Universities/Polytechnics Graduates of Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science, ICT, Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and other ICT related courses. All applicants must be between 18 – 30 years.

Venue
Huawei Training Centers in Abuja & Lagos.

Fee
The training is FREE but successful applicants are to provide for their living and transport expenses.

Application Process
Application is FREE.
All applications are to be completed online.
Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected
Applications made after the deadline will be rejected
Ensure all relevant documents are uploaded ( CV, Certificates, Passport Photograph, Local Government Area Certificate)
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement letter in your inbox. The letter will state what further steps you need to take in the application process.
The deadline for application submission is 12 midnight 15th June, 2016
Each app…

University Of Ibadan Students Take To Twitter To Call For Vice Chancellor's Removal

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Students of the University of Ibadan have since taken to the social media to agitate for the removal of the school’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Olayinka. The students created a hashtag #Olayinkamustgo has been trending on Twitter since the early hours of Monday, 30th of May, 2016. The agitation was a response to the arrest of two past union leaders, Tokunbo Salako, and Babatunde Badmus, presumably on the orders of the VC.

Babatunde Badmus (BB) took to the official Facebook page of University of Ibadan students’ Union on Monday, May 30, to inform the public that he and Tokunbo Salako have been arrested and detained at Sango Police station, Ibadan, on the directive of the University of Ibadan’s Vice Chancellor.

In an interview with Tokunbo Salako, he narrated how the event unfolded to the SaharaReporters. “I was sitting at the Students Union Building (SUB) when the university’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) came with about 20 security men and asked what I was doing in the building a…

Drama Unfolds As Olamide Answers Motherland's Beckon In OAU

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Drama Unfolds As Olamide Answers Motherland's Beckon

The Afrika Amphitheatre was definitely the place to be on Monday, the 30th 2016, as popular indigenous musician; Adedeji Olamide, popularly known as Olamide Badoo visited the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife.

The show which hosted Olamide was organised by Motherland Beckons, an organisation which is said to reach out to Africans in Diaspora. However, the show had quite the dramatic touch as just before it began, a faction of Students caused a scene claiming that the ticket fees of the show was too expensive for a University community. It took the intervention of the security Unit of the University to salvage the situation even though the popular "Awo Boys" eventually had their way.

The show featured performances from a number of acts; Anu, the Lady Ekwe and Olo Omidan Bata who both thrilled the audience with their percussion skills and a number of other indigenous acts. Some upcoming OAU acts also graced the stage of …

OAU Freshmen Commence Orientation Programme

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Sequel to the resumption of the freshmen of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the orientation programme organised for the freshers by the Division of Students Affairs commenced on Monday, 31st May, 2016.
The fresh students who were firstly initiated into OAU proper with the recitation of the great Ife anthem were filled with ecstasy as they sang the anthem with enormous zeal. The programme then featured a welcoming address from the Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Dr Afolabi and an address from the Acting Dean of Student Affairs, Dr (Mrs) Durosinmi. The orientation programme also featured some other notable speakers who spoke on various topics affecting the undergraduate.

However, the programme which is slated to hold for a week would continue till the freshers begin their ICT training. Meanwhile, some Faculties have commenced their registration processes even as a number of Freshmen still remain unable to secure bedspaces.

Europa League Final 2016: St. Jakob-Park Debacle

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As Jonas Eriksson blew his whistle to signal the end of the second 45minutes in St. Jakob-Park Basel, Switzerland, a quarter of the 38,512 spectators erupted to celebrate the victory of the three times Europa league winner - Sevilla.  Tears trickled down the cheeks of some Liverpool players who had anticipated to go into the history book at Anfield after 'hitting the post' in their second finals of the season.  For Liverpool, It was a tough showdown with the Liga Copa del Rey runner-up; a match officiated by a refereeing crew which after a drug test admitted to puffing hallucinogenic drugs.

Jonas Eriksson reportedly told UEFA doping officials he inhaled about “one gram of K2" before kickoff. Though the English side enjoyed a quick-witted first 45 minutes where blatantly palpable - egregious - fouls were not called as the officials who were patently under the influence of the narcotic changed the rules of the game allowing the match see four very obvious hand balls not coun…

Before You Release Your Release...- Pope Jay

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Before anything, I would firstly want to welcome the fresh students of the great Ife to campus. I would hope that you come to terms with the fact that you are “bloody freshers” soon enough, for any true process of education begins with an acceptance of ignorance. I wish you prosperous days in the Obafemi Awolowo University and a success in your academic pursuit.

One thing I have come to learn and perhaps love about the great Ife is her spirit of activism. You would rarely find a student or staff who does not have a pinch of activism in him/her. Even the artisans and traders who have only come to make a living on the grounds of OAU cannot be exempted; this is perhaps why cases of the popular “Town gboro” going on strikes would not sound totally strange. A consequence of this spirit of “alutaism” is a corresponding high number of releases on campus. By releases, I do not refer to the ecstatic discharge that is often sequel to the pleasurable act of coitus and I am not sure I would autho…

Full Text Of President Buhari’s Anniversary Speech

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My compatriots,

It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I believe we can also learn from the obstacles we have overcome and the progress we made thus far, to help strengthen the plans that we have in place to put Nigeria back on the path of progress.

We affirm our belief in democracy as the form of government that best assures the active participation and actual benefit of the people. Despite the many years of hardship and disappointment the people of this nation have proved inherently good, industrious tolerant, patient and generous.

The past years have witnessed huge flows of oil revenues. From 2010 average oil prices were $100 per barrel. But economic and security conditions were deteriorating. We campaigned and…

Lukman Fasasi Becomes First President of NANCE

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L-R Ojelabi Jesujoba (EIC OAU Peeps), Adebayo Faith (Gen Sec, ACJ OAU), Ogunlana Michael (PRO NASELS OAU), Oyetunji Ridwan(Sec. Gen NANCE) at the concluded NANCE Convention

Mr. Okeowo 'Sunkanmi (Man Pea) declaring his manifestoes


The popular OAU student blogger and member of the Association of Campus Journalist, OAU, Mr Lukmon Fasasi has become the first President of the National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors. The association which had its first elections at its recently concluded national Convention comprises of Student Journalists and editors nationwide wide.

The Association had been under the leadership of a Caretaker committee with Mr Olanrewaju Oyedeji being the chairman of this committee. In his handover speech, Mr Oyedeji beseeched the newly elected Executives to further strive for the growth of the body and ensure it continues to remain immune to external political influence.
However, Mr Fasasi was not the only OAU student to be elected to the NANCE executive counc…