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Many OAU Graduates Not Eligible For The FG N-Power Programme

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Following the recent launching of the Federal Government's N-Power Programme which seeks to assist the vast unemployed graduates of the country in skill acquisition and garnering of work experience, indications have emerged that Obafemi Awolowo University graduates of the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic session are not eligible for the programme.

Barring any personal issue, OAU graduates from the 2013/2014 session are currently serving through the Stream I or 2 of the NYSC Batch A Service. One category of those exempted from applying for the N-Power Programme is the current crop of serving Corps members. That way, these ones have been screened out.

Also, those who finished their programmes during the 2014/2015 academic session are not also eligible because they have no certificate to tender for application. One of the requirements for application is that applicants should be a Bachelor's degree holder or Higher National Degree holder.

However, we have also been able to ga…

OAU Freshmen Win Big At JCIN Spelling Bee Competition

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The much anticipated spelling Bee competition organized by the Junior Chambers International Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter (a non-governmental organization) held on Friday night at the popular Anglomoz car park.  The event was in line to welcome freshmen into the great citadel of learning by the JCIN, OAU.It was sponsored by one of Nigeria’s leading communications giant, AIRTEL Nigeria, and has as media partner, OAU Peeps News Agency.  The competition saw 20 contestants engage in a battle of word-spelling wits, spanning through three rounds.  At the end of the rather tight first round, 10 contestants were eliminated and the other 10 moved through to the second round.The second round was quite interesting as the judges had to provide words after words for the ever-ready contestants, who were not looking like they would misspell.  The second round produced three contestants; for the final round.The third and final round saw BALOGUN GEORGE – a 100 level student of the Depar…

Post UTME Scrapping: The Cart That Cannot Drag Any Horse

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Like a very high number of Nigerian students, I had the undesirable privilege of writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination more than once. The first time I took the Examination, I had above the 200 average score, however, looking back now, I wouldn't want to exactly use the term; “I passed” to describe this feat which at the time was quite monumental for me. The reason for this is not far-fetched; it’s simply because the score was eventually as useful as the letter “P” in the word Psalm. All the two hundred and thirty four marks I had gotten did for me was qualify me to write the Post UTME examinations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, which I had either out  of ignorance or severe love for the school (or a little bit of both) filled as both first and second Choice Degree Awarding Institution. Again, like most fresh Nigerian Secondary school leavers, I had picked Medicine and Surgery as my most preferred course of study and Microbiology as an alternative. I then proc…

Court Adjourns OAU VC's Appointment Case Again

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According to reports garnered, the federal High Court, Osogbo has again adjourned the case of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), OAU and the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University management till Friday, 17 June, 2016.

From reports gathered by some correspondents of The Insider News, the Judge had to postpone the hearing due to the death of the Judge handling the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s CCT case. The Judge is to be mourned for two days (Friday and Saturday). The late judge, Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu, was said to have passed on in a hospital in Abuja.

The Chairman of NASU, Comrade Wole Odewunmi said, “we have filed a case on contempt of court as the management went ahead to appoint a vice chancellor despite the court order, we produced the publication by Tribune announcing that OAU has appointed a new VC to the court and that affirmed our claims”.

Also, in an address to members of the Association,the lead counsel of NASU, S.T.A Raji said, “the judge has decided to take u…

UI Students To Resume On June 15, 2016

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Revised Academic Calendar


The Senate of the University of Ibadan in its sitting today has fixed Wednesday June 15, 2016 has resumption date for Students' of the University of Ibadan after the closure of the school for more than a month.

Lectures are to resume on Monday, June 20, 2016 following the newly released and revised academic timetable.

However, students are yet to know the fate of Ekpeti Tunji "Mote" who is the symbol of solidarity in the current struggle against Students' Victimization in the University, as nothing has been released concerning his appeal.

Students' all over the country continue to await the decision of the University on the Issue.

How To Apply For FG's N-Power Programme

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Find below an infograph that explains the step by step process to apply for the Federal Government’s N-Power initiative. If you do not understand what the initiative is all about, kindly click here to read.



While the portal would be live on Saturday June 11, applications are expected to start coming in on June 12, the beginning of next week. Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the website and apply.


FG Commences Recruitment Of 500,000 Unemployed Graduates

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IN WHAT IS THE FIRST ROLL-OUT OF ITS N500B SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES, the Buhari presidency will start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng.

While the portal would be live on Saturday June 11, applications are expected to start coming in on June 12, the beginning of next week. Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the website and apply.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari in his May 29th Democracy Day broadcast to the nation formally launched the unprecedented social investment programmes already provided for under the 2016 Appropriation by the administration.

The 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes Nigerians can start applying for from Sunday, June 12.

Others are N-Power Knowledge which will train 25,000 Nigerians in the area of technology, and N-Power Build, which train anot…

OAU Peeps To Sponsor 10 Students At MMAM

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Have you heard of the Mobile Maximisation and Advancement Masterclass?

The perfect opportunity for you to empower yourself.

Lukmon Fasasi and friends would be teaching OAU Students how to develop websites and mobile apps right on from their Mobile phones this weekend.

Note: No prior knowledge of CODING, HTML or CSS is needed. Just come with Android Phone.

The Price for the class is currently N1,500 which is expected to double by tomorrow. However, OAU Peeps News Agency would be subsidising this payment for 10 candidates, who would then be required to pay just N1,000.

All you have to do is simply answer the question,

"What is the full name of the founder of OAU Peeps News Agency?"

You can send your answers to 08063429623 (SMS or WhatsApp) or simply tweet at us @oaupeeps or mention OAU Peeps in a Facebook post containing the answer. Don't forget to use the hashtag #OAUpeeps and #MMAM in your post.

The first ten OAU Students to send in the correct answer would be our win…

OAU Bows To FG's Directive, Scraps Post-UTME

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University will not go against the directive of the federal government that all universities should not conduct post UTME, Insider News has reported.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Olanrewaju Abiodun said "OAU is owned by the federal government, so we will not conduct our own Post UTME since we have been directed not to do so"

However, the former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Peter Okebukola, has told Vanguard that Nigerian universities deviated from the initial agreement NUC had with Vice-Chancellors in 2004 when it introduced post-UTME to screen candidates on oral interview and written essay.

He also said that the present position as revealed to him by the Vice-Chancellors, after their meeting with Malam Adamu Adamu last Thursday, was that the Minister had directed that universities should no longer conduct the same type of test as JAMB, but should be free to further subject candid…

Resident Doctors Suspend Proposed Strike

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The proposed indefinite strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) scheduled to commence Thursday, has been suspended for one week to allow the House of Representatives intervene between them and the executive.
This reprieve was sequel to a meeting between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD,
The meeting was convened at Dogara’s instance and presided over by him according to a statement issued by his spokesman Turaki Hassan in Abuja.
The suspension was sequel to the meeting between the association’s executive members, the Speaker and chairmen of relevant House Committees in his office.
Dogara while speaking asked for a week for the House to meet with the Minister of Health and fashion out ways to meet the demands of the resident doctors and address lingering grievances.
According to him, democracy is about the well-being of the citizens, and he further appealed to…

Ramadan Kareem From OAU Peeps

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The Entire OAU Peeps Team hereby use this medium to wish the OAU and Larger Muslim community a sound health and Mind in the Holy month. We say Ramadan Kareem!

Signed
Management

Brief Biography Of Stephen Keshi

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By OLATUNJI Muhydeen



His full name was Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.

He was born on January 23, 1962.
He was from Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. He played as a defender for Super Eagles of Nigerian and several football clubs.
Apart from the Nigerian national team, Keshi coached the Togolese and Malian national teams. He was the only coach to have taken the Togolese team to the World cup championship till date.

He made 64 appearances for Nigerian national team and scored a total of 9 goals. He played the defensive position.
He played internationally for the following teams

1979 ACB Lagos
1980–1984 New Nigeria Bank
1985 Stade d'Abidjan
1986 Africa Sports
1986–1987 Lokeren
1987–1991 Anderlecht
1991–1993 RC Strasbourg
1993–1994 RWDM
1995 CCV Hydra
1996 Sacramento Scorpion
1997–1998 Perlis FA

He had his own sense of style as he never put on white trousers or a suit. He claimed not just feeling comfortable in them. So often times, he wore just a track suit of Nigeria…

Ex Nigerian Captain And Coach Dies At 54

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Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former Super Eagles Coach and one time defender of the Super Eagles is dead.

Keshi who was 54 years old died at the wee hours of today, Wednesday, in Benin

He was confirmed dead by Ben Olaiya. Olaiya speaking to Vanguard Sport Editor, Tony Ubani on phone shouting Keshi’s nickname said ‘Tony yes the Big Boss is dead the Big boss is dead’.

Also Ademola Olajire, an Assistant Director of Communications in the Nigeria Football Federation, said that Keshi  died after he was rushed to an hospital in Benin after complaining of his legs.

He said that Keshi had problems with his legs and that he could not stand for long.

More so Valere Hounandinou, an Assistant Coach to Keshi, confirmed  to Vanguard that ”last week Stephen Keshi complained to him that he was having irregular heart beats and he advised him to go the hospital’. 

The Nigeria Football Federation on its twitter handle @thenff  tweeted ‘Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. Reports say the lege…

Nigerian DJs Ban Terry G's Songs

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Following the drama that ensued when the popular music act, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G slapped a disk jockey on stage for swapping his song for another artiste's song as a way of telling him to leave the podium. The Disciplinary Committee of the DeeJays Association of Nigeria (DJAN) is not taking the violent act lightly as the Association has released a circular to ban the songs of the Benue State born artiste.
However, the musician has taken to his Instagram page to apologise to DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Phreez and the entire DJAN for his behaviour, claiming in his words the without them, his music would be "...a total #nonesense"

Read the communique below:


PRESS RELEASE
Attention:
All Nigerian DJs in Nigeria,
All Nigerian DJs in Diaspora,
All Radio DJs, VDJs & OAPs,
All Club, Lounge, Event Centers, Bars etc,
All Street DJs,
Music Promoters,
Event Planners,
The General Public.

EMBARGO ON ALL TERRY G's SONGS

It is with due respect that we hereby call on…

NASU OAU Shuts Down School Gate Over VC Appointment

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The Non Academic Staff Union of the Obafemi Awolowo University shut down the university's main gate in a bid to protest the alleged illegal appointment of Professor Ayobami Salami as Vice Chancellor of the Institution. The Union's action led to the prevention of buses from entering into the University campus. The Union also stalled the ongoing Departmental and Faculty registration of the Freshers and also halted the Library registration, after which its members took to the University Emotion ground to Sing songs of Protest.

Speculations have begun to arise that the protests of the Union may eventually evolve into a full fledged industrial strike action leading to the shutdown of the University. However, the Union is said to have taken the case to court today. The proceedings of the case to come later...

NASU OAU Rejects New VC Appointment

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Sequel to the appointment of Professor Ayo Salami as the new Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the Non Academic Staff Union has come out to  reject the former Deputy VC as the new VC.

Reports from an exclusive chat of the Insider News Network  with the chairman of NASU, OAU, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, confirmed the appointment of Professor Salami.

However, the chairman faulted the process that brought in the new vice chancellor,  stating in his words, "we will protest the illegal appointment that was made from Abuja, Prof Salami should come and tell us he is the new vice chancellor, in fact we are heading to Osogbo federal high court tomorrow (7th of June), However we will not go on strike, we will stay and fight the battle".


Breaking: OAU Gets New Vice Chancellor

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Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife has ratified the appointment of Professor Ayobami Taofeek Salami as the new vice chancellor of the institution.

Prof. Salami was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution. He graduated with a B.Sc degree (2nd Class Upper division) from (then) University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1986 before he bagged an M.Sc degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1989 with a specialty in Land use and Natural Resources Management. He capped it up with a Ph.D degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1996 having obtained, in 1990, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing Applications: Training in Environmental Data Generation/Handling and Geographic Information System.

A widely travelled academic, the new Vice-chancellor (Academic) became a Professor on the 1st of October, 2003. The New VC (Academic) was the secretary, Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) OAU branch from …

Breaking News: 2016 Batch A (Stream II) Orientation To Commence Monday

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The Management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all prospective Corps members that the President, Commander-in-chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved and released funds to the Scheme to hold its planned Orientation course.

Consequently, Management of the Scheme has scheduled the 2016 Batch A Stream 11 Orientation course to commence from MONDAY 13th JUNE to WEDNESDAY 29th JUNE 2016 Nationwide.

Prospective Corps members are expected to log on to the NYSC Portal to commence printing of their Call-up letters from TUESDAY, 7th JUNE 2016 by 12noon as the earlier printed Call-up letters are now invalid.  While those who did not subscribe for online printing should start collection of Call-up letters from THURSDAY 9th JUNE from their various institutions of graduation.

Management also wishes to thank all stakeholders in exercising patience for this new date and wishes all prospective Corps members a hitch free orientation exercis…

LAUTECH Students' Union Suspended Over Election Crisis

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The Student Union Government (SUG) of Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso, has been suspended till further notice, this according to a release by the university management. The development was made known to the university community and the general public after a meeting of the university management.

The union activities were said to have been suspended as a result of violence that erupted after the SUG election which took place on Thursday, June 3. The Student Union bus and some university properties were burnt in the violence.

Report has it that some students of the university trooped out to show displeasure at the conduct of the poll after the winners were announced by the Electoral chairperson.

However, there are ongoing investigations into the violence so as to bring the perpetrators of this act to book. Students have since been calling for the cancellation of the election.

OAU Peeps will continue to keep you abreast of new developments.


OAU Peeps News Agency Supplemetary Recruitment

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OVERVIEW
OAU Peeps News Agency metamorphosed into a full-fledged online News Magazine on July 21, 2014. We are a hub of information primarily designed to serve students, staff, alumni, aspirants and friends of Obafemi Awolowo University with the latest undiluted, truthful and real news on campus and beyond in the 21st century style of digital journalism.

Our media are aimed at also creating a great opportunity for the voiceless and commoners with unheard voices within and beyond OAU Community to speak their mind objectively. OAU Peeps News Agency among many other redefining virtues champions Freedom and Justice.

OAU Peeps News Agency creates an avenue for young, aspiring, talented and developing Journalists and Media practitioners to build their journalistic capacity by offering them the platform to express themselves and practice in the modern style even right from when they are still students.

As parts of plans to ensure students of Obafemi Awolowo University are incorporated into t…