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OAU: NASELS Loses A Reputable Lecturer

By Mutiu Saheed Abiodun
Professor  Asiyanbola, a lecturer of Stylistics at the department of English, lost his life to the cold hand of death within the last 24 hours. The department was thrown into great shock in the light of this news. Professor Asiyanbola was considered to be a rare gem and he would be missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

OAU DSA Encourages Squatting?

“Squatting” is no stranger to the majority of Great Ife students.  Though it has different definitions according to individual perspectives, it could be simply explained as “an act of illegally occupying a building, space or land”.  In the OAU context, the squatting picture can be painted as a situation where there are other students apart from the legally allocated occupants inhabiting a particular room.  These extra students are called “squatters”.  Squatting as an act has always been in constant condemnation by the University’s management as strictly illegal and hence not allowed.

The newly admitted freshmen has found themselves in a rather unusual situation of exceeding the usual quota admitted every year.  Statistics has it that over 7,000 freshmen (against the usual of about 5,000) were admitted for the current academic session.  The unusual increase in population sure comes with different challenges for the management, one of which is majorly fixing the 2,000 (extra) fresh stude…

Court Adjourns OAU VC Appointment Case Again

The Federal High Court, Osogbo has again adjourned the case of the alleged Illegitimate Appointment of Professor Ayo Salami as the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University as filed the Non- Academic Staff Union of the Institution some weeks back till Wednesday, 6th July, 2016. The legality of the appointment of Professor Ayobami Salami as Obafemi Awolowo University Vice Chancellor which was made public some weeks back has continued to remain a bone of contention within the University Community. The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Institution has then filed a court case based on an earlier injunction on the appointment of a Vice Chancellor earlier filed by the same court.

Following arguments from the Counsel of both parties , the Judge then adjourned the case till July 6th, 2016, to rule on whether allegations of contempt of court will be attended to before cases bordering on jurisdiction.

Speaking to Campus Reporters of The Insider News Network after the court ruling, Th…

Happy Birthday To Our Editor-in-Chief (Pope Jay)

Join me to celebrate the existence of a distinguished human of life, my friend, pen mate and confidant - Ojelabi Jesujoba.

Your humility wows me.
Your loyalty is second to known.
Your promptness to delivery is outstanding.
Your bravery inspires.
Your pen pierces deep.
Your articles dumb-found and instigate.

When we started out the Agency that brought us together, you were the last man standing when no one saw our vision; perhaps, there were no obvious gains then.

I know for sure that you are limitless in your influence in this generation and that which is to come.

You are someone I can never forget and I believe there are much more we can achieve together.

On behalf of all of us at OAU Peeps News Agency, we celebrate our ever dexterous Editor-in-Chief.

As you add another year today, I pray God will continue to enlarge your coast and bless you in all measures. Sound health and more accomplishments I wish you.

Igba odun, just one year for you fine boy!!!

- Prince David Adetula

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Osun State Students Attend Classes Wearing Church Garments (Pictures)

Some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo caused a stir among their colleagues as they appeared in the school in choir robes and other church garments.

Our correspondent, who visited the school observed that the students came late to the school around 8:35 on Tuesday and headed to their various classes as their colleagues hailed them for their courage.

Many female Muslim students of the school wore hijab on their uniforms and some members of the Christian Association of Nigeria are in the school to monitor the reaction of the teachers to the mode of dressing of their children.

No student was chased out of the classes for appearing in different clothes and all the students irrespective of their chosen uniforms are being taught by their teachers.

Earlier, Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court had on June 3 given a verdict that Muslim students should be allowed to wear hijab in all public schools in the state because it was part of their fundamental rights.

The CAN ha…

“We Are Extremely Fortunate To Be Educationists” - Faculty of Education (OAU) Students Speak

When contacted, a cross section of Faculty of Education students have given various reasons why they chose to be educationists and how they are faring at what they do:

The simple question was;
"Why are you in Education?"

-“Unarguably we modify life, helping other people in achieving their well stated and highlighted goals and objective.  This is where destiny brought me, and am so determined, passionate about it. As an educationist, am a light to the world and a blessing to my generation”
FOLORUNSO AKANNI (Economics Education)

-“I don't know o, I was given ni o... but I'm planning to get the best out of it n make an impact”
OLAIDE (English Language Education)

-“Being an educationist brings me joy. I am a craftsman, a negotiator of learning experience, a facilitator.  I choose this profession because it's something am destined to do. It's a part of me, to impart knowledge, values and attitude for a better society.”
OBA (Mathematics and Integrated Science Educati…

Timetable For Fresher's ICT Training

Group A (Monday 13th - Friday 17th June 2016)

Venue: ICT hall A and B
Faculties: Arts/social sciences, Administration, Law and Education
Sessions: Batch A - 8:00am-10pm, Batch B - 10:30-12:30pm, Batch C - 01:00-3:00pm, Batch D - 3:30-5:30pm

Group B (Monday 20th - Friday 24th June 2016)

Venue: ICT HALL A and B
Faculties: Technology, basic medical/Clinical Sciences/Dentistry/Agriculture, Sciences, EDM, Pharmacy.
Session: Batch A - 8:00am-10pm, Batch B - 10:30-12:30pm, Batch C - 01:00-3:00pm, Batch D - 3:30-5:30pm.

UI: As Against Protesting On Resumption, See What Someone Proposed

I stumbled on one article written by a student of University of Ibadan today. He has other options he feels are better than the proposed protest when the school re-opens this week. See what he wrote below.

Let me just drop my 10kobo on this resumption matter. We have protested and we were sent home, even the dumb knows that almost nothing has been done to better the situation of things on campus. Protesting on the 20th of June as suggested by some people will be one of the worst mistakes we can ever make as students as even the blind can see that the protest would not yield to anything good as long as Mr Able is still controlling things. There is no light right?...We want to charge out phones, laptops, lamps, et al right? I'll strongly suggest that each hall delegates just 300 students to come out with all their "chargeables"  then take them to the HOD/DEANS/REGISTRAR/VC and any other relevant persons office. Don't shout, just knock on their doors, let …

NASU To Continue Strike On Monday

The Non-Academic Staff union of Universities, OAU Chapter has revealed that their protests still continue tomorrow 13th June, 2016.

Speaking with one a Campus Journalist of the Insider News Network, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, NASU OAU Chairman has said,

Our protest will continue tomorrow (Monday) and will not cease by God’s grace”..

This is of course following the scuffle of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, OAU and the school management concerning the appointment of Prof. Salami as new Vice Chancellor of the institution with NASU faulting the selection process as illegal.

Activities on OAU campus has been held still since NASU commenced their protest since Tuesday, June 7th,2016. Freshmen have been unable to continue registration at their Various Departments and Faculties due as a result of this.

There are speculations that the Non-Academic Staff Union would remain on strike till the next hearing of the Case in court which is slated for the 17th June, 2016.

June 12 Anniversary: Osun Declares Monday Work-Free

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has declared Monday, June 13 as work free-day in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

This is according to a statement signed by the Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon.

Governor Aregbesola affirmed that June 12 most symbolises democracy because it was the date of the unequivocal affirmation of the unity of the country by Nigerians across all divides.

Meanwhile, civil society groups held a rally in Osogbo, the state capital to promote their view that June 12 should be regarded as Democracy Day instead of May 29.

The group, comprising civil society organisations, students and market women walked from Ayetoro area to Freedom Park and later moved on to Olaiya junction singing and chanting songs of democracy.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the rally, some of the human rights activists, Waheed Saka and Rasheed Ropo argued that the June 12, 1993 presidential election gave birth to de…

Controversy Continues As Omole Prepares To Exit Office

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has continued to remain in the headlines of major news prints and online media in the country following the alleged illegitimate appointment of Professor Ayobami Salami as the Vice-Chancellor of the Institution by its Governing Council.

The appointment which sparked serious protests of disapproval from the Non Academic and Senior Staff Unions of the Institution was however backed by the Academic Staff Union of the University which claimed that the process very much followed due process and as such was not in any way illegal.

Keeping in mind that the Non Academic Staff Union had earlier secured a court injunction to stop the process earlier this year when the new Vice-Chancellor should have been an announced and had also disrupted the book launching of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor who was accused of some financial inadequacies and for imposing the current Vice-Chancellor (Academics) as his successor.

However, the Non-Academic Staff has since …

Immediate Past Mozambique Hall Leadership Gets Special Recognition

Miss Adetayo Adetorera Hannah, the immediate past chairperson of the  Mozambique Hall of Residence and other members of her administration were specially acknowledged, yesterday 11th June, 2016 during the Hall's Orientation programme held at the Basketball court within the Hall Premises.

Miss Hannah, popularly and politically referred to as Annadiva was recognised based on the exceptional work she and her team did over the one year tenure. The Hall Warden also praised the Annadiva led administration most especially for the financial accountability of the hall under her leadership.

Also present at the event was the Vice Dean of the Division of Student affairs, Dr Afolabi, who handed plaque and cash prizes to the awardees. He also further stated that the legacy must be maintained, stressing further the need to reward students for other worthy acts asides academics.

Some other awardees at the event included staff members like Mr Iyiola, Mr Olawale and Mrs Akinbobola.

Credits- Spicebo…