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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.

The Bridge Program for Undergraduates at Nigerian Universities (Fully Sponsored)

Deadline: June 30, 2016Applications for The Bridge Program is currently open. The Bridge program provides  selected Nigerian university students with the winning career and leadership training.TBP enables fellows by connecting them to the network, skills and resources that will allow them to be globally competitive, business-minded, solution driven, critical-thinkers and most importantly employable. Great emphasis is placed on global peer collaboration, mentoring, networking, career support and internships as the ingredients for success in their leadership, entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial journeys.An average TBP fellow will spend 2-4 years in the program. The program includes a 4-week intensive summer camp every year. This year the camp will be from July 18 to August 13 in 2016, and we are inviting you to apply.Eligibility
Open to students (first or second year students) currently enrolled in Nigerian universities.Funding Support
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Andela Nigeria Internship Programme 2016

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All You Need To Know About The New OAU Vice Chancellor

The Governing Council, at its Special meeting held on June 6, 2016, considered the report of the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University and decided to appoint Professor Ayobami Taofeek Salami as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, for a term of five years with effect from June 24, 2015.

Professor Ayobami Salami, aged 52, hails from Ibadan, specifically from Akinyele Local Government Area in Oyo Central Senatorial District, Oyo State, Nigeria.

He attended the following higher educational institutions:

University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife –  1982 – 1986
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife   1987 – 1989
African Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys –  1989 – 1990
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife –   1992 – 1996

He possesses the following qualifications:

Sc (Geography) 1986
Sc (Land Use and Natural Resources Management) 1989
PGD (Remote Sensing Ap…

My Administration Achieved More Than Set Targets – Bamitale Omole

Professor Bamitale Omole, the outgone Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife, Osun State, has said his administration achieved above set targets.

Omole made the remark at a media parley where he gave account of his stewardship at the OAU Guest House in Lagos.

Professor Omole who was the 10th Vice Chancellor of the institution assumed the post in June 23, 2011, thus, his five-year tenure ended June 23, 2016.

He divided the area of his achievements into Academic and research, ICT, Infrastructural development, Welfare of staff and work ethics and general aesthetic of the university.

“It is my great pleasure to say that my administration has gone beyond the targets that we set for ourselves. Through purposeful and focused research activities, the ranking of OAU improved tremendously, such that the university was for four consecutive years (2011 to 2015), rated the best and number one university in Nigeria and fifth best university in Africa by the Cybermetric Lab…

Pictures From Yesterday's NASU Members Protest In OAU

Here are some of the captured scenes of the yesterday's protest of non-academic staff of Obafemi Awolowo University.

Photography: Farombi Oluwaseun & Oyedeji Olanrewaju

Full Text Of New OAU Vice Chancellor's Inaugural Speech

The Dawn of a New Era

Dear colleagues, students and other stakeholders in the Great Ife Project, it gives me great joy to welcome you to the dawn of a new era as I assume office today (24th June, 2016) as the new Vice Chancellor of this University. I am not unmindful of the humongous challenges of my new responsibility as the 11th Vice Chancellor of this great institution, especially within the context of our experience of the most recent past. We cannot lose sight of the fact that it is a very trying period of our enviable history. Nonetheless, the work of moving our university to the next level must be done, as I pledged to do prior to my appointment. Let me make a clarion call on all stakeholders, including all staff, our alumni, friends, benefactors as well as all and sundry to join hands with this new administration which has pledged to be firm, just, equitable and independent in running the affairs of our institution. If there are groups or individuals with any concern, this adm…

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School Closure: JaniCuts Advises OAU Students

As the students of Obafemi Awolowo University continue to exit the University community to their various homes, the CEO of JaniCuts fashion line and alumnus of the institution, Ajani Oluseyi a.k.a JaniCuts has given the affected students some important tips on how to maximize the break period.

Janicuts urged the students not to see the break as a free time to engage in frivolities, rather it should be viewed as a challenge to add more in value to themselves.  The students are also advised to go for engagements outside their course of study; like crafts, trades, volunteer works and related activities.

According to Janicuts, students stand a better chance of securing jobs in the current Nigerian situation if they are able to add extra skills to their educational qualifications.

"Graduating from school doesn't guarantee automatic employment in Nigeria, many before you (the students) are still in the labour market searching for unavailable jobs. When your school goes  on strike, …

OAU Shutdown: Acting SU CSO Encourages Students To Leave Campus At Their Pace

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Security Committee of the suspended Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union, Comrade Olumighty, who has been handling affairs related to the Union has come out to also speak on the shutdown of the University. In an 8-paragraph Release signed by Olumighty, the Committee condemned the abrupt notice that students should evacuate Halls of Residence latest by 12:00pm today. Students were also advised to travel at their convenience.

The Committee has also decided on behalf of the defunct Students’ Union, to work with other Unions in order to restore peace and normalcy back to campus. Find the full release below;

It is no longer news that the university authority in the usual manner reacted to the recent workers' actions and inactions through an announcement in the radio by the registrar followed by a circular by the division of student affairs by shutting down the school.

This is to a ve…

NASU Goes Dramatic As Prof Omole Exits Office Today

After spending all night at the University Senate Building, the protesting members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife have started celebrating the exit of Professor Bamitale Omole, whose tenure as Vice-Chancellor ends today, in very unusual ways.

Members of the Union were dressed in white attires as they carried an ersatz coffin and danced around the Senate Building with brooms. Some others were also frying bean balls (akara) at the building.

More details to come...

ACJ OAU Speaks On Current NASU-Management Crisis; Recommends Students Interference

The leadership of the Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ), OAU has also come forth to comment on the recent crisis that has rocked the Obafemi Awolowo University and its effects on students. This was done in a release which was signed by by President, General Secretary and Public Relations Officer of the Association. In the release, the association recommended that, considering the detrimental effects of the closure on the students, the students not take sides in the ongoing brawl between the Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University and the Non-Academic Staff Union, but instead intervene to help resolve the crisis and to this end further recommended that a congress of Great Ife students be called. Find the full release below;

From Executive Council ACJOAU

The Closure of OAU, Matters Arising

Today, 22nd of June,2016, we received with huge sadness and shock the closure of Obafemi Awolowo University till further notice.

The reasons for the closure of Ife Varsity is based on the on…

Protesting Workers To Remain At Senate Overnight

Following the shut down of the school, the protesting members of the Non-Academic Staff Union have promised to remain at the University Senate Building overnight. As at the time of compiling this report, the workers were still at the Senate Building blaring and enjoying music.

Also consequential to the scuffle that has ensued over the past weeks, many speculations have begin to arise regarding the recent closure of the school and alleged sack of NASU OAU Executives. Some believe the management is finding a way to organise a peaceful swearing-in for the announced candidate for the June 23 handing over by Professor Omole, even despite the said injunction of the Court, which is to have another hearing on the 6th July, 2016.

As different speculations continue to arise following the dramatic turn of events in the last few hours, OAU Peeps News Agency promises to endeavour to continue to adequately keep the general public informed about the eventual happenings as they unfold.

NASU National Sacks NASU OAU Excos

The national leadership of the Non Academic Staff Union of universities (NASU) has dissolved the leadership of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife branch of the union.

The National Executive in a June 21 letter cited continued violation of the union’s constitution in the ongoing crisis over the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the institution as the reason for the sack.

It accused the branch leadership of carrying out protest and industrial action without the permission of the national leadership, adding that it acted in disregard to its earlier plea for leniency in a recent meeting with the General Secretary at its Ibadan liaison office.

The letter, signed by the General Secretary, A. Adeyemi, said the dissolution of the Executive takes effect from June 20.
It directed the leadership of the OAU branch to hand over properties in their care to branch financial secretary.

“In accordance with Rule 22 (1 & 5c) of NASU constitution, therefore, the Obafemi Awolowo Univ…

OAU Shut Down Indefinitely ‎Over Workers Protest

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have shut down the institution indefinitely over continuous protests by some of its workers.The Registrar of the university, Dotun Awoyemo confirmed this to our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday.According to him, the management has decided to shut down the university for the safety of students and staff.He said, "We have shut down the university indefinitely pending the time that we will resolve issues with our workers - Non-academic Staff of University (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (SSANU). "We have asked our newly admitted students to go home and postponed the resumption of old students indefinitely."It was gathered that old students of the OAU were expected to resume next week after a two-month break. Recall that ‎workers of the OAU under the aegis of NASU and SSANU have intensified their protest against non-payment of allowances and alleged imposition of a Vice-Chancellor despite the …

Beyond Feminism: "Fair-minism" - Pope Jay

I am a huge fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beyond her literary prowess, both oral and written, I respect her in-depth consciousness of the world around her. The ability to notice the so called “little things” in the society and forge them into a story worth listening to is a very rare character, most especially in this part of the world. One of the ideals which I share with Chimamanda is her stance on the equality of the Homo Sapien; the belief that everybody can and should be treated equally at least to a reasonable extent, irrespective of some superficial factors like gender and race.

Feminism is the belief in the political, social, and economic equality between women and men. Feminism as a concept can be traced back centuries. However, there seems to be a rising trend recently, most especially in Africa, a development long overdue. In as much as feminism to a reasonable level is a just cause, I believe that it is perhaps too one sided. The said aim of feminism is to achieve a ra…

Bedspace Application For Finalists To Be Activated Tomorrow

According to a post on the University's eportal, the last batch of the Final Year Students Accommodation will be released online tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd June, 2016 by 8:00am.

Finalists should please take note.

Application For OAU JUPEB Programme Is On

Admission into the JUPEB Programme 2016/2017 Session Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) programme for 2016/2017 Session.

Entrance Examination into JUPEB Programme (2016/2017 Session) JUPEB Entrance Examination holds on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016. All Registered Candidates are expected to print their Exam Slip and bring it to the Exam Hall

Eligible Candidates must possess minimum of 5 Credits at maximum of two sittings in at least 5 subjects (inclusive of English Language) relevant to the candidates desired course of study in the University.

The Programme leads to the award of JUPEB Certificate which enables candidate gain Direct Entry admissions into Obafemi Awolowo University and other Universities in Nigeria.

The duration of the Programme is a minimum of one academic session of two Semesters.

For more info, visit

OAU Management Directs NASU/SSANU To Resume Work

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife has directed the members of the protesting members of NASU and SSANU to resume work or risk not getting their June salaries.

This was made known in a release signed by the University Registrar, D.O Awoyemi. who claimed that the Unions did not declare any Trade Union dispute. However the workers have been on an indefinite strike following the alleged illegitimate appointment of Prof. Ayo Salami as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Nigeria: The Divine Comedy- Pope Jay

For any genuine lover of verse, Dante Alighieri is not a name that ought to sound absolutely new. Dante was a traditional Italian artist who is prominent for his artful culmination; The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is a metaphorical account of the Alighieri's fanciful voyage through damnation, limbo, and paradise. The sonnet, which has propelled various other aesthetic works one of which is the prevalent Dan Brown's book; Inferno, is partitioned into three areas, correspondingly named the Inferno (Hell), the Purgatorio (Purgatory), and the Paradiso (Paradise). In each of these three domains the artist meets with fanciful, verifiable, and contemporary personages. Obviously, as the name of every stage infers, hellfire is loathsome; it is portrayed with a great deal of torment and agony and "horrifying displays of violence", the limbo is the home of cleaning; likewise described with some level of affliction. The last and last stage, which just comes after one has ex…


RE: OAU's Form Will Be Officially Announced Tomorrow

It has just been brought to the notice of the management of OAU Peeps News Agency that a post is being spread with the above headline.

The post is signed by one Mr. Bayo Adewale and on the post is a signature "OAU PEEPS". We hereby use this medium to inform the general public that the Agency is in no way involved with both the post and the said Mr Bayo Adewale.

Thanks and God bless!

Farombi Oluwaseun [Babafaros]
Public Relations Officer/Social Media Manager
OAU Peeps News Agency

UI To Be Shut Again?

Following the resumption of the students of the University of Ibadan as announced by its management, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Oyo Joint campuses have resolved to resume their protest as the management of the Institution is said to have not appropriately resolved the issues that led to the closure. Find the release below;


It's no news that a leader that stands aloof to his people is a puppet. The attention of the executive council of National Association of Nigerian Students Joint Campus Committee (NANS JCC), Oyo State was drawn to verdicts of the Students' Disciplinary Committee (SDC) sitting which took place on Wednesday 30th of May, 2016 at the University of Ibadan.

We took the path of calling for redress of the Students' Disciplinary Committee (SDC) with a on Monday 25th of April, …

OAU Pre-Degree Second Contact Test Results Released

The Management of the Centre of Distance Learning of the Obafemi Awolowo University has released the second contact test results of its Pre-degree students.
The result  was released on the evening of Saturday, June 18, 2016 and the management has asked the students to
check their results on the notice board as soon as possible.

OAU Peeps News Agency wishes all the Pre-degree students the best as they gradually come to the end of their programme.

"No Court Order Restraining The Governing Council From Appointing A New Vice-Chancellor "- OAU Registrar

The Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, D. O Awoyemi, has on this day, 17th June 2016, released the side of the Governing Council concerning the events that have transpired over the past few months as regards the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor for the University. In the release, he stated that the council did not receive any Court order stopping the process as claimed by the Protesting Unions. Find the Official release below;

1. The position of the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi
Awolowo University, becomes vacant at the expiration
of the incumbent’s 5-year tenure, on 23rd June,
2. The University Governing Council, at its 238th
meeting held on 8th December, 2015, approved that
the procedure for the appointment of a new Vice-
Chancellor should commence.
3. Advertisement for the position was placed in six
national dailies and responses were received from
interested candidates. The closing date for the
submission of applications was 26th January, 2016.
4. Council followed the pro…

OAU Officially Announce New Vice Chancellor

Amidst NASU protests,the governing council of the Obafemi Awolowo University had finally made the appointment of New Vice Chancellor Official.

In a release made to the public, dated June 17, 2016, by the University Registrar and Secretary to the council, O. Awoyemi, confirmed Professor Ayo Salami as the New Vice Chancellor.
An Extract from the release reads thus;
“The Governing Council, at its Special meetingheld on June 6, 2016, considered the report of theJoint Council and Senate Selection Board for theappointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for theUniversity and decided to appoint ProfessorAyobami Taofeek Salami as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for a term of five years with effect fromJune 24, 2016."

It will be recalled that the Federal High Court, Osogbo only recently adjourned thecase of the alleged Illegitimate Appointment of ProfessorAyo Salami as the Vice-Chancellor of the ObafemiAwolowo University as filed by the Non- Academic StaffU…

Poor Turnout As ERC Holds Public Meeting

The Secretary of the Education Rights Campaign OAU branch; Comrade Omole Ibukun has beseeched students to join the current industrial actions embarked on by the members of NASU and SSANU. He made this public plea during a public meeting which was said to be organised in remembrance of the Genocide that occured during a students march against apartheid in Soweto, South Africa some  40 years ago.

The secretary of the ERC further opined that all the Unions on Campus were fighting for the same cause, that if all unions could aggregate their demands, the protest would be successful.

However the programme which was publicised to some reasonable extent saw just a few students in attendance and when asked by our correspondents for likely reasons for this, the Secretary commented that a little number of people start large transformations.

In the course of the meeting three main issues were discussed: The demands of NASU/SSANU and the role of the students, Comfortable learning conditions and Co…