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OAU Peeps News Agency To Wear New Look

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Dear readers,

"Change", the mantra that is no longer strange to Nigerians and, more importantly, an indisputable reality. This phenomenon has also not left your beloved news site.

Sometime around this period two years ago, the pregnancy of a foetal wild dream was birthed. Being a pioneer in the area of online campus journalism and news reportage, OAU Peeps News Agency has surely had  its rough days, but it is days like this that has forged us into the formidable force we are becoming by the day. Remarkably, by July 21, we would have served the 'OAU community with undiluted news stories for two solid years.

However to further improve the quality of our services most especially as our reader base, whose satisfaction and up to date information is the major motivation and lifeline of the agency, we must at occasional intervals respond to nature's call for ecdysis; we must shed the old skin to allow the growth of a new one, a bigger and better one!

Beloved Readers, now is one…

Registrar Is Not Acting Vice-Chancellor, Abiodun Olanrewaju Clarifies

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The Public Relations Officer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju has said that the decision of the Federal Government cannot be questioned, hence final. This is coming some few hours after all members of the Governing Council of the institution handed over to the Registrar upon their dissolution.

While addressing members of the Press today, the University spokesman said since OAU is a Federal institution and the President is it's Visitor, therefore officials of the varsity have the sole responsibility to oblige to directives of the President without recourse.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, late on Thursday ordered the dissolution of the Governing Council of OAU due to the unabated Vice Chancellor selection crisis rocking the university.

He further clarified that the Registrar, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, had not been appointed as the Acting Vice Chancellor but was asked to handle the affairs of the University just for the main time.

In his words, Olan…

"University Management Not Responsible For Town Robberies" - OAU PRO

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The OAU Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju speaking today at the press conference organised by the OAU ACJ stated that the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife has some of the best Hostels. He further stated the reason for the current demeaning state of the halls could be attributed to the students for allowing squatters in their rooms which are only meant for Freshmen and Final year students and not returning students outside this circle. He further notified the journalists present that the Halls of Residence had been renovated on paper.

Also Speaking on the recent robbery attacks occurring off campus, he said the University Management is not to be held responsible for that so far the students are out of the axis of the university.

He also added, stating the obvious, that the price for bedspace was very cheap when compared to getting accommodation in town.

OAU PRO Finally Speaks On Resumption

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Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, OAU PRO



Speaking With the Obafemi Awolowo University Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju during a Press conference with the Association of Campus Journalists, at the University Senate Building today, he assured all OAU students that resumption will be in matter of days.

He however further explained that though he couldn't predict the exact time, he was sure the resumption date would be announced soon.

It will be recalled that the school has been shut since June 16, 2016 as following the protest of NASU/SSANU against the alleged illegal appointment of the New Vice Chancellor.

He also debunked the rumour of announcement of resumption date circulated in the media.

FG Declares July 5th And 6th Public Holidays For Eid El Fitr Celebrations

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The Federal Government has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, on Thursday in Abuja, urged  all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice to their daily living and through this contribute to the development of the nation.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung said   Dambazau also urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of “this spiritual rejuvenation to reflect on the imperative of unity and peaceful co-existence in strengthening the bond of togetherness for a strong, virile nation.”

The minister, while wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration, urges total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy, it added.

Source - The Punc…

OAU Staff June Salary May Be Delayed

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The Staff of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife may experience a delay in the payment of their June salaries. This was made known in a circular signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Dotun Awoyemi. Awoyemi stated that the delay was due to the ongoing industrial action of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) which has he put it, "...made it impossible for relevant staff to gain access to their office."

He however appealed on behalf of the University administration to the University Community for understanding.

ASUU National Opposes Post-UTME Cancellation

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday, kicked against the Federal Government’s directive for tertiary institutions to scrap the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, for admission of candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session, saying the quality of tertiary education in the country could improve if the institutions are allowed to regulate their students admission process.

ASUU President, Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi, said such freedom would enhance the quality of education.

Recall that at a recent joint policy meeting to decide the cut off mark for students seeking admission into the universities, the government announced the scrapping of post-unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME).

The Post UTME is the second stage of screening usually conducted by universities for the final selection of candidates qualified for admission for an academic session.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu had threatened to sanction any university o…

FG Dissolves OAU Governing Council

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has dissolved the current Governing council of the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The Governing Council has  been asked to hand over to the Registrar of the University till further notice.

This was announced on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel and further
confirmed to OAU Peeps by the NASU OAU Chairman.

The cancellation may not be totally unrelated to the ongoing Protest against emergence of Prof. Salami as new Vice Chancellor of OAU.

The NASU/SSANU members  as at tonight have been seen singing victory songs around the University Campus.


NASU, SSANU Reinforce Claim, Call Principal Officers "Cabal Of Rogues"

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The Obafemi Awolowo University Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University and the Non-Academic Staff Union Chairmen (Comrade Ademola Oketunde and Comrade Odewumi respectively) has described all principal officers of the Obafemi Awolowo University as Cabal of Rogues. The duo described the Officers as a cabal of rogues for allegedly following illegal processes in the appointment and adoption of the new Vice Chancellor of the University.

The NASU Chairman Comrade Wole Odewunmi stated emphatically, “We do not
want rogues in power, we want human beings”.

The two unions leaders also claimed that the Outgone Vice Chancellor  Bamitale Omole hijacked the selection of the search team that gave reports on who will
become the institution VC.

In their words,
During the selection of the Search team, the Vice Chancellor refused to allow the
Registrar conduct the Election process but he did it himself and included his own persons, we are not against Prof Salami but we need due processes to be f…

NASU Chairman Asks For Students Support In Ongoing Struggle

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The Chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union,OAU Chapter, Comrade Wole Odewumi has pleaded with the students of Obafemi Awolowo University to be patient with them in this struggle. He made his plea  also during the OAU ACJ press confrontation organised today, Thursday 30th June 2016 at the University Senate Building.

In his words, "I will like to beg all OAU students to be patient with us to clear this rubbish".

He further assured that smooth academic calendar is also their Paramount concern but the "rubbish", has he described the current situation of things on campus, had to be cleared once and for all especially the illegal appointment of Prof.Ayo Salami as the New Vice chancellor. He further explained  if this is not cleared, we all would be blamed and the generations to come would also blame us. He further clamoured for the support of the students so that the ongoing struggle will be fruitful.

"OAU Suspended From NUGA Games"- SSANU Chairman

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The Nigeria University Games Association has suspended Obafemi Awolowo University from hosting NUGA Games. This was made known to the public by the Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities(SSANU),OAU chapter, Comrade Ademola Oketunde, during the press conference organized by the Association of Campus Journalist, OAU Chapter at the University Senate building today.

He said the suspension was attributed to the misappropriation of funds in the 2014 NUGA games hosted by the last administration. He further explained that this was one of the financial misappropriation claims that trailed the last administration led by Professor Bamitale Omole, the outgone Vice Chancellor.


Public Disclaimer: OAU To Resume On July 10

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DISCLAIMER

RE: OAU To Resume July 10

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 with an OAU Peeps link underneath the post.

We hereby use this medium to inform the general public that, in as much as we are media patners of GoPoethick 2016 which the link below the headline advertises, the Agency is in no way involved with unfounded resumption claim and we also use this medium to enjoin rumour mongers to desist from this act.

As always, we would convey accurate and precise information on resumption upon announcement.

Thanks and God bless!

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

Nigerian Writer, Elechi Amadi Dies At 82

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Another of Africa’s finest novelist, poet and dramatist Captain Elechi Amadi is dead. According to reports gathered, Amadi died on Wednesday at the Good Heart hospital in Port Harcourt at the age of 82.

A member of the family , Bar Wabueze Amadi, confirmed the development to the Vanguard newspaper on phone, saying he passed on at about 3: 45pm at the hospital.

The late captain Elechi Amadi was among the first generation of African writers and novelists.

Some of his works  include The Concubine, The Great Ponds, Isiburu, Sunset in Biafra, Dance of Johannesburg, Peppersoup, The Road to Ibadan, The Slave , Estrangement and the Woman of Calaber.

He was born on 12 May, 1934 in Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area.
He attended Government college , Umuahia and went to the University college, Ibadan where he bagged a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics.

He served in the 3rd Marine Commandos of the Nigerian Army. He was first Commissioner for Education in the old Rivers state and a…

Are You Ready To GoPoethick?

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Are you a lover of arts, music or Poetry?
Have you heard of the biggest music, poetry and arts exhibition in OAU?
If not then it's time to GoPoethick!

GoPoethick is an annual festival of arts, music and poetry. This year's edition has been slated for 18th July, 2016.

However, you can also purchase the GoPoethick T-shirt. The T-shirt comes in white and black varieties and costs N2,000. To place your order, all you have to do is simply pay into the UBA Bank Account Number:
2061852185
FOLARIN PRECIOUS BUKOLA.

Then send a text including your full name, the size you prefer, and the color preferred, and teller number to 08062812444, or 08067436786.

For those using internet banking, send every other detail apart from teller number to same numbers.

OAU 2016 Admission Screening Exercise Announced

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2016 ADMISSION SCREENING EXERCISE

(FOR UTME AND DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES)

Candidates who made Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2016 UTME/DE and scored 200 and above are hereby inform to log on to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife website (www.oauife.edu.ng) or eportal.oauife.edu.ng for their admission screening.

Candidates are required to log on to University eportal and click on 2016 ADMISSION

SCREENING-UTME/DE APPLICANTS using their JAMB Registration Numbers to download RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) and use it to pay for Eportal Access Charge on Remita platform which accepts cash payment via bank or master card. Candidates can access the University eportal anywhere to effect payment in any branch of Banks. Candidates who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the screening. Only awaiting result candidates who applied within the specified period will be allowed to upload their results when they are released.

Thereafter, candidates will b…

Minister's New Directive Forces UNIBEN To Suspend Ongoing Post-UTME

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The management of the University of Benin, Edo State, has announced the suspension of its post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The announcement was made barely 24 hours after the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, instructed the nation’s tertiary institutions to stop the conduct of the exercise.

“If any tertiary institution has conducted the post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from candidates must be returned immediately,” Adamu had said in a statement through the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, in the ministry, Mr. Ben Mem Goong.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, told The PUNCH on Tuesday that the suspension was with immediate effect and in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive.

“We are suspending this exercise now, in compliance with the Federal Government directive. We are suspending forthwith,” Osasuyi said.

The screening was scheduled begin on June 27 and last for two weeks.

It was …

It's 2 Days To The Submission Deadline Of The Great Ife Writer Project

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The 234Project Essay Contest closes on 30th of June

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Minister Frowns At Schools Conducting Post-UTME, Orders Refund

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Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister Of Education

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu has ordered every tertiary institution that has conducted post-UTME examination to quickly refund cash taken from applicants.

The Minister has likewise announced that post-UTME examinations effectively taken are invalid and void.

The Education Minister made this position known yesterday, in a press proclamation issued by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong. The solid worded articulation repeated the Ministry's position that post-UTME examinations have been scrapped with prompt impact and no foundation ought to direct such examinations. The Minister cautioned that once the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed an applicant deserving of admission into any of the tertiary institution, such applicant must be esteemed fit by the Institution.

As indicated by the announcement, students who have as of now been offered admission by JAMB might be screened by the terti…