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OAU Staff sets to Resume

By Pelumi Hassan 
Prior to the directives of FG, on the 15th of October, 2020, OAU Staff sets to resume for work on Monday. The Federal Government directed civil servants who have not been working since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to return to work on Monday, 19th October 2020.  This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Sanni Aiyu; the National Coordinator at a press briefing of the task force on Thursday ,15th October 2020. However, the resumption of the OAU staff was disseminated through a press release from the Office of the Registrar. All staff are advised to comply with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention. While there is still no news on the resumption of students, they are advised to stay safe and protest peacefully. Stay safe. Na person wey dey alive dey go school.  #EndSwat #Endsars

JAMB Releases Official Guidelines For Admission Into Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the guidelines for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

In a Release dated 8th July 2016, JAMB noted that the Federal Government has directed that these guidelines be strictly adhered to without any alteration.

See the guidelines below:

#AfrikaLivesOn: OAU Students Remember Fallen Heroes

In remembrance of the July 10,1999 fallen martyrs, the Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union has organized a 2-day programme to commemorate it.

The fallen OAU 5 include; George Iwilade (a.k.a Afrika), Efe Ekpede, Babatunde Oke, Eviano Ekelemu and Yemi Ajiteru.

The event kicked-off today at about 10am with signing of the Condolence register at AngloMoz car park. Despite the present shutdown of the university, some conscious students of OAU were present to sign the condolence register in honour of the fallen martyrs.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency , the CSO and acting Students' Union leader, Comrade Olumighty said the remembrance of the OAU 5 comes up every year and it is done so as to remind every great Ife student that some people died for their just course - which is to liberate and combat cultism, violence and other vices on OAU Campus. He further narrated the event saying the fallen heroes sacrificed their lives for the serenity presently enjoyed on campus sta…

Breaking: Nigerian Senate Wades In, Vows To Look Into #ReOpenOAU

Following several calls by the students of Obafemi Awolowo University to many leaders of the country, requesting that they wade into the long time closure of the institution, the Nigerian Senate is the latest in the series of prominent personalities and systems that have waded in. The Senate has vowed to look into the matter once the Senate resumes next week.

Reacting to one of the several tweets where he was tagged, the President of the Senate, Olubukola Saraki said the matter will be looked into once session resumes.
@NGRSenate will look into this once we resume cc @JideOmoworare@IsiakaAdeleke1 — Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) July 9, 2016

You can also make your own voice heard by following @OAUpeeps and tagging us in your #ReOpenOAU tweets.

Association Of Campus Journalists' Open Letter On #ReOpenOAU

AN OPEN LETTER We write to inform you of the current shut down of Obafemi Awolowo University located in Ile-Ife,Osun State Nigeria.

Obafemi Awolowo University was shut down on 22nd day of June, 2016, two days before the Varsity was meant to resume for her 2015/16 session.

It is with Great concern that we write this letter not just because of the current closure but also because of other issues that have remained unsolved over the years.

In Obafemi Awolowo University, Students are always at the receiving end of constant crisis that has always threatened their future.

This current shut down can be traced to alleged illegality in Appointing a Vice Chancellor for the institution and the over 76months Allowance that the University is owing Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities which they have protested.

As Students we have endured the constant closure of our citadel which has caused Psychological trauma to us from time to time.

We h…

#ReopenOAU: Analysing Objections

By Gracious Egedegbe
Friday, 08 July 2016, Ile Ife

Following an overstretched break ensued by the dissolution of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), resulting in a protracted and excruciating delay, OAU students recently launched a campaign tagged #ReOpenOAU. The #ReOpenOAU campaign has been on for three days with thousands of students, alumni, colleagues from other universities, stakeholders and sympathisers actively involved. The aim has to be flood the cyberspace with tweets, Facebook posts and pictures demanding that the school be reopened. Earlier, the Association of Campus Journalist (ACJ), who brought the initiative, announced that it would broaden the demands to include Constitution of a new governing council. Appointment of an acting VC, and a Probe into the affairs of the university in the last five years and monitor activities thereafter.

However, this campaign has come under heavy criticism from different quarters, the most pronounced coming from those …

OAU VC Court Case Postponed Till October 5th

The ongoing court case on the ongoing legality of the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University has been once again postponed till October 5th, 2016.

More details to come later

234Project To Award Prizes On Tomorrow, July 9th

Following the closure of submissions for entries for the Great Ife Writer Project, the facilitators of the essay contest, the 234Project hereby invites all participants to the award ceremony tomorrow, Saturday, 9th July, 2016

Venue: Aud 1
Time: 10:00 am

There would be a lot of consolation prizes.

Antagonism Trails #ReopenOAU

It is no more news that the Obafemi Awolowo University has been out of session for about 90 days straight, as a result of a sessional holiday protracted by the eventual shutdown of the institution.  It all began with the 56-working days leave requested for by ASUU-OAU, then the Non Academic Staff Union kicking against the appointment of a new VC, to the eventual dissolution of the governing council of the Institution cum sack of the appointed VC by the government at the centre – a decision that has continued to be trailed by several reactions.

As a result, Great Ife students have been resigned to sitting and watching back home, with the capability to do little or nothing to help themselves or the university community swim out of the troubled waters, while hoping and praying that the crisis be resolved quickly and totally, so they can go back to learning; their primary assignment on campus.

All hopefulness and prayers without actions might eventually yield little or no result. Howeve…

NANS Rejects N2,500 Post-UTME Screening Fee

The National Association of Nigerian Students has rejected kicked the introduction of the admission screening fee of N2,500 by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education.

Mr Gbenga Ayenuro, the NANS Vice President, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Friday.

“NANS, which has been, and will always be, at the forefront of any and every kind of exploitation of Nigerian students in any guise was relieved by the recent ban on post-UTME.

“As it was a long overdue decision to end the exploitation of prospectively- Nigerian students seeking admission.

“And it was a policy that endeared the Federal Government to the hearts of Nigerian masses; it was widely jubilated and welcomed by all concerned stakeholders in the Nigerian education sector,” he said.

According to him, it is surprising, appalling, anti-masses and unethical, for the federal government to submit to pressure from the heads of tertiary institutions by introducing the post-UTME screening fe…

LSS Officially Joins #ReopenOAU

The Law Students Society of the Obafemi Awolowo University has officially declared their joining the ongoing online campaign to hasten the resumption process of the School. The Association made this official with a release signed by its President, Ekpa Stanley. Find the release below


It is with the same degree of  deep seated pain in the heart of other students of OAU that we the entire learned populace of Ifelaw, rise to declare in absolute & firm stand, our unwavering support for the campaign for the immediate reopening of Obafemi Awolowo University for the 2015/2016 academic session.

We at OAU did the 2014 academic session in 2016, following the current crises, we are likely do do 2015 session in 2017, & we the students see this as an act of sabotage on our purported "bright" future.

We therefore, guided by the law of conscience, humbly express our articles of plea to all relevant parti…

#ReOpenOAU: See What OAU Students Are Saying

For about 24 hours now, students of Obafemi Awolowo University have occupied various social media to demand the reopening of the institution. Many of the students ended their semester exams in March and have since not returned back to school. Returning students are yet to resume for the 2015/2016 academic session as at July 2016.

Find below what OAU students are saying on Twitter. You can also make your own voice heard by following @OAUpeeps and tagging us in your tweets.

I join in the #ReopenOAU campaign. We can't afford to take forever to resolve this crisis. Our students' lives & their education matter. — Remi Sonaiya (@oluremisonaiya) July 7, 2016
Constitute a Governing Council. Appoint an acting VC. #ReopenOAU. That's all@MBuhari@NGRSenate@ProfOsinbajo@Omojuwa@OAUpeeps@BBCAfrica — Okeke Emeka (@Emeka_O2) July 7, 2016
We have a future to pursue, we av amazing career...we are the hope of the country.. So why the delay??? #ILOVeGreatIfe#ReOpennOau@OAUpeeps — Korede …

OAU Students Storm Cyberspace With Resumption Plea

Several posts and hastags have started coming in over the last few hours pleading with the appropriate authorities to intervene in the restoration of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife to normalcy. The posts which are mostly from students of the institution have come majorly with the hashtags; #WewanttoresumeOAU and more recently #ReopenOAU.

It is worthy to note that students of the institution have been at home since April, 2016 when the Academic Staff of the institution demanded an overdue 56-day leave. However, following the protests and controversy that have trailed the process of the selection of a new Vice-Chancellor for the Institution which eventually led to the dissolution of the Governing Council of the University by Federal Government, the school was shut down indefinitely and thus students have continued to remain at home.

However, it appears that the students are tired of the too incessant and unnecessary holidays as they have started taking to the social media to ven…

FG, Vice Chancellors Peg Admission Screening Fee At N2,500

The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed on N2,500 as the fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening. This is contained in a statement issued by Prof. Michael Faborode, the Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Faborode said the agreement was reached after a deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. The secretary-general said while it was agreed that the post-UTME screening should be sustained following the scrapping of the Computer Based Test (CBT).

“From the statement made by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan at the meeting, there is no objection to screening by universities as long as it is not another CBT. “She agreed that universities should advertise and the maximum fee that should be charged for the screening should be N2,500 – bank charg…

Compliments Of The Season

As the holy month comes to an end, we pray that the blessings of Ramadan remain with you and your family. Eid Mubarak from all of us at OAU Peeps.

Ojelabi Jesujoba
For The OAU Peeps Team

Right Versus Wrong - Pope Jay

“The Problem in Nigeria is not about the north versus the south, it’s not about Christianity versus Islam, it’s not about APC versus PDP. The Problem in Nigeria is Right versus Wrong
Ben Murray-Bruce (2016)

When I first saw the theme of the Great Ife Writer essay contest 2016; “What is the Most Challenging Issue in Nigeria and how would you solve it?”, the well applauded words of the “Common Sense” advocate, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, at the Silverbird Man of The Year 2014 were what came to mind. Many friends have asked why I did not submit an entry for the contest and my major reason was that the topic, though greatly depending on objectivity, is too subjective to just write what any judge wants.

The founder of the Silverbird group stated the problem of Nigeria to be “right versus wrong”. Very simple it appears but perhaps this statement is not as simple as it seems after all, especially considering the unending controversy that has trailed the concept of “Right versus wrong” over the…

Breaking: FG Extends Public Holiday Till Thursday

The Nigerian government has extended public holidays for the celebration of Eid-el Fitr following the announcement of Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, about the continuation of the Ramadan fast.

JAMB Extends Direct Entry Registration Closing Date

This is to inform the public that the deadline for JAMB Direct Entry sales of form has been extended. The new deadline is now July 29th, 2016.

An Exclusive Interview With Some Members of Team GoPoethick

Interviewees- (Mr Adewale Victor (Veekthur), the Founder of GoPoethick, Mr Adigun Abdullah, the Director of Operations, GoPoethick2016, Mr Ogunkoya Samuel Dabar, Director of Publicity of GoPoethick2016

Interviewer- Adeyeye Ifeoluwa Eyitayo (Head of Interviews, OAU Peeps News Agency)

OAU Peeps: From popular talk, we know that Gopoethick is a brainchild of OAU student, Mr Ajakaye Victor Oluwatobi aka "Veekthur". Please can you please help us develop on this?

Adewale Victor: You are not incorrect; I am Ajakaye Victor, planning a name change to Victor Adewale soon. Adewale is my father's name. I am still the same person.

OAU Peeps: Can you please tell us how the idea was conceived and who conceived the idea

Adewale Victor: I conceived the idea after a renowned poet Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, visited us in school and challenged us to start something creative. I also noticed the decline in the growth of Arts here too. How social activities like parties prevailed over Arts. I wanted a…

OAU Registrar Comments On Proposed Model For 2016 Admissions

The Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, however stated in an exclusive chat with OAU Peeps News Agency correspondent that in as much as he had not received any official statement enacting the new procedure, the Obafemi Awolowo University is a law abiding institution and hence would follow any directive from the Federal Government.

Awoyemi further stated that the aspirants should continue to check the University's portal as the closure of the school would not affect the Screening. The portal is merely having issues and screening would commence once they are resolved.

If you are yet to read the OAU Peeps explained model of admissions that may be used by Obafemi Awolowo University this year, kindly click here to see how candidates may be screened for the 2016/2017 OAU admissions.

UNIBEN Refunds Post-UTME Money To Admission Seekers

In line with the directive of the Minster of Education, Mallam Adamu, the University of Benin has commenced the process of refunding the money paid by candidates during their registration for the now scrapped 2016 Post-UTME 2016.

The institution has directed that candidates who have register for the exercise proceed to the application portal to provide their bank details.

The message on the university's application portal reads: "All candidates that successfully paid for the screening exercise are requested to go back to their application records and enter their bank details... Thank you"

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University is yet to demand any amount of money from candidates seeking the 2016/2017 admission into the citadel.

Was Buhari Right To Have Dissolved OAU Governing Council?

Barely a week after the newly appointed 11th Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Ayobami Salami gave his inaugural speech; it is surprising that he was suspended alongside with the varsity’s Governing Council that sat over his appointment process. While some feel President Buhari’s decision to act this way contravenes the autonomy granted to the universities, many feel the president is in order.

Last Thursday, the federal government announced the dissolution of the Governing Council of the citadel of learning as well as the suspension of the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor pending the determination of subsisting court case. Many have reacted to this development and described it as ‘a thunder strike’.

Following the FG’s pronouncement, members of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and that of Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian University (NASU) have openly thrown their weight behind the decision. Members of the Unions have been seen rejoic…

University Of Ibadan Begins Semester Exams, VC Restates Commitments To Students' Welfare

The Vice Chancellor of the Premier University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka has commended students of the institution as the Rain semester grinds to a halt. In a Statement signed by the VC himself, he encouraged the students to churn examination malpractice as they begin the semester examinations. He further described exam malpractice as the sole reason for losing studentship in the citadel.

Below are excerpts from the UI Vice Chancellor's release.

“1. I cannot but compliment you all for the commendable use to which you have put the latter part of this semester which is slowly grinding to a halt.

“2. I, on behalf of the management, wish you every success you require in the first semester 2015/2016 examinations and remind you as students of the First and Best University, the University of Ibadan, that only honest hard work pays and is always rewarded in our highly esteemed university.

“3. Over the past five years, all the students who bagged first class honors have been rewarded…

Reactions Trail OAU Governing Council Dissolution

Consequential to the unprecedented intervention of the Federal Government in the crisis rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University, on the evening of Thursday, 30th June, 2016, several persons have come out to comment on the rather controversial action of the Federal Government.

Mallam Adamu, through the Network Television Authority and publication in some popular Newspapers, announced the dissolution of the Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Port-Harcourt, he also announced the suspension of the process of the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor for the former.

In response to this, many students and staff have made several comments on this actions as while some believe that the President, being the Visitor of the Institution, has the power to take such actions, some believe that Mr President might actually be breaking a few laws in dissolving the Ndoma Egba led Council.

Was President Buhari right to have dissolved the OAU Governing Council or he was ill-a…

Have You Heard Of Tehillah Concert 2016?

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: 19th of August 2016
1.Tee-music (an anointed, powerful music minister and the privileged president of Tehillah vision)

2.DAVID B (a mobo award nominee gospel artiste from the United Kingdom)

3.OdunayoAboderin (an anointed minstrel who released the hit single 'elewi elese' which still blesses lives)

4. Philipage ( the composer of the hit single 'akodaiye asedaaye' and former choir leader at God's Love Tabernacle, Ile-Ife)

5.AdemolaOlabinjo (an anointed music minister who also ministered at the 73 and 74 hrs marathon praise)

6.Tehillah vision minstrels and Psalmists.

7.Tehillah rising stars.

You don't want to miss this Euphonious crusade.

Come and be saved!

Come and experience the extraordinary!

Come To The Tehillah Concert 2016!

Announcer: TEHILLAH Board of Directors.

Proudly suppor…