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OAU Law Student Recounts Kidnap Experience

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A 300L student of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Adelakin Praise has narrated her near death experience in the hands of Kidnappers who disguised as public transport buses. In a chat with OAU Peeps News Agency, she reaffirms her ordeals as earlier published by the Punch Newspaper. Though currently safe and sound, Praise further relayed that she cannot say the state of the other persons also involved in the incident. Read her full experience as extracted from the Punch Newspaper below;

"It was one day that will always give 18-year-old Praise Adelakin nightmares. That day, a journey from Ile-Ife, Osun State, to Ibadan, Oyo State, that was supposed to take her about two hours only, almost turned out to be a journey of no return.
A 300 Level Law student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Praise had gone to the school in the morning of that day to check whether her things were still intact in her hostel before resumption after some weeks of strike by lecturers in the instit…

Why You May Consider Disposing Your BlackBerry Phone Before 2016 Ends

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ByAdetula David

If you say Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook has placed Blackberry on a time-bomb of irrelevance, you may not be totally far from the truth though no one knows the last card Blackberry has in stock to play to salvage its ‘dignity’.

During the first quarter of this year (2016), it was announced that WhatsApp and Facebook will no longer support Blackberry Operating System (OS), including Blackberry 10. WhatsApp was the first to cut support in an official announcement on February 26 this year. According to a Release commemorating WhatsApp seventh year anniversary, it saw the need to develop with the fast developing interface of mobile devices, hence, the need for WhatsApp to look ahead to the next seven years and focus more on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.

“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsA…

Admissions Office Commences Transcript Collection For OAU DE Candidates

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Upon a visit to the Obafemi Awolowo University Admissions office today, some members of OAU Peeps News Agency have been able to learn that the submission of transcripts for Direct Entry applicants for the 2016/2017 academic session has begun.

However, due to the heavy workload in the department consequential to the recent resumption of the fresh students of the institution, our correspondents were unable to gather the precise deadline of submission from the staff of the admissions office but more findings and enquiries are already being made towards this cause and the date shall be announced soon. But in the meantime, Candidates who have undergone the online screening can go ahead to submit their official transcripts at the Admissions Office.

“Respected Evil Perpetrators As Well As Human Serpents To Change Or Else Steer Clear Of Me” – OAU Acting VC

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The acting Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Anthony Elujoba has warned members of the University Senate who have a different agenda from his, to change or steer clear of him as he takes the University back to path.
Last week Thursday, while Elujoba addressed members of the Senate, he told them that his 6-month period, which he has to act as the Vice Chancellor will be remarkable for the institution.

Here is the full text of the Vice Chancellor’s speech at the Senate meeting.

Distinguished members of Senate, ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you all to this special Senate Meeting. I salute you with a heart of gratitude and hope, that in spite of the unique challenges of our time, we have all united to reposition the university and move forward to greater glory. I thank you ALL especially for the confidence you reposed in me in facilitating my appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor to serve our great university for the next 6 months. I salute you all, distinguished m…

Internship, Unified Scheme of Service, Unilateral Conversion Approved for Nurses

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Following several agitations from The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) to the Federal Government to approve the unified schemes of service for nurses and the implementation of internship for graduates of nursing sciences. This is to inform the general public that the scheme has been approved and full implementation will begin soon. The news filtered in from Minna in Niger state where the National Council on establishment meeting held some days ago.

Confirming the report through a communique tagged " A Victory For Nigerian Nurses" , the President of The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Comrade {Nurse} Abdrafiu Alani Adeniji, congratulated all nurses and also stated that "it is a thing of joy that the efforts of our heroes and forefathers of the nursing profession have not being in vain”. He further stated that all hands will be on deck to utilise all resources within their disposal to achieve its full implementation a…

Enter The University Of Sussex & Goal Nigeria #WritingGamesNG Competition

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In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Nigeria’s victory at the Men’s Football Event of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Goal Nigeria and the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, have announced the #WritingGamesNG, an essay writing competition.

The #WritingGamesNG theme is “The spirit of Atlanta '96 - how sport and Olympic values can promote individual and national development.”

The competition is open to final year undergraduate and post-graduate students in both Nigerian and overseas institutions and National Youth Service Corps personnel in Nigeria.

The competition is to celebrate the unprecedented victory of the Nigeria men’s football team that won Africa’s first football gold medal 20 years ago.

“We want our readers, who are mostly young and keen football fans, to cast their minds back on a time when Nigeria ruled the Olympics and how that feat can be used to promote important values on our country’s march to greatness,” said Goal Nigeria chief editor Lolade Adewuyi.

Th…

Buhari Sacks JAMB Registrar, Appoints New CEOs

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 17 new Chief Executives for Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education. The appointment is with effect from August 1, 2016.

While some of the appointments amounted to the sack of the former CEOs, some others, like the National Universities Commission, had theirs replaced after the tenure of office of the incumbent.
Those appointed are:

National Universities Commission – Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed

Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration – Prof. Lilian Salami
Universal Basic Education – Dr. Hameed Bobboyi

National library of Nigeria – Prof Lanre Aina

National Examinations Council – Prof. Charles Uwakwe

National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal education – Prof. Abba Aladu

Nomadic education Commission – Prof. Bashir Usman

National Business and technical Examinations Board – Prof. Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria – Prof. Sunday Josiah Ajiboye

Comput…

Important Notice To Fresh OAU Undergraduates

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The ICT department of Obafemi Awolowo University has come out with plans to commence the ICT training earlier postponed. Below is the information posted to the fresh undergraduates.

This is to inform the fresh undergraduate students in the following faculties: Technology, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dentistry, Agriculture, Sciences, EDM and Pharmacy; that the earlier postponed ICT training as a result of university closure has been rescheduled for Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August, 2016.

Kindly maintain your batch.

For enquiries: 07051091412, 08121255174


Revised OAU Academic Calendar For The 2015/2016 Session

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The Academic Calendar for the 2015/2016 Academic session has been amended.

The breakdown of academic activities is as stated below;

Harmattan Semester
July 28, 2016 - Senate
August 3, 2016 - Fresh Students come into Residence
August 7, 2016 – Returning Students come into Residence
August 8th, 2016 – Harmattan Semester lectures commence
August 19th, 2016 – End of Normal registration
August 31, 2016 – End of Late Registration
September 1, 2016 – Matriculation
September 5-9, 2016 – Continuous Assessment
September 28, 2016 – Senate
October 28, 2016 – Harmattan semester Lectures Ends
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2017 - Lecture free week
November 7, 2016 – Harmattan Semester Examination Begins
November 25, 2016 – Harmattan Semester examination Ends
November 25, 2016 – End of Semester

Rain Semester
November 28, 2016 – Online Registration For Rain Semester
November 30th, 2016 - senate
December 7-10, 2016 – Convocation Ceremonies
December 9, 2016 – End of Normal Registration
December 11, 2016 – Students Retur…

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