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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

Humour: See 10 Different Ways To Drink Garri

Here are ten (10) different ways you can enjoy your garri (cassava flakes) including the places where they are taken that way.

They don’t normally drink this, but when they do… there must be a full animal involved.

They drink their garri without any condiments. If you see three days old ewa goin to drink with your garri in Abule Egba, ma’ ka thank God.

Thanks to the hundreds of akara sellers on mile 2 axis. People living along that route combine everything with akara. Even garri.

Everything about Gbagada people is packaging. Even they way they serve their garri and common moimoi. That’s a N65 food looking like a meal of N500.

Ikeja GRA people want to be different so bad, even when they are drinking their garri with standard miscellaneous items like groundnut and coconut.

Ikoyi people are selective. They won’t drink their garri except it is served with suya from Glover Court. Garri, suya and tomatoes. What an elitist combination!

They don’t want their garri to look like the regular Mai…

Maintaining In Maintenance (Episode 1)

What was your reaction when you first heard a person say he/she was going to "Maintenance" in OAU? what came to mind? For me, it was the thought that probably such place was where cars or some other technological thing was handled.

Well, anyone who knows OAU better would know I was wrong. "Maintenance", in OAU, is a collection of hostels only for female students. Geographically, Maintenance is maybe the most proximal residential area to the OAU campus after the school Halls of Residence and this is probably why many ladies seek to live there. However, female students stay in maintenance for some other reasons like; inability to get an accomodation on campus, privacy, aesthetics, being identified with the financially buoyant students (aka "forming") amongst other reasons. Maintenance can be quite homey, relaxing and comforting and one certainly enjoys the calm of having almost no sense of insecurity or danger.

As ostentatious as it may sound, Maintenance …

Porters, Students Clash In Fajuyi Hall

The porters of Fajuyi hall arrived Block 3 at about 10:00 am yesterday, Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 to pack some goods such as bread, indomie and some other wares sold by some students on the block. The porters stated that their actions were based on an order from the Division of Student Affairs.

The student involved (name witheld) pleaded with the porters not to take away his goods and other students came out in large numbers restricting the porters from going away with the items. Some of the angry students protested and claimed that hostels are meant for students and any transactions that happened between students in the hall did not concern the Porters.

All efforts by the Porters to lock up the room and leave with the goods eventually proved futile as Fajuyans in Block 3 stood their ground almost leading to a combat with the porters. Keeping in mind that the same act of taking students goods was outplayed at Block 2 of the Hall on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016. Most of the students…

Dean Raises Alarm Over Possible Collapse Of OAU Faculty Building

The Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Agbo Amusan, has said that the failing link bridge between two buildings at the faculty poses a serious danger to the lives of staff and students of the university.

Amusan raised the alarm while delivering a speech at the inauguration of the lecture theatres renovated by the 1991 alumni of the faculty on Saturday.

He said that apart from the failing link bridge, years of neglect caused the sewage pipe to burst inside the offices of some lecturers and the place was shut down despite the fact that offices for the staff were insufficient.

Noting that the faculty needed urgent renovation, the dean lauded the 1991 set and urged others to assist their former faculty and give the present staff and students an environment conducive for teaching and learning.

Amusan said, “The attendant old age and progressively increasing pressure occasioned by staff and students’ usage over the years on the various facilities …

Only Senate, Academic Board of Varsities Can Admit – JAMB

The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oyolede, yesterday in Kano, cleared the air on the processes for admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2016 academic year.

He said it is the Senate or Academic Board of each institution that has the prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective institutions, subject only to the existing national policy on admission into tertiary institutions.

Addressing participants at the first Technical Committee meeting on 2016 admissions to first choice institutions at the Bayero University, Kano, he explained that  JAMB’s responsibility was to coordinate the process and not to usurp the traditional responsibilities of the senates and academic boards.

Consequently, no candidate must emanate from any other source (JAMB inclusive)  outside the list prepared and recommended by the institutions,” he stated.

He explained that JAMB has the right to reject candidates for non-compliance with…

Late Registration For 2015/2016 Harmattan Semester Begins Today

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has announced the commencement of the late registration of courses today, August 22.

"All students should please note the following:

1. All payment problems (RRR errors) emanating from the eportal have been

2. Normal registration (without penalty) ends at 11:59pm, Friday 19th August, 2016.

3. Late registration begins on Monday, 22nd August and ends on 31st August, 2016.

More information to follow…" the portal reads.

UP NEPA: Electricity In Nigeria

With the rising rate of blackouts and incessant power failure, it is hard for one not to comment on this issue. One phrase any child truly Nigerian can not but say in the process of growing up is “Up NEPA”. As a matter of fact, it is a trademark of anybody truly Nigerian. NEPA stands for National Electric Power Authority and the phrase is used usually to express the joy that accompanies the restoration of power supply or as we often like to wrongly put it, “the bringing of light”. Anyone who has lived in this country would agree that the power supply in the Nigerian nation is nothing to be proud of and many individuals and organizations have commented and made several recommendations as regards how the deteriorating state of the power situation can be confronted but then again, talk is cheap.

Statistics have shown that Nigeria produces far below her consumption demand for electricity. According to Babatunde Raji Fashola led Ministry of Power, we produce about 2,464 Megawatts of power …

OAU Peeps News Agency Holds Screening Exercise

Panelists L-R Dosunmu Deborah, Olaoluwa Joseph, Fatoye Temitope, Ojelabi Jesujoba

OAU Peeps News Agency held her Screening exercise on Saturday, 20th August, 2016.

The exercise started at about 10am with a written test at AUD 2 and was followed thereafter by an oral interview at the ACJ Secretariat.

We hereby use this medium to inform applicants to be on the lookout for feedbacks.