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OAU Matriculates 7,500 Students

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The first day of September, 2016 remains a day to remember, especially for students of Obafemi Awolowo University, who are currently in their first year; the day saw them officially pronounced and made bonafide students of the institution by the authorities.

Yesterday, the matriculation ceremony of the fresh students held inside Amphi Theater, and it is the first since the appointment of Professor Anthony Elujoba as the Vice Chancellor last month. The ceremony started at about 10:00am with the procession led by the Acting Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Chairman Committee of Deans, Professor Adeagbo Amusan.

While addressing the matriculated students, the Acting Vice Chancellor said they should count themselves lucky as 19,741 aspirants applied to be admitted and just 7,500 of them were offered the limited spaces. He further reminded them of the essence of their oath form and emphasized that the university management is against any form of vices, including examination mal…

Here Are The Reasons Given By The DSA OAU To Justify Hall Mosques' Closure

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On Friday, the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) of Obafemi Awolowo University directed that the two mosques in Awolowo and Fajuyi Halls be closed down and sealed off with immediate effect.

In a statement obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency and signed by the Acting Dean, DSA, Dr (Mrs) G. O. Akinola, the Division said the move was necessary to prevent any breakdown of law and order and to ensure freedom of movement of persons within the respective halls of residence, especially at this time of dire security concern in the country.

The national executives of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) had visited the university officials last week to express concerns about the activities of members of the 'splinter' MSSN who occupied the mosques. The visitation team led by the President of the National MSSN, Muhammad Jameel Muhammad appealed to the DSA on their fear for the possibility of "emergence on the OAU campus of an extremist group of Muslim students in a fashion s…

"Beyond The Bar" Commences, Conference Enters Day Two

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The Legal Career Opportunities Conference organised by the Law Students Society (LSS), OAU started yesterday, 2nd September with a lot of pomp and gallantry.

The first day of the conference was well attended by students from not only Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), but also students from other universities. The conference, which held at the Ogunbanjo Hall, started behind schedule at some minutes past 11am and after the preliminary proceedings were observed, the first speaker in the person of Prof. Fabian Ajogwu, SAN who was duly represented by Dr Oscar Nliam and Monye Sowunmi, Esq spoke on 'Corporate Governance and Law'.
The first speaker's address was well received by the participants and it was with this same high level of enthusiasm that the second speaker, Barr. Bayo Adaralegbe was welcomed to the podium to give an exposition on 'Arbitration'. While educating the participants on arbitration, he admonished them to develop themselves by attending trainings, sem…

Breaking: OAU Shuts Down Mosques In Halls Of Residence

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The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) of Obafemi Awolowo University has directed that the two mosques in Awolowo and Fajuyi be closed down and sealed off with immediate effect.

Kindly read a detailed reason why the DSA closed down the mosques in the halls of residence here.



Varying Reactions Trail OAU Matriculation

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At last, the long wait by the fresh students of Obafemi Awolowo University to be formally integrated into the varsity has seen an end. Today, Wednesday, 1st September, 2016 is the Matriculation Day.

Going forward that the label; 'bloody jambite' may finally cease to be applicable as a sobriquet for the fresh students, one would think because of this, the fresh students' joy would be without limit , however, it is not entirely so for may.

While the joyous ones who are overwhelmed by the frenzy have gone shopping before now in preparation for this remarkable day, others are just taking today as one of those normal days.

OAU Peeps News Agency is on the celebration ground to talk to some of these fresh students on how much today means to them, and here is what they are their responses..

Glory Jembola, a student of the Department of English couldn't hide her excitement as she is elated about the prospects of becoming an official Great Ife Student. She has prepared so mu…

UI Begins 2016/2017 Admission Screening Exercise

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The University of Ibadan, UI, has requested all candidates who made the University their most preferred Institution of choice and scored 200 or above in the 2016 UTME to submit their bio-data and WAEC/NECO SSCE O’L Results ONLINE through http://www.admissions.ui.edu.ng from Monday, 05 September to Friday, 23 September, 2016.

According to a statement signed by the institution’s registrar, Mr. Olukoya Olujimi also mandated the students to upload scanned copies of the O’Level result adding, “Any results not released before 23 September, 2016 will not be considered for the 2016/2017 Admissions Exercise”.

“The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, hereby requests all candidates who made the University their most preferred Institution of choice and scored 200 or above in the 2016 UTME to submit their bio-data and WAEC/NECO SSCE O’L Results ONLINE through http://www.admissions.ui.edu.ng from Monday, 05 September to Friday, 23 September, 2016. A scanned copy of the result should also be uploaded.

“C…

Today Declared Lecture Free For Fresh Students

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As against the tradition in previous years, Thursday, September 1st, 2016 has been declared lecture free by the University Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife.

The announcement which was made in a circular pasted around the halls also stated that the day which is scheduled for the Matriculation of the Fresh students was declared lecture free in order to encourage the full participation of the students in the matriculation programme.

The directive has since gained positive reactions from students, even the stale students, who over the years have also been indirectly affected by the bustle of the Matriculation programme. Describing his experience at his own matriculation, a stale student of the Faculty of Pharmacy said, "The Matriculation day is usually very hectic, I remember I had to run from a class to Amphitheatre for the Matriculation after which I had another class and I still had to beat the 4:00pm deadline given us by the Faculty to return our gowns"…

Here Is What You Need To Know About the Health & Farming Benefits Of Chicken

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Chicken may be rightly considered one of the most popular foods all over the world. Just think: besides its delicious taste and nutritional properties, chicken wins, because millions of people don’t eat pork or beef because of the religious beliefs or health conditions. Chicken is “universal” in this aspect.


Health benefits
They are numerous. Besides being a rich source of proteins, vitamins and minerals, chicken possesses other important qualities, including cancer prevention.

1. Protein: Protein plays a very important role in human’s diet – it is a building material for muscles. High level of protein in chicken makes it one of the main sources of this element.
2.Vitamins and minerals: Vitamins of B group prevent skin disorders, cataracts, boost immunity and regulate digestion. They also improve nervous system, preventing migraines and heart diseases, lower cholesterol and protect from the diabetes. Vitamin A is precious for the vision. Vitamin D strengthens bones and helps with calcium…

2016 NYSC Batch B: Pre-Mobilization Workshop Holds September 6 & 7

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The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Sule Zakari Kazaure has approved the 2016 Batch 'B' Pre-Mobilization Workshop for all stakeholders in the NYSC Mobilization Process.

In a letter sent to Registrar of institutions last week, NYSC informed that the workshop is scheduled for September 6 & 7 and it holds in Ibadan, Oyo State. The theme of the workshop is 'Overcoming the Challenges of NYSC Mobilization Process: The Role of Stakeholders'. According to NYSC, a session in the workshop will be used to take officers of institutions through the nitty-gritty of online Data Entry Programme being used for the collation of graduates' data for uploading.

Prior to this time, NYSC had requested institutions to furnish it with the figures of their graduates who will be mobilised for national service in the forth coming 2016 Batch 'B' service year. The deadline for institutions who will be presenting graduates to comply with this…

OAU 2016 Admission List Is Not Out Yet

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Contrary to some information being circulated on the social media that the results of the 2016 admission screening are out, and that aspirants of departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences may need to report to the Faculty Secretary for, OAU Peeps News Agency has been able to confirm that the said publication on the notice board of the Faculty of is related to the Freshers of the Faculty and not aspirants. Thence, there exists no need for aspirants to visit the Faculty Secretary.

As it stands now, no admission list is out yet, as necessary processes are ongoing to select candidates for admission. The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given a deadline of November 30 for all institutions to complete the 2016 admission processing and OAU will most likely meet up with same.

Continue visiting www.oaupeeps.com for authentic update as regards admissions and other related events within and beyond the university communities. Kindly share this with your colleagues so that t…

Maintaining In Maintenance: Aunty Thelma

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'No wonder...', Thelma hissed after her lengthy musing as she stared at the soapy lines almost drying on the plates that needed attention in rinsing.

'No wonder', Thelma hissed again, this time around, the hiss was long enough to spite the devil.

She rinsed the plates and went back to her phone to resume her Instagram session as she was not done snooping, or 'researching' as she called it.

First on the list to be 'observed' today, like every other day was Oyin, the natural enemy that lives next door. Though they had not shared more than the usual Maintenance 'hi' and 'hello', Oyin was what Thelma described as a thorn in the flesh.

For Thelma, it was not bad enough that Oyin rented a whole room in SHG to herself; or that she seemed to have contact lenses for every weather. What irritated her was how Oyin went about 'acting friendly'. To her, that was the greatest form of arrogance. She attributed Oyin's staying alone to the Maint…

Professor Adegbehingbe Delivers Lecture, Recommends "Orogbo" For Better Vision

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The 290th inaugural lecture series of the Obafemi Awolowo University held yesterday at Oduduwa Hall. The lecture was delivered by the current Dean of Clinical Sciences, Professor Bernice Adegbehingbe. The delivery of the lecture, which was titled 'That I May See' started at about 5pm and had in attendance notable personalities of the institution, including the Vice Chancellor.

While delivering the lecture, Adegbehingbe shared her clinical experiences and her various contributions to knowledge which include good research output, effective teaching and dedicated clinical services. She furthered by stating that her main objective is to prevent blindness and help find cures for other visual impairments.

She quoted a verse of the Bible verse, from where her topic was coined; Luke 18:4, thus her speech centred on facts about blindness and its causes. She gave facts, according to her researches, on some causes of blindness, using many clinical terminologies. Another high point of her …

Power Blackout Stalls Activities In EDM, Agric Faculties

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For more than 6 days now, the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management (EDM) and Faculty of Agriculture in Obafemi Awolowo University, have been thrown into darkness, as a result of power black out.

The lack of power supply in these faculties has stalled several activities including laboratory works that requires power, and some other academic activities.

Understanding that the school's WiFi network runs on power, some lecturers in the affected two faculties have also blamed the power supply outage for their inability to process the results of their graduating students, since they cannot be connected. This could result in some departments not able to meet up with today's university Senate meeting where such results are expected to be ratified.

The students of the faculties and those from outside the faculties too have their own share of the repercussion of the blackout; many students who use classrooms in the faculties to read at night have now been denied, due to lac…

Concerned Student Laments Over Improper Use of Pit Theatre

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The "Pit Theatre" is no stranger to majority of Great Ife students. It is the spacious auditorium present in the building housing the Dramatic Arts Department. The original purpose of the auditorium is to serve as a place where students of the department can engage in the practical aspects of their studies.

However, Pit Theatre has gone beyond being used just for studying.  It has over the years served as a hotbed for several occasions.  Events such as various department's freshers' party, dinners and even variety nights has been hosted there. Fellowships and churches on campus have also used the venue for various religious programs.  Nevertheless, all these are not really the fundamental reasons why the auditorium was created.

Recently, voices have been raised over the continues abuse of the same auditorium by its users. Such alleged abuses include non-tidiness of the place after use, improper handling of the facilities present and usage at odd hours.

Pouring his min…

NASELS OAU Treats Freshmen To Warm Welcome

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Miss NASELS 2016

NASELS Freshers Mountaineering

Tiamiyu Daniel, Mr NASELS 2016

The National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS), OAU chapter, welcomed her Freshmen last week.

The 2015/2016 executive council of the association called the Altruist team integrated the freshmen by organising a week-long activity.

The Freshers' week commenced on Monday, 22nd August with an interactive session with lecturers from the department. On Tuesday, a seminar was held on how to be a better student alongside Ladies' talk; where the female newbies met with a Senior lecturer of the department, Dr. Folashade Hunsu. A career talk with Mr Andy Akhigbe, a recipient of Wizard Academy Prize for change in Texas, USA in 2007 took place on Wednesday morning,24th August. In the evening, there was a football match between the male fresh students and the stalites. However, the stalites hit them hard with two goals to nothing. A Spelling Bee, Debate and Quiz Contest held on the fourt…

Editorial: Truth Be Told, OAU Belongs To Nobody & Belongs To Everybody

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The recent trend in Nigeria's foremost institution, Obafemi Awolowo University seems to portray the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) as monopolizing the institution's control in their hands. If this situation is not immediately checked, it could mean OAU taking one step forward and two steps backward. Most importantly, the silence of students who are the suffering grass should not be misconstrued for stupidity or gullibility.

Today, some members of NASU and SSANU reportedly stormed the Senate building to protest and demand for their unpaid allowances, a situation which allegedly deteriorated the security condition at the institution's administrative block. In fact, some reports even have it that the Universe's Registrar and Bursar did not have it all to be a rosy day. The reason for their protest has been the same reason given for the incarceration of students 3 months ago. That period remains an unforgettabl…

Campus Journalists Uphold Decision To Avoid Department, Faculty Politics

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Journalists of the Obafemi Awolowo University under the auspices of the Association Campus of Campus Journalists (ACJ), OAU, reaffirmed an earlier decision by the association disallowing its members from contesting in Departmental and Faculty elections. The decision, which had raised some dust both within and outside the association, was passed last session and was called for review by the Guild of Editors of the Association. The law was then brought up for review at the Association's general meeting on Saturday, 27th August 2016.

However, despite arguments from some parties that, considering current realities, especially on the OAU campus, Campus Journalists should not be totally barred from contesting at Departmental and Faculty levels but some modalities be set in place to guide instances like this thus helping to retain some sanity to the fourth estate.
After several arguments, the topic was then put to vote and majority of the campus journalists voted that Journalists not be…

UJCM OAU Holds Thanksgiving Service, Pastor Warns Alleged Cultists

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The University Joint Christian Mission (UJCM) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the joint body of Christian fellowships on OAU campus, today held a Thanksgiving service to round up her week long programme; New Beginning which was tagged 'IN THE BEGINNING'. The event which was held at the Afrika Amphi Theatre witnessed a huge turnout from students from the different member fellowships on campus.

In his ministration, Engr Olumide spoke on the Christian student; academics plus spirituality. He admonished the congregation to pursue spiritual excellence in line with academics and advised them to do things to glorify God. Adding in his own words, the C.O.P coordinator of UJCM, Pastor Tunde Ayilola said "OAU is a sacred land, and it not a land where social vices will thrive". He thence warned any member of any secret or occultic group to repent from the evil deeds.

He said this in light of the rumour going round on campus that some cult members have been moving around. He …

See CGPA Of Best Graduating Students In OAU Faculty of Technology Since '87

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Hezekiah Olusanmi's Monument: Beyond The Structure

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"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books great men pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and dead, and make us heirs of spiritual life of past ages. Books are revelers, they give to all who will faithfully use them - the society, the spiritual presence of the best and of the greatest of our race"

A fruitful generation is considered to be a reading generation. Pivotal functions of books and library in any institution of learning can never be underestimated and neither can wholesome attention concentrated on enriching library with new books with newer editions can be considered to be too much.

A mind is not a vessel to be filled with junks, but a fire to be ignited. The future of any country or nation depends greatly on its youth, and the ability of the youth to significantly influence the level of development depends on how well they are moulded. If a fruitful future of a co…

OAU: Late Registration To Close Today

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According to the University's eportal, late registration for students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife is to close today Sunday, 28th August.

However, as at Friday 26th August, 2016, several students still had cases of unconfirmed payments and other issues related to payment and registration. Hopefully, these issues would be attended to in due course as issues of registration have continued to affect students over the years.

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Departmental Clash Over Venue Turns Awry

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It all happened in the morning of Friday 26th August, 2016 at AUD I lecture theatre. The final year students of the Department of Management and Accounting were having a lecture that was supposed to last for an hour. However the lecture eventually could not end in peace as it was disrupted by the arrival of CHM 201 students who claimed to also have lecture at the same venue.

According to a reliable source, the lecture theatre was fixed for CHM 201 by the school management between the hours of 10a.m-12p.m every fridays, but the lecturer and students of CHM 201 had agreed on AUD II because it was free between these hours so the accounting students could have their lecture in AUD I.

However, the CHM 201 lecturer was forced to stop the lecture at AUD II that morning when the department that the venue was allocated to by the University management came around for their lecture, which prompted the students and lecturer of CHM 201 to go back to their rightful venue; AUD I. On getting there howe…

IFELAW Set To Go "Beyond The Bar"

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The buzz is on at the Faculty of law Obafemi Awolowo University. The popularly known IFELAW has over the past weeks made intense preparations to see to the successful occurrence of a conference that is the first of its kind: The LEGAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE

The Conference is tagged "BEYOND THE BAR" is slated to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of September, 2016 at Oduduwa Hall. The conference will feature special sessions in:
*Real Estate and Property Law
*Corporate Law
*Law and Finance
*Oil and Gas
*Insurance Services
*Leadership and International Diplomatic Transactions
*Commerce, Industry & Investment Opportunities; The Entrepreneur & CEO.

The conference also includes an interactive Maritime Law Career Opportunities Dinner and it goes for #2,500.

The conference is open to all students and to make a reservation or for more information on the conference, you can contact Abass on 08069775596 or Fikayo on 07057988427.

It could be said arguably that this Conference is o…