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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

Official: NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2016 Batch B

The NYSC Mobilization time-table for 2016 Batch B is officially out.

This confirms our earlier report on the schedule.

Click here to see the full time-table.

Online Registration Of NYSC Batch B PCMs Proposed For October 17

On Friday, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) completed a four-day 2016 Batch B Pre-Mobilisation Workshop for representatives of corps producing institutions.

At the end of the workshop, NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Sule Kazaure said “the workshop provided a forum for the NYSC management and all stakeholders to interface and review the past activities with a view to finding solutions to the challenges that might have arisen in the previous mobilisation exercise and other associated problems.

“It also provided a platform to initiate measures for ensuring a hitch-free mobilisation and deployment of youths for the mandatory national service.”

OAU Peeps News Agency learnt that after the workshop, schools were issued a proposed time-table of the 2016 Batch B schedules. Kindly find below the content:

Collation Of Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) Data By Corps Producing Institution (CPIs)
12th – 30th September, 2016

Submission/Upload Of Senate Approved Results By CPIs
3rd – 8th…

Elujoba Constitutes Task Force To Unravel Causes Of VC Selection Crisis

The Acting Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Anthony Elujoba has set up a task force to review the facts and circumstances surrounding the crises that engulfed the University as a result of the selection process of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Task Force, V. C. Ohalete, the task force is referred to as “Task Force On The Crises In The University In 2016 Arising From The Selection Process Of A New Vice-Chancellor For The University”.

Here are the terms of reference of the committee:
1. To review the facts and circumstances surrounding the crises that engulfed the University as a result of the selection process of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University.
2. To find out the remote and immediate cause(s) of the crises.
3. To determine the cause, roles played by any individual members or groups of individuals internal and external to the University, e.g. members of staff, students, staff unions, a well as o…

FG Declares 12th And 13th September Public Holidays

Federal government declares September 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared September 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

This was declared by the  Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Muhammadu Maccido.

He enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians in general to support and join hands with the administration of  President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of economic recovery.
He also said that the FG was aware of the current economic challenges the nation was facing and promised that  appropriate steps will taken to address the challenges.
The minister said that the Federal Government is working to make sure that  agriculture sector and the “Youth Empowerment Scheme”, Information and Communication Techn…

ACJOAU Guild of Editors Issues Public Warning To Vandals

The Guild of Editors in a bid to safeguard the interest of its member boards has issued a public warning to persons who deface and vandalise press boards on campus.

The action which became necessitated following the recent rise in these practices may no longer be taken for granted as was done in the past. In the public notice signed by the Guild's Chairman, Adeyeye Ifeoluwa, any person caught from now may not be let go easily. Find the release of the Chairman below;


Let it be known to all in the OAU community that it is a serious and punishable offence to paste on or remove from  boards of news agencies anywhere on this campus.
It is becoming a recurring event that people paste on these boards and sometimes remove news pieces from there.
It takes a lot of time and energy to come up with these works to ensure that the entire OAU community is aware of happenings around and far away from them. Thus, defacing these boards is synonymous to sabotaging our efforts.

Ife To Experience Power Outage Today And Tomorrow

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University through the office of the Director of works has come out with a public release stating that there would be power outage on campus on Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th September 2016. 

According to the release, the outage is due to a maintenance service that would be carried out by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company at Osogbo. However, there are also speculations that the planned maintenance may also affect the generality of Ife as Osogbo is the general distributor of electricity of the town.

Maintaining In Maintenance: The Bodypreneurs And Entrepreneurs

Having known some basic truths about life in Maintainance, let us further dive into life at Maintenance and guess what? It is about the 'Entrepreneurs and Bodypreneurs.'

Alongside learning in a strenuous environment, the entrepreneurs are the students who earn money on the side by putting to practice acquired skills like make-up art, hairdressing, catering and the likes. Most of these ones in order to live in Maintenance, do all these to maintain themselves.

I can say only a few of these enterprising ladies do their businesses with zest, also meeting the demands of their academics while some engage in the businesses much to the detriment of their academics.

Now ' the Bodypreneurs!'
Hmmmmn...'The Bodypreneurs,' the ones who earn their living with what they "possess" their bodies! They are the queens of the night, especially the ones who uphold the 'T.G.I.F.' slogan. Dressed up the most on Friday nights, they attend parties, clubs, hotels, bars an…

OAU Recruitment: Join The Fight Against Drug Abuse

Do you know that a sad number of people die annually from the abuse and misuse of drugs and related substances?

Do you know that a number of these victims are young adults?

Do you share a passion to help stem this menace of drug abuse plaguing the society?

If yes, then the Drug Free Club is the place to be...

Get your membership form for just N500 today at Drug Free Club Secretariat, (Room 13.5) Block 1 Fajuyi hall or simply contact any of the following persons;

Abdulmalik 08109821071
Abdulgafar- 08162001410
Michael- 08188457298
Damilola- 07033620521
Eunice- 08136281385   
Aminat- 08171923621

......... towards a drug free world.

Positive Reviews Trail IfeLaw's "Beyond The Bar"

It is no longer news that the Law Students Society one of the nation's foremost Law faculty, IfeLaw, in equipping its members organized a two day Conference between 2nd to 3rd September, 2016. The conference had in attendance the creme de la creme of the society.

The conference, tagged Legal Career Opportunities Conference LCOC and themed Beyond the bar, had in attendance representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Bayo Adaralegbe from Babalakin $ Co., Mr Adedeji Adeyinka and other hotshots, both in the legal and business world.

Contentious and vital topics such as Arbitration, Mortgage Business, Entrepreneurship, Impact of the ICT on the legal profession, Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter Writing to mention but a few were expertly discussed by the truly competent speakers. Participants also seemed very much interested in the sessions as germaine questions were asked and answered during the course of the conference.

After a successful two days conference, Beyond the bar ca…

DSA Annuls All Faculty Elections, Orders Fresh Elections

The Division of Students Affairs, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife has annulled the elections held by Faculties to select candidates who would represent them on the proposed committee by Division to assist in the process of reinstating the Students Union. The annulment was as a result of a number of irregularities noticed in the Electioneering processes of some Faculties.

In a communique also released by the Association of Campus Journalists, OAU, she has also come out to clear the air on the alleged misinformation that was said to have trailed the Association's communique on the first meeting. The association, which was also present at the meeting, was informed that there were some modifications to the proceedings of the meeting after it ended which led to the discrepancies in outcome of the Meeting by the several bodies in attendance especially as regards the representatives from the Faculties eventually becoming Election and Election Petition Committee members.

However, the Di…

2016 Batch 'B' Pre-Mobilization Workshop Begins

On Tuesday, the 2016 Batch 'B' Pre-Mobilization workshop began in Ibadan, Oyo state with Student Affairs Offices, including that of Obafemi Awolowo University in attendance.

In the mean time, NYSC has said its attention has been drawn to some dates being peddled around as the time for the start of registration for the 2016 Batch 'B' Corps.

"The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to information circulating in the internet directing prospective corps members to commence online registration for the 2016, Batch 'B' orientation course on 8th September, 2016.

"Management wishes to inform all prospective corps members, parents, guardians and the general public, that no date has yet been fixed for the 2016 Batch 'B' orientation course.

"The information did not emanate from the NYSC website, but the handiwork of scammers, whose intention is most likely to defraud unsuspecting prospective corps members…

Buhari’s Reign: Dante’s Comedy or Marx’s Farce?

By Pope Jay with Gracious Egedegbe

Man has always been interested in predicting the future. Although this is entirely impossible, there are instances in which he still tries to predict as accurate as possible, expected events and turnouts. Weather forecasts, stock market predictions, scientific hypothesis and sport betting are instances in which man has continually depended on predictions and likely events to acquire knowledge that, in turn, inform choices and decisions.

One major approach in prediction is the studying of past trends and facts and comparing findings and results on any given issue with special focus on conditions and factors that may have changed over time. This essay will use that same approach to answer the question that doubles as the title of this article. To do that fully, we must understand the peculiarities of Buhari’s earlier reign, draw similarities and differences between that reign and his present, and draw conclusions from our findings.

Muhammadu Buhari is som…

OAU: Faculties Hold Election To Determine Reps On SU Reinstatement Committee

Resultant to the directive of the Division of Students Affairs of the Obafemi Awolowo University that students of all Faculties provide two representatives each as part of a committee that would work with the Division and the Vice-Chancellor on the reinstatement and proper reestablishment of the Students Union of the institution, many faculties have started to hold Congresses to select their representatives.

It was gathered that whilst it was less tedious for the less populated Faculties to pick their candidates, some larger Faculties had to hold elections to select their representatives on the committee; which according to the Division of Students Affairs is not the conventional Students Union Transition Committee.

On Monday, 5th September 2016, the Faculties of Education and Arts had Congresses to select their candidates. The Faculty of Social Sciences also had elections in the same day. At the end of the Social Sciences elections, Sanyaolu Olakunle "Sporo" and Deji Akin …

Faculty Of Technology Dean's Cup Kicks Off Today

By 3:00pm today, the much anticipated Faculty of Technology Deans Cup will commence.

It is time for Great Ife students in the tech faculty to partially drop their books and lace their boots. All the eight departments in the faculty will be competing for the faculty's most coveted football trophy on campus.

Two matches would be played on a daily basis at the Cricket Pitch, Sports Complex; 3pm and 5pm from Monday, 5th September till Wednesday, 7th September.

Find the game fixtures below.

MONDAY (05-09-2016)
MATCH 1: Electronics and Electrical Engineering vs Agricultural Engineering - 3PM
MATCH 2: Chemical Engineering vs Computer Science - 5PM

MATCH 3: Food Science and Technology vs Mechanical Engineering - 3PM
MATCH 4:Material Science vs Civil Engineering - 5PM

SEMI FINALS (07-09-2016)

You definitely do not want to miss out on this memorable event. Be there!

SSANU, NASU Appreciate Role Of Social Media In OAU VC Struggle

The Chairman of the OAU chapter of Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, Comrade Odewunmi and representatives of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, OAU have come out to appreciate the role of the social and mass media in their recent agitation against the irregularities in the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor for the institution. 
Speaking at the National Dialogue on the use of the Social Media, Odewumi appreciated the efforts of media houses and campus journalists in helping ensure that their cause gained international attention as against the similar 2009 struggle on the appointment of Professor 'Tale Omole. The programme, which was organised by Oyedeji Olanrewaju and his team, also featured a panel discussion from Vincent Adeoba, Umar Galadima, and Adetula David; who was duly represented.

The trio spoke on the current use of the social media in solving the recurrent closure of tertiary institutions across the nation. The Dean of Students Affairs of the Un…

OAU Initiation 2016: The Story Has Never Been Told

The Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, wishes to bring to the notice of general public that as part of its pivotal plans to equip and develop the creative minds of newly admitted students into the department, the department has begun this year initiation tagged initiation 2016,the journey.

Initiation is a platform where newly admitted students are meant to undergo rigorous training for some weeks; this trains them mentally, psychologically, physically and tt brings out the best in them to undertake the study in the department.

In the history of initiation in Nigerian universities, no university reckons with what is obtainable on the shores of great Ife campus. In fact, the initiation experience is second to none, only the strong survive. The prowess, the talents, the approach is unheard of, the watchword is described as dynamism, even as it incarnates excellence in its supremacy.

You need to see these young entertainers, thespians, dramatists and incredible acto…

JCIN OAU Recruitment Exercise Continues

Junior Chamber International Nigeria (JCIN)OAU, organizers of the OAU Freshers Spelling bee, has begin it recruitment exercise for the 2015/2016 academic session. This recruitment exercise is open all young leaders, entrepreneurs and all young persons.

The recruitment exercise begins with sales of form to interested students who wish to join the league of young active citizens. Each year thousands of young people join the JCI movement across the world.

For most of them, this is the beginning of a very exciting experience as they begin to build relationships, acquire new skills and take leadership positions both within and outside JCI.

JCI is a Worldwide community of about 200,000 young active citizens and leaders with shared beliefs and purpose.
* Members create positive change in themselves and their community.
* A grassroots network of, about 5,000 Local Organizations.

JCIN OAU gives members opportunity to Impact with JCI, dream and dream big, get Involved, and be active.

To pick up F…

Call For Entries: 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries.

The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions – Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Please note that while the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries from all regions. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000.

Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible, and we invite writers from Mozambique who write in Portuguese, and writers who write in Samoan, Swahili and Bengali, and who do not have an English translation of their story, to submit their stories in the original language.

Read more and submit your entries here:

Entries close 1st November 2016.

Department Of Public Admin, OAU Gets First Female Professor

Dr Juliana Taiwo Makinde (Ph.D) has been promoted to the rank of professor, therefore becoming the first female Professor of Public Administration in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

She is the wife of Moses Akinola Makinde, a retired Professor of Philosophy in the same university, who is currently the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Awolowo Centre for Philosophy, Ideology and Good Governance.

A statement by her husband said: “Taiwo Makinde moved from confidential secretary to the highly esteemed rank of professor which is the intellectual pinnacle; a remarkable feat that has inspired confidential secretaries that, with dedication and dint of hard work and cooperation from their husbands, the sky is their limit.

“She worked as a Confidential Secretary in both old Oyo State and Osun State in various ministries and in the judiciary where she worked with prominent judges including Justice Atinuke Ige, Justice Akin Apara and Justice Agbaje-Williams.

“She t…