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Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari's 56th Independence Anniversary Speech

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ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI
ON 56TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY.
OCTOBER 1ST 2016

Today – 1st October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians. On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore give thanks and pray for our founding fathers without whose efforts and toil we would not reap the bounties of today.

2. I know that uppermost in your minds today is the economic crisis. The recession for many individuals and families is real. For some It means not being able to pay school fees, for others it's not being able to afford the high cost of food (rice and millet) or the high cost of local or international travel, and for many of our young people the recession means joblessness, sometimes after graduating from university or polytechnic.

3. I know how difficult things are, and how rough business is. All my adult life I have always earned a salary and I know what it is like when your …

Happy 56th Birthday To Me

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My name is Nigeria
I am not a nation
I am not a person
I am a people

My masters used to tell me that it was one-man-one-wife but they left me with many wives. My wives are so many I do not know how many there are, neither are my children concerned about that. Before you call me an irresponsible man, I must let you know that I was not born the natural way. A woman named Flora Shaw was playing tease strip with her boyfriend in the Niger when she suddenly had an epiphany: that I should come to be.

My children proclaim to serve many gods; some might throw tantrums for not saying ‘God’. But I knew only one god, omniscience, omnipresent and omnipotent. He is the triune god of the west. From him, all my blessings and painful lessons flow. While he spoke on the need for personal liberty and freedom, I was dutifully licking at his feet because there is nothing personal about me; everything in my life has been borrowed. Wait! Was I kneeing at the feet of a ‘he’ or that of a queen? These things ar…

KSA Birthday Celebration: "Leadership Is Stewardship" - Ooni Of Ife Tells Students

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Oduduwa Hall was certainly the place to be on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 as popular Nigerian music prodigy, King Sunny Ade was celebrated by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The programme, which was organised by Apreel 1, was done in commemoration of the 70th birthday of King Sunny Ade. The first part of the programme held in Oduduwa Hall and featured a public lecture from Professor Vidal, a Professor of Music at the Mountain Top University Lagos, who spoke on the topic, "Nigerian Music Industry: A way forward...".

However, a mild frenzy emanated upon the arrival of the Ile-ife Monarch as students, staff and other members of the University trooped out to see the recently coronated ruler of Ile-Ife. In his address to the audience, the Oonirisha emphasised the need for the youth of the present day to further seek the mentorship of the elders as the gap between the elders and the youth increased by the day, which according to the monarch, is causing a rapid moral de…

Federal Government Declares October 3 Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has announced that Monday, October 3 will be work free day, in celebration of Nigeria's 56th Independence Anniversary.

This was contained in a statement released by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau and signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido.

The Minister congratulates Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary and assures that the government is putting measures in place to ameliorate the current economic challenges.

Tehillah Concert 2016 Storms Ife Tomorrow

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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: 30th September, 2016
Time: 10pm

Ministering :
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 …

Pelumi Ponmile, Other OAU Students Make "Life In My City" Art Contest Shortlist

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Life in my City art festival is an annual art festival which commenced in 2007. It is a festival used to showcase young artists and encourage creative awareness. The festival also comes with a competition.

For this year, quite a number of participants from various tertiary institutions enrolled for the competition and in a show of greatness, several OAU students, present and past, were shortlisted among the finalists from the Ibadan zone in Nigeria. These lucky ones would be showcasing more of their talent at the grand finale of the festival in Enugu state later in October.

About 10 of the 12 finalists shortlisted from the Ibadan zone for the finals are said to be students of OAU with some names on the list being the popular painter of Fajuyi Hall Water Place; Pelumi Ponmile, Badru Taofeek, Ibrahim Rashidat amongst others. The festival is used to promote culture and creativity in Africa as a whole. The grand finale of the colourful event will be on the 27th of October, 2016 which is…

Myths And Facts About Coffee

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A study claims that coffee can increase stamina and help weight loss but most health experts warn against drinking it. So what is the truth about coffee? Here is a separsation of myths from facts by Amy Anderson

1. Coffee is fat-free - MYTH
After brewing, espresso coffee contains 2.5% fat. Filter coffee contains 0.6%. It's mainly the milk or cream taken with the coffee that adds fat.

2. Coffee makes you more physically active - FACT
Caffeine -- the main active ingredient in coffee -- acts as a mild stimulant on the central nervous system. This, in turn, is responsible for boosting alertness when individuals are tired -- during night-shift work, on a long journey, or after lunch when the body's circadian rhythm is at its lowest.

3. Coffee is just a quick stimulant - MYTH
The stimulant effect of coffee peaks in the blood 15 to 45 minutes after drinking -- but may persist for hours. How fast your body deals with caffeine depends on your metabolic rate, but its expulsion is slowed…

Faculty of Pharmacy OAU Inducts 99 Fresh Pharmacists

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Inductees in their Colourful gowns

The atmosphere of the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University was certainly a joyful one on Tuesday, 27th September 2016 as students who had completed their five-year undergraduate degree programme in the Faculty of Pharmacy were inducted as Pharmacists.

The induction which began at about 10am had in attendance several dignitaries, parents and friends of the inductees, who glowed effortlessly in their induction gowns.

Addressing the inductees in his address, the keynote speaker of the event, Pharmacist Tayo, advised the new pharmacists to continue to develop themselves especially by acquiring several other skills which would give them an edge in the outside world. The programme also featured a brief presentation by Mr Reuben Tamarau Tenna, who had the best final year project and was also the class representative of the graduating class.

Upon the administration of the Pharmacist's oath by the registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria,…

⁠⁠⁠Before You Call Us Names; Get Your Facts Right

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The attention of the management of OAU Peeps News Agency has been drawn to a misleading information allegedly churned out by one Mr. Rasak Ayoola. He claimed that OAU Peeps News Agency, has at a point in time published news reports without adequate investigation and evidence.

Mr Rasaq mentioned this at the National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors (NANCE) Southwest Regional Workshop that held in Ibadan, on Saturday the 24th September, 2016.

As much as we at OAU Peeps remain very open to public suggestions on how we can improve on our service delivery, and constructive criticism that will up our redefined journalism, we will not tolerate any form of misleading information, which we strongly believe was aimed at defaming the agency.

Mr Ayoola, is said to be the the South West Regional Editor of the Business Day newspaper and a 200 level student of the Faculty of Law. We are not sure if he really understands the operations of our news agency over the past few years, but perhaps he…

DSA Invites Prospective NYSC Members To Important Meeting

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The Division of Students Affairs, Obafemi Awolowo University has invited all final year students/prospective Corp members to a meeting with NYSC officials on briefing and sensitization on NYSC matters.

The meeting is scheduled for 29th of September, 2016 at the Ajose Lecture Theatre by 10am prompt.

Looking Classy On A Rainy Day

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Everyone will agree that the weather these days has not been very friendly, especially to us here on OAU campus. We have been experiencing this chameleon-like weather these days; having it bright and sunny one minute, then grey and raining heavily the next. This has been a bother to many of us whose activities get interrupted due to the rain. Getting drenched on the way to class is definitely not going to look good or classy at all.

However, it is still possible to remain fashionable, even on a suddenly rainy day. I'll share some tips on how you can maintain your style in this season.

Firstly, this goes for us ladies. Our hair becomes a concern when it rains and gets wet. So it will be wise for ladies to keep a shower cap handy at all times. It's portable and protects your hair. So before you step out on a seemingly bright day, ensure that you have your shower cap. Also try to wear your hair in a bun or ponytail which is easier to control.

For your dressing too, wearing whit…

Students Lament Over EGL204 Results

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It was toward the eventide of the 16th September - Thursday that one of the core courses at the department of English Language at the Faculty of Arts, EGL 204 result was released for her students to check. The result was overly poor for almost all of them. A correspondent of OAU Peeps News Agency was able to gather from a Student (whose name would not be disclosed) that the results were quite inconsistent. According to Dupe(not real name), at first, she checked and saw that she was 'given' 24 in total, over 100 marks.

Another affected student lamented, "how can I score below 20 over all!" And Tolu (not real name) explained that he believed he merited and expected much than what was given him.

Our correspondent also learnt that after the first upload, few left for the department to lodge complaints, they were made to understand it was due to some terrible error which would be rectified in no time. However after the alleged correction, it ws said that the grades of th…

The Pharmacist: Beyond The Science – Pope Jay

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The origin of man has continued to remain one of the mysteries beyond his reach. While some have tried to answer this question of man’s source within the confines of logic, some others believe a force beyond man’s comprehension is responsible for his existence. So far, none of these standpoints is yet to achieve an absolute answer. However, studying the flora and fauna components of the earth, the geography of the earth and some other important factors, some basic facts can be established. The Charles Darwin’s theory of Evolution is one of such facts: The fact that it is only organisms that can successfully adapt to their environment that survive. The Homo sapiens is one of the most successful animals on the surface of the earth. The reason for this is not far-fetched; it is mainly due to her ability to adapt to her environment and even optimize some alterations to it, even though some unintended effects often arise from her escapades in this process.

   Science has been described a…

OAU Lecturer Wins Fafunwa Education Foundation Award

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Obafemi Awolowo University lecturer, Dr. Toju Toritseju Eyengho of the Department of Art and Social Sciences has emerged one of the winners of this year's Fafunwa Education Foundation Awards.

Nigerians have also hailed the Fafunwa Education Foundation (FEF) for contributing to the development of the education sector.

Speaking on Friday at the Annual Awards Ceremony of the foundation held at the Faculty of Education Auditorium, University of Lagos (UNILAG), they said FEF over the years, had made a lot of impact in the education industry.

The people, comprising students, academics, entrepreneurs and others, said the topic of the 2016 lecture titled: “tackling the problem of unemployment in Nigeria” was relevant to the recession the country was experiencing.

They said if the recommendations to be made by the foundation are implemented, they will proffer solutions to unemployment.

The Post Doctoral Award in Education was won by Dr. Olabisi Adedigba of the Faculty of Education, (Depar…

OAU 2016 Admission Screening Ends Today

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Announcement on University Eportal

According to an announcement on the University's eportal, the online admission screening into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife will now end on today, Sunday, 25th September, 2016.

The announcement is following several postponements since the commencement of the screening.

College Of Heath Sciences Releases 2016/2017 Admission Cut-off Marks

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OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2016/2017 admission cut-off marks for the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Medicine
Merit – 75.2%
Ekiti – 75.0%
Lagos – 75.0%
Ogun – 75.0%
Ondo – 75.0%
Osun – 75.0%
Oyo – 75.0%
ELDS – 74.5%
Pre-Degree – 83.6%

Nursing
Merit (First Choice) – 70%
Merit (Second Choice) – 74.4%
Ekiti – 69.8%
Lagos – 69.8%
Ogun – 69.8%
Ondo – 69.8%
Osun – 69.8%
Oyo – 69.8%
ELDS – 68.4%
Pre-Degree – 74.7%

Dentistry
Merit (First Choice) – 67.8%
Merit (Second Choice) – 74.4
Ekiti – 67.4%
Lagos – 67.4%
Ogun – 67.4%
Ondo – 67.4%
Osun – 67.4%
Oyo – 67.4%
ELDS – 62.0%
Pre-Degree – 79.8%

Medical Rehabilitation
Merit (First Choice) – 68.9%
Merit (Second Choice) – 74.4
Ekiti – 68.6%
Lagos – 68.6%
Ogun – 68.6%
Ondo – 68.6%
Osun – 68.6%
Oyo – 68.6%
ELDS – 65.8%
Pre-Degree – 75.4%

See Cut-off Marks for other faculties below;

Faculty of Administration
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Environmental Des…

Faculty Of Administration Releases 2016/2017 Admission Cut-off Marks

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OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2016/2017 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Management and Accounting
Merit – 63.9%
Ekiti – 61.6%
Lagos – 61.2%
Ogun – 62.6%
Ondo – 62.3%
Osun – 62.6%
Oyo – 63.2%
ELDS: Kwara – 61.3%, Benue – 63.0%, Kogi – 59.4%, Rivers – 61.5%, Kebbi – 59.0%
Pre-Degree – %

International Relations
Merit – 58.4%
Ekiti – 55.6%
Lagos – 52.8%
Ogun – 56.0%
Ondo – 54.1%
Osun – 57.4%
Oyo – 58.3%
ELDS: Cross River – 56.9%, Kwara – 55.0%, Rivers – 57.1%, Niger – 51.4%
Pre-Degree – %

Public Administration
Merit – 57.7%
Ekiti – 55.0%
Lagos – 50.2%
Ogun – 56.2%
Ondo – 55.1%
Osun – 57.5%
Oyo – 57.0%
ELDS: Bayelsa – 53.6%, Benue – 53.5%, Kogi – 50.8%
Pre-Degree – %

Local Government Studies
Merit – 50.0%
Ekiti – 50.0%
Lagos – 50.0%
Ogun – 50.0%
Ondo – 50.0%
Osun – 50.0%
Oyo – 50.0%
ELDS – 50.0%
Pre-Degree – %

See Cut-off Marks for Other Faculties Below;
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of…

Faculty Of Science Releases 2016/2017 Admission Cut-off Marks

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OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2016/2017 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Applied Geophysics, Botany, Zoology & Statistics
Merit – 50.0%
Ekiti – 50.0%
Lagos – 50.0%
Ogun – 50.0%
Ondo – 50.0%
Osun – 50.0%
Oyo – 50.0%
ELDS – 50.0%
Pre-Degree – %

Biochemistry
Merit – 61.8%
Ekiti – 59.8%
Lagos –61.1 %
Ogun – 61.3%
Ondo – 59.9%
Osun – 61.1%
Oyo – 61.3%
ELDS – 56.8%
Pre-Degree – %

Chemistry
Merit – 58.7%
Ekiti – 57.5%
Lagos – nil
Ogun – 54.6%
Ondo – 58.0%
Osun – 58.0%
Oyo – 58.3%
ELDS – 50.0%
Pre-Degree – %

Engineering Physics
Merit – 60.8%
Ekiti – 59.8%
Lagos – nil
Ogun – nil
Ondo – nil
Osun – 60.8%
Oyo – 56.3%
ELDS – 50.0%
Pre-Degree – %

Geology
Merit – 63.2%
Ekiti – 56.8%
Lagos – 62.5%
Ogun – 56.9%
Ondo – 55.5%
Osun – 58.9%
Oyo – 60.6%
ELDS – 55.6%
Pre-Degree – %

Mathematics
Merit – 59.6%
Ekiti – 51.0%
Lagos – 58.1%
Ogun – 58.4%
Ondo – 58.6%
Osun – 59.2%
Oyo – 52.5%
ELDS – 50.0%
Pre-Degree – %

Microbiology
Me…

Faculty Of Arts Releases 2016/2017 Admission Cut-off Marks

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OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2016/2017 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Dramatic Arts
Merit: 56.0%
Lagos - 53.8%
Oyo - 54.0%
Ondo - 51.1%
Ogun - 53.6%
Osun - 54.7%
Ekiti - 54.7%
ELDS - 50.9%
Pre-Degree – %

Linguistics
Merit - 59.6%
Lagos - 58.5%
Oyo - 56.5%
Ondo - 50.7%
Ogun - 55.5%
Osun - 58.4%
Ekiti - 54.1%
ELDS - 53.5%
Pre-Degree – %

Music
Merit - 50.0%
Lagos - 50.0%
Oyo - 50.0%
Ondo - 50.0%
Ogun - 50.0%
Osun - 50.0%
Ekiti - 50.0%
ELDS - 50.0%
Pre-Degree – %

Philosophy
Merit - 50.4%
Lagos - 50.4%
Oyo - 50.4%
Ondo - 50.4%
Ogun - 50.4%
Osun - 50.4%
Ekiti - 50.4%
ELDS - 50.4%
Pre-Degree – %

Religious Studies
Merit - 51.2%
Lagos - 51.2%
Oyo - 51.2%
Ondo - 51.2%
Ogun - 51.2%
Osun - 51.2%
Ekiti - 51.2%
ELDS - 41.2%
Pre-Degree – %

Yoruba
Merit - 50.1%
Lagos - 50.1%
Oyo - 50.1%
Ondo - 50.1%
Ogun - 50.1%
Osun - 50.1%
Ekiti - 50.1%
ELDS - 50.1%
Pre-Degree – %

English Language
Merit - 57.1%
Lagos …

Faculty Of Social Science Releases 2016/2017 Admission Cut-off Marks

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OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2016/2017 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Social Science, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Demography and Social Statistics
Merit – 67.2%
Ekiti – 55%
Lagos – 67.2%
Ogun – 56.1%
Ondo – 67.2%
Osun – 54.7%
Oyo – 55.1%
ELDS – 56.6%
Pre-Degree – Yet to be released

Economics
Merit – 72.3%
Ekiti – 63%
Lagos – 63.4%
Ogun – 63.8%
Ondo – 63.2%
Osun – 63.1%
Oyo – 63.3%
ELDS – 64%
Pre-Degree – Yet to be released

Geography
Merit – 59.5%
Ekiti – 54.8%
Lagos – 59.5%
Ogun – 52.5%
Ondo – 54.7%
Osun – 56.2%
Oyo – 46.4%
ELDS – 59.5%
Pre-Degree – Yet to be released

Political Science/PPE
Merit – 66.5%
Ekiti – 66.5%
Lagos – 59.9%
Ogun – 59.7%
Ondo – 60.5%
Osun – 59.2%
Oyo – 60.1%
ELDS – 60.7%
Pre-Degree – Yet to be released

Psychology
Merit – 65.4%
Ekiti – 65.4%
Lagos – 65.4%
Ogun – 57%
Ondo – 65.4%
Osun – 56.4%
Oyo – 55.7%
ELDS – 55.5%
Pre-Degree – Yet to be released

Sociology and Anthropology
Merit – 62%
Ekiti – 54.4%
Lagos – 56.3%
Ogun –…

Faculty Of Pharmacy Releases 2016/2017 Admission Cut-off Marks

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OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2016/2017 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Merit – 69.4%
Ekiti – 67.5%
Lagos – 66.2%
Ogun – 66.6%
Ondo – 68.8%
Osun – 68.4%
Oyo – 68.0%

ELDS – 64.9%

Pre-Degree – 78.0%

See Cut-off Marks for other faculties below;

Faculty of Administration
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Environmental Designs and Management
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Technology
College of Health Sciences

NOTE: The links to some of the faculties above may not be clickable now. This is because we are currently working on uploading the cut-off marks. Kindly keep checking every hour. However, be sure we will alert you once the next faculty cut-off marks have been put up.