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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

"No Change In Resumption Date " - OAU Public Relations Officer

By Farombi Oluwaseun

With few days left to the proposed resumption date of academic activities in Obafemi Awolowo University, the university management has resolved that resumption holds as earlier scheduled despite the consistent agitation by the NASU, SSANU, and NAAT union members on campus.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency , the University Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju stated that there is no change in resumption date. He further added that academic activities will commence immediately students resume.

Reacting to questions from OAU Peeps News Agency, the University Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof. I.A Aransi affirmed that the resumption date remains 2nd January and cannot be altered.   " The End of the year break has been terminated,students should resume",He further added.

When asked as to whether the university management has already found  a way to circumvent  the effect of the ongoing Joint Non-Teaching Staff protest , Prof. Aransi said the stu…

YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program 2018 (Onsite Ghana and Nigeria)

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States Government, to train the next generation of African Leaders who will shape the future of African business and entrepreneurship, civil society leadership, and public sector management.

The YALI Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) West Africa, Accra, offers you an innovative and game changing Online Emerging Leaders training program in the following courses:

Business and Entrepreneurship
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The program is hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

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Outstanding leadership training through global collaboration – The YALI RLC West Africa exceptional Emerging Leaders Online Program is created through the collaboration of leading universities and partn…

Commonwealth Foundation Internship 2018 At Commonwealth Writers, London

Commonwealth Writers aims to strengthen civic voice and shape public discourse through creative expression by less heard voices.

Commonwealth Writers is a cultural programme within the Commonwealth Foundation. The Foundation is an international organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments. It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded and reporting to governments.

The role
We are looking for an Intern to work in the exciting arena of Commonwealth Writers. The internship will be London based and support activities of the programme, in particular the two websites, and, and various projects including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and craft development initiatives.

The person
The individual should have strong writing skills, research ability and experience…

Non- Academic Staff Strike Not Ending Soon – SSANU

The Non-teaching staff of Nigerian Universities; NASU, SSANU and NAAT under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee JAC said they will not call off the strike unless the Federal Government answer to their demands.

Speaking on behalf of the three unions, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) spokesman, A.O Salaam said the workers are unhappy with the strike itself but were left with no other choice. Salaam said this in an interview with Journalists.

“I hate to sound negative because our honest desire is that the matter is resolved soon and we all resume to our various duty posts. As far as we are concerned, it is not in anybody’s interests that we stay away from work. However, if we are left with no choice, what do we do?”

In a lengthy discussion , he blamed the Federal Government for the strike. He said the Government have shown little or no concern in the matter and as it is the strike is not going to end soon.

In his words, “the bane of the crisis rocking the…

OAU Break: Ile-Ife Traders Decry Poor Sales, Blame Government on Fuel Hike

By Uthman Samad

Few weeks ago, the students of the Obafemi Awolowo University proceeded  on an End of the year break, the traders of the Ife City has however complained of low sales since the break   amidst  fuel hike.

The traders in series of interview with OAU Peeps News Agency expressed their heart broken feelings over poor turn out of buyers especially during this Christmas period.

In her view, Mrs Adijat Olaniyan ,an hair dresser at  Lagere lamented over the poor turn out of customers saying that there is no any significant profit during the Christmas period and the normal period." People are looking for money to buy food and cloth to water for Christmas, not for hair-do as there's no sales at all"  Mrs Adijat added.

Furthermore, Madam Omisore Olayinka, a food seller told our correspondent that  the fuel hike and hoarding by the station owner has become every Christmas period tradition which do have effect on the purchasing power of buyers.

In the mean time, Mr Bank…

Why You Should Opt For Carpooling

By Osinjowo Tomisin

The current petrol scarcity in many parts of the country has plunged many people into confusion. This situation is further worsened by the announced temporary halt in train operations which has been a strong consolation for people who frequently travel long distances even in this time. Many are seeking ways to cushion the effect of these on their finances, health and work performances. Carpooling is an effective measure.

Carpooling is an arrangement whereby several people travel together in the same car in order to save costs, reduce polluton etc. This can be of much help to especially workers who travel long distances daily. Carpooling is well practiced in many foreign countries.

The advantages of carpooling are numerous ranging from economic to health, environmental advantages.

Carpooling can help to save transportation costs of the participants as all it takes is a participant's car and cost of fuel( which will be contributed by the participan…

Tony Elumelu Fellow Trains 21 Startups In Osun State

Startup LABS over the weekend hosted 21 startups across Osun state in Ile-Ife, on December 17, 2017 to learn what it takes to win the TonyElumelu grant in 2018.
The meetup was facilitated by a 2017 fellow of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and founder of Epower, Mr. Ogunbowale Gbenga. With an excited guest already seated, Gbenga was able to unleash expository insights into the basics of funding and all there is to securing a long term networking relationship and opportunities with 999 fellows if a startup made the TEF list.
Here is what the convener of Startup LABS and host of the meetup, Joshua IGBA has to say,

The objectives of this meetup were met. I am more than confident that attendees of this meetup will make it to the TEF fellowship in 2018. It shall not end here; we will take this exposition to others and places, to teach those who have great products and ideas on how to apply.”

Here are what attendees have to say
John Ukwenga | Bestgrade Academy
This December edition of startup…

OAU Artiste "Lardort" Drops New Jam "Kilofe"

OAU's #STEADY crooner, LARDORT, after dropping track, MY BABY with Mr. Zaki is out with another major magic titled KILOFE. This track, produced by Badman and mixed by SPIRITMYX is one that is going to keep your finger on the replay button.

This Track Issa JAM!

About Lardort
Lardort the AfricanChild is a part 3 law student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, whose versatility can't be underrated as he dishes out yet another well "crafted sound"  KILOFE produced by Badman and mixed & mastered by Spyritmyx as a follow up on his last released single 'Steady'. You can reach him on Instagram and twitter @kinglardort

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NASU Strike To Continue As JAC Yet To Reach Agreement With FG

From the circular released by the Joint Action Committee of NASU, NAAT and SSANU based on the outcomes of the meeting carried out between the committee and the Minister of Education, the unions have been instructed to continue the strike as no reasonable agreement as been reached just yet.

Find the circular attached.

NASU, SSANU, NAAT demand N30 Billion from FG To End Strike

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Striking non-teaching staff in universities have asked for the release of N30bn to their unions if the federal government wants the strike called off.

The unions, under the auspices of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) embarked on another industrial action due to government’s inability to honour the deal it made with them.

Addressing reporters at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) on Wednesday, SSANU national vice president, Alfred Jimoh, said if the government releases the N30 billion, it would be added to the N4.6 billion shared among the three non-teaching staff.

Jimoh said: “Government should release more funds to take care of the arrears of the Earned Allowance of the three non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities and to commence the immediate implementation of the allowances to forestall further acc…

NECO Releases 2017 November/December GCE Results

​The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released 2017 November/December External Senior School Certificate Examination results.

Prospective candidates are expected to purchase NECO result checking scratch card before proceeding to check their results online,

Cards are available in all NECO offices.

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1)Go to NECO result checking portal

2)Select your examination type i.e. Nov/Dec

3)Select your year of examination i.e. 2017

4)Enter the result checking scratch card PIN number in the required column

5)Enter your examination number

Finally, click on Check My Result button to access your 2017 NECO GCE result.

Court Declares Change To ‘State Of Osun’ Illegal

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has said the changing of ‘Osun State’ to ‘State of Osun’ by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola is illegal.

Justice Yinka Afolabi, while delivering the judgment on Thursday in a case instituted by Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Ilesa branch, Mr. Kanmi Ajibola, challenging the legality of the “State of Osun Land Use Charge Law,” held that the law and its makers were unknown to the 1999 Constitution.

Aregbesola had changed the name of the state from ‘Osun State’ to ‘State of Osun’ in 2011; but the NBA chairman, who is a human rights activist, approached the court in 2016 and asked the court to declare as null and void all transactions done by the state with the name ‘State of Osun.’

Afolabi also declared that the makers of the law, who are currently serving as members of the State House of Assembly, were not sworn in as members of the ‘State of Osun House of Assembly,’ but as members of ‘Osun State House of Assembly,’ going by t…

OAU Announces New Date For Sports' Admissions Screening

This is to inform all Sport Applicants that their screening into OAU which was initially postponed has been rescheduled for
Date: Wednesday December 20, 2017
Time: 9am prompt

Applicants are expected to be at the Sport Council 30 minutes to the Screening and are to prepare for both:
Oral and Practical Screening Sessions
Candidates are also expected to come with their Credentials and Sports Kits for the screening

The screening is only open to Sport applicants with 50% and above in their Post-UTME and D.E students with Upper Class Credit
Candidates are enjoined to prepare to travel back immediately after the Screening as they will not be allowed to sleep over on campus.

Thanks for your Understanding

Abu Adamu
Director of Sports, OAU Sport Council

Osun Startups Converge In Ife, Strategize Towards Dominating Tony Elumelu Grant List

Startups in Osun state, Nigeria converge in Ife this Sunday, December 17 to strategise on dominating Africa's Largest Business incubator,- The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) ahead of 2018 cycle of applications.

Registration has been on HERE ( This is a meetup by StartupLABS.

Participants will bebefit the following:

Question2Question Guide on TEF applicationAccess to Fund raising material and template.Insights into 2018 predictions on startups.One on One consultation with facilitators.

The keynote resource for this startupLABS mmetup is OGUNBOWALE GBENGA, CEO of EPOWER.

Gbenga is 2017 fellow of TonyElumeluFoundation (Africa), an international Facebook Trainer. Gbenga has an Associate fellowship with the Royal Commonwealth Society (United Kingdom). He is listed among the top 50 Enterpreneurs by Diamond Bank and the Enterprise Development Center. A formal awardee of National Youth Service Corps Merit Award, amongst others.

Curator of StartupLABS, Mr. J…

OAU Pays Earned Allowance To ASUU, NASU, Others

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, has paid the Earned Allowance to its workers in compliance with the Federal Government directives that the money released be paid to every segment of the University workforce.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, affirmed that members of all the Unions: Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) benefited from the Earned Allowance.

It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising the Non Teaching Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have embarked on an indefinite strike action against the Federal Government over an alleged disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance…

Prevail On Maintenance Hall Operators - Campus Journalists Tell OAU Management

Campus journalists in Obafemi Awolowo University, under the aegis of the Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) has called on the university authorities to immediately intervene in the worsening state of the private hostel on campus, Maintenance Hall despite the continual increase in rent cost.

In a statement signed by the association's President, Okeowo Olasunkanmi; the General Secretary, Seun Ibrahim and the Public Relations Officer, Oye Ola Oladimeji, the body noted that its call is based on the "outcry of the occupants of the hall over the horrible state of the pocket-tearing hostels."

"Following the outcry of the occupants of maintenance hostels about the horrible state of the pocket-tearing hostels which are owned by the management and private individuals and in a bid to find a lasting solution to the inhumane treatment, some occupants of the hostel have deem it fit to relay their horrendous experience with ACJ's representatives. A few number of them nar…

Students Lament Over Incessant NASU, ASUU, SSANU Strike

By Channels TV

As the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) continues its one week strike, the West African Student Union (WAFU) has asked the Federal Government to settle all outstanding agreements with both teaching and non-teaching university lecturers to enable them to return to classes as soon as possible.

The students also called for adequate funding of the education sector in 2018, in order to end the incessant face-off between the Federal Government and lecturers of tertiary institutions just as it has given to other sectors of the economy.

President of WAFU, Zacchaeus Maikudi speaking in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria over the weekend lamented the negative effects of the current strike by the Non Academic staff of universities on the students. He said it is high time the Federal Government deploy adequate resources to the sector, to address its endemic problems.

According to him, poor education funding had left the system with myriads of problems with negativ…

Strike: OAU Postpones Sports' Admission Screening

As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike action of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non - Teaching Staff, which comprises  Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the 2017/2018 sports admission screening slated for last Wednesday has been postponed indefinitely.

    In a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency from the office of the Director of Sports, Obafemi Awolowo University sports council, it stated that the exercise has to be postponed due to the unforeseen circumstances on campus.

"We truly apologise for all Inconveniences caused by this postponement. It was done with the best Interest of the Applicants at mind."--Abu Adamu, Director of Sports further stated.

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16-Year-Old Folasewa Makes OAU Proud In Platinum Reasoning Contest

By Farombi Oluwaseun

On Saturday, 18th November 2017 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, 16-year-old Abdulsalam Folashewa, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, was announced as the second runner up  out of about 380 registered candidates in the just concluded National  Platinum Reasoning Contest organized for all students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria organized by Platinum Mathematics Team. At the same time, a student of American University of Nigeria was awarded the 1st runner up while the overall winner was awarded to a student of Redeemer's University..

The overall winner was given a cheque of N500,000, the 1st runner up was awarded a cheque of N300,000 and a cheque of N200,000 was given to the 2nd runner up.

The names of the winners, their corresponding positions and institutions  are provided below:

Overall winner: Bankole Oluwafemi, Redeemer's University.

1st runner up: Salisu Ahmad, American University of Nigeria.

2nd runner up: Abdulsalam Folasewa , Obafemi Awolowo …

Reps Honour OAU Academic Record Breaker, Former Street Beggar

The House of Representatives on Tuesday during plenary honoured Aarinola Blessing and Abdulsalam Idowu for their rare feats and academic attainment.

Ms. Blessing, 24, was admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State to study Medicine and Surgery in 2011. She scored an excellent Cummulative Grade Point (CGPA) of 4.74 in her first year.

Subsequently in her second through sixth year she scored: Distinctions in Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Physiology (200L); Distinctions in Medical Biochemistry and Pharmacology (300L); Distinctions in Pathology and Pharmacology (400L); Distinctions in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mental Health and Dermatology (500L) and Distinctions in Surgery (600L) (An Achievement elusive for a period of 28 years in OAU/Nigerian Medicine and Community Health).

Meanwhile, the details of Mr. Kamaldeen, 38, shows that he lost his two legs to polio at the tender age of 3, lost his mother at the age of 4, started primary school at 8, and started str…

Strike : OAU Postpones Convocation Ceremonies

Due to unforseen development occasioned by the ongoing national strike action of the non-teaching staff unions of   universities, it has become imperative for the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, to postpone the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University earlier scheduled for December 13 to 16, 2017.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the non definite date for the suspension of the strike action has made the suspension of the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University an unavoidable alternative.

Olarewaju expresses the regret of the University Management for any inconveniences the postponement might have caused the general public, most especially our invited guests, the graduating students, their parents and guardians, friends and well wishers, the alumni, lovers of Great Ife and all other stakeholders.

It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising t…

OAU Suspends Academic Activities, To Resume Next Year

As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike action of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non – Teaching Staff, which comprises Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Senate of the University, at its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, has approved that the Students of the University should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Students have been asked to vacate their Halls of residence latest by 4:00pm on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.

Accordingly, the general public, particularly the Parents / Guardians of our students have been asked to note this latest development and ensure that their children and wards are prevailed upon to comply with this directive.

Consequently, the students are expected…

Because There Is No Attendance In Heaven

By ‘Joba Ojelabi

It is no longer news that the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked on what was supposed to be a nationwide strike. Unsurprisingly, the protest and strike action has been most intense at the University of Ibadan and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. The reason for the action was said to be the sharing formula of the Earned allowances areas as stipulated by the Federal Government. From sources online, the formula seemed grossly unfair to the union as about 89% was said to be for the Academic Staff whilst the remaining 11% was for the other three unions; NAAT, NASU and SSANU. As unfair as the sharing formula might sound, I doubt that I am in any position to comment on the correctness of the formula as I do not have all the details surrounding the sharing. However, one thing that concerns me is how the actions and the seeming brawl between the academic and non-academic staff of the Obafemi Awolowo University affect me, for obvious reasons of course.


NASU OAU Bark Harder, Threaten To Cut Power And Water Supply

The Non-Academic Staff Union of the Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife today 4th December held her congress in compliance with the directives of the National Joint Action Committee currently handling the earned allowances crises going on between the union, her sister Union ASUU and the Federal Government.

At the congress, the Union resolved to commence a full fledged industrial action tomorrow, Tuesday 5th December 2017 cutting off power and water supply and access to the University Health Centre.

Keeping in mind that the University management in her last release signed by the University Registrar resolved to commence payment using the sharing formula stipulated by the Federal Government and also promised to take necessary actions against the Union in case of any hindrance in the activities of the University.

Students of the institution however remain the real victims of the faceoff as the Academic Staff continue her activities despite the various threats and inconveniences cause…

NASELS President, VP, PRO, Fin Sec, Treasurer Impeached, Others Suspended

By Uthman Samad.

Yesterday,December 3rd,2017, the National Association of English and Literary  Students' Representative Council of Obafemi Awolowo University  in their parliamentary sitting impeached the President with other executives  suspended.

In a resolution obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency& signed by the   speaker of NSRC, Hon. Adelowo Adegboyega , he stated the crucial reasons behind the Impeachment of the president & some other executives.

The embattled President , Fatoba Olusola Peter was said to be  impeached on his autocratic actions, misplacement of priorities, autonomous spending without ratification from the NSRC and failure to be present in meetings summoned by the committees of the association; (including the Budget and Finance committee).

His other  actions which resulted in his impeachment  further include failure to be present to give stewardship report on two different occasions without prior notification of absence, presentation of award to one Miss…

A Storyteller At 27: A Review of The "27" Album

By 'Joba Ojelabi

Rap is sacred, at least in its original and unadulterated form. Making art from nothing but words and a rhythm requires a fine level of creativity and effort. Standing out in this art however becomes even more tasking if a fine number of people have explored and mastered the art. Within the Nigerian music industry alone, there have been countless rappers who have emerged with distinct approaches to the art: From the more elitist style of M.I, to the indigenous bars of the likes of Olamide, Phyno and a host of others, rap can have different meanings to a listener. And unlike singing, an artist might not be able to hide his/her inadequacies behind sweet melodies and high pitches. Barrister Folarin Falana is a name that should not be strange to most Nigerians, not because of his exploits in defending human rights like his father and mother, at least not in a court room. Falz as he is more commonly called is known for his hybrid bars. Somehow, the 27 year old artist h…