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Rate Professor Anthony Elujoba's 6-month Vice Chancellorship

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DemoCrazy: The Abraham Lincoln Parody - Pope Jay

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We all have our high moments; that particular point in time that just defines the rest of our lives. For Isaac Newton; it was watching that apple drop, for Franklin, it was that wet moment in the rain when the lightening flashed, Archimedes wasn’t even dressed in his moment, For Barack Obama; I think it was “The Speech That Made Obama President”. History lovers would agree that for Abraham Lincoln, it was that hot Thursday Afternoon in November 1863, yes; The Gettysburg Address! Apart from the fact that that speech went on to become one of the most famous in American history, I believe it also put Lincoln in the eternal hall of fame of democracy, a proof of this being the fact that the last words of the address are the most widely used to define the entire concept of “Democracy”. Sometimes I try to picture Lincoln giving that address; the confidence in his voice, his proud stance, the smirk on the corner of his face as he carved his words deep into time itself, if only Grandpa Abe kn…

"Man The Mic Is A Big Deal" - Timi Agbaje

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Timi Agbaje, a well known event compere, entrepreneur, and the organizer of the much anticipated oratory training event; "Man the Mic", in an interview session with OAU Peeps News Agency enlightened us about the aims and how much result he expects from the programme.
In the interview, he stated how much he expects "Man The Mic" to be successful because of the huge efforts and resources put into it. According to the Compere, there are about fifty participants and this already meant success for the organizers. He was also certain of a ninety-percent impact if not hundred on the participants due to the fact that the facilitators were professionals in their line of work and that it wasn't only their lessons but also their lifestyle and achievements would go a long way to motivate the participants.
 With just a day to go, find the Press Release from the organizers below; "Press Statement on Man The Mic
The programme MAN THE MIC holds tomorrow Friday at Moot Court…

Political Science Students Hold Round-Table Talk

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The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the National Association of Political Science Students (NAPSS) on the noon of Wednesday, 25th January 2017 held a political roundtable.



The talk which was held at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre was centered on the theme; “Anti-Corruption War: Political, Legal and Economic Perspective” featured distinguished speakers which came with different approaches to the topic. Immanuel Faith, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Economic Students Association (NESA), who represented the President of the department spoke on the Economic effects of the Anti-Corruption War, stating that the main purpose why corruption was a bad thing for any economy was that the money embezzled was often hidden out of the country and thus reduced the total amount of money in circulation. Ayogu Chinedu, however, approached the topic from a more practical perspective as he lauded the ongoing fight against corruption in the country by the President and Mr Salam Ras…

OAU: Electoral Committee Lifts Campaign Ban, Imposes CGPA Bench-mark

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After weeks of waiting, several students of the Obafemi Awolowo University were quite shocked when the Electoral Commission sealed the inclusion of the 2.5 CGPA requirement in the electoral guidelines for the conduction of the Students’ Union elections for the 2016/2017 Academic Session. In the congress which was the first of its kind since the suspension of the activities of the Obafemi Awolowo UniversityStudents’ Union, the ban on campaigns was lifted and the guidelines were spelt out by the commission.
 The dates of the Elections were also announced at the floor of the congress. However, things got rather comical when the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Fadele Olusola, upon the declaration of the 2.5 CGPA requirement started to run out of the congress, whilst singing the Great Ife anthem. Certain persons have come out to claim that the actions of the chairman were to ensure his security, but then some other perspectives believe that the Chairman and his Committee might have had…

OAU Extends Elujoba’s Vice Chancellorship Tenure

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The newly constituted Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has commenced the appointment process for a substantive Vice Chancellor for the university.

The Chairman of the Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, made this known while addressing newsmen after inspecting some facilities in the university on his first assignment in the institution.

Among the facilities visited were post retirement lodge, hostels, Information Communication and Technology centre, new Senate building, Centre for Distance Learning and the university’s dam.

He said that the new governing council was ready to ensure rapid development of the OAU.

While stating that the appointment of the acting Vice-Chancellor of the OAU, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, has been extended, the Governing Council Chairman stated that the appointment process for a substantive Vice -Chancellor of the university has commenced.

He said, “We are going to do all that we can to bring all the unions together. We don’t belong to any gro…

How To Organise And Execute Any Competition On OAU Campus - Gracious Egedegbe

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By Gracious Egedegbe

Times are hard, really hard. In fact, it is so hard that many are taking the unfortunate travails of MMM to heart. However, as an OAU student, you cannot afford to remain broke; you have got to think of something real quick. One of the things you can do is to organise a competition, either a beauty pageant or a singing competition, anything!

The first thing you need to do is to get your reason right. This is very important because you don’t want to spend your time and resources on something that will not benefit you. Get this straight: the reason you’re organising this competition is because you need money. However, you cannot tell other this (unless they are broke niggers like yourself and are fully in support of your plans).

However, to your contestants and the general public, you must make them believe you are doing it for the public good. This can be done with the following statements: “we are set to groom young talents”, “the aim of this event is to give pote…

JCIN OAU To Host Entrepreneurship-Leadership And Leadership Summit

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Have you ever had this experience?

You are travelling in a new city but you don't have a clear picture  of your destination.
You decided to use your GPS to find your destination but the route does not seem to match reality.
Suddenly, you are in a strange place with cars buzzing by and no clarity about where to turn next._

The FUTURE seems blurry.
The "supposed route" takes the form of a LABYRINTH.

Wait

On the 18th of February, 2017,
Oduduwa Hall will be filled with students from OAU & other tertiary institutions for the LEADERSHIP and ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT  organized by

Junior Chamber International (JCI), Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University as renowned figures from diverse fields will be sharing their thoughts on the

Theme- "The Future Seen Half-Naked."

Game-changing Keynotes and Open Mic Panel Discussions with prominent personalities such as:

Jumoke Adenowo (CEO, AD CONSULTING)
Chude Jideonwo (Founder, RED MEDIA)
Seun Onigbinde (CEO, BUDGIT)
Yemi Adamolekun

OAU Governing Council Chairman Visits Awo Hall

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The recently appointed Chairman of the Obafemi Awolowo University Governing Council, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi in the company of some other top officials of the University paid a visit to some Halls of residence today, Tuesday 24th January 2017.

His visit to the Obafemi Awolowo Hall was momentous as students thronged out to give their ovation and applause.

The Public Relations Officer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, opened the floor by introducing the Chairman to the students. The chairman then spoke to the students, explaining that he was there to carry out the duty assigned him by the Federal Government.

Two students were allowed to speak their minds, as per the state of the hostel they live in. They listed the plights of poor toilet condition, infrequent supply of water, shaky supply of electricity, free WiFi in hostels and in "academics" and the likes. They pleaded these and others are attended to as soon as possible. The chairman in response said that all …

Things You Need To Know About HIV

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1) Having HIV is not a death sentence, though this was the case previously, but not anymore. Today, people with HIV can live normal lives, achieve their dreams and die by other means apart from HIV.

2) Stop the stigma!!!
HIV cannot be transmitted by sleeping on the same bed, sharing the same plates or cups, handshake, hug, mosquito bite . There is no need to isolate, stigmatize or avoid someone who has HIV. The virus is transmitted by blood contact, contact with body fluid like semen, vaginal secretion BUT not sweat or saliva (you need to drink a bucket full of saliva of a HIV positive person in order to get infected)

3) HIV infection, if noticed early enough can be adequately managed. This is why it is  safer to get tested.

4)HIV is preventable, the ABCs of HIV prevention are:

Abstinence, ZIP UP
Be Faithful, TO YOUR PARTNER
Condom, USE CONDOM

5) There is a higher risk of transmission of HIV in homosexual patners. I need not say more!!!

6) HIV can also be transmitted from a mother to child,…

Auto Accident Occurs At University Senate Building, No Casualties Recorded

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It was an atmosphere of mixed emotions around the University Senate Building on the evening of Sunday, 23rd January 2017 as a car ran into the transformer supplying the building.

Alerted by the loud noise generated from the collision, students and staff nearby quickly rushed to the scene of the incident. Luckily, there were no casualties even though the car involved was greatly damaged.

When asked what had caused the accident, the driver of the car claimed that the brakes of the car had failed and he naturally opted for the nearest obstacle to break the motion of the car.

This incident, despite its non-casualty, raises the number of auto accidents on the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus over the past few months.

NFCPS OAU Invites You To Her Fifth Annual Worship Experience; "Crumbling Walls"

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The National Fellowship of Christian Pharmacy Students is hereby using this medium to invite the general public to her 5th Annual Worship Experience tagged: "Crumbling Walls: The Power of Praise to Crush Obstacles"

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017
Venue: Pharmacy Foyer
Time: 10am
Ministering:
- The Dispensers of Life
- Nifemi
- Psalmist Nifemi
- Dominic
- Ayanfe

Come and Experience The Power of Praise!

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NUASA Parliament Repeals President's Impeachment For "Peace And Unity"

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Following several breaking headlines from the Nigerian Universities Accounting Students Association on the recent impeachment of it's current President over an alleged five thousand naira (N5,000) fraud, the Accounting Students Representative Council (ASRC) has repealed its decision on the impeachment of the President.

This was made known at a Press Conference organised by the Association on Friday, 20th January 2016 at the ICAN Lecture theatre. The conference which was moderated by a staff adviser of the Association, Mr Adebayo Quadri Lawan, featured members of the Representative and Executive Council signing the Repeal and Acknowledgement letters respectively.

According to the Staff Adviser, the President of the Association had not committed fraud as he was in charge of granting access to the Association's account. He also appreciated the interference from several lecturers and Alumni on the matter.

However, when posed the question of what caused the repeal of their earl…