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Preservation Or Mummification: And Yet Another Omole Crisis…- Pope Jay

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“He must have come before Why else would mother call him ‘Tale
We still feel the pains from the sores
The ones he caused when he came as Wale”
Considering the past reactions of certain persons to criticism, I would not be surprised if at the end of this piece I am regarded with names like “Capitalist”, “Betrayer” and the likes. If anything, I have learnt that as much as we like impose our ideals on others, we often find it difficult to work with criticism. However, I have authored this piece with no prejudice to any person or party. I have only tried to express my opinions in the least provocative ways possible. 
The politicking in the Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union has certainly taken an upward nudge over the past few weeks and whilst I personally have noted certain anomalies in the electoral procedures (some of which I have written about), I feel one of the errors of the Electoral commission, most especially in drafting the guidelines was its silence on the participation o…

OAUDecides2017: Meet The Contenders; Director Of Socials

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As the generality of Great Ife students set out to the polls to decide their next set of Union Leaders next week, it is essential that they have a modicum of information about the political aspirants and their ambitions.  The battle for the office of the Director of Socials OAU is between Afolabi Adedayo Emmanuel and Ojuola Victor Okikiola.

Adedayo  Afolabi Emmanuel(Lamba) is a 400 level student from the department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Agriculture. He has served as the Director of Socials of his departmental association for 2014/15 session and is the current Director of Socials for the Faculty of Agriculture.  In an exclusive interview with OAU Peeps News Agency, Lamba, as he is popularly known asserted that socialising is not all about partying. According to him, asides partying and hangouts, educating and talent promoting events can influence the social life of undergraduates. He further reiterated that, if elected, he would make the social life of OAU student…

We Are Bringing A Change From The Norm- Emerald

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In an interactive session with OAU Peeps News Agency, Jacob Oluwatosin Grace aka Emerald, a contestant for the post of Vice President in the upcoming Students Union elections, shared her plans and goals if successfully elected into office. Introducing herself as a part four student of the faculty of Law, she stated her current position as an active member of CLASFON, and her other religious and leadership roles.
Emerald went ahead to give a detailed breakdown of her aims and goals concerning academics if elected. She spoke on her plans to revive the past glory of academic excellence in OAU. Speaking on the problem of mass failure, she proffered a two way solution; setting up an active academic committee of the SRC where victim(s) would be able to lodge complaints without fear, thus avoiding the long processes that usually characteristic of such cases usually involve. She said, "We don't want processes to stop justice, that is, we don't want to sacrifice justice on the alt…

OAU: Non-Academic Staff Protest Member's Death, Bars Bursar From Entering Office

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Following the death of an Academic Laboratory Technician in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science in the line of work, workers of the Obafemi Awolowo University today took to the University Senate Building to protest the state of the Laboratories and infrastructure on campus.

The deceased, Mr Oyediwura Samson, was said to have suffered from the spillage of a toxic chemical and was rushed to the Health Centre and eventually referred to the University Teaching Hospital, where he was said to have given up the ghost.

The Protesting Workers also barred the University Bursar, Mrs Akeredolu from going into her office stating that she go to face the petition against her at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. They claimed that she and the former Vice-Chancellor, Professor 'Tale Omole, were involved in several corrupt practices; diverting funds that were meant to improve the infrastructure of the Institution.

However, upon pleas by the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Un…

NLC To Protest On Thursday 9th February Over Dire Economic Situation In Country

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The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has stated that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in collaboration with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) will stage a protest over the state of things in Nigeria on Thursday January 9, 2017.

The protest which is tagged ‘National day
of action against corruption and for good
governance’ will hold simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos.

According to Wabba, Thursday would be
marked with marches and rallies. The unions will also seize the opportunity to submit a petition containing a list of demands to the government at the Presidential Villa and National Assembly.

Workers and Nigerians are expected to gather as early as 7am at the Unity
Fountain, Abuja from where the protest will head to the Federal Secretariat, the National Assembly and to the Presidency.
The NLC president,  Comrade Ayuba Wabba argued that the need for good governance in the face of recession and the negative effect of free for all multiple exchange rate regime nec…

Department of Mechanical Engineering Triumphs At Yellow House

Success was recorded in the Department of Mechanical Engineering as they once again came out in flying colours at the Department of Mathematics in the just concluded Second Annual Best Brain Quiz competition organized by Department of Mathematics. The competition, which was held at Yellow House(Department of Mathematics), span through Friday 27th- Saturday 28th January 2017.

Keeping in mind that it had been earlier recorded around October/November 2016 that students of the Mechanical Engineering Department dominated the MTH101 results.

The representatives from the department were Odumakinde Ayomide and Akinlolu David, both 300L Students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Electoral Conspiracy- Gracious Egedegbe

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By Gracious Egedegbe

There is a big conspiracy going on as the election into representative posts at the level of OAU student union. This big conspiracy is a conglomerate of several conspiracies currently cultivated by various seemingly influential individuals in various camps. These individuals with vested interest have so much at stake that they will be willing to go to lengths to influence the results to favour themselves and alignments.

Before this writer goes forward, there is the need to impress upon the reader the sensitivity and significance of the elections. OAU, like every other entity, have evolved through the ages. There was a time when it rivalled with the University of Ibadan as the hallmark of Student Unionism. Slowly, as the efficacy of mass protests and related acts waned, there was the need for a more up-to-date approach to representing students. Let the reader know that we live in changing times where the need for responsible, informed and proactive leaders cannot be …