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Hausas Evacuate Sabo After Ile-Ife Communal Clash

Seventy-two hours after the communal clash in Ile -Ife, the last batch of Hausas residing in Sabo where the crisis took place have reportedly left the town.

This is in spite of the appeal from the Osun State Government and the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

Traders in the area have also been counting their losses after the mayhem as commercial activities still remain grounded.

The relocation of the Hausas is as a result of the bloody clash which left seven persons dead with several others injured in the ancient city of the state in Southwest Nigeria.

Barely 24 hours after the incident, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, imposed a two-day curfew in Ile Ife.

Spokesman for the Governor, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said the decision was “compelled by the breach of the peace in the area which has led to avoidable destruction of lives and property”.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Aminu Koji, who confirmed the casualty figure to reporters, explained that the clash was caus…

NASELS OAU Joins Trend, Conducts Elections; See Winners Below

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS' OF ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES
ELECTORAL COMMISSION

According to the Sacrosanct Constitution of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS' OF ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES, Section 44 subsection 10 and 11 which states that:
10. All votes shall be counted immediately after the election and the result shall be announced thereafter...

Having conducted a free and fair election on the 9th of March, 2017 which started at exactly 10:00 am and ended at exactly 4.00pm of the same day, counting of the ballot papers started at 5pm, after an hour recess and ended at exactly 3:20am the following morning; the result was immediately pasted on the departmental notice board for all to see.

Owing to our Sacrosanct constitution, section 44 subsection 11, which states that:
11.The electoral commission, subject to sub-section (x) of this section, shall announce the election results, which after twenty-four hours; no formal protest shall uphold the results, declare b…

Kelvin Triumphs At Polls Following Intense Politicking In NASS

The students of the Faculty of Science, under the body of the Nigerian Association of Science Students (NASS), elected new leaders for the 2016/2017 session on Thursday, 9th March 2017.

Following several weeks of intense politicking, Mr Okoli Victor, popularly known as Kelvin, won the Presidential seat with 612 votes, emerging as winner with a margin of 69 votes between him and his contender, Mr Agbaje Sylvester, who garnered 543 votes.

The Vice President elect, Obisesan Oluwatosin, contested and won unopposed. The story is the same for the offices of the General Secretary, Treasurer, P.R.O and Director of Socials which were won by Erhonwo Godspower, Erogbon Anuoluwapo, Obi Samuel Michael and Ogunleye Damilola respectively.

Odemuyiwa Suliyat, who contested for the post of Assistant General Secretary, had 583 votes while her opponent, Akintayo Olanrewaju, had 558 votes, thereby winning by an interesting margin of 25 votes. Also, in the contest for the office of financial secretary, Owo…

Full Text Of Inaugural Speech By OAU Student's Union President, Oyekan Ibukun

SPEECH DELIVERED BY OYEKAN IBUKUN EDWARD, THE PRESIDENT, STUDENTS’ UNION, OBAFEMI
AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY AT THE INAUGURATION/SWEARING-IN-CEREMONY OF THE ELECTED STUDENTS’
UNION OFFICERS ON THE 6TH OF MARCH, 2016 AT ODUDUWA HALL, OAU, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.

The Visitor, the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, all principal officers, distinguished
guests, alumni associations, staff unions, members of staff, and members of the press, all pressure groups, comrades, colleagues, security officers, students and all other protocols duly observed.
I am here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust put on me and careful of our true values
as a union. Allow me begin by being grateful to Almighty God who has made us all gather here today peacefully to witness this great occasion which marks another watershed in the history of our union.
Each time we gather to inaugurate a President, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution
and…

NUESA Finally Holds Elections, Fatoyinbo Gafar Emerges As President

Nigerian Universities Education Students Association, (NUESA) OAU Chapter after several unsuccessful attempts held her elections in the course of the just concluded week. The elections, which had Fatoyinbo Gafar, known to many as Socrates, emerge as President of the Association would be the first successful elections since the reinstatement of the association last year. Find the complete results below;

C.E.C ELECTION RESULT.

PRESIDENT
1. AJM- 233VOTES
2. OBA- 108VOTES
3. IREBO- 125VOTES
4. SOCRATES- 401 VOTES
5. VOID- 50 VOTES

Vice President
1. OLASUMBO- 416 VOTES.
2. MARIAM- 437 VOTES WINNER
3. VOID- 64 VOTES

GENERAL SECRETARY
1. HIGHSHOW- 777 VOTES WINNER
2. VOID- 140VOTES

FINANCIAL SECRETARY
1. HAYWHY- 804 VOTES WINNER
2. VOID- 113 VOTES

TREASURER
1. EXCELLENT- 746 VOTES WINNER
2. VOID- 171 VOTES

PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER
1. PUMPEY- 262 VOTES
2. TBJ- 558 VOTES WINNER
3. VOID- 97 VOTES

DIRECTOR OF SOCIALS
1. DAMIBLACK- 358VOTES
2. CONSTITUTION- 497 VOTES WINNER
3. VOID- 62 VOTES

WELFA…

Faculty of Law Holds Lecture In Honour Of Dean, Hosts Atiku Abubakar.

In honor of the Dean, faculty of Law, Prof. Ademola Popoola, the maiden edition of the annual dean's lecture was used to launch the annual law week of the Law Students Society, with the theme -“Exploring the constitutional framework for restructuring Nigeria for sustained economic growth and National Unity.”

     This annual public lecture was graced by the presence of prestigious personalities in Nigeria. Among which are the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, Emeritus Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, Dean of Student Affairs and a former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON among others.

     The event was opened with the recitation of the national anthem and school anthem. This was followed by the recognition and introduction of guests. The Vice Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Anthony Elujoba gave the opening remark by welcoming everyone and commended the guest of honor for his graceful presence and he also spoke about the great future of OAU. After thi…

Dòbálè: The Thing About Lying Lizards- Pope Jay

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“All Lizards lie on their belly, we don’t know which suffers a stomach ache”- Yoruba Proverb

In my school, there is a funny tradition, I do not know how and when it started but I can assure you that it has been around for a while. Before you can successfully address a crowd, you must prostrate before the crowd. The nomenclature of the unusual tradition is unsurprisingly the Yoruba translation of the act; “Dòbálè”. This tradition is so entrenched in the Obafemi Awolowo University that as a performing artiste or Public speaker, your chances of succeeding with the audience drops exponentially if you do not perform this act before a Great Ife Students gathering and in contrast, performing this act can greatly improve the your chances of winning the audience when rightly done.

You might probably think that there are some people that are exempted from our funny tradition and indeed, this is the truth. Certain people, especially in the higher political class, who have managed to gain some “mo…

LSS Hosts Atiku Abubakar, To Host More Dignitaries Tomorrow

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Sequel to today's visit by His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of Nigeria, the LSS is set to host other dignitaries in celebration of their annual Law week.

The passage of the National Biosafety Agency Bill into law in 2005 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration had paved another way for diversification in the legal field. The Biosafety law Act is a domestication of the cartagena protocol (2003) which Nigeria is a signatory.The Biosafety Act has been fashioned to provide the legal framework to check the activities of modern biotechnology in the Nigeria, as well as the importation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Nigeria, including the provision of an avenue to engage Nigerian scientists/experts from different fields to identify and pursue solutions to  local challenges.

Globally, it has long been recognised that bioterrorism and accidental or uncontrolled release of harmful chemicals or genetically modified organisms into the environment are critic…

OAU: Admitted Students Can Now Check Status On OAU Portal

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The newly admitted students of the Obafemi Awolowo University can now check their admission status on the University's eportal.

Click  here to check

ACJ OAU New Leaders Sworn In

The Newly elected leadership of the Association of Campus Journalists, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife officially received the mantle in the evening of Saturday, 4th March 2017 at the Pit Theatre.
The outgone Chairman Guild of Editors, Adeyeye Ifeoluwa, in his charge encouraged the new executives to remain United at all times as challenges would come.
The immediate past President in his handing over speech also appreciated the Association and her members for the support given him throughout the tenure and he further challenged the incoming administration to do more.
Find below his handing over speech.
The Electoral Commission led by Mr Lukmon Fasasi then administered the oath of office to the new executives and the new President, Mr Okeowo Olasunkanmi then gave his address, claiming that the occasion for him was a fulfilled dream and he was going to do what he could to elevate the Association in his tenure.

"Handing Over Speech of Olanrewaju Oyedeji Larrysam (Former  ACJOAU …

ACJ Hosts Fisayo Soyombo, Others At ICJC 2017

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The Association of Campus Journalists, Obafemi Awolowo University, held her annual International Campus Journalism Conference on Saturday, 4th March 2016.

The event had in attendance, several schools several other students from other schools and other distinguished personalities. Delivering his Keynote address on the theme of the event, the award winning journalist, Mr Fisayo Soyombo, enlightened the audience on the latest developments in the world of journalism and why journalists needed to keep up as they would always be needed in the society.

Mr Dapo Oladipo, publisher of the Eagle Online, whilst commenting on the topic, also encouraged the students to be careful with the things they did with the social media, stating that there were a number of opportunities untapped by young journalists from the new media. He also spoke on the need to get facts right before any publication as news stories often went a long way.

The programme also featured a presentation from Mr Ogunjobi, a rep…

OAU Peeps News Agency Bags Best News Agency Award At ACJ Awards Night

OAU Peeps News Agency bagged on Saturday 4th March, the Best News Agency at the Dinner and Awards Night of the Association of Campus Journalists.

This was after some of her members had also clinched some awards in some other categories.

The management of the OAU Peeps News Agency hereby uses this medium to appreciate everyone who nominated and voted the agency.

Here is a list of some of the other winners:
Best Agency in Sport Comments-
Campusvilla News Agency
Best Article Writer- Ojelabi Jesujoba
Best Editor-In-Chief- Sobowale Ifeoluwa
Best Graduating Student Journalist- Fasasi Lukmon
Outstanding Newcomer's Award- Adejumo Kabir