Showing posts from March 12, 2017

Mementoes: A Collection Of Poems On OAU To Be Unveiled This Saturday

Mementoes, an anthology of poems based on the Obafemi Awolowo University Community is set to be launched this Saturday, the 18th March, 2017 at Auditorium II, a lecture theatre based in the Humanities by 10.00am prompt.

This unique collection of poems was conceived by two time award winning poet and journalist, Olaoluwa Joseph, also known as Eminent, alongside other writers on OAU campus.

Mementoes is the third successor of poetic anthologies on OAU campus which was first birthed to life by antecedent works of “Sandstorms in June” and “Night Visions.”

Flavoured by 5 different poets in their uniquely differentiating styles, Mementoes has been able to cast a different lens of the spectrum on OAU in different ways.
The emblematic mementoes is a unique collage of Poetry, Photography and Art and it features celebrity artist, Pelumi Ponmile who painted the Mementoes back cover, Aniedi Utah, a seasoned writer and student of the Department of English, 400 level; Ojelabi Jesujoba, also known as …

Mathematics Department Provide Relief Package For Students As Exams Draw Closer

The Department of Mathematics of the Obafemi Awolowo University, more commonly referred to as Yellow house in description of her residential building, on Tuesday, 14th March 2017, set out to provide food stuff for her Students through the Students Association; National Association of Mathematics Science Students of Nigeria.

In what was described by many as a thoughtful initiative, the programme featured majorly a trade fair in which various raw food stuff were sold to Students of the Department at a 50% discount. Also from further interaction with the President of the Association, Mr AbdulKadri Agboola, known to many by the Pseudonym; Vision 2032, some food materials had been given to indigent Students who could not afford even the 50% cost free of charge. In his words, the President stated, "...The performance of Students during exam is always woeful because they don't feed well and thats why we have set out to help provide a cure to this... If one has eaten well, he is lik…

Public Service Announcement

This is to announce to all Faculty and Departmental Executives for the 2016/2017 Academic Session to send in reachable contact numbers of their association executives ( P.R.O's preferably ) to assist freshers in the registration process.

Contacts can be sent via sms or WhatsApp in the format;

"Contact's Name: Phone Number ( Duplicate for multiple contacts)"

Contacts can be sent to
'Joba on 08063429623 or
Tolu on 08175207202

Announcer: OAU Peeps News Agency

Chemical Engineering Students Hold Second Annual Lecture In Honour Of Professor Layokun

Second Ife Chemical Annual lecture in honour of Late Prof. SK Layokun at Ajose LT. organised by Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers OAU students' chapter {NSChe OAU}

The program, which was held on Saturday, 10th March 2017 featured the presence of several eminent professors and lecturers as well as a representative of the Acting Vice Chancellor.

The speaker of the day, a Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Prof. Benjamin Ewa Ubi, spoke on the potentials ofy Biotechnology in industrial development.
The learned professor took a long stretch in discussing the wrongs in the society that have been branded as right, thus, causing an increased rate of death and laying foundation for disease.

YHe continued by shedding light on those fuels that are favourable and those that are detrimental to our health, the fossil fuels that have negative effects and consequence on humans, affecting people in subtle ways. While analysing the importance of biofuel industry, he also stated tha…

FASA Elections: A Case Of Incompetence, Fear, Or Agenda To Manipulate?

By Gracious Egedegbe

On the 13 of March 2017, news began to make rounds that ongoing elections into executive offices in the Faculty of Arts Student Association had been cancelled. Although there is yet to be another date, this will be the third time the election will be scheduled to hold and yet with no results. While the electoral commission is yet to give a cogent explanation at the time of compiling this report, there are certain issues this article seeks to examine.

To start with, frequent postponements, generally speaking, are an indication that the electoral commission had come upon challenges that could not be resolved at the moment – hence the postponement. If it had happened once, one could excuse it as normal occurrence. However, for such to occur thrice speaks loudly of how prepared the electoral body is.

There is no gainsaying that it reeks of unpreparedness and, if one may stretch it further, incompetence. It is disheartening that an election should take this long to condu…

As Lecture-Free Week Begins...

As the Lecture-free week begins, we wish all students of the Obafemi Awolowo University a blissful and fruitful study session and sound health throughout the examination period and even beyond.

Students are advised to endeavour to maintain healthy practices, even in the course of studying.

OAU Admissions: Freshers Commence Payment Of Acceptance Fee

Following several weeks of waiting, newly admitted students of the Obafemi Awolowo University are set to commence the payment of acceptance fees today, Monday 13th March 2017.

This is in tandem with the earlier released calendar of events by the school management.

Click Here To See Fee Structures

Faculty of Law, Arts To Hold Elections Today

Students of the Faculty of Law of the Obafemi Awolowo University, are set to hold their elections today, Monday 13th March 2016. This is coming after a severe campaigns on the social media from different quarters. The Students whom were known for their extravagance in campaigns in times past are alleged to have been compelled to step it down a notch consequential to a ban on the use of banners and posters in the Elections.

In a similar vein, the Faculty of Arts Students Association would also be going through the process of democratically selecting new leaders today after the postponement of her elections last week.

FASA Election To Hold Tomorrow, 13th March

The election that was slated to hold at the level of the Faculty of Arts Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife on the 10th of March was postponed after a few minutes of its commencement. This was due to the provision for 1 ballot box by the electoral commission for the whole of the department in the stead of 8 ballot boxes for each department in the faculty as recognised in its constitution. The names of candidates were misspelt and their pseudonyms were also not tagged alongside the ballot papers. There were also irregular sizes of boxes for voters to mark their choices on the provided ballot papers presented at the polling unit. Finally, there were no pictures of candidates on the ballot papers which would help identification when voters want to exercise their franchise.

An interview with one of the presidential candidates, Mr Afiz Gbadamosi on his reaction to the postponement of the election. He said
"Well I have no negative reaction to the postponement since it was done t…

Buhari Warns Nigerians Against Drug Self Administration

A medical expert, Professor Femi Williams, categorically said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari, was anaemic.

This, the certified physician in Anatomic Pathology from London and Ireland, told The Nation in an interview, could only have been responsible for the blood transfusion which the president got during his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
Buhari admitted on his return home on Friday that he had transfusion in London.
“We now have a pretty good idea of diagnosis, which is now comprehensive or good enough to say that the diagnosis of President Buhari’s illness is anaemia,” Williams said.
“You cannot be transfused if you don’t have anaemia,” he explained.
He had, in a previous diagnosis based on the president’s photograph published in the newspapers, ruled out anaemia.
He also said that the anaemia could have been triggered by self –medication.

Buhari at a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the federal executive council and governors shortly on hi…