Showing posts from April 23, 2017

"Bloody Fresher"- Ayantayo-Ojo Damilola

It is my desire to extend the most gracious and inclusive welcome to the fresh students admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, which is typically known for learning and culture. It is my pleasure therefore, to apprise you all that you have been admitted into one of the most prestigious and renowned universities in Nigeria, likewise, the most beautiful campus in Africa and you, deserve to be proud of yourselves.

This is a new phase in your various lives, as you have come to live in a new world around the four corners of the campus. Your stepping into the university is the kick-off stage of a memorable and indelible experience, and this would be as a result of various amusing, interesting as well as formidable and challenging  encounters usually experienced as a fresh student.

During the first week of resumption, an orientation programme would be organized by the school management. One would be adequately informed about all essential things a bona-fide student of the university ne…

INEC Begins Voter Registration Nationwide

Voter Registration across the country begins today, 27th April 2017. According to the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, "the exercise would be held throughout the 774 Local Government Areas of the country. He therefore advised Nigerians who are 18 years and above to take advantage of the opportunity and not disenfranchise themselves. He also urged registered voters who were yet to collect the Permanent Voter's Cards (PVCs) to visit the commission's office where they registered to collect them.

          INEC Secretary in Niger State, Aliyu Bungudu said that the voter registration would be conducted in public places for ease of access. He also solicited the support of politicians, traditional and religious leaders in mobilizing the populace to participate in the exercise.

          The exercise would take place on weekdays (Monday - Friday) from 9am to 3pm excluding public holidays. INEC also stated that it was a criminal offence to register more than once.

OAU Students' Union To Organise Trade Fair For Freshmen

The day is fast approaching, and in fact is here already. Naturally,  freshmen eagerly anticipate their resumption into OAU for the new session.

On the other hand, the OAU community is also eager to have fresh faces and are therefore making plans to ensure a stress free resumption. Based on this, the Central Executive Council of the Students' Union, through the office of the Financial Secretary has helped easen the burden of traveling by organising a trade fair to receive the freshmen on campus.

In order to reduce the stress of transporting goods and to ensure the welfare of students, a provision has been made for freshmen and stalites to meet with sellers in a trade fair, where commodities such as foodstuffs, mattresses, cooking materials, provisions, clothes, and other necessities would be made available for sale. The trade fair which is set to begin on the 30th of April will be located at Anglomoz carpark. Thus, freshmen and stalites alike can make their way to Anglomoz to get n…

N13bn Ikoyi Haul; Who Owns This Money?

By Ndimele "Novel" Kingsley

Despite the mixed reactions which continue to trail the #49m found in Kaduna Airport and #448m found in a shop at Victoria Island, Lagos, another discovery of $43.4m, £27,800 and #23.2m was made on Wednesday,April 12,2017 when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed a residential building in the 7th floor of a four bedroom apartment at Osborne Tower located at 16,Osborne road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

          Who owns this money? Nigerians are questing. Though this question remains unanswered, nevertheless, investigations have revealed top suspects.

The former governor of Bauchi State (1999-2007) as well as former PDP chairman was the first person allegedly fingered as the owner of the stash.He built the block of flats where the money was found in. Mr. Muazu admitted to owning the building in a telephone conversation between his London-based aide, Akin Oyegoke and a correspondent of Sahara Reporters. But Funnily, Muazu has denied clai…