Showing posts from May 28, 2017

Angered Athletes Storm Akintola Hall, Chase Students Out Of Rooms

On the 31st of May 2017 at around 6:30pm, there was turmoil in the Ladoke Akintola Hall of the Obafemi Awlowo University, Ileife as her athletes stormed several rooms in the hall to chase out residents of the room with their belongings. The rooms affected were block M1, rooms 201 to 205 respectively as well as block W1, room 201 and 205. According to the athletes, these basis for their action was the allocation of bedspaces to non-athletes by the DSA.

The athletes therefore complained bitterly that spaces which ought to be allocated to them had been allocated to part 2 and part 3 students who were not athletes themselves and several attempts to complain to the DSA had proven abortive as their complaints had not been attended to.

An interview with one of the athletes revealed that 100 names are usually sent to the DSA but 50 spaces are allocated to them which makes them scot with each other. Therefore out of 5O slots, only four spaces were given out to them.

The furious athletes expre…

OAU Peeps News Agency To Hold Screening Exercise Tomorrow

This is to notify applicants that the screening exercise for OAU Peeps News Agency would hold tomorrow, Saturday 3rd June 2017 by 10am at AUD 2 and oral interview to commence immediately after at the ACJ Secretariat.

Applicants are to come formally dressed.

Ayantayo-Ojo Damilola
Chairman, Recruitment Committee

31st May: World No Tobacco Day

By Okpala Uzochukwu

Tobacco contains Nicotine, which is a stimulant. A stimulant is an agent (as a drug) that produces a temporary increase of the functional activity or efficiency of an organism or any of its parts. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. They can also be consumed as snuff and chewing tobacco.

Cigarretes are a product consumed through inhalation of smoke and manufactured from cured and finely cut tobacco leaves and reconstituted tobacco often combined with other additives then rolled into a paper cylinder.

Tobacco smoking poses a risk to health due to the inhalation of poisonous chemicals in tobacco smoke such as Carbon Monoxide, Cyanide, and Carcinogens ( a substance or agent that causes cancer) which have been proven to cause heart and lung diseases and Cancer.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally.  The United States Centers for Disease Cont…