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OAU: NASELS Loses A Reputable Lecturer

By Mutiu Saheed Abiodun
Professor  Asiyanbola, a lecturer of Stylistics at the department of English, lost his life to the cold hand of death within the last 24 hours. The department was thrown into great shock in the light of this news. Professor Asiyanbola was considered to be a rare gem and he would be missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

OAUSU President Challenges Critics, Promises To Resign If Anyone Can Validate Inflation Claims

In a press conference held today on the several controversies arising from the recent purchase of a Toyota Hiace Bus by the President of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union, the President has come out to openly challenge critics and alleged antagonists to provide concrete proof that the bus costs more than the said price and not just work with individual estimations.

When detailing the events that led to the purchase of the Bus, Oyekan Ibukun stated that part of his Campaign promises was providing a transport scheme for the Union and upon the commencement of his administration, he made requests for funds from the University Management, not knowing of any backlog. Upon getting to learn of the backlog, the University Management only agreed to release the funds if it was tied to a meaningful project and so he decided to use the funds, which is being paid in installments for the bus project.

In response to questions about why he seemed to have slighted the legislative …

Ojo Augustine "Austinerot" To Become Pioneer President Of TESA OAU

In what was termed as a monumental moment for the Faculty of Technology of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Students of the Faculty came out en masse on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 to vote the first official executives of the new formed Faculty Association of students across the Faculty. At the end of the process, Ojo Augustine of the Department of  Mechanical Engineering emerged as the pioneer President of the Association. In an interaction with OAU Peeps News Agency, he stated, "The election was free, fair, credible and popular. One must have something really tangible to sell to the people of faculty of Technology OAU to get their supports. As that's the way to make winning a possibility aside someone who's proved himself in one capacity or the other that's quite evident to them. Aside that it was quite competitive and challenging, there was transparency in the process". Find the full details of the elections below.


FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday For Eid Al-fitr

Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27, 2017 have been declared as work-free days by the Federal Government to celebrate the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr.

A statement issued on Thursday, June 22, 2017, by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary (DOOPS), Dr Rufa’i Kawu Attahiru, urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation in its march to nationhood.

The statement said the Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who declared the two days as holiday, appealed to “all Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria, which guarantees fundamental freedoms, including the right of residence in any part of the country, as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The Minister reaffirms the determination o…

OAU Peeps News Agency To Hold 2nd Screening Exercise

In a bid to further accord journalism enthusiasts the opportunity to have a foray into the field, OAU Peeps News Agency once again opens its doors to all those interested in joining the Agency.
A second screening exercise will be conducted on Saturday 24th June, 2017. The venue is AUD 2 and the time is 10am. This opportunity is open to all OAU Students who are interested in joining the Agency.
For more details, please contact:

Ayantayo-Ojo Damilola
Head Recruitment Committee

Music Review: Doing "Uncle Suru" Proud

By 'Joba Ojelabi

Do you remember that song they said we shouldn’t forget? Well we didn’t. Being the only feature on his quite anticipated album, and keeping in mind that many already anticipated a collabo between Adekunle Gold and his alleged lover, Simi, at least before Folarin Falana came along with his village boy rap, “No forget” was certainly one collaboration that brought pleasure to many lovers of good music in Nigeria, and even though it had its faults, many have since then looked out for another collaboration between the golden boy lover and Simi, whose voice, somehow always manages to pull strings in the heart.

They say two’s a company, three is a crowd but somehow, Jon Ogah has found a way to place himself in between the “No Forget” couple without necessarily crowding the track. Perhaps because, unlike their first collaboration, “Uncle Suru” is not a love affair. The track carries a theme of patience, or at least it is supposed to. “Suru” is the Yoruba word for patienc…

"Bus Costs N2.5m Not N3m"- Union President Reacts To Rumoured Price Of Bus

By Akinnusoye David

On the evening of Tuesday, June 20th 2017 the President of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Students' Union, Oyekan Ibukun, in an open interaction with Students disclosed the price of the recently purchased bus for the Union. The bus which was before now alleged to cost about 3 million naira (N3m) had caused an uproar in the Union and even beyond, with the news going round on various social blogs.

In his interaction, the president disclosed that the bus did not cost N3m but N2.5m. Even with this, several students still claim that there the 14-seater bus is not worth the price mentioned despite the Photograph of a receipt which is being circulated on Social media.

Addressing the students, the union president said,

"Telling you the amount of money paid for the bus is not a problem. Yes, the bus was bought at 2.5m not 3million naira. If you don't believe it. You can go out and do your findings"

The purchasing of buses has been reportedly claimed by the…

Anthony Elujoba: The People, The Man and His Legacy

By 'Joba Ojelabi

My first encounter with Professor Anthony Elujoba was in my sophomore year in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. It was my first year in the Faculty of Pharmacy and sadly, my first time handling a working microscope. Like most of my colleagues, I did not know what I was expected to see under the lens so at the sight of everything not the bright background light, I called the laboratory demonstrator. It was in the midst of this that he walked in. It was as though even the air of the laboratory recognized the oldest lecturer in the department of Pharmacognosy as it, alongside other staff present stood still. This was not his first time of stopping by the laboratory to assess the performance of the demonstrators and students. The events that followed showed that it would not be his last. At the time, he did not hold any official position, his visits were only that of the concerned elder whose presence in the market square ensured the neonate properly rested on …

GoPoethick 2017 To Hold Between 27th-29th July, To Feature Dike Chukwumerije, Romeo Oriogun Others

GO POETHICK is a festival of poetry that began in 2015, at Obafemi Awolowo University. Our aim was to bring the art of poetry to young people in Nigerian universities, so that we can create a fertile ground for the growth of the art.

This year’s edition will feature series of exciting activities including: panel discussions, secondary schools visitation, Bon-fire poetry party and a poetry and theatre production by one of Nigeria’s finest performance poets, Dike Chukwumerije.

With a blend of fashion and culture, this year’s edition promises to deliver a three-days non-stop fun, befitting of a well-planned festival and is scheduled to hold between Thursday 27th July and Saturday 29th July 2017.

A major Highlight for this year's festival is the "Made In Nigeria Show", a poetry and theatre production by Dike Chukwumerije, hosted by the Simply Poetry production crew. The show is scheduled to at the Oduduwa Hall in the evening of Saturday, 29th July 2017.

Tickets for the Poetr…

Novel Nigeria To Host First Online Summit In October 2017

Novel Nigeria, a fast rising brand, is set to hold its first ever online summit; the YES festival. Find its official press release below.

The YES! Festival is an annual 30-day online summit for successful business leaders, brand owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from different fields of business all over the world. It's a business festival bringing together business leaders in various fields for riveting discussions and debates with focus on branding, advertising, marketing, monetization, distribution and lots more.

We have as target, 30 business leaders across 25 African countries and at least 500 participants for the events.
Our program line-up includes; Business Lectures, Book Reviews, Charity Tour, YES! Essay Contest and lots more. YES! Festival is scheduled to hold on 2nd - 31st October, 2017.
#30,000 Airtime Awoof, cash and other consolation prices will be won.

To register, pay summit fee (#500) to any branch of GTBank into 0208654248 (Ndimele Kingsley)
Send YES! using your Wha…

62,140 Candidates To Rewrite UTME On First July

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said that 62,140 candidates, who had issues with late registration, biometric non-verification and cancellation of results would have to rewrite the examination.

The board said the rescheduled examination would hold on 1st of July 2017 across the candidates’ centres.

JAMB Registrar Is-haq Oloyede spoke yesterday after a meeting of the board’s management with chief external examiners and other major stakeholders on the conduct of 2017 UTME, at its headquarters, Bwari, Abuja.

Oloyede said the meeting candidates approved the cancellation of the results of 1,386 candidates for examination
He added that these candidates would not be allowed to rewrite the examination.

The JAMB registrar said: “The meeting approved the cancellation of the results of 1,386 individual candidates found culpable of examination malpractice. The cancellation of results of 57,646 in centres-induced malpractice. The cancellation of the two results of the 666…