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Elujoba's Trial: Court Grants Erstwhile VC Bail, VC Urges Workers To Resume Work

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By Farombi Oluwaseun
The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife was today filled with positive emotions as the erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Anthony Elujoba was granted bail by the Federal High Court, Osogbo on the basis of Self Recognizance.


Professor Elujoba, who is facing trial on alleged misappropriation of funds during is time as Acting Vice-Chancellor has been held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the past ten days. Despite being reputable for restoring peace to the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, there are claims that the Professor of Pharmacognosy might have broken the law. 


Members of staff and student unions would however not subscribe to these beliefs as many claim that the allegations arise from a witch-hunt by some caucuses that have deterred the progress of the University over the past few years.

Upon Professor Elujoba's arrival to the University Campus, workers, Students and other members of the University…

Fajuyi Hall Lower Buttery Gutted By Flames

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The lower buttery of the Adekunle Fajuyi Hall was engulfed in fire at about 9:15pm last night.

The outbreak was as a result of the negligence of the buttery operators. They allegedly left a container of petrol beside the exhaust pipe of the buttery's generator. It took the effort of Fajuyians led by the hall's Financial Secretary (HOLOYE) and some residents to extinguish the fire before the arrival of the Fire Fighters.

The buttery has since been shutdown for security reasons due to the fact that during the course of extinguishing the fire, some cases of theft occurred as some unscrupulous individuals seized the opportunity to loot some goods in the buttery.
More info on the fire will be provided as it unfolds.

DSA Addresses Power Outage On Campus, Says Fault From Faulty Transformer

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Following the power outage on the Obafemi Awolowo University campus over the past 24 hours, the Division of Student Affairs has come out with a statement detailing the cause of the fault.

In contrast with speculations that the power outage is as a result of the current trial of Professor Anthony Elujoba, the Division has stated that the power outage is as a result of a faulty transformer and some cables.


The release, which was signed by Professor Aransi, the current Dean of the Division, went on to state that the University Management was already on top of the issue and electricity would be restored as soon as possible.

Elujoba's Trial: Court Adjourns Case, University Students And Workers Protest Detention

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For members and friends of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the ongoing trial of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University is on issue that has rocked the University Campus over the past few days.

Whilst many are holding on to the belief that the Professor of Pharmacognosy is being witch-hunted by some political forces that might have not agreed with his emergence as the Vice-Chancellor and the events that followed. The trial which was continued today at the Federal High Court was adjourned to the 19th July 2017. However, the members of the University community that went with him would go into protests when it was stated that the  Professor, who is on the verge of his retirement, would be held at the Ilesha prison.

Some other parties have made claims that the adjournment was a means to unjustly detain the Professor as there are speculations that the court would go on holidays from Monday 17th July 2017. More details to be brought to light as events unfold...

ASUU National Dissociates Self From Local Chapter's Solidarity Action

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Following the announcement given by the OAU Chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities that lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday 10th and 11th July 2017 would not hold in Solidarity with Professor Anthony Elujoba, immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University who is being arraigned by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission. The National body of the Union has come up with a different stance, find the details of the release below;


New Dean DSA, Professor Aransi Promises To Ensure Students' Welfare

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By Uthman Samad

Sequential to his appointment as the new Dean of Student Affairs, Professor I.O Aransi has reacted to certain issues concerning the Obafemi Awolowo University in a brief interview with a correspondent of OAU Peeps News Agency.

The head of department of Local Government Studies of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife who also doubles as the Chairman of the muslim community of the university was recently appointed as the new dean of the Division of Students Affairs, succeeding Professor Grace Akinola and becoming the first male to hold the position in recent times.

In the interview, whilst addressing some issues on campus, Professor Olalekan Aransi stated that the welfarism of students would remain paramount in his heart during his tenure, in his words, ‘‘I will discharge my duty and ensure that welfarism of students takes my number one agenda because if the student are in good condition, there won't be break or strike and good products will be produced along the l…

Faculty Of Arts Hosts Executive Governor Of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu

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By Alabi Aderonke and Titus Isreal


The executive governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) graced the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife on Thursday, 6th July, 2017. The governor was hosted by the Faculty of Arts in her annual Distinguished Guest Lecture which was themed "BEYOND RECESSION: RE-INVENTING THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION".

Akeredolu, in delivering his address, stated that although he supported the idea of restructuring, the only way to solve the Nigeria's problems was to ensure that a serious integration programme was established. He reiterated that the proliferation of ethnic based groups​ is the main cause of the distinction which had found its way into political parties. He further said that it was brash to respond to those who want to break away, that the unity of Nigeria was not negotiable.


He also urged students not to hold ethnic affinity rather they should live in unity to help the country's situation. However, the …