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Highlights Of Ammended Calendar For 2016/2017 Rain Semester

HIGHLIGHTS OF AMMENDED CALENDAR FOR 2016/2017
RAIN SEMESTER

OCT 3- All Students come into residence for rain semester.
OCT 4- Rain semester lecture commence
OCT 10- Faculty/Students Colloquium
OCT 12- Senate for consideration of Harmattan Semester Results
OCT 27- End of normal registration of courses
NOV 10- End of late registration with penalty
NOV 13-18- Continuous assessment
NOV 29- Senate
DEC 13-16- Convocation
DEC 22- Rain Semester Lecture ends
DEC 23- JAN 2- Christmas/New year break
JAN 2- JAN 9- Lecture free week

OAU: Second Semester Resumption Likely For October 3

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The resumption of academic activities for the rain semester in Obafemi Awolowo University could be postponed, the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) informed OAU Peeps News Agency.

According to the institution’s existing academic calendar for the 2016/2017 academic session, students are expected to resume for the new semester on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

In a telephone chat with the Dean of the Division of Student Affairs, Professor Aransi; he told our correspondent that the Committee of Deans has proposed a week extension for the semester break, so as to afford sufficient time for the fumigation of the Halls of Residence. So, this means resumption is now proposed for October 3, 2017.

The University Senate will meet soon, and the proposal is subject to the ratification of the Senate. Recall, local staff unions, including the ASUU, NASU, NAAT and SSANU all refused to join their national body that just ended suspended their strike action. This extends further to barely two years run…

NASU, SSANU, NAAT Suspend Strike

By Premium Times

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities have suspended their strike.

The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the 11 days old strike on Thursday.

Sam Ugwoke, the national president of the Joint Action Committee of three unions, announced the suspension at a media briefing in Abuja.

Mr. Ugwoke said the strike was being suspended for a month to allow the government meet their demands.

He enjoined government to “ensure compliance” with agreements reached with the unions.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the government and the staff reached an agreement after several hours of meeting in the early hours of Thursday.

At the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed with the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

Mr. Ngige had earlier said both parties produced “collective agreement of action” after the meeting.


ICAN Undergraduate Essay Competition 2017

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THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF NIGERIA
(Established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1965)


47TH ANNUAL ACCOUNTANTS’ CONFERENCE
2017 STUDENTS’ ESSAY COMPETITION

Topic
· Accuracy and Integrity: The Unchanging ICAN Motto in a Rapidly - Changing World.

Objective
· The Essay Competition is to engage the Nigerian students intellectually and in the end
produce enlightening essays on the platform of operation of ICAN in the next 50 years in the
global professional Accountancy Practice.

Methodology
1. Essay must be written in Microsoft Word and contain not less than 2000 words and not more
than 3000 words ;and essay must be written in font size 12 with double line spacing.
2. Essay should contain abstract, introduction, main body, conclusion and references
3. All entries must be accompanied with a letter of attestation from the Head of each
participant’s Department.
4. Participants must submit copy of their birth certificate/Sworn affidavit and brief profile of not
more than 15 lines in MS …

Course Registration For Rain Semester 2016/2017 Session Activated

Registration for courses for the Rain semester of the 2016/2017  academic session has commenced today, Wednesday,20th September, 2017. Students are advised to complete their registration in due course.

YES! Festival 2017: Registration To Close October 1

The registration for YES! Festival 2017 is set to close on 1st October, 2017 by 11:59pm WAT.
To register, visit https://paypass.ng/p/YesFestival2017
YES! Festival is a 30-day online business summit for successful business leaders, brand owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from different fields of business all over the world.
One of the objectives of the online platform is to develop and nurture the young, dexterous workforce and aggressively promote the creative drive, sustainable development and foster unique values in upcoming entrepreneurs as a means of arresting unemployment and poverty in our society at large by making available practical, relevant and commercial information for sustainable development.
The event scheduled to hold on 2nd - 31st October, 2017 is undoubtedly the most anticipated online event in Africa.
We have as target 30 business leaders, some of which include; Vincent Adeoba (Nigeria), Sola Sandra (Uganda), L…

ASUU Suspends Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has just announced a conditional suspension of its strike action.
The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this in Abuja late on Monday.

Apply For MTNF Science & Technology Scholarship 2017/2018

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The application for the MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship scheme for the 2017/2018 session has commenced, OAU Peeps News Agency can confirm.

With over N1,690,800,000 spent so far, the MTN Foundation “Scholarship scheme” is pleased to commence phase eight of this hugely successful initiative.

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the educational opportunity of a life time.

Eligibility:
Second year full time undergraduates in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education studying any science, technology or accounting related course and has a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalents (Second class Upper/Upper Credit).

How to apply:
1. Visit www.mtnonline.com/mtnfscholarship
2. Upload a copy of your recent passport photograph: Maximum file size of 600kb

Please Note:
• The application portal opens Monday September 18, 2017 and ends October 09, 2017.
• Only short listed applicants will be contacted and MTNF bears sole responsibility for f…

Opinion: A Million Pythons Cannot Dance Away The Biafra Question

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. — Albert Einstein

Whoever he is, the military officer who coined the code name ‘Python Dance’ is a genius. Although an original version of the military operation, the Python Dance I, held between November 27 and December 27, 2016, no one should have looked any further than the code name to deduce the possible outcome of the army’s latest incursion into the south-east. As a rebel scientist, I’ll break this down.

‘PYTHON DANCE’ MORE THAN MERE NOMENCLATURE
Although they are a family of nonvenomous snakes, pythons, scientifically Pythonidae, can be extremely dangerous. They are some of the largest snakes in the world, and are notorious ambush predators in that they typically lay motionless to evade the notice of a passing prey but then suddenly strike when danger is least expected. Ordinarily, no one should tease the python — that is where Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) got it wrong. Even though…

Igbobi Boy: The Sweet Bitter Tales Of A Young Old Man

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A review of Adebayo Lamikanra’s “Igbobi Boy” by ‘Joba Ojelabi


Having had firsthand experience on the effects that good aesthetics can have on the human mind, I tend to often find the maxim; “Do not judge a book by its cover” quite controversial. For indeed, as much as a substance’s exterior is not always a precise expression of its interior, I believe that the packaging of a thing, to some extent, defines the value of such substance. Such that before any critical appraisal, the metaphorical cover of a book offers a potential reader some privilege of a preliminary assessment because eventually, the cover is part of the book! And more importantly, it is the part that carries the burden of first interaction with potential readers, bringing to mind the brother expression of first impressions and their comparative lifespan in the mind of readers.  This, coupled with the fact that I have had the privilege of stopping by Adebayo Lamikanra’s office a number of times, is perhaps why I find the…