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A Storyteller At 27: A Review of The "27" Album

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By 'Joba Ojelabi

Rap is sacred, at least in its original and unadulterated form. Making art from nothing but words and a rhythm requires a fine level of creativity and effort. Standing out in this art however becomes even more tasking if a fine number of people have explored and mastered the art. Within the Nigerian music industry alone, there have been countless rappers who have emerged with distinct approaches to the art: From the more elitist style of M.I, to the indigenous bars of the likes of Olamide, Phyno and a host of others, rap can have different meanings to a listener. And unlike singing, an artist might not be able to hide his/her inadequacies behind sweet melodies and high pitches. Barrister Folarin Falana is a name that should not be strange to most Nigerians, not because of his exploits in defending human rights like his father and mother, at least not in a court room. Falz as he is more commonly called is known for his hybrid bars. Somehow, the 27 year old artist h…

NAAT, NASU and SSANU To Commence Strike On Monday

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By Uthman Samad



The joint action committee of NAAT, NASU and SSANU have released a circular, directing her branches to resume her suspended strike action as from Monday 4th of December 2017.

In a statement signed by comrade Engr Sani Suleiman ( NAAT), Comrade Chris Ani (NASU) and Comrade Samson Ugwoke (SSANU) made clear that their efforts to douse the strike from occurring proved abortive as the ultimatum given to the Federal Government has elapsed without any response from the right quarters.

The statement also made it known that the seven days ultimatum given to the Federal Government to explain the criteria for the said allocation of 89% to ASUU and the remainded 11% to the three other sister unions of NAAT, NASU and SSANU.

It will be recalled that the industrial warning has lasted for three days on OAU campus with series of meeting with the school Management.

FG declares Friday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, 1st December, 2017 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration.

A statement by Engr Abubakar Magaji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, in Abuja on Wednesday, stated that the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, announced the public holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.

The Minister enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

He further urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards building the nation.

NASU Strike: OAU Chapter To Resume Work

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities, OAU Chapter has declared that all members should resume back to work very early today..

This was made known to OAU Peeps News Agency in the early hours of Wednesday,29th November, 2017 after a congress held by the members yesterday..

Speaking with the Chairman, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, he said” As we all know that the congress is the highest decision making body. The house all voted that a peaceful protest be held yesterday of which we did. We can’t go on strike even though the issue is national”.

“Every chapter has its own decision to make individually. On our own part we are not going on strike. That is not the main solution to the issue on ground” he said

All workers must resume back to duty very early today  then from there we would know at next to do” he added.

It should be recalled that the union at the early hours of yesterday suspended their activities  which resulted to students being  evacuated …

The Ongoing Protest Is Nationwide - NASU Chairman

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By Ndimele Kingsley

In a meeting of the university management with the Non-Academic Staff Union comprising of three sister unions namely; NUATSU, SSANU and NAAT. The Federal Government through the University management stated that the 2009 allowance disbursement will be divided with about 89% for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and about 11% for NASU.

In an interview with the Chairman of the former NASU, OAU Chapter, Comrade Wole Odewumi, He said that the national protest is ongoing at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), University of Ibadan, among other federal universities yet to hold their congresses.

Speaking with our correspondent at exactly 11:50am today, Comrade Odewumi noted that the ongoing protest is not directly against the University Management as they are just representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, rather, directly against the Federal Government.

"Though we are no longer part of the NASU national body, but we were part of…

NASU To Embark On Strike

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Reports from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife indicate that the Non-academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities might be embarking on another strike yet again.
Currently Students have been evacuated from the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library which is currently locked and some other places on campus. However, the same incident was reported to have also occured earlier today at the University of Ibadan indicating that it just might be a national affair.

more details later

OAU Denies Increment in PG School Fees As Students Accuse Management Of Systemic Fraud

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By Farombi Oluwaseun

Following several accusations by the post graduate students of the Obafemi Awolowo University to the management of Exploitation (click here) ,the university authority has however  denied increment in the school fees of the students.

In a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency through the office of the University Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, he stated that the management has not increased the post graduate school fees stressing  categorically that nothing of such had happened.  He  further stated that the management has decided that payment for every student stops the day the thesis of the student is submitted to the Postgraduate college and had also granted a moratorium to all categories of post graduate students till the end of the year 2017, advising every student to be up to date in their registration before moratorium ends.

However, the post graduate students through a Facebook wall at OAUPG Students Voice  has responded that ''…

BAAD2017: Photos From The Most Talked About Wedding Of 2017

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By Ndimele Kingsley

Trending on social media and mainstream is the wedding of Adesuwa and Banky W.

Adesuwa Etomi who is a popular Nollywood actress finally got wedded to Olubankole Wellington, a famous Nigerian hip-hop crooner known as Banky W in Capetown, South Africa.

The couple had their traditional wedding in Lagos, last week Sunday, 19th November, 2017.

Interestingly, it has been the most talked about celebrity wedding of the year 2017.