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Strike: OAU Postpones Sports' Admission Screening

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As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike action of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non - Teaching Staff, which comprises  Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the 2017/2018 sports admission screening slated for last Wednesday has been postponed indefinitely.

    In a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency from the office of the Director of Sports, Obafemi Awolowo University sports council, it stated that the exercise has to be postponed due to the unforeseen circumstances on campus.

"We truly apologise for all Inconveniences caused by this postponement. It was done with the best Interest of the Applicants at mind."--Abu Adamu, Director of Sports further stated.

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16-Year-Old Folasewa Makes OAU Proud In Platinum Reasoning Contest

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By Farombi Oluwaseun

On Saturday, 18th November 2017 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, 16-year-old Abdulsalam Folashewa, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, was announced as the second runner up  out of about 380 registered candidates in the just concluded National  Platinum Reasoning Contest organized for all students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria organized by Platinum Mathematics Team. At the same time, a student of American University of Nigeria was awarded the 1st runner up while the overall winner was awarded to a student of Redeemer's University..

The overall winner was given a cheque of N500,000, the 1st runner up was awarded a cheque of N300,000 and a cheque of N200,000 was given to the 2nd runner up.

The names of the winners, their corresponding positions and institutions  are provided below:

Overall winner: Bankole Oluwafemi, Redeemer's University.

1st runner up: Salisu Ahmad, American University of Nigeria.

2nd runner up: Abdulsalam Folasewa , Obafemi Awolowo …

Reps Honour OAU Academic Record Breaker, Former Street Beggar

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday during plenary honoured Aarinola Blessing and Abdulsalam Idowu for their rare feats and academic attainment.

Ms. Blessing, 24, was admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State to study Medicine and Surgery in 2011. She scored an excellent Cummulative Grade Point (CGPA) of 4.74 in her first year.

Subsequently in her second through sixth year she scored: Distinctions in Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Physiology (200L); Distinctions in Medical Biochemistry and Pharmacology (300L); Distinctions in Pathology and Pharmacology (400L); Distinctions in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mental Health and Dermatology (500L) and Distinctions in Surgery (600L) (An Achievement elusive for a period of 28 years in OAU/Nigerian Medicine and Community Health).

Meanwhile, the details of Mr. Kamaldeen, 38, shows that he lost his two legs to polio at the tender age of 3, lost his mother at the age of 4, started primary school at 8, and started str…

Strike : OAU Postpones Convocation Ceremonies

Due to unforseen development occasioned by the ongoing national strike action of the non-teaching staff unions of   universities, it has become imperative for the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, to postpone the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University earlier scheduled for December 13 to 16, 2017.


A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the non definite date for the suspension of the strike action has made the suspension of the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University an unavoidable alternative.


Olarewaju expresses the regret of the University Management for any inconveniences the postponement might have caused the general public, most especially our invited guests, the graduating students, their parents and guardians, friends and well wishers, the alumni, lovers of Great Ife and all other stakeholders.


It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising t…

OAU Suspends Academic Activities, To Resume Next Year

As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike action of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non – Teaching Staff, which comprises Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Senate of the University, at its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, has approved that the Students of the University should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Students have been asked to vacate their Halls of residence latest by 4:00pm on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.

Accordingly, the general public, particularly the Parents / Guardians of our students have been asked to note this latest development and ensure that their children and wards are prevailed upon to comply with this directive.

Consequently, the students are expected…

Because There Is No Attendance In Heaven

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By ‘Joba Ojelabi

It is no longer news that the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked on what was supposed to be a nationwide strike. Unsurprisingly, the protest and strike action has been most intense at the University of Ibadan and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. The reason for the action was said to be the sharing formula of the Earned allowances areas as stipulated by the Federal Government. From sources online, the formula seemed grossly unfair to the union as about 89% was said to be for the Academic Staff whilst the remaining 11% was for the other three unions; NAAT, NASU and SSANU. As unfair as the sharing formula might sound, I doubt that I am in any position to comment on the correctness of the formula as I do not have all the details surrounding the sharing. However, one thing that concerns me is how the actions and the seeming brawl between the academic and non-academic staff of the Obafemi Awolowo University affect me, for obvious reasons of course.

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NASU OAU Bark Harder, Threaten To Cut Power And Water Supply

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The Non-Academic Staff Union of the Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife today 4th December held her congress in compliance with the directives of the National Joint Action Committee currently handling the earned allowances crises going on between the union, her sister Union ASUU and the Federal Government.

At the congress, the Union resolved to commence a full fledged industrial action tomorrow, Tuesday 5th December 2017 cutting off power and water supply and access to the University Health Centre.

Keeping in mind that the University management in her last release signed by the University Registrar resolved to commence payment using the sharing formula stipulated by the Federal Government and also promised to take necessary actions against the Union in case of any hindrance in the activities of the University.

Students of the institution however remain the real victims of the faceoff as the Academic Staff continue her activities despite the various threats and inconveniences cause…

NASELS President, VP, PRO, Fin Sec, Treasurer Impeached, Others Suspended

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By Uthman Samad.

Yesterday,December 3rd,2017, the National Association of English and Literary  Students' Representative Council of Obafemi Awolowo University  in their parliamentary sitting impeached the President with other executives  suspended.

In a resolution obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency& signed by the   speaker of NSRC, Hon. Adelowo Adegboyega , he stated the crucial reasons behind the Impeachment of the president & some other executives.

The embattled President , Fatoba Olusola Peter was said to be  impeached on his autocratic actions, misplacement of priorities, autonomous spending without ratification from the NSRC and failure to be present in meetings summoned by the committees of the association; (including the Budget and Finance committee).

His other  actions which resulted in his impeachment  further include failure to be present to give stewardship report on two different occasions without prior notification of absence, presentation of award to one Miss…