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EXCLUSIVE: How A 200 Level OAU Student Was Murdered

By Farombi Oluwaseun

A 200 level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, identified as Abiodun Babalola  has been reportedly murdered by armed robbers during a robbery attack in Ile-Ife at the early hours of Saturday. 22nd December, 2018.

OAU Peeps News Agency gathered that the victim, Late Abiodun Babalola  is a student from the department of Management & Accounting ,Faculty of Administration &  popularly known a TERMUR

It was gathered that the robbery attack which led to his murder occurred off-campus at Adam& Eve Hostel.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, Mr Funso Adegboye, the Ile-Ife Area commander Police  confirmed the incidence. He stated there was a robbery attack, the victim was injured ,rushed to the hospital but eventually gave up the ghost.

OAU Peeps New Agency gathered that the victim is not a resident of the hostel but slept in the hostel on Friday to participate in group discussion meant for SSC 202 Test scheduled to hold  the following day,Saturday,22nd D…

Team Empower Emerges as Winner of OAU HULT PRIZE

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Team Empower has emerged winners of the Hult Prize Oncampus Event in Obafemi Awolowo Univerisity along with runner ups Team Vanguard and Team Luminous.

Among 93 registered teams, 47 teams were shortlisted to pitch their business ideas solving youth unemployment to a panel of 15 Judges. Team Empower emerged the overall winner of the competition, closely followed by the runner ups Team Vanguard and Team Luminous.

Empower Health aims to be the largest cloud storage of medical information in Africa by providing a platform for accessibility of health records across medical institutions in developed and underdeveloped communities, creating over 10,000 jobs for youths in Nigeria by 2024 in the process.

The winning teams will go on to represent Obafemi Awolowo University at the regional finals(semi-finals) of the competition to get into the Hult Prize Accelerator and to get a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000,000.

BREAKING: OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ Lecturer, Akindele Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

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A former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was dragged to court for demanding sex to pass one of his students, Monica Osagie, on Monday was sentenced to two years in prison.

Akindele had earlier changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty.’

The prosecutor, Mr. Shogunle Adenekan said all parties in the matter have reached a plea bargain and pleaded for a suspended sentence for the accused.

Details later…

Ajayi Oluwafemi Emerges As NAOSS-OGUN President-Elect

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By Farombi Oluwaseun

Ajayi Oluwafemi, a student of the department of sociology and anthropology,faculty of social sciences  has emerged as the president-elect of the National Association of Ogun State Students ,OAU Chapter. This was made known to OAU Peeps News Agency through a release signed by the Electoral Commission of the aforementioned association.

The election which was held last thursday at Moremi Hall Car Park  saw Ajayi Oluwafemi Popularly known as EFEM CASTRO emerging as the president-elect against his opponent known as Oyeyemi Abass who is a law student & Popularly known as BAZZMAN

Ajayi Oluwafemi got 143 votes against Oyeyemi Abass who could only pull 75 votes out of the 232 Used Ballot papers by the Electoral Commission

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency after his victory, President-Elect Ajayi Oluwafemi  thanked the electorates for trusting & voting him in.

""The mandate given to me will not be abused.  I will need their maximum support in discharge …

"THIS PEACE IS TEMPORAL"-- An Open Letter to OAU Vice-Chancellor

THIS PEACE IS TEMPORAL
An Open Letter to OAU Vice-Chancellor

Mr. Vice-Chancellor Sir,
It is no gainsaying that I have always done all I could to engage you personally as regards happenings in the University community most especially issues relating to the well-being of students. As usual, I write you this letter with all sense of humility, patriotism and without any malice, bitterness, anger or personal antagonism despite the fact that on many occasions, you have repeatedly infringed on our fundamental rights as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended), African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with some of us being victims of your high-handedness all in a bid to maintain a reasonable level of silence within the rank and file of students in the face of anomie we have found ourselves.

Sir, it is pathetic that upon your assumption of office as the Vice-Chancellor of the University with the belief t…

OAU 43rd Convocation Ceremony Commences Today

Obafemi Awolowo university (OAU) sets to hold its 43rd convocation ceremony as the school  management releases the programme of event for ceremony.

This convocation ceremony has been slated to hold from the 11th- 14th of December 2018 in honour of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 graduating students of the prestigious university.

Below is the convocation ceremony programme of event.

Obafemi Awolowo University Programme for the 43rd Convocation

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018:

10.00 a.m.Convocation Lecture: “University Education in Nigeria: Revisiting the Ife Dream” - Prof. Banji Akintoye12.00 noon.Opening of Exhibition of Research Activities in the University

Wednesday 12th, December, 2018:

Morning Session at 9.00 a.m.Conferment of First degrees, Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degrees and Award of Prizes to the 2015/2016 & 2016/2017 Graduating Students in the Faculties of Administration and Arts.Afternoon Session at 1.00 p.m.Conferment of First degrees, Postgraduate Diploma and Master D…

Strike: FG & ASUU Meeting Ends Inconclusive, Adjourned Till December 17

Another meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended on Monday night without an immediate resolution of the dispute.

The meeting which held at the Federal Ministry of Labour was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.

At least four other meetings have been held between both parties before Monday’s since the strike commenced on November 4.

While addressing journalists, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said the meeting has been adjourned to December 17.

Mr Ngige said the federal government is taking all necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.

Mr Ngige had earlier appealed to the striking lecturers to ensure that Monday’s dialogue yields results that will lead to ending the strike.

”The strike is five weeks old today and it is not in anybody’s interest. We will ensure the needful is done,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ASUU chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union will await the nex…

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182 Bag First Class As OAU Holds 43rd Convocation Next Week

About 182 graduates will receive First Class degrees at the 43rd convocation of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, out of 13,492 graduating students.

The chairman of the ceremonial committee, Oluseye Bolaji, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Ile-Ife.

Mr Bolaji, a professor, said that the convocation would involve graduates of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions.

He added that the event will hold between December 11 and 14,2018

Mr Bolaji added that the convocation lecture entitled, “University Education in Nigeria: Revisiting the Ife Dream,” would be delivered by a retired professor of History and Second Republic senator, Banji Akintoye.

The committee chairman also said exhibition of research activities carried out in the faculties and units of the university would be unveiled as part of the activities during the convocation.

OAU wins First Bank-Sponsored Ethics Challenge

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has won the national finals of the 2018 Ethics Challenge of the CFA Society Nigeria sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Plc.OAU emerged winner ahead of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Nigeria (UNN), which came second and third respectively.

Speaking at the Gala Night and 2018 Charter Award Dinner of the CFA Society Nigeria where the winner of the competition that involved 15 universities was announced, the Society’s president, Banji Fehintola, commended First Bank Plc for supporting the contest.

Fehintola, while also thanking the bank for its unwavering commitment to ensuring entrenchment of ethics in the finance and investment sectors, said “ethics are important. They’re  the cornerstone of our industry and we wanted to pass this message on so three years ago, we started running the ethics challenge for university students.

We started with two; had seven last year and 15 universities this year. The competition ran in Lagos…

Sex-For-Marks: Sacked OAU Lecturer To Remain In Custody, Court Rules Today

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The Federal High court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday declined the bail application of an ex-lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele.

Akindele was earlier arraigned by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of the institution.

The presiding Judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu at the last proceedings adjourned for definite trial and hearing application for bail but asked that Professor Akindele be remanded in prison.

READ ALSO:OAU: Court Remands 'Sex-For-Marks' Lecturer In Ilesha Prison, Adjourns Case


At the hearing on Tuesday, the ICPC counsel, Kehinde Adetoye, told the court that they were ready to open the case for trial and had a witness in court out of six witnesses.

However, the trial could not go on because the lead counsel for ICPC was absent in court due to some other official assignment and he wanted to personall…

University Of Essex African Scholarship Programme

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If you're an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. If you are from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.

Ghana - CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
Nigeria - CGPA 3.0/5.0 or above
Other member states of the African Union - 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)Degree qualification

You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:

- from a recognised UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, orfrom a recognised university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries:

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OAU Sport Council Releases Fixtures For The Inter-hall Football Competition

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By Ganiyu Ayanniyi

The Sport Council of Obafemi Awolowo University has unveiled the fixtures for the forthcoming 2017/2018 Inter-hall football competition which expected to debut on Saturday, 24th November 2018 and expected to end on Wednesday, 4th December 2018.

The competing Hall teams are divided into group A and B. Group A includes Fajuyi Hall, Quarters and ETF Hall while group B consists Awolowo Hall, Town, Postgraduate Hall, Angola Hall.

The fixtures of the matches are detailed below:

Match Day 1:
Saturday, 24th November 2018

Awolowo Hall vs Town by 8am (Match 1)

Postgraduate Hall vs Angola Hall by 10am (Match 2)

Fajuyi Hall vs Quarters by 2pm (Match 3)


Match Day 2:
Monday, 26 November 2018

Awolowo Hall vs PG Hall by 2pm (Match 4)

Town vs Angola Hall by 4pm (Match 5)

Match Day 3:
Tuesday, 27th November 2018

E.T.F Hall vs Fajuyi Hall by 4pm (Match 6)

Match Day 4:
Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Angola Hall vs Awolowo Hall by 2pm (Match 7)

Postgraduate Hall vs Town by 4pm (Match 8)

Match Day…

Reminder: Check The 2018/2019 OAU Admission Cut-Off Marks For All Faculties

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For those requesting to check the 2018/2019 OAU Admission cut-off marks for various departments, kindly click on the faculties below.

N.B : The Faculty of Law and Faculty of Dentistry lost their accreditation this year; as such, those faculties are not captured here.

College of Health Sciences

Faculty Of Administration


Faculty Of Agriculture

Faculty Of Arts

Faculty Of Education

Faculty Of Environmental Design & Management


Faculty Of Pharmacy

Faculty Of Science

Faculty Of Social Sciences

Faculty Of Technology


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2019/2020 PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Application Is Currently Ongoing

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2019/2020 OVERSEAS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME UNDER PTDF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN UK, GERMANY & FRANCE

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its UK, Germany and France strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in these countries commencing in the 2019/2020 academic session.

The Scheme
Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances…

OAU Releases 2018/2019 Merit Admission List. See How To Check

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This is to inform the aspirants of the Obafemi Awolowo University that the merit list for the 2018/2019 admissions has been released.

We therefore urge candidates to follow the procedure below to check their admission status

1. Visit jamb.org.ng/efacility preferably using a PC or chrome browser on mobile.
2. Login with the credentials( email and password) you created your jamb account with.
3. After successfully logging in, click on the options button ( the button with 3 dash) at the top of the page.


4. You'll see CAPS under the tag 'Admissions'. Click on it and you'll be taken to the CAPS page.
5. If the page only shows 'welcome', do not be discouraged. Just click on options on your mobile's browser and change the view of the page to 'desktop view'. This is why it's preferably to use a PC.
6. You'll see some options listed at the left-hand side. Click on 'Admission Status'.
7. It'll then bring your details.
If you've been a…

OAU: Court Remands 'Sex-For-Marks' Lecturer In Ilesha Prison, Adjourns Case

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Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, the former lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University, accused by her student, Monica Osagie, of demanding sex to pass her has been remanded in prison custody.

Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission before Justice Maureen Onyetenu of a Federal High Court, Osogbo, on four counts bordering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student.

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo remanded Akindele in prison custody.

Dressed in all-white attire, Akindele, pleaded not guilty to all the four counts pressed against him.


The charge reads: “That on 16th day of September, 2017 or thereabout, you corruptly asked for sexual benefits for yourself from one Monica Osagie for a favour that would be thereafter shown to her by upgrading her academic record from fail to pass, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8 (1)a and 2 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Relat…

What We Know So Far About The Attempted Bank Robbery At Lagere

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By Uthman Samad


It was an unusual and tense atmosphere earlier today at the surbub area of the ancient town of Ile Ife - Lagere, as suspected armed robbers shot sporadically into the air, in what seems to be an attempt to rob banks in the area. Afterwards, the intervention of the Nigerian police force, Ile-Ife command foiled the attempt, the Police claims.

In a phone convrvsation with OAU Peeps News Agency, Funsho Adegboye, the Ife Area Commander said it was just an attempted robbery.

"There was no attack, it was an attempted robbery based on the information we got from the members of the public which is highly commendable," the Area Commander told us.



"As we got the information, we alerted our officers, we deployed them and we are able to pursue them. On sighting the Police, there was an open fire, in which one of the robbers sustained injury. We are able to dislodge them and we impounded the Toyota Sienna vehicle they brought," he added.

Laying to rest the insinu…

World Bank Selects OAU, 15 Other Nigerian Universities As African Centre of Excellence

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World Bank has selected sixteen (16) Nigerian universities as African Centre of Excellence.

The Centres include ACE in ICT Driven Knowledge Park, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Others are: Centre for Oilfield Chemicals Research (CEFOR), University of Port-Harcourt; ACE for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer’s University, Ede; and ACE on Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

ACE in Reproductive Health and Innovation went to University of Benin; Centre for Dryland Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano; and Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi.


ACE in Applied Informatics and Communication was given to Covenant University, Ota; Centre for Public Health and Toxicological Research (PUTOR), University of Port Harcourt; ACE for Sustainable Power and Energy Development, University of Nigeria Nsukka.

ACE on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) was given to National Open University of Nig…

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 20th November 2018 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, Dr. M.B Umar.

He urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.



Dambazau also called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.

He assured that “the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country and as such, will put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are credible, free and fair.”

AFCON Qualifier 2019: South Africa To Challenge Nigeria Today

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[i]By Ganiyu Ayanniyi[/i]

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have been booked to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria at 2pm today, Saturday, 17th November, 2018 at Johannesburg.

Both aforementioned teams are leading the table of the Group E. Nigeria with 9 points, South Africa with 8 points, Libya with 4 points and Seychelles with 1 point.

The Super Eagles are hoping to win the match for straight qualification because they lost their last match against South Africa 2 goals to nil in 2017 on Nigerian soil.



According to Rohr in Dailypost news, the French-German coach of the Super Eagles thinks the match will be a bit difficult but he hopes for a win or draw.

"We are expecting a difficult match but a good result. We are targeting qualification which means we need at least a point but we go there to win the game as we do always.

”If it is only a draw, it will be enough because we will surely qualify with one point.” said Rohr.

The match is expected to be a tough one for both teams. Neve…

Apply For United Bank for Africa (UBA) Campus Ambassadors Program 2019

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Deadline: December 15, 2018

Applications are invited for the UBA Campus Ambassadors Program 2019. The UBA Campus Ambassador program offers a unique opportunity to students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria and across Africa to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking Pan-African bank by representing the brand on campus.


The initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to developing creativity and leadership abilities amongst young people in the continent of Africa. The program is designed to be a learning experience and a highly rewarding pursuit for selected students, while providing them with a platform to build their leadership capabilities and showcase their diverse talents.

Responsibilities
• Represent the UBA brand on campus
• Provide insights that will help UBA better understand campus requirements unique to each region
• Learn about UBA products/ services and promote their adoption within the campus
• Plan and host fun events on campus to amplify the UBA brand
• Build relatio…

ICPC Set To Arraign OAU Sex For Mark Professor In Court

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo.

Mr Akindele was accused of demanding sex from one of his students, Ms. Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result.

In a statement by the spokesman of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, Professor Akindele will be docked on Monday 19th November 2018, on a 3-count charge having been accused of using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand for sexual benefit from a student and fraudulently upgrade her result in Research Method course which she supposedly failed in 2017.

The Commission says that his actions were contrary to Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and are punishable under the same sections.



One of the counts reads, “That you, prof…

OAU Management Retreat: Ogunbiyi Charges Workers On Productivity

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The Chairman of the Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, has charged all categories of staff to do everything within their power to ensure that the glory of the University is restored and make it   even more glorious so that the dreams of the founding fathers  in establishing the University in the first place would not be distorted.


Dr. Ogunbiyi gave the charge at a three – day retreat organized by the Governing Council for all the Principal Officers, Provosts of Colleges, Dean of Faculties, Heads of the Departments and Units, Union Leaders and other stakeholders in the University. He stated that though there were many problems confronting the University, none should remain insurmountable given the caliber of intellectuals in different departments domiciled within the University.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that Dr. Ogunbiyi frowned at the current system in operation in the Uni…

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

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OAU Peeps News Agency
November 10,2018

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Beautiful Day to You, Dear Reader,

Foremostly, on behalf of OAU Peeps News Agency, I am using this medium to appreciate all our readers and well wishers across the country and beyond.

In the last couple of days, our website (http://oaupeeps.com) had been shut for administrative and maintenance purposes, based on the technical report and advice we received from our Website Engineers.

One of the major reasons we embarked on this routine maintenance was to widen our hosting capacity in order to accommodate the tremendous heavy traffic we have been witnessing on the website, since the last couple of months.

Throughout the period, we received numerous calls and messages from well meaning visitors and audiences of our site. They wanted to know what exactly was wrong. This impeccable action has really shown us how much you value our contents, even as you are so much valuable by us too.

With this, on behalf of the agency, I form…