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Young Engineering Graduate Unveils Naija Made Kits

A lot has been said about the Nigerian youth over the past months, and not all have been positive with comments that have questioned the desire and ability of our youths to excel in challenging circumstances. Hence, it is always encouraging when Nigerian youths excel as it demonstrates that we are still willing and able to rise above our challenges.

Last month, Nigeria created a ripple across the globe because of the wonderful jersey Nike made for the national team at the ongoing World Cup with the jerseys getting sold out in less than five minutes in major stores across the globe.

These events promptly shifted the focus to what could have been if an indigenous brand had handled the design and production of these beautiful jerseys with a well-known senator leading the charge. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t support local content as the said senator published a book he wrote in the US.

JaniCuts fashion house decided to create a similarly beautiful design with a retro feel whic…

OAU Management Reinstates Students, Unblocks Eportal Of Others

By Farombi Oluwaseun &Uthman Samad

In a meeting at the University Senate meeting today, The management of Obafemi Awolowo university Ile Ife has ordered the reinstatement of suspended Students and unblocking of Eportal of the other students whose electronic studentship accounts has been blocked.

The meeting which was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede had the two deputy vice chancellors, Registrar, Dean& Vice dean of students affairs and the University Chief security officer in attendance

The meeting was ably attended by the Members of the Association of Campus Journalists, NANS south west coordinator and other key element of the University with the embattled students.

The students suspended are Hon. Omole Ibukun(Hon.IBK) and Oluwalade Babatunde(Babatee) while Gbenga Olorunniran(VON),Kareem Olalekan(Gani), Oyedeji Samson(Proficient) and Afolabi Alawode(AfooRevo) got their accounts blocked.

While addressing the Meeting, the Vice Chancello…

Sex Scandal:OAU Management Sacks Prof. Akindele




Around the 7th of April, 2018 or thereabout, there was an audio conversation between a man and a lady which was sensationally trending on social media because of its explicit sexual tone.  After thorough investigation, it was discovered that the said audio conversation was between a lecturer and a student of our University (OAU) who were later identified to be Professor Richard Akindele and Ms Monica Osagie.

To save the image of the University and to unravel the circumstances that surrounded the whole saga, the University Management set up a committee and mandated it to submit its report within a week.  Furthermore, the Management issued a query to Professor Richard Akindele to explain his role after which he was suspended pending the final determination of the case in line with the University regulations.

Although the committee i…

Campus Journalists Across  Nigeria Frown Against Suspension of Colleague, Demand for Reinstatement

By Uthman Samad

A body of Campus Journalists drawn across different universities in Nigeria, "Free Campus Press Movement" has frowned against the draconic actions of the University of Ibadan management on the suspension of Kunle Adebajo, a notable/award-winning campus Journalist, a student of Law, University of Ibadan who's expected to proceed to law school this year.

In a press statement released by the group of Campus Journalists, it highlighted the group was aimed at ensuring that Press Freedom is guaranteed on campuses across Nigeria and also raising voice in unison against any attempt by University managements to victimize campus Journalists for doing what they do objectively on campuses.

While registering their grievances at the recent development in University of Ibadan as regards the two-semesters suspension of Kunle Adebajo, the group registered their displeasure towards the actions of the management under the Leadership of Prof. Idowu Olayinka.

An excerpt of t…

Press Statement Of The Osun Youth Coalition After Her Meeting Held At Osogbo


● We condemn the failure of APC in Osun state and reject any mission of continuity from the party
● The past failures of the PDP admnistration and its undemocratic tendencies disqualifies it from being a viable alternative
● The emergence of a masses-oriented third force is inevitable.

 Dear compatriots! As the 2018 Osun gubernatorial election in which the direction which our dear state will tow for the next four years will be determined draw nearer; it is pertinent that all concerned citizens of the state gear up to take critical decisions that will influence the mission to develop our state for the general good. In lieu of the above statement, the Osun Youth Coalition; an assembly of youths across the state met with delegates cutting across all local government of the state. The meeting which deliberated on the history of the state of Osun since her creation in 1991 ti…

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OAU Students Jubilate As Magistrate Dismisses Court Case

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The magistrate court at Ajebamidele, Ile-Ife, has  today dismissed the case of the five students of Obafemi Awolowo university facing trials for allegedly harrasing the Moremi hall warden.

The Case which has been adjourned for six times from  April 3, April 29, May 12, May 24, June 4 till today June 14,2018.

Barr. Olawale , the defence counsel of the students pleaded  that the judge should strike out the case so far the prosecuting counsel didn't bring legal adviser to provide the necessary documents after it has been adjourned due to same reason.

“These students are going through a psychological trauma and I am also coming from Lagos every time to attend to this case, I want to beg this court to strike out this case ", He further added.

Justice Omisade F. I. ,the justice presiding over the case,
after hearing the plead dismissed the case because the state’s defence counsel didn't provide an advisory release from the state.

Speaking with one of the s…

Moghalu Alleges FG Of 'Witch-hunting' Instead Of Fighting Corruption.

By Uthman Samad

Kingsley Moghalu,a Presidential aspirant in the forthcoming 2019 Election, has alleged the Federal Government of Nigeria of witch-hunting political officers in place of fighting corruption.

The aspirant and a former CBN official,  made the allegations on June 12 at the Oduduwa hall of Obafemi Awolowo university Ile Ife during his address at the Annual 'The LeaderShift Conference' organized by Equity Chambers of the faculty of law.

" Nigerians believe this present Government will fight corruption on a free and clear notion, which the hope has been led into witchhunting."

"I will  make sure the EFCC, CBN and other pivotal agencies and parastatals of Government are totally independent and free away from the interference and order of the presidency." He promised

He further lamented on the handling of security matters in system and how this "has put the lives of the common  and poor Nigerians Into Dangers"

 "it's so ashaming an…

"Indigenous Language , An Active Agent of Development" - Professor Chima Anyadike

By Alabi Aderonke

Languages as reflectors of culture provide the best way to relay stories in their true pictures. These stories shape the individual and collective lives in Africa. As a matter of fact, our actions are the results of stories we tell ourselves and the ones told or written by others about us and our society.

These were the remarks of the newly appointed Professor of Literature-in-English, Professor Chima Anyadike at the 320th inaugural lecture of Obafemi Awolowo University, which held at Oduduwa hall, OAU, on the 12th of June, 2018.  The professor who specialized in African fiction and literature delivered the lecture titled: LIVING OUR STORIES IN AFRICA:  FICTION FICTIONALITY AND THE WISDOM OF UNCERTAINTY.

Professor Anyadike, the literati, remarked that he had once been challenged by a friend why he should be paid for reading and analyzing stories. He further opined that through the reading and study of stories from diverse minds and cultures, people acquire an attitu…

OAU Peeps News Agency Inducts New Members Amongst More Than 150 Applicants.

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi 

OAU Peeps News Agency on Saturday, 9th June 2018 inducted new members.

The induction which held at ALT C, Faculty of Agriculture , anchored by Abdulwahab Lanre(OAU Peeps General Secretary)  was attended by notable Campus Journalists & News correspondents.

The new inductees include; Mr. Ayanniyi & Mr. Olushola from faculty of Arts, Mr. Moses from faculty of Law and Miss Aghogho from faculty of Science amongst others.

Renowned campus journalists present at the event include Farombi  Oluwaseun Babafaros( Editor-in-Chief, OAU Peeps News Agency),Oludiran Olusola (the ACJ General Secretary), Adejumo Kabir (Editor, Newstrack), Olufemi Alfred (Editor, Kilonshele), Uthman Samad(Deputy Editor, OAU Peeps News Agency), Akinfenwa Olaitan(Deputy EIC),
 Kingsley NOVEL Nigeria (President ,Agric. Economics) and many other distinguished guests.

Special guests at the event who stands as a bedrock for the agency include Ojelabi JesuJoba (President PANS OAU), Durodola Abiola E…

Pray For Our Success At World Cup, Super Eagles Beg Nigerians

The Super Eagles are seeking the prayers and support of Nigerians as they prepare for the World Cup tournament in Russia.

Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, revealed this on Wednesday during a telephone interview said “We just want Nigerians to pray for us, we have worked hard and we want Nigerians to support us with their goodwill,”.

According to Ibitoye, the national team is confident of making the nation proud based on its level of preparation.

He added, “This team will make them (Nigerians) proud and everything will be good. I am absolutely sure of that.”

The Eagles media officer made the plea two days after the team departed their base at the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria, to Russia for the World Cup tournament – Nigeria’s sixth appearance.

Since emerging from an appropriately – styled ‘Group of Death’ in the African qualifying series,

The Eagles were the first African team to qualify for this year’s World Cup and they have been drawn in Group D with longtim…

FG declares Friday June 15, Monday June 18 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. M. Umar in Abuja on Monday.

He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

Dambazau stated that it was government’s desire that “all Nigerians be inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.”

He encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.

The minister wished all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Id-el Fitr celebration

OAU Matriculates 8,158 Students

The Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ), Ile-Ife, on Wednesday matriculated 8, 158 students and warned them against social vices.

Prof. Eyitope Ogunnbodede, the Vice-Chancellor of OAU, gave the charged, while addressing the students during the 2017/2018 academic session matriculation ceremony at the Oduduwa Amphitheatre of the university in Ile-Ife.

Ogunnbodede urged the newly admitted students to desist from any anti-social behaviours capable of disrupting the smooth running of the university.

According to him, the university has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractices, violent behaviours, flagrant disregard to constituted authority and sexual harassment.

He said that the warning was imperative to safeguard their studentship and ensure successful academic career in the institution.

“I will strongly advise that you steer clear from these deplorable behaviours and other similar vices in order to safeguard your studentship and ensure successful academic career,” he urged.


Professor Babatunde Osotimehin Annual Essay Competition

Entries are invited for the First Professor Babatunde Osotimehin Annual Essay Competition (PBOC).

Essay Topics: Participants are to select 1 of the 4 topics to write on:

1. Alert or Alarm: Nigeria’s Population Projection and Meeting Family Planning Needs.

2. New Solutions to a Recurrent Pain Point; Protecting the SRH of Adolescents and Young People in Nigeria.

3. If Comprehensive Sexuality Education is the Solution, What are the Real Problems and What are the Drivers?

4. Expanding Sexual and Reproductive Rights Options for Women, Retaining Choices, Remaining within the Boundary of the Law; without Agitating Culture.

Guideline for Essay Entries:
1. Essays must be independent and original;
2. Entries should be between 2500 to 3000 words (references excluded);
3. Essays must be written and typed in English using Arial font type, size 12 with single line spacing;
3. All plagiarized essays will be disqualified;
4. All resource materials used should be referenced using A.P.A style;
5. Par…

Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights Fellowship For Undergraduates (Fully Funded)

Paradigm Initiative is pleased to announce its fully funded Fellowships to the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum 2018.

The fellowship is open to all undergraduates in their penultimate year (year before final year), irrespective of field of study.

Selected fellows will be sponsored to attend the 2018 Nigeria Internet Governance Forum in Abuja in July 2018. The fellowship will cover flight, accommodation and per diem.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

Keen interest in ICT Policy issues in general, and Digital Rights in particularWillingness to complete a final year project related to Digital Rights, irrespective of field of study and angle (legal, technical, social, etc) of approach to the relevant issuesAvailability to travel to — and from Abuja — between July 1 and 4, 2018

Fellows who dedicate their final year thesis to a digital rights issue may also be supported by Paradigm Initiative in their research.

If you would like to secure one of the five (5) fellowsh…

Application For COC To BSc. Entrepreneurship & Industrial Extension Ongoing

The Obafemi Awolowo University has announced it is providing an opportunity for suitable and qualified PART-1 students who have already secured admission to the University for other courses to apply for a change of course to the above mentioned program - BSc. Entrepreneurship and Industrial Extension.

Qualified candidates must possess O'Level credits at not more than two sittings in the following subjects:

(i) English Language and Mathematics, plus
(ii) One Social Science subject (Economic/Government/Geography)
(iii) Any two from (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Agricultural Science/Literature-in-English/Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa/CRK/IRK/History).

The university has said it will give "special opportunity for first respondents."

To proceed to apply, click here.


JOHESU Agrees To Suspend Strike Tomorrow

In consideration of the plight of health-seeking public and to give room for an amicable resolution of its dispute with the Federal Government, the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, on Wednesday agreed to suspend its 44 days old strike on Friday June 1, 2018.

This decision followed the intervention of the National Industrial Court, NIC, which offered to take over the mediation process between the striking health workers and the government.

Before now, an NGO, the Incorporated Trustees of the Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, KHRFI, had obtained a court order against JOHESU; mandating the health workers to suspend their industrial action on the 21st of May, 2018.

But, in pursuit of its constitutional rights to either comply or challenge the Court order, JOHESU filed an appeal at the Appellate Court.

However, the leadership of JOHESU decided to sheath its sword and direct the members of the union to resume duties since the NIC, as a neutral and impartial organ of the Judiciary, has man…

Awoyemi Bows Out, As OAU Appoints New Registrar

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has appointed Margaret Omosule as the 12th Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council of the university.

A press release issued on Wednesday in Ile-Ife by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Abiodun Olarewaju, said Mrs Omosule was the Deputy-Registrar and Acting Director, Vice-Chancellor’ s Office, prior to her appointment.

The release said that Mrs Omosule, a native of Ughelli South Local Government of Delta, holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) (Ed.) Degree in History (1984) and Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling (1990), both from OAU.

“She is currently on her Ph.D Programme in the Department of Educational Foundation and Counselling, Faculty of Education, OAU, Ile-Ife.

“The new appointee began to garner work experience as an Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, Akure, during her NYSC schedule between 1984 and 1985,’’ the release added.

It also said that Mrs Omosule worked at Moremi …

National Assembly Sets Up Committee To Investigate OAU ‘Sex Scandal"

By Farombi Oluwaseun
Today,Wednesday May 30,2018, the National assembly through the  Senate has  called for the probe of the  sex-for-mark case at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Recall that the sex scandal  was exposed in April after a phone  recording of  a lecturer seeking sex from a female student to pass her in an examination was leaked.
The lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, was caught on record to have requested five times of sex from Monica Osagie, a post graduate student of the institution. Though the OAU management has  placed the professor on indefinite suspension, the National assembly through the  Senate has  said more needed to be done to stem the trend.
The motion which was sponsored by Senator Abiodun Olujimi (PDP) representing Ekiti-South, entitled, ‘"The Growing Trend of Sexual Harassment in the Higher Institutions of Learning: The Case of Monica Osagie.’"
She said " The Senate acknowledges that the case of the brave Nigerian and student …

OAU New Accommodation Policy: See How Ife Landlords Exploit Students

By Beloved John

Aside daily chronic transportation crisis rocking the system of Obafemi Awolowo university, Landlords within Ife city have taken accommodation challenges as a means of wealth accumulation, OAU Peeps News Agency can Report.

Dilapidated houses lacking proper maintenance and necessary facilities that qualifies an apartment are been leased out to students in their horrible state at high rates due to the clear fact that they believe no other means of abode for the Students.

Exploitation of students persistently rises as landlords continually increase rents even without any substantial retouch done on these buildings.

Houses with hefty charges are mostly within lagere, Mayfair, Parakin, Asherifa and Ede road as they are closer to the university campus gate.

OAU Peeps News Agency correspondent staying around Mayfair, a suburb area in the city, caught a glimpse of how one of the landlords, reportedly increased an apartment worth #40,000 to #75,000 and later to #80,000  withou…

Former Great Ife Students Union President Emerges As President Of African Youth Organization

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Former President of Great Ife Students Union , Oyekan Ibukun as yesterday emerged as the President of the African Youth Organization.

Dr. IBK as popularly &politically known is a medical student of Obafemi Awolowo University and now the presiding officer of the organization that has a  strong representation and participation of youth in championing social, political and economic development in Africa.

The election which was conducted at the Grand Towers Hotel, Abuja saw the Nigerian representative emerging as the President. The immediate President of the Organization, John Kwame Nkrumah , a Student from Pretoria, South Africa has immediately congratulated  Oyekan Ibukun over his emergence.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency after his emergence, Dr IBK,
he appreciated the council for trusting him by voting in him as the next President. In his words, he further said said ""  This position to me is not a commendation  because the end of a thing is…

NANS Meets OAU Management Over Students’ Suspension

The leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Zone D have met the management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, over the suspension of students’ union leaders and union activities.

The NANS’four-man team, led by zonal coordinator, Comrade Lukman Adekitan, was received by the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, and other  principal officers.

Lukman said the meeting focused on reconciling the management and students, with the aim of facilitating the restoration of union activities in the school. He added that NANS pleaded with the school management to recall the students’ leaders suspended last year.

According to NANS coordinator, the meeting yielded positive results and a number of agreements were reached with the school management.

He said: “As NANS leaders in the Southwest, we have responsibility to facilitate reconciliation between students’ leaders and their schools’ management. The objective of this meeting with the OAU …

How We Lost Him Due To JOHESU Strike and Inexperience Health Personnels

Following the death of a final year student of faculty of  pharmacy named Abidoye Yusuf yesterday, a colleague and friend of the late has this to say.
Its a long story, a long sad story. On Monday 14th of May 2018, I just arrived campus from home. While I was in my faculty(pharmacy) catching up with some folks , I received the late Doyen's call . His voice was pale and he told me he was in the school's health center that he needed me to get some stuffs for him. I had just bought them when he called again to inform me he has being rushed to the Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy Teaching Hospital. So i just had to stay where i was(Students Union Building) so the ambulance could pick me up. When i saw him , he looked very weak and he had jaundice in the eyes and skin. He complained of abdominal pain, vomiting , diarrhea, and hematuria.

We(myself and the nurse at the university health center) had to carry him to the doctors because he had become very weak. The doctors at t…