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Professor Babatunde Osotimehin Annual Essay Competition

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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)

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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

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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.



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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

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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…