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OAU To Generate Own Electricity And Offer Aeronautic Engineering As A Course

Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, says the institution will complete its power generating plant in October.

Ogunbodede made this known on Monday at the biennial conference of the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation held at OAU.

The vice-chancellor said the project, which started in 2017, would be ready by the end of October.

He added that the institution was working with a rural electrification agency that would provide a gas-powered turbine that would generate 8.0 megawatts of electricity for the institution.

“Because of the fast pace of the work, the project will be delivered by October ending.

“We are now very sure that by October ending, the university will be generating its own electricity and what that means is that we will be off the national grid,” he said.

Ogunbodede stated further that by the time the project was delivered, the university would be saving between N35 million and N65 million in energy co…

Police Arrest Suspected Abductor Of OAU Lecturer

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The Osun State Police Command, on Tuesday, said one of the suspected abductors of Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, had been arrested.

Adegbehingbe, who was returning to Ile-Ife from Lagos on Sunday, May 5, 2019, was abducted by suspected Fulani herdsmen on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway and was released a day later after the payment of N5.45m ransom.

Parading the suspect, Usman Ladan, from Sokoto State, at the command’s headquarters in Osogbo, the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Ige, said Adegbehingbe actually identified the man as one of those who abducted him.

Ige said another of the alleged abductors was arrested while wandering aimlessly in Ikire, while two other suspects were arrested in the Iwo area for other crimes.

The suspects are Samaila Gede from Katsina State; Kemu Rejuli from Niger Republic; and Jubril Mohammed from Katsina State, who were said to have been apprehended with assorted charms.

The police boss a…

OAU Releases Information on 2019 Admission Screening Exercise

Candidates who made the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2019 UTME and scored 200 and above, and those who applied for Direct Entry (DE) are hereby informed that the admissions portal, admissions.oauife.edu.ng or the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife website (www.oauife.edu.ng) will become available for registration for the POST-UTME screening exercise effective from 19th July, 2019.


NB
In a bid to serve you better and reach you more readily, OAU Peeps News Agency has decided to create interactive groups for all  OAU aspirants(UTME &DE separate).

The primary aim is to disseminate targeted information to this class of persons faster.
To join the WhatsApp group, send a direct message on Whatsapp  to  this number

Babafaros 08064189480(No calls Please)

using the format below
'Kindly add me to the OAU Aspirants' group. My name is Ajanlekoko May. I'm a UTME or Direct Entry Candidate ""

You will be added once we receive your request.

July 10 OAU Massacre; What Actually Happened

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The Obafemi Awolowo University massacre was a series of shootings and murders which took place against students of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria on Saturday, July 10, 1999. It resulted in the deaths of five people and injuring of eleven, all of them students at OAU.
It was perpetrated by an organized death squad of 40 members of the Black Axe Confraternity branch at the university. They invaded the Awolowo Hall of the university at around 4:30 A.M., clad in black trousers and black T-shirts, their faces hidden by masks; they carried and made use of shotguns and hatchets against students.

What led to the massacre
An account of what led to the massacre is given by Prof. Roger Makanjuola's book “Water Must Flow Uphill (Adventures in University Administration)”. Prof. Roger Makanjuola, following the massacre, became Vice Chairman of the university and took an active role in both investigating and punishing those from the university involved in the murders.

Shittu’s Suit: Court Grants NYSC’s Application Inviting OAU

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By NAN and THE NATION




Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Ibadan has granted the prayer of the NYSC to bring in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as a joinder in a suit instituted by the immediate past Communication Minister, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, against the corps. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shittu had in December 2018 told the court that the NYSC was basically responsible for why he did not participate in the compulsory one year service after his graduation. The former minister was a graduate of the then University of Ife, now OAU. Shittu, through his counsel, Mr. Muktar Aderogba, had informed the court that the NYSC did not issue him a call up letter which was mandatory for any higher institution graduate. The defence counsel, Mr O.B. Omuru, had tendered an application seeking to have OAU as a joinder since it was the institution where Shittu graduated from. At the resumption of hearing on Tuesday, Ajoku who cited many sections of the law to support her …

Oduduwa University Disowns Suspected Cultists Arrested In OAU At Zlatan"s Show

The founder of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Dr Abdulrahman Adegoke Adedoyin, has denied the claim that students of the institution were planning to attack the neighbouring Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, describing it as ridiculous.

Adedoyin said: “The management of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, via Ile Ife is shocked by the claims that our students plan to attack Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State (OAU). This claim to say the least is embarrassing, ridiculous and false.

“We make bold to say that those students arrested as cultists in OAU were neither our students nor had any link with OUI. We have gone through the institution’s portal and our records and could not trace their names.

“In view of this, there is no basis to spew publication or harbour any thought that our students are hatching plans to attack Obafemi Awolowo University.”

The educationist went on: “Why is OAU linking us with the challenges it is currently battling with? How can a student/staff populat…

Department of Architecture Reinstates Students" Association

By Ogunlowo Samiat

Following the recommendations of the Departmental investigation and Disciplinary panel which investigated the activities of IFASA IFE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
and IFASA executives under the 2017/2018 and Last two proceeding executives, the Department of Architecture has lifted the suspension on IFASA and the activities related to the association.

This was made known to the public by a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency & signed by the Acting Head of Department, Dr A.O. Ilesanmi. He added that the lifting took effect as from, Friday 14th June, 2019.

In the release, the Acting Head of Department instructed that  the following transitional guidelines should be noted and adhered to:

1. An interim IFASA Executives is hereby constituted, consisting of the following class representatives namely:

Oke Temidayo (M. SC. 2)- Interim President

Soetan Phillips (M. SC. 1)

Adegbesan Mobola Fisayo (Part 4)

Akpoyouwadre Etetobore Excellence (Part 3)

Oche Victor (P…

The Catalyst Conference 1.0 Sets To Hold Today

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THE CATALYST CONFERENCE 1.0

The Catalyst Conference is an initiative of Youth Empowerment and Support Initiative, OAU initiated and led by Mr. Olalekan Olatunbosun (Catalyst), a vibrant student and incumbent public Relations Officer in the Faculty of Education who has deemed it fit to impact the society.

The  theme for the maiden edition of the conference is;
THE YOUTHS NIGERIA DESERVES

The Catalyst Conference would hold on Friday 10 June, 2019 at AJOSE LECTURE THEATRE by 10am

The following would be discussed under the conference;
_The purpose driven youth, the entrepreneurship-inclined youth, and politically active youths._

There would be speakers from all spheres of life to take each aspect. These speakers will be talking about experiences and equipping the youth for life challenges.

Speakers who would be gracing the conference are:

 Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila, Vice Chancellor Cresent University Abeokuta, Seyi Durojaye, Barr. Adewumi Adediran and many others.

The Convener, Mr. Ola…

JAMB Approves 160 As Cut-off Mark For All Universities 2019 Admission

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The 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2019 into public universities.

The meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities.

For public polytechnic, 120 UTME score was approved, while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic

NB
In a bid to serve you better and reach you more readily, OAU Peeps News Agency has decided to create interactive groups for all  OAU aspirants(UTME &DE separate).

The primary aim is to disseminate targeted information to this class of persons faster.
To join the WhatsApp group, send a direct message on Whatsapp  to  this number

Babafaros 08064189480(No calls Please)


using the format below
'Kindly add me to the OAU Aspirants' group. My name is Ajanlekoko May. I'm a UTME or Direct Entry Can…

Photonews:OAU Commercial Motorcyclists" Association Changes Uniform

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IFUDSA Health Week Set To Commence Tomorrow

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DENTAL HEALTH WEEK STARTS ON MONDAY 15TH AT IFUDSA

The 27th Health Week at Obafemi Awolowo University Dental Students' Association, is themed Health Meets Tech: Harnessing Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century Dental Practice.

Established as an independent association in 1983, Obafemi Awolowo University Dental Students Association (formerly Ife University Dental Students Association), IFUDSA, is the representative body for all dental students at the renowned Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Today, IFUDSA connects students from different geopolitical zones with varying cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds, and advances their rights and interests to be better professionals and leaders.

With a vision to advance the rights and interests of dental students to be better professionals and leaders, the 27th Annual Health Week addresses core issues in health and technology.

Dr. Olufemi Oyenuga finished from Ife with a B.Ch.D in Dentistry and Denta…

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#WinterInOAU: Tension Doused As Police Nab Notorious Cultists

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The tension that ravaged the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, for a couple of weeks, over threat of a bloody attack by cultists, has subsided with the arrested of leaders of Vikings Confraternity (VC) of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu. A gang of cultists, under a pseudonymous “Cultists of Aloha clan” had threatened to invade OAU campus today (Saturday, June 1) “to rain bullets of death, sorrow and grief on innocent students”.

Campus and many students fled while those remained on the campus were apprehensive of their safely. OAU management reacted to the threat in a statement, signed by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, in which he assured that security agencies were on top of the situation.

The issue had been trending online with the hashtag “#WinterInOAU”, putting parents and guardians of the students in fears. A top security operative told Daily Trust that: “There is a strong heat between OAU students and the culti…

Eid-Fitri: FG Declares Next Week Tuesday & Wednesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Fitri Celebration.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Friday in Abuja.

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

Liverpool To Face Tottenham Today In UEFA Champions League Final

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Liverpool will be looking to clinch their sixth Champions League title as they take on the first-time finalists Tottenham Hotspur in an all-English final - a first at the top tier European club competition since 2008 - in the Spanish capital.

Both sides will be backed by 17,000 supporters each, according to UEFA, when the match gets under way at 9pm local time (19:00 GMT) on Saturday in Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium, while thousands more are expected to fill the 68,000 capacity venue.

Five-time champions Liverpool overcame a 3-0 first-leg deficit to defeat Spanish giant Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in the semifinals and reach the championship match for the second consecutive year.

"This year we learned a lot," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said at a press conference on Friday. "We are a completely different side to last year, so the final was not too important for our improvement; the final was like a starting point again for the next steps. That's how we…

Photos: OAU Student Group proceeds on Anti-Cultism Rally Despite Management's Warning

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By uthman samad
The coalition of students' Union Action Committee and Executives and parliamentary representatives from faculty and departmental associations has proceeded on the proposed rally despite stern warning by the management, OAUPeeps can affirmatively report.

It could be recalled, Prior to the rally, that OAU Peeps published that Student Leaders, management Spar Over Proposed Anti-Cultism Rally through different contrasting circulars.

As at the time of filing this report, Students are seen with different inscripted placards in various halls of Residence like "cultism can not thrive in OAU" " OAU says No to Cultism" "June 10, 1999 remains fresh" amongst others.

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Click here to watch part of the rally as captured in fajuyi Hall of Residence.

OAU student leaders, Management spar Over Proposed Anti-Cultism Rally

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By Uthman Samad
The management of obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife has today countered and refuted the proposed Anti-Cultism rally by some student leaders of  the institution.
This is coming barely 24hours after the communiqué of the meeting held between the students' Union Action Committee and Executives and parliamentary representatives from faculty and departmental associations was made public.
As received by OAUPeeps News Agency,  the communiqué stated that the meeting which was held by the student leaders at Social Sciences Lecture theatre II with more than 50 students in attendance resolved at having "temporal  leadership of a 7-man Ad-Hoc committee"
The meeting also agreed to "organize and mobilize for an anti-cultism march of all students in response to the live cult threat of June 1st on the 30th and 31st of May , 2019 at SUB by 4PM".

However, in a circular signed by the Dean of Division of students affairs of the institution has kicked against the p…

"JUNE 1 AND ITS TAKEAWAY" - LOLU AKINTEYE

Dark ashes flying into the warm levels of the sky, silence eroding the streets of Angola hall to PG college. Thriller cries whispering into our ears sorrowfully as though we could hear the voice of that boy in his Kampala dress with his aluta fist held and raised up to the heavenlies.
The blood of the innocent painting the walls of Fajuyi Hall and the play grounds of Awolowo hall. The vision of the massacre!

Perhaps,  the most emotional  and spirited day on OAU campus is always the July 10 remembrance.

The scary times are when histories that beckon sorrow, shame, regrets and hatred tend to repeat themselves  not as fairy tales, not as narratives but as occurrences for the ears to hear and the eyes to see.

I had just gotten back from one of those clinical postings when my former roommate and classmate messaged me on account of the recent happenings that had happened while I had been offline for days. He sent me the popular screenshot that I later realized has been flying around of a p…

OAU Management Reacts To "June 1 Threat"

Re: Alarm bells ringing as OAU goes under siege of Cultists threat.

This is to inform the general public that the Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, is aware of an open letter, trending online,  purportedly issued by a pseudonymous "Cultists of Aloha clan" threatening to invade our University campus on " June 1 to rain bullets of death, sorrow and grief on innocent students".

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that ordinarily, it is not ideal for the University to respond to such an open letter, detailing what the management is doing to nip the said attack in the bud, considering the implication of such action security wise; but we consider it expedient to inform the stakeholders in the education sector, particularly our students, their parents and, or guardians, alumni and those who place high premium on lives and sanctity of human existence that the university management is on top of th…

Admission into the JUPEB Programme 2019/2020 Session

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) programme for 2019/2029 Session.
Eligibility

Eligible Candidates must possess minimum of 5 Credits at maximum of two sittings in at least 5 subjects (inclusive of English Language) relevant to the candidates desired course of study in the University.

The Programme leads to the award of JUPEB Certificate which enables candidate gain Direct Entry admissions into Obafemi Awolowo University and other Universities in Nigeria.

Duration

The duration of the Programme is a minimum of one academic session of two Semesters.

Method of Application

Pay the Application fee of ₦15,000.00 through e-Tranzact Payment Platform at any branch of First Bank, Skye Bank, Wema Bank or UBA Plc Nationwide. A Receipt which contains a Receipt Number and Confirmation Order Number will be given to you at the Bank. (Please note that Bank charges are to be paid).

Go to OAUCDL …

Lecturers May Go On Strike Over Insecurity On Campus-- ASUU OAU

Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University branch, on Thursday called on Inspector General of Police and Osun state Police Commissioner to address the rising incident of kidnapping in the country or risk industrial action by lecturers.
ASUU said since the abduction of one of its members, Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe in Apomu axis of Osun state on Sunday, May 5 by Fulani herdsmen, workers, students and other members of the university community had been carrying out their duties in fear and anxiety.
Reading resolutions of the union after its Congress to newsmen on the campus of the university, ASUU, OAU branch chairman, Dr. Adeola Egbetokun, said during physical contact with the victim and his wife after the incident, the group confirmed that ransom was paid to Adegbehingbe’s abductors before his release.
He said though the branch could not on its own declare strike over the matter, Egbetokun, however, said if the insecurity is not urgently addressed, the national lead…

Check The OAU 2018 Cut-Off Marks For All Faculties

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The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has released the 2018 cut-off marks for all departments in the institution,OAU Peeps News Agency can report.

See and click the cut-off marks for any faculty below;

N.B : Facility of Law which has lost accreditation is not included.
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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on WhatsApp using the format below

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OAU Matriculates Over 6,000 Fresh Students

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By Uthman Samad

Yesterday,  the management  of Obafemi  Awolowo University Ile-ife  matriculated fresh students Worth 6,650 for the 2018/2019 academic session.

The students  who swore the oat of allegiance  against all vices in the popular  Amphitheater of the university were welcomed to the institution by the Vice chancellor of the institution, Prof,  Eyitope Ogunbodede.

In his speech, the Vice Chancellor Congratulated the students for making it out of over 37 thousand students  that sat the Post Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination conducted  by the institution  late last year.

"Inline  with the vision and mission of the founding fathers, the university  has remained  a model in best educational practices  in Africa and a renowned institution  the world over.  Out of the Over 37,059 that made OAU their  first choice, 6,650 were admission.

I congratulate you for being chosen out of the candidates that did the Post UTME admissions screening  for the Obafemi Awolowo Universi…