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OAU Post-UTME Registration Commences on the 5th of October 2020

By  Ganiyu Ayanniyi The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife is set to start Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) registration on the 5th of October, 2020 for Jamb candidates who picked the institution as their first as well as for Direct Entry (DE) applicants. The registration form which is obtainable via the school portal ( at the amount of N2,000 is expected to close on the 31st of October, 2020.
After the payment for the registration form which would require generating Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number from the school portal, there will be need to authenticate the payment.
It is to be noted that the Post-UTME screening will be strictly observed under the guidelines as released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at the following centres: a) JAMB CBT Centre, Bwari b) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
All Candidates whose screening date would be allotted from the period between 21st of November - 5th December, 2…

"Payments Will Be Made for The Period of Stay..." DSA

By Emmanuel Dominic

The Division of Student Affairs as regards students who wish to stay in the Hall of Residence during the SIWES/Teaching Practice program state conditions governing the availability of accommodation.
 Firstly,  students who have been offered bed space will be allowed to stay in the Hostel Secondly, payment will be made for the period of stay according to the regulation guiding staying back in the hostel
Then lastly, letter of undertaking to be written by each student on terms and conditions for stay

Note:This information is addressed to those running a holiday program (SIWES/TEACHING PRACTICE e.t.c)

OAU Students React To New Accommodation Policy

As a result of the special release by the Division of Students Affairs of Obafemi Awolowo University, several reactions have begun to circulate within the student's community of the institution. 
The notice emphasized that stallites will be denied accommodation on campus for this coming session 2019/2020 by not being legible for bedspace balloting which is against the habitual tradition of this great institution. 
The students, most of whom are away from the university campus for the festivities of the season, mostly complained about the new development.
Some students were of the notion that the decision taken by the DSA was harsh and would have negative effects on the academic, health or security of students.
"First, the landlords and agents in Ife would use this as an opportunity to extort the students. This is unfair!" A student who pleaded anonymity said.
A final year student in the Faculty of Arts, Oluchi, also contributed to the issue "I hope the news (about …

"Stallites Should Note That There Is No Bedspace For Them On Campus..." -DSA

By Emmanuel Dominic
The special release by the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) on accommodation for students on Christmas eve addressed a sets of issues,  which featured -: *  Students vacating the hostel * SIWES Students seeking Accommodation,  and finally the brainbuster, * Stalites not being able to ballot for hostels from the next session.
According to the release, the Division gave students till 31st of December 2019 to vacate the hostel, with their belongings,  as the loss of any property won't be accounted for by the DSA or School management.  
 The school recognized the need for students on SIWES, Teaching Practice and college of health sciences students who have legitimate academic/clinical reasons to stay behind. These set of students were instructed to go through their Head of Department or Deans for possible consideration. 
The last part and perhaps most interesting part of the release was that there shall be no bed space for stallites on campus henceforth, accordin…

Join Our Online Community Of OAU Freshmen And Aspirants

The leadership of OAU Peeps News Agency, the largest online news agency in the OAU campus hereby use this medium to invite aspirants and newly admitted students of the Obafemi Awolowo University to join our online platforms for first hand information and orientation about the institution.
The platform also allows you to connect with other colleagues and excos from your department in preparation from your admission.

For relevant information, contact the Editor, OAU Peeps News Agency on 07031572065

Pelumi Hassan 
Editor, OAU Peeps News Agency

Larceny In The Moremi Hall Of Residence

By Emmanuel Dominic
Information reaching us at OAU Peeps news agency from a resident in Moremi hall of residence for female students, about a thief who has been reportedly breaking into their rooms,  stealing phones and other valuables.

There is unrest among the residents of Moremi hostel at the alarming rate of the reoccurring event. In an interview with a female resident, she explained that the thief who she revealed to be a guy broke into the hall around 4am this morning.
In her statement; A girl saw him and shouted "thief" but he was not caught. He stole three phones at block G, room 305. When he was being chased he dropped two phones and went with one. And last two weeks too Wednesdays/Thursday morning too, they stole phones on G 208 too 8 phones in the middle of the night. So it's like it's same guy that came to do the job.
Residents believe that these thefts were done by the same person who they believe is a male student. We urge everyone living in Moremi hal…

Election Pandemonium as Zachman Emerges As FSRC Speaker

The in-house election of the Faculty of Arts Students Representative Council was billed to start by 4:00pm. However, it didn't start until till about 9:00 pm as a result of pandemonium that ensued as a result of the credibility and the candidature of some English department honourable.

Two Honourables vied for the post of Speaker; Hon Hope from Religious studies and Hon  Zachman from English department.

At the end of the voting process, Zachman had 17 votes and Hope had 13 votes, in the process of counting, an overzealous person entered the election venue and another set of argument ensued until the school security was called in to restore normalcy the situation.

OAU Accounting Student Shines At Convocation With 4.98 Grade Point

The 44th convocation of Obafemi Awolowo University held from the 11th to 13th of the month. The glorious ceremony started with a lecture at Oduduwa hall. Lawal Oluwafemi who bagged a 4.98 CGPA of 5.0 was awarded got a cash price of 100,000 naira amongst many other gifts.

Commenting on the feat, he stated "I graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University as the Best Graduating Student 17/18 session with a historic 4.98 CGPA of 5.0. Was also the Best Overall 4 times in ICAN professional exams with 14 awards.BSc Accounting & 22 academic awards in 4 years. Can only be God!"
 It is worthy of note that this year a total of 7,209 students graduated, out of which 5,292 were undergraduates, while 1,917 are postgraduates. A total of 124 students in the institution graduated with first-class honours, leaving 1,795 students with second class honours (Upper Division), 2256 with second class (Lower Division), while 542 and 39 are graduated with third class and pass degrees respectivel…

Three Deaths In One Week: Dark December In OAU (Full Report)

In less than two weeks, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has recorded the death of three members of its academic staff. A little over a week ago, the death of Mr Nicholas Igbokwe was announced, less than a week after, the death of Professor Jerome Elusiyan who was said to be attacked by unknown gunmen, and the most recent is the death of Dr. Victoria Oluwaremilekun Adeniyi who reportedly slumped and died.
Dr. Victoria Oluwaremilekun Adeniyi, was the Head of Department of Dramatic Arts and was said to have recently directed the convocation play that enacted for two days, Friday and Saturday. 
She was reported to have slumped and died on Sunday morning at around 11am after church service in her residence. It was said that she did not show any sign of sickness. This tragedy struck in less than twenty-four hours Professor Ife Jerome Elusiyan of Paediatrics at the OAUTHC died.
The entire OAU Peeps Team sends out her condolences to all family and friends of the deceased. 

Professor Elusiyan, CMAC OAUTHC Reported Dead

Professor Elusiyan, a professor of paediatrics and child health at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was reportedly shot dead today, Friday 13th December 2019.

The sad incident was said to have occurred in Edo state. Professor Elusiyan was the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a father to many. 
We pray that his family and friends find the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Full Details later...

Car Accident At Fajuyi Hall

On Monday, 9th December 2019, a car accident occurred around Fajuyi Hall Annex of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. 

The car, which was reportedly said to belong to an OAU lecturer, was reported to have crashed into the gate of Faj Annex. The accident was said to have occurred at about 5pm. 
The car was reported to have suffered from a brake failure and crashed into the second gate of the hall, damaging the canteen very close to the gate. However, there was no life lost, although some of the people at the restaurant were injured. 

Finally, FASA Decides!

By Bernard Nasamu 
The election of the Faculty of Art Student Association; FASA, was set for 10pm, but the voting process abruptly started around 11:30. The condition was conducive for the election. In small groups and troupes, students made way to exercise their constitutional rights.
The bone of contention after the cancelled election was the actualization of a free and fair election. A notable figure at the election which held at History lobby was Dr Amusa, whose presence coupled with the selfless services of the incorruptible electoral commissioners paved way for a hiccup election. There were two candidates from two different departments under FASA, Zachman and Hamzat as they are popularly called.
The voting process ended officially around a few minutes after 4pm. Just as the saying goes the voice of the people is the voice of God. Hamzat, a part 3 student of the department of philosophy, emerged as the president-elect of FASA. Hamzat claimed the spot with a narrow 277- 248 votes, a…

Female OAU Student Assaulted At Maintenance Gate, Security Reacts

At 10:50pm on Sunday 8, December, a female student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was assaulted directly opposite Maintenance, the popular female residential area around the campus gate. 

It was reported that the female student (who pleaded anonymity) was out to buy food when three unidentifiable guys who alighted from a car behind her allegedly harassed her. In reaction, she was then said to exclaim,"Are you normal?" This is when the situation got out of hand as things got violent. These unidentified individuals, reportedly three in number pounced on this female student slapping and hitting her vigorously. The food seller who tried to help was also said to get some part of the beating. The onlookers who sells by the scene tried to help but these individuals kept slapping and hitting her.
It was also reported that the case was reported immediately to the security at Maintenance gate but they turned their deaf ears to the report. The identity of these individuals rem…

OAU Management Dedicates Hotline To Reporting Sexual Harassment

By Eberechuwu Okafor

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has released a special circular on new means to protect students from sexual harassment.

Prior to the release of the helpline, the viral video of the "All-seeing eye" by Kiki Mordi for BBC Africa in October, several students had looked out for the steps the Obafemi Awolowo University will take towards protecting its students against actions like that. At the time, it did not seem like much would be done.

However, the management has put these fears to rest as the Obafemi Awolowo University has decided to take a strong stand against sexual harassment meted on any of the students of the great school by creating a helpline in case of emergencies.

According to a release signed by the registrar of the school, students can now send text messages directly or via the social media "WHATSAPP" to 07063610481 in cases of emergencies. This development is surely welcome as many students have shown a warm recept…

Olanrewaju Bello To Steer LSS OAU Through Next Academic Session

The OAU chapter of the Law Students' Society announced the emergence of the new elected Executives.

The Electoral Commission officers of the Law student body, corporately known as the Law Students' Society (LSS) conducted the election at the Old Law MOOT and MOCK court, located at the Faculty building.

After two preceding presidential debates and Manifesto nights, Voting started at the early hours of yesterday, December 2nd, at about 9:45am due to some delays as against the intended 9:00am and the process spanned till 5pm.

Sequel to this, the collation of votes began 30 minutes later at 5:30pm and the new executives were announced soon after.

Of the 10 LSS positions, only 6 positions had more than one aspirant involved.

The office of the Public Liaison Officer (P. L. O), the Public Relations Officer (PRO), the director of Sports and the office of the Director of Socials were contested unopposed.

Despite the absence of part one students from the faculty, participation took a h…

Best Wishes To All OAU Students In Forthcoming Examinations

As exams start, we wish all students of the Obafemi Awolowo University success in the upcoming exams. As we prepare for the end of the session, we hope you all have time to reflect on the session and on the year as a whole. 
We wish you all the happiness and joy that this month has to offer. We hope you leave every exam hall with smiles on your faces, even if we all know that how we feel after writing an exam doesn't matter till we see the result. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. 

Pelumi Hassan  Editor-in-Chief, OAU Peeps News Agency

OAU Peeps Gets New Editor As Babafaros Bows Out

One of the foremost online campus news agencies in Obafemi Awolowo University - OAU Peeps News Agency now has a new Editor-in-Chief (EIC).

The outgone EIC, Oluwaseun Farombi a.k.a Babafaros, whose tenure elapsed on November 30, 2019 hands baton to an Interim EIC, Hassan Pelumi.

Hassan Pelumi, who is the first female editor of the agency is a 300 level student of the Department of English Language, Obafemi Awolowo University. She will be assisted by four other members including, Lawani Oluwashemiloore, Akintunde Oluranti, ALABI-OYO omobolaji and Bernard Nasamu.

According to a statement by the Board of the Agency, the appointment of an Interim EIC comes on the heel of the dissolution of the Executive Council of the agency. "This decision and step is necessary to stabilize, restructure, strengthen and focus the agency to deliver on its original mandates," the statement added.

Going forward, every communication and business relating to the agency is to be discussed with the…

FASA Suspends President, VP, Others Amidst Electoral Issues

Despite making headlines in recent times for postponing elections on multiple occasions, the Faculty of Arts Students' Association (FASA OAU) has managed to find newer reasons to make the news as the parliamentary arm of the association on the 27th November, 2019 suspended the President, Mr Adewale Ayo Waliyu (Ayfab), Vice President and some other members of the executive council of the association indefinitely, making the speaker the acting president of the association.

Efforts to reach the suspended President of the association have been futile, however, find below the full official resolution of the FASA parliament.

Being the Resolution of the Parliamentary Sitting That Held on the 16th of Nov. 2019 The sitting started exactly 5:27pm the Speaker then addressed the House and made Hon. Tea through the House the acting Chief Whip. The agenda was then adopted by a motion moved by Hon. Toluano, with the same motion by Hon. Oba and since there was no counter motion, the motion stood. …

What You Probably Don't Know About Benin Republic

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi M.

The republic of Benin is a francophone country that borders Nigeria at the southwestern part of the Nigerian territory. It was formerly known as "Dan-ho-mé" which means "built on the snake's (Dan) belly" in Fon, a local Beninese language. The French colonialists had difficulties in the pronunciation of ''Dan-ho-mé", so they called it "Dahomey". In 1975, President Mathieu Kerekou influenced the change of the country's name from Dahomey to Benin (La République du Bénin) because the former name was regional in which many citizens didn't show signs of belonging since the name was in Fon language. She gained her independence on the 1st of August 1960, before Nigeria got hers.

The country is the first and only nation where three presidents ruled in the same tenure at a time. The names of those presidents are: Sourou Migan Apithy, Justin Ahomadégbé Tomêtin and Tahirou Congacou. They were from different tribes (Yorub…

Rumble In The Jungle: FASA Election Postponed Indefinitely

By Bernard Nasamu      The proposed election of the Faculty of Arts Students Association was again postponed for Thursday, 21st November 2019 was once again postponed indefinitely.  The elections commenced at AUD 2 on the 21st of November 2019 with students of the Faculty of Arts ready to exercise their rights and agents stylishly donning the tags of their candidates. 
 Things, however, began to fall apart when the election commission abruptly stopped the voting procedures. According to an eyewitness, the turmoil started as a result of the fact there were irregularities as regards the number of accredited voters. The electoral chairman Hon. Havard, unanimously closed the curtain on the election process.   On the account of another eyewitness, an anonymous department was responsible for the brow-raising electoral practice. According to the staff adviser Dr.Amusa that was present at the venue of the election, who clearly stated that the cause of the hullabaloo was because the student b…

Adebowale Damilola Elected As IRSA President

By Pelumi Hassan
The Faculty of Administration, OAU earlier this week welcomed  another President as members International Relations Student Association, IRSA elected another president. The election was conducted at the basement of the faculty on November 20. The electoral process started as early as 9:00 am and it ended at 3:00 pm. The collation of the election results started almost immediately and the result was announced between the hour of 3-4 pm. It was a free and fair election as the students voted for the candidates of their choice via E-voting. All they had to do was to log into their Eportal accounts to vote. 

This process was considered stress free as even the President-elect, Adebowale Damilola said, "Personally I think the incorporation of the E-voting using our Eportal as made the process less stressful and also free and fair as possible limiting the chances of having issues. The election went well and IRSA students voted for those who they believe deserve to be vot…

Money Heist In OAU As Teni, Sia, Joker Appear On Campus

By Okafor Eberechukwu
So the ongoing final year brethren week popularly called FYB week came with a full package. The final year week is a time for jubilation as the graduating students are leaving the university. For most departments, it usually features a costume day and we saw some unique costumes that blew our minds. 

This year, it would seem the FYBs carefully chose their costume as we saw; "The Marlians", "The dead bride" , "Parte after Parte" "Tenitheentertainer", " La Casa de Papel" and so much more. Most of which were gotten from movie series and some other from popular celebrity outfits. Some students were very creative in the selections of their costumes while of course, some outfits were below the expectations of the students.

The final year week which holds on the last week of lectures annually is for the purpose of creating a memorable experience for the graduating students. 
According to an OAU student, "Some FYBs w…

Faculty of Law OAU Regains Accreditation

The Faculty of Law of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife regained her accreditation after losing it almost two sessions ago. 

Being one of the foremost Faculties of Law in Nigeria, a lot of people were shocked when the Faculty of Law was unable to meet up with the criteria of the National Universities Commission. As expected this led to the Faculty alongside a few other like the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Nursing losing their accreditation.  This loss of accreditation also led to these faculties not being able to admit students in the past two admission exercises organised by the Obafemi Awolowo University. 
While the accreditation process is still ongoing, details on the process in the other discredited departments have not been obtained. Although, there is a lot of hope that these departments would join the Faculty of Law to regain accreditation by the NUC.

RCF Holds Annual Conference In Style

By Oluwashemiloore Lawani

The Redeemed Campus Fellowship, OAU hosted the 2019 edition of her annual DAC between 15th to 19th September 2019.  DAC is an acronym that stands for Dominant Army Conference and is hosted annually by RCF OAU. The program has explored different themes over the past few years and this year, the theme of the conference was “Of God's Spirit And Of His Power,”.

The event started on the 15th of November, 2019 at about a few minutes past 9:00pm and events that day mainly featured renditions from the church choir or the Chosen Generation Choir as they are more fondly called. The event also featured a play courtesy of Smiles Production. 
The event continued on Saturday and the curtains were closed on Sunday, 17th November 2019 with a thanksgiving service. The service featured a ministration from Pastor Johnson Adeniran who was said to be the Pastor In Charge of RCCG Region 3. 
Gathering feedback from participants of the conference, an attendee who pleaded anonymi…

Landslide In Pharmacy As Micheal Olusola Emerges Next President of PANS OAU

In what many would agree is the widest margin in recent years, Micheal Olusola, a 400-Level of the Faculty of Pharmacy, OAU has emerged the next president of the OAU chapter of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian students, PANS OAU.

Micheal, who had served as the association's Public Relations Officer, pulled 332 votes to beat his opponent; Jacinta Ezegamba, who only managed to garner 98 votes, in the Presidential race. 
Reacting to the outcome of the elections, Mr Ayobami appreciated the electorate for the privilege granted him. In his words, "After all is said and done, PANS OAU is still  You and I in Synergy and so we must remember that more than the lines that may seem to divide, our dreams and goals unite us. So let us join hands and come together as a house united in goal and purpose. As we head into exams, good tidings and the voice of rejoicing shall always abound amongst us."
Micheal joins the list of people who would serve as Faculty presidents for the …

Micheal Ademuyiwa Emerges As NUASA OAU President

In the early hours of November 15 2019, the OAU Chapter of the Nigerian Universities Accounting Students’ Association; NUASA organised her elections. This marked the beginning of the end of the tenure of the current leadership of the association led by Akerele Isaac, popularly addressed as A.K Isaac.  In an interview with Faesan Omotayo, a part 3 student of NUASA, she stated about the current administration, "His regime was good because he made himself available for Nuasites."  However, as good as his regime might have been, it had to end. 

The candidates delivered their manifestos and publicized accordingly till the eve of the election. The electoral process was conducted in an orderly manner at the basement of Faculty of Administration.  Members of the association also came out to support their preferred candidates.
The election started at exactly 9am and ended 5pm. The collation and counting of votes was done from 5:00pm and the results were officially announced at 6:50…