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OAU-CDL New Learning Methods Amidst COVID-19

By Abidemi Olukanmi Abeeb
Obafemi Awolowo University Centre for Distance Learning (OAU CDL) has launched its very own Customised Learning Management System called the e-Zone. The centre's e-learning programme was designed to admit OAU's four undergraduate ODL programmes, namely; the Bachelor of Science programmes in Nursing, Accounting, Economics, Digital and Agricultural Extension and Community Engineering.
The launch was announced by the spokesperson for the centre, Adeyemi Adedeji on Friday. He also revealed that teaching and learning did not stop for OAU Predegree and JUPEB students at the centre, despite the closure of universities.
“The OAUCDL e-zone images classroom activities online. It facilitates the provision of instructional materials to students in the form of online text, PDF, MS Word, PowerPoint, audio presentations and video recording of lectures. The system also allows instructors to link students to a vast array of free educational resources available on the int…

Eid Mubarak!

Eid-Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters The entire team of OAU Peeps News Agency uses this medium to wish our Muslims merriment, joy, fulfillment and answered prayers NCA . We wish you a fulfilled festival with the mercy, forgiveness and tranquility from God. Stay safe.


Staying Fit At Home

By Olajiga Bolu
So you've been at home for about four months now. And whether you've been finding new avenues to make money, harnessing your skills, or just lazying around, one thing that is common among you all is that you're probably nowhere as fit as you were before going into the lockdown. You may have tried to exercise and it just didn't end well or you never even started. Exercising might look difficult a lot of the time but that's why I'm here to give you a list of quite easy but very effective exercises to get you back into shape. These exercises will be split into levels so you do not exceed your physical ability. Make sure you stretch before you begin any physical activity. LUNGES For your thigh muscles(quads, hamstrings, glutes)
Keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up. Step forward with one foot until your leg reaches a 90-degree angle. Your rear knee should remain parallel to the ground and your front knee shouldn…

Ilé-Ifè

By Emmanuel Dominic 
The word "Ifè" in the Yoruba land commands such supremacy and respect. It is not because with the change of the àmì, it can be transliterated to Love. It is the ancient history behind the great city of Ife. Amidst all other cities in the Yoruba land, Ifè otherwise known as Ilé-Ifè is the base of Supernatural and Spiritual presence. According to Yoruba mythology, the people of Ife were the original creation of the gods.  As deep and much this article could get, I wouldn’t want to bore you with all the long historical context of Ile Ife but let's do a quick lesson.
It was believed that the Supreme God gave the job of the creation of earth to Obàtálá, but got drunk with palm wine on his way, which lead Odùduwà, to handle the creation job with the items of creation; cockerel, snail shell filled with sand. Yoruba myths recognizes Obàtálá as the creator of man from clay, but Odùduwà was the ancestor of the first ever divine king of Yoruba land. The word Ife …

Wife of OAU Former VC, Omole Dies

Prof. Wale Omole, former Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife lost his beloved wife. Mrs Afolasade Adenola Omole (nee Onakoya), aged 66, passed on July 15 after a illness. Mrs Omole, was a former deputy registrar and an assistant lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife. She was also the Secretary of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (I.A.R.& T), Ibadan.  Bagging the reputation of a devout Christian, Mrs Omole was a two-term President of Christian Morning Star Society of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Ikeja. She is survived by her husband, three children, grandchildren and three brothers.

Lazy Nigerian Youths?

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi M.

Nigeria and other nations of the world are battling with the life-claiming virus known to be Coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus has quickly become a pandemic disease that is keeping even the World Health Organization on its toes. Every health organization is working tirelessly for a cure. Coronavirus which originated from China has brought all sectors of the globe down from running smoothly. Almost all nations of the world got locked down and restricted movement of people by all means. These nations’ confinements brought many economies to devastation but it has been able to control the spread of the virus. Nigeria is not left out in experiencing the ill effects of the lockdown which affected the economy, social-cultural lives, education sector, and even the health sector which is getting populated daily with infected patients.  It is to be recalled that the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, in April 2018 said more than 60% of the Nigerian population are youths …

How to Treat Alopecia

By Pelumi Hassan
Everyone wants a good skin, full hair, and a “perfect” body.  When we don’t get our desired look, we tend to blame it on “If no be for this school stress, I for don fresh” or lack of time and money. Sounds familiar right? Well, the good news is there will be no school stress for a while, so you have all the time in the world to take good care of yourself. Taking good care of yourself goes beyond eating everything at home and adding weight. You can decide to make that skin glow, make that scanty scalp grow hair, and work that body into that wallpaper you wished you looked like. Today, let’s start talking about taking care of your hair. No matter your gender, your hair does a lot to change your look. So, it is essential that you pay great attention to it. While some people are on the way to hair loss, some already have serious conditions, like alopecia from the lack of care and attention to the hair.
Alopecia is the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the bod…

Open Marriage - Yay or Nay?

By Moyinoluwa Babalola
In Nigeria, there is a lot of respect for culture and tradition. The institution of marriage is very much respected.  Will the idea of open marriage be celebrated or criticized in a country like Nigeria? For those wondering what an open marriage is, let's look at the Wikipedia definition "Open Marriage is a form of non-monogamy in which the parties of a dyadic marriage agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without being regarded by them as infidelity, and consider or establish an open relationship despite the implied monogamy of marriage." Forget the big language, what they are saying is that an Open Marriage is a marriage where there is an agreement to have affairs outside of the marriage. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are said to be practicing open marriage. Of recent, the issue of Open Marriage became a subject of discussion in Nigeria when Cynthia Obi-Uchendu, wife of Ebuka Uchendu- the popular media personality, tweeted tha…

OAU Professor Confirmed Dead

By Emmanuel Dominic Obafemi Awolowo University has again lost another great Professor to the cold hands of death this year. Dr. Gabriel Egharevha who was a Professor of Chemistry in Obafemi Awolowo University.
He died on July 15th 2020. It was said that, he was involved in an accident. Professor Egharevha Celebrated his birthday on Sunday, 12th of July 2020. In which he clocked age 66 before death came knocking. May God console his families and friends.

Sustaining Democracy in A Dwindling Economy

By Mutiu Saheed Abiodun.


Ban Ki-Moon once said "Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship, and strengthen governance." Democracy, as defined in the Cambridge dictionary, is the belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves. Democracy exists to provide a way for people to live and be together in a way that is beneficial to all.  As a bird can't fly with a wounded feather, so it is going to be disastrous for any country to sustain her democratic system of government in a dwindling economy. This is because democracy and economic development go hand in hand clarification of their correlation are irrefutable. In other words, democracy is tied with economic series of growth like levels of education and l…

Tertiary Institutes Remain Closed Even As FG Approves "Safe Reopening" Of Schools.

By Abidemi Olukanmi Abeeb  Despite the school reopening in the next phase of lockdown ease, the tertiary Institutes across Nigeria are to remain closed as federal government urge graduating students preparing for final exams to go back to school.
The Federal Government has approved what is called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19.
However, only graduating students will resume. It has been gathered that the government equally lifted ban on interstate movement. This would be  effective from July 1, 2020, noting that only fifty percent of the passengers of the buses are allowed during travels.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed these at the ongoing daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday.
He said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes resume preparation for examinations.
He disclosed that the latest …

Court Acquits Prof Elujoba

By Pelumi Hassan  Around last month,  the media was blazing with the news of Prof. Elujoba;  the former acting VC of Obafemi Awolowo University. His bank account was frozen due to some investigation for an alleged fraud. The former acting VC and former acting bursar; Mrs Josephine Akeredolu were arraigned on seven- count charges of conspiracy, stealing,paying of earned and productivity allowance of N1.4 billion to the staff of the university without authority’s approval, illegal payment of furniture allowance, abuse of office and conversion of money belonging to the university. However, An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday 25th of June, 2020, discharged and acquitted the former Acting Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Anthony Elujoba of abuse of office and financial misappropriation.  The court also discharged and acquit the former Acting Bursar of the university, Mrs Josephine Akeredolu on allegations of fraud and conspiracy levelled aga…

Will Face Mask Really be Incorporated as Students' Fashion Trends?

By Aworinde Blessing The evolution of face masks and how it has actually become a fashion trend has proved how life can change in the blink of an eye. It also shows how man adapts to change. Even though the face masks were seen to be a symbol of fear and insecurity, it has become a way people express themselves and has also provided an opportunity for the fashion industry as it has been recommended for all in order to curb the spread of Covid-19. Now that the country moves towards reopening and people are trying to get back to their normal lives, the Center for Disease Control has encouraged people to use the face mask to protect themselves. Face masks have now become a necessity, people are trying to keep safe at the same time with been fashionable by incorporating face masks with their outfits. Recently, some state governments have allowed the reopening of worship centers and it is considered very important to make use of the face mask. Meetings are now allowed to hold only if there i…

History of OAU Buildings

By Emmanuel Dominic Ever wondered how OAU got to be so beautiful and blessed with great architectural buildings? It is very joyful to savor the eyes with the landscape of such length and width, with an amazing love for nature green, the perfect synchronization of building, landscape, and amazing sight. We could but fall in love with the great architect and great minds behind the African most beautiful University. As we all know, OAU originated from University of Ibadan, before being given it freedom to be the University of Ife in 1967. Ife citizens gave the government 13,000 acres of land for the proposed university, imagine its largeness. After so many political issues, the University of Ife was approved in 1961. But due to the construction and all, they were made to be Ibadan campus. 
OAU was made to be an outstanding Institution. The best Architect in Israel by name Arieh Sharon placed in charge of the architectural plans, which was supposed to be a three community project. He was th…

Never Too Late for Self Discovery

By Adesina Ayomide Emmanuel

Have you ever sat down and this question keeps reverberating in your mind, “who am I?" You go out each day and you see people be the best of themselves, building a career in certain fields, putting faith to the test by stretching their capabilities, being confident in their own skin and you wonder who you are called to be. Of course, this happens to everyone. Is there also a better time to discover yourself than now?  When we meet people for the first time, we assess them, scrutinize their clothes, actions, and words, and go on to interact with them based on assumptions we have made. It is pertinent to know who you are before all else. 

The Steps To Knowing Who You Are
Look deep in yourself to learn your core values Your values are basic standards you stand for that influence your decision making. You have principles, know them. What do you fight for? What are you most passionate about? Are you living a life you’re proud of? Keep a journal to help you recor…

Turning Pandemic and its Effects into Advantages as a Learner

By Jodekss Gloatkenf 
The usual routines as we were used to them have taken a new shape today worldwide check. These days, almost all sectors of life have been paralyzed due to the outbreak and the rapid spread of Coronavirus, which is abbreviated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Covid-19. The viral disease began in the Wuhan of China. A city that could be compared to the Lagos of Nigeria due to its population and diverse forms of commercial activities that go on therein on a daily basis. The deadly disease had been able to spread outside the shores of China all world continents, and it had been claiming thousands of life with millions infected and a few thousand cured of different treatments. Ever since the disease became a pandemic, different sectors around the world have been put on hold, and one of them is the education sector. Learners at different levels have been forced to be on compulsory holidays for months with no hope of resuming soon. Institutions with better sophi…

OAU Eportal App

By Derrick Blaze and Emmanuel Dominic OAU Eportal is everything to an OAU student. How? Well, it is the first and most dominant proof that you are a student; it is where you do everything as a student. You check your results with the Eportal, pay your school fees, and register your courses. Every detail about your studentship is online, so, it is best if you never forget your password. However, some times, especially when you need it the most, accessing the Eportal can be frustrating.   So, on the 12th of March, 2020, an Eportal app developed by an alumnus of the prestigious university was uploaded on the Google Play Store. The developer stated his inspiration for the app. “Most students do not have the school’s emergency numbers in the cases of unforeseen circumstances. Due to the witness of the loss of two students which was traced to the delay in contacting respective emergency units”  His aim is to also bridge the gap between students and OAU emergency centres/units.Since its upload o…