Sunday, 22 May 2022

Great Ife Students' Union Provides More Updates Regarding The President Health.

The Great Ife Students' Union has provided more updates regarding the president health who was earlier reported by OAU Peeps News Agency to have slumped at the early hours of Saturday, 21st May 2022. 

In a Press Release made available to OAUPeeps News Agency, the Spokesman of the Union Comr. Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan "Tao" said the President was rushed to Apex Hospital Ibadan Road, ile-ife where he was hospitalized but now stable before been transferred to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital where he has since been receiving further treatment.

The statement read thus:


We would like to inform the students of the University that our President, Comrade Reform, who was hospitalized early this morning is now stable. Early today, he had slumped and was rushed to Apex Hospital, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife.

Upon receiving a distress call, the Secretary General had informed officers of the Union at SUB and left for Apex Hospital. From Apex Hospital, Mr President was transferred to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital where he has since been receiving further treatment.

We express sincere gratitude to all who have put calls through, texted and visited to check on the President. He is still undergoing medical treatment and we solicit your prayers, support and understanding at this time.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

OAU Students' Union President Slumped, Rushed To The Hospital

 By Derrick Blaze 

At the early hours of Saturday, 21st May 2022, the Great Ife Students' Union President Comr. Olayiwola Folahan Festus, "Reform" was reported to have slumped and rushed down to Apex hospital.

However, the President was resuscitated and then moved to OAUTHC, where is now recovering 

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede paid a visit to the President on his sickbed to check up on him.

As at the time of writing this report, the cause of the incident is unknown at the moment and every effort to reach out to the PRO of the Union Comr. Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan "TAO" prove abortive. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Forerunner Creativity And Innovation Releases Press Release As Most Beautiful Girl In OAU Audition Starts Tomorrow


It is with great humility that we introduce our organization Forerunner Creativity and Innovation. The organization is committed to promoting unity in our dear country "One Nigeria", In lieu of this, FCI has organised a national cultural pageantry in conjunction with Babafarous entertainment tagged "Most Beautiful Girl in OAU (MBG_OAU). 

The competition is targeted at building and raising young ladies with high self esteem, self confidence, leadership qualities who would become more responsible in their community and promote unity in diversity. The organization is proudly endorsed by HRM Oba Idowu Adediwura (Obalufe of Ife) and supported by the Great Ife Students Union

The Organization has ended her sales of form which has been on for a while now and has a quite number of contestants who are from different departments and faculties in OAU.

The journey to who wears the crown has begun, the auditioning of our contestants has been slated for 5th and 6th May, 2022 which will be online reasons due to the ongoing strike which has lured  many students ( including our contestants) to travel back to their various homes. The top contestants will be unveiled immediately after the auditioning. 

We Implore the Great Ife students to kindly follow this contest to the core as we have various contestants who are from different departments and they would definitely need the help of their departmental and/or faculty mates. The Great Ife students will also be  involved in determining who would be crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in OAU 2022, Don't be left out, Don't miss out any update.

To the students of OAU and members of the public, the organization urges everyone to kindly stay glued to our website (, Instagram (mbg_oau), Twitter (@mbg_oau) to get latest news and update as regard the contest.

As the maiden edition of this contest, the organization is opened to all kinds or forms of sponsorship/partnership to make the contest an eventful one on the soil of Africa's most beautiful campus, OAU.

 Let us journey through this together,

Stay Tuned .

Thursday, 14 April 2022

#OAUGATE: Arraigned Dr IBK Fails To Meet Bail Condition, To Be Remanded In Prison


The arraigned impeached President of the 2016/2017 parliamentary session who was arrested by the Security Department of the university and transferred to Moore Police Station appeared in the court of law this morning at the Chief Magistrate Court, along Ibadan Road ile-ife. 

Oyekan Ibunkun, "Dr IBK" who pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge against him with the state as the prosecution and him as the defendant. 

However, impeached President will be remanded in Kosere prison till Tuesday, 26 April 2022 after failing to meet the bail condition of two guarantors with a sum of #500,000 each; the defendants must be Ife residents, and they must be gainfully employed.

Dr IBK Charged To Court Over Illegal Withdrawal of N720,000 From The Union Account


Mr Oyekan Ibukun, "Dr IBK" the impeached President of the Students' Union Of 2016/2019 parliamentary session has been charged to court over the illegal withdrawal of 720,000 from the Union account. 

Recall that Eagle Post News Outfit made a report on Friday, 8 April 2022 of how over 700,000 Naira was withdrawn from the Union account through the collaboration of the impeached President "Dr IBK and the Present President of the Union "Reform". The claim which the President denied in a Release that he's sign for any withdrawal of funds from the Union account. 

Further steps were taken by the Central Executive Council of the Union by going to the bank and make enquiries of how the money was withdrawn without the signature of the President and the Financial Secretary. After which UBA bank revealed that the money was transferred through Internet banking by Dr. IBK to one Bello Oyeku. 

Consequently, Dr. IBK was arrested on Wednesday, 15 April 2022 by the Security Department of the university and transferred to Moore Police Station for further investigation. Further information obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency through the Public Relations Officer of the Union reveal that Dr. IBK is now to appear before a court of law. 

The court hearing is to be heard at a chief Magistrate's Court along Ibadan Road, ile-ife, by 9am on Thursday, 14 April 2022. Also attending the court today are the President of the Students' Union, Comrade Olayiwola Folahan Festus "Reform" and the Financial Secretary, Comrade Oluwasegun Abiola Joy, "Legbeti", other members of the Central Executive Council, Honourables and students 

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Alleged Withdrawal Of #720,000 From Union Account, SRC Writes To The Financial Secretary


By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Students Representative Council has written an Open Letter to the Financial Secretary of the Great Ife Students' Union Comrade Abiola Joy Oluwasegun "Legbeti" over the withdrawal of a 720,000 which was made from the Students' Union account on Friday, 8th April 2022 was declared illegal because the President of the Union and the Financial Secretary who were the signatory to the account claimed they didn't signed any withdrawal. 

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Further investigation has revealed that the money was moved from the Union account via Internet banking by Mr Oyekan Ibukun "Dr.IBK" an impeached OAU SU President into the account of one Mr Bello Oyeku. 

In response to the whole issue, the SRC under the leadership of RT. Hon Ajadi Toheeb Babatunde wrote an Open to the Financial Secretary. 

The letter read thus: 

Financial Secretary, Great Ife Students’ Union Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 

Dear Abiola Joy Oluwasegun (Legbeti),



On April 9th, we woke up to a news item by Eagle Post which stated that a sum of over N700K was illegally and fraudulently withdrawn from the Union account, and the said news paper mentioned specifically that the persons involved are the President of the Students’ Union, Olayiwola Festus Folahan (Reform), and a former impeached president,Ibukun Oyekan David (IBK), who has notoriety for fraud. Thereaer, the President came up with a rejoinder stating that he was shocked to have heard that kind of story, and as far as he is concerned, the Union money under his watch was intact. You also claimed that the news item also shocked you, and that you were not aware because your phone was not in good condition, and as such the whole of the analysis as to withdrawal was strange to you. 

The matter has now brought a damage to the Union and the leadership, the Parliament will like to be cleared on the issues from you; 

1.What is the Current State of the Union Account? 

2.When were you aware about the plan of IBK to fraudulently remove money from the Union account?

 3.Was the Union President also aware of the attempted fraud to be perpetuated by IBK?

 4.What were the steps you took to prevent the sacrilage?

 5.Who are the signatory to the Union account? 

6. Why did you not go to the bank to inform them about the fraud that was coming? 

7.Were you aware of the Internet Banking Facility? 

8.Who are the persons that have access to the Internet Banking Facility? 

9.What step did you take to discontinue the Internet Banking Facility knowing that you have no access to it?

 10.Was there any point in time that the President discuss the matter or compel you to allow IBK move the money?

11.At  what  time do you think it  was appropriate to inform the Parliament  and the Students about  the attempted      fraudulent  act? 

12.As a future accountant,  at  what  stage do you think it  was appropriate to stop the fraud,  is it  when it  has been committed or when it  is about  to be committed? 

13.Why did you choose to report  to the University Security Department  rather than the Students’ Representative     Council  through  its  Leadership? 

14.Were you at  any time aware that  IBK was a former impeached president  on corruption/stealing related matters?

 As an accountant,  are  we going to be wrong if  we then say that  your laziness,  professional laxity,  intellectual sluggishness,  has brought  this opprobium on the Union and has severely damaged the cherished image of  our Union.  As it  stands today,  the picture on the mind of  the public is that  the Union is dominated by thieves.

 Again,  will you consider our statement  wrong,  if  we say that  you have not  only dragged the name of  the Union to the mud,  but  also disrespected the generality of  Great  IFE,  by not  giving a timely blow-by-blow  information that  could help to prevent  this shameful occurence. 

In any case,  of  what  profit  was it  to the Union,  that  you and your cohort  were playing along,  making the Union to loose that  amount  of  money. 

 In any case,  the characters of  the persons are well known to the students that they are certified thieves. We appreciate if  you address this matter point  by point,  and also we expect  to receive response in 48 hours for futher considerations and actions. Accept  our best  regards. 

e-signed Rt.  Hon AJADI Toheeb B. Speaker,  Great IFE SU 

e-signed Hon ODETUNDE Dickson A. Clerk,  Great IFE SU

Dr. IBK Arrested Over Alleged Withdrawal Of N720,000

By Ayomide Emmanuel

The impeached President of the Great Ife Students' Union 2016/2017 parliamentary session Ibukun Oyekan has been confirmed arrested by the public relations officer of the Union. 

Recall it was earlier reported by OAU Peeps News about new clarifications that emerges on the withdrawal of the 720,000 Naira from the Union account. The clarification which reveals that the withdrawal of the 720,000 was made by Oyekan Ibukun "Dr.IBK"

The arrest which was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Union in a Press Statement after it was confirmed by UBA that the withdrawal was made by Ibunkun Oyediran Oyekan to one Bello Oyeku with GT Bank account 0137762128.

Dr. IBK was arrested by the Security Department of the university and transferred to Moore Police Station for further investigation

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

More Clarifications Emerges Regarding The 720,000 Missing From The Union Account


By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Financial Secretary of the Union, Comr. Oluwasegun Joy Legbeti has shade more light on the 720,000 that was reported to have been missing from the Union account. Recall it was earlier reported on Eagle Post News Outfit that the President of the Union "Reform" Colluded with the former President of the Union "Dr. IBK" to make a withdrawal from the Union account. The report which has been debunked by a Press Statement from the office of the President that he was not aware and didn't sign any for any withdrawal from the Union account. 

However, the Students Union Executives went ahead to question the bank officials of how the money went missing from the Union account without the signatures of the President and the Financial secretary who are the signatory to the Union account. 

The financial secretary in a Press Statement made available to OAU Peeps News Agency reveals that the only official way by which the money can be withdrawn from the Union account is that the President and Financial secretary of the Union must themselves fill a withdrawal slip(and never by proxy) and in which the 720,000 withdrawn from the account went against the process. The Central Executive council hereby made a confrontation against the management of OAU branch of United Bank for Africa(UBA) which is the banker of the Union to explain how the money got missing after which the manager was forced to address the Union officers to allow the bank to investigate the issue after which the CEC gave the bank an ultimatum of one workday to conclude the investigation.

The bank however contacted the Financial secretary to inform him that the transaction was initiated by a so-called ibukun Oyekan(Dr Ibk), to one Bello Oyekunle Saheed. Oyekan Ibukun was able to move the union funds via internet banking platform being the immediate past president of the Union. 

He further assured Union members that all hands have been on deck to make sure that every kobo will be accounted for and all loopholes to the account will be combatted. The official report given to him by the bank will be submitted to the Student Union Security Committee, the students representative council(SRC) the investigation department of the university and made available to the generality of the Great Ife Students. 

Drama As Great Ife Students' Union Executives Question Bank Officials Over Missing Union Funds[Video]


By Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ

At the early hours of Monday, 11th April 2022, the Executives of the Great Ife Students' Union led by Comrade Olayiwola Folahan Festus "Reform" stormed the OAU branch of the UBA bank protesting an alleged unauthorized withdrawal of the Union funds from the students’ union account. The alleged “unauthorised withdrawal” which happened on Friday, 8th April 2022 was said to have occurred through the conspiracy of the former Students' Union President, Dr.IBK colluding with the Union President, Reform 

Recall, that Eagle Post News Platform had earlier reported that the Students' Union President colluded with the former President of the union, Dr Ibk of withdrawing ‘over 700,000’ from the union account.

However, in a Press Release from the office of the President, he stated that he's not aware of the withdrawal as he did not sign or withdraw the said "over 700,000 Naira from the Union account.  

Speaking at the bank venue, the President said “I am as shocked as the generality of Great Ife students on this withdrawal, I and the Financial secretary of the union are the signatory to this account, I didn’t sign, the financial secretary didn’t sign, none of us signed the withdrawal of this money, we don’t even have a cheque book yet, we need more support than attack from the students at this time, I don’t know about the missing fund, we will go any length to unravel this mystery and we are holding UBA bank responsible for this”

The bank manager who had earlier invited the school security pleaded to the union officers to exercise patience so as to conduct a thorough investigation in order to unravel the mystery behind the missing fund. 

 The financial secretary of the union Comrade Joy Abiola "Legbeti said “I am shocked and angry, what is the essence of our signature as signatory if money can be removed behind our back, as an accountant in embryo, I understand the place of transparency and inline with the oath I swore, I won’t be part of any mismanagement or embezzlement of Union funds, this is sad and disappointing, UBA bank has to explain”

Further investigations reveals that the President and Financial secretary has filed their respective reports with the University to help them further investigate and review the mystery of this matter.

President Reform further stated that they are tendering their distrust on UBA on this unwanted and unfortunate development and will go any length to get justice.

In a Video obtained by OAUPeeps News Agency, the Central Executive Council(CEC) members of the Union were seen questioning the Bank where the Union money was

To Watch Video Click HERE

Friday, 8 April 2022

OAU Management Extends Mid-Semester Break By 4 Weeks


The obafemi Awolowo University Management has extended the earlier 2-week mid-semester break by 4-week. 

Recall it was earlier reported on OAU Peeps News Agency that the management declared a two weeks mid-semester break after the management meeting that held on 26th of March 2022.

The extension which came as a result of industrial actions embarked upon by the various union of the Nigerian University system. 

The extension will be starting from Monday, 11th April, 2022. The management however wishes students a productive and most refreshing break 

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Want Your Brand To Get Noticed And Increase Your Sales? Advertise With OAU Peeps News Agency

By Mary Onayemi

We all believe advertising online gets you much more customers. Online ads keep growing each day with everyone trying to create their brand awareness to draw the attention of their target customers. An advertisement is the promotion of a product, brand, or service to viewers to attract interest, engagement, or sale.

OAU Peeps News Agency remains the biggest and most active news agency in OAU. With over 7,000000 viewers all over the world, every advertisement placed there is sure to gain enough awareness amongst people. Everyone wants to get value for their money and OAU Peeps is here to help you get maximum value for less cost. Let's go through 5 reasons why you should advertise on OAU peeps.

5 Reasons You Should Advertise On OAU Peeps News Agency

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2. Increased Awareness And Trust
Advertising is all about creating awareness, not only in the area you reside but all over the world. The one seeing your ads on OAU peeps might not need your services at the time, but they may need it later on and remember you. This is where you also make your services specific without leaving your customers confused. Make sure your design and write-up communicates everything your target customers would want to hear. You wouldn't want to lose the audience you've successfully drawn through advertising on OAU peeps.

3. Promote To Your Target Audience
When advertising, it's very common to tell everyone no matter the age or occupation. OAU peeps has a lot of viewers that are students, coming to advertise to meet the needs of those students, you should be sure you would get enough audience from it. You should know your target audience before going into advertising, you wouldn't want to advertise cement on a student platform, it's sure you wouldn't get as much audience as you want. OAU peeps news is mostly read by students, present your brand in a way it will gain their attention.

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As earlier said, OAU Peeps News Agency doesn't have viewers only in Nigeria, it has all over the world. Is your business one that people anywhere in the world would be able to patronize you? Do you want to reach your business out to the world? Then why not advertise on OAU peeps. Mostly, people doing online jobs are sure to enjoy this. Reach out to the world through OAU peeps and give them reasons why your services are much more preferable among a thousand others.

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OAU Peeps News Agency has the full power and control to make your business awareness reach places that you can't even imagine, you just have to do it at a little cost. Everyone wants to save their time, with some even complaining their time isn't enough, we don't expect you to still go around trying to create awareness for your brand. Advertising on OAU peeps promotes your business in such little time that will leave you surprised.

You should note that advertisement doesn't guarantee sales, it just creates awareness to the public about your brand. When the awareness is created, the rest is left to you. Make sure you present your brand in a way that attracts your audience and your services must be topnotch. A job well done goes a long way, it can create space for referrals from where you don't expect. You can take the bold step of advertising on OAU peeps today and get the audience you so desire.

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Sunday, 3 April 2022

GISU Release Moderated Price List For Vendors In Hall Of Residence Charge Union Members To Report Erring Vendors

By Ayomide Emmanuel

The office of the Welfare Director of the Great Ife Students' Union has fulfilled the promises earlier made to students to release a price list that will be uniform on Campus. 

Recall it was earlier reported on OAU Peeps News Agency that the Great Ife Students' Union want to release moderated price list for all vendors on OAU Campus.

In a Press Release signed by the Welfare Director Comrade Dada Arafat, the welfare director made it known that a price list has been compiled and pasted across all butteries in all hall of residence after which him and his team has carried out due market survey in order to ensure that the prices are fair and profitable for both parties. 

Upon the pasting of the Union prices, vendors have been strongly warned not to sell above the prices else will be made subject to dire consequences. 

Furthermore, the office of the Welfare director appreciates all the complaints as regards some butteries that have strongly refused to sell some commodities at the stipulated prices, as the feedbacks are appreciated and serves as encouragement to ensuring that his duties are carried out as it should be. 

Consequently, union members are charged to report any price irregularity, or absence of price list to hall chairperson/chairman as they will ensure that the report get to him. 

He further solicited for the support of Union members in his effort to attend to all welfare issues as his commitment is forever with students. 

Saturday, 26 March 2022

OAU Management Declares Two Weeks Mid-Semester Break For Students

By Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ

The obafemi Awolowo University Management has declared two weeks mid-sesmester break for students.
In a Release made available to OAUPeeps News Agency, the management of the institution declared two weeks holiday after the management meeting that held Saturday, 26th March 2021. 
The Release read thus:

"This is to inform staff and students of the University that Management,at a meeting held today, Saturday,26th of March,2022, approved a Two-week mid-semester break for students beginning from Monday 28th,2022.

We wish students of the institution an enjoyable break."

OAUpeeps hereby advice all students to remain safe and keep updates for any further informations from the management.

Friday, 25 March 2022

OAU NUGA'22 Journey Comes To An End

By Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ

It was a tough fight between OAU Giant and Unilorin players in the final match of this year 2022 NUGA's competition as the game ended in a goalless draw between the two finalists. Unfortunately, OAU Giants lost in a penalty shootout by 5-4. 

While OAU made history in some sports like cricket, badminton, swimming,judo,handball and basketball as the female basketballer won the gold medals

All OAU representatives will be moving back to Ife very soon as the NUGA'22 comes to an end on the 26th of March, 2022. 

Big Congratulations to all Obafemi Awolowo University players for representing the university well.

Monday, 21 March 2022

OAU Students' Union Gives Management Ultimatum Hours To Shut Down School If Crisis Is Not Solved

Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ 

Following the protest that ensued in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife minutes after the announcement of Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire as the new Vice Chancellor of OAU by some aggrieved indigenes of the ancient city, the protesters on Monday went spiritual as some of them were seen in their full-blown traditional outfits

The protesters in the early hours of Monday blocked the main entrance to OAU and some strategic spots on campus including phase 2 gate and road 7 gate. Due to the fact that protesters are not happy about the emergence of non-ife indigene as the incoming Vice Chancellor of the institution. Prior to this protest, GREAT IFE STUDENTS' UNION
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE has made a released that says 
"The Union strongly condemns the barbaric acts perpetuated by the protesters, including but not only beating and harassing members of our campus."
Based on the aforementioned, "the Union has demanded that the Management of the University, if the protests do not subside in 72 hours, should close the University until the crisis is over. Informing this decision is also the fact that the protesters are scaling up their affront on our University community and its immediate community where a large number of our members live. Without proactive measures to address this crisis, it is not impossible that the protesters will invade the campus at any time and further inconvenience the University community such that Union members suffer.

The Union, with all sense of responsibility and its revolutionary decorum, will keep Union members abreast of developments as they affect them. Union members are implored to stay out of harm's way. The Union cannot and will not be quiet over this issue – we cannot afford having Union members as casualties of this confrontation!"

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Junior Chamber International OAU: Induction and Award Ceremony

By Onyekpe Okechukwu 

The Junior Chamber International Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter inducted new members into the organization on Saturday 19th of March 2022. The event started by exactly  3:48pm with the recitation of the creed by both the inductees and members of JCI as a whole. The M.C of the occassion, Cooperate Emcee invited the dignitaries to the high table, he then as usual lightened the mood in the hall , after which was followed by a welcome speech by the president of JCIOAU Miss Feyisayo Awopetu. 

Mrs Oluwatoyin Atanda, the keynote speaker of the occasion graced the occasion virtually, she duly apologised for her absence from the induction. She mentioned a lot of things on JCI to advice and motivate the inductees to work harder. She stated “ JCI Nigeria will be 65 years old this year" what a wonderful speech she gave 

Professor S.S Okoya, the staff adviser came up and he stated how he was excited about the induction of new members into the association. He also said he was happy about the current president being a female due to the fact that he want females at the arms of affairs. He ended by congratulating the inductees.

Cooperate Emcee came up with up with more fun activities and giveaway to make the audience lively. A beautiful spoken words performance was presented by All I Memunat. The Erstwhile President of JCIOAU; Femi Adeyemo started off his speech with a brief story about himself while asking the inductees about what made them join JCI. Shortly after, the Induction started with the inductees who were well dressed coming out to recite the Creed and also read a section of the constitution.

Prof Lara Oradiay who was duly represented by Dr Adekoya admonished the new members to ensure they carry the roles of JCI; impact lives and give back to the society. She ended the speech with a charge for them saying “Be different like Daniel in the Bible”. Soon after Awards were offered to outstanding members of the association by the president. The Board members were introduced to the audience and the president gave vote of thanks

Thursday, 17 March 2022

OAU NUGA'22 Journey

By:Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ 

The Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) organizes university-level sports events in Nigeria. It hosts an interuniversity sports competition called the University Games. The first NUGA games were held at the University of Ibadan in 1966. Presently, there are over eighty universities as members of NUGA, both private and public owned.

NUGA approves fifteen different sporting events at the University Games: track and field, badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, handball, hockey, judo, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball, after which the games have grown overtime to sixteen

The Zone C Pre-Nuga which hosted the likes of
FUTA, AAUA, Uniosun, Elizade University, JABU, OUI, Redeemers University, Adeleke University was hosted by Obafemi Awolowo University, commenced on Sunday, 13th of February, 2022 and end on the 16th of February, 2022

Having completed and qualified from the Pre-Nuga , OAU Sportmen traveled from 16th of March, 2022,  from Ife to Lagos in order to represent the university in the Nigeria University Game Association that will be holding in Unilag

However, OAU was unable to transport all the Sportmen at once due to unavailability of buses to transport them at once. Sports like hockey, athletics,taekwondo were unable move  some were told to wait till Thursday 17th March, 2022.  due to the fact that there were no enough buses. This was made known to OAU Peeps News Agency Correspondent by Oluwanoni the Students' Union Director Of Sports

While some sports like cricket, badminton, swimming,judo,handball, basketball, football actually moved on 16th of March, 2022. Leaving ile-ife around 1pm and getting to Unilag Lagos State around 5pm, they were told to converge in a one-multipurpose Hall to do one of the Corona test which was ecountered with delays according to one of the Sportmen Orisunbade Tunde who confirmed the scenario. 

The 26th Unilag NUGA  started on 16th March, 2022  at University of Lagos which was said to have adequate, enough and good facilities to host the competitions.
Also the competitions will come to an end on the 26th of March 2022.

Biography Of OAU Newly Appointed Vice-Chancellor Prof Bamire Adebayo

The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Bamire Adebayo Simeon is a native of Oyan in Odo-Otin LGA of Osun State, was born on 18th January, 1959. He started his educational life in Datus Preparatory School, Accra, Ghana and then had his secondary school education in St. Charles’ Grammar School, Osogbo in the 1972/76 period. He was admitted into the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) to read Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Agriculture where he completed his first, second and third degrees; Bachelor of Agriculture in 1985, M.Phil., in 1992, and Ph.D. in 1999. He had a joint sponsorship for his PhD programme by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). His PhD thesis won him an award: “National Universities Postgraduate Thesis Award” in 2001.

Prof. Bamire joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as Assistant Lecturer in 1992 and rose to the post of Professor in 2008. He was a Visiting Scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan; the Vice-Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University in the 2007/2008 & 2008/2009 sessions; the Head of Department of Agricultural Economics for the 2010/2011 academic session and the immediate past Dean of our great Faculty - the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

During his tenure as Dean (1st August, 2013 – 31st July, 2015), he embarked and completed laudable developmental projects in the Faculty through donations from his social capital network and amiable disposition to Faculty members, Alumni and friends of the Faculty. These projects include: resuscitating the Faculty water fountain which has now become a centre of attraction for film makers, drama and photography; changing the Faculty Committee Room to wearing a modern outlook; beautifying the Faculty and environment with flower gardens, paint markings of parks and lightings; refurbishing toilets attached to Faculty Committee Room, Soil and Land Resources Management Department, ground floor and landscaping the frontal part of the Faculty with the inscription of the Faculty name; restructuring of Faculty Agro-fresh Mart; renovating the Faculty Library; and many more. Prof. Bamire ran an open door policy and has proven to be consistently diligent, disciplined, resourceful, reliable and with good team spirit. He has a good insight and experience of best business practices that could contribute to system development, having served in various capacities in different committees and assisted tremendously in promoting academic and research programmes in his Department, Faculty and University as a whole. Prof. Bamire is computer literate with a good knowledge of the application of statistical and econometric tools.

Prof. Bamire Adebayo Simeon has also participated and still participates as Principal Investigator in different on-farm researches and as Resource Person in training programmes which have provided long-term interactions with farmers and non-farmers in their communities and business concerns. This is made possible through his long-time collaboration with scientists in the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based in Ibadan, Nigeria; ILRI/DfID (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia); HarvestPlus/IFPRI (Washington, DC., USA); International Wheat & Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico; Makerere University (Uganda); United Nations University Institute of Natural Resources (UNU-INRA), Accra, Ghana; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU- WIDER), Helsinki, Finland; AERC (Nairobi, Kenya), and African University for Cooperative Development (UADC), Cotonou, Benin Republic; among others. As a result, he has attended different national and international conferences and workshops relating to biodiversity and sustainable agricultural development and has participated in collaborative studies involving researchers from various disciplines on sustainable agricultural production. Prof. Bamire has participated in and written different technical reports that relate to practical work experiences in agricultural business and development in Nigeria and other developing nations. He also has more than fifty publications in local and international Journals, which are centred on field experiences on resource development and institutional support for smallholder farmers in rural and urban centres for enhanced food security and poverty reduction.

Prof. Bamire is a member of different professional bodies including the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) and Leadership for Environment & Development (LEAD). He is also a member of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Project and Agribenchmark based in Germany.

He is a member of CONUA OAU 

Prof. Bamire is happily married to Dr.(Mrs.) Felicia Bosede Bamire and together are blessed with children.

Source: _Information Technology and Communication Unit (INTECU), OAU Ile-Ife, Nigeria_

Breaking:OAU Appoints New Vice Chancellor

The Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University has announced Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire as new Vice-chancellor of the institution as the post will become vacant from 7th June, 2022.

In a meeting held by the council on 7th December, 2021. The post of the Vice-Chancellor was flagged off the process for the appointment of a new  Vice-Chancellor who is expected to assume duties on 7th June, 2022. In line with approval of the Council, the vacancy was widely advertised to compliance with relevant Statuses and Acts guiding appointment to the position. 

At a special meeting of 14th February, 2022. The council check out the Curriculum Vitae of the twenty applicants of which sixteen were shortlisted, having met the advertised criteria. Interaction all the sixteen candidates with Candidates began on Monday, 14th  2022 and ended on Wednesday, 16th 2022. 

After the interaction of the sixteen candidates before the Joint Council and Senate Selection board, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire, a Professor of Agricultural Economics from the faculty of Agriculture Obafemi Awolowo University ile-ife has been appointed the new Vice-Chanclellor of the institution in line with the provision of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provision) (Amendment) Act as amended.