Friday, 31 October 2014

Emir Of Kano, Lamido Sanusi Pays Jonathan Courtesy Visit (Pictures)

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi paid President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan a courtesy visit yesterday at the Villa in Abuja. This is another lesson for ardent and dogmatic politicians' supporters who can do anything (infact some can die) for their preferred choice. The script been played goes beyond how it started sour... Support with brain always.

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OAU Muslim Alumni Commend FG, Lagos Government

THE federal and Lagos State governments have been commended for the swift manner in which they contained the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) gave the commendation in a communique in Abuja at the end of its national retreat with the theme “Refreshing the Strategic Agenda: A Community Respected and Trusted,” held in Omu-Aran, Kwara State.
The association said the measures adopted by the governments and the success recorded demonstrated “the ability of the Nigerian government and people to address any threat with the right political will.”

UNIFEMGA, in the communiqué, signed by Professor AbdulWahab Egbewole and Alhaji AbdulFattah Olanlege, National President and National Secretary, urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to rescue the Chibok girls and make adequate preparations for their rehabilitation.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gbile Akanni Storms OAU

The Obafemi Awolowo University Christian Mobilization Committee presents the Special Quarterly Programme for this session tagged:


Ministering: Gbile Akanni of Peace House, Gboko

Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November, 2014
Time: 4:00pm Daily
Venue: Amphitheatre Oduduwa Hall OAU, Ile-Ife

ACJ OAU Press Statement On The Rape Case


“When people see a problem, they often reach for the easiest solution: pass a law. That doesn’t always work out, because force rarely changes things for the better, and that’s what those “laws” really are, just exercises of force.”

Over the years on this campus, many rape cases have been reported and dealt with in ways both commendably prudent and abysmally unforeseeable. The recent one is no exception. And we all duly know the attitude of the entire student populace towards this perversion irrespective of the guilty party.

It is true that it is a tradition to deal with criminals – however, not suspects – but convicts, found guilty by a court of law, or a trial jury. In fact, the resolution of the maddening mob at dusk on Monday, 27th October, as an aftermath of a previous day being Sunday, 26th, was a clear misplacement of the scientific maximum shishsi (SMS); it was practically a deviation towards inhumanity and self-driven torture.

We would not peel the bark of the seed now. We would rather postulate the incidence from the views of all the parties one at a time. And first, we begin with the accused.


According to the accused, in a recorded audio of an interrogative session moderated in Fajuyi Hall Secretariat, he said he deserved anything that would be done to him having realized his egregious act.

“What actually happened was that the girl came to my house yesterday… you know it’s a normal thing… a normal boy should get to say babe… and she says no! I was now like... why not (if she were here she could testify to it that we were like playing). At a point, she got up and said I want to go and I replied baby you are not going anywhere, we will do this ‘thing’… then she hit me on the head with a bottle of malt then I raped her. ”

The man, who expressed himself under duress, revealed that he is not based in Ife but only comes to Ife to ‘play’ while he resides with an uncle in Kaduna. He also claimed to have known the student since her Pre-degree days (tapping his fingers to even express certainty in time frame).

When asked if he actually beat the lady, the accused replied, questioning the possibility of raping and yet beating that same individual. He also confirmed that he didn’t use protection but never released in her.

Meanwhile he said he had threatened the lady before she reacted using a bottle against him; he had slapped her and actually hit her.


On the one hand, some sincere confessions have been made by the suspect. He confessed, but he was yet subject to so much savageness. He could better still have been handed over to the Police. It is a state crime that should take critical measures. It is only hardened suspects of high tendencies of being the actual criminal that are brutalized and clobbered to such lengths.

Once confession, then the law holds. On the other hand, while the audio was clearly decomposed; one prominent investigative tool was the controvertible proposition by a so called activist who put it to the suspect in a challenging manner as one who rapes, and such act being confirmed by his parents, and he could not deny.

By this time, it was no more an interrogation of a suspect but the castigating of a caught-in-the-act criminal treated with palliating measures. He was concurrently slapped and whipped while being questioned – forcing words from him. Apparently, one of the interrogators pleaded fairness and patience before any upshot. The voice, inferring from a similar case last year, exclaimed that the case be dealt with amicably. In fact, it was said that the man seemed stupid and time should be taken to study his stupidity.

But following the spontaneous response of students and the palpable rendition of their vindication of the victim’s (the girl’s) cry, there unfolds an impeccable picturesque orchestration of two rapists. While the suspect is taken as one by the generality of students, the crowd that echoed their voices which instigated a more fierce condition for the former are a second identified rapist.

We do not seek to plead his case. For no human with a boundless interwoven stream of blood-strings running through their veins should. However, logic must be consulted and employed when we battle issues such as this. To this end, has anyone thought it up why the school authority denied involvement in this incidence or why the Students' Union would traverse relations in the matter and disavow participation with the case? Well, we see that side attraction as a story for another time.

Insofar as we here pitch a stand of plain propositions and thought-while considerations, let it be known that we can never justify the beast’s actions, say a consequence of insanity, intoxication or psychological imbalance because this would further dent his already-tarnished image. We can never support this indecorous deed. We vehemently discredit it. And we opine the most suitable verdict be passed – even at this pendulous moment.

This is so because we can infer that this rapist is an individual with the four most important faculties of the human mind; syllogism, will, consciousness and control. We perceive he is deemed a moral person; not an amoral. To that end, he is responsible for all his reasoning, choices, decisions and actions under any circumstance as long as he is free and not exposed to any form of coercion or threat. Raping is a human act, not an act of human; consequently, no perpetrator of this denigrating perpetration should ever go unsullied.

He should serve punishment for being an insensate and preposterous being. And we surmise the possibility of his dilatory dilemma into a world of self-loath. He has indeed deprived himself, consciously and unconsciously, the virtue of benignity. Ergo, he is unworthy to be christened a human. He has lost his claim to the highest level of gregarious grandeur. He, considering all clemency and subtlety, at least, deserves an upside-down crucifixion.

And irrespective of his stance or the stability of his cognitive reasoning, he is a rapist though not caught in the act, confessed and treated otherwise; one that under accommodating circumstances could have been adjudged more fairly if the reverse had been the case; one who could have controlled his sexual inclinations, one who could have suppressed the beast that lies within him.

Nonetheless, he has tergiversated from the realm of a culprit; he has now become a victim; a subject to the most un-constituted abasement. Stripped of his liberty. Deprived of his pro-soiled self-esteem. Tried by a mob and not the law. Tried before an unapologetic crowd. Convicted in the face of imminent lynching and presented guilty. He has become the second person to be raped in two days. But now it is not of his sexual disposition but of his claim to rights of fair and unprejudiced hearing. Not of his personality but his humanity. And the aroused mob, a collective of blood-seeking rapists determined to see him pay for his crime and his consummate taint.
The girl is a human. She is a daughter. She is a sister. She is a friend. She is a lady. And like any of the afore-mentioned she must be protected. But, she is not feeble-minded. Do we then subscribe blame to the girl and berate her waywardness – if that even in the most lucid terms represents her despicable role in the scenario or should we dub her a victim of misplaced circumstances?
For we strive to signpost that to an understandable level, she should explicate her imbued faculty of discretion in every ramification. And even if ignorant of such expectation, we seek yet to uphold that she is responsible for the company she keeps and the decisions she makes because this is a university milieu and every student irrespective of age is presumed an adult.

As a result, we as a collective, bar all reasons and evidence, move to castrate such individuals who believe the girl outright innocent and calumniate blindly the superfluously overboard engagement of the man. Let us not forget it takes two to tango and logically this could be an instance of un-premised principle of cause and effect. Nevertheless, we do not aver her predicament apt for her actions. No, we do not. At this juncture, it is cognizant to note that our investigations continue and we shall unearth all that appear hidden on this issue.

We heretofore induce these revenge-seekers are constituents of primordial backgrounds hampering the majestic rationale of OAU Populace in its entirety. We deduce hereby that they are amenable tools of impaired vision led by an overlord driven by cogno-emotional affections for her fellow female folk. We deduce they are flag-bearers of unfounded sanctimony that cannot come out boldly to defend their righteousness.

Yet, we should construct another edifice of intellectual appraisal of this mob’s swift response. They did not hesitate to heed the lamentation of one of their own. They arose, as a unified advocating few, irrespective of relations or contemporary status quo of the political family – the Students Union, to fight the culprit and vindicate the first victim. They flaunted the pride of protocols to retrieve an almost petered-out dignity of their veiled colleague.

However, justice infers equality before the law and humans; a just and an unprejudiced treatment of cases and a guided review of situations before a final verdict is given. Alas, this is not justice. This is an injustice of the highest pedestal. This is only a guise in the mould of hackneyed stipulation subjected to sketchy perceptions of self-appointed activists and judges. The questions still unanswered are: are they animated activists or solitary sentimentalists, are they famed feminists or infamous ‘fame-inists’?

We shall not point fingers yet and we shall neither stick them deep in the enclaves of our pockets. We shall not raise quizzical eye-brows now but we shall blink our visages towards the unwarped truth soon. For if this persists, sooner than anticipated, a graver act of dehumanization looms. Then, we would raise our voice – not in panic – but to judge. And believe us, when we wield that sword of judgment in your direction as we endeavour to assert the strength of our pen, it might not bleed you but it most inferentially might shave your beard.

…to be continued.

Chairman, Guild of Editors

General Secretary

Executive President

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Cut-Off Marks For Pre-degree Entrance Exam (2014/2015 Session)

CUT-OFF marks for Pre-degree Entrance Exam (2014/2015 Session)

The cut-off marks are quite low if you ask me. I guess the performance was kinda low.

BCP – 43%,
CMP – 40%,
EGL – 40%,
EGM – 40%,
GLR – 40%,
GMP – 40%,
MGE – 40%

Goodluck Peeps!! How were your results?

How To Check 2014/2015 OAU Predegree Entrance Exam Results

The results of the recently conducted entrance examination for the 2014/2015 OAU Predegree Session has just been released. To check yours, you will be required to login with your Username and Password with which you registered with. To check now, CLICK HERE TO LOGIN

Register For CISRG Artificial Intelligence Workshop

The Computing and Intelligent Systems Research Group (CISRG) is delighted to announce 2014 Workshop. This event is scheduled to hold as follows:

Theme: Ineluctable Entanglement of Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence
Date: Mon., 3rd – Fri., 7th November, 2014
Venue: Computer Science and Engineering Department, OAU
Resource Person: Dr. Richard Wallace (Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C), Ireland).
Chief Host: Dean, Faculty of Technology
For more information, go to the CISRG website:

Send your name, address/institution and GSM number to or for free registration

Registration closes on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014. The workshop is free

OAU Community To Experiece Power Outage On November 1

The Coordinator of Works, Obafemi Awolowo University, Engineer Oyeniran A. T has said the University community will experience power outage on Saturday 1st November, 2014. The outage is to allow for maintenance of their facilities and this would be for a whole day.

Ten Most Marketable Courses In Nigeria

Compiled by Suraj Oyewole of Jarus Hub

Caveat: This is not based on hard data but on observations. It is compiled by JarusHub editor and 2 other contributors to this portal. Note also that this is not based on who earns the highest salary, but who has potential to earn decent income with his degree. Potential is the operative word here.

Here we go:

10. Mass Communication/Journalism: Mass Communication will remain a marketable because not many Universities do it, but many institutions need it. The downside is, journalism is not seen as exclusive preserve of MassComm graduates, as graduates of almost any course are recruited by news outfits. Yet, the course still stands a decent chance.

9. Law: Maybe the supply is fast outstripping demand and affecting pricing, Law has declined in economic value. However, it remains a Top 10 course. Whether you decide to practice or go into corporate world, or you decide to go into allied things like real estate agency, you still stand a decent chance of earning decent income with a Law degree.

8. Nursing/Laboratory Science: Nurses don’t earn mouth-watering pay, but they are hardly jobless. I see Nurses change jobs like clothes. Hospitals and clinics – private and public – are springing up everyday, and a medium size clinic needs at least 4 Nurses. Some may have as much as 20. Same goes with Lab scientists, although in lower demand.
7. Mechanical, Electrical & other related Engineering courses: Engineering courses generally sell in the oil and gas industry. In addition these courses are also asked for in other major industries.

6. Economics/Accounting/Finance: The good thing about Economics is that it fits into many roles. I hesitated to include Accounting here because Accounting degree alone without professional qualifications is not usually so helpful; however, I included it because I expect the accounting graduate to do the needful of writing professional examinations after his degree. Even without professional qualifications, you can still get a decent job with Accounting degree only in the many small to medium scale firms that require the services of accounting graduates. Finance is another great course. The three courses, sometimes alongside Management and Business Administration, are usually in hot demand, although supply still exceed demand and many graduates of these courses are still jobless.

5. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/IT courses: IT professionals are in hot demand the world over. Nigeria is not different. With special IT skills, your chance is even brighter. The downside is, anybody can learn IT skills, even if he doesn’t study computer engineering.

4. Geology: It is also a course that places you in good position to penetrate the much-sought-after oil industry.

3. Chemical/Petroleum Engineering: These courses have the potential to fetch you the fattest pay check after graduation because the companies that ask for them are those that pay heavily – the oil companies.

2. Estate Management/Architecture/Building/Survey/Civil Engineering: A degree in any of these courses places you in a good position for self-employment. Even from school, Architecture students make money drawing plans for people. We consider these courses the second most marketable courses in Nigeria.
1. Medicine: Medicine may not earn you N500k per month at entry level, but it is the course that guarantees you job the most. I have never come across a jobless medical doctor. The pay may not be as heavy as the Chemical engineering guy in the IOC, but you are guaranteed of better-than-average income as a doctor. Medicine is number 1 on our list.

Most importantly, I share the opinion of this gentleman that it is you, and hardly your course of study, that matters in marketing yourself.


"My argument has always been that it is not really the course you study in the University that makes you, it is the uniqueness in you. The contemporary world of work is interested in excellence, the stuff you can offer, not in your discipline per se. This is why any education is expected to develop individuals’ three domains of learning: the cognitive, the affective and the psychomotor.

In other words, education is the process of developing one’s mental faculty, regulating and improving one’s attitudes and character as well all acquiring doing abilities.

The three domains are otherwise known as 3 h’s: the head, the heart and the hands. Any educated person, apart from having facts in his head and being of good character is expected to be able to use his hands to do things. Every student/ graduate should know how to do something with his/her hands – sowing, plaiting, writing, painting, designing, farming, etc." -Dr. Mahfouz Oladimeji, Unilorin

Published in Nigerian Telegraph


Do you really agree with this Opinion Great Ife peeps? Let us have your comments on it.

NYSC Warns Prospective Core Members As Call Up Letters Now Available Online

The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has issued a warning on their website warning prospective core members of illegal and fake website online as the Call Up letters are now online. The message posted on their official website reads:

"Please note that you can only print your NYSC Call-up letters from the official NYSC portal (, or Any other sites apart from the above are not only illegal but also fake and should be disregarded. Be warned!!!"

Prospective 2014 Batch C Core members can now print their Call-up letters online. To print your call up letter goto:

In a related development, those having issues with initial registration now have the grace to register now as the portal has been re-opened until 3rd November, 2014.

I wish you goodluck as you check your state... lmao

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Confession Of The Alleged Rapist Of OAU Student Before Parade (Audio)

For many that have continued to question the grounds on which the alleged Rapist of the OAU fresh student was paraded by students, this may answer your question as the Rapist confessed to the act before he was paraded. According to him, it was a premeditated and deliberate act. You are left to judge if he deserved what he went through on Monday evening or not.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Opinion Poll; Have Your Say On The Current OAU Students' Union Crisis

It is no longer a fresh news neither is it inconspicuous to the blind nor inaudible to the deaf that our Students' Union leadership is in a state of anarchy. I mean the polar nature of our elected Union leaders are just too lucid. In your own objective observation and critical evaluation of the turn of events since the inception of the Ibikunle-led 2013/2014 Parliamentary Session, who is to be blamed for the whole imbroglio?

Osun Election Tribunal: Omisore May Be Sworn In As Governor In Couple Of Weeks

The proceeding at Osun election has indicated that the likelihood of Osun state having a new chief executive in the next few weeks is very high.

The tribunal's manual inspection and re-counting of ballot papers used for the election exposed that over one hundred thousand invalid votes were dumped in favour of Governor Aregbesola in almost all the Local authorities in the states.

Majority of these thumb printed ballot papers are from Ekiti state election in favour of Aregbesola (APC), were discovered in local government like Osogbo, Olorunda, Ejigbo, Ede North, Irewole, Ila-Orogun, Irepodun and others Aregbesola (APC) claimed he won.

Tribunal adjourned sitting till 30th of October, 2014 with newly appointed Judges as members. Justice E.N. Ikpejime from Benue State, will serve as chairman, Justice V.I Ofesi from Delta State and Justice Kutigi from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja are members.

As things stands now Omisore secured more valid votes in the Osun state governorship election and according to Hope for Nigeria, if the new Tribunal members confirm the re-counted results, Osun state will surely be having a new governor in couple of weeks to come.

Source: Daily Times NG

In another similar report,

Osun 2014 Governorship Election Results.

PDP 386, 000
LP 120, 000
APC 208, 600
Total = 716, 600

This is the final result collated from the inspection of electoral materials used during the last August 9, 2014 Governorship election in Osun state.

Tribunal adjourns till 30th October 2014.
The Governorship candidate of the People Demphatic Party (PDP) is contesting the votes of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola is some Local Government and seeking the cancellation of the alleged dubious figures. The former senator wants the tribunal to declare him the Governor-elect using the lawful votes, arguing that his lawful votes were more than Aregbesola's.

The incumbent is, however, asking that his victory at the August 9 election be upheld.

Aregbesola, however, demands a re-run of the Governorship election in the event the tribunal holds that his lawful votes did not fulfill the constitutional requirements upon which his declaration as WINNER was based.

Inside source informed Bush FM

Webometrics Ranking: OAU Remains Nigerian Best University

The newly released University ranking for the second half of 2014 by the popular Webometrics has insist Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) as the current best University in Nigeria.

The top spot has been maintained by the foremost university since last year as the running up spots continue to change. Convenant University in Ota, Ogun state has also risen to its record rank of second position in Nigeria and the best private University in Nigeria. Followed closely are University of Ibadan, University of Lagos and University of Ilorin in the 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively. Also worthy of note is the Federal University of Technology, Akure in the 9th position making it the best Technology School in Nigeria. Among the newly created 6 Universities, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State is ranked best in the 17th national position. No Nigerian University according to the ranking is neither among the top 10 Universities in Africa nor the top 1500 Universities in the World.

Below are the Top 20 Best Universities in Nigeria

1) Obafemi Awolowo University

2) Covenant University Ota

3) University of Ibadan

4) University of Lagos

5) University of Ilorin

6) Ahmadu Bello University

7) University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

8) Landmark University

9) Federal University of Technology Akure

10) University of Nigeria

11) University of Benin

12) Madonna University Nigeria

13) Federal University of Technology, Minna

14) University of Jos

15) University of Port Harcourt

16) Auchi Polytechnic

17) Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

18) University of Calabar

19) Yaba College of Technology

20) National Open University of Nigeria

The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Since 2004 and every six months an independent, objective, free, open scientific exercise is performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) for the providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Cloth Thief Paraded In Fajuyi Hall

Great Ife students are known for their "intolerance of any form of oppression". You might be like, what has "oppression" got to do with stealing? To OAU students "a robber" is an oppressor, this is why they have had this cloth thief paraded on campus today.

TY Mix, Mercy Aigbe & Oyinkansade Storm OAU Today

The second edition of the Insider Talk Show is going to come alive today at the level of BOOC Hall at exactly 7:00pm. The event will parade the de la creme of the entertainment world which include the popular producer, TY MIX (Sound Sultan & Iyanya Producer), Mercy Aigbe (Nollywood Actress), Oyinkansade (Finalist MTN Project Fame Season 5), Sodiq Oyeleke (Best Graduating Student, NIJ) and many others.
DJ Daruga will be on ground as early as 6:00pm for the Red Carpet as he will be doing his thing. Allen, Adeola, Dayoslides and other artiste are billed to spice up the event with great performances.

OAU Students Appeal To Aregbesola, Osun CP Over Colleagues Suspension

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University have appealed to the school management, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola and the state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Maishanu, over the reinstatement of their suspended colleagues.

The authorities of OAU had suspended eight students of the school over allegation of misconduct, claiming that the students would be reinstated after the completion of a police investigation.

Students Union leaders in the school were also placed on rustication on probation allegedly for their roles during the protests against fee hike.

The suspended students are Pele Obasa, Ibirogba Samuel, Ademuwagun Johnson, Sanyaolu Oluwajuwon, Oluwole Olubanji, Benjamin Olusiji, Adabale Olamide, Abiodun Abimbola.
However, during a press conference, President of the SU, Ibikunle Isaac wondered why the school management suspended the students without any investigative report.

He explained that the police seems not to be helping matters, lamenting that they were harassed when they visited the Osun State Police Command to lodge complaints.

He said, "Currently, all Executives of the Students Union are under probationary rustication for their involvement in the struggle against hike in fee and 8 other students are on indefinite suspension for their principled defense of the collective interest of students and demand for justice.

"We re-affirm our believe that this courageous students are not criminals.
We strongly appeal to the university authority, Osun State Governor and CP to ensure the freedom of these students. This is because our management in the letter given to the suspended students said they will only be reinstated after an investigation conducted by the police has been concluded. We are still in darkness on whether or not a case is actually with the police but we know that the governor also has power over a case like this. We urge him to intervene and ensure our students freedom.
"We have also tried other diplomatic means as we have written to the Governing Council, ASUU and our various intermediaries to ensure immediate reinstatement and withdrawal of charges against students union leaders and activists. This approach we believe will be productive."

Meanwhile, one of the suspended students, Juwon has charged OAU management and commissioner of police among other to court to challenge his suspension.


Friday, 24 October 2014

ACJ Moves To Mediate Between Polar OAU Union Leadership

It is no longer rumour or a breaking news that the Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union President, Comrade Ibikunle Isaac and the Vice President, Comrade Oladejo Funmi a.k.a Olori are not in good terms, thus the Union is experiencing its most unpalatable moment in recent years.

This can be corroborated with recent Press Statements issued from the offices of the two leading Union officers as they trade blames and point accusing fingers at themselves. They continue to give Great Ife students reasons to believe and conclude that there is more than meets the eye. Olori in her last Release which she titled OLORI: THE UNITY I WANT, IS THAT OF PURPOSE, tried to justify the 'Congress' she called on October 2 which has since been a subject of controversy amidst the student populace and which Ibikunle himself during the last Press Conference critically and constitutionally condemned. Now, who is telling the truth? Who should innocent Great Ife students believe? What are the hidden stories behind the polarization in our Union? What are the efforts of the Union officers in a bid to restore normalcy on campus? What is the real stance of the Union factions on the issue of the suspended OAU students?
In a bid to answer these questions and hopefully ensure that things that had fallen/is falling apart are brought back together, the Association of Campus Journalist(ACJ) has taken the bold step to hear both parties and shed light on those areas that are grey to Great Ife students. ACJ will be having a Closed Joint Interview for the two leading Union officers; The President and Vice President of the Students' Union which will be reported immediately to students of OAU.

Speaking on the proposed interview, the ACJ Chairman Guild of Editors, Ayodele Ibiyemi said that Journalists, as the conscience of the masses should be the voice of the ordinary people and cannot look away in a time like this when the studentry is extremely polarized. He further pointed out that the Closed Joint Interview is intended at giving the student the real picture of what is actually going on. In his words, "We intend to give people the truth as against the propaganda that is being peddled. We also intend to mediate between the opposing forces".

As at the time of filing this report, the Union President has consented to honour the invitation as ACJ still awaits the notification from the Vice President. The report of the Interview will be explicitly reported on our website immediately after the interview.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Hydra-headed Nature Of Political Parties And Their Effects On Democracy

Democracy simply put is defined as "government of the people, for the people and by the people’’ and since the beginning of the recorded history of man, man has experimented with numerous types of government such as monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy and autocracy but of all, democracy is adjudged the best because it gives political power to citizens of the state instead of giving such to a particular person or few families. Although power belongs to the masses in a democratic state, not every individual will have the opportunity of participating actively in the affairs of the state or be able to hold political position. What people therefore do is that they elect representatives on the platform of the political parties as the party system is a surer way of electing representatives. A political egghead while trying to reiterate the relevance of viable political parties to democracy said that ‘’in ideal democracies, political parties are not perceived as mere platform for contesting elections rather, they play plethora of roles like educating their members politically, informing members in administrative offices about public opinion as well as maintaining a strong ideological base that would ensure its survivals in future election‘’. The above stated clearly underscores the sanctity of political parties to the socio political, economic and democratic development of a nation as political parties control the human element in a nation.

Unfortunately, since the evolution of democracy in Nigeria in the year 1999 after many years of military rule, Nigerian political parties vested with responsibility of managing the nation’s resources and people have failed to steer the ship of Nigeria to the shore of development. These parties refuse to learn from the 1966 to 1999 experience and have therefore failed continually in proffering creative solution to the nation’s numerous problems as a result of their hydra-heeded nature.

The major hydra-headed or intractable problem confronting our political parties is the lack of clear-cut ideology. Before going further, it is imperative to take a look at the definition of ideology. To a layman, ideology is a system of ideas and ideals especially one which form the basis of economy or political policy. But in political parlance, the definition of Paul James will be most suitable. According to Paul James, political ideology means ‘Patterned cluster of normatively imbued ideas and concepts, including particular representation of power relation. These conceptual maps help people navigate the complexity of their political universe and carry claims to social truth’’. For the fact that ideology describes a set of ideas, it is therefore ipsofacto central to Politics. Looking at the structure and manifestoes of the about fifty political parties in Nigeria, one will realize that all are bereft of ideology and none has an intelligent manifesto. These parties posses the same ideology and manifesto of “chop I chop” and “the end justifies the means” which add no value to the nation. Since ideology serve as the foundational principle or Policy of a vibrant political group and in extension, since a political party is essential for democracy to thrive, it would therefore not be erroneous to say that the bane of the problems confronting the Nigerian state is the clueless political party the country parades.

Lack of internal Democracy in the structure of Political Parties is also a stumbling block, no wonder they cannot provide us with a truly Democratic State. In their organization, these Parties are always locked in internal competition and strife occasioned by the battle for Supremacy. Very good examples are the battle for Political leadership of the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) between Omooba Olusegun Osoba and the incumbent Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and the struggle for relevance between Senator Teslim Folarin and Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala in the Oyo State chapter of the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) to mention a few.

Furthermore, none of the Political Parties in Nigerian can be tagged as a national party. All our parties are regionalized and are delineated along religion and ethnic line. Religion and ethnicity have become Political Platforms in Polity. Expressions like “Christian – Muslim ticket” “Muslim – Christian ticket” “Christian – Christian ticket” “Muslim – Muslim ticket” “Hausa – Yoruba ticket” “Igbo – Ijaw ticket” et al have found their way into our politics which has led to social unrest and agitations for secession.

The monetization of political processes is another faceless monster affecting democracy
as it is well known fact that in any clime where the processes for joining political parties or contesting election is based on financial muscle, democracy in such a situation will never stand the test of time. Election nomination forms in Nigerian cost on the average, between five hundred thousand naira and ten million naira which has put it out of the reach of the lower and middle class People. Political Parties have become channel for siphoning public funds. Their primary aim have become looking for ways to grab political power at all levels and by all means possible so as to gain access to the national treasury to milk it dry.

These teeming and intractable knotty issues confronting our political parties have dealt our democracy a deadly blow and have inflicted a sore wound on the socio-economic and political development of our country. This is evident in the quality of elections that have been held in Nigeria. In any democracy, elections are used as the yardstick for measuring the level of democratic development but the conduct of election in Nigeria only reflects the level of democratic underdevelopment in the body polity. Elections in Nigeria have been marked by shoddy preparation and organization, lack of transparency, disenfranchisement of a large number of voters and a high level of pre and post election violence.
Other defeatist effects of the hydra –headed nature of political parties on democracy include the lack of respect for the sacrosanct constitution of the country. There is a prevalence of extra-judicial killings, brazen disrespect of the rule of law and a ginormous level of corruption. Negative ideals and values have found their way into the nation and are fast eating up the moral fabric of the nation. Ill-gotten wealth has taken precedence over labour and the government feeds fat on the commonwealth to the detriment of crucial sectors like education , health and economy and political gladiators now cross –carpet without shame .Nigerians sell their civic rights to the highest bidders and idiolect like ‘’stomach infrastructure’’ have found their way into the Nigerian political jargon. To say the least, democracy has degenerated into "ablistocracy" which according to Femi Falana (SAN) means ‘’government of the cabal, by the cabal and for the cabal’’ (cabal means the rich few).

One will be utterly disappointed and highly disconsolate if one should compare the democratic, social , political and economic development of Nigeria with that of countries like Singapore , Indonesia and Malaysia – These countries once trailed behind Nigeria (in terms of development or underdevelopment, as the case maybe ) but have now joined the league of developed nations with Nigeria still wallowing in object underdevelopment.

On a final note , to build an ideal democratic state and open Nigeria up for development , our political parties and political actors must fulfill their primary objectives. If serious about developing democracy, political parties must espouse lucid ideological values and positive ideals of tolerance, justice, equality, fair play, accountability and respect or the sacrosanct constitution and rule of law. They must also spread their tentacles to accommodate people without prejudice or ethno-religious bias. Parties should provide communication channels that are vertical and horizontal which will facilitate a healthy relationship and downplay 'factionalization' and internal strife to the barest minimum. Once political parties re-strategize and change their defective orientation, things will fall into their proper places and Nigeria will be able to boast of a sane democratic order.

The writer of this article, Gbadamosi Elias is an astute member of OAU Peeps News Agency. You can reach him via

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

'I Would Defend What Is Rational Even If I Am Standing Alone' -Olori


‘Those who cannot defend the past conquest cannot fight for new ones’
-Leon Trostky.

Greatest Ife, I salute your doggedness and resilience in the face of anti-students conditions manifesting on campus. How else can we describe the state of electricity supply, poor grading system, and burden meted on students, if not anti- students situations. Quite unfortunate is it, that the weeds of these conditions, though planted by the management, are watered by the leadership of our dear union, through misplacement of priority, and disdainful disregard for the guiding norms of our union.
Against this background, especially because of the organized defamation of my character and the conscious misinterpretation of my intentions, I write Great Ife students to put the record straight.

The news making round: ‘that out of ambition, I usurped the power of the president by mobilizing for a congress’ over erratic power supply some weeks ago, that I am being used to divide the union and cause disunity among the leadership of the union. These allegations, aside from being baseless and petty, their absurdity too, make them unworthy of response. However, for the sake of history, and our values which are being molested by political vegetables and intellectual potatoes, on the alter of lickspittles [seeking for sympathy], and cowardice, I write congressmen and women of our Great union to salvage these values.

When I mobilized for a congress on Oct 2, by then it had been over four weeks that electricity supply had been unprecedentedly erratic and exactly 6 days of total blackout. Amid the general demand of students including myself, was a call for a congress to address this abnormality among other disasters befalling the students’ populace, MY PRESIDENT OBJECTED. The approach of the leadership was to join the management in begging for our ‘patience’, as the fault is tracked to Osogbo today, and campus cable tomorrow, instead of mounting pressure on the management to provide a STABLE ALTERNATIVE TO POWER SUPPLY!.7
In the middle of all these, the parliament was meeting, debating membership of committees, and lazily referring cogent issues such as suspension of the OAU 9 to committees for deliberations. Please note: this parliament ordered referendum to be conducted [as suggested by madam DSA in a meeting dated 20-8-2014], on fee hike struggle; and has since not decided or analyzed the result of this referendum. For any dispassionate observer, it is just natural to conclude that these two councils have demonstrated inability to decipher which issue to be given a priority in a democratic students union, and not student union government.

It had been my strong opinion that the failure of power supply on campus is not natural as being portrayed, but a crass ineptitude and of course fraud on the part of the University Management. What else can we call a condition gone worst after forced payment of outrageous fee, if not daylight robbery? It is then logical for any pro- student union leadership to allow their members air their pleasure or displeasure over such monumental fraud. Instead, the leadership as usual, shrugged the call for a congress and UNILATERALLY decided on behalf of over 33,000 students to boycott lectures. In my opinion, a boycott that is not decided by students in a congress is simply putting the cart before the horse, an act of terrorism, and pure oppression! To me, it is not surprising that my president fears a congress, which should be his source of authority and legitimacy. The conscious inaction of the leadership during the University closure, their involvement in the suspension of our finest comrades, and series of aberrations committed as never heard in the history of our great union is enough to make them fear the unknown. In a way, whether consciously or inadvertently, the leadership helped the management achieved the onslaught of fee hike and eventually counted installmental payment as achievement. Let’s call a spade, a spade, if he does not have anything to hide before the congress of students, as transparency and equality is the fulcrum of our union, The president has no reason to fear or dodge the gathering of those who elected him.

‘That congresses are sparsely participated and less representational’ is an insincere argument of a sophist. The questions to be asked from this rigid adherent of majority participation is that: How many votes did they amass during the last union election? Less than 7% of over 33,000 students voted in the last election. If these individuals had rejected their mandates back then because of the sparse participation of students in the election, then their arguments would have been more consistent and less fallacious. Moreso, participation in congress should be a reflection of the efficiency of the public relations unit of the union. Instead of the time and energy expended on issuing propagandas and conjuring flimsy arguments, such materials could have been effectively used in mobilizing for a congress.

Let me say for record that I am not intimidated by the petty allegations that I usurped the president and hence be impeached. As a student of language and someone who understands the logical implications of disjunctive statements, Article iii, section 24 of our sacrosanct constitution is clear that if the president is ill or absent from campus, the vice president shall act in his absence and perform ALL the functions of his office. Unilaterally, to summon a congress is part of his duties and he was not on campus, the situation of electricity crisis deserves a deliberation of members of our union, then the congress was not only constitutional, but morally correct and rationally warranted. Instead of appreciating his defensive vice, he clamors for her impeachment, what a shame!

In confirmation of the childishness and misplacement of priority of this current leadership, the next parliamentary sitting after the congress only set with the motive of discussing the unconstitutionality of my actions-of course to impeach myself and the Honorable clerk of the house. Nine members of our union are suffering the poma of victimization, mass failure in chemistry, suspension of e-portal accounts, erratic power supply, bad transport system among others, and then all parliamentarians could discuss is Olori and Azaro. Let me remind the parliamentarians of their DOUBLE-STANDARD, when the president unilaterally without any house ratification collected a greek gift from omisore at the time we were waging a struggle against fee hike, our fastidious parliament kept criminal silence, and fail to review such anti- union activities, rather they were committing fallacy of TU QUO QUE [what about you?]. Now, they want the vice president and the clerk OUT for calling a congress that is not only progressive but evidently productive. Very funny!

On Olori’s fussilade of slap, it was Joseph Goebels, that propagandist of Adolf Hitler that said ‘when a lie is repeated often enough, it becomes the truth’. Giving counter accusations or attacking the personalities of those pathological liars will only portray our thinking faculty to be the same. As far as I will not be poncey about my sharp response to harassment, my unreserved apology goes to the lord chancellor who claimed to be mistaken for the other guy that gave me a kick. Every other attackers of personality, I leave you all to the court of public opinion as witnesses at the scenes and God are the best judges.

On the question of dividing the union: our union only UNITES on the ground of common purpose- to advance and defend the democratic interests of our members. Fortunately enough, I was elected on that basis, and I would never unite with anybody who hides under the guise of union office to work against our collective interest. How can we describe a speaker of the parliament who submitted a report of students [to management for victimization in our very own eyes on Friday, 17-10-2014], whom he is elected to represent and defend their interest no matter what!? Infact, if the President believes that the union is not united, why is he running from a gathering that is the only capable instrument of uniting it? The people who are imposing their modus operandi on our union and avoiding our congress- the cradle of the union itself, are not only dividing us but demolishing our values. ‘Those who profess to favor peace and depreciates justice are men who want crops without plowing the ground, they want rain without lighting and thunder, they want ocean without the awful roar of many waters’- Fredrick Douglass
It must be noted that gone are the era of male or female dichotomy, this is the era of reasoning and commonsense, I was duly elected and not appointed. Therefore, I would defend what is rational even if I am standing alone. Again as a woman, I refused to be discouraged by intimidation and threats from within and without. With every atom of my strength, I will defend the mandates given me: ‘their agitations shall be my requests’.

On a final note, to Madam DSA who promised that the OAU 9 will not see the light of this campus, you are not GOD!, He is the Almighty and their fate can only be determined by Him not the leadership that nails students on the cross of victimization or your motherly self. To deny people their human rights, is to challenge their very existence. I stand to say these people are not criminals, thieves, rogues, hooligans, or thugs. They stood for justice when all heads were bowed, when all chips were down, they fought for the reinstatement of our union which LOOTERS are now enjoying. They are the real anchors in the moments of silence.

WAY FORWARD : Mr president, CALL A CONGRESS to unban the union, claim our legitimacy and to unify the students in order to fight our common enemy!



OLORI [grounded vice president OAU SU]

The Effect Of Admission Racketeering On The Nigerian Economy

Racketeering is defined as a process whereby a person or persons demand money through unscrupulous and illegal means to perform an action. In the same vein, Admission Racketeering can be defined as an illegal process that comes up when admission seekers pay a certain set of people money to gain admission into tertiary institutions. Simply put, Admission Racketeering is a money-for-admission process, an obvious perversion of the 'admissioneering' process.

Hence, it is no longer news that this process in now the evident order of the day in our tertiary institutions. In fact, the government, parents, lecturers, school administrators and students are all major players in this ignoble act. This process has not only blemished our education system but, it has also affected the Nigerian economy at large. Permit me to do a postmortem on this vice and the pertinent of the reasons in which it affects the economy will be highlighted below. For the purpose of precision and specification, I'll limit my piece on the university.
Firstly, racketeering admission has disrupted and perverted the once sane processing of admission. In our varisities today,there are more average but rich students walking the four corners of the campus. This is at the expense of brilliant students who deserve admission but due to their inability to pay the astronomical fees charged by racketeers are robbed of admission. This is a process I term Enthronement of Mediocrity over Meritocracy. Hence, top university officials reserve and hoard admission slots for their beloved candidates in lieu of the brilliant ones who deserve such slots. At the long run, the mentality of these bunch of mediocre students becomes finger-like, instead of it developing to an octopus. Having obtained admission through the back door, they buy their way through the university. A few among them pay their way through the four walls of the university campus. Many among them end up being drop-outs. These drop-outs evolve to the hooligans, hoodlums, pick-pockets, ballot-box snatchers, thugs, touts, armed-bandits...the list seems endless. The extremely lucky ones amongst them graduate with low grades. These half-baked scholars seek employment through unscrupulous and crooked means. Thereby, robbing the better job-seekers of employment. At the long run, the economy is affected gravely when our best hands are unemployed and the barely literate among them gain employment. This hinders development and progress in the economy and the society at large. In a society where you have the hands of half-baked scholars on deck, the best you can have is a quarter-baked economy.

Secondly, another problem borne out of the same finger of the octopus of racketeering, is the evident difficulty of the poor in obtaining admission. When unfriendly policies of the government are imposed on the masses, the poor are the ones to suffer. The a-fore-mentioned issue does in fact, not leave out the poor. They are the ones that suffer most for it. The poor constitute a large portion of the illiterates and unsuspecting public that are also easy preys for admission racketeers. A great number of them cannot afford the astronomical fees charged by these fraudsters but, many resort to borrowing or selling their assets. Due to their illiteracy and obsoleteness, many among them are duped!! This has turned the determined ones among them to seek salvage in farming, others couldn't contain the shock and are now frequent visitors of various hospitals. The not so lucky among them end up committing suicide!!! There are no two sides to the coin of Admission racketeering, its only side is bad and harmful. Admission racketeering is a canker that its bud has grown beyond being nipped, thus, it must be secateured down completely.

Moreover, this abnormality has not only blemished the credibility of the nation's examination bodies but has also whitewashed its probity. Many now see the examinations conducted by these bodies as irrelevant and trivial. This is as a result of some students getting admitted even after failing these examinations. There is also the certain issue of examination malpractice which many now involve themselves in. Many students have shunned reading and studying, they prefer engaging and malpractice and consulting admission racketeers. Some don't even write these exams, but are awarded the highest marks when the results are released. Many resort to racketeers for upgrade of results. This in whatever emphasis has not been of help to the nation's education sector, it has contributed to its failure dearly. It has turned the conduct to a fait accompli process where the examination bodies know who to pass and universities know who to admit even before exams are written!!!!

Similarly, it will be incomplete to state the issue of examination malpractice and the conduct of examination without citing the effect it has on the standard and quality of our varsities. This vice has eroded our university systems and many varsisties have fallen in standard. Some students now pay their way through the university. Many buy their way through it. It is common in varsities to see students meeting lecturers behind the scene to perpetrate this crime. Racketeering admission has downgraded the quality and standard of universities. It has turned many lecturers to bribe-receivers and students to bribe-givers. The ladies now offer their bodies for marks and the guys now resort to the money-for-marks syndrome. The strong-willed and unyielding students are deliberately marked down by these corrupt lecturers for failing to incline to their corrupt ways. The vice has led to our varsities producing half-baked scholars. In a society pervaded by half-baked scholars, the best you can have is a quarter-baked economy!
Furthermore, this canker-worm has turned many jobless fellows to fraudsters. Perhaps, its now common to read in dailies or hear on air about the advertisement of these racketeers. Many of them are even bold to place their phone numbers in public media. This has a result has turned many to fraudsters. Students, parents, lecturers, top university officials and even the government are now racketeers. University students now demand money from the entrance-writing aspirants to help them secure admission; in the same vein, lecturers demand money from such students to help them perpetrate the act. In the same vein too, these lecturers consult the admission officers for help and these officers too will demand money. As if we haven't had enough, top government officials have now turned admission to a bidding and auctioneering process. Hence, candidates of the highest bidder/staker are now offered admission to read the best and most lucrative courses. So to say, every member of the society are now racketeers; ranging from the admission seekers, to the students, parents, lecturers, administrators and eventually, the government! One certain bitter truth that we must all face is that, the economy can never progress with racketeers in abundance.

Furtherstill, another bitter pill to swallow about this vice is the paradoxical effect it has on the society. Ever since the primordial era, humans tend to evolve in an action they involves themselves in over time. A student who gains admission through racketeering will never become serious or studious neither will such student be determined nor corruption-free. Such students decide to trudge the crooked paths in the university buying their way through till they graduate. These half-baked products of racketeering are employed in the economy with that same mentality they have harboured over time. They corrupt the economy by offering bribes to gain one position or the other till they become stock-brokers or stock-holders. Later on, these set of people venture into politics and like a wild bull, rig their ways to win elections and eventually become power-brokers.
This is a well defined chain reaction brought about by this vice. It is not a smokescreen to admit that the greatest hinderance to development in the country is corruption and a major contributor to this anomaly is admission racketeering. As a result, our economy is swarmed by a hosts of racketeers who satisfy their personal whims and caprices at the expense of developing the society and impoving the economy.

I could go on and on stating the adverse effects of this vice but that will only bring further more questions than answers that are initially few. Nonetheless, there is light at the end of the tunnel and still, there is a glimmer of hope. It is pertinent to note that for every problem, there must be an antidote but such antidotes are not easy to come by. This is a sad reality we must accept.

In the light of the above therefore, if admission racketeering is to be combated effectively and completely, all hands must be on deck. There has to be a total cleansing of all and sundry in the society. The government and the media should work hand-in-hand to enlighten the public on these issues and its innumerable adverse effects. A stiff penalty should be imposed on erring and unrepentant persons. If we are to combat this vice completely and return to the long lost sanity of the society and get out of the bottomless dungeon we find ourselves in, then, the cited forms of panaceas must be given consideration. But the disorderliness and seeming lack of focus of the government may ultimately keep admission racketeering in existence in a manner even more serious than we can ever contemplate.

This is a sad reality we must grudgingly accept when tomorrow comes.

The writer of this article, Folaranmi Victor is an astute member of OAU Peeps News Agency. You can reach him via

An Ex-Predite Speaks As OAU Predegree Entrance Exam Commences

1. Please do not panic because you are going to see thousands of candidates coming to take the exam like you... But just believe in your self. To those that are not computer literate, do not think that "I don't think I will pass this exam because I do not know anything about computer", being a computer literate does not have anything to do with this exam.

2. Also, be time conscious but make sure you do not do 'over sabi' especially in the aspect of Use of English (English bad ehn! You go dey fail am but for your mind, you go dey apy say you go get

3. Also, you would be given just an hour for the exam, please make sure your work, at least 3 minutes before the allotted time ends.
4. Make sure you eat before you go and also I will advice you not to leave IFE till the next day after your exam, why? Because, you might be sent a text message to come back and re-write your exam... (Last year when we had our entrance exam, a friend of mine left for Lagos immediately after the exam and was later sent an SMS to come and re-write his exam again the next day, but he could not make it...). NOTE- What might have caused this was the student's inability to submit before his/her time elapsed, or maybe the computer system he/she used. Should notice any fault on the system you want to use, please do not hesitate to inform the invigilators, do not be shy!

5. Please eat before you go to the hall o!. Now, I don't want you to go and write the exam, just go there and pass!!! Success is yours. May you all come out in flying colours (in sha allahu) (in Jesus name). Ah loff u all!!!!!

The adviser here is Adeyinka Hassan, an ex-predite and prospective student of the prestigious Africa's most beautiful campus, OAU.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Read About Infinix Zero: You Just Need To Get This Phone!

Read About Infinix Zero: You Just Need To Get This Phone!
Hmmm... Since I set my eyes on this phone called Infinix Zero, I continue to ask myself what Infinix is actually up to by selling this super ruper phone at such a cheap price? My mind do flash back to my Techno H7 that I got about 2 months ago at the rate of N29,500 and I tell myself, only if I had the opportunity to see what is coming ahead. This Infinix Zero is a phone I will recommend for any Android User. I don't mind selling my Tehno H7(don't under rate my H7 if I can see a reasonable buyer to get this. Read below the details of this very cheap phone below. Etisalat gives every buyer of this phone 500MB monthly for the first 12months of purchase. Wow!! this is whooping if you ask me.

Product details

 The Infinix x506 Zero has a cutting edge style, designed to fit your hands perfectly. Comes with a 5.0 inch HD gorilla glass 3 screen, featuring a 13MP rear camera with a backlight through sony EXMOR RS censor and a 2MP front camera. Internal memory of 8GB and 1GB RAM. 

 Big Screen, Better Display
The Infinix zero was designed with a 5 inch high definition capacitive touch screen for an improved viewing experience.

Gorrilla Glass 3
The Infinix zero boasts of Gorilla Glass 3 technology with NDR which enables improved damage resistance and toughness compared to former glass compositions and is up to three times more damage resistant.

Optimum Performance
With eight completely independent cores, the 1.4 Ghz MediaTek processor combines amazing performance with outstanding energy efficiency. Spreading the load over eight cores means MT6592 runs even the most demanding Android apps without breaking a sweat, while using just one core for lightweight tasks and powering down the rest stretches battery life to the max.

Faster multitasking
Android OS 4.4.2 Kit Kat takes system performance to an all time high by optimizing memory and improving your touchscreen so that it responds faster and more accurately than ever before. This means that you can listen to music while browsing the web, or race down the highway with the latest hit game, all without a hitch.

More pixels, Improved Sensor, Amazing results.
With a megapixel count of 2 MP front facing and 13 MP rear camera fused with an exmor sensor that delivers high picture quality and compact size for smartphones. which makes it on a par with any compact digital cameras. The results are super crisp and super sharp images.

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz octa-core Processor
  • GPU: Mali 450
  • Memory: 1GB or 2GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Black, Gold, Red, Blue, Purple
  • Dimension: 140 x 70 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: -
  • SIM Type: -
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (293ppi)
  • Display Protection: -


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, LED Flash, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, BSI, Geo-tagging, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 2MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB or 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21mbps
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: -
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: -
  • Voice Control: -

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 1920 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time: -
  • Talktime: -

Konga and Jumia sell this phone at thesame price of N23,900. I recommend you buy from Konga because I am sure of their deal, Click here to ORDER from Konga and get it delivered to you within 1-5 days right in your hostel. Yes, I said hostel!

Friday, 17 October 2014

NFF Axe Keshi, Reappoint Shaibu Amodu

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the early hours of Thursday have announced the contract termination of Coach Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles head coach.

After a long hours meeting of the Executive board members held at the Transcrop hilton hotel in Abuja the board unanimously agreed to part away with the Big Boss and his technical crew.

Speaking with cross section of the press shortly after the meeting at 1am Nigeria time on Thursday, first vice President of the Federation, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi said the Federation appreciated Keshi and will give due support to him and his technical crew.
“You could recall Keshi and his technical crew
contract expired after the World cup, and the federation have decided not to renew their contract,” Akinwunmi revealed.

“The Federation appreciated his effort for the success he achieved and the development of our football.
“We have decided to sponsor him and his technical crew (Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shoromu) to any choice of their coaching school to acquire for more knowledge in the game at our expenses,” Akinwunmi said.
Former Niger Tornadoes player, Shaibu Amodu returns as the team interim coach to be assisted with three coaches from the Glo Premier League.
“We have two more important matches in the
qualifiers which we hope to secure full points, and qualify for the Nations Cup.

“Coach Amodu will take over of the team as interim coach, to be assisted by Salisu Yusuf (El Kanemi Warriors) and Gbenga Ogunbote (Sharks FC) while former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Alloy Agu will be the goalkeeper trainer,” the NFF official divulge.

Super Eagles will travel next month to face
Congo and host South Africa in Nigeria in the last phase of the qualifiers.

Photo Credit: Vanguard

TASUED & YABATECH Join The First Closed Student Conference In OAU

Breaking Report reaching us now from the organizers of the 360 Degrees; The First Closed Student Conference In OAU has it that students of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode and that of Yaba College of Technology will be joining the first of its kind Conference this Saturday.

The students from these schools are expected to join via the Youtube Channel dedicated to the Conference as it will be streaming live, the events as they unfold right from the Conference Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University.
Selected and Notified Attendees of the Conference are expected to pick up their Invitation Letters at the designated centres sent to them. The Conference starts 9:15am prompt on Saturday 18th October, 2014 in OAU.

PS: Attendance is strictly by Invitation

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Suspended OAU Student Drags Management To Court

One of suspended students of the Africa's most beautiful campus, Sanyaolu Oluwajuwon a.k.a Comrade Juwon has dragged the management of Obafemi Awolowo University to the Law Court over what he felt as unjustifiable and illegal indefinite suspension of his studentship.

Comrade Juwon had earlier on the 16th September, 2014 filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of The State of Osun challenging his suspension. The Court which sat today for the first time on the suit could not do much as the case was adjourned till November 13, 2014. This was based on the objection raised by the Defense Counsels that their client jut got the writ of summon yesterday.

Apart from the Students' Union leaders of the citadel who are currently on probation, eight students including Comrade Juwon were suspended immediately after the students' struggle against the obnoxious hike in school fees on the basis ranging from the allegation of "Abduction" of a certain Angels who was the returning Electoral Officer for the Union Elective offices last year to failure to appear before the Investigative Panel that investigated the matters concerning the school fees increment protest.

Other students suspended by the management include Olusoji Benjamin (Mandela), Ibirogba Samuel (Sammy), Abimbola Abiodun (Anchor), Olubanji Oluwole (Engels), Adabale Olamide (Olamide), Ademuwagun Johnson(Johnson), Pete Obasa (Chocomilo). Also, Olawale Ogunruku, who has been suspended since 2011 as a result of his action during the acceptance fee increment by the Faborode-led administration remains suspended.

Just immediately after the case adjournment, men of the Nigerian Police Force arrested the Students' Union president, Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo and the Secretary General of the Union, Shittu Olatayo and other students and detained them at the Police Headquarters in Oshogbo for no obvious reasons. They were later released hours later following the intervention of some other persons. Speaking after his release, Ibikunle stated that "we remain undaunted in the struggle to reinstate the Suspended 9".

A call also put to the Police headquarters in Oshogbo to ascertain why they were detained proved abortive as at the time of writing this report.