Saturday, 31 December 2016

Thank You For 2016! - OAU Peeps Management

Over the last twelve months, we have had a wide range of experiences; from the sugar sweet to the simply unpleasant ones and as a matter of fact, there is probably not a word or group of words that can precisely describe the year 2016.

For us at OAU Peeps News Agency, we have done our best over the last 365 days to keep the Great Ife community and even the world at large informed. 

In this year, went through a rebranding process, a rebranding that not only brought about an improvement in the overall quality of our contents, timeliness and speed of content delivery also improved greatly relative to what we have had in previous years. Also very important to note is the tremendous increase in our readership, both locally, nationally and internationally.

Despite this huge successes recorded in 2016, we can only say we are moving gradually toward what we envisioned from the start and the journey is still a long mile away. We hope to sustain all our improvements in the new year, even as we encourage you to brace up for a better version of your choice OAU news destination. We will strive to achieve more in the coming year.

In the mean time, we appreciate everyone who has been a part of our success this year: From our invaluable team to every company and individual that partnered with the OAU Peeps brand in one way or the other.

Many thanks to our priceless and esteemed audience, whose satisfaction pushes us every time to breaking newer barriers. Like we have stated earlier, we have once again set newer and bigger goals for the New Year and we are walking into 2017 with full confidence knowing fully well that we always have you to help us achieve these goals.

Thank you for 2016! Let’s be MORE in 2017!

Ojelabi Jesujoba
OAU Peeps News Agency

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Friday, 30 December 2016

OAU Students' Inter-Hall Soccer Competition To Hold January 2017

The Obafemi Awolowo University Sports Board has approved that the Obafemi Awolowo University Students Inter-Hall Soccer competition be held in January, 2017

According to a statement on the school website, “All prospective participants for the inter-hall soccer competition should register their teams with the Soccer Coach or at the Sports Council Office on or before the first week of January, 2017.”

“Moreover, teams that intent to use the Sport Council facilities to train should apply to the Sports Council, indicating their prospective periods of training, so that the Council can schedule the dates and times of training in order to prevent clashes at the venues,” the statement added.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Newly Admitted Students: Apply For 2016/17 TNRI Scholarship

TeHN is calling all school leavers (Those not currently in a university at the time of their application) to apply for the 2016/17 TNRI scholarship

Are you a school leaver?

Are you or your parents experiencing some sort of financial difficulties?

Are you of good character with goals of getting a quality university degree?

If you can answer yes to the 3 questions above then this is the chance you've been waiting for.

The Nigerian Renaissance Initiative Scholarship has been set up by an anonymous donor to run every year so as to enable school leavers with university ambitions that would have otherwise not been able to achieve their educational aspirations due to financial constraints.

Application is open to all so if you know someone or can say yes to the 3 questions above then send in your application.

Applicants are to email the committee a 400 worded essay on the topic; EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA: A success or failure.

The essays should be forwarded to =

For further enquiry, read up via the links below;

Terms of Reference and timeline

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Read about the 2014/15 edition

Read about the 2015/16 edition

Application deadline is the 31st of December 2016

OAU Peeps News Agency can authoritatively confirm to you that the scheme is real. Kindly pass this information to your siblings or friends who have written JAMB UTME 2016.

OAU Peeps Team Wishes Everyone A Merry Christmas

Christmas is here again!

It is another beautiful moment to share love, the kind of love extended to mankind by the reason of the season, Jesus Christ.

From all of us at OAU Peeps News Agency, we say merry Christmas and we wish you a beautiful new year in waiting.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Elujoba Appreciates Staff & Students, Labels 2017 As Year Of ‘Sustained Peace & Freedom’

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Anthony Elujoba has described the coming year 2017 as a year of sustained peace and freedom, even as he appreciates students and staff for the support of his administration.

In Elujoba’s Christmas and New Year message, he said he “appreciates the entire community of Great Ife, the Senate, Committee of Deans, Religious Groups, all the Unions as well as other Staff and Students for your prayers, kindness, support, loyalty, resolve and solidarity to transform our institution.”

“On behalf of the Management and my family, I wish you all a Merry Christmas even as we enter into a year of sustained peace and freedom in 2017,” he added.

Anthony Adebolu Elujoba, a Professor of Pharmacognosy, became the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University in July. The University Council's announcement of Professor Ayobami Taofeek Salami, on June 6, as the University Vice-Chancellor was greeted with sustained violence and rejection. The Council was eventually dissolved by the Federal Government and Salami was removed from the post. Prof. Elujoba is saddled with the responsibility of stabilizing the system.

FG Declares 26th, 27th December & 2nd Of January As Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December, 2016 as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.

Also, Monday 2nd January, 2017 was declared a public holiday to mark New Year celebration.

From all of us at OAU Peeps News Agency , we wish every Great Ife student an amazing festive celebration full of love, happiness and laughter.

Merry Christmas in advance!!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

OAU To Extend Distance Learning Centres To 6 Cities

The Director of the Centre for Distance Learning of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor H. B. Olaniyi has revealed the plans of the centre to look beyond its provincial locations and extend its e-learning resource Centres to more cities.

While speaking with members of the Task Force set up by the university’s Acting Vice-Chancellor to look into the sharing formula of the Internally Generated Revenue outfits of the university, Olaniyi reportedly said he made a journey to University of Ibadan CDL and discovered that it is running six courses, and had about 14,000 Students.

“The Centre is embarking on plans that will within a short time attract Students to the Centre. The Chairman advised the Centre to look beyond the provincial locations but to extend the e-learning resource Centres to Ibadan, Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Warri, Abuja, Jos among others,” part of the taskforce report read.

The Director however told the Task force that the Centre already had such visions but the handicap had been fund. He counselled that the University should plant its good seeds now and wait to harvest later.

The OAU Centre for Distance Learning runs foundational programmes including Predegree and JUPEB. The centre also offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree programmes.

OAU CDL Generated Over N3bn From Predegree Programme Between 2011 & 2015

The Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Obafemi Awolowo University generated a sum of N3,097,220,700 in revenue from its pre-degree programme between 2011 and 2015, the findings of the Vice-Chancellor’s task force has revealed.

Sometime in September, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Anthony Elujoba had set up a taskforce with a view to look into realistic revenue-sharing formula for all the University IGR outfits, including the CDL.

In the report of the taskforce chaired by Prof. O. Adejuyigbe of the Department of Surgery, it revealed that most revenue generated by the distance learning centre came from its pre-degree programme. According to the report, application for the pre-degree programme within those years raked in N509,357,100 while tuition fee paid by admitted students totalled N1,514,896,000.

Some other charges which include “hostel Accommodation which is collected on behalf of the third party (Hostel Owners), Health Care Fees, Identity Card Fees, Caution Fees and E-service, E-portal Services and Administrative Fees,” were categorised as ‘Miscellaneous Fees’ in the account book of the centre. The miscellaneous fees accrued a total of N1,078,967,600 between 2011 and 2015.

From the report, OAU Peeps News Agency observed that a revenue sharing formula of 60% to the University and 40% to the Centre was used in 2011 and 2012, while a 50-50 sharing formula was eventually adopted in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Explaining the change in revenue sharing formula, the Director of the Centre for Distance Learning, Professor H. B. Olaniyi told the taskforce that “it was when it became imperative to construct the Administrative Block and other infrastructures that a submission was presented to the University that the Centre could not survive on the 40% share, and after the University in its wisdom considered the submission, it approved the 50/50 sharing formula”.

However, the taskforce noted in its findings that the Directorate of Audit had not been reviewing the Centre’s Books of Account. Furthermore, the taskforce stated that from its interactions with the representatives of the Bursar and the Director, Internal Audit, it appeared that the University has not been assertive as it should be as there were no evidences that showed that the University directed that the Centre’s Books of Account to be reviewed by the Internal Audit.

“There is no section of the Bursary Department that is saddled with the keeping of the financial transactions of the Centre and as such it appeared difficult to confirm the financial records presented by Mr.Faniran, the Centre’s Accountant,” the report added.

The OAU pre-degree is one of the most expensive in Nigeria and students pay over N200,000 for the 9-month programme. The 2016/2017 academic session resumed some days ago while some the graduates of the previous session are still awaiting admission into the degree programmes of the university.

Report Absolves OAU Parks & Gardens Unit Head Of Alleged Wrongdoings

Mr Ajiteru
Allegations contained in the petition written against the Head of the Obafemi Awolowo University Parks and Gardens Unit, Mr O. H. Ajiteru by some casual workers of the unit are not true and cannot be proved beyond doubt, the task force saddled with the responsibility of investigating the claims have submitted.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of OAU, Professor Anthony Elujoba had requested, through the Chairperson, on 5th November 2016 that the Task Force on Parks and Gardens Unit investigate the veracity of the claims in a petition he received from some casual workers in the Unit and to submit the report along with the initial assignment given to the Task Force.

Part of the allegations against the Unit Head include the collection of one thousand Naira (N1, 000.00) each from about 300 casual workers, collection of three hundred Naira (N300.00) each from every casual staff every month to purchase one compact disc needed to process their wages, illegal sales and use of flowers meant for university work to private institutions and that Mr Ajiteru was also involved in illegal felling and sale of trees on the University estate.

Other allegations include that Mr Ajiteru collected one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000.00) from clearing contractors which he refused to share with the workers in the Unit and marking the casual workers absent even when they were present, which eventually affected the amount of their wages.

In the report of its findings, the taskforce said it invited for interaction, all the persons that signed the petition letter, the Head of the Unit, Mr. O. H. Ajiteru, all workers in the Unit mentioned in the letter, Chief Security Officer or his representative, Manager, Wema Bank OAU branch or his representative and other persons whose names were mentioned in the course of the interactions.

According to the taskforce, after hearing all parties involved, it realized that most of the allegations against Ajiteru were not true.

“Most of their allegations, for example, contribution of N1000.00 instead of N600.00 for end of year party and N300.00 monthly instead of yearly for disc and welfare, were actually not true and the issue of inappropriate deduction of their wages could not be proved beyond any reasonable doubt as the person marking the register confirmed that they were marked absent when they were really absent.

“Mr. Ajiteru was not directly involved in the initiation, collection and disbursement of the money contributed by the casual workers.

“There has been a lot of laxity in the control of the casual workers because Mr. Ajiteru was not given the free hand to discipline erring workers by the former DVC Administration, Prof. O. Ajayi, who personally addressed the workers, undermining Mr. Ajiteru’s leadership duty,” read the report.

The taskforce however recommended that “casual workers in the Parks and Gardens Unit are not prima facie members of staff of the University and they should be made to realize this. Petitions from them should end with the Director, Division of Works and Maintenance Services (DWMS), who is the overall boss of the Unit. They should not have any direct access to the Vice-Chancellor.” Other recommendations include that the petitioners should be warned to obey the Head of the Unit, failure of which their service should be dispensed with.

Members of the taskforce on Parks and Gardens Unit include Prof. O. O. Orafidiya (Chairperson), Dr. [Mrs] E.F. Aransiola (Member), Dr. A.M. Makinde (Member), Dr. A.O. Adesoji (Member) and Mr. O. Aina (Secretary).

Monday, 19 December 2016

OAU Senate Backs Acting VC, Describes EFCC Invitation As Misplaced

The Senate, Obafemi Awolowo University has described the invitation of the institution’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Anthony Elujoba by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as misplaced and embarrassing.

Following the meeting of the Senate last week Friday, the senate said it has reviewed and discussed Elujoba’s invitation by the EFCC, in respect of the payment of productivity bonus and alleged enrichment of himself with N7m furniture allowance. The senate however said, those allegations are not true and unfounded.

“…the N300,000 to the Senior and N150,000 to Junior Staff became necessary in pursuit of the general powers and mandate of the Acting Vice-Chancellor as the Chief Security Officer on campus to maintain peace, law and order and to prevent loss of lives and property. Moreso, this similar allowance had been paid to staff in other universities under different names and titles,” a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Senate, D. O. Awoyemi read.

Defending the N7million furniture allowance granted the Acting Vice-Chancellor, the senate said since the provision of Elujoba’s appointment qualifies him to receive the same benefit as that of a substantive Vice-Chancellor, then, the payment was in order. “The payment of the said furniture allowance was statutorily approved by the Governing Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, at its meeting of 9th and 10th May, 2013 without provision for any payment pro-rata,” the statement added.

The action of the country’s anti-graft agency has continued to generate several concerns among staff and students of the institution.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Fynestboi In Conjunction With Eduregard Organises Essay Contest

Fynestboi in conjuction with EDUREGARD presents;

"An Essay Writing Contest For OAU Students"

Subsequent to diligent initiative and instinctive stimulations, and also as a way to get through the thoughts of OAU students. Fynestboi- the President Of the National Association of Philosophy Students and Mr Nairaland 2016, has decided to organise an essay contest, where students will be able to bring forth ideas and views in a digital environment.

Send a mail, with the subject "EDUREGARD Essay Contest" containing your Name, Phone Number and Department to

OR Send a text containing your Name, Phone Number and Department to 08149565292 / 08094909939

Expect a message from EDUREGARD, within a day, containing the topic you are to write on.

Submission ends January 9, 2017.

1st Position - N30,000
2nd Position - N20,000
3rd Position - N10,000
4th - 6th Position - EDUREGARD Customized Shirt

NOTE : All write-ups will  be posted on EDUREGARD and you will receive a notification when due.


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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

EFCC Summons OAU VC, Bursar Over Alleged Misappropriation

The Vice-Chancellor (In the white jacket) With Some Other Principal Officers On An Inspection Visit

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has summoned the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, and Bursar, Mrs. Aderonke Akeredolu, over the payment of an ‘unapproved’ hazard allowances to the institution’s workers.

The allowances paid to the academic and non-academic staff, our correspondents gathered, were over N1bn.

It was learnt that the allowances were sourced from the university’s endowment funds account, which is usually dedicated for projects.

It should be noted that it was largely the non-payment of these allowances that caused most of the major issues on campus with the last administration.

But the spokesperson for the university, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, argued that the specific fund used in paying the allowances was not attached to any project in the account.

It was also gathered that certain allowances earmarked for the office of the VC were also being investigated by the federal agency.

The letter, signed by Mr. Oseni Kazeem of the Southwest Zonal Office of the commission in Ibadan, Oyo State, advised the invited officers to come along with necessary documents.

The letter reads in part, “The office is currently investigating a case in which there is the need to obtain clarification from you. In view of the foregoing, you and your bursar are requested to report to our office for an interview.

“You are also to come along with the following documents: the salary payment schedule/any other payment made to senior staff and junior staff in August and September, 2016; payment vouchers relating to furniture allowances paid to the VC from the day he assumed office to date; certified true copies of the monthly salary pay slips of the VC from the day he assumed office to date.”

When contacted on the telephone on Monday, Olarewaju said the payment of the allowances should not be tagged as misappropriation.

He said, “The acting VC has been invited by the EFCC to come and make some clarification and as a law abiding citizen, he will attend. Afterwards, we will know what to do.

“The fund used to pay the allowances cannot amount to misappropriation. The said money was not attached to any project or anything. It was just in the account.  And, of course, when the life of a member of the staff of the university was threatened by those who are agitating for the payment, the acting VC had to save the situation by paying the allowances to douse the tension.

“You will agree with me that, since then, there have been peace on campus. It was not that the money was in that account for a particular project and was diverted. The issue of misappropriation does not arise here.”

It would be recalled that the hazard allowances were a major reason why members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities at the institution protested against the former administration headed by Prof. Bamitale Omole.


Part One Student Of Dramatic Arts Allegedly Dies From Liver Complications

Oladimeji Abayomi
Reports reaching us now is that a part one student of the Department of Dramatic Arts has given up the ghost.

Oladimeji Abayomi who was to be a part one student of Dramatic Arts was said to have lost his life yesterday after battling with a liver problem for a while. Abayomi was also said to have participated in the Obafemi Awolowo University convocation play that was performed on 7th of December, 2016. When reached, some of his colleagues in the Dramatic Arts his untimely demise.

We pray that his soul rest in peace and God grants his family the fortitude to bear this sad loss.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Meet Babajide Oni, The Best Graduating Student At 42nd Convocation Of The Obafemi Awolowo University

Oni Babajide David

An interview of Mr Oni Babajide, best graduating student at the 42nd Annual Convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University carried out by OAU Peeps News Agency.

OAU Peeps: Good day Mr Oni, please do introduce yourself.

Babajide Oni: My name is Oni Babajide David, a graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

OAU Peeps: Alright, thank you very much Mr Oni but I think you were quite modest with the introduction, considering the fact that you were the best graduating student at the recently concluded 42nd Convocation of the Obafemi Awolowo University. Perhaps you could shed more light on this and also on your educational background in general.

Babajide Oni: Yes, I love modesty in everything I do. Being the best graduating student for the 2014/2015 session in OAU is not by my power but a function of team work and of God who made it happen.
As regards my educational background, I was just a normal average student all throughout my secondary school days, but everything changed when I decided to beat the best and be the best.

OAU Peeps: Interesting, and when exactly did you make this life-changing decision sir?

Babajide Oni: I made that decision in the year 2011 after listening to a message by the General overseer of my church in person of Dr. D.K Olukoya on 'Beating the best and being the best.'

OAU Peeps: Interesting. You are a graduate of Agricultural Economics. We would like to ask Sir, was this your original choice when you came into the Obafemi Awolowo University and if not, when exactly did it change?

Babajide Oni: No, it wasn't. I chose medicine and surgery as first choice but I picked OAU as my second choice of institution. I actually asked for a stethoscope and I was given a hoe like my teacher said. Upon discovering that I would not be offered medicine due to the fact that I picked OAU as my second choice, I decided to study Agricultural Economics in 2010/11 academic session.

OAU Peeps: And looking back now Sir, would you say making that decision was good?

Babajide Oni: I am very sure I made the right decision. This became clear in my second year when I had the chance to apply for a change of course to study medicine. But then, my sole purpose to solve unemployment problem in Nigeria through agriculture was discovered hence I had to just answer the call to do agriculture.

OAU Peeps: Hmmm. Inspiring. We would also love to know, outside academics, were you involved in any other thing?

Babajide Oni: Yes, I was. I hoped to be a versatile graduate hence I participated in politics by serving as a parliamentarian for two sessions and served as the public relations officer of the Great Ife Students Union Elections Petitions Committee. Also, I served as an executive in my fellowship as the ICT/Business unit head. Lastly, I was involved in my personal businesses too.

OAU Peeps: Versatile indeed sir. And just how did you balance out these activities with school work?

Babajide Oni: Basically, it was about doing the right thing at the right time. Likewise sacrificing sleeping hours too. Also, seizing every free time and moment.

OAU Peeps: And apparently that paid off well. Also, having gone through the system zealously, what can you say about the quality of education in Nigeria?

Babajide Oni: Hmm... Truthfully, the education system in Nigeria is somewhat archaic and outlandish. You just take courses that you don't need in your discipline. But then there is a lot to be done in the educational sector of this country. And I believe that there is still hope for this country considering the outstanding performance of Nigerians in diaspora.

OAU Peeps: Okay sir. Considering your earlier comment on agriculture as a way out of unemployment, is this to say that you have plans to go into agriculture sometime in the future?

Babajide Oni: Yes, I do have plans to go into agriculture in the future. But then, I plan to redefine the image of agriculture in Nigeria and that was why I started a concept known as Agrocapitalism Initiatives.
One of the eminent professors in my faculty gave an inaugural lecture titled "Who will bring back the farm children?". It was a brilliant lecture, but I think the question ought be "Who will welcome the farm children?". Hence, there arises a need to create a platform that will be homely for the farm children. This and many more I look forward to doing in the nearest future.

OAU Peeps: Interesting sir. As we round off, we would like to know of the challenges you faced as an undergraduate?

Babajide Oni: The challenges faced as an undergraduate are numerous than I can remember but all I can say is that in spite of them all, God made me more than a conqueror.

OAU Peeps: Alright sir, finally what is your advice to other students looking forward to achieving a feat like yours?

Babajide Oni: Well, I can only advice them to believe in themselves and trust God with all their hearts and He will make every crooked way straight. Lastly, be focused and determined to beat the best and be the best in anything you find yourself doing.

OAU Peeps: Nice words of advice, Mr Oni. Thank you for your time.

Babajide Oni: You are welcome.

OAU Peeps: And congratulations on your feat.

Babajide Oni: Thanks a lot.

OAU Peeps: On behalf of the OAU Peeps News Agency, I wish you the best in your future endeavours.

Babajide Oni: Amen and thank you. See you at the top

As OAU Resumes...- Akinfenwa Olaitan

By Akinfenwa Olaitan

It is quite surprising to many OAU students that school has truly resumed after a two weeks break. Although we have been aware of the resumption date on the calendar, many still doubted it. Many have found it simply unbelievable, because judging from previous experiences, we've come to know OAU to be very generous in giving prolonged holidays. But despite all the doubts and speculations, OAU has truly resumed for second semester. Perhaps, it is truly the era of Change for the OAU community.

For some of us who had to stay back in school during the break for one reason or the other, we've been able to witness the return of some students back into the hostels. These category of students have high hopes that lectures will commence on Tuesday. Apparently these are the students expectant and eager to start work immediately. Afterall, the timetable for  lectures in some departments have been released and there is no other reason to delay resumption.

The other category of OAU students however still remain Doubting Thomases as to whether or not lectures will really commence. Their doubts are understandable, judging by our past experiences, and considering the fact that we'll eventually go on Christmas break in about two weeks. Some of them have decided to shift their resumption to January. This is only realistic considering the risk of traveling and the high cost of transportation.

As a result, the bubbling atmosphere that accompanies resumption is not really noticeable, because many students are just starting to enjoy their holiday and are not ready for school at all.

In any case, school has resumed. And whether you're at home or in school, it would be wise to keep your ears to the ground, and stay informed of any new development, if there would be any. I wish you all a successful semester ahead.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Introducing Success Links Biology Past Questions For OAU Pre-Degree Students

This is to introduce to students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Predegree Programme the Success Links Pre-Degree Past Question series. The book has been designed to help students, specifically students with the combination Biology, Chemistry, Physics in their work. The book features a number of other extras including;
- First Contact syllabus
- All first contact biology lecture notes
- Past questions with detailed answers
- OAU Admission cut off marks for UTME and Pre-degree
- How to Calculate OAU Screening Score
- Some tips on how to scale through the hurdles of pre-degree

Predegree students can obtain the book from various shops around the Moro campus. For more enquiries and details, contact 08064189480

Endorsed by OAU Peeps News Agency

OAU To Resume Rain Semester 2015/2016 Session Today

According to the 2015/2016 academic calendar, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife are expected to resume back to the University campus for the commencement of the Rain semester of the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

However, the rate of students resuming back to school may not be as expected as many students, especially the students residing far away from the campus, have lamented that the resumption is highly unfavourable as the school would be going on another break in the next two weeks. Thus, considering the risk and cost of traveling, most students may not resume on time.

However, it is worthy to recall that a few weeks ago, when interacting with our correspondent, the registrar of University, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, urged students to resume to help facilitate the timely completion of the 2015/2016 academic session.

The decision of many students to resume may depend on the level of academic activities noted in the course of the week.

OAU Graduates Over 6,000 Students, Oni Babajide David Emerges Best

L-R Professor A. Elujoba(Acting Vice-Chancellor), Akinbowa Adeolu (Awardee with highest number of Awards), Mr Dotun Awoyemi(Registrar)
Oni Babajide David (Best Graduating Student)

The Atmosphere of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife was undoubtedly ceremonious between Wednesday, 7th December 2016 and Friday, 9th December 2016 as the University conducted her 42nd Convocation ceremony.

  The programme began with the conferment of Diplomas in the early hours of Wednesday and ended on Friday with the conferment of Postgraduate diplomas and degrees. In total, 6827 students were graduated from the University with only 66 of them graduating with a first class degree.

Several dignitaries were invited for the annual ceremony, amongst whom was the Visitor of the University, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the the Nigerian Universities Commission, Professor Adamu Rasheed. In his speech, Professor Adamu encouraged the graduates to endeavour to develop entrepreneurial skills as the problem of unemployment seemed to be getting worse by the day. He also reassured the audience that the current administration was doing its best to provide enough jobs. However, its efforts needed to be complemented by the Private sector.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor also in his speech admonished the graduates to continue to be agents of change carrying their integrity and honour and help tackle the current challenges of the Nation.

As was expected, several students who had outstanding academic performances were awarded at the ceremony with the best graduating student being Oni Babajide David, who graduated with a CGPA of 4.86 out of 5.00 from the Faculty of Agriculture. However, the awardee with the highest number of awards was Akinbowa Adeolu, who graduated from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences and received 12 awards.

Also things got somewhat dampened when Elebuibon Bibilari, a would-have-been first class student of the Faculty of Arts was invited for an award as an unusual silence announced his death. The Public Relations Officer of the School, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, then called for a minute silence in honour of his memory.

Several other events also occurred in the course of the 3-day ceremony: The Convocation play; Ijaye, which was directed by Wale Ogunyemi, The Convocation lecture delivered by Professor Aina amongst other events.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Federal Government Declares Monday, December 12, Public Holiday

The federal government has declared Monday, Dec. 12 , as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Maulud celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the federal government yesterday in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the acting permanent secretary of the ministry, AlhajiMuhammaduMaccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to build a strong, united and peaceful nation.
 He also urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation. The minister also called on all Nigerians to be patient and supportive of the present administration.

OAU: Course Registration To End Today

This is to remind students of the Obafemi Awolowo University of the closure of normal registration which is scheduled to happen today, 9th December 2016.

Students are advised to complete their convocation in due course.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

OAU Predegree Resumes 2016/2017 Session

Students admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University Predegree programme for the 2016/2017 academic session resumed on Tuesday and Wednesday the 6th and 7th December 2016 respectively.

The resumption is coming after several screening processes which have reduced the number of original applicants for the programme to a smaller figure.

The students, who have commenced the various registration procedures, were seen beaming with smiles and radiance as they walked the grounds of the Moro campus of the institution.

We at OAU Peeps use this medium to wish the students and management a hitch-free session ahead. 

Stand A Chance To Win Up To N200,000 In NSGTS

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife would stand a chance to win up to N200,000 in the Nigerian Students Got Talent Show. The show is set out to help appreciate the talents of Nigerian Students and the maiden edition would.
Students would like to showcase their musical, dance, poetry and other forms of talent would compete to win the star prize of N200,000. However, the first and second runner-up would be getting N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.

Interested students are expected to obtain a form at Infinity Prints (Fajuyi Hall), Eldorado Cafe (Fajuyi Hall), OAU Peeps(08063429623) for N1,000.

For more details, visit

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Important Information to All Newly Admitted Candidates For 2016/2017 Session

All Candidates who have been offered provisional admission for the 2016/2017 academic session to institutions they did not choose as their most preferred institution (First Choice) or did not choose at all that they are to proceed to JAMB Website ( to make the institution that have offered them admission their most preferred choice.

The same applies to candidates who have been offered courses different from the one they originally applied to study.

Candidates are to ensure they complete this process on or before December 9th,2016 to enable JAMB change their admission letters and also adjust their records accordingly.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Course Registration For Rain Semester 2015/2016 Session Activated

Registration for courses for the Rain semester of the 2015/2016  academic session has commenced today, Friday, 2nd December, 2016. Students are advised to complete their registration in due course as the registration window might not be on for long.

OAU Announces Programme Of Events For The 42nd Convocation

Day 1
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Conferment of Diploma Certificates
Venue: Department of Local Government Studies
Time: 9.00am

Conferment of Bachelor’s Degree and Prizes in the Faculties of Administration, Arts, Education, Law and Social Sciences
Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 10.00am

Convocation Play at Oduduwa Hall
Time: 8.00p.m.

Day 2
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Conferment of Bachelor’s Degree and Prizes in the Faculties of Agriculture, College of Health Sciences, Environmental Design and Management, Pharmacy, Science and Technology
Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 10.00am

Convocation Lecture at Oduduwa Hall
Time: 4.00p.m.

Day 3
Friday, December 9, 2016
Conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees, Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 10.00am

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Pharmacy Students Commemorate World AIDS Day With Awareness Scheme

Pharmacy students of the Obafemi Awolowo University under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students today joined the rest of the world to create special awareness for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome which continues to remain on the most feared viral diseases worldwide.

The students whom gathered at the Students Union building of the school, gave out free protection for males and females and also organized free tests for interested members of the University community. They also preached against discrimination against people who has the disease, enlightening the masses as to how the virus can be contacted and more importantly, how the virus cannot be contacted.

OAU Registrar Reaffirms Resumption Date, Comments On Admission List

In an interaction with the correspondent of OAU Peeps News Agency, the Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, has cleared the air on certain matters arising in the University community.

Mr Dotun Awoyemi
 Speaking on the resumption of stalites for the second semester, Mr Awoyemi has reasserted that the date for resumption remains the 11th of December, 2016 as stated by the Academic Calendar. He however urges the students to adhere to the date so lectures can start in earnest and all delays are avoided.

 The Registrar also commented on the recently released admission list, clarifying that the list released was only the first batch and that aspirants should continue to check their admission statuses ignoring the said JAMB deadline as other batches of the admission list would be released in due course.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

PANS Set To Celebrate World AIDS Day

The National body of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students is prepared to celebrate annual World AIDS day. The day which is the 1st of December of every year is set aside to further create awareness and educate the masses about the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS) and its causative virus; the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

This year, the national association which currently has its secretariat at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife would be marking the day with some awareness activities on the OAU campus. Some of the activities include; free HIV testing, distribution of free protection and professional counselling services. The activities would be holding at the Students Union Building Car Park on Thursday, 1st December, 2016.

OAU Releases First 2016/2017 Admission List

Following several weeks of anticipation, this is to notify aspirants of the Obafemi Awolowo University at the general public that the University has released her first admission list. Aspirants are advised to view their admission statuses on the JAMB portal  (Here). We wish aspirants success.

However, supplementary lists may be released as time goes by so we would advise aspirants not yet admitted to continue to be on the lookout.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Man The Mic 2017: Official Press Release

Following tips and anticipatory actions, organisers of Man The Mic 2017 have come out with an official release as regards the programme. According to the release, Man The Mic is a training/coaching platform for students interested in the media and public speaking; aspiring MCs, OAPs, VJs etc. Find below the full release.

Press Release On Man The Mic

Man the mic is a platform to coach young individuals that have interest in media and communications. People that want to be MCs, OAPs, VJs, Presenters, hosts, public speakers etc. We then give you a platform (real life event) to practice what you have learnt. You will man the mic. At Man The Mic, we don't just coach/train you, we give you a platform to act it out.
The participants will be groomed intensively for 2 days by Professionals among who we have:
A Top-rated Radio Station Owner.
Widely known and sound Masters of Ceremonies.
2 leading Video Jockeys  and presenters for a Lagos-based Television Station.
A Professional in Corporate Communications and Barrister at Law.
An astute and prolific public speaker and many more.
Man The Mic is powered by Seal Magazine.

How To Register:
Get a form at a subsidised rate of #3,000 now  till December 31st, 2016 by purchasing your forms from Timi: 08131145829 or Febi (OAU): 08073370816 or solar (OUI) : 08141158079

Please note that there are limited forms available. Price for registration will go back to #5,000 which is the actual price of the training from January 1st, 2017. The 40% discount in the fee is for early bird i.e. people who register before January 1st, 2017.

Who Should Participate:
Every individual who has interest in media and communications.
Also, every individual who would like to brush up their skills in the field of Media And Communications.
And Everyone who would like to harness full potentials from their skills of communication.

When and Where Is Man The Mic Holding:
Man The Mic holds in January 2017 at the Ancient City of Ile-ife. There is affordable accommodation for intending participants coming from outside Ile-ife.
Man The Mic..... the stage is set

For further enquiries kindly contact us via
08131145829, 08073370816
Facebook: @manthemic
Instagram: @manthemic

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

SSS Officers Allegedly Raid Mayfair, Unjustly Brutalise Students

Things turned awry for the residents of Solar Close, Mayfair, Ile-ife at about 7:00am today, 22nd November 2016 as alleged members of SSS visited the area and started ransacking, molesting its residents.

According to the residents of the area, most of whom are students of the Obafemi Awolowo University and The Polytechnic, Ile-ife, this would not be the first time such an incident would be occurring. The said officers accused the students of possession of stolen laptops, asking for the provision of receipts for the devices found in most of the rooms raided. However, the students have claimed that this is only a device by the alleged officers to brutalise and extort the students.

In the raid earlier today, the officers were said to have unjustly arrested a number of students, some of who have examinations to write this morning. However, as at the time of compiling this report, some of the students were said to have been released.

This would not be the first allegations of unjust Police brutality and extortion cases, as several other students have also claimed attacks at Bank premises and sometimes even just by walking on the streets. We hereby appeal to the appropriate authorities to look into these rapidly increasing number of cases, maybe once again, the police can be "friends" to students of the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

"Students Should Treat Toilets As Second Bedroom"- Ojogbon Comments On World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day: We Give A Shit

Upon first coming across the idea that there is a day dedicated to toilets, two emotions tend to first come to mind; humour and disgust. However, upon a closer assessment of the ideals upon which the day was established and adopted by the United Nations, the idea of a day to advocate for better access to good toilets might not be a bad idea afterall.

In 2015, it was estimated that about 2.4 billion (about 1 out of 3 people) lack access to improved sanitation facilities, and under 1 billion people continue to defecate openly. And about 58% of all cases of diarrhea are caused from unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene (which includes poor handwashing behaviors). This means that in 2013, more than 340,000 children under 5 died from water, sanitation and hygiene related diarrhea – i.e. nearly 1,000 child deaths a day. Having to defecate in the open also infringes on human safety and dignity. 

Locally, members of the Obafemi Awolowo University Community would agree that the access to good toilets in the University are sub-optimal. Toilets in the Halls of Residence are grossly misused by students and under-maintained by the appropriate authorities. However, things seem to be improving with the new management of the University but the poor use of the toilets from the students end persist. The scenario is even worse in the academic environment of the University: Apart from the College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Administration, Faculty of Pharmacy and a few others, other faculty and departmental toilets are almost always locked. The theme of this year’s World Toilet Day is "toilets and jobs". And in observation of the worldwide advocacy, OAU Peeps News Agency, with the support of some other organizations would be assessing the toilet conditions on campus and advocating for an improved access and use of toilets, especially in the academic area of the university. You can join the discussion on any of our social media platforms;

Twitter and Instagram- @oaupeeps
Facebook- OAU Peeps

#OAUpeeps #WorldToiletDay #ToiletsAndJobs

Ojelabi Jesujoba
OAU Peeps News Agency