Wednesday, 31 May 2017

31st May: World No Tobacco Day

By Okpala Uzochukwu

Tobacco contains Nicotine, which is a stimulant. A stimulant is an agent (as a drug) that produces a temporary increase of the functional activity or efficiency of an organism or any of its parts. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. They can also be consumed as snuff and chewing tobacco.

Cigarretes are a product consumed through inhalation of smoke and manufactured from cured and finely cut tobacco leaves and reconstituted tobacco often combined with other additives then rolled into a paper cylinder.

Tobacco smoking poses a risk to health due to the inhalation of poisonous chemicals in tobacco smoke such as Carbon Monoxide, Cyanide, and Carcinogens ( a substance or agent that causes cancer) which have been proven to cause heart and lung diseases and Cancer.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally.  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe tobacco use as "the single most important preventable risk to human health in developed countries and an important cause of premature death worldwide."

The harms caused by inhalation of poisonous chemicals such as Carbon Monoxide in tobacco smoke include diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema), and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancers). Cancer is caused by inhaling carcinogenic substances present in tobacco smoke.

At this point, you might think you are safe, what is in this for me?
You might be a secondhand smoker (one who inhales tobacco smoke from a smoker), Whether in a party, New Buka or in the same room, you are not safe.
Inhaling secondhand tobacco smoke can cause lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. Heart disease caused by secondhand smoke kills around 46,000 nonsmokers every year.

Some facts about Tobacco

1. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year
2. 12% of all people aged over 30 are due to tobacco
3. Globally, around 226 million adult tobacco users live in poverty
4. Tobacco related illness, including heart and lung diseases and cancer leaves many families without main salary earners, while at the same time increases health care cost.

# SayNoToTobacco
# StayAwayFromTobaccoSmoke

Monday, 22 May 2017

Stand A Chance To Win Up To N50,000 In OAU Marathon

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Prizes and other goodies are also available for participants.

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OAU SU To Commence Freshers' Orientation Today

The Students Union of Obafemi Awolowo University is set to commence her Freshers' orientation programme today, Monday 22nd May 2017.
The week long programme would be commencing today with an awareness programme around campus and is organised by the office of the Vice President of the Union. Find the full outline of the programme below;

DAY 1 - 22nd of May 2017.
Event: Awareness carnival round the university campus, starting from Four o’ clock in the evening.

DAY 2 - 23rd of May 2017

Event: Bon fire/ARO night,  starting by 7pm
Venue: Anglo Moz car park

DAY 3 - 24th of May 2017

Event: Political symposium

Theme: “The central idea  of political leadership and Vibrancy ”
Time: 10am

These speakers include:

Professor Omotoye Olorode

Akin Revolution : Students' Union President 2002/2003

Barrister Adodo Ekienabor Destiny: Speaker 2008/2009

Ola Diamond : Students ' Union  President 2004/2005

Wale Eleto  seasoned Activist

Akinola Saburi : Students' Union president 2006/2007

Dr Kehinde Ajila : Students'  Union vice president 1989/1999

Lanre Adeleke legacy Students' Union president 1999

Adeleke Oluruwa aka GOddey:  CSO 2007/2009

Oladejo Funmi : Student's Union vice president 2013/2014

DAY 4 - 25th of May 2017
Time: 10am

Theme: THRIVE 101 (Leadership, Academics and Entrepreneurship)

Topic 1 : The Digital Age Student : Opportunity and Challenges In the Face of Competing Challenges ( Finance, Academics and Entrepreneurship) How to win?

Speaker: Mr Oluyemi Oloyede
Business Manager - West Africa at Kellogg Company

Topic 2: Leadership: The Place of the Youth in Nigerian Polity.

Speaker : Mr Idowu Olanrewaju I Oladiamond
Former OAUSU President, HR Professional

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Venue: Afrika Amphitheatre

Saturday, 20 May 2017

OAU Artiste Lardort Drops New Single "Steady"

Egberongbe Olayiwola, whose stage name is Lardort hails from Abeokuta Nigeria, currently a Law student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Lardort who just started his own Movement which he calls "SIN CITY FAMILY" which according to him is not a record label but a  Powerful family movement.

     Some months earlier he dropped his first official single titled "My Baby" which was co-produced by Killertunes and Badman which gained massive airplay, Lardort is back with his latest single titled "STEADY" produced by Badman , you can reach him on Instagram and Twitter @kinglardort


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Freshmen And The Packaging- Adigun Olayemi Paul

After some months at home, after sitting to write series of UTME, and now successfully gaining admission, the time has come to step up as a student of one of the leading universities in Nigeria - Obafemi Awolowo University.

Firstly, as you have now gained admission, one thing that will definitely strike your mind is how to cope in a new environment. Virtually all students on this campus also thought as much when they resumed as freshmen. But I must tell you that your readiness is necessary for this task ahead because the task I can say is for years and not for months or days. The main thing is to be adequately prepared for the task so as to be able to meet up and face every challenge you'll be faced with.

As a freshman, you need to more intuitive in your decision making. By this, I  mean being able to make some decisions rationally and quickly as well. Those secondary school days when your parents made all decisions for you are over. Of course, your parents could still make some choices for you. However you can start by coming up with ideas by yourself, then working to implement them into results. Personally, I cannot say you shouldn't take to your parents' advice - that would be unwise. You must however be ready to take responsibility for your actions. This, of course, takes a responsible and diligent mind to accomplish.

At this stage, your way of thinking and your level of intelligence should be improving rapidly. This is due to the obvious fact that you're now in the higher institution, and as such, an adult. You should be focused on how to make good grades, and how to develop yourself for the demands of your career and the outside world. In addition, as you begin to make some achievements, try to remain humble.  Remember that getting into the university does not necessarily place you above your colleagues in the polytechnics and other institutions.

Finally, my advice is that you live within your means.  Not everything you desire right now is needed or affordable. Make use of what you have presently to continue this journey you have embarked on. You have started well and you must endeavor to end well. Hold fast to those values which will aid you in accomplishing the task you are here for. Maintain the right mindset and share your problems with God and like-minded and trustworthy individuals. I welcome you all to this new phase of freedom.

Adigun Olayemi Paul

Sunday Style: Happy Resumption Great Ife!

It's sunday and OAU students just never disappoint us with their stylish attires. Especially since it is the beginning of a new session, even the fresher's are on the move. They are still rocking their new clothes.

Just kidding. Now let's check some of them out, I am sure you will love them.

Make sure you check consequent editions of Sunday Style, who knows? You can get inspirations for outfits. Happy Sunday Folks and Happy Resumption guys!
We wish you a blissful semester ahead.

Friday, 12 May 2017

FUTA and FUNAAB Vice Chancellors Suspended By FG

The vice chancellors of two of most respected universities in Nigeria were on Thursday, May 11 suspended by the federal government.
Corruption allegations leveled against them by Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Wednesday, May 10.

On Thursday, May 11, the Nigerian government suspended the vice chancellors of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Adebiyi
Daramola and Prof Olusola Oyewole respectively.
SSANU had called for the sack of four Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities over alleged corruption.
Among the four VCs listed by SSANU were Prof Daramola and Prof Oyewole.
The letter of suspension signed by Dr Hussaini Adamu, the acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, indicated that they were suspended in connection with their ongoing trial at the behest of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The two university VCs were instructed to handover to the most senior Deputy Vice-Chancellors of their respective institutions.
Mrs Alawode, the head of Directorate of Public Relations in FUNAAB says that consultations are in progress with the university administration on the true position of things, while a formal statement will be issued in due course.
Meanwhile, all normal academic and administrative activities are ongoing unabated, in the university.

Source: NAIJ.COM

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Former OAU Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ayobami Salami Appointed As Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Technical University​

 The Oyo State Government has announced the appointment of Professor Ayobami Salami, a former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the Obafemi  Awolowo University, as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Technical University, Ibadan.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli, who made this announcement in a statement on Monday evening, said, the Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi approved the appointment of Prof. Salami with immediate effect for a term of five years.

According to the Statement, Prof. Salami was until his appointment, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director, Institute of Ecology and Environmental studies at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. It is worthy to note that Professor Salami was a prominent figure in the recent tussle for the same office in the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The statement described the new Tech-U VC as a widely travelled scholar and internationally-sought after environmental consultant with previous teaching and research experience in University of the Gambia, The Gambia; University of Dar es Sallam, Tanzania and International  Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Alli explained that Tech-U, a newly licensed tertiary institution situated in an industrial hub of the state Free Trade Zone designed to accommodate 175 manufacturing concerns, was an initiative of the Oyo State Government to train students on practical experience of their scholastic activities, adding that the University is founded on the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence and the uplifting of human conditions.

According to him, Tech-U is committed to the efficient and responsible use of science, technology, engineering and innovation in solving societal problems, while maintaining a culture of entrepreneurship anchored on quality programmes that are responsive and financially suitable, adding that the University is expected to commence full academic activities in September 2017.

“The University’s mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students. The focus is to provide the training and learning environments that will produce exceptional graduates who are socially-conscious and technically-competent,” Mr. Alli stated.


Monday, 8 May 2017

Nigerian Campus And Youth Leadership Summit To Hold Between 8th-9th July

The Nigerian campus and youth leadership summit is a summit aimed at bringing together Nigerian Youth and Campus leaders.

It is a summit aimed at celebrating Youth and Campus leaders excellence in the country and also take a look at the contributions  of Youths towards the Nigerian Development.
Themed "Towards the Nigerian Project ; Role of Nigerian Youths and Campus Leaders" will hold on the 8th and 9th of June at Oduduwa University in Ipetumodu.
Over 2000 campus and Youth leaders are expected.
The day one is for Registration and Arrival of participants while the second day is for the main event.
The summit will also have present the launching of the Nigerian Youth Diary celebrating 400 Nigerian Youths who have distinguished themselves in the country .

Below is the schedule of programs as released by the organizers of the summit.

Schedule of Events and Programs For Nigerian Youths and Campus Leaders summit 2017

May 10
Unveiling of Nigerian Campus and Youth Leadership summit Ambassador

May 15
Grand Unveiling of Guests

May 17-25
National Tour(Featuring Press Conferences and short seminars)

May 26
Media Chat

May 29
Unveiling of First batch of Delegates

June 1
Campus Reps Meeting( Venue to be Communicated later)

June 3
Media partners Meeting (Venue to be communicated )

June 4
Late Registration for event  commences with No penalty

June 6
Pre-Event Media Chat

June 7
Unveiling Last batch of Delegates

June 8
Arrival and Registration of participants / Pre-Summit

Nigerian Youth Diary Cover Unveiling

June 9
Nigerian Campus and Youth Leadership summit

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OAU Governing Council Appoints Professor Ogunmodede As Next Vice-Chancellor

The governing council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife has appointed a new Vice-Chancellor for the institution. The selection, which is supposed to have occurred last year, but was disrupted due to alleged flaws in the process. However, under the administration of the appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor​, Professor Anthony Elujoba, the governing council has appointed Professor Eyitope Ogunmodede as the next Vice-Chancellor of the School.

Brief Biography
Born on January 23, 1957 in Owo, Ondo State, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has been in the services of OAU, joining as a Medical Training fellow in March 1987 and became a professor in the Department of Preventive and community Dentistry in October 2000. Prof. Ogunbodede has published 96 full-length peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 2 books, 3 chapter contributions to books etc.

The Professor with administrative experience was a member of the Governing Council of the University from 2009 to 2011. He has also served as member governing Council, OAUTHC in 2007-2009, Member Strategic Planning Committee, 2003-2011, Chairman College Alumni Relation. The Professor aims at encouraging students and staff to free their potentials and be innovative by motivating their creativity.

“OAU must develop into the incubator for national policy, research and development. I am confident that with focused leadership, we will attain this ambitious goal, thanks to the resources available to the university and our favourable antecedent” – Prof. Ogunbodede.

The former Provost of the College of Health Sciences also indicated his desire to create programmes such as Aeronautic Engineering, Library Science, Health Management, Mass Communication and others that are of strategic importance at the local, national and global levels.

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Send all entries (write-ups) with details such as: studio picture (well edited), brand name, name, department, level and phone contact to on or before 20th May

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

About Bedbugs And "Fresh" Victims- Akinfenwa Olaitan

As our freshmen finally resume and are gladly welcome into the open something​ of the OAU community, it is not surprising that almost every other student has some advice to give and some experience to share with the freshmen. So while we are all still basking in the euphoria of resumption, there is a need to be made aware of this problem which stalites know too well and have battled for so long. This is the issue of bedbugs. To our freshmen, the saying - Don't let the bedbugs bite- is not just a casual joke. It's a real issue that became even more persistent over the last session.

The distressing insects have practically made their homes in the hostels, and have carved out hiding places in crevices and walls. This obviously makes the freshmen become fresh victims of this unsolved issue of bedbugs. Benjamin, a freshman, and an occupant in Fajuyi Hall, shared his distasteful experience with the bugs. According to him, he has "noticed bedbug bites since his first day, and has not been able to sleep in his room for three days now." Complaints have also been made by freshmen residing in Angola Hall and Awolowo Hall respectively.

Of course, the problem of bedbug infestation is not a new story. It is something we students have been dealing with for quite awhile now. Last semester, there were series of complaints by students in Mozambique Hall concerning bedbug infestation in the hostels, common room and reading room. Eventually, the problem became so worrisome that the school management, in a bid to eradicate the bedbugs, embarked on a fumigation project of all hostels during the first semester break. This however, was clearly not effective enough as the bugs appear to be living up to their reputation of being hard and nearly impossible to eradicate. As a result, students complained bitterly and pleaded with the school management to provide a lasting solution to this persistent problem, hopefully during the second semester holiday.

However, it was gathered that the school management ran into some problems while trying to solve the problem during the sessional break. According to the Dean of the Division of Students' Affairs, they were unable to embark on the fumigation due to the presence of students who stayed back in school during the holiday. The students who could prove that they had genuine academic reasons to stay back in school during the break were asked to provide signed reports by their H.O.Ds so that they could be allowed temporary accommodation in selected hotels while the fumigation went on in the other hostels.
But unfortunately, due to lack of coordination and unwillingness to cooperate, the situation was not addressed.
Now, school has resumed for a new session, and with the problem of bedbugs unaddressed, it is almost impossible to do anything substantial about it now. It is only a matter of time before the bedbugs start their bloodsucking activities, and complaints erupt afresh, leading to unavoidable protests and agitations by seemingly concerned student officials. It therefore appears that we are in dire need of a solution before this problem escalates and results into a disruption of the academic calendar.

(Akinfenwa Olaitan is a student of the Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University and a member of the OAU Peeps Team)

Thursday, 4 May 2017

OAU: Fees Payment Activated For Returning Students

The payment of school fees by the returning​ students of the Obafemi Awolowo University has been activated on the University portal.

Students can now access the portal to get their Remita Retrieval Reference number to make their payments. The bedspace request for finalists has also been​ rescheduled to hold on Monday, 8th May 2017.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Adediran Ifeoluwa Emerges As First Female NUCJ Senate President

Adediran At First Plenary Session

The first ever convention of the of Nigerian Union of Campus Journalists was held at the premier university; the University of Ibadan on the 29th April 2017.

The election, which took place at the convention, was held in the Senate Complex of the Student Union building of the University of Ibadan, and Adediran Ifeoluwa, a 400L student of the Obafemi Awolowo University defeated her opponents with a clear cut margin to emerge as the first female Senate president of the Association.

In an interaction with her, the final year student of the Department of English said in exhilaration, "I will try all my maximum best in breaking the barrier that people have for female being at the apex. "

Miss Ifeoluwa also promised to help reform Nigerian Union of Campus Journalists​ to its becoming a great training ground.

In other categories, Alawode Ibrahim, a student of University of Ibadan emerged as the president of the Nigerian Union of Campus Journalists​.

Ibrahim who went unopposed when speaking with our correspondent stated that he would always be committed to the service to humanity, as demonstrated by him when he was an Executive of the NUJ arm of his institution.

Other members of the Executive Council for the incoming administration include;

Aisha Shittu (Unilorin)- Vice President
Mubarak Abdul (FUTA)- National Secretary
Ahmad Obanoyen- Publicity Secretary
Azeez Abass- Financial Secretary
Folarin Kolawole- Southwest Zonal Secretary
Muhammad Akinyemi- North Central Zonal Secretary
Ifegwu Victor -South East Zonal Secretary.

Course Registration To Be Activated On Thursday 4th May

Course registration for the harmattan semester of 2016/2017 academic session has been slated to commence on Thursday, 4th May 2017. 

The process would be commencing alongside the payment of school fees by the returning students of the institution.

As the process has its peculiarities (based on department and Faculty), fresh students who might need some guidance are advised to consult older colleagues in the Department as regards the process  (Click Here To Get Departmental Helplines) .

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Finalist Fees Payment And Accommodation Request To Commence On Wednesday, 3rd May

According to a publication on the University portal, final year students of the Obafemi Awolowo University would commence payment payment of school fees and request for bedspaces on campus by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017.

Finalists are advised to be at alert as the bedspaces are limited and would be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

OAU: Management Releases New Policy On Use Of Halls

Any true student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife would agree that one of the areas where​ University falls short of her acclaimed greatness is in the state of her undergraduate halls of residence. The halls, which are grossly insufficient to accommodate the student population, are often grossly overcrowded and her facilities thus suffering the consequences of over population. However, the management of the University, in a bid to optimize these facilities have released a new policy on the use of the Halls of Residence. The policy which was published on the​ University's portal dictates several punishable offences in the use of the Halls. Find the policy below;

(i) A STUDENT shall not obtain accommodation by
fraudulent means.
(ii) A STUDENT shall not sell to, or buy accommodation
from another STUDENT
(iii) A STUDENT shall not harbour non-students in
allocated rooms
(iv) A STUDENT shall not secure multiple
accommodation allocations one or more halls of
(v) A STUDENT shall not harbour squatters in the halls
of residence.
(vi) A STUDENT shall not use prohibited electrical
appliances or tamper with electrical installations in the
halls of residence
(vii) A STUDENT shall not by any action or inaction
damage or destroy university property in the halls of
(viii) A STUDENT shall not move any university property
from one hall to another without proper authorization
(ix) A STUDENT shall not organise parties or social
events which may disrupting general peace in the
rooms within the halls of residence
(x) A STUDENT shall not engage in any disorderly
conduct in the Halls of residence

NB: Policy violation is punishable by loss of studentship!!�