Wednesday, 29 November 2017

FG declares Friday Public Holiday

FG declares Friday Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Friday, 1st December, 2017 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration.

A statement by Engr Abubakar Magaji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, in Abuja on Wednesday, stated that the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, announced the public holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.

The Minister enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

He further urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards building the nation.

NASU Strike: OAU Chapter To Resume Work

NASU Strike: OAU Chapter To Resume Work
By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities, OAU Chapter has declared that all members should resume back to work very early today..

This was made known to OAU Peeps News Agency in the early hours of Wednesday,29th November, 2017 after a congress held by the members yesterday..

Speaking with the Chairman, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, he said” As we all know that the congress is the highest decision making body. The house all voted that a peaceful protest be held yesterday of which we did. We can’t go on strike even though the issue is national”.

“Every chapter has its own decision to make individually. On our own part we are not going on strike. That is not the main solution to the issue on ground” he said

All workers must resume back to duty very early today  then from there we would know at next to do” he added.

It should be recalled that the union at the early hours of yesterday suspended their activities  which resulted to students being  evacuated from the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library , vehicular movement been restricted on campus to show their displeasure about the 2009 allowance disbursement  divided with about 89% for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and about 11% for NASU.

 However, the strike continues in other Universities across the nation.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Ongoing Protest Is Nationwide - NASU Chairman

By Ndimele Kingsley

In a meeting of the university management with the Non-Academic Staff Union comprising of three sister unions namely; NUATSU, SSANU and NAAT. The Federal Government through the University management stated that the 2009 allowance disbursement will be divided with about 89% for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and about 11% for NASU.

In an interview with the Chairman of the former NASU, OAU Chapter, Comrade Wole Odewumi, He said that the national protest is ongoing at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), University of Ibadan, among other federal universities yet to hold their congresses.

Speaking with our correspondent at exactly 11:50am today, Comrade Odewumi noted that the ongoing protest is not directly against the University Management as they are just representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, rather, directly against the Federal Government.

"Though we are no longer part of the NASU national body, but we were part of the signatories to the 2009 agreement", he clarified.

Comrade Wole Odewumi also declared, saying, "When we make the University 'hot' for the management, they will send back a message to the Federal Government".

However, as at the time of filing this report, vehicular movement have been restricted, except for motorcyclists plying few routes.

According to NASU OAU Chairman, all activities that are being coordinated by the Non-Academic Staff Union remain halted indefinitely.

NASU To Embark On Strike

Reports from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife indicate that the Non-academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities might be embarking on another strike yet again.
Currently Students have been evacuated from the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library which is currently locked and some other places on campus. However, the same incident was reported to have also occured earlier today at the University of Ibadan indicating that it just might be a national affair.

more details later

Monday, 27 November 2017

OAU Denies Increment in PG School Fees As Students Accuse Management Of Systemic Fraud

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Following several accusations by the post graduate students of the Obafemi Awolowo University to the management of Exploitation (click here) ,the university authority has however  denied increment in the school fees of the students.

In a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency through the office of the University Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, he stated that the management has not increased the post graduate school fees stressing  categorically that nothing of such had happened.  He  further stated that the management has decided that payment for every student stops the day the thesis of the student is submitted to the Postgraduate college and had also granted a moratorium to all categories of post graduate students till the end of the year 2017, advising every student to be up to date in their registration before moratorium ends.

However, the post graduate students through a Facebook wall at OAUPG Students Voice  has responded that ''the #SayNotoOAUPGExploitation struggle has not accused anyone of increasing PG tuition fees. Rather, the struggle has been centred on stopping the payment of fees by PG students for services that are not and cannot be rendered by the university anymore. Also, the struggle is being used to ask that the quality of OAU PG studies be significantly improved, especially given the exorbitant charges''.

They further stated  that departments delay in processing results thereby forcing students  to pay thousands for every extra semester spent because of delays caused by  staffs which they term as systemic fraud stressing that if the Post graduate  College must make students pay for extra semesters then it is the responsibility of the college to ascertain that these delays are from the students and not from other factors such as supervisors, departments, faculty representatives,etc.

The angered students through a congress held at PG Hall Common room had resolved to embark on a  protest starting from today, Monday 27th Nov - Fri 1st Dec, 2017 lamenting that they  will not stop demanding things  that needs to be corrected.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

BAAD2017: Photos From The Most Talked About Wedding Of 2017

By Ndimele Kingsley

Trending on social media and mainstream is the wedding of Adesuwa and Banky W.

Adesuwa Etomi who is a popular Nollywood actress finally got wedded to Olubankole Wellington, a famous Nigerian hip-hop crooner known as Banky W in Capetown, South Africa.

The couple had their traditional wedding in Lagos, last week Sunday, 19th November, 2017.

Interestingly, it has been the most talked about celebrity wedding of the year 2017.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

"Our Aim Is To Go International" -OAU VC

By Hassan Pelumi

Last week Wednesday (November 22,2017) was another happy day for the graduates from the Department of Medicine &Dentistry, College of Health Sciences as they were  inducted as professionals in their field

   The Induction ceremony which  held at  Amphitheater kicked off with the National and great ife Anthem. The ceremony had Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede(Vice Chancellor), Professor Kayode Ijadunola(the Provost, College of Health Sciences),the  Chief Medical Director(CMD) of the Teaching Hospital Complex  represented by the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) and other dignitaries in attendance..

In his address, the OAU Vice  Chancellor;Prof.  Eyitope Ogunbodede made it known to everyone that the great Ife institution is aiming to go international.. He explained that the school was admitting from neighbouring countries before but due to the frequent strike and unstable calendar they withdrew. He added that the management of the instuition is already working towards it  and by next year, OAU will be admitting students  across the world

The representative of the Medical and Dental council of Nigeria(MDCN) also gave a speech and congratulated the inductees on a successful completion of their medical school..

     The  inductees  presented were 74 from medicine and 13 from Dentistry amongst them is the record breaking Aarinola Olaiya who had distinction in all her courses except two(a result that hasn't been made for 28 years. )

The ceremony ended with the inductees  affirming their Oaths, a welcome address by the  Alumni Association, and a remark given to the Class 'valedictorian'; Dr Ogah Eric Jeror.

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 Biology 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 Shines Amongst Other Universities In Law School Results

Students at the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination.

This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School.

While six students at the UNILAG emerged with First Class honours, four emerged from UNN and three from OAU.

Two students each also emerged with first class grade from the universities of Ibadan, Uyo, Lagos State University, Osun State University, and Babcock University.

University of Ilorin, Igbinedion University, Ambrose Alli University, Afe Babalola University, and Adekunle Ajasin University also have a student each graduating with first class.

Out of the 515 foreign students that participated in the examination, none graduated with a first class, 134 failed and 275 passed.

The analysis showed that 73 of the foreign students graduated with second class lower, 11 upper, while 19 had conditional pass. Three of the students were absent.

Apart from the 29 students that emerged with a first class grade from Nigerian universities, 211 also emerged with the second class upper grade, 1,046 emerged with second class lower grade, 33 were absent, 333 had conditional pass, and 3,000 had pass grade.

From the result analysis, a total of 1,272 out of the 5,924 students that sat the examination failed.

The result analysis also showed that 72 per cent of students who took the examination passed.

Based on the pass rate analysis, the University of Ilorin emerged first, with 94.9 per cent, followed by the UNILAG with 93.9 per cent and Osun State University which had a total pass rate of 91.8 per cent.

From the analysis, apart from the Usman Dan Fodio University and Madonna University, other universities have their pass rates to be above 50 per cent.

Admissions:2017/2018 Merit List Released

By Farombi Oluwaseun
This is to inform the aspirants of the Obafemi Awolowo University that the merit list for the 2017/2018 admissions has been released..

Speaking with  OAU Peeps News Agency,University Registrar, Dotun Awoyemi ,confirmed the release of the admission list and further advised other aspirants who are yet to see their names to keep checking JAMB website...

We therefore urge candidates to follow the procedure below to check their admission status

1. Visit preferably using a PC or chrome browser on mobile.
2. Login with the credentials( email and password) you created your jamb account with.
3. After successfully logging in, click on the options button ( the button with 3 dash) at the top of the page.
4. You'll see CAPS under the tag 'Admissions'. Click on it and you'll be taken to the CAPS page.
5. If the page only shows 'welcome', do not be discouraged. Just click on options on your mobile's browser and change the view of the page to 'desktop view'. This is why it's preferably to use a PC.
6. You'll see some options listed at the left-hand side. Click on 'Admission Status'.
7. It'll then bring your details.
If you've been admitted, you can either 'Accept admission' or 'Reject admission'.

If you are yet to be admitted, you will see : "admission in progress, check back later" under the tag 'Admission Status'. In this case, you won't be able to click on the 'Accept admission' or 'Reject admission' button.

As at the time of filing this report,there are some candidates who made the merit cut off mark and are yet to see their names on the admission list. We urge this category of Candidates to be patient and keep checking JAMB website as uploading is in progress..

Friday, 24 November 2017

Registration for 2016/2017 Convocation Ceremony Commences

This is to inform the great ife community that the registration for the 2016/2017 convocation ceremony of Obafemi Awolowo University  has been opened for graduates of the event.

   All payments are to  be done online... Note that the list of the graduates  approved by the university senate has been uploaded on the portal.

Visit for more details

JAMB Postpones Sales Of Application Forms For 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would not commence sale of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME application forms on Wednesday, November 22,2017, as earlier scheduled...

The postponement,according to the board was due to the delay in meeting agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory reading text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME.

JAMB, in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the ” publisher had promised to deliver all the texts for the 2018 candidates on or before the 7th of November, 2017.

” As at close of work today, the publisher had not provided the 1.8m copies required and this development painfully forced to the Board to shift the date from Wednesday 22nd November,2017 to a date to be announced soon.”

It regretted “all inconveniences occasioned by this postponement”, saying it was working round the clock to announce a new date soon.

“However, candidates are urged to visit the Board’s website to familiarise themselves with the brochure before the commencement of the sale of the application documents, “it advised candidates.

It further said:”The brochure has been placed on the Board’s website so as to enable candidates study it and avoid some of the mistakes associated with filling the application documents.

” Understanding the process will not only help the candidates fill the form smoothly, but will also brightened their chances of getting admission.

“Please note that all arrangements have been concluded for the sale of the application documents and the conduct of the examination. All reforms and the process of registration has been made very friendly and easy for candidates desirious of Appling for the 2018 exercise. The advertisement when out will explain step by step process of obtaining the application e-pins and registration.”

Reasons Why You Should Attend Beyond Ife 9

Reasons Why You Should Attend Beyond Ife 9
For the 9th straight year, Beyond Ife is hosting her annual entrepreneurship , career and training event on OAU campus.

Beyond Ife is the biggest and foremost marketplace readiness training in O.A.U and across Nigeria, where mainstream entrepreneurs and business personalities gather to share their wealth of knowledge with students .

This year’s edition holding at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, is the biggest yet and if you have even the slightest interest in Nigerian business, career and entrepreneurship , you wouldn't want to miss it.

Check out 7 reasons why you should attend #BeyondIfe9 below :

1. Packs of Powerful And Diverse Panelis

From Alex Goma, Olufunmilola Bucknor, to Adeolu Akinyemi and host of many other. The variety of the panelists is sure to deliver an enlightening mix of ideas to land you first hit in life.

3. ‎ Avenue to Grow Personally And Professionally

Everyone you’ll meet at #BeyondIfe9 have a plethora of stories to share that would enlighten you. Also you're bound to learning new things that aide your growth personally and professionally.

4. ‎ Networking

Beyond Ife gives you the opportunity to make new connections.

5. ‎ Your Dream Job Starts Here

Many times companies attend our event to recruit attendees. List of our partnering companies includes : PZ, A2W, P&G AIRTEL and host of others big brands.

6. ‎ Discovery

This is no joke, many young minds are yet to discover themselves and mind you talent and passion discovery is not a one off thing. Technology keep evolving, which means a new era to discover yourself. At beyond Ife, participants get guidance and inspiration on the next steps to take to their land of passion.

Beyond Ife, holds on the 25th Day of November, at the Odudua Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife.

All Enquiries can be directed to 07034816733

Thursday, 23 November 2017

SPE OAU To Hold Annual Week In Grand Style

The Society of Petroleum Engineers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife is set to hold her annual week. The week which is going hold between 4th December to 8th December 2017 would be featuring a number of fascinating programs. Find full details of week below.

Theme: Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, the dynamics, sustainability, research and development


Monday 4th December, 2017
Awareness & Publicity

Tuesday 5th December, 2017
Orphanage visit to ORPHANGE HOME AND HEALTH CENTER Osogbo Osun State

Wednesday 6th December, 2017
Games, Awareness and Registration
- Games such as chess, Scrabble, Pro Evolution Soccer, FIFA and other mind building games
- Registration of new members and renewal of membership for old members.
- Inter-faculty football match between Science and Technology

Thursday 7th December, 2017
4TH Prof. Ademodi Secondary school competition
-secondary school students through career talk programs,
innovative challenges and quiz competition
- Petroquiz competition to check the petroleum knowledge of our members
-Project exhibition and paper presentation

Friday 8TH December, 2017
1st Distinguished Lecture in honor of Mr. Chikezie Nwosu (SPENC Chairman 2017/2018)
-Sleeping Giants. Low Resistivity, Low contrast pay challenges and oppurtunities. Speaker: Mr. Chikezie Nwosu
- Panel Session
- Paper presentation
- Company Exhibition and project Exhibition
Venue: OAU Conference Centre
Time: 10am

Dinner and Awards Night
Time: 6pm
Venue: Archi Conference Room

For more enquiries: 08062073707 07062438305

Mike Abdul, Monique Others To Storm Ife For Christmas Cantata

Christmas Cantata is an annual program organised by CEDAR GENERATION GOSPEL OUTREACH. It's such a program which heralds the Yuletide season.This year's edition comes up on the 2nd of December,2017.

Theme: What a Beautiful Name
Venue: Cedarland Asherifa ola-estate, Old Ife-Ibadan road, Ile-ife.
Time: 3pm, Red carpet starts by 2pm.

You don't want to miss it.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Signature Summit (Redo Edition) Set To Hold In Ife

“Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we dont catch up, we’re in trouble.”
Ian Schafer

A mighty and amusing 2 days conference that succours soaring higher in the digital world.
It is an empowerment summit that enlightens on:
* Brand vision and strategic.
* Proposition and positioning
* Targeting strategy
* Innovation strategy
*channel strategy

And also digital communication and its role in the context of businesses strategy and brand planning.

"Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room"

Date: 10am prompt
Venue: Ajose LT, obafemi awolowo university.

Tickets available at Syntax, A&G (Thrillhouse) and 5ivers, Shekinna SUB, Or call 08134057106 to Order.

For more details,
Text: 08153766511

Sunday, 19 November 2017

UBA Set To Give OAU Students Free Campus Ride

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) is set to give OAU Students Free Campus Ride. The UBA Campus Ride which  is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative @UBAGroup for Students in selected Institution of Higher Learning.

The Free Campus Ride which has been held in other universities like LASU,UNN,EKPOMA,UNEC,BUK etc. has Obafemi Awolowo University as their next target of the group so as to help students and give back to the society..

The Free Campus Ride will last five weeks in which Students don’t have to spend a dime to get to their destination around campus again..

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, the UBA Campus Champs ascertained that students do not have to open a UBA account to access the UBA Campus Ride stressing that it's free for all..

They further explained that students have to register,print  their boarding pass so as to be able to  participate in the free campus ride at the designated bus stations as they can also stand a chance to win #5,000 &other freebies from UBA.

Steps to Participate Include;

1. Visit

2. Enter this referral code OAU5465

3. Generate your registration ID either by screenshot or write it out and show anytime you want to enter any of our buses.

The Free Campus Ride is scheduled to start tommorrow ,November 20,2017 by 8a.m.. Buses with UBA STICKERS would be stationed at campus gate  and bus stop and will only work from 8a.m to each days Monday to Friday every week till December 22,2017.

You can also join the WhatsApp Group through this link

Ogunbodede Seeks Aeronautical Engineering Programme For OAU

A high powered delegation from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has paid avisit to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede to fine-tune and deepen the existing Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on capacity building between the NAF and the University, as well as collaboration with the University in other mutually beneficial areas.

In his welcome remarks, Professor Ogunbodede, while receiving the team led by Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar,Chief of Standard and Evaluation, NAF, Headquarters, expressed delight at the confidence reposed in the University by the NAF, and commended the Forcefor coming up with the innovative idea.

The VC while pledging his administration’s commitment to the full implementation to the (MoU) between the University and the NAF, conceded that OAU has done little to fulfil its own part of the MoU, and therefore promised a renewed focus on the agreement.
“When I came on board, I learnt of the MoU. But we have not been able to do much on it. But now, I want to let you know that after this meeting, we will fulfil our part of the agreement and the project will definitely move on. Whatever capacity we need to build to take the project (MoU) forward, we will definitely build and get there,” the VC said.

He also used the medium to solicit for support from the NAF to start Aeronautical engineering programme in the University, even as he called for collaborations in other areas in the University.
“In OAU we need to have a programme in Aeronautical Engineering and make sure it is the best in Africa. But we will need your support for personnel and staffing. I also believe that there are other several ways that we can partner.”, he asserted further.
Earlier, the Leader of the delegation, Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar, in his remarks said the MoU was in line with the vision of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar to ‘transform NAF into a self-reliant and highly professional fighting force. NAF desires to see things we can get from the academics; to leverage on the pool of capabilities and facilities available in your institution.”
He therefore called on the University to take the lead among other institutions, in full implementation of the MoUstating that the NAF is committed to research and development through its recent achievements in science and technology.


Ibadan Girls Will Call It “Fargin”

By ‘Joba Ojelabi

In any historical documentation, one major highlight of the social media, especially in Nigeria, must certainly be memes. The art of fusing a picture with witty words in such a fashion that makes it difficult to not smile at its sight has become so sacred that it now forms a major highlight of social media communication. However comparatively, the art does not come with a lot of financial remunerative benefits yet. Hopefully, it would soon enough, who knows? Maybe Odunlade Adekola might finally make that list of the top richest artists in the country. However, apart from the Yoruba actor, another class of people that often suffer the wrath of these memes are the Ibadan people. Due to the peculiarity of their pronunciations of English words, which is of course often an aftermath of some adaptations of the elements of the local dialect. Some of such instances include the pronunciation of the “sh”, “z” and similar sounds as “s” and “v” as “f”.

Indeed, every language does leave its own accent on the English language but somehow, the Ibadan accent just manages to stand out in a way that is quite comical and so when Teniola Apata dares to make her new song on the premise of this peculiar accent, one is tempted to wonder what the fast rising music act is up to.

Fargin as a word can be confusing. I doubt that such a word even exists in English or any major language. It is therefore not totally surprising that for many, only listening to the song can actually reveal the meaning of its title. Yes, “Fargin” is Ibadan for Virgin. Although a number of Nigerian artistes have made good music using local dialects and accents, with Falz and Olamide being some names that readily come to mind, unlike them, Teni’s Fargin comes off with a more innocent feel. Firstly, because unlike most other users, Teni is not a rapper! And secondly, because of the message of the song.

The theme of the song is the age-long one of sexual abstinence. Yes, the type Onyeka Onwenu sang with King Sunny Ade and a fine number of other artistes have also sang about since. Interestingly, one might find this quite ironical upon learning that Teniola is sister to Niniola: Yes, the same Niniola; who don't need no liquor and almost never forgets to tell us of waistlines and philistine lollipops in her songs. Listening closely to the song would reveal to any true fan the influences of Adewale Ayuba on the young Teni as the song at some point almost begins to sound like a response to the 2007 “Omoge Cinderella” track on Ayuba’s “Ijo Fuji” album. On Fargin, Teni also manages to switch to English and Pidgin conveniently, delivering her lyrics on Mystro’s highlife beat, giving the song the absolute Nigerian vibe. Surprisingly, Teni is not from Ibadan, at least not by origin, because after listening to her for almost three minutes, I doubt that even the Ibadan people would deny her a home in the city of brown roofs.

VC Leads Management Team To Moro Campus

The Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Moro, has played host to the Management team of the University, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, visiting the campus in official capacity for the first time since assuming duty.
An elated and apparently impressed Professor Ogunbodede , while addressing the generality of the staff of the CDL at an interactive forum after the three (3) hour campus-wide facility tour, commended the staff for their rather palpable commitment to the progress of the CDL, charging them not to relent in the good works which according to him are worthy of emulation.
The Vice-Chancellor who affirmed that the CDL is not under any threat whatsoever as it has been doing well financially, appealed to the staff to moderate their agitations for the payment of some allowances paid on the main campus, noting that the Board of the CDL will look into their request to see what can be legitimately accommodated, without being rail-roaded.
Professor Ogunbodede, going down the memory lane, shared openly how the CDL was birthed, the challenges at infancy which were successfully surmounted, and how the incumbent Director, Professor Micheal Akanni had remained the unsung hero of the Pre-degree programmes of the CDL, urged the staff to redouble their efforts so that the striking serenity and neatness of the campus can be sustained.

In his welcome address, the CDL-boss, Professor Akanmi stated that the Moro campus, as the CDL is fondly called, is delighted to receive the VC and his management team on the working visit to the campus, pleading with the VC to leave no stone unturned in the quest to further develop the Centre and make it an enviable model, but also on the continent.
Professor Akanni further solicited the support of the Vice-Chancellor for the prompt approval of requests from the Centre, maintaining that this would facilitate the equipment acquisition initiative of the Centre’s leadership, as well as its capital developmental efforts.


OAU Graduating Students Set For Beyond Ife

Graduating students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife,  Osun State are all set for the annual career and entrepreneurship event - Beyond Ife. 

The event, which is scheduled to hold on the 25th Day of November 2017,would receive mainstream entrepreneurs from across raging profession in the country, including ; Alex Goma, MD PZ Cusson, Olufunmilola Bucknor, Talent manager, Samsung West Africa; Aramide Abe, founder, NaijaStartUp among others. 

Beyond Ife is a career training and entrepreneur seminar. A sessional programme that comes up every second semester with the sole aim of preparing students for marketplace excellence. 

Unemployment and underemployment are two big issues today in Nigeria. Unemployment is currently on the rise at 14.2% and underemployment at 21%. Underlining this reality is the poor quality of graduates, the country produce year on year rendering them unemployable. In other words, Nigeria graduates lack certain requisite skills needed for sustainable employment.

Beyond Ife was birthed out of the desire to make students employable and at the same time equip them with relevant skills needed for marketplace excellence. Beyond Ife comes in to make students aware of these skills and provide a platform to train them while still within the four walls of school.

Beyond Ife is the biggest and foremost marketplace readiness training in Obafemi Awolowo University and across Nigeria. The 9th edition of the Beyond Ife event is tagged "CREATING THE FUTURE". 

Stephen Adisa, the President of the Beyond Ife said that over 6,500 students has been trained  on entrepreneurship in the last 8 years. 

"In those 8 years, we have partnered with companies like P&G, A2W, etc to provide a platform to conduct tests and recruit interns. We have also partnered with Stutern, Joberman, and Sesewa to provide internship and employment opportunities for students" He said. 

He added that the organization is set to encourage students entrepreneurs and leaders who are shaping their world's. 

"Nominations are now open for students leader of the year, male and female entrepreneurs of the year, as well as the best student organization of the year. We enjoined students to log on to to nominate their favorites "

OAU Peeps, Timi Agbaje, Others Bag Awards At NUMA '17

At the maiden edition of the Nigerian Universities Merit Awards which held on Saturday, 19th November 2017, OAU Peeps News Agency emerged as winner of the Best Nigerian Varsity Editorial category. The agency which was nominated alongside other organisations from other Universities was announced winner of the category after losing to the Campus Anchor Agency in the Best Media Organization category.

Students from other institutions were present at the event and other winners from the Obafemi Awolowo University include; Adejumo Kabir, who won the best journalist of the year, Gbadamosi Afeez; who won in the best political icon, Timi Agbaje; who won in the best University Compere category, Tobi Morakinyo (Tobiano Ace) who won the next rated artiste,
Boluwajaiye Adeoluwa (Fynestboy) who won the best online personality.

Some other winners from other Universities include Kolajo Blessing from the Olabisi Onabanjo University who won in the Best Poet category, Olawale Scott who won in the Student Activist of the year category amongst others.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Five Reasons To Attend Forex Mastery Class Today

It's no news anymore that Forex Trading Mastery Class would hold on Obafemi Awolowo University campus, Ile-Ife, today. But I must tell you, there are hundreds of reasons not to miss this opportunity class and I just pen down 5 generic reasons for you. See below :

1. Opportunity
As you know opportunity comes but ones, Forex Traders really don't teach people about the trade and if at all they would teach you, it won't be free. I urge you to grab this opportunity ones and for all.

I hate when young minds cry of no job, when in the real sense they can create hundreds of jobs for themselves in a day. This masterclass is not a 'talk talk' but practical class that's set to empower only interested participants alone.

3.Financial Independence
Have you wondered why some of your friends keep getting dope all the time, without doing 'yahoo yahoo'? Or how some of them tell you "the last time I collected money from my parent is so so so and so year". With Forex Trading, you would be financially independent of your family, like you start sending them money self...

4. Mentorship
Everyone needs a mentor, even mentor needs mentor. That's the road to success. There would be 2weeks close Mentorship class on Forex Trading after November 18th, where participants would be set up on Forex platforms.

5. Goody Packs
Personally, I hate to attend totally boring class like CHM 101 or MTH 202. So I can assure you of successful exit from this Forex Trading Mastery Class with goodie bags, which includes e-certificate, pen and paper and MacForex Ukraine shirts.

Should you need any information on registration, visit : or call : 08114361135

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Zimbabwean Peaceful Transition, Buhari Reacts

By John Beloved

Zimbabwe stands in a tense and uncertain situation following the military Control of the country.

93 year old Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe since the country gained independence from the white minority in 1980 triggered the unpleasant situation by firing his vice president Emerson Mnangagwa and presuming 52 year old Mugabe grace, his wife as his successor.

The presumption of Grace Mugabe as his successor was opposed by senior military officers as Constantino Chiwenga, the Head of Armed Forces had earlier threatened to intervene in politics if Mugabe did not stop removing veteran from government. Obviously he had kept to his words as the actions were taken today.

Cars and troops were seen blocking the road on outside the Parliament on the street of harare, the capital of Zimbabwe on Wednesday 5th November 2017. Robert Mugabe has been removed from power and his Ex vice president Mnangagwa has been installed as an interim president through a bloodless transition of power as it was called.

“We are only targeting criminals around him (Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice,” Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics, said on television.
“As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Gutierrez, the African Union and Western countries and called for calm.

Residents of the country quietly continues with their daily activities quietly as some of them seems to be intrigued by the situation. "I don’t support the army but I am happy to see Mugabe gone, maybe this country can start to develop again,” said Rumbi Katepfu, preparing to shut her mobile phone shop early in downtown Harare. “I did not think this would ever happen... We used to think Mugabe and Grace were invincible"

President Buhari responding to this issues seeks for peace in Zimbabwe,
He called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in a statement released by his media aide Femi Adesina.

According to him “every attempt must be made to resolve all contentious issues by constitutional means in Zimbabwe to save the country from avoidable political instability.”

The safety of Mugabe and his wife Grace was guaranteed by South African President who had spoken to him stating that they were confined in their house.

However there is a probability that this might be the end of Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe as he is allegedly now preparing to step down few hours after the Zimbabwean military take over.

Amy Naturals Set To Hold Love My Fro 2.0

What's this craze about Natural Hair and Why is everyone talking about Amy Naturals Love Fro '17 ?

Its time to figure it all out, Attend Love My Fro '17 Season 2.

Theme: Achieving Healthy Long Hair

Date: November 25th
Venue: Aud II
Time: 10 am

Omozo Ehigie
Celebrity Stylist
CEO/Cofounder, O'Naturals Salon. The top leading Celebs Natural Hair Saloon in Nig.

Mercy Familusi
CEO Familusi Brand
Natural Hair/Skin Enthusiast and Contributor for Genevieve Magazine

Side Attractions
Free gift for all attendees
Products on Display
Free gifts for the first 50 attendants
Selfie with the speakers
Hairstyles on Display

Tickets Available at
Shekinah Ventures SUB
Indulge New Buka
Or call Shalom 08164033359
Bukky 07036996531

Amy Naturals also invites you to her Fro Walk on the 18th of Nov 2017.
Convergence at Anglomoz car park, 6:45 am and Naturalista football Match at Moremi football pitch.

Amy Naturals Fro Walk is a gathering of OAU Naturalistas, a team with a common interest and desire for Healthy Natural Hair, we inspire and encourage ourselves on our Natural Hair Journey.

Come with your Hair issue and questions and you could stand a chance of getting a free hairdo.

Dress Code: black leggings, white top and white/black sneakers. Something sporty for guys.

Don't forget to grab your bottle of water.

For Enquiries call Amy on 08062296918
Alex 09099390004

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

JAMB Releases Dates For 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has proposed March 9 to 17 as dates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar revealed the proposed dates on Wednesday during a meeting in Abuja with critical stakeholders on the plans and programmes for the 2018 UTME and Direct Entry (DE).

He added that the dates for the exam were chosen after careful check to ensure it will not clash with other public examinations dates.

He also announced the dates for the mock examination for interested students would be running from January 22 – 27. The form for the examination would cost N5000,according to the Registrar.

He said, “The mock examination is starting the same date the sales of form is ending.

“Eye glasses are to be examined properly before candidates are allowed into the examination hall,” he said.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Omolere 'Tobi Launches Book, "Chronicles Of Realities"

By John Beloved

Popular 400 level student of Nursing Science of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife launched his debut book on Saturday, 11th November 2017. The book launch commenced at about 10:42am at the Health Sciences Lecture Theatre (HSLT) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

CHRONICLES OF REALITY, is a book written by Omolere Maxie Oluwatobi, politically known as 'Tobiee', a part 4 student of the Department of Nursing Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

The book was partly authored by Afolabi Taiwo, Ogunjobi Ayobami and an unknown student who pleaded anonymity due to political reasons.

Speaking at the event on the rationale behind the book, Omolere Maxie stated that the book is a one sided story of the Nigerian University Nursing Students' Association, OAU
Chapter campaign and elections which he was a runner up for the post of the President for 2016/2017 session.

Tobiee asserted that the book was based on his own narration. According to him, winning an election is primarily because people believe in you.

Ogunjobi Ayobami who is also the current President of the Nigerian university Nursing Student Association OAU also said that the book reveals the NUNSA administration system.

Present at the event were members of the Lady of Perpetual Light Catholic church, Ile-Ife, executives of NUNSA, OAU Chapter, some student leaders in the university, friends and family of the Omolere Maxie who all launched the book.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

ASUP to begin indefinite strike Tomorrow

ASUP to begin indefinite strike Tomorrow
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has vowed to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from Monday.

The decision was the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP held on Saturday at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State, ChannelsTV reported.

The industrial action follows the failure of the Federal Government to implement all the agreements it entered with the union since 2016.

The union lamented that despite the long period given to the government to address some of the issues it raised, the government did not consider it necessary to address the demands for improved funding of polytechnic education in the country.
ASUP President, Usman Dutse, and Zone A Coordinator, Kabiru Yunusa, briefed journalists shortly after the emergency meeting which lasted for several hours.

Dutse, who noted that the union had given government sufficient time to implement all agreements, said they had no choice than to embark on an indefinite strike after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued earlier.

According to him, some of the demands include non-implementation of the NEEDS Assessment Report and shortfalls in personnel releases and withdrawal of allowances.

Urban Food Fest 'Feast'

By Pelumi Hassan & Ololuo Emmanuella

“The way to a man's(male and female) heart is his stomach.”

LOJ foods in partnership with Kitchen Monster's understood this and decided to bring it to reality by bringing skilled food mongers together to tickle the taste buds of OAU students.

Urban food fest held at the Student Union Building (SUB) OAU on Friday. It witnessed Beth Bakings, who displayed cupcakes; Tommycares and Another Muslimah's Kitchen displayed drinks like lemonade, iced tea, yogurt, smoothies, chapman amongst others; the Kitchen Monster was also there with her mouth-watering dishes like amala and gbegiri, rice, porridge etc. The organizer of the event, LOJ foods also came strong with asun, burger, hot dogs, chicken and more.

For the vendors, they were there for specific reasons. Another Muslimah's Kitchen said her reason for coming around to display her drinks was for her to share and not be stingy with the spectacular taste her foods bring. Also Beth bakings stated that she wanted people to get delicious cakes at affordable prices. Tommycares who does a lot of other things was all about serving good quality too.

Urban Food Fest also had the food enthusiasts around as they couldnt pass by SUB without treating themselves to something at any cost. The excited students that had their thirst and hunger for good food satisfied expressed it. Wakeelah, a food lover, said she was awed by what she had at the Fest. Emmanuel, a foodie, had chapman and banana yoghurt and he said they were delish; he couldnt wait to have more of what food fest had to offer.

Alongside the food and drinks, was music and games as promised. Anyone that was present at the Urban Food Fest wouldn't deny the fact that they had fun. After all, the way to a Man's heart is his stomach.