Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Five Arrested OAU Students Granted Bail

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The five arrested students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, who were remanded at Kosere prison in Ile Ife last week, have been granted bail.

The five were arraigned at a Magistrate court last Thursday in Ile-Ife by the police over alleged harassment of a hostel warden on campus.

The five students are Gbenga Oloruniran, a 400 level students of Geography; Olajide Ademola, a 500 level student of Electrical Electronics; Oyedeji Samson, 300 level student of Pharmacy; Jimoh Oladipupo, 300 level student of Biochemistry; and Adeniji John, 300 level student of Electrical Electronics Engineering.

Three of them which are
Olajide Ademola, Oyedeji Samson and Adeniji John were released on Tuesday March 27,2018 after they met their bail.conditions while Gbenga Oloruniran and Jimoh Oladipupo were released this afternoon..

In a release signed by the South-west Coordinator Of National Association Of Nigerian Students, Adekitan Lukman  confirmed the five students have met their bail conditions since Tuesday.

The release further stated;  "We thank every individuals and organisations who participated one way or the other in seeing to the release of our comrades.
Finally, the leadership of NANS Zone D wish to restate our commitment in seeing to the promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of our members wherever and whenever. All other school authorities are hereby also warned to desist from unjust victimisation of students leaders as we shall henceforth vehemently resist such actions. Students are also advised to always go about their duties peacefully and be law abiding.”.

The five students are however to appear In court on April 3,2018 to further the hearing of their case.

OAU Management Issues Fresh Directives To Students Still On Campus

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has today through the office of the registrar, Mr. Dotun Awoyemi issued another release to students still residing on campus to vacate halls of residence
He affirmed that the senate has been briefed on the effort of the management at evacuating the halls of residence to facilitate speedy completion of the renovation activities, and the resistance encountered in the process. He further stated that after briefing the senate, the senate has endorsed all actions taken so far and further directed that all students must vacate the hall of residence on or before 30th March, 2018 as all academic activities normally permitted during vacation would have been completed by that date.

He further advised parents/guardians to impress their children/wards on the directives to ensure a smooth resumption for the new session.

Recall that five OAU students were arrested and charged to court on March 22,2018 for resisting the eviction of students from Halls of residence and alleged assault of Moremi Hall Warden.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

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OAU Fresh & Returning Students Resumption Dates Postponed

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University has today after deliberations postponed the resumption dates for the fresh students and returning students of the institution as against the April 3 and April 15 earlier proposed.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency this afternoon, the University Registrar, Mr Dotun Awoyemi confirmed that the resumption dates have been postponed.

OAU Peeps News Agency learnt that the postponement is connected to the renovation of halls of residence as promised by the university management.

The new resumption dates for fresh students and returning students are April 29 and May 13 respectively with lectures commencing May 14, 2018.

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OAU Students Not Arraigned For Protesting - OAU Public Relations Officer

OAU Students Not Arraigned For Protesting - OAU Public Relations Officer

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have debunked the claim that five students of the University were arrested and arraigned because they were protesting an alleged illegal eviction of students from the University hostels.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the University, as a matter of policy and as is generally known, accords to its students the right to civilized protests; however, the University will, on no account, condone any form of criminality by staff and students in breach of the laws of the land and the University’s sacred motto of “For Learning and Culture.”

Giving the facts of the matter, Mr. Olarewaju stated that the University authorities had, in a Release dated 21st February, 2018, given the directive that all students resident on campus should vacate the halls of residence to enable renovation works and repairs to be carried out in the hostels before the commencement of the next academic session. It is to be noted that allocation of bed spaces in the hostels is always for one academic session, and even without being told, students are expected to vacate the hostels at the end of each session.

Aware that some students would be on SIWES, IT, Teaching Practice and other compulsory academic programs during the period, the University had designated two hostels on the campus, one each for male and female students, for the accommodation of these groups of students.

Contrary to the directive of the University and the fact that their allocation had lapsed, some students obstinately refused to vacate the hostels in spite of several notices to them. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Hall Warden and Porters at Moremi Hall (a Female Hostel) moved round the hostel and reminded students unlawfully occupying the hostel to move out. The students were complying when all of a sudden, some men came out of nowhere and forcefully moved the belongings of the female students back into the hostel on the ground that the University had no right to ask them to pack out.

Attempts by the Hall Warden and university staff at the scene to invite their attention to the earlier notices directing them to pack out drew the ire of these men, who not only were extremely rude to the Hall Warden but also harassed and physically assaulted the Hall staff and also held them hostage. The University officers were only rescued when the Hall Warden was able to send a distress call to the University Security Department.

The men who assaulted the University staff were later reported to the Police who, upon investigation, decided that they had a case to answer and consequently filed charges against them in the law court. It subsequently turned out that these men are students of the University who are not on any academic program and do not belong to the group exempted and accommodated in Akintola and ETF Halls as earlier pointed out.

It is in the best interest of all stakeholders: students who are allocated bed spaces on campus, parents, lecturers and the University that the hostels are renovated for the next academic session. Furthermore, students who are not on SIWES, IT, Teaching Practice, etc, and who are not for that reason allowed to stay in designated places on campus have no business residing in the hostels during long vacation when the University is on break. Again, students, as well as all other members of the University community, are not above the rules and regulations of the University as well as the law of the land.

It is therefore clear that contrary to the rumours making the rounds, the students charged to court were not charged for protesting or for dissent.

According to Mr. Olarewaju, the University as one of the leading academic institutions in the country respects dissent and will not punish any member for expressing their opinions. However, criminal conduct will not be tolerated and will promptly be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

The University enjoins parents, guardians and sponsors of students to impress it on their wards the need to respect the laws of the land as well as the rules and regulations of the University, which are in any event designed to make their stay in the University safe and comfortable.

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Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holiday

Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday 2nd April, 2018 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Julie Ejiofor.

The minister admonished Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which include love, peace, and sacrifice, in contributing to the unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.

He also urged Nigerians “to remain supportive of the government  of President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.”

Dambazau implored the citizens to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country.

He wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration.
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Monday, 26 March 2018

OAU Vice Chancellor Speaks On The Five Arrested Students

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Vice Chancellor Of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede has finally reacted to the case of the five OAU students remanded in prison for alleged assault of Moremi Hall Warden.

In a telephone conversation with the Vice Chancellor, he said the students were arraigned by the police and not the university. He added that the male students were found at Moremi hall, a female hostel in the morning around 10am of which they should not be there,let alone assaulting the hall warden. He further added that the university is trying renovate hostels but it"s being opposed by some criminals.

Speaking further on their residence at Kosere prison, he said that the Judge did not ask the students to pay the sum of N500,000.

In his words, he said” why will a judge tell a student to bring N500, 000 each in order to secure their bail? All what they asked for was a level 11 grade officer and I think that is not hard enough to get”

“The school would not produce students who are not ready to obey the laws of the institution.  We did not arrest them but the Police did and they should be accountable for themselves while the school management would be accountable for everybody but as the management we are only accountable to responsible students,” he said.

“If they are remorseful we would make sure they are released but we don’t want a situation whereby they would be released, they will now start beating up everybody and cause chaos in the school environment because they have done it before,” he added.

However,Speaking with the Chief Security Officer Of Great Ife Students Union, Olanrewaju Opeyemi(Oprah), He said they aee already done with the release of three students out of the five arrested as they have secured sureties for them remaining the magistrate Court to append their signatures so as secure their release..He also assured that all hands are on deck to make sure all the five arrested are released as soon as possible.

OAU Resumption Date Remains April 3 – Vice Chancellor

OAU Resumption Date Remains April 3 – Vice Chancellor

Reacting to rumours that the resumption of freshmen has been postponed till April 29th,2018.

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife has said the resumption date for new students still remains April 3, 2018.

In His words the Vice Chancellor of the Varsity Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede said “resumption date still remains 3rd of April but the only problem we have now is that students have refused to vacate the halls of residence so that we can renovate the halls of residence before students resume because we can’t do anything when students are still in the hostel but still at that we are ready for the freshers resumption”

“There is nothing like strike and as far as I am concerned only the workers of the varsity are liable to go on strike, the students can’t go on strike so the freshers should be well informed that resumption date still remains April 3rd and it can never be changed.” He added

OAU Freshers Departmental Helplines

In a bid to further help the fresh students, most especially in the process of their Course Registration and other enquiries, below is a list of some contacts in various departments that can assist and advice in the registration and OTHER subsequent activities. (Call or WhatsApp)


Accounting and Business Administration

Hon. GeeTECH- 08165850142 (PRO)

International Relations
 Ikpekhai King - 07015602565 (P.R.O.)

Public Administration

JOSH- 07068894102 (P.R.O.)

Tjazz -08166547480- President
Agricultural Economics
08102969700 - NOVEL (President)
09036841830 - Akeem (Gen Sec.)

Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Faleye Iyebiye Emmanuel- 08169697458-P.R.O.

Adeleye Joshua Omolade, President, 08167752608
Agbaje Hannah Oluwaseyanu.  General Secretary. 08069102856 

Linguistics and African Languages
Ololade- PRO 08103022837
 President -07060427176

Education Economics
 Bankola Ola-President--09096012577

Educational Foundations and Counseling (EFC)

Mercy N. Oluwasemilore--President--08104775311

Physics and Engineering Physics 
Enumah Josiah-Vice President--08084809607

General Secertary--08103318169


Oni Dolapo Olasupo--PLO--08136800327
Atilade Omobolaji Maxwell--PRO--08165795321
Gbolagun Ezekiel--President- 08160891468

Sociology and Anthropology 
Ademola Blessing --08100929320--PRO

Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department
Olaoye Samuel--07066876924--Acting President

Pope Jay- 08063429623--President

To add your department, various departmental executives can contact the Editor In Chief  Of  OAU Peeps News Agency(Farombi Oluwaseun Babafaros) on 08064189480(WhatsApp Only).