Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Sex-For-Marks: Sacked OAU Lecturer To Remain In Custody, Court Rules Today

The Federal High court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday declined the bail application of an ex-lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele.

Akindele was earlier arraigned by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of the institution.

The presiding Judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu at the last proceedings adjourned for definite trial and hearing application for bail but asked that Professor Akindele be remanded in prison.

READ ALSO: OAU: Court Remands 'Sex-For-Marks' Lecturer In Ilesha Prison, Adjourns Case

At the hearing on Tuesday, the ICPC counsel, Kehinde Adetoye, told the court that they were ready to open the case for trial and had a witness in court out of six witnesses.

However, the trial could not go on because the lead counsel for ICPC was absent in court due to some other official assignment and he wanted to personally conduct the case.

The defence counsel, however, moved the application for bail which the ICPC counsel objected to.

The court then ordered that the facts alluded to in the counter affidavit of the prosecuting counsel needed to be corroborated with evidence.

The judge then adjourned till 17th of December to enable all parties to produce evidence alluded to in the affidavit.

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Monday, 26 November 2018

University Of Essex African Scholarship Programme

If you're an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. If you are from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.

Ghana - CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
Nigeria - CGPA 3.0/5.0 or above
Other member states of the African Union - 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)Degree qualification

You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:

- from a recognised UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, orfrom a recognised university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries:

• Bangladesh
• Canada
• China
• Hong Kong
• India
• Indonesia
• Japan
• Jordan
• Kazakhstan
• Malaysia
• Norway
• Pakistan
• Russia
• Taiwan
• Thailand
• Turkey
• Vietnam

You must meet all of the following conditions.

- be classified as an international student for fee purposes
- be a national of an African nation (defined as a member state of the African Union) and ordinarily resident in an African nation (see the full terms and conditions for definition of “ordinary residence”)
- be entirely self-funding your studies
- be a graduate of any African country, or any of the countries specified above
- for 2019-20 entry: be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2019-20 (excluding MBA)meet the academic criteria in the table above.

Full details
Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.

Click the link below to download the full details and terms/conditions

Africa Scholarship Programme – terms and conditions for 2019-20 entry.

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.

How to apply
We'll assess your eligibility based on the information that you submit with your application for your place at Essex.

If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You don't need to complete an application form.

For 2019-20 entry: If you meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of your place by 13 September 2019 then you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You'll be notified of your award when your place at Essex is confirmed or by end of October 2019.

To read more about the scholarship and to start your application process, click the link below:

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

OAU Sport Council Releases Fixtures For The Inter-hall Football Competition

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi

The Sport Council of Obafemi Awolowo University has unveiled the fixtures for the forthcoming 2017/2018 Inter-hall football competition which expected to debut on Saturday, 24th November 2018 and expected to end on Wednesday, 4th December 2018.

The competing Hall teams are divided into group A and B. Group A includes Fajuyi Hall, Quarters and ETF Hall while group B consists Awolowo Hall, Town, Postgraduate Hall, Angola Hall.

The fixtures of the matches are detailed below:

Match Day 1:
Saturday, 24th November 2018

Awolowo Hall vs Town by 8am (Match 1)

Postgraduate Hall vs Angola Hall by 10am (Match 2)

Fajuyi Hall vs Quarters by 2pm (Match 3)

Match Day 2:
Monday, 26 November 2018

Awolowo Hall vs PG Hall by 2pm (Match 4)

Town vs Angola Hall by 4pm (Match 5)

Match Day 3:
Tuesday, 27th November 2018

E.T.F Hall vs Fajuyi Hall by 4pm (Match 6)

Match Day 4:
Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Angola Hall vs Awolowo Hall by 2pm (Match 7)

Postgraduate Hall vs Town by 4pm (Match 8)

Match Day 5:
Thursday, 29th November 2018

Quarters vs E.T.F Hall by 4pm (Match 9)


Match Day 6:
Saturday, 1st December 2018

Winner A vs Runner up B by 8am (Match 10)

Winner B vs Runner up A by 10am (Match 11)

Match Day 7:
Wednesday, 4th December 2018

Winner 10 vs Winner 11 (Match 12)

The competition's matches are expected to be played within the 7 stipulated days with 12 overall matches.

Also, it is needful to recall that the Postgraduate Hall won the last Inter-hall competition for 2016/2017, will they be able to preserve their title?

Friday, 23 November 2018

Reminder: Check The 2018/2019 OAU Admission Cut-Off Marks For All Faculties

For those requesting to check the 2018/2019 OAU Admission cut-off marks for various departments, kindly click on the faculties below.

N.B : The Faculty of Law and Faculty of Dentistry lost their accreditation this year; as such, those faculties are not captured here.

College of Health Sciences

Faculty Of Administration

Faculty Of Agriculture

Faculty Of Arts

Faculty Of Education

Faculty Of Environmental Design & Management

Faculty Of Pharmacy

Faculty Of Science

Faculty Of Social Sciences

Faculty Of Technology


2019/2020 PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Application Is Currently Ongoing


The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its UK, Germany and France strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in these countries commencing in the 2019/2020 academic session.

The Scheme
Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments.

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements
PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

- Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications (where available) to be referenced by applicants
- Awards for leadership and/or academic excellence (where available).
- Membership of professional bodies
- The viability of the study/research plan.
- Applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) they want to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the oil & gas industry and its expected impact on national development.


- A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
- Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
- Must be computer literatePossession of 5 O/level credits including English Language

- Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
- Must be computer literate
- A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
- Must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection (go to http://ptdf.gov.ng/scholarship-page/ for format)
- Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Required Documents
Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

- First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
- NYSC discharge certificate
- WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF view the O’level results on the relevant website).
- Recent Passport Photograph
- Local Government Identification Letter
- Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
- Evidence of membership of professional associations

1. Ongoing PhD Candidates could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
2. Candidates who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same type of programme, except a higher programme;
3. Candidates who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be requested to submit their transcripts; all applicants are therefore advised to prepare their transcripts for submission in anticipation of such a request.




Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st,2nd and 3rd choice) in any University within a particular country.

For more detailed information, list of the schools available in the UK, Germany and France and to begin your application, follow the link below.

PTDF Scholarship Page

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

OAU Releases 2018/2019 Merit Admission List. See How To Check

This is to inform the aspirants of the Obafemi Awolowo University that the merit list for the 2018/2019 admissions has been released.

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

1. Visit jamb.org.ng/efacility 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 on going.

To Check your name, click here

OAU: Court Remands 'Sex-For-Marks' Lecturer In Ilesha Prison, Adjourns Case

Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, the former lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University, accused by her student, Monica Osagie, of demanding sex to pass her has been remanded in prison custody.

Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission before Justice Maureen Onyetenu of a Federal High Court, Osogbo, on four counts bordering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student.

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo remanded Akindele in prison custody.

Dressed in all-white attire, Akindele, pleaded not guilty to all the four counts pressed against him.

The charge reads: “That on 16th day of September, 2017 or thereabout, you corruptly asked for sexual benefits for yourself from one Monica Osagie for a favour that would be thereafter shown to her by upgrading her academic record from fail to pass, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8 (1)a and 2 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission Act 2000.

“That you solicited sexual benefits from the victim on 16th of September, 2017 or thereabout for a favour to be given to you, the act contrary to and punishable under Section 18 (b) of the ICPC Act.

“That you deliberately concealed evidence, with the intent to remove parts of the conversation between you and the victim, contrary to Section 15 (1) and (2) of the ICPC Act.

“That you falsified your age by saying, under interrogation, that you were born on April 19, 1961, while in your personal file retrieved from OAU, you claimed you were born on April 19, 1959, an act contrary to and punishable under Section 25 of ICPC Acts, 2000.”

Addressing the court, the senior legal officer, ICPC, Kehinde Adetoye, said the prosecution was ready for definite hearing of the matter.

Defense counsel, Francis Omotoso, who appeared with two other lawyers, however, observed that the name of the counsel that signed the charge sheet of the case was not marked.

He said three names were listed, but the one that signed the charge sheet among the three was not marked.

Responding to the observation, Adetoye explained that Ebenezer Adenekan, the lead counsel for the ICPC, signed for other counsel involved in the matter.

Asked by the court if ready for definite hearing of the matter, the defense counsel, after initially declaring readiness for hearing, pleaded for more time to study the charge sheet.

He said the prosecution only served him 30 minutes before the sitting commenced.

Reacting to the claim, prosecution counsel, Ayantoye, said that for weeks, he made efforts to reach the defendant and serve him, adding that Akindele could not be reached through his mobile line.

Although the defense counsel made oral application for bail for the defendant, Justice Onyetenu insisted on an affidavit.

She subsequently adjourned the matter to Tuesday, November 27, 2018 for definite hearing and remanded Akindele in prison custody.

Credit: Punch Newspaper

Monday, 19 November 2018

What We Know So Far About The Attempted Bank Robbery At Lagere

By Uthman Samad

It was an unusual and tense atmosphere earlier today at the surbub area of the ancient town of Ile Ife - Lagere, as suspected armed robbers shot sporadically into the air, in what seems to be an attempt to rob banks in the area. Afterwards, the intervention of the Nigerian police force, Ile-Ife command foiled the attempt, the Police claims.

In a phone convrvsation with OAU Peeps News Agency, Funsho Adegboye, the Ife Area Commander said it was just an attempted robbery.

"There was no attack, it was an attempted robbery based on the information we got from the members of the public which is highly commendable," the Area Commander told us.

"As we got the information, we alerted our officers, we deployed them and we are able to pursue them. On sighting the Police, there was an open fire, in which one of the robbers sustained injury. We are able to dislodge them and we impounded the Toyota Sienna vehicle they brought," he added.

Laying to rest the insinuation that some banks in the area were attacked, a staff of Fidelity Bank who does not want his name in the print because he was not authorised to speak on the development said the bank was not attacked.

Reiterating this, the Ife Area commander confirmed no bank was attacked. He said "the quick intervention of the Police and quick reinforcement of the commissioner of police from Osogbo prevented what could have been a robbery attack. You know banks are concentrated in one area, so they were caught met with resistenace between Diamond and Fidelity banks."

The Police claimed that one of the suspected robbers sustained injury during the gunshot exchange.

The commander also noted that no casualty was recorded as no police officer was either injured or shot.

OAU Peeps also understands through investigation that the suspected robbers earlier lauched an attack around Damico Area, close to campus gate, of which the commander confirmed.

Accounts from eye witnesses who spoke with OAU Peeps confirmed there were gunshots and the suspected robbers later escaped through the Akarabata area of Modakeke town.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

World Bank Selects OAU, 15 Other Nigerian Universities As African Centre of Excellence

World Bank has selected sixteen (16) Nigerian universities as African Centre of Excellence.

The Centres include ACE in ICT Driven Knowledge Park, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Others are: Centre for Oilfield Chemicals Research (CEFOR), University of Port-Harcourt; ACE for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer’s University, Ede; and ACE on Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

ACE in Reproductive Health and Innovation went to University of Benin; Centre for Dryland Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano; and Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi.

ACE in Applied Informatics and Communication was given to Covenant University, Ota; Centre for Public Health and Toxicological Research (PUTOR), University of Port Harcourt; ACE for Sustainable Power and Energy Development, University of Nigeria Nsukka.

ACE on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) was given to National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN); and ACE in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS), Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

The rest are: ACE on New Pedagogies in Engineering Education (ACENPEE), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; ACE for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science (ACEDRHMDRS), University of Lagos.

ACE for Mycotoxin and Food Safety was given to Federal University of Technology, Minna;and Center for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP), Bayero University, Kano.

NAN also reports the 12 countries participating in the ACE impact project are Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal , Niger, Djibouti, Guinea, Togo and Gambia.

Africa Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact), also known as ACE 3, resulted from the gains and successes recorded with ACE-1 and 2.

ACE-3 aims to work better across sectors, with more industry collaboration.

It aims to simplify flow of funds and support more policy harmonization initiatives in higher education across the region

The broad objective of ACE Impact is to increase quantity, quality and development of relevant postgraduate education in selected universities through regional specialisation.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 20th November 2018 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, Dr. M.B Umar.

He urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.

Dambazau also called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.

He assured that “the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country and as such, will put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are credible, free and fair.”

AFCON Qualifier 2019: South Africa To Challenge Nigeria Today

[i]By Ganiyu Ayanniyi[/i]

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have been booked to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria at 2pm today, Saturday, 17th November, 2018 at Johannesburg.

Both aforementioned teams are leading the table of the Group E. Nigeria with 9 points, South Africa with 8 points, Libya with 4 points and Seychelles with 1 point.

The Super Eagles are hoping to win the match for straight qualification because they lost their last match against South Africa 2 goals to nil in 2017 on Nigerian soil.

According to Rohr in Dailypost news, the French-German coach of the Super Eagles thinks the match will be a bit difficult but he hopes for a win or draw.

"We are expecting a difficult match but a good result. We are targeting qualification which means we need at least a point but we go there to win the game as we do always.

”If it is only a draw, it will be enough because we will surely qualify with one point.” said Rohr.

The match is expected to be a tough one for both teams. Nevertheless, there will either be  a win, a lose or a draw.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Apply For United Bank for Africa (UBA) Campus Ambassadors Program 2019

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Applications are invited for the UBA Campus Ambassadors Program 2019. The UBA Campus Ambassador program offers a unique opportunity to students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria and across Africa to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking Pan-African bank by representing the brand on campus.

The initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to developing creativity and leadership abilities amongst young people in the continent of Africa. The program is designed to be a learning experience and a highly rewarding pursuit for selected students, while providing them with a platform to build their leadership capabilities and showcase their diverse talents.

• Represent the UBA brand on campus
• Provide insights that will help UBA better understand campus requirements unique to each region
• Learn about UBA products/ services and promote their adoption within the campus
• Plan and host fun events on campus to amplify the UBA brand
• Build relationships on campus with the school authorities, faculty and student groups
• Identify trends and opportunities that UBA can leverage within the campus community
• Implement various UBA initiatives within the campus

• Development of Intellectual, leadership and creative skills through periodic training
• Monthly stipend
• Gift pack with UBA branded collateral
• Networking and collaboration with other ambassadors from campuses across Africa
• Career advisory, mentorship and interaction with managers in UBA
• Free tickets to UBA events
• Learn about UBA culture and career opportunities
• Inclusion of UBA campus ambassador experience in your resume
• Award

• Must be a registered, full-time undergraduate student of any tertiary institution in Nigeria and African countries where UBA operates
• Must be actively involved with student groups and influential within the campus community
• Must have established social media presence with demonstrable followership
• Should possess experience in engaging stakeholders within the school community
• Should have the ability to gather feedback and provide innovative insights
• Should be able to dedicate 3-4 hours weekly
• Must be highly professional in general conduct
• Should have a UBA account


Click here to apply

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

ICPC Set To Arraign OAU Sex For Mark Professor In Court

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo.

Mr Akindele was accused of demanding sex from one of his students, Ms. Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result.

In a statement by the spokesman of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, Professor Akindele will be docked on Monday 19th November 2018, on a 3-count charge having been accused of using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand for sexual benefit from a student and fraudulently upgrade her result in Research Method course which she supposedly failed in 2017.

The Commission says that his actions were contrary to Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and are punishable under the same sections.

One of the counts reads, “That you, professor Akindele, on or about the 16th day of September, 2017 at Ile-Ife did corruptly ask for sexual benefits for yourself from Ms. Monica Osagie on account of favour to be afterwards shown to her by you in the discharge of your official duties as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, to wit; altering her academic grades in the course with code MBA 632- Research Method from fail to pass; and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8(1)(a)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

The 57-year-old professor has asked for plea-bargain having admitted guilt. He also cited ill-health as a factor that may make him unable to stand the rigours of prison life, notifying the Commission through his lawyer, Omotayo Alade-Fawole.

He pleaded that his prayers for plea-bargain be considered, more so as he was already serving punishment for his offence having been sacked by the university.

Ms. Osagie had earlier expressed a lack of confidence in the capacity of ICPC to give her a fair hearing.

According to the commission, the public announcement of the professors impending arraignment is in fulfillment of its promise to the public to avail them of the outcome of the investigation in due time.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

OAU Management Retreat: Ogunbiyi Charges Workers On Productivity

The Chairman of the Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, has charged all categories of staff to do everything within their power to ensure that the glory of the University is restored and make it   even more glorious so that the dreams of the founding fathers  in establishing the University in the first place would not be distorted.

Dr. Ogunbiyi gave the charge at a three – day retreat organized by the Governing Council for all the Principal Officers, Provosts of Colleges, Dean of Faculties, Heads of the Departments and Units, Union Leaders and other stakeholders in the University. He stated that though there were many problems confronting the University, none should remain insurmountable given the caliber of intellectuals in different departments domiciled within the University.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that Dr. Ogunbiyi frowned at the current system in operation in the University which makes documents that could be treated with dispatch to be unnecessarily delayed, stopping at so many tables, thereby frustrating their intended purposes; or a situation where the Vice-Chancellor is unnecessarily over-burdened by being made to attend to every document. He wondered how the Vice-Chancellor would find time to attend to other pressing matters, particularly the aspect of fund-raising. The Chairman, thereafter, counseled the Bursary, Registry, Audit and all other necessary departments and units of the University to do a mini retreat for their staff and impart them with the outcome of the main retreat so that the entire University system would be running smoothly

Going down memory lane, he highlighted different achievements which made then University of  Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University) the  cynosure of all eyes as the Centre of Excellence to include  the numerous academic laurels won by staff and students in competitions within and outside the country, spectacular breakthrough in researches in virtually all faculties, medals won in both Local and International Sports competitions and other forms of attraction particularly the horticultural excellence of the landscape and architectural  masterpiece of the buildings; urging the crop of the current staff not only to maintain the standard but to also build on its  enduring legacies.

The Council Chairman, then, tasked all the participants to come up with suggestions, comments and innovations that would bring about rapid transformations to Obafemi Awolowo University and make it a truly “ Great Ife” in all ramifications.

Welcoming the participants, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, enjoined them to justify the purpose of the retreat by concentrating fully with open mind and putting into practice all that they would learn within the three days, stressing why the retreat was taking place at a resort, in a serene environment, away from academic and administrative distractions of their respective offices.

He appreciated the Chairman of Council and his team for their thoughtfulness in bringing out the idea of the retreat and for believing in the ingenuity of staff to bring about the desired turn around for the overall development of the University.

In a highly incisive, soul-searching and thought-provoking lecture, titled: THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM : IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE AND GLOBAL RELEVANCE,  a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Bamiro, urged Universities to rise up and occupy their pride of place as problem solvers and produce graduates who would intensify researches into finding solutions to myriad of problems confronting the society. According to him: ”A service intensive university, as distinct from the seemingly narrow perception of a world class university, applies and also imbibes in its graduates, research-driven world-class thinking to the analysis and provision of solutions to the socio-economic problems of a nation state, thereby guaranteeing her sustainable development and a place of pride in the comity of nations”. 

Professor Bamiro enumerated the expectations of the society from the University and urged its leadership to be up-and-doing in order to justify the confidence reposed in it; advising those in the academic, administrative, and technical organs to devise means and innovations that would make life more meaningful to their immediate environments.

The Professor of Mechanical Engineering, while alluding to a 2017 submission of the Global University Network for Innovation which emphasized that “Universities face a dual and potentially conflicting responsibility to address both the local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society at local and global levels”, said OAU should redouble its efforts and compete with other Universities in the quest for pragmatic solutions to the problems bedeviling the Nigerian-nation and the African continent as a whole.

Professor Bamiro, who recalled that OAU had a retreat few years ago with the theme: “Policy Frameworks for Transforming OAU to World-class University status”, commended the University for the conscious efforts made since then in the evolution process, adding that transforming into World-class University is a desire that is gaining currency all over the World now as a measure of excellence in the global intellectual space.

He therefore enjoined all the participants to regard the retreat as the drawing board for charting the plan that will reposition the University on the pedestal to its rightful and leadership place in the comity of World’s renowned Universities.



OAU Peeps News Agency
November 10,2018


Beautiful Day to You, Dear Reader,

Foremostly, on behalf of OAU Peeps News Agency, I am using this medium to appreciate all our readers and well wishers across the country and beyond.

In the last couple of days, our website (http://oaupeeps.com) had been shut for administrative and maintenance purposes, based on the technical report and advice we received from our Website Engineers.

One of the major reasons we embarked on this routine maintenance was to widen our hosting capacity in order to accommodate the tremendous heavy traffic we have been witnessing on the website, since the last couple of months.

Throughout the period, we received numerous calls and messages from well meaning visitors and audiences of our site. They wanted to know what exactly was wrong. This impeccable action has really shown us how much you value our contents, even as you are so much valuable by us too.

With this, on behalf of the agency, I formally apologize for any inconveniences this development might have caused you in about the last four to five days.

The website is now back and better.

Rest assured, we remain committed to providing you with real time authentic news stories from Nigeria's most beautiful university. Our core values of upholding the truth and projecting the voice of the voiceless are also still very intact.

Once again, thank you for your concern and expression of love.

"Remember, we  still remain the BEST among the REST"

Best Regards,
Farombi Oluwaseun(Babafaros)
Editor In Chief,
OAU Peeps News Agency

Circular To The University Community

The attention of the University Management has been drawn to the rumours being widely circulated that the students of the University are expected to vacate the campus.

We wish to assure all students that the University Academic Calendar for the 2017/2018 Academic Session is very much on course. As there are no plans to compel students to vacate the campus until the end-of year holidays, all members of the University community must be unanimous in the resolution to ensure that the Calendar remains sacrosanct.

The University Management therefore enjoins all students and staff to continue their normal activities in line with the University’s approved guidelines.

The University Management will like to assure all staff and students of their welfare and safety at all times.

Thank you

M. I. Omosule (Mrs.)

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Minimum Wage: NLC Suspends Strike

Minimum Wage: NLC Suspends Strike
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on November 6 to further press for workers’ demand for new national minimum wage.

The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this on Monday night in Abuja while addressing journalists at the end of a meeting of the tripartite committee set up by government to negotiate labour’s demand.

Organised labour had threatened to commence nationwide strike on November 6 should government fail to accede to its N30,000 minimum wage demand. The federal government had offered to pay N24,000 while some state governments are even offering less.

But briefing journalists on Monday night, Mr. Wabba said, “The tripartite negotiating committee this evening concluded its assignment. Agreement has been reached and also documents have been signed. The report will be submitted to Mr. President tomorrow by 4:15pm.

“Therefore, as organised labour, we want to use this medium to thank all the tripartite partners for their understanding and importantly for concluding this very national assignment.

“And having reached this position, and also the fact that the assignment has been concluded, organised labour also decided that the proposed industrial action is hereby suspended.

“Therefore, we thought this should be communicated appropriately without also any delusion or missing information.

“As the chairperson have said, mutual agreements have been reached and this will be make public tomorrow and we must appreciate the roles that organised private sectors have actually demonstrated and the attitude brought to this process and to members of the tripartite negotiating team.”

The Chairperson, Tripartite Committee, Amma Pepple, corroborated Mr Wabba’s claim, saying her committee had reached a truce and concluded its assignment.

“We are going to present our report to Mr President tomorrow at 4:15pm and he will reveal the figure that we have recommended,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, commended members of the committee for their time and commitment to the long and tortuous negotiation processes.

“I am confident that government will give expeditious consideration of the report tomorrow by Mr President and very soon the processes will be put in place to truly actualise your recommendations so that the status of our working populace will be enhanced and they would receive appropriate and commensurate payments for the services they offer to our nation and to the different sectors of our economy,” he said.

Government and labour had been at loggerheads over the demand for a new minimum wage. Labour says the minimum wage of N18,000 is paltry and no longer acceptable.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Omoyele Sowore To Storm OAU For Town Hall Meeting On Tuesday

The Presidential  aspirant of the African Action Congress in the forthcoming 2019 election is set to hold a meeting with the generality of students and staffs of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife,Osun state.

The meeting which is slated to hold In the institution's Oduduwa hall at exactly 12:00pm on the 6th day of November is expected to create a round table discussion  between the Aspirant and the students to ask and answer questions pertaining to politics and the Nigerian system.

Omoyele Sowore who will be contesting under the aegis of African Action Congress as the flag bearer is the convener Of TAKE-IT-BACK  movement and the Publisher of Sahara Reporters.

Sowore was also one time President of the University of Lagos Student union.

It would be recalled that the aspirant has been holding Town hall meetings in all major towns in Nigeria.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

After OAU Peeps Investigation, Department Of Local Government President Impeached Over Embezzlement Of Funds

After OAU Peeps Investigation, Department Of Local Government President Impeached Over Embezzlement Of Funds
By John Beloved

The National Association of local government Students (NASLOGOS),OAU Chapter has impeached their president  over embezzlement of funds, OAU Peeps can report authoritatively.

This decision was reached at a congress held last thursday which was fully graced by most students of the department that
Mr Akinkunmi Sodiq Opeyemi should be relieved of his duty.

This is coming after OAU Peeps News Agency, revealed after investigations how Akinkunmi Sodiq Opeyemi single-handedly embezzled over 0.5million Naira belonging to the association.

This had lead to a congress  and  consensus reached immediately for his impeachment.

Speaking with OAU Peeps Afolabi David, the public relation officer of the association confirmed the impeachment of the president at the congress.

According to him the impeachment of the president was at first a demand by the panel before it was moved as a motion in the congress.
 "The only thing i can say is the deed has been done and the president has been impeached. ""- the P.R.O. said.
 He further said" Well it was according to the constitution and according to what was recommended by the panel set up, the panel demanded that the president be impeached then it was moved as a motion by the congress men."

However, while speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, the speaker, Saliu Abdulrauf expressed his disappointment in a leader whom according to him was well trusted and respected.

" He was impeached for misconduct and misappropriation of funds,embezzlement of funds by the president who we all trusted. When we found out he was involved in such an act, I was really surprised." Rauf said

"However the vice president should be taking  over leadership although students are clamouring over her incapability." He added

OAU Peeps News Agency gathered  that there's  a kind of perceived controversy amidst  the students of the department on the capability and efficiency of the Vice President who according to the constitution is expected to replace the impeached president.

In an interaction with a student who pleaded anonymity with OAU Peeps News Agency, she expressed disbelief in the capability and capacity of the Vice president if allowed to assume power.
"A diplomat student over BSC?"  She questioned.

Students of the department had been earlier bewildered by how the  president of the association had singlehandedly embezzled the association funds using fraudulent means as reported.

It should be recalled that in an earlier report that the embattled/impeached  President, Akinkunmi Sodiq had already confessed to the university investigative department after being drilled of  his fraudulent activities and affirmed been guilty singlehandedly excluding other executives

Click the link below to see how the impeached President embezzled over 0.5million naira


OAU 2018/2019 Predegree Entrance Results &Cut Off Marks Released

The results of the recently conducted entrance examination for admission to the 2018/2019 OAU Predegree programme have just been released. To check yours, you will be required to login with your Username and Password with which you registered with on www.oaucdl.edu.ng/pre/login 

Furthermore, the cut off for the admission has been released.

See below;
CUT-OFF Marks for 2018/2019 O.A.U Pre-Degree Admission 
BCP – 40%, CMP – 40%, EGL – 40%, EGM – 40%, 
GLR – 40%, GMP – 40%, MGE – 40% 

HIFL: OAU, Unilorin To Battle For 3rd Place Today

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi

It is now official that players of the Obafemi Awolowo university  known as OAUgiants and  University of Ilorin known as ILORINWarriors will pitch their warrior lead to secure the 3rd position of the ongoing Higher Institution Football League.

The football challenge is slated to be held at 11am on Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at Agege Stadium in Lagos State .

However, the Final Match of the competition is to be played between the university of Agriculture Makurdi's UAMTillers and UNICALMalabites of the University of calabar at 3pm on the Same day and venue.

OAUgiants made their ways after their success in knocking university of Ibadan's UIPioneers and the elimination of University of Benin's UnibenRoyals out of the game as a result of using of mercenaries as noted by HIFL director board which is against the rule of the game. 

The professional team of OAU got eliminated by UAMTillers after the two leg matches played. OAUGiants defeated UAMTillers at home with 5-3 which Makurdi's UAMTillers beat OAUGiants to stupor in returned leg of 3-0.

The UNILORINWarriors got qualified for semifinals after their success in winning two teams and losing one match.

The Unilorites beat the ABUNobles of Ahmadu Bello University and proceeded to the next round in which the Unilorites made their ways in defeating UDUSultans of Usman Danfodiyo.

The team of  Unilorin  was eliminated by UNICALMalabites after the two leg matches played in which UNILORINWarriors defeated UNICALMalabites at home, 1-0 and UNICALMalabites defeated UNILORINWarriors in return with 2-0.

UAMTillers and UNICALMalabites will meet in Final for their outshining performances as well as OAU and Unilorin to meet in semifinals.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, Seyi James,the team Captain stated that the OAUgiants will win the Ilorin Warriors. He said" The players are mentally, physically & morally prepared. We are condemned to win the match ".

As at the time of filing the report, the OAUgiants have gotten to their lodge in Lagos ahead of today's match.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

OAUTHC Management Threatens To Fire Three Nurses For Putting On Trousers

The Director of Nursing of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex,  Mr Onini Victor, has allegedly queried three nurses for putting on trousers at work.

It was gathered that the  nurses, Mrs Olaleye Nihmat, Mrs Alimat Aminat and Mrs Olabanji  were asked to remove their trousers and wear only a gown instead. The three nurses were chased out of the ward out of the teaching hospital on Tuesday and were warned seriously not to wear it again.

Investigations revealed that the nurses were threatened to be relieved of their duties if they continue to wear trousers.

According to one of the victims, Mrs Olaleye Nihmat, ” It is in our law that we can put on a trouser and the nurse gown but we were surprised when we were called by the director to see him in the office. When we got to his office, he ordered us to remove our trousers or else,  we will be fired.

“We said okay to him, and instantly ran to meet with the Muslim community. The Muslim community advised us to remove the trouser and promised to look into the matter. ”

When asked why she preferred to use the trouser on duty, she stated that she wore it based on a police set forth by the Nursing Council of Nigeria’s policies, which states that nurses can wear either a nurse cap or shoulder length Hijab with the trouser.

When contacted for comments, the Director of Nursing in the hospital, said that the nurses are only permitted to wear a gown and a small Hijab not trouser.

Contrary to his claims, a circular from Nursing & Midwifery Council Of Nigeria to the hospital authorities signed by P.N Ndatsu, through secretary general and sent to all directors of nursing, their deputies, chief medical directors, chief executives and principal, dated 11th February, 2002 with reference number N&MCN/CMF/721/1/3, where Section 2, subsection b(III) of the circulation made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, prescribes that the nurses are permitted to wear a trouser and a gown
with long sleeve.

However, all efforts by OAU Peeps News Agency to reach the Chief  CMD of the Teaching Hospital for comments proved abortive.