Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Cryptotv Plus, Earnathon partners with Hult Prize OAU

By Moyinoluwa Babalola

Hult Prize OAU, a campus branch of a non-profit organization known for helping young people envision their own possibilities and to lead a generation to save the world with social impact has partnered with CryptoTv Plus and Earnathon.

Hult Prize OAU is known to hold its event yearly. In 2019, they partnered with faculty of Science to host the event themed “Youth Unemployment”. A virtual event was hosted in 2020 due to covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Now, in 2021, another event will hold in the month of December.

In preparation for the 2022 On-campus event, it is a huge feat for Hult Prize OAU, as they have signed strategic partnership with CryptoTv Plus and Earnathon.

CryptoTV Plus is a foremost media cryptocurrency firm in Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria while Earnathon is a blockchain and cryptocurrency educational platform designed to teach people about the technology and have then earn crypto tokens while at it.

This partnership is a pointer to the many amazing things Hult Prize OAU will be doing this year on OAU campus.



BUSTED: Another Lecturer indicted for Sexual Misconduct in OAU

BUSTED: Another Lecturer indicted for Sexual Misconduct in OAU

Another lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University,  Ile-Ife, has been indicted for sexual misconduct, Premium Times reports. 

The lecturer, Adebayo Mosobalaje, is from the department of English. 

He was accused of breaching the provisions of the university’s Code of Conduct “in the manner he related with a student of the department, Rachel Momoh.”

A verdict passed by the university’s joint committee of council and Senate noted that “in the process of its deliberations, the Committee FOUND Dr Mosobalaje culpable and was deserving of the highest punishment of dismissal,” part of the report read. 

Sometime in 2017, Ms Momoh, with matriculation number, EGL/2013/216, visited Mr Mosobalaje’s office for further instructions on her final year project work, but the lecturer allegedly requested a date with her.

The student presented the audio tape before the school and the said lecturer was invited. Alas! He defended himself saying "he wanted to marry the student because they were both adult."

Many years after investigation, authorities have found Mr Mosobalaje guilty of misconduct. 

The lecturer, who had earlier resigned as member of the university governing council would  not be allowed to hold any management position on the campus for the next five years.

Also, he would not be considered for any promotion in two years.

Monday, 23 August 2021

OAU Faaji Night: The Epitome of Creativity, the Birth of Culture

By Pelumi Hassan and Ife Adegboyega

Affectionately referred to as the most unique night on OAU campus, the OAU Faaji Night hosted by Rotimi Stephen and Blaqboo Entertainment will forever be in the history of events in OAU. 
The event that was held on Saturday, 21 August 2021 at Education Field was a night to showcase culture and be entertained. Faaji night is the first event of its kind as it has never been recorded that a night was dedicated to culture, ethnicity, tradition, and enjoyment. 
The event was free for all students except the VIPs. Tentatively, there was a dress code of native attires, which was different and beautiful to witness as students graced the venue with agbada, fila, Ankara, gele, and other native wears. 

There was a massive shutdown as about 3000 students turned up for enjoyment galore. The event was anchored by Comic Freak and MC Stov. There were different displays of talents with respect to culture. Notable dancers and artistes like Kheemoya, Badaagnes, and even the prominent Fujicologist performed at the event.

There were about 20 brands sold out at a trade fair in the event. Also, there were other side attractions like the Snooker, PES, and Table Tennis.

When asked about his reason for organizing OAU Faaji Night, Rotimi Stephen explained that he wanted to give OAU students a different taste of events. 
“Basically, for some semesters and months, the only parties that students get to attend are lounge parties and it is becoming so boring. People are forgetting the cultural part of OAU. This citadel is about learning and culture, so lounge parties got so boring. 
Thank God for the Lucid Experience that gave us a united kind of gathering. I came up with OAU Faaji Night to give another concept and creativity to shows on campus. So that people can come to display their tribe and culture. 
On the Faaji night, we had students of different ethnicity who came out with their attires to celebrate. So, the night was for the celebration and promotion of the cultural part of students.”

According to a part 2 student of English, the event made an impact on him as he was moved to change his outfit.
 “I wasn't ready to attend the event before. I had the perspective of just spending a few minutes at the event. I got to the event without my native attire. All of a sudden, the rhythm of the jingle blew up my brain, I had to go back to the hostel and return to the events in native clothing. The event was lit! Rotimi Stephen and Blaqboo Entertainment did it”

Opeyemi Ogunwusi, Product Marketing Manager at Sturrd and a nursing student believed that the event was a very creative concept.
“The event was nice, very creative concept; it's one we've not seen on OAU campus ever. We're used to the usual shows, parties, dinners, and the rest; it was something different from the norm, very creative if you ask me.”
Dorah from the department of Microbiology, revealed that the event was a necessity because it was something new.
"Faaji night indeed is something that is new to us all and the vibe was definitely different. I personally really loved the fact it was a traditional theme because I feel the regular clubbing and concert was already too much and we needed something different."

The event lasted all night as about 3000students grooved and partied till dawn.

Students' Union Elections: Electoral Commission Clarifies CGPA Requirement

Students' Union Elections: Electoral Commission Clarifies CGPA Requirement

By Adesina Emmmanuel 

In a press conference held with the Association of Campus Journalists, ACJ, on Saturday, 21, August 2021, the Great Ife Students' Union Electoral Commission clarified the modalities of the scheduled elections.  

The commission's leadership led by Mr. Ajayi Oluwafemi further detailed the intentions behind the election calendar while answering questions from the press. The press conference came as part of the preparations toward the Students' Union elections which would be taking place in the coming weeks.

When asked about the 2.5CGPA as the minimum CGPA for every aspirant contesting for a post at the Students' Union Level, the chairman of the electoral commission explained that the use of the CGPA was a law adopted and signed by OAU Governing Council. He noted that the electoral commission pushed for the removal of the CGPA requirement. But the institution's vice-chancellor explained that he would have to table their request to the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University. This, he said, is contrary to the rumors that the Electoral Commission itself initiated the idea.

However, the chairman spoke about the exemption of Part 1 students contesting for posts at the HEC level from the CGPA criteria because by this time do not have CGPA yet. He also assured that every candidate vying for a position has met the electioneering requirement and fulfilled all guidelines. 
Following a broadcast that showed a change in the deadline for submitting nomination forms, the commission was asked to explain the reason behind the conflicting dates. According to the chairman, the date change was to ensure a swift preparation for the election. He noted that it was impossible to print ballot papers within the stipulated time.  

We have to put so many things into consideration, and the number one thing is that the election materials should be ready. There is one election material that is so sensitive, the ballot paper. If the nomination form should close on Thursday, we have only Friday to print the ballot papers. This means we would be giving the printer 24 hours to work on almost 10,000 ballot papers for the HEC election coming up on Saturday. If he should fail in delivery, Great Ife students would not be pleased. In order to give the printer enough time, we had to change the date for the deadline.”

He furthered that the change in the screening date would not affect any other schedule on the calendar. At the end of the conference, the chairman assured the generality of Great Ife that the election would be free, fair, and transparent.

Friday, 20 August 2021

‘Tiara’s Bloom’ will Transform Your Academic Life.


If you're reading this, there's a 100% chance that you're set for a transformation in your academics (because that's what the title says, right?)


If this is you, a book was written just for you.

Moyinoluwa Babalola is a Law student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), currently in her 4th year. 

She is the founder of Academic Bloom- a brand that procures the God factor in Academics, propels students to Academic Excellence and promotes a fun-ride academic journey.

She wrote a fiction book titled "Tiara's Bloom", because she noticed that some students have negative attitudes towards their academics, so she aims to help them climb the ladder of success in their academics, despite all odds. 


In this book, she tells a touching story about a girl named Tiaraoluwa, who gets to the end of the road in her academic journey and has to fight her way back to the top in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of graduating with a First-Class.


In the process of getting back on her feet, she embarks on a journey that leads her to discovering herself, connecting with the right people, imbibing new habits, overcoming challenges and experiencing God in a new way.


The book can be gotten through a pre-order link, A couple of people have read this life-changing book and here's what they have to say:

“Tiara's bloom is a book that shows the typical struggles of a tertiary student Tiaraoluwa. And provides practical insights that would help any student achieve the grade of their dreams by God's help.”

- Ogunlusi Peace (Economics Graduate, OAU)


“Tiara's Bloom is a book you hold in your hands, which takes you on a journey of experiencing lessons that can transform your academic life as you flip through every page. Told in fiction, I

find it relatable and I know You will too.”

- Ilerioluwa Olatunde (Economics Graduate, OAU)


“Creative...Challenging... Extraordinary

Felt like I could hear God from this masterpiece. It's a must read for every student.”

- Oluwasaye Rachel (Final Year Mass Communication Student, Unilag.)


Tiara's Bloom is a didactic and loaded book. Gosh!!! Mo really poured out herself into writing this book such that it was skillfully written to help anyone with academic challenges and hurdles. It's a book I'll recommend for any student at any level of education. Trust me, you can be sure to be making a great investment by getting this book.

Victoria Agbonyin. UCJM, Choir Co-ordinator.


"Reading Tiara's bloom was so much bliss and insight. Much more than a story, it is a student's guide to academic success and self-discovery beyond the four walls of a school.

The simplicity and applicability of the principles is next to none.

It is definitely a book for every student who needs insight and understanding for their academics. You definitely don't want to miss out on this wealth of knowledge. It's a must have really.”

- Aluko Temitope. (Penultimate Law Student, Unilag)


Tiara's Bloom!!!!! I couldn't take my eyes off the book till I was done.. The book is loaded, God literally held the writer's hand to convey His thoughts about academic failure and how to rise above it.. I recommend this book to everyone irrespective of the academic level you are in.

Adedoyin Grace. Penultimate Law Student, OAU.


This book successfully captures the reality of students and how they can thrive academically by proper planning and having the right people around but ultimately it teaches us not to ignore the place of God in our academic pursuit. It's really a good book and a must read for students.

I'm Dammy, President of International Relations Student Association.


Every student should be gifted 2 copies of Tiara's Bloom; the hard copy during Freshers' Orientation, and a soft copy after receiving 100 level first semester results.

Tiara's Bloom demystifies why a lot of smart and hardworking Nigerian students end up with bad grades. Many times we are tempted to believe it's a spiritual problem, but that's story for another day.

If no one buys this book for you, get one for yourself. In my dad's words, "CGPA is forever."

Ovedje Rory Ovedje

Head of Operations, OAU EVENTS.

Final year Law Student.


Tiara’s Bloom talks more of a young girl who moves from a place of confusion into straight clarity that comes with recognizing where her strength lies and what she should be doing.

Failure is not an easy experience to go through and navigating your way outside is even more painful. At that point, what mattered to her most was the situation and gathering more strength.

It goes on to further look at what exactly makes an undergraduate fail or pass and how to handle failure in times when it seems like nothing is working.

The book teaches smart learning, personal mastery, adequate preparation tips for academic excellence and so much more.

Anyone who needs to learn resilience and doggedness, understanding that it’s part of the things we must learn to fulfill life’s purpose, should read this book.

Abayomi Adeola (Della)

Life and Business Coach

Convener of Becoming More with Della

Final Year Law Student


Tiara’s bloom is an explicit book on academics; its challenges, solutions, right timing and God factor. Isn’t it amazing that the writer has put in a lot of effort to put together this book especially at a time like this when many people are battling with one academic issue or the other? I am delighted to say that this book is a three in one; “A spiritual, motivational novel”. Starting from Tiaraoluwa’s struggle with identifying her bad grade to looking for solutions to her problems to finding God amidst finding the right association on an equilibrium, Moyinoluwa Babalola has done a huge work in making us see in-between and beyond the physical forces of academic challenges. If you need help with your academics, you are holding the right book in your hands!

Ebunoluwa Ewuola

Final year Zoology Student, OAU.


Without a doubt, you know this is a book for you! The book launches on the 28th of August, 2021. Anticipate!


What's more interesting?


Monday, 9 August 2021

Babafaros Expresses Displeasure Towards the Attitude Of The Awo Boys during Lucid Experience

By Adesina Ayomide Emmanuel

Another history was made in the Obafemi Awolowo University as OAU’s Farombi Oluwaseun Babafaros and Markay Entertainment hosted the Lucid Experience with the celebrated Afrorap artiste, winner of Big Brother Naija Season 5, Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba, prominently known as Laycon. The Lucid Experience was a music concert where Laycon, and other artistes performed in Oduduwa Hall on Saturday, 10th August 2021.

It can be said that the concert was a way to resurrect
concerts in OAU. Since the pandemic and other issues have prevented any event of this style in OAU. It is a way to introduce part one students to what
concerts in the school is.

Oduduwa hall is a 3000 capacity hall situated in the
academics area of the school. Students and fans were needed to get tickets of #1000 for ordinary seats and #5000 for VIPs. COVID-19 safety rules were
strictly adhered to as face mask was also a required ticket.

The show kicked off around 5pm with the absolute best
demonstrations who displayed their gifts to engage the crowd before the show’s headliner, Laycon showed up to  wow the crowd with his extraordinary performance. OAU’s best artistes like Kheemoyah, EWA, Virus da Viper, Adeash, among others also performed before Laycon. Twitter influencer/ O.A.U Graduate, Shank Comics additionally graced the occasion as the main host of the show. Shadaretobi was also a cohost of the concert.

The show’s main art, Laycon, arrived the stage around
10:20pm. His appearance ran students wild with excitement. The atmosphere was taken to a whole new level as Laycon made that big appearance to perform.
However there was setback when the rapper was held on stage and prevented from performing by the infamous Awo boys who demanded that he prostrate before performing. They did this as a way to continue the old tradition of making artistes prostrate before OAU students before they are allowed to perform.

This tradition has been changed from the simple and
respectable way it used to be. It used to be a way to carry the crowd along and give respect to Oba Awon University.
Usually, artistes are aware of this tradition and they do it without being forced or coerced. In the quest to make Laycon follow the tradition, Awo boys caused an unpleasant scene as Laycon was manhandled. It should also be noted that the Awo boys were given free tickets to attend the show but they took this for an entitlement to disrupt the show. This attitude from the Awo Boys raised questions to whether they should continue this tradition or the free invite of Awo boys should be stopped.


Babafaros the organizer of the show has hereby expressed his disappointment by the attitude shown by the Awo boys on his status. He expressed that he gave 25 free tickets to the Awo boys and yet they didn’t put up the best acts. In his words, they scattered his show.

However, the show proved to be a success. Abel Scott, a part 4 student of International Relations who attended the concert said that he enjoyed the concert and that it was good, "My going there wasn\"t for Laycon actually, it was to just feel the concert vibe as i haven’t experienced one after the last show HOTINC had on campus and also to witness some of OAU finest artist like EWA and other real musicians. Although I feel there should be strict screening for the upcoming artists that are not known and also slots for performances should be reduced or price increased to curb some acts."

Another Student of Accounting expressed her excitement to see Laycon as she was an Icon. Abimbola (aura bodyworks), a student of PHE enjoyed the concert, “I enjoyed it.. but the new artiste performing were too much.. almost made the show unbearable.

But I enjoyed the whole show, the Mcs did great but the performing acts.. nahhh

 The concert was sponsored by Unik Properties, Angel’s Touch, Tife’s Hub, Afkit, Flux, Munch it
and many other brands. Students of OAU are still talking  about the Lucid Experience with Laycon.

Monday, 2 August 2021

Ife Ultimate Search: The First of Its Kind

By Pelumi Hassan and Emmanuel Dominic

They say the noblest search is the search for excellence. Is
that what the Ife Ultimate Search event was about? The Ife Ultimate Search
organized by OAU events is the first of its kind in Obafemi Awolowo University.
The event is similar to the infamous Gulder Ultimate Search, where there is a
background story to every lost treasure. 

To kick off the event, there was a
rock theatre performed on stage, to give the background story of what the quest
is all about, which is the king\"s lost crown. The careless king misplaced his crown while he was celebrating. Hence, the need for an ultimate search.

For Ife Ultimate Search, tagged the chronicles, two teams
Team Ace ride and Team Nexy were tasked to find the king’s missing crown. The
teams were named after some of the sponsors. Each group featured 4 members,
which make a total of 8 contestants. For the Team Ace ride, the team members
were – Asclepius, Arafat, Hero, and Oxygen. For Team Nexy, the team members
were – Fabulous, Hesychius, Blaise gold, and Yungmarshal. There were through
the 5 stages of the quest to test the contestants for their level of strength,
intelligence and swiftness. The entry for the competition was for a token of
N5000 to go head to head for a cash prize of N50,000.

The event was held at Parks and Garden opposite the spider
building on Obafemi Awolowo University campus. There was quite a large turnout
to the event, peeps ranging from students, alumnus, business owners, and
publicists in Ife. The event was paired with a trade fair for about 16 notable
brands and vendors to showcase and sell their products.

 The OAU events was in
its quest to give the audience a good time employed the services of the popular
MC Corporate and Shadaretobi. According to the audience, the event was amazing.
Yemi, a part 4 student of the department of English said, “The idea of an
Ultimate Search in Ife is a great idea.”
He talked about how the publicity was
good as he heard about the event from a friend. He was impressed with the event
but he had reservations about the audio. He said, “when an audio of an event is
bad, it disconnects people. The event is nice, but it could be better.”

Ifeoluwa, a part 3 student of the Department of Nursing who
came because of a free ticket thought it was worth her time. The lucky student
also won a giveaway, so she was totally impressed with the event.

Tomi’s Spaghetti, a vendor at the trade fair learnt about
the event from someone’s status and decided to jump on it.

“The turn up has been positive. I have been making sales and
getting publicity. The event is really great, it is a nice idea. Being the
first, it can be improved.”

OAU Peeps correspondents were also privileged to interview Cowrywise’s
Emmanuel Faith, who is also an alumnus of the prominent citadel of learning,
OAU. During his time as a student, he worked with OAU events. He also stated
that the publicity of the event was good because he wasn’t informed by any of
the team members, the existence of the event reached him through the publicity.
He came to support brands, people, vendors and network with people. He has this
to say about Ife Ultimate Search;

“I don\"t know how long they planned this, but like I was
telling some people, that OAU is now a booming community, a whole economy on its
own, in the sense that, on a Sunday evening when people went to church and came
back, and still show up for the event, vendors showing up, people with one
receptions, nice people, drama, I think it\"s an exciting thing from the
planners OAU events and the people who came out to do this. I would give them a
6/10, since it\"s the first, there\"s room for improvements. They could have been
more sponsors, more event coordination, don\"t know though.”

After rigorous elimination, Asclepius emerged as the winner for the first-ever Ife ultimate search when he found the King’s crown. Blaise Gold, the 1st runner-up while oxygen came up as the 2nd runner-up. The prizes won are as follows; N50,000, N30,000, N20,000 respectively to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 3-month laundry service from Nexy and free ride for the top three contestants, in Ile-Ife. Other gifts were given to all the contestants.

Since the event was a success, the OAU community wonders if there would be an Ife Ultimate Search 2.0 or if there would be something else coming up for the community.

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Popular Political Icon Caught, Paraded For Stealing

Popular Political Icon Caught, Paraded For Stealing

By Adesina Ayomide Emmanuel
The popular political icon, Bello Ibrahim also known as Great Bello, a final year student from the department of Computer science was caught and paraded for stealing. 
The Great Ife student Union has set out in full force, with the parading and implementation of the scientific maximum shishi(SMS) being administered on Great Bello, a final year student of the Faculty of Technology who was caught stealing at Awolowo hall of residence. 

According to an audio recording available to OAUPEEPS News agency, the chairman of the electoral commission of Great Ife Student Union in person of FM CASTRO explained in details how the thief was apprehended. 

The chairman of the electoral committee claimed to have received a distress call from a student claiming a thief who has been caught in Awolowo hall of residence but dragging matters with them. The chairman swifty responded to the call and moved to the level of Awo hall and asked that the apprehended thief be transferred to the Student Union Building. 

Then, the thief happened to be a popular political icon of campus in person of Bello Ibrahim. 
Great Bello had previously contested for the chairmanship of Angola hall of residence but lost to AK wisdom during the 2015/2016. He was also part of the judicial council 2016/2017, and he contested for the presidential position of his faculty.

Great Bello confirmed that he stole the items that was caught on him and the items include mattress, fan, boxers, Ankara, and slides belonging to the students  in Awolowo Hall of Residence. 
However, he said the case is spiritual to him because he comes from a polygamous home. 

After several investigations, he was given 50 strokes of cane and paraded in the eight hall of residence before proceeding for community service. 

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The electoral committee however sent a notice of warning to all those who are in this habit to stop before they get apprehended by the student union security committee and be ready to face the law.