Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Travelling Buses Provided By The Student Union: Ride With The Union

By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Great Ife Students' Union has once again intervened in the students transportation problem by the provision of traveling buses. The “Ride with the union” is the intervention of the students' union for students traveling to Lagos and Ibadan.

The leadership of the union met with the leadership of the Lagos-bound and Ibadan-bound units of the bus drivers association to finalize it on the 21st of February, 2023. 

Ride with the Union is expected to start today, 22nd February, 2023 with SUB car park as the point of conveyance. This transportation opportunity does not end today but extends till further notice.

The Lagos trip ends at Berger/Oshodi while the Ibadan trip ends at Iwo road, Ibadan. Ten 18-seater buses were provided for Lagos and Ten were provided for Ibadan at subsidized prices.  2500 for Lagos (instead of 3000) and 1000 for Ibadan (instead of 1200).

Students can make transfer to these accounts. Or they can decide to pay in cash.

Transfers can be made into these accounts depending on your destination:

For Lagos



John Patrick

For Ibadan



Adubazi Israel Onimisi

Ensure to notify them through 

Patrick (for Lagos)


Israel (for Ibadan)


Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Naira Scarcity: Leadership Of The Union Secure Cash Intervention With Banks


By Ayomide Emmanuel

Amidst the scarcity of naira notes going on in the country which has made several people to be unable to go on with their day to day activities because of unavailability of cash, the leadership of the Great Ife Students' Union has secured a cash intervention with three banka operating on campus to ease the financial difficulties faced by students on campus on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 7am at the three designated banks.

In a Press Statement made available to OAUpeeps News Agency, the three Banks that the bank intervention was secured are Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa. The intervention which will see that each student is entitled to a one-time withdrawal of a  sum of #5000 or less. 

Consequently, students are expected to be on queues at the banks and obtain withdrawal slips from executives/officer of the Union present and must come with any University-approved means of identification; which can be School ID, Library card, Health Center card or Clearance Certificate printed from the eportal. The Financial Secretary of the Union, Comrade Legbeti was however commended for leading this intervention.

Friday, 17 February 2023

Senate Orders Shut Down Of OAU For The Election Break

By Ayomide Emmanuel

Following the order given by the National Universities Commission that all Federal government Institutions should embark on a three-week break ahead of the 2023 general election. 

In a statement made available to OAUPeeps News Agency, the University community will be shut down from Wednesday, 22nd February to Tuesday, 14th March 2023, to enable staff and students to participate in the forthcoming general elections which are scheduled to hold on Saturday 25th, February for the Presidential/National Assembly and on Saturday, 11th March 2023 for the Gubernatorial/State Assembly respectively. 
"Consequently, staff and students are expected to stay away from classes during the period. 

"Members of staff on essential services are required to be at their duty posts. 

"Staff and students are expected to resume on Tuesday, 14th March 2023."

Monday, 13 February 2023

Regulation Of Price List Not Connected To Town-Igboro Strike: Transport Management Commission


The transportation management commission has debunked the rumour that the strike of the Town-Igboro drivers on 14th, February 2023 is connected with the regulation of transportation prices. 

In what seems to be a rumour that the Town-Igboro drivers won't be working on 14th, February 2023 seems to be confirmed to OAUPeeps News Agency by the transport management commission.

Speaking to our correspondent, Hon. Sumbade Jnr the General Secretary of the commission confirmed the rumour but plans are on. He also made clarification that the strike is not connected to the price regulation.

Breaking News: Transport Management Committee Releases New Transportation Price List

By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Transport management committee of the Great Ife Students' Union under the Chairmanship of Hon. Sir tee has a provided an update on transportation prices.

Recall that the sabo-lagere has earlier increased the price list of buses plying town-campus due to the scarcity and increase in fuel price.

However, in a Press Statement made available to OAUPeeps News Agency, the commission condemned the sudden increase of the transportation price. In performing the duty given to them by the Union which is to protect student welfarism in respect to transportation, swing into actions and had several meetings with the transporters which yielded positive results.

According to the release from the commission, Bus stop-Mayfair-Ap-Legere-Sabo will be #100, Bus stop-gate will be #50 whole Bus stop - Hall of residence will be #30 and the prices of bikes return to normal respectively and the prices start to take effect from Monday, 13th February 2023.

Thursday, 9 February 2023

A Year After The Loss Of Heritage Ajibola, Mantainance Resident Take To Social Media To Narrate Their Ordeals, And Address Students Union As All Talk And No Bite

 By Ayomide Emmanuel

A resident of the popular private hostels, mantainance hostels owned by private individuals has taken to her Twitter page to narrate the ordeals faced by the residents of the hostel.

 Recall it's exactly a year today that the University lost a beautiful soul Heritage Ajibola who fell into a septic tank at Bver Hostel,Maintenace Hostels due to the neligence and lack of proper mainatance of the private hostels.

Ajibola Heritage

 In this same vien, taking to her twitter page, Toriaforall said it's over 9months in which the hostel that houses greater population of the female students of Obafemi Awolowo University has been in blackout and the famale students has been subjected to gross maltreatment under the nose of the school management and nothing has been done about it. She further stated that despite numerous tiring protest, reports and daily-dallying, they have constantly been fed wth lies and stories that never seems to end.

Speaking on the issue of epelitic power and water supply experienced by the residents of the hostel, she wrote that the reason why most of them moved to the hostel was because of 24 hours of light and water supply which was in the tenancy agreement that they signed. According to her, businesses have shut down and they have to through series of harassment just to change their devices and they go through rigorous torture of having to drag buckets of water up in the staircase multiple times a day which lead to sickness and the hostels developer who charge hefty and ridiculous amount of naira for a bedspace have been complacent and dormants about the situations.

Stressing her fact, she addresses the union as all talk and no bite despite all what they are facing ranging from the purchase of faulty transformer and stories of embezzlement. She further stated that out of 17 hostels, 12hostels have lights. Naming the hostels concerned, she named Ajike hostel owned by Rushmore ltd, Bver hostel owned by Bver hostels and suites, Aquifer hostel owned by Aquifer hostels and suites and Aderonke hostel owned by OAU int'l school.

See her tweets below

Fellow netizens have also taken to the comment sections of the tweets to express their dissatisfaction. See tweets below