Wednesday, 10 July 2019

July 10 OAU Massacre; What Actually Happened

The Obafemi Awolowo University massacre was a series of shootings and murders which took place against students of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria on Saturday, July 10, 1999. It resulted in the deaths of five people and injuring of eleven, all of them students at OAU.

It was perpetrated by an organized death squad of 40 members of the Black Axe Confraternity branch at the university. They invaded the Awolowo Hall of the university at around 4:30 A.M., clad in black trousers and black T-shirts, their faces hidden by masks; they carried and made use of shotguns and hatchets against students.

What led to the massacre
An account of what led to the massacre is given by Prof. Roger Makanjuola's book “Water Must Flow Uphill (Adventures in University Administration)”. Prof. Roger Makanjuola, following the massacre, became Vice Chairman of the university and took an active role in both investigating and punishing those from the university involved in the murders.

Prof. Roger Makanjuola writes about an initial incident and it's aftermath that occurred in the weeks before the murders: "On Saturday, 7 March 1999, a group of Black Axe members held a meeting in Ife town. After the meeting, they drove back to the campus. On the main road, Road 1, leading into the campus, they were overtaken by some students in another car. For whatever reason, they were enraged and gave chase to the students. The students, seeing them in pursuit, raced hastily to the car park outside Angola Hall and ran into the adjacent Awolowo Hall for safety. The Students’ Union, which had also received information that secret cult members were gathering in a house in the senior staff quarters, mobilised in response to the incident. Led by George Iwilade, the Secretary-General, a group of them drove to the house, officially occupied by Mr. F.M. Mekoma, and forced their way into the boys’ quarters. They found nine individuals inside, eight of them students of the University, with a submachine gun, a locally manufactured gun, an axe, a bayonet and the black clothing and regalia of the Black Axe cult. The University authorities were informed, and the members of the secret cult were handed over to the Police. They were held in police custody and taken to the Chief Magistrate’s Court where two weeks later they were granted bail."

Prof. Roger Makanjuola documents and raises concerns over the way the matter was handled by both the police and court system who broke from protocol, common sense and destroyed evidence and how this led to the failure to be able to prosecute the Black Axe members involved in the incident. Prof. Roger Makanjuola writes: "The case was heard on 31 March, and to the utmost amazement of everyone, the Chief Magistrate discharged and acquitted the arrested individuals. The students who had apprehended the cult members were not called as witnesses. The investigating police officer, Corporal Femi Adewoye, claimed that the witnesses could not be located and actually stated in Court, “I tried to contact the complainants in this case, all to no avail. To date, there is no complainant in the case. Since all the accused persons denied the allegations against them and there is no complainant, there is no way the allegations can be proved.” This was the submission of the prosecuting police officer! Usually, in such cases, witness’ summons were served through the University Administration but this did not happen. The trial was concluded in two court appearances in eight days.

The Chief Magistrate also ordered that the submachine gun be sent to the police armourer and the other exhibits be destroyed, thus eliminating all the evidence, and making it impossible to re-open the case. The Judicial Enquiry recommended that the Magistrate be reported to the Judicial Commission for appropriate disciplinary action. Nothing came of this, as nothing came of all the other recommendations of that Panel."

Prof. Roger Makanjuola recalls following the failed prosecution the Black Axe cultists returned to the university to study. Much to the dismay and concern of fellow students. Under pressure from students the university's authorities moved to suspend the cultists involved by issuing a 'release' but failing to send the specific students official letters informing them of their suspension.

Prof. Roger Makanjuola says: "Shortly afterwards, the University was closed as a result of a student crisis. When it re-opened three months later, the cult members returned to the campus and were seen attending lectures. The students raised an alarm once more. In response to this, the University issued a release on 2 July re-affirming the suspensions of the cult members. The letters of suspension were dated 8 July and it is doubtful whether those affected actually received them before the tragic events two days later."

In addition to the direct factors given in accounts by Prof. Roger Makanjuola and others. It is also stated that factors relating to creating the necessary favorable environment for the massacre to having occurred also played a part. Such factors include a general increase in campus violence due to university and government employment and sponsorship of campus cults. Peluola Adewale writes "campus cultism had not always been pronouncedly violent until 1980s, and this change coincided with a period when governments started unleashing serious attacks on university education. This began with the introduction of some outrageous charges and later, in 1986, the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP), which have now been transformed into a general neo-liberal economic programme. In order to repress the resistance of students against commercialisation of education and other anti-poor policies, the government and university authorities employed the service of campus cultists. The social background of elements who used to be members of cult groups prepared them for such dastardly activities. They were mostly from upper and middle-class families, and therefore did not really have problems with anti-poor policies of the government and university management, for instance how to pay the contentious charges being imposed on students. Today, there are students from poor background joining cult groups. They largely do so because campus cultism provides veritable platform to raise money through extortion and other criminal activities."

Another factor is said to be relating to the university's administration at the time of the massacre. Vice Chancellor Wale Omole said to have taken no action, aside from perhaps protecting, known campus cultists. Peluola Adewale states "his (Vice Chancellor Wale Omole) administration created an enabling atmosphere for the attack. For the eight years he spent in office, Omole did not show any seriousness in fight against campus cultism, rather it was commonplace for cultists apprehended by students to get their way back to the university unscratched. While student activists were expelled for leading students in various demands, it was on record that no cultist was punished by the Omole-led management."

The massacre
On the night of the 9th July 1999 a number of student groups held a party at Obafemi Awolowo University. The 'Mirror Online' reports: "members of Kegites Club on the campus, Man O’ war members, and various other student leaders- both former and incumbent, gathered at the open ground between Angola and Mozambique Halls." Later in the night many of the party-goers began occupying the cafeteria of Awolowo Hall whilst others returned to their halls of residence to sleep.

At between 3-3.30am (now 10th July 1999) a large number of cultists (reported to be between 22 and 40) of the Black Axe confraternity arrived to carry out a preplanned assault on the university with the intention of carrying out the assassinations of several prominent members of the student union. Allegations that these assassinations were sponsored by the university's Vice Chancellor Wale Omole remain to this day but it is unclear if this is the case. It is said "one of the cultists, Kazeem Bello, aka Kato, confessed that Wale Omole had a hand in their July 10 dastardly operation."

Upon arriving at the university the Black Axe cultists "drove through the main gate and proceeded to the car park next to the Tennis Courts in the Sports Center. They disembarked there and went on foot along a bush path to Awolowo Hall, where they violently interrupted the gyration, firing guns and also wielding axes and cutlasses."

Although the order of the events that followed vary from account to account (in terms of who was killed in what order) it is clear that following the assault 4 people were left dead, another died from gunshot wounds later, one more survived from a gunshot wound and "Twenty-five others received minor injuries, which were sustained during the stampede out of the Awolowo Hall cafeteria and later on during the attack."

The Mirror Online reports "The victims, which included the then Students’ Union Secretary General, George Yemi Iwilade, (fondly called Afrika); 400 level medical student, Eviano Ekelemu; a graduating student, Yemi Ajiteru; 100-Level Philosophy student, Babatunde Oke, and Ekpede Godfrey were gunned down by the “marauding beasts” in Blocks 5 and 8, Awolowo Hall." Prof. Roger Makanjuola writes: "Tunde Oke was still alive but died on the operating table. Four others, George Iwilade, Yemi Ajiteru, Efe Ekede and Eviano Ekelemu, were brought in dead. Eviano Ekelemu bled to death from gunshot wounds to the groin and thigh. The other three died from gunshot wounds to the head.

During the attack several accounts state the Black Axe members were heard to be "shouting, “Legacy, come out!”" referring to the suspended Students’ Union President, Lanre Adeleke. Additional targets of the attacks are described also. Prof. Roger Makanjuola's account states the same and he also writes: "During the course of the incident, the attackers also shouted the names of “Afrika”, George Iwilade, and “Dexter”, the Chief of the Kegites, demanding that they come out."

Of the targets of the massacre Lanre Adeleke (Legacy) managed to escape by jumping from a balcony after hearing the gunfire. “Dexter”, the Chief of the Kegites, also escaped unharmed. George Iwilade (Afrika), the Secretary-General of the Students’ Union and a Law student was not so lucky. Upon entering his room the Black Axe "shot him immediately in the head. Then they smashed his head with their axe to make sure he was dead".

It is reported George Iwilade (Afrika) was the only successfully assassinated victim. "Afrika, who was said to have carried out the arrest (relating to the incident on Saturday, 7 March 1999), was mercilessly butchered while the other four were just unfortunate victims"

Prof. Roger Makanjuola gives the order of events as been: "They first entered Room 184, where they shot and killed Efe Ekede, a Part II Psychology student. In Room 230, they shot Charles Ita, a Part II Law student. A group of the attackers then shot Yemi Ajiteru, a Part II Religious Studies student, through the head in the corridor outside the Kegites’ headquarters. In Room 273, they found George Iwilade (Afrika), the Secretary-General of the Students’ Union and a Law student, and shot him through the head, along with another occupant, Tunde Oke, a Part 1 student of Philosophy, who was shot in the abdomen. When the attackers got to Room 271, the room allocated to the suspended Students’ Union President, Lanre Adeleke (Legacy), they found that he had escaped. Legacy was in his room when he heard the first gun shots..... The band of thugs proceeded to Fajuyi Hall on foot, where they shot and killed one more student. That individual, Eviano Ekelemo, a medical student, was certainly not a student activist, but they shot him anyway.". However the order in which the victims were killed varies in various testimonies by a number of witnesses.

Prof. Roger Makanjuola's account of the Black Axe cultist's escape is"The murderers left Fajuyi Hall on foot and went through the bush path behind the Hall back to their vehicles. They drove to the Students’ Union building, which they ransacked. They returned to their vehicles and drove out of the University through the main gate. The security staff, having heard gunfire, fled for their lives. Thus the exit of the marauding thugs was unchallenged."

Aftermath and the powerful congress
The day after the attack it is reported "President Adeleke presided over an assembly in the enormous amphitheater of Oduduwa Hall; he demanded the immediate resignation of Wole Omole, the loathed vice chancellor who impeded student efforts to eliminate cults (Omole, for example, failed to expel the previously apprehended eight cultists). An award of 10,000 nairas ($100 U.S.) was offered for Omole’s capture and hundreds of students occupied the administration building, refusing to leave until Omole was fired."

Prof. Roger Makanjuola writes of what followed the massacre: "In the aftermath of the attack, the whole university was enveloped in fear and there was chaos in the halls of residence. However, within a short time, the President of the Students’ Union, Lanre Adeleke, was able to restore order and mobilise his colleagues. The students went to the town searching for the perpetrators in locations where cult members were thought to be living. They “arrested” three individuals and brought them back to Awolowo Hall. These were Aisekhaghe Aikhile, a Part I student of Agricultural Economics, Emeka Ojuagu, and Frank Idahosa (Efosa). Efosa and Ojuagu were arrested in a public transport vehicle that was about to leave Ife.

The students exhibited black clothing, two berets and two T-shirts, that had been found in Ojuagu’s bag, which was claimed to be the Black Axe uniform. Efosa was a known member of the Black Axe. He had been expelled from the University of Benin and was later admitted for a diploma programme in Local Government Studies in Ife. The three of them were savagely beaten and tortured in the Awolowo Hall “Coffee Room”, the traditional venue for such events. The inverted commas have been employed because coffee had not been known to be served there for many years. Efosa and Oguagu are said to have confessed to participating in the attacks during their “interrogation”, and Efosa is said to have gone further to state that the attack was organised to avenge the humiliating treatment of the Black Axe members who had been arrested in Mr. Mekoma’s house on 7 March.
In the course of the interrogation, Aisekhaghe Aikhile died, and his body was taken to the hospital mortuary. The interrogations also yielded the information that 22 Black Axe members were involved, six from the University, four from the University of Lagos, four from the University of Ibadan, and eight from the University of Calabar. There was also a separate claim that more students from the University of Benin were also involved.

The VC, Professor Wale Omole, had been out of the country on 10 July 1999, the day of the attack and in his absence, the Deputy VC (Academic), Professor A.E. Akingbohungbe, was in charge. Soon after his arrival, the VC was summoned to Abuja to give a report of the incident the day after he returned to campus. On 14 July, his suspension was announced by the Government."

Several days later on the 18th July 1999 Prof. Roger Makanjuola was appointed Vice Chacellor and as replacement to Professor Wale Omole. He promised the students of Obafemi Awolowo University he would do everything in his power to bring the perpetrators to justice. Firstly he visited the Commissioner of Police, Mr. J.C. Nwoye, in Osogbo who raised the issue that the university still hadn't officially reported the murders despite what he said had been repeated requests. Prof. Roger Makanjuola summarily wrote and submitted the required paperwork officially reporting the murders.

Prof. Roger Makanjuola gives the following account of what followed: "A total of 12 individuals were arrested and charged to court over the three weeks following the murders, including Efosa and Ojuagu. Only one of those involved in the March episode was among those arrested. The other eight could not be located. Two of them had obtained their transcripts and resumed their studies in France. The students brought information on the whereabouts o f a major suspect, Babatunde Kazeem (Kato), and we provided a vehicle so that the Police could go with the students to the address in Lagos and arrest him. Kato was a former student who had been “advised to withdraw” from the University as a result of academic failure. He had been apprehended by the Students’ Union in August 1997 when he admitted to being a secret cult member. He was subsequently handed over to the Security Department, but there is no record of what happened after that. We also provided the Police with information on three other individuals, “Innocent”, “Yuletide” and “Ogbume.” Sadly, nothing came of this, even though we provided Ogbume’s address in Victoria Garden City, Lagos. The arrested persons were charged to the Ile-Ife Magistrate’s court for the murders.

The Judicial Commission of Enquiry was eventually inaugurated in Abuja on 18 October, but did not start work until 24 November, and eventually arrived in the University on Sunday, 28 November. The Chairman was Justice Okoi Itam. There were six other members, including Professor Jadesola Akande, an experienced and highly respected academic and university administrator, and Ray Ekpu, the journalist. Ms. Turi Akerele was later deployed as legal counsel to the Commission. A flamboyant but highly capable alumnus, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, led a team representing the students.

The Commission’s report was submitted in February 2000 and was released, along with the Government’s white paper, later that year. The Commission expressed its strong belief that seven named individuals had participated in the killings—Frank Idahosa (Efosa), Didi Yuletide, Kazeem Bello (Kato), and four individuals who were identified only by their nicknames or Christian names—Innocent, Athanasius, “Ochuko”, and “Chunk.” The last was identified as the then head of the Black Axe secret cult. The Commission also recommended the investigation of 16 other individuals, including Emeka Oguaju and the nine involved in the 7 March episode. The Panel criticised the police investigation of the case and recommended that the Inspector-General of Police should set up a special task force to take it over.

The cases against those charged in the Chief Magistrate’s Court for belonging to an illegal organisation eventually came to nothing. However, we were very hopeful of a successful prosecution of the murder cases against Efosa and company. The case in the Osogbo High Court, which commenced on 9 April 2001, wound on. Evidence for the prosecution was taken from a number of students and some other witnesses. There was adjournment after adjournment. In mid-2002, the Judge hearing the case was transferred to Iwo, and the case along with it. There was a further delay while the exhibits were also subsequently taken to Iwo. To the amazement of everyone, the Judge upheld a “No Case” submission by the defence on 5 November 2002. The three accused persons were released and they subsequently disappeared…"

In 2009 it was reported: "Ten years after the carnage, the relatives and associates of the victims as well as students of OAU are still crying out for justice."

#July10 #SayNoToCultism

Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Ife Pharmacy Set To Host PANS National Convention

The Faculty of Pharmacy of the Obafemi Awolowo University would be receiving students and distinguished personalities from all over the country from Sunday, 22nd October to 29th October 2017.

The Convention is an annual event of the National Secretariat of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students which currently has its secretariat at the Obafemi Awolowo University and is led by Alo 'Setofunmi. This year the convention is tagged "Synergy" and preparations are already in top gear. The week would be featuring Seminars, Mentorship session, some literary events, sports contests and some other social activities to foster interaction between these different schools.

There would also be an outreach, and according to what our correspondent was able to gather, this year's convention would also be featuring a blood donation programme. In an interaction with a student of the host faculty who chose to remain anonymous, he stated; "The Convention majorly is the highlight of any PANS administrative year. I hope the Alo-led administration would pull off a worthy convention."


Monday, 2 October 2017

The Opportunity Conference To Hold 14th October

With the understanding that if a country will progress and move forward quickly, youths must be empowered because they are said to be the backbone of a nation. Youths and their awing strength, energy, vigour and innovation can bring about new ideas that will birth the change we seek to push our dear country forward. Knowing that these key agents of change are not immune to challenges that can affect them and their ability to create impact, if not properly handled, is the reason why The Volunteers, a group of young, vibrant and purposeful individuals, are organizing The Opportunity Conference.

The Opportunity Conference 1.0 or TOC, as it is fondly called, is a free one day conference put together with the mind of equipping youths with the necessary tools to combat these challenges and turn them into areas of great opportunities to explore.

The Opportunity Conference which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 14th of October 2017 at Ajose Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Agriculture, OAU Campus by 11am prompt, will play host to invited speakers like James Maduekeh, a Financial Market Principal at Standard  Chartered  Bank, Nigeria, Babajide Olatunji, an autodidact Visual Artist, Emmanuel Adegboye, a TEDxIfe Co-licencee, TEDxYaba curator and Project Manager at Ventures Garden Group and panelists like Diekara Oloruntoba-Oju, Author of When Lemons Grow on Orange Trees, Dr. Yusuff of the Faculty of Law, OAU, Dr. Michael Olaolu Popoola, a zoologist and lecturer and Co-Founder of The Broth, Omolola Oyewole.

The Opportunity Conference will address challenges in gaining financial freedom, limitations to skills and talents, utilising and fully harnessing the internet and media space, the intertwining of Law and the internet, entrepreneurship, soft skills in the workplace among others.

The October 14 Opportunity Conference is for all youths and the young at heart and is not restricted to any category of people.

Register at :

For enquiries, kindly call: 08087231937, 08169580478, 08105584510.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

YES! Festival 2017: Registration To Close October 1

YES! Festival 2017: Registration To Close October 1
The registration for YES! Festival 2017 is set to close on 1st October, 2017 by 11:59pm WAT.
To register, visit
YES! Festival is a 30-day online business summit for successful business leaders, brand owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from different fields of business all over the world.
One of the objectives of the online platform is to develop and nurture the young, dexterous workforce and aggressively promote the creative drive, sustainable development and foster unique values in upcoming entrepreneurs as a means of arresting unemployment and poverty in our society at large by making available practical, relevant and commercial information for sustainable development.
The event scheduled to hold on 2nd - 31st October, 2017 is undoubtedly the most anticipated online event in Africa.
We have as target 30 business leaders, some of which include; Vincent Adeoba (Nigeria), Sola Sandra (Uganda), Lukmon Fasasi (Nigeria), Agyemang Caleb (Ghana), Timi Agbaje (Nigeria), Tafon Babila (Cameroon), Kehinde Afolayan (Nigeria), Ojo Temitope (South Africa).
At least 5000 participants are expected for the summit. The program line up includes; Business lectures, Book Reviews, YES! Charity Tour, YES! Essay Contest and lots more.

Hurry and Register!!!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Novel Nigeria To Give $100 In YES Essay Contest

YES! Essay Contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world youths' in promoting excellence and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire the society to learn from young minds and think about how each of us can make a difference.
In the world of business, different companies, organizations and people have different perspective in the best practices for institutes and industries. Opening these topics for discuss is an opportunity for business leaders to take note of these diverse views and gain new perspectives. 
The purpose of the essay is to challenge perspectives on several topics relating to business and entrepreneurship.
To write an essay, the writer must thoroughly investigate the topic and collect any information relating to the topic. A clear thesis and sound reasoning must be used throughout the essay with clear logical transitions. A variety of topics are available for you to focus your essay   on and to help the creation of your idea.

-Essay must be original and unpublished.
-Plagiarized entries will be rejected
-Co-authored essays will be rejected
-Any Essay topic chosen must be related to BUSINESS or ENTREPRENEURSHIP
-Entries should be submitted via on/before September 30, 2017
-Essay must indicate name, phone number and gender
-Essay must not be more than 700 words.

All essays will be examined and graded by Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).

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Monday, 17 July 2017

OpenCon Ife Scheduled To Hold On 29th July 2017

OpenCon is the student and early career academic professional conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Last year's global meeting was held November 12-14, 2016 in Washington DC. And this year's global event is coming up November, 2017.

In the light of these, OpenCon 2017 Ife is a satellite event, project led by the next generation to advance OpenCon's three focus areas - Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. It is to advance research works done by student in Nigeria Tertiary institutions. Have you ever thought about what could become of you, have you ever thought about, where your efforts will led too, or are you concern about what your efforts can turn too as a student that is Final year project. An open graduate academic research will create the following

- Bridging graduate with potential employees
- Advancing academic research output
- Appreciating well put efforts
- Leverages
- Better approach to environmental, societal issues.
-Discovery of innovations and inventory.
- Ownership of intellectual property.

Although, the question of, reliability of final year projects data, plagiarism, are issues that could hinder it's adoption or acceptance. But, the filtration to get the best that stands out, such as those that are specific, indigenous, innovative, with new idea, is something that will mitigate the other defaults or deficits.

Join us on July 29th, 2017, with
Wikimedia UG Nigeria, (Wikimedia, owner of the Internet domain name Wikipedia), who will provide a strategy workshop training.
Connected Development - An international award winning anti corruption organizations, tracking Government funding with date.

Venue: Cooperative Hall, Behind Banking Area, Obafemi Awolowo University.
Time: 10am.
Attendance is free.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

GoPoethick 2017 To Hold Between 27th-29th July, To Feature Dike Chukwumerije, Romeo Oriogun Others

GO POETHICK is a festival of poetry that began in 2015, at Obafemi Awolowo University. Our aim was to bring the art of poetry to young people in Nigerian universities, so that we can create a fertile ground for the growth of the art.

This year’s edition will feature series of exciting activities including: panel discussions, secondary schools visitation, Bon-fire poetry party and a poetry and theatre production by one of Nigeria’s finest performance poets, Dike Chukwumerije.

With a blend of fashion and culture, this year’s edition promises to deliver a three-days non-stop fun, befitting of a well-planned festival and is scheduled to hold between Thursday 27th July and Saturday 29th July 2017.

A major Highlight for this year's festival is the "Made In Nigeria Show", a poetry and theatre production by Dike Chukwumerije, hosted by the Simply Poetry production crew. The show is scheduled to at the Oduduwa Hall in the evening of Saturday, 29th July 2017.

Tickets for the Poetry and Theatre Production are already on sale. Visit for more details.

For sponsorship and enquiries, contact Victor on 09091204454

Novel Nigeria To Host First Online Summit In October 2017

Novel Nigeria To Host First Online Summit In October 2017

Novel Nigeria, a fast rising brand, is set to hold its first ever online summit; the YES festival. Find its official press release below.

The YES! Festival is an annual 30-day online summit for successful business leaders, brand owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from different fields of business all over the world. It's a business festival bringing together business leaders in various fields for riveting discussions and debates with focus on branding, advertising, marketing, monetization, distribution and lots more.

We have as target, 30 business leaders across 25 African countries and at least 500 participants for the events.
Our program line-up includes; Business Lectures, Book Reviews, Charity Tour, YES! Essay Contest and lots more. YES! Festival is scheduled to hold on 2nd - 31st October, 2017.
#30,000 Airtime Awoof, cash and other consolation prices will be won.

To register, pay summit fee (#500) to any branch of GTBank into 0208654248 (Ndimele Kingsley)
Send YES! using your WhatsApp number to +2348102969700 via SMS.
SMS confirming your approval will be sent to you immediately.

To participate in the YES! Essay Contest,visit for more details.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Learn To Speak French Conveniently With Confiance Tutors

A good knowledge of another international language can boost your value in the international labour market?

Why not learn French under the tutelage of well seasoned French tutors with good exposure to the language?

Confiance Tutors are offering a chance to learn the language conveniently in a 2 month weekend classes package.

Participants would also be granted a chance for international certification in the language after writing exams.

Registration form costs just N200

For more enquiries call: 08082138889

Why not embrace this offer to stay relevant in the global business world?

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

PANS OAU New Executives Get Sworn In

It was indeed a new beginning for Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students, OAU chapter as her newly elected executives were sworn in at the New Pharmacy Building, Faculty of pharmacy,Ile-ife on the 15th April, 2017. Speaking at the ceremony, the Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof Adebajo congratulated them and also charged them to serve the association diligently, learning from the mistakes of their predecessors.

The new Executives are;
PRESIDENT- Adeyemi Yusuf

VICE PRESIDENT- Olakanmi Grace AnjolaJesu



FINANCIAL SECRETARY- Adedokun Oluwasogo Isaac

TREASURER- Sanusi Ganiyat Folashade

DIRECTOR OF SOCIALS- Gbadamosi Adekunle Samson

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS- Alabi Fiyinfoluwa

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF- Jongbo Oluwabukola



LIBRARIAN- Apantaku Sunday Oluwaseun

Also at the swearing-in ceremony, the Pharmacy Students Representative Council [PSRC] which comprises of four members from each class were sworn in. Other dignitaries present at the ceremony include the Faculty's Student adviser; Dr. Adeyemi, the Head of Department [Pharmacolgy], Dr. Omisore and also the National President, Pharmaceutical Association Of Nigeria Students, Alo Setofunmi.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Tweenkle Enterprise Presents "A Day With Entrepreneurs"

We all have one way or the other attended an entrepreneurship programme, and if noticed, it is almost always the same thing that is being said, and we all end up still being the same person we are.
Now is the time for us to make a DIFFERENCE and let the world see the potential in us.


   An initiative with a difference! This is not just about the sweet-talk, it's about meeting entrepreneurs, branding your business ideas and also equipping you with the relevant business information you need to survive business hurdles and also getting business opportunities, with some top notch entrepreneurs on campus like :
➡ Lukmon Fasasi
➡ Seun Fakorede
➡ Oge Ayodele
➡ Guddies planet
➡Nigerian showcase

This is for people with business ideas, who have challenges in one way or the other with execution.

Other side attractions include:
- Trade exhibition
- Skills showcase

Registration costs N200 and for registration, contact:

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If you are interested in getting a space for the trade exhibition, you can contact the numbers above as limited slots are available.
Also if you have skills on makeup, fashion designing, arts and crafts, hair styling, etc, to participate in the skills show case, you can also contact those numbers to get your forms.

    Also for people with business ideas, get your ideas liberated and make them a dream come true, by sending those ideas to and get yourself a BUSINESS AND SPONSORSHIP DEAL.

Date - April 14th 2017
Time- 9:00am
Venue- ICAN Lecture theatre.

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Zibe slush, LFB, Home Advantage Africa, YomiNigeria, Oges fashion, Guddies planet, Nigerian showcase, Osomediaplus, ProTriple29 Business Consults.

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Monday, 27 February 2017

All Times Group Finally Pull Off Entrepreneurship-Leadership Conference

After postponements consequential to unavoidable incidents, the All Times group finally held her much anticipated Entrepreneurship- Leadership Conference on Saturday, 25th February 2017. The event, which was held at the New Moot and Mock Court of the Faculty of Law, started with an opening remark by Barrister Sola Adegbite.

 Ade Bakare, a fashion designer then took to the stage to lecture the audience on whaat he tagged "Fashionprenuership". In his speech, he expatiated on how the wide the fashion sphere had grown. Enlightening participants on how much opportunities existed in the industry. Adeniyi Adeyinka, a Chemical Engineering graduate of the University of Lagos, then spoke on "Employ-ability Skills and Business Branding". In his speech, he engaged participants on what their plans after school were. He also taught how the audience how to create a wonderful Currilculum Vitae. Dr Akin Ogunbiyi then took the audience through the concept of Insurance and Corporate Investment.  He then went into an interactive section with the students where he facilitated questions and answers before sharing his past as a lecturer to the participants and made being specific the basis of his discussion with measured interest ,achievable calls and experiences.

At the end of their presentations, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi and other facilitators were each presented with an All Times Award by Professor Alao. There were also other discussants at the event, some being; Barrister Charles, who spoke on "Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in a Global Economy" amongst others.

 Other Schools represented at the event include the University of Ibadan, Oduduwa University, and the Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology, Ogbomoso.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Be The Best Conference To Begin Today

Be-The-Best Conference is an initiative that seeks to empower students across Nigerian tertiary institutions in light of our observation that adjusting to LIFE AFTER SCHOOL is an uphill task for most people. The conference looks to enhance survival instincts and independent ability, soft skills, practical knowledge, forward thinking and values that is generally required to thrive within the society after graduation.

Date: 3rd & 4th February, 2017

Time: 3:00pm & 9:00am

Venue: Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Gate Fee: FREE

Alex Goma
MD, PZ Cussons, Nigeria

Onyeche Tifase

Ayo Daniels

Program Highlight:
Life After School
The Brand Called "YOU"
Career & Business Enterprise
Interview Nuggets/CV Writing
Live Aptitude Test for final year students

Register at:

Thursday, 26 January 2017

"Man The Mic Is A Big Deal" - Timi Agbaje

  Timi Agbaje, a well known event compere, entrepreneur, and the organizer of the much anticipated oratory training event; "Man the Mic", in an interview session with OAU Peeps News Agency enlightened us about the aims and how much result he expects from the programme.

     In the interview, he stated how much he expects "Man The Mic" to be successful because of the huge efforts and resources put into it. According to the Compere, there are about fifty participants and this already meant success for the organizers. He was also certain of a ninety-percent impact if not hundred on the participants due to the fact that the facilitators were professionals in their line of work and that it wasn't only their lessons but also their lifestyle and achievements would go a long way to motivate the participants.

 With just a day to go, find the Press Release from the organizers below;
"Press Statement on Man The Mic

The programme MAN THE MIC holds tomorrow Friday at Moot Court in Faculty of Law, OAU .  The venue was shifted in order to accommodate the anticipated audience.

Then participants of Man The Mic are expected to arrive at 11am whilst the programme will start by 12pm. Prompt arrival is very important!

Facilitators are Nancy Isime of Hip Tv, Don Tee, Mc Simbal, Asiri, Ayo Atitebi, Biyi Ajayi, Mc Gollie. Features include
Networking sessions, certificates, questions and answers, insights etc

Forms are still available for sale!
History is about to be made in grand style. Don't miss this ever

Call 0813 114 5829 for details!"

Political Science Students Hold Round-Table Talk

The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the National Association of Political Science Students (NAPSS) on the noon of Wednesday, 25th January 2017 held a political roundtable.

The talk which was held at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre was centered on the theme; “Anti-Corruption War: Political, Legal and Economic Perspective” featured distinguished speakers which came with different approaches to the topic. Immanuel Faith, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Economic Students Association (NESA), who represented the President of the department spoke on the Economic effects of the Anti-Corruption War, stating that the main purpose why corruption was a bad thing for any economy was that the money embezzled was often hidden out of the country and thus reduced the total amount of money in circulation. Ayogu Chinedu, however, approached the topic from a more practical perspective as he lauded the ongoing fight against corruption in the country by the President and Mr Salam Rasak also came to give his opinion which did not totally agree with the prior.

Mr Agunyai S., a lecturer in the department of Political Science however rounded off the debate as he clarified that President Muhammadu Buhari was not at all fighting corruption but was only facing a few corrupt politicians in the country and although, the President had a personal repute of truth and integrity, his approach to the said Anti-corruption fight might not be the most effective.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

NFCPS OAU Invites You To Her Fifth Annual Worship Experience; "Crumbling Walls"

The National Fellowship of Christian Pharmacy Students is hereby using this medium to invite the general public to her 5th Annual Worship Experience tagged: "Crumbling Walls: The Power of Praise to Crush Obstacles"

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017
Venue: Pharmacy Foyer
Time: 10am
- The Dispensers of Life
- Nifemi
- Psalmist Nifemi
- Dominic
- Ayanfe

Come and Experience The Power of Praise!

Monday, 16 January 2017

OAU Peeps News Agency Inducts New Members

Miss Adeyemi Adenike
Miss Adebayo Faith
Mr Olaoluwa Joseph
Group Photo of some members of the OAU Peeps Team After the Event

OAU Peeps News Agency on Saturday 14th of January, 2017 inducted new set of members into the Agency.

The event which was held at the Junior Chambers International (JCI) Secretariat in Fajuyi Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University was graced by prominent figures in the business of Campus Journalism on OAU Campus.

Distinguished campus journalists who attended the event include Miss Faith Adebayo (the General Secretary of the Association of Campus Journalists, OAU) and Miss Adeyemi Adenike – the Editor-in-Chief of the Icons News Agency.  Others are Mr Ojelabi Jesujoba (PopeJay), the Editor-in-Chief of OAU Peeps News Agency and Mr Olaoluwa Joseph – the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Megaphone News Agency.

The invited guests at the event spoke at length on the need for the new inductees to imbibe the virtue of true campus journalism in every aspect of their practice.  The new inductees were also admonished to never be part of partisan journalism or be allowed to be used as tools in the hands of some mischief makers.

The new inductees and other campus journalists present were also educated on the etiquettes of true journalism and the need to be truthful in whatever situation they found themselves irrespective of whose ox is gored.

In his welcome address, Mr Ojelabi Jesujoba (PopeJay) welcomed the inductees to the fold and also congratulated them for being worthy enough to be part of the Agency.  He tasked them on the need to take the Agency to greater heights while at the same time enriching themselves in the experience of true Campus Journalism and its embodiments.

Presenting his workshop papers, Mr Joseph Olaoluwa hammered on the need for journalists to always check their facts right before reporting to avoid such flaws that may lead to libels and slanders.  He also advised the inductees to seek information on journalism by reading books and journalism articles and also by attending seminars, workshops and conferences. 

Miss Adenike Adeyemi of the ICONS Organisation, educated the audience about the prospects of turning events into news while analyzing the concepts of planned and unplanned events.

The ACJ-OAU representative at the event, Miss Adebayo Faith admonished the new inductees to be good representatives of the News Agency in particular and of Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ), OAU at large in the course of their journalistic activities.

The program also featured the administration of the Induction Oath to the new inductees by the Deputy Editor-in-Chief (Administration), Mr Adigun Olayemi Paul.

Friday, 13 January 2017

NASELS OAU Hosts Editorial Head of The Nation Newspapers, Sam Omatseye

 On Thursday, 12th January 2017, the National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife, hosted veteran journalist, writer and public affairs analyst in her symposium. The symposium, which was held at AUD 2 in the University campus, featured a review of Omatseye’s book; “My name is Okoro” and a book reading from the author himself. The book was reviewed by public affairs analyst; Ademola Adesola who appreciated the author’s use of fiction in telling the Nigerian reality.
Professor Gbemisola Adeoti

 In the course of his reading, Mr Omatseye stated that the gruel Nigerian Civil war of the mid-nineties had not been won as successive governments had not made a rational decision to solve and settle it. He also encouraged students of the department to continue to be creative and diligent, keeping in mind the very motto of the Association; “Creativity In Development”.
The Head of the Department of English, Professor Okuneye, cordially welcomed Mr Omatseye, stating the important role of the alumni body in any educational institution. The Head of the Editorial Board of The Nation Newspaper was also welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Gbemisola Adeoti, who further went on to appreciate the executives of the association for organizing such a programme.

In his address, the president of the Association, Mr Afeez Gbadamosi, stated that the programme was one birthed from an attempt to revive the reading culture as, quoting the words of Professor Aina, shared reading was a way to reviving the rapidly dying reading culture. 

Some of the other dignitaries present at the event were Professor Chima Anyadike, Professor Wale Adegbite, Professor Rotimi Taiwo, Dr Omigbule, Dr Kehinde Ayoola, Dr Uwazomba amongst others. There was also a drama presentation from the NASELS Drama Troupe and several poetry renditions to entertain the audience.
 Photo Credits- Harkinllolluwah_flickx

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Desmond Elliot, Linda Ikeji, Sam Adeyemi Others To Visit OAU For ELC

Some big names in the media and leadership sphere of Nigeria will be visiting the Obafemi Awolowo University on the 20th-21st of January, 2017 as the ​All Times Group in partnership with the Division of Students Affairs of the Obafemi Awolowo University will be organising an Entrepreneurial-Leadership Conference.
The programme is designed to help empower undergraduates through the Heritage Bank Entrepreneurship Programme.

And the conference would be having different sessions for entrepreneurs interest ranging from Finance, Fashion, Media & Blogpreneurship, Medical & Health Sector, Techpreneurship, Legal Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Corporate Investments, United Nations & other International Agencies, Jobberman & Job-Link Employment Training, Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Leadership, Project Management & Entertainment.

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The aim of the conference is mainly to expose students to the reality of career opportunities; investment, leadership, & special areas of impact in the society.

The conference will discuss the relevance of one's degree on development & the novel opportunities for youths.

The conference shall also feature a Business Idea Competition with start up grants for the best Business Ideas.

Date: January 20th-21st
Time: 9:00am daily
Venue: Oduduwa Hall
Registration Fee: N1,500

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Organisers Unveil Facilitators For Man The Mic

Organisers of the highly anticipated training of Man The Mic 2017; a training platform for intending Masters of Ceremony, VJs, On-Air Personalities, vent hosts Corporate communicators and Public Speakers have finally unveiled the facilitators of the training. The training which is to hold on the 27th and 28th of January 2017 would be handled by some big names in the media sphere in Nigeria. Interested participants of the training should contact; Timi- 08131145829, Febi(OAU)- 08073370816, Solar(OUI)-08141158079

The facilitators include;
Nancy Isime

Ayo Atitebi

MC Simbal

Don Tee

Ajayi Adebiyi

Asiri Comedy

MC Gollie