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University workers strike grounds activities in OAU

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been hit by the strike action declared by Joint Action Committee of Non Academic Students Union, NASU, Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), with vital services shut down and main gate locked in effect. The strike…

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OAU’s English department exco. kicked out for alleged graft, abuse of office

The National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies Representative Council, NSRC, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has sacked the six executive members of the association, and suspended three others. The impeachment and the suspension processes were parts of the proceedings of the department's parliamentary sitting held on…

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OAU management reacts to murder on university campus

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Friday confirmed a man, Adewumi Omoboriowo, was murdered on the school's campus late on Thursday, following "a fight that went out of hand". Reached by phone, the Chief Security Officer of the University, Babatunde Oyasode, told PREMIUM TIMES that the deceased, child…

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Students lament as OAU fails to provide identity cards

Both fresh and returning students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, are yet to be given valid identity cards for 2016/2017 session, which is almost over, findings have revealed. Our correspondent found returning students still use now expired identity cards given to them last session, while fresh students several months after…

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UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to get TV license – Official

The University of Lagos, Akoka, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a television station, an official has said. Ralph Akinfeleye, a professor and Chairman of Unilag Radio and TV, stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. The don…

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‎OAU Vice Chancellor gives conditions for restoring Students Union

The suspension placed on the activities of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, may be lifted once there is assurance of responsible behaviour, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said. Mr. Ogunbodede hinted at the condition for the restoration of the union in an exclusive interview…

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OAU management suspends Students Union activities

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has placed activities of the Students Union of the school on indefinite suspension, citing cases of violence and unruly behaviour contained in security reports. The Registrar of the school, Dotun Awoyemi, communicated the development through a statement, Monday afternoon. This came a day after…

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OAU Students Union President sacked; Sec-Gen, PRO suspended

The Students' Union President of Obafemi Awolowo University, Oyekan Edward, has been removed from office by the legislative arm of the union.   The parliamentarians accused Mr. Edward of convening suspected cultists to the university campus on Monday to disturb the peace of the institution.   The motion for the…

Aarinola Olaiya

Graduating student set to break OAU’s 28-year-old record

A 28-year-old student, Aarinola Olaiya, is set to break a 28 years old record at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Ms. Olaiya is expected to graduate with distinction and emerge the 2017 overall best student from the medical school of the university, one of Nigeria’s oldest universities. She will thus…

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Protests: OAU suspends two more students

Following a protest by some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on October 5, over incessant power outage, two other students of the institution were served suspension letters on Thursday. According to the letters signed by the registrar of the school, Dotun Awoyemi, copies obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the…

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OAU suspends another Students Union leader

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has suspended a Students' Union officer, Oluwalade Babatunde, indefinitely for leading a protest against bad welfare conditions. The university said the suspension will be in place pending police investigation over what the institution tagged criminal activities. Mr. Babatunde, a 400-level student of…

Abdulrasheed Akanbi

Yoruba monarch flays worshippers of Sango, other traditional deities

The Oluwo of Iwo, Rasheed Akanbi, has criticised worshippers of traditional gods like Sango, saying there was no basis for such. The monarch, a Muslim, said this during the National Students Legislative Summit which held on Wednesday at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He urged Nigerians to prepare to change retrogressive parts…

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OAU to host $ 1 million Hult prize entrepreneurship competition

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been selected to host the local edition of the Hult Prize wherein students will have the opportunity to win $ 1 million through innovative entrepreneurial ideas. This was revealed in a press statement signed by Barakat Tiamiyu. It stated that the institution has been…

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OAU students lament delay in release of examination results

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have decried the undue delay in the release of their results by some departments in the school. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that many of the students are yet to know their fate as some of the departments in the school are yet to release the…

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‎JUST IN: OAU suspends Students Union officials who fought over money

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has suspended two Students' Union officials over a recent violence. The Vice President of the Students union, Jacob Tosin, popularly known as Emerald, and the Director of Socials, Adedayo Afolabi, popularly known as Lamba, were suspended indefinitely. The suspension was confirmed by the…

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SHOCKING: OAU Students’ Union officials in bloody fight over N3.8 million

The Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union Vice President, Jacob Tosin, popularly called Emerald, and the Director of Socials, Adedayo Afolabi, also known as Lamba, engaged in fisticuff on Tuesday, at an executive meeting that held at the office of the President of the Union, Oyekan Ibukun. Investigation revealed that the…