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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Uncertainty surrounds death of OAU lecturer.

The cause of the death of a senior lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ademola Babalola, is yet to be revealed a week after his corpse was found in his residence. The death of the professor, who was the former head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was announced last…

Tales of woes as flood ravages Ile-Ife, Osun

Tales of woes as flood ravages Ile-Ife, Osun

Residents of Ile Ife, Osun State, on Sunday counted their losses after a downpour wreaked havoc in the ancient city. Many were also reportedly injured while trying to save their properties from destruction. Houses in Parakin, Mayfair, Damico, Asherifa and Ede road amongst other areas were submerged and properties destroyed…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU students remanded for alleged cultism

Some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, suspected to be members of cult groups, have been detained by the Osun State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Osogbo. The students, handed over by the university's security unit on Wednesday and Friday, were alleged to be members of cult groups and…

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ex-Minister of Finance, Olu Falae

Falae, Fasakin restate call for restructuring

The national chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Olu Falae, has urged Nigerians to embrace attitudinal change as a step towards restructuring and putting Nigeria on the path to greatness. Mr Falae spoke at an event, which he chaired at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Wednesday. "For any restructuring…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]

Osun 2018: Aregbesola’s SSG dumps APC

The Secretary to the Osun State Government, Moshood Adeoti, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Adeoti on Friday withdrew from the APC governorship primary in the state. He alleged that it was rigged in favour of eventual winner,  Gboyega Oyetola.  Mr Adeoti announced his resignation in a…

Nelson Mandela

UNICEF, Obama, Gates, others celebrate Mandela

On Tuesday, former US President Barack Obama delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Mr Obama addressed thousands of people including Bill Gates and South African leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa. He described late Mandela as an inspiration to young people in the late 70s. “Madiba’s light shone so brightly that…

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Scepticism as OAU vice chancellor promises to reinstate students’ union

The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has restated a promise to reinstate students' union activities in the school. However, Mr Ogunbode did not spell out a specific timeline for the reinstatement. Students said the VC had made a similar promise before without fruition. The OAU students' union…

Egosi health centre

SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities where pregnant women abandon health centres for herbalist, birth attendant

Kehinde Adebayo speaks boastfully of his traditional medical practice. His pride is rooted in the curious fact that Egosi and Odo-owa families seeking care for their pregnant women prefer him to the community health centres. "Most times I take three deliveries in a night," he told our correspondent. "I'll handle…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Blurry hope for OAU, UI students over restoration of their unions

For the students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the University of Ibadan, uncertainty surrounds expectations they would have their respective unions reinstated by the authorities of their schools anytime soon. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively interviewed the vice-chancellors of the two universities, who said the students' demands for the restoration…

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Offa Attack: Businesses lament low patronage

Thursday’s attack on Offa town of Kwara State by armed robbers has affected business activities in the area. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on banks and a police station by armed robbers who split themselves into groups. The police later confirmed 17 people were killed include eight police officers. The…

Police on patrol

UPDATED: Robbers invade Offa, kill residents, police officers

At least four police officers were reportedly gunned down during a robbery operation in Offa, Kwara State, on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that about six other residents and bank customers in the town were also killed in the operation which lasted for more than an hour. Sources in the town…

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Armed robbers raid banks in Offa

Armed robbers on Thursday evening raided banks in Offa town of Kwara State. The robbers shot sporadically forcing residents and businesses to close shop in the Sanni Aba area of the town. Details later...

Five OAU students docked

Five students of Obafemi Awolowo University were on Thursday charged to court. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the students were handed over to the police by the university management on Wednesday. The school accused them of assaulting a university official. Witnesses told this paper the students opposed the forced eviction of…

Confusion as OAU management forces students out of hostels

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has began the process of forcing out students from its hostels in a bid to renovate the buildings. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that officials of the schools began to 'throw' the luggage of students out of the halls of residence after a short notice…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU union leader granted bail after two days detention

The chairman of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), Wole Odebunmi, has regained freedom after spending the last two days in detention. The chief magistrate's court, Ile-Ife, which ordered Mr. Odubunmi be remanded in prison on Tuesday, granted the unionist's application for bail Thursday.…

EXCLUSIVE: OAU unveils plan to renovate dilapidated hostels

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is set to embark on an ambitious review of its students' accommodation policy to decongest and renovate the halls of residence on the campus, a top official has exclusively told PREMIUM TIMES. The university, established in 1962 as the University of Ife, has nine halls…

Obatala festival starts in Ile-Ife‎

Monday marked the first day of the week-long annual Obatala festival at Ile-Ife in Osun State. At the Oduduwa hall of Obafemi Awolowo University, where the opening colloquium held, the the Vice Chancellor of the school, Eyitope Ogunbodede, emphasised the need for the promotion of African culture in Nigeria and…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

University Strike: Education minister to meet aggrieved unions Tuesday

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday with the leaders of non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities over the crisis sparked by the sharing of earned allowances recently released to the universities by the Federal Government. According to an official correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES,…

sars police

#EndSARS: Kwara residents lament extortion, harassment by police unit

The residents of Kwara state have expressed their resentment against the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigerian police force. This is not unconnected to the trending #EndSARS advocacy, demanding the scrapping of that arm of the force as a result of various allegations of extortion, harassment and violations of citizens'…

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Man murdered on OAU campus

A man, said to be in late twenties, was murdered on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, late on Thursday, following a face-off he had with his suspected killers. The deceased, Adewunmi, is said to be a child of a junior staff of the university. The incident leading to…

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OAU workers ground school over sharing of earned allowances

Irate members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, and National Association of Academic Technologist, NAAT locked down the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Monday over what they termed a skewed sharing formula in the disbursement of money released for their earned…

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Suspended OAU students consider legal action

The students indefinitely suspended by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over alleged disruptive acts have vowed legal action against the school to ensure their reinstatement. The management said the affected students - Ibukun Omole, final year Civil Engineering; Oluwadele Babatunde, part three English Language; and John Udeh, part…