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OAU Alumni Hold "Mother of All Retreats"

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By Seyi Babaeko The Obafemi Awolo Alumni Association under the able and visionary leadership of Eng. Wale Olaleye, the global president and his executive team just concluded Its three days power packed and impactful retreat for the commemoration of the sixtieth year anniversary of Obafemi Awolowo University Advancement of frontiers of Knowledge.  The retreat which has in attendance, the ever conscious Great Ife Students, Alumnus across the globe, The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Eyitayo Ogunbodede, The pro- chancellor Chief. Owelle Oscar Udoji, who was the chairman of the occasion, other dignitaries included the Principal Officers of the University, Mr. Oluwadare Aragbaye the former Ondo state Head of Service Who represented Governor Akerodolu SAN., and the Keynote Speaker, Prof. Babatunde Ayeleru, D.G, French Village.    The eloquent and vocal P.R.O of the University, Mr. Olanrewaju kick started the program with an opening prayer, followed by the 1st & 2nd Stan

Ogun State Governor Abiodun Rewards OAU Best Medical Graduate With House, Cash Prize And Scholarship

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Wednesday rewarded Miss Joy Oyinlola Adesina with mouthwatering prizes for emerging the Best Graduating Student of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State. The prizes which included a house, a sum of N5m and a scholarship for her residency at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital were announced by the Governor at a special reception organised in honour of the recipient. According to the Governor Abiodun, Miss Joy is one of several other illustrious indigenes of the state who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic performances which he said his administration have been rewarding "under a programme called Ogun Academic Laureates". The Governor who noted that the reward initiative was in line with his administration's promise to reward academic excellence in the state said the honour was to celebrate Miss Adesina and other great Ogun sons and and daug

OAU REOPENS, RESUMES RAIN SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

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The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have announced the reopening of the institution for the continuation of the 2021/2022 rain semester.  The University management had on Friday 1st October, 2021 ordered the closure of the institution following students' protests earlier staged in the month, putting on hold the ongoing 2021/2022 rain semester examinations. The University in a release on Friday stated that the decision to reopen the institution resulted from an emergency meeting of the Senate held on Friday 29th of October, 2021. The release further directed students to come into residence on Friday, 5th November, 2021 while examinations continue on Saturday, 6th of November, 2021 in line with what what was previously scheduled. The statement reads: "The University authorities have announced the reopening of the institution which was closed down in the aftermath of the students' protests of early this month.  "The decision to reopen the Universit

"My Family Was A Photograph Lover Type" - OAU Beauty Model, Temiloluwa Akinsola Revealed Her Modelling Career Was Inspired By Her Family

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Photo: Instagram/ @ temiloluwaakinsola Temiloluwa Akinsola is a young Nigerian Beauty Model, Visual Artist, Creative Director and Student of Law. In this exclusive interview with IfeCityBlog CampusCelebs , She revealed how her journey into modelling was inspired by her family and some other things. Can we meet you and get to know little about your journey into modelling?  My name is Temiloluwa Akinsola, I'm a model, a visual artist, creative director and law student. The truth is I have always loved being in front of the camera, my family was the "photograph lover" type, my mum precisely, she made sure you had a picture to show for your birthdays, every millstone in your life is very important to her. So every time I heard the photographer's voice; I would quickly dress and do all the "makeup" I could and lobby around till I eventually got a modelling career. Then as I was growing up and my father got cable(my TV Africa), Fashion TV became my channel,

OAU CLOSURE: UNIVERSITY SENATE BACKS MANAGEMENT DECISION, ORDERS A PROBE OF THE STUDENTS' PROTEST - Ife City Blog

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Obafemi Awolowo University Main Gate The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has affirmed its support for the decision of the management to close down the institution, following series of protests staged by the students. The students had in the course of their protests blamed the death of one Miss Omowumi Aishat Adesina, a final year student on the negligence of the University Health Centre workers. In a special release signed by the University Registrar, M. I. Omosule(Mrs) and obtained by Ife City Blog on Wednesday, the Senate while describing the decision of the management as prompt and pro-active, condemned the activities of the students particularly the blocking of the major highways around the University campus.   "The University Senate at the emergency meeting held on Tuesday, 5th October, 2021 reviewed the situation on campus, following the decision by the management that students should vacate the halls of residence and the Campus latest by 12:00 noon on Satu

Breaking: OAU Closed Down Indefinitely Following Students' Protests Of Finalist Death

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has ordered an indefinite closure of the institution following series of students protests that rocked the University campus over the death of their colleague. The University Campus had on Thursday evening thrown into mourning following the news of the death of a final year student of the institution's department of Foreign Languages identified as Adesina Omowumi Aishat. The deceased, a 24-year old female student was said to have died after experiencing complications from an undisclosed ailment. STUDENTS ALLEGE NEGLIGENCE OF THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE WORKERS AS CAUSE OF DEATH Meanwhile, the students of the institution on Friday took out to protest the death of their colleague which they blamed on the unprofessional conduct of the University's Health Centre Workers. In a statement by the spokesperson of the students, the Great Ife Students' Union Public Relations Officer-elect, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan(Tao), the stude

SEXUAL SCANDAL: THE GOVERNING COUNCIL ACTED WRONGLY - DISMISSED OAU LECTURER, MOSOBALAJE SPEAKS OUT

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A lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje who was dismissed on Tuesday by the University Governing Council has described his sacking as unjustifiable. In an exclusive interview with THE PUNCH on Wednesday, the lecturer faulted the judgement of the University authorities, maintaining that his dismissal was a wrong decision and vowed to appeal the case.  According to him, the Governing Council acted against the recommendations of the Joint Senate and Council Disciplinary Panel which investigated the case, adding that there was never a petition written against him by any student. “The lady in question recorded the audio in 2017 but the University started the investigation in 2018. The Centre for Gender, an organ of the University wrote the letter of complaint on behalf of the lady. So, the Centre was the complaint and members of the Centre were also invited by the University Investigative Panel as witnesses. “I

SEXUAL ASSAULT: OAU SACKS ANOTHER LECTURER

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A lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr Adebayo Mosobalaje has been dismissed by the University's Governing Council for an alleged sexual harrasment against a female student. The University's Public Relations Officer Abiodun Olanrewaju made this known in a statement on Tuesday. According to the release titled "Sexual Harrasment, OAU Dismisses Another Lecturer", the decision to sack the lecturer came up following the report of a Joint Committee of Council and Senate which investigated the case and found him guilty. The University, in the statement maintained that the judgement served on the lecturer was in line with its commitment to making OAU an institution of higher learning that would be free from all forms of harrasment and intimidation. The statement reads in part: "In its avowed determination to rid the University of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and, or coercion, the Governing Co

DIAMOND JUBILEE: OAU HOLDS 5 DAYS CULTURE FIESTA

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Kayode Olawuni As part of the commemorative activities marking the 60 years anniversary of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, the institution through its Institute of Cultural Studies(ICS) is holding a 5 Days Cultural Fiesta. The event, scheduled to hold between Monday 30th of August and Friday 3rd of September, 2021 at the institution's Motion Ground is programmed to feature an array of cultural and entertainment shows including the Asa Oòduà Trade Fair, Adire Oòduà Fashion Show, Daily Musical & Drama Shows, Egungun Parade, Local Food Degustation among other side attractions. The Cultural Fiesta is no doubt in fulfilment of part of the core mandate of the ICS-OAU, also refered to as 'Ile Irunmole' (House of the Gods) as inherited from its predecessor, Institute of African Studies(IAS) which   is the preservation of the African Cultural heritage. The institution whose motto is "For Learning and Culture" had over the last couple of months witnessed series

OAU APPOINTS NEW DVCs

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife has announced the appointment of Professor Bola Babalola and Professor Yomi Daramola as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration respectively. This was contained in a media release on the institution's official Instagram handle @oauniversity as obtained by Ife City Blog on Sunday. According to the release, the appointment of the erudite scholars became imperative for the sustenance of the smooth Professor Ogunbodede-led Vice-Chancellorship. The statement added that their tenure takes effect from August 1st, 2021. Read the full statement: "To ensure the smooth continuity of the Ogunbodede-led administration, the Senate of the University has elected two distinguished scholars, Professor Bola Babalola and Professor Yomi Daramola to occupy the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration respectively. "They will be occupying the positions, whi

OAU HOLDS 2021 AISPI BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

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  The 2021 edition of the Africa Institute For Science Policy Innovation (AISPI) Biennial International Conference was on Tuesday held at the ICT-Driven Knowledge Park of the Africa Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. This Year's conference with the theme "Harnessing Science, Technology AND Innovation For Inclusive Development In An Uncertain Future" featured prominent keynote speakers including Dr. Tunde Alarape, a building expert and CEO, TUNRAP Nigeria Limited and Barr. (Mrs) Mabel Okereke, Senior Associate, Babalakin & Co. Legal Practitioners. Dr. Alarape while speaking on the topic "The Housing Deficit in South-Western Nigeria: Timber Modular Housing Development to the Rescue" advocated for adoption of a timber modular housing model as an alternative means of cushioning the effect of housing deficit in the country. According to him, the housing deficit in the country has reached an alarming rate and the best way to address the sit

STUDENTS ACTIVISTS URGED TO EMULATE THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD AS OAU INAUGURATES STUDENTS' ELECTORAL BODIES

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In fulfilment of his promise to fully reinstate all organs of students’ unionism in OAU, the Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede-led administration has inaugurated Students’ Electoral Commission and Students Electoral Petition Commission. Speaking on behalf of the University management, the Dean of Students Affairs, Professor Isiaka Aransi, stated that OAU students activists should emulate their counterparts in developed world where student leaders engage management in dialogue in order to meet the academic and welfare needs of fellow students. This, according to him, is done through the unions investment drives, provision of scholarships, work and study programmes, among others. Professor Aransi advised the students not to be confrontational and aluta-focused in their approach. Rather, they should employ constructive engagement and dialogue to resolve issues with the management. Restating his avowed commitment and pragmatic demonstration of his administration’s determination to fully reins