• I am ready for consequence of righting wrongs in OAU – VC

    I am ready for consequence of righting wrongs in OAU – VC

    It was gathered that the acting vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof Anthony Elujoba, has again declared his determination to continue to serve the institution without fear despite challenges of governance.

    According to him, he was ready to devote all it takes to serve the institution successfully in his six months tenure and ready to face fire during the period.

    Receiving the deputy governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kolapo Olusola, in his office, Elujoba posited that God has a mission for […]

  • Emergence of ‘extremist group’ in OAU leads to closure of 2 mosques

    Emergence of ‘extremist group’ in OAU leads to closure of 2 mosques

    A crisis is brewing in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) over the emergence of a splinter group in the school’s chapter of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN).

    The splinter group been accused of harbouring girls and carrying out irregular activities in mosques located in Fajuyi and Awolowo halls.

    O. Akinola, doctor and acting dean, in a statement alleged that a faction of the MSSN had seceded from the main body of Muslim organisation in the school and this faction was going […]

  • OAU changes 29 heads, reinstates four suspended students

    OAU changes 29 heads, reinstates four suspended students

    The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, has changed the heads of major parastatals in the institution.

    Apart from changing heads of major divisions, the acting VC also ordered the reinstatement of four suspended students.

    The students, who study at the department of International Relations, were suspended a year ago.

    This is as full activities, including academic programmes, have resumed in the university.

    It will be recalled that the acting VC of the university emerged after several protests by workers […]

  • Students, workers of OAU jubilate as FG dissolves governing council

    Students, workers of OAU jubilate as FG dissolves governing council

    Workers and students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Friday jubilated following the dissolution of the university’s governing council by the Federal Government.

    The dissolution of the governing council headed Prof. Ndoma Egba was said to have been announced on the Nigerian Television Authority late night Thursday.

    The Public Relations Officer of the OAU, Mr. Biodun Olanrewaju, also confirmed the dissolution in Osogbo on Friday.

    “I also saw the advertorial announcing the dissolution,” Olanrewaju said.

    The Chairman of the Non-Academic Staff […]

  • OAU closed indefinitely ‎over workers protest

    OAU closed indefinitely ‎over workers protest

    The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have shut down the institution indefinitely over continuous protests by some of its workers.

    The Registrar of the university, Dotun Awoyemo, confirmed this on Tuesday.

    According to him, the management has decided to shut down the university for the safety of students and staff.

    He said, “We have shut down the university indefinitely pending the time that we will resolve issues with our workers – Non-academic Staff of University (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria […]

  • NASU sacks OAU branch exco

    NASU sacks OAU branch exco

    According to reports, the national leadership of the Non Academic Staff Union of universities (NASU) has dissolved the leadership of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife branch of the union.

    The National Executive in a June 21 letter cited continued violation of the union’s constitution in the ongoing crisis over the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the institution as the reason for the sack.

    It accused the branch leadership of carrying out protest and industrial action without the permission of […]

  • OAU varsity begins compulsory mass annual vacation for all Lecturers

    OAU varsity begins compulsory mass annual vacation for all Lecturers

    The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University branch, Dr Caleb Aborisade said the institution’s lecturers have embarked on mass annual vacation.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ile-Ife that the vacation became compulsory for all members to have rest to allow maximum productivity.

    He said “our annual leave is for the well being of our students and also to allow the lecturers to rest.

    “The rate at which the lecturers are dying in office […]

  • 12 Professors jostle for VC position in OAU varsity

    12 Professors jostle for VC position in OAU varsity

    According to reports, no fewer than 12 professors are currently jostling for the position of vice-chancellorship of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. Investigations revealed that the struggle for the number one position in the university began in earnest involving underground moves and persuasions for the contestants of their choice.

    Ten of the contestants are from within the university while only two are eyeing the position from outside the university. As at the time of filling this report, details of the contestants are […]

  • Please probe our Vice Chancellor – OAU students cry out

    Please probe our Vice Chancellor – OAU students cry out

    The Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has called for a probe of the institution’s Vice Chancellor citing misappropriation of funds and underperformance as the reasons for their call.

    In a statement signed by the Students’ Union President, Omotayo Akande, the union said since the management under Professor Bamitale Omole increased the tuition fee, the welfare condition of the university has deteriorated. The president alleged that the university cannot account for how funds from the increased school fees was spent.

    He said […]

  • See hilarious photos of OAU Students Match For Nigeria At 55

    See hilarious photos of OAU Students Match For Nigeria At 55

    Awolowo hall residents also known as ‘Awo Boys’ of the Obafemi Awolowo University celebrated the Nigerian Independence at 55 this morning with a novelty football match wearing this Green white and Green overall. Hilarious. See more photos after the

  • OAU Students To Remain Indoors Tomorrow For Ooni’s Funeral Rites- Management Warns

    OAU Students To Remain Indoors Tomorrow For Ooni’s Funeral Rites- Management Warns

    Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, management just sent out a circular asking all students to remain indoors tomorrow as the palace prepares its traditional rites to formally announce the death of the Ooni of Ife Oba Sijuwade.

    Recall that The Ife Council of Chiefs yesterday warned all residents in Ile Ife in Osun state to remain indoors tomorrow between 9am and