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OAU Unveils Plan To End Years Of Filth, Dilapidation At Hostels

Posted: February 16, 2018 at 10:11 am   /   Campus

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 CAMPUS REPORTER. The university, established in 1962 as the University of Ife, has nine halls of residence, mostly dilapidated due to […]

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Special Report: Nigeria’s major garri-producing town suffering from negligence

Posted: February 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Investigations

As aged as she appears, Modupe works hard daily to meet the demands of her garri customers in Ilorin. “If I don’t finish this sack of garri that I’m frying, my customers will be disappointed,” she muttered while adjusting the firewood under the frying pot. Sweating profusely, she shouted at Kehinde, a teenage girl, who […]

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OAU Students Turn To Streams For Water

Posted: February 11, 2018 at 2:51 pm   /   Campus

Water scarcity has hit Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, following disruption of supplies to the halls of residence for over 48 hours. The disruption has forced the students, currently writing second-semester examinations, to resort to streams that flow through the campus as well as other alternative sources, such as the banks in the school, for water […]

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OAU Students Lament ‘Limited Time’ To Prepare For Exams

Posted: January 23, 2018 at 2:31 pm   /   Campus

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, are complaining they have had to attend lectures and write tests, while observing the ‘lecture free week’ preceding their examinations. The lecture free week started on Monday. Traditionally, lectures and tests are not scheduled to hold during the week to enable students prepare well for their exams. Various students […]

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OAU Campus Journalist ‘Apologises’ To Management Over False Claim

Posted: January 22, 2018 at 9:13 am   /   Campus

Following the widely circulated news report, which alleged the Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of Association of Campus Journalists to have demanded a sum of 5 million naira from the university management for organisation leadership summit, the reporter, Bamidele Williams of PigeonPost, a campus news platform, has withdrawn the allegation and apologised, CAMPUS REPORTER has been […]

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OAU Joins Obatala Devotees As Festival Begins In Ile-Ife

Posted: January 16, 2018 at 9:53 am   /   Campus, Local

Monday marked the first day of the week-long annual Obatala festival at the ancient Ile-Ife city. At the Oduduwa hall of Obafemi Awolowo University, where the opening colloquium held, the Vice Chancellor of the school, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, emphasised the need for the promotion of the African culture in our country and beyond at the […]

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FUTA SU Condemns SARS Harassment Of Student

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 9:42 am   /   Campus

The Students’ Union of the Federal University of Technology, Akure has condemned the alleged of harassment and extortion of an 100 level student of the university by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police force. An 18-year-old undergraduate of the school was allegedly slapped by the SARS operatives and extorted to the tune of […]

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Hit By Services Cuts Close To Exams, OAU Asks Students ‘To Read Books Anyhow’

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 9:13 am   /   Campus

Less than three weeks to the commencement of examinations at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, performance enhancing services, such as library access, remain unavailable on the campus. There is also no electricity supply to the ‘academics’ – the area on campus excluding the halls of residence and the staff quarters. Using the classes in the area […]

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OAU Students Intensify Campaign For Reinstatement Of Suspended Colleagues

Posted: December 31, 2017 at 10:51 pm   /   Campus, News

Student activists at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have taken the campaign for reinstatement of their suspended colleagues to the social media. The students our correspondent monitored on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are now using hashtags #REINSTATEOAU4 , #ReinstateOurUnion and #ReinstateGreatIfeStudentsUnion to demand the reinstatement of Oluwalade Babatunde, Omole Ibukun, Jacob Grace and Udeh John. OAU […]

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Strike Continues, Varsity Unions Announce After Meeting Education Minister

Posted: December 20, 2017 at 8:54 am   /   National, News

The Joint Action Committee of the three non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities on Tuesday said their strike action would continue, despite the meeting they had with the Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu. The strike action has been in effect since December 4, after the ¬†Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the Non Academic […]

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