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Tag: Ile – Ife

SPECIAL REPORT: Abandoned Osun communities where govt presence is virtually non-existent

Posted: August 24, 2018 at 1:29 pm   /   Investigations, Local

Almost everything that makes life bearable cannot be found in Koola and Famia, communities in Modakeke, Ile Ife, Osun State, where residents say they live like second-class citizens. Residents of Koola and Famia say they are ”systematically discriminated” against in the state as basic amenities such as potable water, electricity, good roads, schools and healthcare […]

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OAU rusticates six suspected cultists

Posted: August 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm   /   Campus

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has placed six of her students on an indefinite suspension over alleged involvement in cultism. The affected students are Onyekwusi Praise and Udeh John from the department of arts and social science education; Oladoye Oluwatobi, Ayeyi Damilola and Davis Jesulayomi of students English department; and Ojo Abiodun, a […]

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Nigerian inventor of anti-cancer drug laments poor research funding

Posted: August 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm   /   Campus, National

A Professor of Pharmacognosy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Joseph Aladesanmi, who invented a new anti-cancer drug, has lamented the poor funding of research as well as the attention given to education in Nigeria. CAMPUS REPORTER gathered that about 5 months ago, Mr Aladesanmi received the patent for ‘acuminatoside’, a new drug against prostate, breast, cervical, […]

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Cultism: OAU students’ committee petition police

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm   /   Campus

The Students’ Union Action Committee of Obafemi Awolowo University has petitioned the Nigeria Police on the release of suspected cultists, who are students of the university, without any public disclosure. In the petition dated 14th of August and signed by the chairman of the committee, Gbenga Oloniniran, it was stated that the Police have to […]

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OAU reacts to loss of Law, Dentistry accreditation

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 5:48 pm   /   Campus

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has officially reacted to the withdrawal of accreditation of some of its courses by the National University Commission, (NUC). CAMPUS REPORTER earlier reported that the NUC has withdrawn the accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition at the university, prompting JAMB to ask […]

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OAU students held for cultism granted bail by police

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 11:11 am   /   Campus

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, arrested for alleged membership of cultist groups have been released on bail a week after their arrest by the Police. The security unit of OAU handed 12 students to the Police Criminal Investigation Department, in Osogbo last week, so that they would be further investigated and possibly prosecuted in […]

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OAU’s Law, Dentistry, Others Lose Accreditation

Posted: August 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm   /   Campus

The National Universities Commission has withdrawn the accreditations of five programmes offered by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over the school’s failure to meet the required standards, CAMPUS REPORTER has confirmed. Spokespersons for the university, the NUC and the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board confirmed the development, which affects courses the school’s Law, Botany, Fine […]

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Osun blames federal government as floods hit Ile-Ife

Posted: July 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm   /   Local, News

The Osun State Government has blamed the Federal government for the flood incident that affected Ile-Ife and Modakeke communities of the state. Several communities including the popular Mayfair, Parakin, Aserifa, Damico and Ede Road, were flooded following the downpour on Sunday. The flood affected many families and businesses as homes and shops were submerged by […]

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Cultism: OAU hands 12 students to police

Posted: July 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm   /   Campus

Some students of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, suspected to be cultists, have been detained at the Osun State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Osogbo. The security unit of the school handed 12 suspected cultists to the CID in two batches on Wednesday and Friday, CAMPUS REPORTER learned. John Udeh, a part 2 student of Social […]

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Roundup: Sexual harassment scandals in Nigerian universities since April

Posted: July 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm   /   National, News

Since April, three Nigerian universities have formed subjects of harsh spotlight, after their lecturers got involved sexual harassment scandals. These scandals followed actions of female students who opened up on abusive conducts of lecturers towards them in the three universities namely Obafemi Awolowo Universities, Ile-Ife, the University of Lagos, Akoka, and the Lagos State University, […]

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