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Breaking: OAU Management Discards Rumour Regarding Postponement of Resumption

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OAU Kilonshele




The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun state has discarded rumours flying round as regards the postponement of resumption.

In a conversation with OAU Kilonshele - the Dean, Division of Students' Affairs, Professor Aransi discarded the rumour in a seemingly shocking manner.

"We are not postponing resumption - resumption date is on 25th of August and it remains unchanged," he said.

Also, in a conversation with the university spokesperson, Mr Olanrewaju, he said he is not aware of any postponement nor any meeting that is aimed at discussing about resumption postponement.

OAU Management Denies Allegation Linking Them to DSS Decision to Prosecute Students Involved in #RevolutionNow Protest

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Oladeji Olaniyan



Some Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife, Osun State, who were arrested and detained by the Department of State Service (DSS)  during the #RevolutionNow peaceful protest in Oshogbo on the 5th of August have accused the institution management of playing a part in their impending court prosecution.

One of the Students, Owoyeye Olaoluwa, who spoke with this News Agency during an interview alleged that the school management is aware of their detention by the Department of State Service, noting that they are influencing their imminent court prosecution.

"Of course, they influenced we going to court. Let me analyse it to you. At first when we got to the police station on the 5th of August - there was nothing about our academic activities that was asked, you get?"

"But On Wednesday when we wanted to be released, we went to the commissioner of police. The commissioner of police said he’s going to release us on bail, so we were actually given our b…

Nigerian Student Unveils Campus Journalism Beginners' Handbook

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A final year student journalist of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Adejumo Kabir has unveiled a book on best practices of campus journalism.

The book titled "Campus Journalism Beginners' Handbook" according to Mr Kabir is a guide that will help student journalists report their campuses better and prepare them for journalism after school.

"Journalism has opened my eyes to it means to be cheated or denied basic needs by authorities. Having understood all these, I consider this handbook necessary for newbie student journalists."

Mr Kabir said the book focus on the core elements, ethics, challenges and pleasure of campus journalism.

" From my observation, many institutions lack the required tools to teach students practical skills that will help them journalistically and students end up graduating without practical knowledge to succeed when employed by media organizations. The handbook will help fill this gap", he said.

"The handbook will be avail…

NOVEL Nigeria/IFEDS OAU Vocational Training Set To Hold This August

NOVEL Nigeria in partnership with Institute For Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University is set to hold an intensive Vocational Training on specialized courses.

This second edition is scheduled to take place on the 14th – 21st August, 2019. Available courses include; Photography, Event Decoration, Graphic Design, Cakes, Blog & Web. Design, Bag making & Ankara accessories.

According to the organizers, the benefit for every enrollee include; Well-equipped facilities, Experienced Field Professionals, IFEDS OAU Certification, One Year Free Mentoring, Free training materials and Free Social Media Marketing Masterclass.

Sequel to this, registration is ongoing. For FAQS, registration details and enquiries, interested persons are required to visit www.novelnigeria.com

Mother of Late OAU Student Confirms that Death is Not Due to Academic Records, Says Inaccurate Reports are Saddening

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Peter Oyebanji

Analysis: What Exactly Is the Management Playing at With the Reiterative Statement about Reinstating the Union Soon?

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Peter Oyebanji

Short Story: "Bob RISKY" by Akin David

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Akin David

Vital Victory Gives OAU Giants Early Advantage over UI Pioneers in HIFL Contest

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Onwuka Sylvester

OAU VC Highlights Unionism as Key to Ingenuity in Journalism Displayed by OAU Alumni in Nigeria

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Onwuka Sylvester

OAU Giants defeat UI Pioneers In HIFL Contest

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Onwuka Sylvester

OAU: Case of Suspected Cultists to Be Transferred to High Court

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OAU Kilonshele

Mxed Reactions Trail OAU's Examination Time-table

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Adeniji Mayowa




Since the new Vice Chancellor, Prof Ogunbodede, took over the seat of the highest office in the administration level of Obafemi Awolowo University, Meeting up with other Institutions in terms of academic calendar has been a priority.

The management of the university has made a lot of decisions, some have been favourable to students while some haven't - but they have all been aimed at fostering the academic calendar of the university. The last semester of the 2017/2018 session witnessed an ASUU strike that rocked the larger part of it. Despite a significant number of the academic staff belonging under the ASUU umbrella, the university went on with lectures. Some department that were affected went on with examinations despite little or no lectures being held.  Some had lectures during the long sessional holiday and held examinations.

This semester's examinations have been structured to hold within three weeks. A decision we found out some students find disturbi…

OAU: DSA Assures There is "No Cause For Alarm" Despite Recent Security Measures

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU Vice Chancellor Pledges to Uphold Anti-cultism Values.

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Onwuka Sylvester



Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope  Ogunbodede has reiterated the stand of the university administration in upholding the values of anti-cultism in the institution.

This was contained in a statement made available on the school's website in honour of victims of the sad event which took place precisely on 10th July, 1999.

Speaking on behalf of the council, senate, staff and students of the university, he used the medium to condole with the relatives and associates of the victims of the massacre and prayed for the souls of the departed.

"We want to assure members of the university community that in honour of the memories of the fallen students,  the university administration would continue to uphold the lofty values of anti cultism which the students stoutly stood for," the statement said.

In a related development, the Great Ife Students Action Committee put together a program tagged scar of injustice to mark the day.

20 years…

OAU DSA Says Concern About Responsible Leaders is Delaying Union Reinstatement

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Oladeji Olaniyan




The Dean, division of students' affairs,  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Professor Isiaka Aransi, during the 20th commemoration programme of George Iwilade(Afrika) and 4 others at the amphitheater of the University spoke on the reinstatement of the Students' Union.

The Students' Union was proscribed during the 2016/2017 academic session by the University management led by Prof. Eyitayo Ogunbodede on the ground of disunity and disagreement among the students' union leadership.

The Dean, Prof Isiaka Aransi, while addressing students who came around for the commemoration programme assured the agitating audience that the issue of Students' Union reinstatement will be tabled before the Vice Chancellor for consideration.

"I've been listening and watching what has been happening here. I want to assure you all that the issue of reinstatement of the students' union will be tabled before the Vice chancellor." the DSA said

Pr…

OAU Releases 2019 Post UTME Details

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Obafemi Awolowo University has released information about her 2019 post UTME screening. Registration for the much anticipated screening exercise will commence on July 19th.


"Candidates who made the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2019 UTME and scored 200 and above, and those who applied for Direct Entry (DE) are hereby informed that the admissions portal, admissions.oauife.edu.ng or the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife website (www.oauife.edu.ng) will become available for registration for the POST-UTME screening exercise effective from 19th July, 2019."

Great Ife FM Organises Training for Aspiring Broadcasters

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Onwuka Sylvester

OAU Top Students get Glo’s ICT Solutions

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Adejumo Kabir

AFCON: Omeruo's Header Seals Knockout Round Qualification for Super Eagles

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Oladeji Olaniyan

OAU Management to Prosecute Students Caught Hacking into Staff INTECU access

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Oladeji Olaniyan

Your Grammar Teacher: Is there a word like "Possible Best?"

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Habeeb Waliyu

On OAU, Life Opportunities and Taking Chances by Akin David

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David Adejumo

AFCON: Super Eagles Edge Burundi National Football Team in Group B Opener as Senegal Win Comfortably

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Oladeji Olaniyan

OAU Student Debunks His Death Announcement Circulated by Friend

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Peter Oyebanji

AFCON: Sibanda's Heroic Performance Could Not Halt The Pharaoh Boys

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Oladeji Olaniyan

Alpha Club Organises Charity Week on OAU Campus

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Onwuka Sylvester

OAU: Chief Security Officer Claims Ignorance as Federal SARS Terrorises Students Outside Campus

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Peter Oyebanji, Adeniji Mayowa

Your Grammar Teacher: The Wrong Use of Devout

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Habeeb Waliyu


Rules of a language need to be learnt for effective usage of that particular language


If we intend to use devout as an adjective before a word(noun), do we say "devoted Muslim/Christian or we say devout Muslim/Christian."


The correct usage of 'devout' as an adjective that modifies a noun is devout Muslim/Christian


Devout : This means believing  strongly in a particular religion and obeying its laws and practices. E.g.

i. A devout Catholic
ii. A devout member of Muslim students society of Nigeria
iii. They have a devout Muslim in their family.


"Devout" can also be used as a devout hope or wish  which means you feel very strongly about something. E.g

It's my devout hope that we travel together in peace.


The adverbial form of 'devout' is  devoutly which means very strongly. E.g.

1. She devoutly hoped he was telling the truth.
2. A devoutly disciplined religion.


We need to be grammatically inclined

Plogging Nigeria Organises a Campus Cleanup to Mark One Year Anniversary

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Onwuka Sylvester

Students' Union Action Committee Calls for Aggressive Campaign Against Armed Security Agents on Campus

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU: Department of Architecture Reinstates Students' Association After One Session

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU Students React to 9th National Assembly Election

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Oladeji Olaniyan

I Choose The Great Ife Spirit - You Should, Too.

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Adejumo David

OAU Registrar's Office Reveals Institution's 2019/2020 Cut-off Mark

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Adeniji Mayowa

OAU VC, Prof. Ogunbodede Commissions CDL's New Facilities

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E-portal News



Professor Ogunbodede, Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University has commissioned a new facility in the Centre for Distance Learning, Moro, Ile-ife, Osun State.

The Centre for Distance Learning, Moro, is a distinctive part of the university that deals with admission programmes like Pre-degree, which can be used to gain admission into the university other than JAMB. In the statement released on the University E-portal, the Vice Chancellor lauded the project and how fast it was carried out.

Full Statement on E-portal


Efforts to further bring education and health services nearer to the people received a boost in Nigeria as the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, commissioned the newly built and well equipped ICT/CBT and the Health Centre of the Centre for Distance Learning of the University, in Moro, Osun State. Thanking the Director of the CDL, Professor Sola Akanni, for providing good leadership and leading by exampl…

Do we 'fumble' at somebody or we 'boast' at somebody?

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Habeeb Waliyu

OAU DSA Gives Reasons For Erratic Water Supply on Campus

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Oladeji Olaniyan

Champions League Final Pitch Invasion, Wendy's Departure: LESSONS WE MUST ALL LEARN.

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Adejumo David

Update: Eyewitnesses Clarify Cause of Accounting Student's Death

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU DSA Frowns at Public Meeting Called By Coalition of Faculties and Departments' Leaders

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Oladeji Olaniyan

Just In: OAU Loses Final Year Student to Road Accident

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OAU Kilonshele


Chinwedu, a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University died in a road accident on Monday evening.

Chinwedu, popularly known as Wendy, is a final year student of Management and Accounting, OAU. She died in an accident at Mayfair, a busy bus-stop in Ile-Ife.

Chnwedu was also confirmed to be in her last phase in the race to become a chartered accountant. How the accident happened and other developments are yet to be known as at the time of writing this report.

How #WinterinOAU Impacted Trade on OAU Campus.

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Mayowa Adeniji

Your Grammar Teacher: Is there a word like "Insultive?"

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Habeeb Waliyu

Photo News: Unusual Quietness in OAU as Students Flee Campus

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU Journalists Win Big At The 2019 Nigerian Campus Journalists National Convention

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Mayowa Adeniji

OAU: Court Fixes Date for Trial of Suspected Cultists

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OAU Kilonshele

OAU PG College Holds First Annual Colloquium

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Onwuka Sylvester


The Obafemi Awolowo University post graduate college organized a colloquium for post graduate students and other stakeholders in the institution.

The event which is the first of its kind under the present administration, began at about 8am on Thursday, at the new moot and mock court. The program was aimed at creating an avenue for postgraduate students to rub minds with the Post Graduate college management.

Speaking at the event, secretary of the PG College, Mrs. A. O. Fadeyibi, highlighted the need for a healthy relationship between postgraduate staff in the faculty, college and postgraduate students. Why deputy provost,  Prof. V.F. Olaleye, admonished participants on adhering to rules and regulations for hitch-free PG operations.

Furthermore, participants were also educated on the use of data analysis as well as statistics & Interpretation of results by Dr.  B. A. Faleye, who doubled as a member of the PG college Board.

Meanwhile, Provost of the Postgraduate…

Breaking: Management to Meet With Students' Leaders as regards Anti-cultism March

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OAU Kilonshele

OAU Students' Leaders Meet, Call for Anti-cultism March

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Mayowa Adeniji

AS WE APPROACH JUNE 1ST: STUDENTS, SECURITY AND THE GREAT IFE UNION

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We, the past Leaders of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union commend the daunting courage and gallant efforts recently channeled by the mass of Great Ife Students towards ridding the campus off social menaces like cultism. 

We are well aware of the recent spates of cult-like violence and other sundry security breaches on our great alma mater. As Apostles of fair warning, we wish to advise all aspiring agent provocateur to steer clear and stay all concluded actions for their own good. Our unequivocal stand remains the age-long historical zero tolerance against the festering of cultism, gangsterism, rape/yahoo/ritual killings and all forms of antisocial vices on the Great Citadel of Learning. We must state clearly that even though we are no longer on campus, the sacred tradition of collective vigilance that our revolutionary Union represent yet remain our strength and fortress in times like this. To us, the widely circulated letter on campus is at best a threat in…

OAU VC Gives Reasons For The Delay in Students' Union Reinstatement

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Oladeji Olaniyan

OAU: School Management Speaks Against Misinformation

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Peter Oyebanji

Opinion: As Nigeria Celebrates Her Children

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Oladele Adeola

Your Grammar Teacher: Is it right to use "worth" as a verb?

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Habeeb Waliyu

June 1: Dear Great Ife, where is our "Arya Stark?"

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Peter Oyebanji

IFUTSA OAU Representative Body Impeaches Association's PRO

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Oladeji Olaniyan

OAU: Students' Group Demands Immediate Removal of PRO for Allegedly Slapping a Student

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Peter Oyebanji

Mysterious Instagram Handle Bullies OAU Ladies Sexually

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Peter Oyebanji

The Wise Ones And The Foolish Ones (Putting the trend of cultism in perspective)

Dunnex Samuel

OAU PRO Allegedly Slaps Student During Candlelight Procession

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OAU Kilonshele

OAU Management Publicly Reacts to Intended Cult Attack

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Adeniji Mayowa

Your Grammar Teacher: do we be "on alert or at alert?"

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Habeeb Waliyu

OAU: Management Assures Students Over Security Issues

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU Management Responds to Students' Plight After Three Days of Water Scarcity.

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OAU KILONSHELE

Short History of Legends Commemorated With OAU's Halls of Residence

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Oladele Adeola

Kidnapping: OAU Lecturers Proffer Way Forward

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Ajibade Nurudeen

OAU: Director of Health Centre Refuses to Speak as Institution Loses Another Student

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Oladeji Olaniyan

Residents Lament Hall Management's Highhandedness

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Residents Lament Hall Management's Highhandedness

Oladeji Olaniyan, Adeniyi Mayowa



Residents of Mozambique hall,  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State, has condemned the highhandedness of the hall management

In a visit to the hall by OAU Kilonshele after the students' union action committee released a report condemning the hall management's acts, it was discovered that the hall management are actually guilty of these acts as the students confirmed them.

The students' union action committee in a press statement released on social media platforms, condemned the hall management for their high handedness, constification of students properties and mal-treatment of students in the halls of residence.

The committee condemned the mal-treatment of the hall management meted out to the students in some of the halls of residence and the unjustifiable seizure of the students' properties.

"It has come to the notice of the Action Committee that certain actions alien…

OAU: Students and Participants Express Satisfaction as New Miss and Mr. NAPAS Were Crowned

Oladeji Olaniyan

Your Grammar Teacher: Do you dispose somebody or you dispose of somebody?

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Habeeb Waliyu

Freshers' Series, Vox Pop 2: Your View About Dating

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Oladele Adeola

NASU OAU Reveals Stage of Discussion With Management

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU: Philanthropic Organisation Extends Its Humanitarian Activities to Osogbo

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Waliyu Habeeb

Short Story: INSIDE LIFE (NINU AYE)

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Adejumo David

Tech Market Hub Organizes Training for OAU Students

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Habeeb Waliyu

UEFA English Final: History Repeats Itself after 11 Years

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Adekambi Ademola

Cult Attack: OUI Management Claims Ignorance as Police Rearrests Students

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Peter Oyebanji

LIVBAR: How Liverpool 'Never Gave Up' Against Barcelona

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Adekanmbi Ademola

OAU Rebrands Sports Competition, Prepares for NUGA

Sylvester Onwuka

Amid Controversies, Police 'Free' Suspected Cultists that Attacked on OAU Campus

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Alfred Olufemi

OAU Professor Unveils Kidnappers, Amount of Ransom

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Professor Olayinka Adegbehingbe,  at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, who was kidnapped and released recently has made known is abductors and ransom paid.

 The Orthopaedic surgeon syated that he was abducted by Fulani herdsmen who took N5.045m before his eventual freedom.

OAU KILONSHELE reported how Mr. Adegbehingbe was abducted on Sunday evening along Ife- Ibadan expressway and how he was released on Monday night.

Eyewitnessreporters gathered that the victim made the disclosure on Tuesday Ile-Ife while addressing newsmen at his residence on the university campus.

He said, “The Federal Government needs to invest more in security; we need to know the identity of people coming in and going out of the town, state and the country at large.

“The people who abducted me were Fulani herdsmen and they had four guns and multiple rounds of ammunition as well as different dangerous weapons.

He called for community policing as well as provision of employment for the youths, adding, “idle …

OAU: NASU, SSANU Continues Protest as Negotiation with Management Fails

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Adeniji Mayowa

OAU Professor Regains Freedom from Kidnappers

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The Osun State Police command has secured the release of Professor Yinka Adegbehingbe, the abducted lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.


This was confirmed to Channels Television by the spokesperson of the force command in Osun state, Mrs. Folasade Odoro.


OAU KILONSHELE reported how Professor Adegbehingbe was abducted by suspected gunmen at Apomu town along Ife-Ibadan Expressway on his way to Ife on Sunday the 5th of May, 2019.


Though the police are yet to confirm whether any ransom was paid for his release, the Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Abiodun Olarewaju confirmed that the lecturer was on the way to the campus in the company of security agencies, to be reunited with his family.

OAU Allays Fears of Cultists Mass Invasion

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Peter Oyebanji

How OAU Professor was Kidnapped

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Alfred Olufemi

OAU hands over suspected cultists to police.

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OAU Kilonshele Announces New Editor

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Onwuka Sylvester, Benstowe Gibson

GT Bank Organises Recruitment Exercise For OAU Students

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Oladeji Olaniyan

OAU KILONSHELE Welcomes New Members

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Habeeb Waliyu

OAU Students Suffer Another Robbery Attack, Threatened with Acid

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Peter Oyebanji

OAU: DSA Addresses Availability, Revoking of Bedspaces

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Oladeji Olaniyan

PHOTOS: How Fresh students celebrated Matriculation.

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Habeeb Waliyu

OAU: VC Assures Provision of 10,000 bedspaces, 3 buses.

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Alfred Olufemi

EPL: Chelsea Draws Manchester United at Old Trafford

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The race for top-four finish in the English Premier League is still very much open following the 1-1 score line recorded in the Super Sunday clash between Manchester United and Chelsea.

David de Gea made another costly goalkeeping error as the Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw by the Blues.

Juan Mata had given United a deserved first-half lead against his former employers in what had been dubbed a “must-win” match for the hosts.

However, De Gea’s mistake gifted an equaliser to Marcos Alonso as Chelsea boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification.

The result leaves Maurizio Sarri’s side still fourth on the table and two points above fifth-placed Arsenal, whereas United must overhaul a three-point deficit as well as their inferior goal difference during the final two games of the season to snatch a champions league spot.

After Sunday’s difficult test against Chelsea, United have two winnable fixtures to conclude their campaign: against Huddersfield Town (A) and Cardiff City (…

10 Things to Know About Arieh Sharon, Israeli Architect who Designed OAU Buildings.

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Peter Oyebanji

YourGrammarTeacher: Do you 'tell' or 'say' the truth?

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Habeeb Waliyu

When Suicide Becomes an Option By Kingsley Ndimele.

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Cases of hopelessness, loss of pleasure in life, depression and anxiousness have led many people to commit suicide. Unexpected loss of a family member or friend, sudden loss of a job, medical diagnoses, a breakup, sexual abuse, social isolation or stigmatization and increasing relative poverty compared to those around a person may increase the risk of suicide. Some people have committed suicide due to issues of debt. In adults, being a burden to others can be overwhelming. Often, I meet young ones especially, who become extremely distressed at the face of challenging circumstances. As a student in the university, there were several reported cases of suicide, some of which were traceable to poor academic performances. For some, public disgrace or humiliation makes it intolerable to go on living; while, for others, the post-traumatic stress of imprisonment can be so devastating.
Worldwide, approximately 22 million people attempt suicide yearly. Suicide accounts for more deaths than war…

OAU: Management speaks on suicide, mental health issues caused by ' poor' academics.

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Peter Oyebanji

Medical tourism: Nigerians have no reason going abroad for treatment – OAUTH CMD

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OAU KILONSHELE

Confirmed: OAU Student Allegedly Kills Self Over Poor Academic Performance

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Alfred Olufemi

OAU Student, Enoch Adegoke, Clinches Gold at African Athletic Championship.

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Alfred Olufemi

YourGrammarTeacher: Usage of “Last but not the least”

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Habeeb Waliyu

EPL: Man-U, Arsenal Crushed on Easter day.

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Adekanmbi Ademola

Freshers' series Vox-pop 1: My first surprise on OAU Campus.

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Ajibade Waliu and Oladele Adeola

UCL Round-up: Humiliation of Juventus and the Reds.

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Adekanmbi Ademola

Round-up of EPL's Matchday 34: A weekend of pride.