Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU Pulls Out Of ASUU, Forms New Union

Obafemi Awolowo University
A major crack has appeared in the ranks of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife branch, at the weekend, decided to pull out of the national body to form a new union. The decision to pull out of ASUU national by OAU branch was taken at a congress held on February 12, when it rejected the resolutions of ASUU’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on the face-off between it and the parent body over an internal crisis. Other reasons given by OAU branch to form a new union are the unilateral removal of the elected treasurer by ASUU national president and the alleged transfer of N11 million from OAU branch account to ASUU national account. The congress noted that the removal of the duly elected treasurer and transfer of N11
Court Grants Erstwhile VC Bail, VC Urges Workers To Resume Work

Court Grants Erstwhile VC Bail, VC Urges Workers To Resume Work

Obafemi Awolowo University
By Farombi Oluwaseun The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife was yesterday filled with positive emotions as the erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Anthony Elujoba was granted bail by the Federal High Court, Osogbo on the basis of Self Recognizance. Professor Elujoba, who is facing trial on alleged misappropriation of funds during is time as Acting Vice-Chancellor has been held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the past ten days. Despite being reputable for restoring peace to the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, there are claims that the Professor of Pharmacognosy might have broken the law. Members of staff and student unions would however not subscribe to these beliefs as many claim that the allegations arise from a witch-hunt b...
Obafemi Awolowo University – What you need to know

Obafemi Awolowo University – What you need to know

Obafemi Awolowo University
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was. The decision to establish the University of Ife (popularly referred to as "Great Ife") by the ruling Action Group party of the Western Region of Nigeria was in protest at the recommendations of the Ashley Report. The first Nigerian university was esta
Former Acting Oau Vc Remanded In Custody

Former Acting Oau Vc Remanded In Custody

Obafemi Awolowo University
The Osun State High Court sitting in Ede has ordered that the immediate former Acting Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Anthony Elujoba be further remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft agency had on Wednesday arrested Professor Elujoba alongside the school’s Bursar, Mrs Josephine Akeredolu on alleged financial corruption and abuse of office. Professor Elujoba and Mrs Akeredolu were arraigned on Friday before Justice David Oladimeji on seven counts of intent to steal money belonging to the institution and conspiracy to defraud the school among others. The defence lead counsel Ibrahim Lawal, who had earlier filed a bail application before the court, prayed that they be further remand
Obafemi Awolowo University – What you need to know

Obafemi Awolowo University – What you need to know

Obafemi Awolowo University
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was. The decision to establish the University of Ife (popularly referred to as "Great Ife") by the ruling Action Group party of the Western Region of Nigeria was in protest at the recommendations of the Ashley Report. The first Nigerian university was esta