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ILE-IFE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACHIEVE GREAT FEATS IN SPORTS COMPETITION.

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ILE-IFE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACHIEVE GREAT FEATS IN SPORTS COMPETITION.



In an inter-school competition organized by the sports' council of Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-Ife last weekend, secondary schools in the town performed excellently well in different sporting events.

The competition, which was in collaboration with the  Department of physical and health Education and the institute of cultural studies of the institution, had participants from various secondary schools, which included St. Stephen Government School, The Apostolic Government  school, Ooni middle school, Ife government middle school and many others.

 At the final stage of the competition, Ife middle School won the football finals against Ooni middle school while in the  Hockey 5 (Aside) Competition, St Stephen Government School led The Apostolic Government  school after a penalty score of 2-1.

   Also, in athletics, Ooni middle school won the gold and silver medals in the females' 100-metre race while Ife gov…

OAU: EVICTION AND ARREST OF STUDENTS CONTINUE IN ANOTHER HOSTEL.

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OAU: EVICTION AND ARREST OF STUDENTS CONTINUE IN ANOTHER HOSTEL.

By Nurudeen Ajibade

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has continued with the eviction of students from another hostel facility, Awolowo hall of residence, one of the crowded hostels.



The exercise has led to many awful occurrences as some students were arrested and beaten by the security unit of the university for allegedly harrasing the hall wardens.


The management, in a public release few weeks ago, informed students to vacate the halls of residence by 30th of March, 2018 for  renovation purpose.


However, some of the students on campus are writing their final year projects or undergoing programmes like Teaching Practice (TP) and Student's Work Experience Programme (SWEP).

 According to an eye-witness account, the security officers of the University bombarded Awolowo hall of residence and they chased out students with canes and charms.

Some of the victims of the eviction spoke with OAU KILONSHELE. The int…

OAU CROWNS GRASSROOTS SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH INTER-SCHOOL COMPETITION

OAU CROWNS GRASSROOTS SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH INTER-SCHOOL COMPETITION.
By Olufemi Alfred.

   The sports' council of Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-Ife, the Department of physical and health Education and the institute of cultural studies, have collaborated to organize an inter-school competition.

   The sports competition, which will be among secondary schools in Ile-ife and environs, is to crown a six-weeks Grassroots sports development programme organized in more than 6 secondary school in the city.

   The programme provided for students athletes to train the students of the secondary schools on the theoretical and practical aspects of sporting events, which include; Football, Basketball, Volleyball, handball and athletics.

   In a public statement, signed by A.L Abu, the director of Sports in the varsity, the preliminaries of the competition in the trained sporting events will come up on the 5th of April and the main event, on the 6th.

  He buttressed that; the pro…

POSTPONEMENT OF OAU'S RESUMPTION DATE AS SENATE DECIDES SOON.

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POSTPONEMENT OF OAU'S RESUMPTION DATE AS SENATE DECIDES SOON.
By Olufemi Alfred.



    Following the rumours trailing the resumption date of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAUKILONSHELE gathered that the former date, April 3, is no longer feasible and a new one will be released after a meeting of the University Senate this week.

  According to a reliable source, an official of the university who stated this privately, the shift in the date is owing to the renovation exercise promised by the management.

 "They are not done with the renovation. So, the Senate will meet to pick a new resumption date." He disclosed.

    Speaking with our correspondent, the Registrar of the school, Dotun Awoyemi, denied the knowledge of the postponement and made it known that the Senate will decide the resumption date

  " I can't confirm whether the date has been postponed or not. The Senate is in-charge of the calendar." Mr. Awoyemi said.

    However, All attempts to reach the Pub…

OAU KILONSHELE EDITOR CLINCHES DOUBLE CAMPUS JOURNALISTS AWARDS IN ABUJA.

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OAU KILONSHELE EDITOR CLINCHES DOUBLE CAMPUS JOURNALISTS  AWARDS IN ABUJA.
By Ajibade Nurudeen




    Last weekend in Abuja, Olufemi Alfred, the editor-in-chief of OAU KILONSHELE news outfit won the Best editor of the year and the Best journalist of the year categories in the Campus Journalists Awards organized by Youth Digest organization.

    The award ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries, including; Femi Adeshina, the Special Adviser to the President on media matters; Dapo Olorunyomi, the publisher of Premium Times newspaper; the press secretary to the Niger state governor;Jaffar Jaffar, the editor of Daily Nigeria newspaper; reporters from different newspapers, amongst many others.

   Dapo Olorunyomi, the guest speaker for the event, spoke extensively on "curbing hate speech on social media". In his words, he mentioned that journalists are meant to hold government officers accountable to the masses.

   Meanwhile, speaking with the winner, Olufemi Alfred expressed his happ…

OAU WORKERS' UNIONS' LEADERS SPEAK ON STUDENTS ARREST.

OAU WORKERS' UNIONS' LEADERS SPEAK ON STUDENTS ARREST.
By Alfred Olufemi

Following the arrest and the arraignment of 5 students of Obafemi Awolowo University, as reported by this News Outfit, leaders of the non-academic and academic staff unions spoke with OAUKILONSHELE ,

Comrade Wole Odewumi, the. Chairman of NASU, Non Academic Staff Union, in the school, said he got the information yesterday and have had meetings with some of the representatives of students involved.

The chairman, who was also docked two weeks ago, also stated that the  union has started an appeal on behalf of the arraigned students, whose bail has not been granted up till the time of filing this report. OAUKILONSHELE  reported the bail conditions.

"The only we can do is to appeal and we've commenced that." He said.

Anon, the Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Ademola Oketunde revealed that he's yet to be done with investigations on the issue. He pro…

OAU STUDENTS ARRAIGNED, STUDENTS AND JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM COURT PROCEEDINGS.

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OAU STUDENTS ARRAIGNED, STUDENTS AND JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM COURT PROCEEDINGS.
By Olufemi Alfred .O.



  Five students of Obafemi Awolowo. University have been charged to court today after opposing the eviction of students from hostel, as reported by this News outfit  yesterday.

    Gbenga Oloniran alongside Four students; Oyedeji Samson, Olajide Adedamola, Jimoh Oladipupo and Adeniji John, were present at the Ife Magistrate court this morning.

    Meanwhile, students and journalists, were denied access to the court room by the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police. The team led by ASKME MOSES was instructed by the Area Commander (AC) of the force.

    "The AC said; no student or journalist should enter the court room." Officer Moses said.

    OAUKILONSHELE learnt from Opeyemi Oprah, the acting. Students' Union security Officer present, that the arraigned students were granted bail. The bail terms for each of the students include; 500,000 Naira…