Ex-Provost OAU College of Health Sciences, Femi Soyinka, passes on at 85

By Opeyemi Babalola The former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Femi Soyinka, has died, aged 85. This was confirmed in a statement released by the family yesterday, announcing that he died in the early hours of Tuesday at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State. Born in 1937, Professor Femi Soyinka received a Medical degree in Medicine and Surgery MBChB from the University of Heidelberg, 1964; and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same University in 1965. He specialised and practised…

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Sexual assault: OAU debunks rumours of foot-dragging sanction on professor

By Opeyemi Babalola The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has debunked the rumours making the rounds in some quarters that it is foot-dragging in sanctioning a professor, who was alleged to have sexually assaulted a female student in his office. The Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, who clarified this in a statement yesterday and obtained by the University Times International, revealed that in the unwholesome incident that happened on March 18, 2022, Boluwatife Bababunmi of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, wrote a petition to the…

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Disquiet in OAU as Traditionalists stage protest against Bamire’s appointment as VC

•Students union orders management to shut school •Merit and due process was followed in the appointment of VC, Varsity insists By Opeyemi Babalola  There is anxiety in Obafemi Awolowo University over the appointment of  Professor Adeboye Bamire as the new Vice-Chancellor of the institution, as many indigenes in the state have said that non-indigene can not be appointed as the VC of the institution. Recall that a statement announcing Bamire as the new substantive Vice-Chancellor to formally take over the affairs of the university on June 7, 2022, was communicated…

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OAU gets new Vice Chancellor

By Moyosore Salami The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ile-Ife, Osun State, has announced Professor Adebayo Simeon Banire as its new substantive Vice-Chancellor. The appointment, according to Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Owelle Oscar Idoko, takes effect from June 7, 2022. The tenure of current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede expires on June 6, 2022. The Chairman of Council, while addressing a press conference at the Centre of Excellence, inside the campus, said Bamire was appointed after a thorough selection process from 20 applicants. The press release reads, “As you…

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OAU student dies after falling into soak-away pit

By Moyosore Salami A 100 level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Heritage Ajibola, today lost her life after she reportedly fell into a soak-away pit.  The student of the department of Linguistics and African Laguages, Heritage Ajibola, reportedly fell into a soak-away at Bver Hostel, Maintenance Hostels. According to the eyewitness, “she was with her friends spreading clothes when she got stuck in a hole leading into the soak-away, before they could call for help she had already fallen into it.” However, before OAU management, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital…

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OAU refutes allegation of increment in school fees

By Opeyemi Babalola The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has denied that it increased school fees payable by the students.A statement issued by the school’s Public Relations Officer, Biodun Olarewaju, and made available to University Times International (UTI), described the news making the rounds as untrue which does not emanate from the school management.The statement read: “The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been drawn to a circular, purportedly issued by the University Management, that has been going viral on social…

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Gov. Abiodun Gifts OAU Best Medical Graduate A House, N5m

By Moyosore Salami Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has rewarded Miss Joy Oyinlola Adesina, who emerged the Best Graduating Student from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),Ile Ife, with a house, a sum of N5m and a scholarship. Abiodun, who announced the rewards at the reception organised in honour of Miss Adesina, on Wednesday, noted that the medical scholarship would be for her residency at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu stating that the awardee by being the best medical graduate to have come out of…

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OAU best medical graduating student receives cash award, house, scholarship

By Opeyemi Babalola The ‘Best Graduating Student’ from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Joy Adesina, has received a cash gifts worth of 5 million, with a house and scholarship from the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, who made the disclosure in a statement obtained by University Times International (UTI) on Wednesday, revealed that the medical scholarship would be for her residency at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu. Abiodun noted that the awardee coming…

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Awosika – Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Bags OAU Doctor of Business Management Degree

OAU News/UTI 14 December 2019 | Written by OAU. At its 44th Convocation ceremony on December 14, 2019, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria conferred honorary Doctor of Business Management Degree (DBM Honoris Causa) on Mrs Ibukunoluwa Abiodun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Founder/CEO, The Chair Centre Group. Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group. The companies in the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre…

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