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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 fine and provision of two sureties, who are civil servants, level 11 and tax payers.

    Speaking with our correspondent, one of the defense counsels of the arraigned students,  Barrister Philip, the bail application is the only step they can push before further court proceedings.

    Afterwards, students protested outside the court premises against the bail terms by raising placards and chanting songs.

    Samuel Dunnex, a student and a member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), stated that the bail conditions are too much and anti-students.
  “How do they expect the students to get 500,000 “

   It should be recollected that OAUKILONSHELE  reported the detainment of the students for alleged assault and harassment of Moremi hall officers during the eviction process.

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Oau News: Room Got burnt in Awolowo Hall

A room in Awolowo hall (Block III, Room 305) got burnt yesterday night around 10:30pm.

Awolowo hall serving as the biggest Male hall of Residence in Obafemi Awolowo University.Awolowo Hall is remarkably the most populated hostel in Obafemi Awolowo University with a maximum capacity of 2,032 legal occupants (students). 

It could be gathered that the fire outbreak occured due to faulty electrical Connection. Which results to damage of books, wears, and a laptop.The fire outbreak was able to be quenched due to the efforts of students in the hall of residence with the use of water and detergent.

Men from Obafemi Awolowo University fire service (QRS) arrived shortly after the fire was put out.

Majority of the students staying in the room have already left after the completion of the Academic year leaving a part four student of pharmacy and one Adekanbi Moses around . 

The pharmacy roomate was not around as at the time of incident due to his ongoing examination. It was learnt that Mr moses got injured as at the time he was trying to save the laptop from the fire outbreak.

At the time of gathering the report,  no casualty was involved. The fire service has called upon Mr Moses for questioning about the incident.

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Over thirty national and international institutions set to storm OAU for ICJC’18

1. GPU School of Journalism and Digital Media, (Gambia)

2. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS (Lagos State, Nigeria)

3. LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (Lagos State, Nigeria)

4. RUFUS GIWA POLYTECHNIC (Ondo State, Nigeria)

5. FUTA (Ondo State, Nigeria)

6. AAUA (Ondo State, Nigeria)

7. Addis Ababa University, (Ethopia)

8. FUNAAB (Ogun State, Nigeria)

9. OOU (Ogun State, Nigeria)

10. TASUED (Ogun State, Nigeria)

11. MAPOLY (Ogun State, Nigeria)

12. OGITECH (Ogun State, Nigeria)

13. FCEABK (Ogun State, Nigeria)

14. RHODES UNIVERSITY, (South Africa)

15. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (Oyo State, Nigeria)

16. LAUTECH (Oyo State, Nigeria)

17. The Poly Ibadan (Oyo State, Nigeria)

18. The Poly Saki (Oyo State, Nigeria)

19. Federal School of Statistics (Oyo State, Nigeria)

20. Africa University College of Communication, (Ghana)

21. FUOYE (Ekiti State, Nigeria)

22. EKSU (Ekiti State, Nigeria)

23. Fed. Poly Ado Ekiti (Ekiti State, Nigeria)

24. North American University, (United States of America)
The Republic of Benin Satellite Campus.

25. UNILORIN (Kwara State, Nigeria)

26. KWASU (Kwara State, Nigeria)

27. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Enugu State, Nigeria)


29. Fed. Poly Ede (Osun State, Nigeria)

30. Oduduwa University Ipetumodu (Osun State, Nigeria)

31. Redeemers University (Osun State, Nigeria)


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12 Funding Opportunities for African youths

1. Merck 350 Research Grants (up to EUR 350,000) Deadline: August 15th, 2018. Get funding to work on challenging research topics at the occasion of Merck’s 350th anniversary. Merck is all about Science and Technology. Check out this link: 
Click hereMerck

2. Africa Women Development Grants 2018 – $50,000 – Deadline March 7th 2018. The Africa Women Development Grants invites applications from African women’s organizations under it’s main grants programme. Click hereAfrican Women’s Development Fund

3. UNAOC – United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – $25,000 – February 16th 2018 – Youth Solidarity Fund application – Click HereUnited Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

4. Misk Grand Challenges – Up to $100,000 Grant for Young Innovators World Wide – Deadline – May 14th 2018 – Via the Misk Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Click hereMisk Foundation مؤسسة مسك الخيرية

5. IITA Research Fellowship on “Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa” – Up to $10,000 – Deadline – February 28th 2018 – Click Here

6. Tanzania Sudden Opportunity Grant – Up to $200,000 – Deadline – Dec 31st 2018 -  Click HereVoice

7. For Further funding opportunities, grants, scholarships, stay tuned on: Click Here

8. UK Network for funding organizations in International development, rolling deadlines, form $5,000-$500,000: Click Here

9. Open society initiative of East Africa – Click HereOpen Society Foundations

10. IDEX Global Accelerator Fellowship 2018/2019 – for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Deadline – March 15th 2018 – Click HereIDEX Fellowship

11. Global Change-makers Youth Summit 2018 – 18 to 23 years old -  Fully Funded to Switzerland – Click Here/ Global Changemakers

12. All Bar None Scholarship to attend the 2018 One Young World Summit in The Hague, The Netherland (Fully Funded) – Deadline – 2nd April 2018 – Click Here One Young World

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FUTA Commences 2016/2017 Academic Session- Resumption Date Finally Out

The Senate of the Federal University of Technology Akure has given the go ahead for the formal commencement of the 2016/17 academic session in the institution.
In the highlight of the calendar for the first semester released by the office of the registrar Dr Mrs. Modupe Ajayi online registration will begin on Monday December 12, 2016 for all students.
Old and fresh students are expected to visit the University website to complete their registration formalities and they have also be warned to be wary of conducting the registration through unauthorized and unofficial websites and individuals.
However the students are expected to arrive the campus on Tuesday January 3rd 2017 while the Matriculation ceremony for new students will take place on Friday January 27, 2017.
The cut -off date for the completion of registration for the academic session by all students is Friday January 20th 2017.
Students are therefore advised to ensure that they complete their registration by this date and should have all necessary documents in their possession.
The Calendar indicates that first semester examination will run between April 18th and May 10th 2017 while the semester will end on Thursday May 11th 2017.