EDITORIAL: UI UNIONISM AND ITS SUCCUMB TO IDEOLOGICAL RETARDATION

​For four years, we have watched with keen interest the rate at which ideas are being recycled amongst the crop of leaders who want to serve at the Students’ Union building. From the time of Babatunde Badmus, it seems the same set of ideas are been repackaged and sold to our non-mindful or deliberately nonchalant students. Our Students’ Union leaders have discovered this gap and have capitalized on this year in, year out.

The recently conducted Students’ Union election of 2017 was no different; in fact, it was worse than what obtained in the previous year’s considering what was presented by our students’ leaders but Uites are now beginning to regain their political consciousness and have woken up from their political ineptitude gradually such that, they are very careful of “who” and “whom” to vote for during elections. 

One will easily agree that many of the candidates we had couldn’t come up with new ideas, strategies or present their plans in innovative ways. It was just a show of recycled knowledge in a premier university that is known to be the “first and best”. The set of candidates for one post or the other are wont to make one appreciate more, past S.U leaders whose ideological retardation has not got to what can easily pass for a comatose.

The crop of leaders the S.U has been producing in the past four years would easily make one think that the Albert Einstein had UISU in mind when he said “Insanity is doing same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. This quote of 1925 should have phased out by now and the students of Einstein should have reviewed the quote to suit a more recent psychological problem if only the set of leaders promoted to be at the helm of affairs of our union through our vote choose to see the people’s problem.

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In a bid to transform the sports atmosphere, Nnamdi Azikwe Hall, has launched a 5-aside football league which will be played among 10 teams.  In a statement from the Hall Sports Minister, Mustapha Majeed, the league matches will be played on Saturdays and Sundays, in a “Round Robin” (Home and Away) format, at the Zik…