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.

How best do you describe a situation where…

AFAS ELECTED EXECUTIVE: WORDS ARE EGGS

Election will always beget providence. One can campaign, canvass and in fact, get in touch with political fathers, what will be will be. But man oblivious of this fact, will blame his strategies and discard the fact that no one’s eloquence, kindness and generosity will ever bring to reality one’s dream but providence. However, in…

​AMIDST THE VICTORY CELEBRATIONS AND CONGRATULATORY PARADES

By: Yusuff Uthman Adekola A number of days, recently, in the Faculty of Arts, have witnessed a tense politicking atmosphere of votes-seeking promises— sincere or not. Of course, there have been a series of examinations of the various political candidates, ranging across the screening of the aspirants, the press night, the presidential debate, and, finally,…

​NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER 

By: Segun Ogunlade Let me start by congratulating the newly elected executives on their victory at the poll. Indeed, it is not easy to win an election in this faculty of great intellectuals, where people are always alive to criticise every plan you have and sift through them to check their relevancy. It is indeed…

​AFAS Election: Lijadu Emerges as Winner

By: Badru Omolara Lijadu Isaac has emerged as the president-elect of the Faculty of Arts,  University of Ibadan on 19th, January 2018. After the counting of votes, the 300level student from the department of Classics had a total of 349 votes giving his opponent, Adesanya Michael from Theatre Arts, who had 173 votes a wide…

AFAS ELECTION: ASPIRANTS AND THEIR BARREN PROGRAMMES

The election of Feranmi Bamisaye as the Director of Sports of the Association of Faculty of Arts Students (AFAS) reminds one of the words of Plato that the evil of not taking part in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. This is particularly true when one considers the controversies that…

​AFAS AND ITS BLIND AWARDS//by Rachael Ogunmuyiwa 

It is true that when one walks, it impossible to keep the head steady. However, when the movement becomes a mimetic of the ceiling fan, attention becomes urgent. The bearer has either been high on something or something is high on it.  Indubitably, the committee of Ojo Akinwale,  AFAS General Secretary and Abisoye Oluwatomilola Mercy,…

SOCIAL MEDIA: A TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE HUMAN INTERACTION

By: Yusuff Uthman Adekola Photo Credit: sciencemag.org With no manifestation of any doubt, it is quite assertable that interaction, amongst the human race, is traceable to the inception of the universe as an entity. Going by the most widely accepted school of thought as to the creation of earth by an Almighty Supernatural Being, as…

AFASIEC POSTPONES AFAS ELECTION

By Segun Ogunlade The chairman of AFAS electoral committee, Mr Tope Lanre Bello, has disclosed that AFAS election that was supposed to hold on Friday 22nd December, 2017 has been postponed indefinitely. He explained that the sole reason for indefinitely postponing the election was the  students’ affairs’ directive that mandated that all candidates’ names be…

AFASIEC LIFTS BAN ON ELECTORAL ACTIVITIES

Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Electoral Committee has  lifted the ban on electoral activities in the faculty.  The committee headed by Mr Tope Lanre Bello has lifted the ban today, Saturday 9th, December 2017,  at AFASIEC Press Conference held at department of Philosophy’s PG room.  According to the chairman, collection of forms starts today…

ANTHONY: AN IGNORAMUS OF LAW THAT LEGISLATES FOR US

By Dimeji Tolase “The house after deliberation dissolved the electoral committee because it was set up unconstitutionally and the election of the committee’s principal officers was illegal. … The constitution states that the electoral committee must be set up with the consent of the Sub-Dean and the Staff Adviser” – Anthony Akachukwu Dimnwaka It is…

AFAS DINNER MAY NOT HOLD TOMORROW-HON. CLINTON

The speaker, Faculty of Arts Legislative Council (FLC),  Rt. Hon Chibueze Clinton has disclosed that the proposed Association of Faculty of Arts Students (AFAS) Dinner might not hold tomorrow.  This was disclosed as the speaker  briefed AFAS Press on why the dinner which was supposed to hold on tomorrow, Friday, 8th December, 2017 might not…