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…

Special Feature: ​65 HEARTY CHEERS TO OUR DEAN AND FATHER

ONE MAN IN HIS TIME PLAYS MANY PARTS, HIS ACTS BEING SEVEN AGES –WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (AS YOU LIKE IT) YOUR CHILDHOOD IMPRESSIONS GAVE YOU THE ADULTHOOD EXPRESSIONS IN AFRICAN ORAL POETICS AND PERFORMANCE, LIETERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM, POETRY AND BIOGRAPGHICAL WRITING. YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED EVERY LEVEL OF OUR TERTIARY EDUCATION AND LEFT YOUR INDELIBLE MARK…

Editorial: AFAS EXECUTIVES – LEADERS OR RECKLESS OFFICE MONGERS?

​Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes- Peter Drucker Many of the catastrophes that rub our society is because many chose to remain voiceless even after everything else has proven that their so called leaders have taken them to be dim-witted. We have chosen to…

Planning: Life after School | Ola Afolasade 

The second half of the session has begun and as usual we are all anticipating for the previous semester results. However, one important thing many have failed to acknowledge is the fact that getting good grades- a degree is just one of the prerequisite needed to survive in the ‘real world’. Entering the ‘real world’…

​JAW WAR 2017: KUTI HALL WAS THE UNDERDOG LAST YEAR-SADIK OLUGBENGA

By: Martins Isaac Sadik Oluwagbenga, a public speaker and 300-level student of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, University of Ibadan, has said that Kuti Hall was the underdog during the last year Jaw War. Mr Sadik who is a residing student of Tedder Hall and Co-founder of Facts Count (FC) Organisation, said this during…

AFAS NEWS: ​INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE TO COMMENCE INSPECTION OF AFAS ASSETS

By: Rachael Ogunmuyiwa In a bid to ensure the proper and effective use of assets in the various offices held by student leaders, the Investigative Committee, Association of Faculty of Arts Students’(AFAS) has disclosed that it would commence a thorough inspection of its assets.  This was said at a meeting held by the committee at…

​PIN CELEBRATES 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY

PIN CELEBRATES 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY Poets in Nigeria (PIN), has on Saturday, 14th October, celebrated its second anniversary. The anniversary which has been organized in different connects centres in Nigeria held formally at the University of Ibadan, Faculty of Arts’ Lecture Room 32 and an evening performance at the quadrangle. While addressing the poets and…

​AFAS News: VICE PRESIDENT, OTHERS VISIT EXCURSION SITES

By: Rachael Ogunmuyiwa The Vice President, Association of Faculty of Arts Students (AFAS) Oladejo Romoke, the Social Director Ojuolape Jude Halleluyah and the Chairman, Investigative Committee Abdulsalam Shakiru, have recently paid a  pre-visit to the proposed excursion sites for AFASites. This was contained in a report submitted by the executives to the Investigative Committee of…

UI News: ​TOURISM DEVELOPMENT STIMULATES ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES-Prof Ayodele

By: Rachael Ogunmuyiwa Ibukunoluwa Ayodele, a professor in the department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources, University of Ibadan has described tourism development as a stimulant to vast economic activities and gateway to good health. Professsor Ayodele disclosed this while delivering the 425th inaugural lecture on behalf of his…