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…

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…

EDITORIAL

TO A WEEK WE CANNOT FORGET The Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ (AFAS) Week has come and gone we cannot but appreciate the effort of the AFAS executives for a job well done.  Have we not had executives who organized AFAS Week as if it were some Abiku’s naming ceremony?  Have we as well…

ATIKU’S Departure from APC: The Mark of a Political Whore//Ahoame Raymond

Since the return of Nigeria from military to democratic rule in 1999, the country has been witnessing incessant habit by politicians gallivanting from one political party to another. And such is allowed in any democratic society. Even the Nigerian constitution provides for freedom of association. But just as J.J Rousseau once said, “Too much freedom…

TRIBUTES, APPRECIATIONS AND PLEDGES…

TRIBUTES, APPRECIATIONS AND PLEDGES… (The Betrothal of Homages and Hopes…) *Dájúdájú, With the going of the coming Approaches the coming of a now soon-to-be-going; With the bequeathal of the palms holdings Faintly sounds the distant knocking of a peering transition; With the peeping of the solar at the birth of the morn’ Sprout augury coughs…

​CHRISTIANAH//Rachael Ogunmuyiwa

Some stories do not matter as to who tells them. Not that we fear telling them but we fear telling them because of the way the society sees us. A gladness she had long experienced crept into her heart when she realised the new neighbour, Remidola is also pregnant. For the first time in her…

​GES 107 LECTURE: A TIME FOR LEARNING OR RECREATION?//Ahoame N. Raymond

The information communication technology (ICT) has so much improved the standard of life such that some people believed man cannot do without it. Today both the First, second and third world countries have introduced the use of ICT to their educational sectors. Most schools and tertiary institutions such as polytechnics, colleges of education and universities…

Death Sentence at Birth//Alapa Peters

Soon, a big crowd had begun to form. It was an assorted composition of men, women and children. Everyone was running towards the scene, struggling to worm their way through, to the centre, to catch sight of what was happening.  At the center of the crowd, Titi, a chubby woman, clad in a faded black…

Campus Kicks-off with Festive Activities for the Semester

It all happening again, campus is getting ready and hot for its festive activities. Awo hall has set the ball in motion for other halls, departments and faculties to begin their festive week. Even without the student week that is usually prompted by the student union, faculties are at the tip of their toes trying…