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Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: An Endangered Species under the Proposed 2018 Budget

Posted: December 9, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   National, News, Opinion

Since President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 Appropriations Bill to the National Assembly at the beginning of last month, quite a number of reservations have trailed that development. Standing out easily among these reservations is that which concerns the educational sector. The government has proposed ₦435.01 billion as allocation the education out of ₦8.612 trillion, […]

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Haleem Olatunji

Special Report: The Unheard Pains and Groans of Special Students in the University Of Ibadan (Final Part)

Posted: December 4, 2017 at 9:44 am   /   Opinion

In this special report, the final part of our story on the learning and living conditions of special students at the University of Ibadan, Haleem Olatunji brings to attention further perspectives to the subject. Enjoy:  While working with Special Persons’ Club (SPC), it was gathered that the University seems not to possess the data of […]

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How ‘Oba Awon Universities’ Is Fast Becoming ‘Omoodo Awon Universities’

Posted: December 4, 2017 at 9:10 am   /   Opinion

“Home is where children find safety and security, where we find our identities, where citizenship starts. It usually starts with believing you’re part of a community, and that is essential to having a stable home” – Matthew Desmond History teaches what many of our departmental and faculty courses will not teach us. So, by virtue […]

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Haleem Olatunji

Special Report: The Unheard Pains and Groans of Special Students in the University Of Ibadan (Part 1)

Posted: November 22, 2017 at 10:29 pm   /   Opinion

As part of equal opportunity measures, special arrangements are expected to be made for students with disabilities to make learning and living comfortable exercise for them and not make them disadvantaged in competition with their colleagues with no disability. In this special report, Haleem Olatunji, writing from the University of Ibadan, draws attention to what it […]

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Haleem Olatunji

Dear UI Management, Remove These Chains!!!

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 11:08 am   /   Opinion

It was a sunny morning, at about 11am when I was in our office with three other colleagues. We were all buried in our individual but common thought which was centered on how and where we got it wrong. The struggle had taken a shocking and unexpected turn and we were all doing what one […]

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How ‘Menstrual Blood’ Becomes Norm In Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 4:39 pm   /   Opinion

“It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would […]

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Denial Of Students’ Rights And Implications For Nigeria’s Democracy

Posted: October 23, 2017 at 9:13 am   /   Opinion

INTRODUCTION  It doesn’t behoove the front page of a newspaper any longer, that the student unionism in university of Ibadan has been shot dead by the compendious powers that rest at the helm of affairs. However, the fact that it is archaic does not stop the gullet from regurgitating it. And since it is purposely […]

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Nigeria: Hunter and Prey to itself

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 12:46 pm   /   Opinion

“Nigeria is prey and hunter to itself. We do not seem serious in our drive for progress” – Koye-Ladele Mofehintoluwa Oluwadetan On the 1st of October, 1960, Nigeria got her independence from her colonial master. The British however, colonized us without revealing to us the power of unity in diversity. The Hausa(s), Igbo(s), Yoruba(s), Tiv(s), […]

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How Social Contract Theory influences Nigerian Democracy

Posted: September 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm   /   Opinion

Democracy as defined by a former American President, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1965) is “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Put it another way, it is government that the people feel its presence, get involved and enjoy its influences. The social contract theory on the other hand as propagated by Louise Rusling, can […]

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Tricycles in Kano; A Blessing or a Curse

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm   /   Opinion

The tricycle popularly called Keke Napep, is a three wheeled vehicle that comes in yellow and green colours. It was used to substitute the then commercial motorcycles popularly called Achaba in most of the Northern states of Nigeria. The many crimes of the motorcyclists which ranged from kidnapping, reckless driving, snatching of ladies handbags and […]

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