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UI, OAU, name theatre, museum after Wole Soyinka

Posted: August 1, 2018 at 10:05 am   /   Campus

The University of Ibadan on Tuesday renamed its Arts Theatre after Wole Soyinka, a day after the Obafemi Awolowo University made a similar gesture in honour of the Nobel laureate. UI also renamed its Practical Theatre Geoffrey Axworthy Studio. Mr Axworthy was the founding Director of the premier university’s School of Drama in 1962. When […]

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Confusion, rituals fear at UI as ‘sponge and soap’-collecting woman’s nabbed

Posted: July 30, 2018 at 10:39 am   /   Campus, News

Residents of Obafemi Awolowo Hall, an on-campus accommodation for students at the University of Ibadan were thrown into confusion during the weekend after an alarm was raised as a woman was calling at rooms asking for sponge and soap. The woman who was identified as Wuraola Oluwi gained entry into the hall, on Saturday, as […]

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UI shines in international competitions

Posted: July 30, 2018 at 10:26 am   /   Campus, News

The University of Ibadan has clinched the second position in two contests – both the Impact Africa International Debate Championship and Intercontinental Public Speaking Contest. The University also won nine medals in both contests – the highest by any participating institution. UI finished second behind the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, while the host institution, […]

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UI opens N200 million business school named after Dangote

Posted: July 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm   /   Campus

The University of Ibadan has opened its Business School, named the Aliko Dangote Complex, after billionaire Aliko Dangote. The commissioning took place on Wednesday by Mr Dangote, represented by Ahmed Mansour, after he delivered the Third Eminent Person Business Lecture at the Trenchard Hall of the premier university The Vice-Chancellor, Idowu Olayinka, disclosed that with […]

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‘Engage authorities or shun journalism’ – Professor tells campus journalists

Posted: July 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm   /   Campus

Prospective members of the Union of Campus Journalists at the University of Ibadan on Tuesday received training in the core and ethics of journalism, with a warning upfront to be ready to hold the authorities to account. The warning was issued by Jimi Agbaje, professor and former Vice-Chancellor of the university, who added that the […]

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PTCIJ, others demand recall of suspended UI student journalist

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm   /   Campus, News

Nigerians have been reacting to the decision by the University of Ibadan to suspend a student journalist over an article published in a national daily. Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and groups of Nigerian student journalists asked the university to rescind the suspension of Adekunle Adebajo. The groups which joined the PTCIJ in […]

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Press Release – #FreeKunleAdebajo

Posted: June 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm   /   News

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has released the statement below, appealing to the management of University of Ibadan to consider its decision to rusticate Kunle Adebajo over a critical article published two years ago. Mr Adebajo, in the article, drew attention to the deplorable state of the facilities at Nigeria’s premier university. […]

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UI rusticates journalist over article published two years ago

Posted: June 16, 2018 at 8:43 am   /   Campus

The management of the University of Ibadan has suspended a student journalist, Adekunle Adebajo, over a critical article published two years ago. Mr Adebajo, under the title “UI: The irony of fashionable rooftops and awful interiors”, wrote in The Guardian in April 2016 about meretricious projects at UI. He drew attention to the deplorable state […]

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Special Report: Blurry hope for OAU, UI students over restoration of their unions

Posted: May 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm   /   Campus

For the students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, uncertainties surround expectations they would have their respective unions reinstated by the authorities of their schools in the near future. CAMPUS REPORTER exclusively interviewed the vice-chancellors of the two universities, who were not timid in stating that students’ demands for the […]

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UI to expel 328 students, blames absence of post-UTME test

Posted: March 28, 2018 at 9:37 am   /   Campus

The University of Ibadan is set to expel 328 first-year students for “shameful academic performance” in the recently concluded 2016/2017 session, the Vice-Chancellor has disclosed. The VC, Idowu Olayinka, in a statement we obtained on Tuesday, blamed the situation on the absence of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test before the affected students and others in […]

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