LAGOS CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN GRAND STYLE
By Orhungul ‘OD’ Usha
The history of Nigeria and its beautiful people is littered with historical events with some glorious, noteworthy, and joyful while some others, tragic. The year 1967 would be forever etched as one of the darkest years in Nigerian history in the hearts of Nigerians as the massacres that would go on to birth the Nigerian civil war took place. 50 years later and Nigerians are celebrating the date, not because of its tragedies however but because the country’s most enterprising state, Lagos state was created.
OOU Science Students Involved In An Accident While Returning From Excursion
By Aina Tolulope
Some Students of National association of Science students, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye have been involved in an accident while returning from an excursion trip to Idanre Hills and Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State. Continue reading STUDENTS OF OOU INVOLVED IN AUTOMOBILE CRASH→
OSUN STATE GOVERNOR, RAUF AREGBESOLA SAYS THAT THE STATE IS ‘FINANCIALLY INCAPABLE’ OF RUNNING LAUTECH.
Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola has openly lamented about the crisis his government is having with students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH). The institution has been shut down for months now due to the government’s inability to release funds.
Students of LAUTECH have been holding several protests with the latest being occurring last Wednesday and Thursday. They stormed the state capital, Osogbo, wielding placards and condemning the government’s attitude towards the problem. The protest totally shut down activities in the state capital as vehicular movements were halted for over eight hours.
In response, Aregbesola denied statements that his government was not concerned with the issue, he revealed that the problem could not be tackled due to poor finances. He told journalists during a media night out in the Government House, which was part of activities to commemorate his 60th birthday, that “this is not a matter of not having interest in LAUTECH. With the economic realities on ground, I cannot continue with the pattern of funding the school because we are financially incapacitated”.
Meanwhile students of LAUTECH have resorted to sleeping on the streets in protest of the indefinite closure of their school
He further stated;
“I am incapable. The funds are not just there. Though I still make contributions and my deputy governor is here to testify that I still sign cheques to make payment every month to LAUTECH. It is small. It is not a matter of interest, but incapacity. The failure of the management to live within its means is another issue”.
“We stop giving financial support to Osun State University (UNIOSUN), an institution with about 12,000 student population about three years ago and the university is still running on its own till today. The population of LAUTECH is about 33,000 and the difference between the tuition fees being paid by LAUTECH and UNIOSUN is not much,”
However, he disclosed that a private audit firm had been commissioned by both Oyo and Osun, co-owners of the University, to carry out a total audit of the institution’s management and finances.
DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, MAY 29, 2017
Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.
The Rivers State University (SUG) through Office of the Director of Socials in collaboration with Hustlers Empire Entertainment has released its nominees list for the RSU Awards 2017. There are 21 categories,
The long awaited biggest campus event is already here. The Rivers State Universitity Student community is all set for this years edition of the Student week. The student week organised by the Director of Socials Adokiye Tamunosikima.
The SUG students week is scheduled to begin today, Monday 29th May 2016.
Details of the 2017 Student week Activities:
Monday: Jean/Mask Carnival
Tuesday: Sports Grand Finale
Wednesday: Rivers State Youth Summit
Thursday: Old School Day
Friday: Rag day/ Award/ Pageantry Night
Saturday: Cultural Day
The Director of Socials who stated that the Student week was an annual tradition He said “The student Union week is an annual ritual as stipulated in the school’s calendar
It is a week set aside for Students to ease them of the tremendous classroom stress
in all it’s a week of fun”. He also added that this years edition was going to be the best for students to remember in years to come.
For now all roads leads to Love garden for the commencement of the Jean and mask carnival!
A CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO PROFESSOR EYITOPE OGUNGBENRO OGUNBODEDE ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF OAU
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others for their sakes and our own.” – Cesar Chavez