On The Mismanagement Of School Resources

On the 19th of September. 2023, An electrical mishap occurred in Queen Idia Hall, University of Ibadan. Thankfully, the accident narrowly avoided becoming a full-blown fire. A lightbox in one of the rooms started emanating sparks, which persisted for about 3 hours. Concerned for their safety, one of the residents […]

Editorial – Transitioning, IndyPress as a Striking Example

The Press is an integral part of the University of Ibadan community. Its cardinal position, among other components, has been to play a set of missionary roles, focused on informing the University community about newsworthy developments, exposing the high-handedness of student leaders, upholding the tenuous balance of democracy as much […]

Mr. AG, When Will Your Plans See the Light of Day?

It’s been a short session in the University of Ibadan. Most students are still adjusting to the eleven weeks of lectures as opposed to the usual 13 weeks that most are used to. This could be a tangible excuse for most public office holders in this institution including the current […]

UI’SU: A Town Hall, Different?

The Thursday, February 17 town hall meeting was not the first of its kind in the recent history of the Students’ Union. It might not be the last. But, in a bid to provide an answer to the uncomfortable question if it was the adequate answer to the inadequacies posed […]

On Indy Hall’s Floor Representatives: Between the Good and the Practically Nonexistent

“Representation without responsibility is a facade, promising unity but delivering discord.” Anonymous.   Hostel life constitutes a distinctive chapter in the journey of students, bearing significant influence on both their academic pursuits and personal development. Amidst the dynamic ambiance of communal living, the presence of floor representatives emerges as pivotal. […]

53 Years On, Kunle Adepeju Roams

“… establishing the historical context, connecting the intersection, and restating the need for the ideological repositioning of the Students’ Union.” Background Last Thursday, the 1st of February, the remembrance of Kunle Adepeju, was for the student community at the University of Ibadan a rare occasion to revisit an occurrence, which […]

UI’SU Executives and the Culture of Silence

  In the University of Ibadan (and the world at large), members of the fourth estate are tasked with the roles and duties of not only keeping individuals and groups including political office holders accountable, but also passing information on happenings in the university to the public. To dutifully perform […]

Jaw War 2024: Standing Out

Upon getting into the University of Ibadan, a couple of things become apparent almost immediately. One, everyone, at every single point in time, regardless of their course of study, is reading. Two, contrary to what the perception of outsiders is, UItes will always seek a means of having fun. Three, […]

UI’SU and a Call for Sober Reflection

As the first Students’ Union movement to be established in Nigeria, the election or the act of voting should be the expression of students’ commitment to themselves, to one another, to the country and even our world. The election ahead is a critical juncture in consolidating students’ democracy, of which […]