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From ‘nothingcasting’ to broadcasting – the story behind UNILAG TV By Nzei Joseph and Paul Agada

In November 2017, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was finally granted a license to operate its a campus-based television station, UNILAG TV.  The news quickly spread across the country that the university had once again blazed the trail in campus television broadcasting with the establishment of its own campus television station. UNILAG in 2002 had pioneered campus radio broadcasting when it got is license, and in 2004, when it went on air with UNILAG Radio. The news of the establishment of UNILAG TV became much more popular with the launch of the station on January 18, 2019.     However, behind the scenes lie stories of tenacity and patience, assurance and vision.   How it started When Professor Ralph Akinfeleye made the first move in 2009 to secure a television license for the University of Lagos, he was set to face all the journey had to throw at him.   He had walked into the office of then Vice Chancellor, Professor Tolu Odugbemi, to share the vision with him. Prof. Odugbemi, insp

What Happens when children don't get enough sleep? - Paul Agada

Oyinkansola had just alighted off her parents' vehicle, she was asleep all through the trip from her school in Anthony to her parents’ place of residence in Yaba, she looked tired and fatigued. Although she has stack of assignments from school to attend to, she opted to watch her favourite kid shows on Nickelodeon, a trend which has resulted in her staying awake past bedtime deemed appropriate for her age, as she sleeps quite late in the night. Oyinkansola, 8, is an only child of a middleclass family residing in Lagos, her daily routine includes waking up early every morning to do some house chores, and getting prepared for school. Both of her parents fit what could be described as the typical “Lagosian” who leaves home early enough to avoid being stuck in traffic. As a result, Oyinkan usually leaves home for school by 6:30am daily, barely getting up 5 hours of sleep daily. However, she isn't alone in this lifestyle, she's just one of a growing statistic of children who are


The University of Lagos library is dedicated to supporting students and faculty in the e-learning environment. Available below are directions on how to access UNILAG Library resources and services: Printing Textbooks: Log in to to search for textbooks. If you are unable to log in to the link above, kindly contact the Reference Librarian through the Chat-a-Librarian live chat service on the phone number: 09063969206 or send email to: The library can scan and send by email, a PDF copy of articles and pages of textbooks (up to 20% of a book) that are available in print format. Kindly email your request to: E-Resources: Access to utilize the library electronic databases is available at Electronic Reference Service: Provision of this service include e-mail reference service, interactive reference service using chat technolog


The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, has approved the renewal of appointment of Dr. Feyisayo Fehintola Ademola-Adeoye of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, as Deputy Director, Institute of African and Diaspora Studies with effect from Saturday, August 1, 2020 to Saturday, July 31, 2021. In addition, he approved the re-appointment and appointment of the following professors as Deans of faculties with effect from Monday, January 11, 2021 to Sunday, July 31, 2022. DEANS APPOINTMENTS Professor Monday Bassey Ubangha Re-appointment as Dean, Faculty of Education Professor Folasade Bolanle Akinsola Appointment as Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences Professor Oluranti Olatokunbo Dacosta Appointment as Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences Professor Obanisola Mufutau Sadiq Appointment as Dean, Faculty of Engineering Professor Ige Omotayo Bolodeoku Appointment as Dean, Faculty of Law Professor Oyedola Elijah Oyeyemi Appointment as Dean, Faculty of Science Similarly, the