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Discourses on Corruption (Comic)

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By Abdulmatin Jimoh, Michelle, and Labake Abudu-Bhadmus Discourses on Corruption ( Comic #1 & 2) That Nigeria is a hotbed of corruption is widely known, with former UK Prime Mininster David Cameron once describing the country as "fantastically corrupt" . The prevalence of corruption in Nigeria has led to massive underdevelopment, poor public facilities, and other problems, since monies earmarked for fixing these issues are diverted to private pockets.  While Nigerians know corruption is prevalent, they lack of knowledge on their roles in curbing the menace. In this series of comics by Michelle, Nigerians are reminded of their roles in promoting a corruption-free Nigeria.  #OperationHerdsmenTakeOver (Comic #3) The long-running farmer-herdsmen conflict has taken deadly turn in recent months, with reports of Fulani herdsmen taking over farmlands in certain areas to feed their cows. This comic depicts the takeover of a fictional farmland in Ondo Southwestern Nigeria to expose

UNILAG Faculty of Engineering opens Auto Diagnostic and Prognostic Centre

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By Emmanuel Awosika The Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, has announced the opening of its Auto Diagnostic and Prognostic Centre, as part of efforts to bolster the Faculty’s internally generated revenue. Unlike traditional repair shops, the Centre is a drive-in garage that uses advanced sensors to diagnose vehicles for faults. It also has trained technicians available to proffer solutions for common vehicle problems and fix minor issues where necessary. The Auto Diagnostic and Prognostic Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is primed to offer quality vehicle diagnostic and repair services for members of the University of Lagos and the general public. Other services available at the Centre include: auto diagnostics, servicing (oil and filter change), vehicle assessment/inspection, prognosis (failure prediction), fuel system service, brake system service, transmission flush and service, and preventive maintenance. The Auto Diagnostic and Prognostic Centre is

Report water wastage on campus — Works and Physical Planning Department

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By Emmanuel Awosika The Works and Physical Planning Department has urged members of the University of Lagos community to report sightings of broken pipes, leaking water outlets, and other cases of water wastage on campus. The announcement is part of the department’s efforts to conserve water on the university campus and forestall water scarcity. The department has also provided channels of communication to make it easier for people to make their reports. According to the announcement, individuals who wish to report water wastage in the university can call the following officials: Coordinator of Works and Physical Planning (08033336263) Head of Water Distribution (08023436406) Mr. Y.O. Sulaimon (08033127238) Enable Ginger Cannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connection or reload the browser Disable in this text field Rephrase Rephrase current sentence Edit in Ginger ×

Unlike humans, Tik-Tok might live forever

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By Funmbi Oguntoye With the never ending cycle of emergence and erasure of social media apps, it’s no surprise that the longevity of the now trending app, Tik Tok is a recurring question.  Many wonder if the “hype” and sensationalism around the app will be sustained or if the app will fall off after a few years like its predecessor “Vine.” Research, domino effects of the app activity and some marketing values the app creators have set in place seem to do a good job at ensuring the all's permanence.   The music industry is a pivotal part of the entertainment world and Tik Tok through its various trends has greatly impacted the number of streams and revenue generated from songs. Many artists have also gained fame and exposure. A very good example is Olivia Rodrigo, whose debut single “Drivers License'' made its way to no. 1 on the hot 100 and further landed her a role on the Disney High School Musical series.  One major difference between Vine and Tik Tok is the div

The Bumpy Roads of Grassroots Football in Nigeria

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By Muhammad Abdulsalam, Oluwasegun Oyebode and Ayobami Aderinmola A couple of years ago, one could not so much as walk up to their parents to tell them that they would like to become a footballer in future. It almost certainly ended in scolding or even a good ol’ spanking session. At the very least, there’d be a detailed lecture on the dangers of wasting one’s life and the benefits of becoming a doctor or lawyer instead. Fast forward to the 2000s with the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar Jnr., etc. raking in hundreds of millions each month from kicking leather balls around grassy fields and it’s not hard to see why the love and support for the sport is on experiencing an upward turn. Hard as it might be to believe, however, the biggest football stars of our generation didn’t begin their journey out of the blue. Many of them started at the youngest age imaginable, falling under the tutelage of those higher than them and grooming their own skills through friendly (or not-so-friendly

“I learnt a lot I wouldn’t have if COVID didn't happen." – Student Entrepreneur

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By Chelsea Abraham and Oluwasegun Oyebode The past year brought in a lot of changes for the world, turned institutions, businesses and, countries on their heads, trying to adapt to the new, changing, and very much trying times. We saw entire workforces and businesses scramble to save their systems and, for most, after many wasted efforts, salvage whatever they had left. Layoffs and business shutdowns kept many awake and sent others looking for alternative means of survival and that's just for already established individuals and organizations. So, what about the student business owners who, while in school, ventured into small businesses and put the rest of their time into the growth and viability of said businesses? In school, these businesses thrived as the student population already served as a target market and a fairly well-established customer base whose needs formed business opportunities for students with entrepreneurial instincts. For some, the closure of schools slowed

Boost your self-development this holiday with these 4 books

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By Adedolapo Fasan Exams are finally over after a long semester. Now, it's time to lay your head back, put up your feet and relax. However, just because many more days of relaxation are ahead doesn't mean to slack off with education, specifically individual growth. So, here are four books that you can use to develop yourself and learn a little bit or two about yourself while you’re at it. Change is inevitable. As humans, we need to adapt and grow to avoid being left behind. Growth doesn’t happen overnight; it comes through learning. When I got my first book on self-improvement a few years back, I couldn’t get past the first two chapters. I found the book extremely boring. It is only now, 4 years later, that I realize that the books I read would set out steps for me to overcome challenges that I may face. All self-improvement books have a story to tell. It is up to the reader to decipher and incorporate the lessons into our lives.   The 48 laws of power by Robert Gre

Lagos is not for the weak: Student edition

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By Chukwunonso Obi and Feyisayo Fagbemi Scientists and psychologists have repeatedly recommended taking solo walks in the evening as good for inner peace. Here you have your thoughts to yourself but it is almost impossible to be at ease while walking the streets of Lagos at night. And for students, nighttime has its perks. Long walks without the intrusion of the blazing sun, an easy moment to link up with friends, a shield from people they're actively trying to avoid. It's the perfect excuse to let off some steam after being bombarded with activities at school. However, a survey of student experiences shows that 5 out of 7 students have been either robbed, attacked, harassed, or knows someone who has experienced any of these. Many of these incidents happen daily, regardless of gender with little to nothing being done to curb this growing danger. According to Chidera, a student resident at Abule Oja, she alongside other residents has gotten so used to constant gunshots

Delayed hosting of NUGA a blessing in disguise — Awoyinfa

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By Akinkuolie Ebunoluwa, Godwin Emmanuel, Muhammadulfatiu Adepeju, Soremekun Oluwaseyi and Peter Jamodu The Executive Secretary, Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA), Professor Joseph Awoyinfa, has called the delay in hosting the Nigerian University Games “a blessing in disguise”. Speaking to UNILAG Sun , Awoyinfa said the delays have created time for the University of Lagos to re-adjust and redesign its sporting facilities in preparation for the tournament. According to him, the University of Lagos is preparing for the NUGA tournament by putting in place “one of the best sporting facilities” to ensure the event runs smoothly. He revealed that UNILAG has constructed a 130-seater swimming pool pavilion and is set to make use of a Swiss timer during the competition — the first of its kind in Africa. He also disclosed that the football pitch and basketball court are undergoing renovation, while there are plans to upgrade the cricket pitch to international standards. As

Residents, Users react to Akoka-Bariga Road Construction

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By Nwaneri Godspower, Bankole Demiladeogo, Adiefe Jude Olisaemeka, Atitebi Tobi, Aiyepola Olaoluwakiitan and Muhammadulfatiu Adepeju   The recent decision of the Lagos state government to reconstruct and widen the famous Akoka-Bariga road has brought mixed reactions among residents of Akoka and the road users alike. Especially for those who may have to part with some feet of their real estate, the news is a hard gulp to swallow. Speaking to UNILAG Sun, a regular user of the road, Sam Ejiwumi, said that he believes that the project, if completed in time, would have a positive impact on the community. He, however, remarked that road constructions in Lagos are known to exceed their due time of completion.“The fact that there is no median, no demarcation, vehicles tend to just face oncoming traffic causing roadblocks”, he said.   He also stated that “because of the on-going construction, the road is not smooth which is really causing A lot of damage to the car” and as a result, l

The Many Effects of COVID-19 on University Education

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By Olisemeka Adiefe, Peter Jamodu, Olamide Ogunleye, and Aderinmola Ayobami That the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the educational sector adversely is hardly a secret. However, many have never given thought to the actual scope of the effects of COVID-19 on tertiary institutions, especially the University of Lagos. In this piece, UNILAG Sun reporters break down the impact of the pandemic on different areas of the university. Read on! Academics For obvious reasons, this article will start by addressing the elephant in the room: the disruption to academic calendar, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. What many reasoned would be a short break in academic activities turned out to be a nightmarish months-long break, during which students spent more than a year gaining weight and getting bachelor’s degrees in plate washing and house mopping. The strike action of the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) hardly helped matters, as it forced the university to remain closed even a