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BED 101: Your Simple Hack for Securing UNILAG Bedspace

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Oritsejolomi Otomewo. After the end of a wonderful (coughs) 2019/2020 academic session, we are at the cusp of a new session. That means it is time for all who are fortunate (coughs again, hope this is not Covid) to be running a full-time undergraduate degree program at the University of Lagos, to ballot for bedspaces. Balloting poses a huge problem for freshers and staylites alike. This article will help you understand the process. It is probably the best you will ever read on this. Balloting is the process of securing a bedspace in the hostels provided by the University i.e. How you, Unilag, your internet connection, and your amiable village people ( do you expect me to call them wicked when I have not yet secured my space?), decide whether you will sleep at the lagoon front or not.  Yeah, I know you have been allocated a hostel when you paid your school fees. However, you still need to ballot for a bedspace to be able to move into the hostel -that is if you're plannin

MCSA Awards: We Wanted to See the Shock on Their Faces - President

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Abiola Ogunleye The Mass Communication Students Association (MCSA), University of Lagos has awarded deserving students of the departmental association who performed excellently during the session. The honorary awards were presented to UnilagSun reporters, Faith Enang and Faith Ojo, Finalists Newness Amabuo and Ezekiel Gbemisola, Sophomore Class Representative Samuel Olowookere, Freshman Oluwatumininu Amole, among others at a yearly organized Dinner and Awards Night. Commenting on the honorary awards, the President of MCSA, Paul Agada said "we wanted to see the shock on their faces and I'm glad I saw it." "Asides from the fact that we wanted to surprise the students, it was befitting. Certain categories were initiated by the President to reward outstanding students and it's a good thing " It was given based on merit to those who have served. The Vice President and I checked the criteria. When people do well, you reward them. In addition, the vice president,

UNILAG SUN Editors Shine at MCSA Awards

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Faith Enang L-R: Favour Olusola, Online Editor, UNILAG Sun and Paul Agada, Editor-in-Chief, UNILAG Sun The Mass Communications Students’ Association on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 held its annual Dinner and Awards evening themed 'Glitz and Glamour'. The awards ceremony was designed to celebrate students who have demonstrated excellence in different facets of school life during the course of the 2019/20 session. The night was a big one for Paul Agada and Favour Olusola, both editors of the UNILAG SUN, as they bagged three awards each, thereby making them the students with the highest number of awards at the event. Abiola Ogunleye and Faith Enang who are also editors of the UNILAG SUN were honoured with awards as Journalist of the Year and Most Value-Driven Student respectively. Finalist Oladipupo Olutobi, popularly known as Fleppy, equally had a successful evening as he bagged the Sports Man of the Year honors for the second time. Find the full award list below: Broa

Dealing With Writer's Block in Five Easy Steps

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Paul Agada   “Ding Dong. Ding Dong,” the clock chimed. Favour glanced at the wall. With each passing minute, he was becoming more frantic. The deadline was approaching and the task that was assigned to him was nowhere near completion. A cursory glance at the word count on his screen showed that he had completed less than 8% of the task. “Arrghhh,” he sighed. “I’m finished,” he continued. Favour had been experiencing a severe bout of writer’s block and he could not seem to find a way around it.  “What do I do?” he thought to himself. His mind seem clueless   As a writer, do you sometimes find yourself struggling to turn on your creative flow and it seems every attempt you make meets a dead end? What you experienced may have been a writer's block, and it is a condition many writers deal with, so stay calm.   Writer's block is said to be in place when a writer finds it difficult to create a new work or experience a creative slowdown. Truth be told, experiencing it coul

My Learning Buddy wins UMCAA entrepreneurship grant, receives N500,000 grant

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‘Leye Abiola   The winning trio receiving their cheque The trio of Muhammadulfatiu Adepeju, Aisha Animashaun and Emmanuel Awosika have emerged the winners of the UNILAG Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA) entrepreneurship grant, winning a grant of N500,000. The entrepreneurship competition is an alumni initiative aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset of undergraduate students of the department in a bid to address the increasing nationwide youth unemployment and general economic decline. The competition started with a call for submission of video pitches in July from contestants with 13 teams making it to the final round where they pitched before the panel of judges at the Department’s Centre of Excellence chaired by Mr. Jimi Awosika alongside other members of the panel including Mrs. Mope Alli, Mrs. Bukky Bandele, Mr. Odion Aleobua and Mr. Samuel Ejiwunmi.  According to the panel, the contestants were judged based on the economic impact of their business plan, finan

#EndSARS: Falana lauds youth over "peaceful" protest

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  Faith Enang and Soremekun Seyifunmi Femi Falana (SAN) speaking at the lecture Human Rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has lauded the efforts of Nigerian youths in staging a peaceful and well-organized EndSARS protest without a unified leadership to direct them.  Falana stated this last Thursday while delivering a speech at the fourth edition of the UNILAG Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) themed 'Communication Strategy Options for Youth Leadership: Reflections on #ENDSARS' and noted that the youths displayed maturity in handling the protest. "They issued a statement, a very matured statement, and despite being leaderless, they managed to build a consensus around basic demands which as the days went by, and the protest became stronger, metamorphosed into the basic #EndSARS demand to matters of good governance, accountability, security, and fundamental rights," he said. According to him, th

The Flag and Question Mark

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Favour Olusola    …how can youths birth the new Nigeria?   Yesterday, the aphorism, ‘Youths are the leaders of tomorrow’ was the mantra that generations have made eternally true and relevant, but the proverbial tomorrow is today. There is a sandwich which we must all bite from.   Since independence, Nigeria has faced a myriad of problems ranging from census crisis, electoral crisis, debts, revenue allocation, inflation, tribalism, security threats, civil war, amongst others, many of which have threatened the country’s existence and sovereignty.    The recent economic downturn has made many go through untold economic and financial hardship. Although, the Presidency has in various times said that its administration has facilitated an improvement in the nation’s economy and also improved the lives of the citizens by lifting millions out of poverty, this is an illusional accomplishment as this claim conflicts with Nigeria’s unenviable reputation as the world’s ‘poverty capital’