Contemporary Matters

BEFORE YOU DROP YOUR LUGGAGE _ ( A Welcome Address to UI Freshers)

The fact that KWASU has completed the session when UI is about to start, UNILORIN is on the verge of completion while OOU has started her rain semester and all other sister schools have left her far behind in the academic calendar does not remove an atom from her dignity and excellence.

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN NEEDS 1% OF NIGERIA'S EXPENDITURE ON ELECTRICITY SINCE 1999 TO POWER THE WHOLE NATION - PROFESSOR ONILUDE

Onilude, professor of microbiology while delivering the university of Ibadan's 454th inaugural lecture on Thursday, 14th March, 2019 said University of Ibadan can generate electricity for the whole nation through bioelectricity if given 1% of the whole amount Nigeria spent between 1999 and 2015 on provision of electricity in one form or the other. The lecture --held at the University's Internaltional conference center -- titled Addicted to Challenge: Man, Microbes and the Quest for Energy was the third in the Department of microbiology since its inception in 1980.

UNVEILED NUDITY: CIVILIZATION OR UNCIVILIZATION?

I believe a drop of ink can make a million think. In these days and ages, indecency – legal normalization of illegality– has pervaded our society. And nobody cares. Yesterday, I was walking from the first gate of University of Ibadan to Faculty of Arts, therein I saw a girl, albeit, I stared not at her, she walked towards me and said “Avicenna, how was your Easter?” I replied her, I am a Muslim. She said “Oh! Sorry”. So, she refrained her question and said “how was the break?” I answered her, it was fine. Thus, we parted ways.

In the face hardship, is it worth it to take one's life?

Almost like the rampancy of strike action is to an academic session, suicidal attempts have been on the high. News of “successful” and failed attempts have dominated our news headlines in recent time, and this is disturbing. Economic hardship, political perfidy, educational stodginess, sickened health sector are some of serrated hot knife piercing through the lives of many Nigerians. This is the reason some have resorted to take the shortcut lane in cutting short their lives.

“OVARIAN CYST” TO PREMATURE MENOPAUSE.

I was in clinic sometime in July, and this woman walked in with great difficulty from a chronic pelvic pain. But that wasn't her major problem though.
She had not been experiencing her periods for close to a year, and as a result, had not been able to conceive. She was just 28 years old, 5 years into her marriage, and had only a kid.

It was definitely a case of secondary infertility. That was the simple part. The burning question was why was she not able to conceive; why wasn't she seeing her periods?

THE 'HUNT' FOR SQUATTERS: DUTY OR INTRUSION?

12:40am. Noises woke me from the headache-induced sleep I slugged into less than 2 hours before. My eyes fluttered open to see two vaguely familiar faces who turned out to be a female porter and a supervisor. "Your ID cards", was about the only thing I heard them say. I was too tired to frown. I just waved the laminated paper at them before gladly returning to my estranged slumber.