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Showing posts from October 4, 2015

Motherland- Pope Jay

I believe Olanrewaju Fasasi is one of the artistically creative men that Nigeria has produced so far. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of hip hop music in Nigeria but one of the most amazing things about this man is that despite the recent rise in the level of mediocrity in the music industry, Sound sultan, as he is popularly called, has managed to retain a high standard for himself. As a child, his track ‘motherland’ was one of the songs that spurred a sense of belonging and patriotism in me and very recently I heard a remix of the track. A particular modification to the song got me thinking, he started the remix with the words “I would rather be a Lion in the jungle than a dog in the city”.
In my ruminations on these words, I considered quite a lot of things. Firstly, if there were bomb blasts every day in the jungle killing other lions, would he still rather be in the jungle? Or if the rate of corruption in the jungle was so high that the antelope had to pay bribe to eat grass…

New Private Security Outfit To Complement OAU Crackers

By David Adetula

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has announced that a new private security outfit is being brought on board to complement and reinforce the existing security personnel within the University estate.

This development was contained in a Statement signed by the University Registrar, D. O. Awoyemi. The Management said her new decision was triggered following the Report of the Federal Government Visitation Panel to the institution in 2011 and the Federal Government White Paper accepting the recommendations contained therein on outsourcing of the Security outfit of the University.

The implementation of the FG White Paper was finally given a nod by the University Governing Council during a meeting with the University Management on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Since the announcement of this development, we have been able to gather from some quarters that the current security personnel known as the Crackers have raised fears over their fate cum job security. To …

2016 Commonwealth Scholarships - MSc And Phd

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. For information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit our Apply page.

You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

- Master’s (one-year courses only)
- PhD

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

You should apply to study at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement.

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
Be permanently …