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Rape - Who is to be blamed?

By Qudus Olaniyi Yusuf.
The primary cause of Rape is the Rapist. The secondary cause of Rape is the Rapist. The immediate cause of Rape is the Rapist.
According to the UNICEF report in 2015 ,one in four girls have either been raped or sexually harassed before the age of 18. Of all the rape cases, less than 10% are reported, and out of the reported cases, only a few get justice. People refuse to report rape cases as a result of stigmatization and fear of victimization by their abusers and the society. It should be noted that people are free to dress the way the want to dress, calling a type of dress indecent is a stereotype on its own. This begs the question about who made the rules about dress mode, because to be fair, well clothed women and even kids get raped.  So, it is not about the dress mode. A man once said that according to the holy book, Matthew5:29&30, “In the case of rape, It’s either your eyes are the problem or your sex organ, you can do yourself the good of taking it off.…

Tragedy Strikes Hard as OAU Loses a Female Student

By Emmanuel Dominic
It is unfortunate that at this criticial period, an Obafemi Awolowo University student by name, Aisha Akande passed away. She was a Part 2 student of Demography and Statistics department. The death of the 20 year old student was announced on the class whatsapp group, on the 4th of June 2020. Devastated by the news, her peers expressed how diligent and steadfast the late Aisha was. However, the reason for the death is yet unknown, but it was confirmed that she was ill for a while before she died.  Our Condolences to her family and friends.



OAU Students Join in the Protest against Rape

By Yusuf Qudus Olaniyi


With regard to the raving issue of rape, a body of concerned students of OAU as they called themselves converged at the campus gate. This convergence was to protest the persistent cases of rape in the society. This was spurred by the unfortunate rape and murder of a UNIBEN student  100level student; Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. The students who were still in Ile-Ife converged at 12pm at the campus gate where they were briefed by the organizers. Students present were with their face mask as it was part of the requirement given the current pandemic situation the world is battling. The students started their walk from the campus gate down to Ibadan road where they headed for Mayfair which will be the first stop, on their way they sang song in solidarity condemning rape and demanding justice for rape victims, they also carried placards with different inscriptions also condemning the evil act of rape. When they got to Mayfair they were greeted by the friendly men of the Nigerian…