Constitutional Crisis May Plunder ULSU Into Oblivion Again

Unilag Student Union

During the adoption of the ULSU Constitution at Afe Babalola Hall, Unilag

I read from University of Lagos Student Union -ULSU (updates) that there was a suspension of Financial Secretary and Treasurer of the Union by the SLC, and subsequently the ULSU executives rejected the suspension on grounds that the SLC cannot suspend except subject to the two third of the Congress, and what is Congress? over 44,000 students of the University, then you can do calculation for two third of that figure, when and where will two-third converge? A million dollar question.

My satirical friend Modiu Olaguro and i had pointed out some of the major flaws of the ULSU constitution before it was enacted.

Infact Modiu in his latest post on facbook recalled how we came up with perhaps the most controversial press release in Unilag, calling for the resignation of the VC, DSA and criticizing some lecturers on the compulsory sale of textbooks.

Modiu even offered to share once again the grave errors of the ULSU which we identified in another press release.

Instead of correcting this errors, a good constitution was sacrificed on the alter of ‘no perfect constitution’. We moved on and ratified it.

With less than a year that SUG returned with great promises of better student welfare, the Constitutional crisis has began.

Without selfess leaders, the errors of the ULSU constitution will continue to hunt the student body and may eventual plunder it into oblivion again.

Adeyemi Olalemi is an alumnus of the University Of Lagos, he was a member of the Unilag Press Club, he is a publisher, and a writer.



5th September, 2014.

The attention of The Press Club, Unilag has been drawn to a statement credited to the office of the Dean of Students’ Affairs. Speaking at the handing over of the ULSU constitution to the Vice Chancellor on Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014, Mr. Princewill was alleged to have said that The Press Club was invited to the event.

We categorically state that no form of invitation was extended to The Press Club, either by call, text or email but as campus journalists, we were monitoring the event which, according to the information we got on the day of the inauguration of the constitution draftiing committee, would be held on the 1st of September.

It should be noted that we have been covering events on campus relating to the development of the university as this was the case when the constitution drafting committee was inaugurated. This event was published in The Nation Newspaper (7th August, 2014: page 41) courtesy of The Press Club. The Young Investors Forum that was organized by Investment One in partnership with the Council of Faculty presidents and Student Affairs Division was also published in the Nation Newspaper on the 5th of June, 2014; also, the report of the town hall meeting of the Biobaku students was published yesterday, 4th of September (page 31) in the same national daily.

However, as a media group, we apologise for not having our representatives at the presentation as a grand event of such ought not to slip through our fingers. But, unlike the picture that was painted that The Press Club deliberately avoided the event due to the fact that we could not defend the statement of 29th August, we affirm that this was never the case as The Press Club never panics. The content of the previous statement was put together through vigorous study and deliberations by the members of the editorial team towards a better University of Lagos. We are neither a political nor pressure group. What we stand for is to report, inform, analyse and present developments in the university to the students which for six semesters, we have, against all odds succeeded in doing.

Media organisations gather information from two key areas namely: reporters and sources. As a club, we are driven by the philosophy that information should be within the reach of the students. We hereby call on all stakeholders to join the information train by asking questions from their representatives and school management.

We urge Akokites to resist any attempt to keep them in the dark as the actions of some of the CDC members have portrayed. A CDC member representing the Faculty of Science boasted across the campus how she removed the press statement from notice boards.
We remain undeterred even in the face of these distractions.
Modiu Olaguro Adeyemi Olalemi
Head, Editorial Team Political Editor
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Published by Ketu Breeze Newspaper

Members of two rival cult groups, “Aiye” and “Buccaneers” were involved in a fierce clash from the middle of last week through the weekend on Owodunni Street in Ikosi.

The crisis reportedly began on Wednesday 5th of February. Following the aggressive brawl that lasted for at least five days, a pervading sense of insecurity has enveloped the area. Residents literally have their hearts in their mouths as they believe the clash poses a great threat to their peace and safety.

Fresh reports reaching Ketu Breeze as at press time had it that the crisis became magnified on Saturday night, as the fracas extended to Cele Bus Stop in Ikosi.

Reports have it that the crisis began because a member of one of the cult groups was harassed by the rival cult. This led to retaliation from the group whose member was harassed.

The crisis forced many residents of the area to remain indoors, even as many others ran helter-skelter, scrambling for their safety.

According to eyewitness’ reports, the crisis degenerated to the extent that dangerous weapons such as guns and machetes were used by both cult groups.

Ketu Breeze confirmed that one of the cultists was shot. However, it could not be confirmed as at press time whether the shot cult member survived or not.

A resident who craved anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter said people in the area had to lock up their homes and businesses because the cultists were fighting both day and night for about five days.

“There were sporadic gunshots on Thursday, February 7,” said a teacher in a school in the area who pleaded anonymity.

The police came to arrest the situation on Thursday, February 6th. However, it could not be ascertained if the police made any arrests.

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