Modupe grabbed the arm rest as she felt her plane lift itself from the ground and let her mind wander away for the millionth time that day.She so desperately wanted to tell someone, her Mum, Feyi , anyone. She just wanted to cry and rant and mourn the trust that had died. She tried so much to avoid looking at Tomi as she packed this morning. She wasn’t ready to deal with the hurt in his eyes, she was hurting too.
A bitter laughter escaped her lips. It was funny that he was hurt. How could he be hurt that she didn’t want to be around him? What was he expecting? That she was going to pet him and tell him it was alright and they were going to be fine?! Things were never going to be fine, they were never going to be fine! She wasn’t even sure there…
Dupe felt a hand on her shoulder,gently shaking her.
‘Wake up, honey. Please.Modupe’’. From her sleep she could recognise the voice. It was Tomi. Her husband of twelve years. She stirred a bit and the shaking got a bit stronger.
‘Tomi, you should be sleeping now. Whats the time?’’ she managed to mutter and yawned.
‘Its 2:30am. Please get up Mo’, I need to talk to you’’ he replied
She turned fully to face him. She saw his face and it looked like he had not slept for a minute. She dragged herself up to sitting position.
‘Baby! Why haven’t you slept? Tomorrow is Tuesday, it’s almost time to get up’’
‘’ I have to talk to you. Modupe, wake up its important.’’
‘’Okay , okay I am up.. What is it?’’ she asked now fully awake. Tomi looked at her and began to shake his head , tears running…
The Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria, University of Ibadan branch, an affiliate of the World Student Christian Federation, based in Geneva Switzerland and the first Christian Student Organization of the premier University, has a core value of ‘reaching out to youth urgently for Christ’ through the preaching of the word and through youth based empowerment programmes and capacity building summits.
The SCM, UI has a core value of ‘reaching out to youth urgently’ through the preaching of the word and organising youth based empowerment programmes and capacity building summit. However, because of our unique development in the Colonial Era, SCM UI had maintained the stance of a watch man in the governance of our nation Nigeria which further explains how in our 75 years of existence, we have been able to engage in activities (spiritual social and intellectual) that aim to bring about a social change and youth development also, birthing a suitable governance for this nation and the world at large.
This passion has been handed over to us from afore generations. Therefore it is our ardent desire to achieve a better Nigeria.
This led us to setting a means to our end which is organising a Public Lecture tagged ‘CONVERGE 2016’ in which we are preparing to engage the topic; ‘Sustainable Economic Development: Our Nation and Probity of the Youth with Ambassador Moses Ihonde as the guest speaker and other keynote speakers. The pioneer Dean of Technology, Professor Fola Aboaba, who is also our Chairman Board of Patrons, will chair this intellectual summit. Among other things, Ambassador Moses Ihonde and other speakers will be considering how the upright youth can make use of the resources available to have positive impact on Nigeria.
LETTER TO ALL STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
I welcome you back on campus from the vacation that was necessitated by the disruption of academic activities on campus during the last week of the month of April. In spite of the contrary readings to the intention of the Senate, Council and Management, it was a decision taken to protect the lives and interest of a very special class of people on campus; the students.
I cannot over emphasize the fact that your lives and interests remain of utmost importance to the University Management and we will not hesitate to go to lengths to ensure that you live and learn in a safe, conducive and inspiring environment.
Without doubt, students are bound to have their contributions, observations, complaints even grievances. As you constitute the majority of the inhabitants of the University community , you are entitled to draw the attention of the necessary bodies as well as lodge your complaints to the appropriate quarters in time particularly on topical issues that border on municipal services such as electricity and water which are vital to your well-being. Issues arising from both are being addressed to the best of our ability but when there are complaints it will be appropriate to lodge such through the relevant establishments.
Security is also another key issue particularly because of the menace of terrorism and the prevailing national situation. You would be expected to put on your identity cards to prevent the incursion of terrorists and interlopers on campus.
This current administration respects the right of students to protest and has no policy that enforces a culture of silence. As students of the first and the best university in the country, our ultimate goal is to raise world class scholars, professionals and executives who are to thrive on dialogue, administrative processes and procedures instead of violent protests which usually leads to danger for the innocent among the students.
I reassure you once again of my goodwill and genuine commitment to your well-being. Members of the University community are aware, and I will like to reiterate, that I am available, reachable and accessible to everyone, especially the students. Irrespective of diverse opinions, some of which are obviously tainted, I like to see myself as your father, friend and mentor, all in a bid to ensure that you excel in your various fields of study. I welcome you back to the rest of the semester which has been interrupted but which with some delibrateness can still be engaged to yield the best in spite of its limitations.
The university calendar has been adjusted to accommodate the disruption and it is my utmost desire that you settle in speedily to make the most of the rest of the semester.
Part of my vision for students is to extend the frontiers of knowledge and create best practice in exposure for leadership training and professional development. All of these are being put in place by the University Management and I am certain that everyone can find a place within the scheme.
Once again I welcome you back to a most rewarding rest of the semester and success in your examinations.
Hello guys! Her name is Opeyemi and is a new writer on the blog. She just loves to share her mind. Try reading what’s on her mind today.
My sister has to take 20 pictures before seeing her “PERFECT” display picture,a friend of mine could cry if she doesn’t have the PERFECT 100 percent score in any mathematics test,my neighbours wish they had the PERFECT stature_ tall,light n slim all of us at one time have suffered from this perfection syndrome cos there is always a level higher than our present status there is nothing bad in wanting to be our best but we can truly be happy with who we are_even though we are not perfect.
Self-love is very important. Love yourself and others don’t have an option but to love you too. Someone once said,success is liking yourself, liking what you do n liking how you do it. Be your own kind of beautiful. Be realistic with your goals. Seek to do your best but not not to achieve perfection. Do not let mistakes make you miserable. They are part of life. Laugh a lot about yourself ,imperfections, mistakes. Don’t compare yourself to others ,they have their own struggles. You are your own kind of beautiful. Be happy!
In a broadcast message, CEO of PETROS MEDIA, Adeyemi Peter Olaoluwa, announced that the media company will now be addressed as Petros MEDIA instead of Acme Media which is it former name. This change is in compliance of the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) regulation. this is the broadcast message sent across media today:
Due to the Cooperate Affairs Commission requirements, ACME MEDIA group will be officially addressed as PETROS MEDIA LTD. The management apologizes for any mix-up and urge all clients, Friends and followers to take note of this milestone change.
Adeyemi Peter Olaoluwa CEO, Petros Media
PETROS MEDIA is a media company that has the mission and vision to reach people and customers first. the company started in 2015.
As reported earlier on this blog, a UITE who resides in Queen Elizabeth Hall appears to be in a fatal medical condition as she fell from a car that was drifting during their Hall rally at Nnamdi Azikwe Hall. The image below shows how fatal the incident appears to be. She has a deep cut close to her eyes and she was screaming in pains when she was rushed to Jaja, the Health Care Service Centre. Some students claim that the Health Care Center asked for her identification card before attending to her but she is under treatment as at now. Please Uites pray for her.