THE PIONEERING LEADER OF LIBERTY YOUTH WING IS A YEAR OLDER

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The twenty-seventh birthday of Olanrewaju Peter Dare (ex-FUTArian) gives us the welcome opportunity of offering our congratulations and homage to the Master whose discoveries have opened up the way to a new and profounder understanding of mankind.
At present, he is the Leader of Liberty Youth Wings. He has made eminent contributions to his department (MNE), the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the FUTA Students’ Union Government, NUESA, etc., and has been the pioneer in exploring the hitherto unknown regions of the mind.
He is loyal, decent and humble, and able to stand alone and draw to himself disciples. He followed, without being ruthless and selfish, his chosen path and advanced truths, which just because they uncovered what was hidden and illuminated what was obscure.
Everywhere he puts forward new problems and changed old standards. The results of his work have extended the field of instincts, and the zealous stimulus he gave to creative thought made even his opponents his debtors. Future ages may reconstruct or limit this or that conclusion, but his questions will never be silenced nor his achievements permanently obscured. The ideas he formulated and his optimistic mindset have become part of our daily life, and in every field of knowledge.
We cannot picture his intellectual world today in SEET and FUTA at large without his work, and we rejoice in his presence among us and in his unabated activity. May our gratitude accompany his days.
Peter (aka PETASU) is intellectually independent.
*Happy Birthday, Peter!
FASHINA J.A. Olumide General Secretary, Liberty Youth Wings

THE PIONEERING OF LIBERTY YOUTH WINGS IS A YEAR OLDER

Aside

The eightieth birthday of Olanrewaju Peter Dare (ex-FUTArian) gives us the welcome opportunity of offering our congratulations and homage to the Master whose discoveries have opened up the way to a new and profounder understanding of mankind.
At present, he is the Leader of Liberty Youth Wings. He has made eminent contributions to his department (MNE), the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the FUTA Students’ Union Government, NUESA, etc., and has been the pioneer in exploring the hitherto unknown regions of the mind.
He is loyal, decent and humble, and able to stand alone and draw to himself disciples. He followed, without being ruthless and selfish, his chosen path and advanced truths, which just because they uncovered what was hidden and illuminated what was obscure.
Everywhere he puts forward new problems and changed old standards. The results of his work have extended the field of instincts, and the zealous stimulus he gave to creative thought made even his opponents his debtors. Future ages may reconstruct or limit this or that conclusion, but his questions will never be silenced nor his achievements permanently obscured. The ideas he formulated and his optimistic mindset have become part of our daily life, and in every field of knowledge.
We cannot picture his intellectual world today in SEET and FUTA at large without his work, and we rejoice in his presence among us and in his unabated activity. May our gratitude accompany his days.
Peter (aka PETASU) is intellectually independent.
*Happy Birthday, Peter!

FASHINA J.A. Olumide General Secretary, Liberty Youth Wings

ONE OF THE GREAT AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS: ALIKO DANGOTE [ALH.]

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This piece is dedicated to all the hardworking people. Those who toil day and night with the hope that the morrow will be better, those who labour in the face of the incredible hardships of life, those who strive relentlessly despite the greatest travail and challenges thrown at them, those who manage to have a cheerful smile on a face full of sweat and tears. It is for those, I write this.
Months ago, I was telling my friends that if Aliko Dangote, the most successful black businessman on earth, is given about eight more years, he will become the richest in the world. The argument started. Hmmm you needed to witness it! Fingers were pointing furiously and some eyeballs were almost plucked out of their sockets. Veins pulsated and muscles twitched like mad… /Thank GOD say our landlord no dey house, e for purshoe us comot for hin house/.
A prodiguously wealthy and luxuriantly blessed human called Aliko Dangote is the main boss of Dangote Group of Companies. On his office desk is a plaque that reads “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE”. According to him, it took thirty tortuous year for him to become a billionaire but youths of today want to become a gazillionaire at a speed even faster than Usain Bolt. Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) said nothing can bring you success but yourself.
The young Aliko dangote was born in the ancient city of Kano of the famed groundnuts pyramids. He was born into a family so much engaged in business. Aliko, which means the victorious one who defends humanity, met this tradition and grew in it.
After getting through with his secondary and arabic school careers, he took-off to one of the oldest universities in the globe, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt in the 1970s, where he bagged a degree in business studies and administration.
Having gone through informal education via his maternal grand-father, he summed up his formal education strategy to it to yield business acumen and instincts which makes him to becoming successful.
Aliko Dangote was really upheld by his grand-father who supported him to let him get started as a small cement trader, he got additional loan from him, which was to be paid back thereafter. The real genius of Faminte is this ability to transform that seed money of yesterday into the great billions of dollars today.
It took this great successful man three decades to amass N1b us dollars. His journey is a very interesting one, showing all features of luck, opportunity, hardwork and divine provider. Another quality he has is the ability to beast to changes.
It is however good to learn from the shortcomings of this tycoon. One of it is his Aluta-E saga. Even though we all know that in any continent of the world, there are some ladies who would dump their wretch husband in a micro-second and follow a money-bagged man like billionaire Dangote with no hesitation. Handsome, dashing calm and stupendously wealthy. But just like every other men, Aliko has his own share. He has fifteen off-spring (in which some are married). This man has been married and divorced three times before his current marriage. Even one of the wedlock wives, Nafisat Yar’Adua (nee late president Umaar M. Yar’Adua) got married to a Northern state governor. His wives came and left substitutionally.
Dangote saw money and was able to utilize it very well. Hear him “I am trying to produce 700,000t of sugar annually over the next four year. We may employ at least 45,000 people to reach this target”.
Dangote never thought of becoming an employee but being an entrepreneur has been on his mind eversince. IF THIS SPIRIT CAN BE IN THE HEART OF EVERYONE, I AM SURE UNEMPLOYEMENT TOGETHER WITH POVERTY SHALL BE ERADICATED FROM OUR LIVING.
THINK WISE, ACT WISE. SOME PEOPLE ARE SO POOR, ALL THEY HAVE IS MONEY!


compiled by FASHINA, J.A. Olumide, FUTASUG Financial Secretary

Standard

MME311 has taught and
let me realised that the
tensile strenghts of a
cast iron and steel are
not similar, the former
is less tough than the
later. And that is the
reason for one to break
and/or carve another.
My indigenous language
also proudly supports
that “if iron touches
iron, one shall bend”! I
do not now know may
be there postulates are
fallacious as our ‘ogas’
at the top are non-
tentative and unyielding.
Perhaps before you get
through reading this,
you shall know who to
blame; who is not
faithful; and who shall
yield at last.
It is quite unfortunate
that the news releasing
recently are not
encouraging as the Vice-
chairman of ASUU, AAU,
Ekpoma avowed that it
is the Jonathan-lead
government that is on
strike, not the union. So
FGN should call off its
strike by embarking on
the demands fulfilling.
Also in a bid to
sensitising the public
members of ASUU
demands, the striking
lecturers rallied sound
OAU, Ile-Ife and
UNIOSUN campuses and
their environs
irregardless of some
other rallies, with
placards and pamphlets,
that were stalled by
policemen.
On the other part,
however, Jonathan
spokeman, Nyesom
Wike has also exhibited
his subjections to FGN
claiming that the
president has but urged
the striking lecturers to
resume back. He also
said Jonathan
administration has
allocated N55.74b to the
universities sub-sector
alone. Adding that
government has also
increased the budget of
education progressively
to N426.5b from
N234.8b between 2010
and 2013 and with the
mindset of establishing
12 more federal
universities.
Furthermore,
“government has
released N130b to
develop universities
infracture and also paid
earned allowances to
the members of staff
in the recent months”
Nyesom disclosed on
Wednesday, 23rd.
Strike is highly
detrimental to the
growth of the country,
that is the great reason
for Senate to compel
David Mark to resolve
the issues with ASUU
as the strike brings
about devaluation to
country’s education.
Public funding should be
also enhanced in order
to bridge the loopholes
as the amount
demanded by ASUU is
exorbitant-N1.5 t.
Alongside, the aviation
boss, Stella Oduah
should be probed for
such wastage of public
resources while the
education sector is
thirsty.
Subsequently, there
may be another
bombshell-NLC solidarity
strike for PHCN workers
and ASUU.
Operation Say No To
Tensile Strenght Tests.
I call for the two parties
to SHIFT GROUND and
terminate power show
and competition.
Untill Victory is
Ascertained, Aluta
Continua!
FASHINA, Joseph A.
Olumide, Financial
Secretary of SUG, FUTA.

Aside

In 1978, ASUU Succeeded from Nigerian Association of University Teachers (which was initiated in 1965). Having warred series of struggles (and being banned twice by military) both with military and republic regimes, the union has so far gained its ground. Unlike the depreciating worth of our neighbourhood association.
What else could be avowed here that has not been heard or said before? But a blacksmith that continuously hits a string at a juncture has something productive to derive out. 2013 ASUU strike, ay- a confirmed and strong strike in the history!
Today marks one hundred days and nothing seems to be feasible about calling it off: students’ age is not retarding; room rent charge in the respective institutions keeps reading like PHCN meter; a lot of disasters have been rampant in the lives of our dear students as idle hands are devil’s workshop! Alas! Day 100 counts.
It’s of no doubt that the educational decline in Nigeria is as a result of incessant strikes by the struggle maker- ASUU. The academic calendar of universities has been disrupted, except UNILORIN and RUST that have disregarded the industrial action eversince. Hence the situation degenerates from fry pan to fire, from one dictator to another. Who should we blame then?
There are positive effects, but more negative effects exist. The dividends are narrated thus: indication of positive human right posture of government when demands are moderately implemented; and improvement of services for staff and physical conditions for teaching, learning and research.
However, the consequencies are: condensation of lectures leading to half-baked products; poor public image of Nigerian universities in the globe causing worldwide unemployment of our graduates; loss of revenue to other nations (like Togo, Benin, Ghana) caused by Nigerian students schooling without Nigeria; financial loss to the universities as a result of salary payment for the striking months leading to internal and external loss; the psychological effect on the part of students, who have to stay idle at home lamenting their woes; the next consequence is engagement of idle students in social vices as it has been said earlier, not a few cases of pregnancy of young undergraduates during this strike have been reported; lastly, in an attempt to ‘stretch their legs’ undergraduates die, which I pray never to happen again.
Moseso, no university system in the globe has no strike history, ours here is at the extreme with strike lingering for more than 100days! I think the union should be entreated to explore dialogue to the fullest before giving a directive or embarking on a strike.
Prof Biko A. (Viginia Tech, Blacksburg) said the time has come for up to review the permanent revolution strategy of ASUU and see if the mode of protest has outstripped the means of protest. The means of ASUU protest is strike declaration (indefinite) which is synonymous to the language understood by FGN, but this means no longer is popular in this 20th century.
Inferentially, if Nigerian Universities are nowhere to be found in the global top one thousand ranking it is not only improper, insufficient and/or inadequate funding of the sector but also large chunks, devastation and disruption in the academic year are responsible for this. The union, I prescribe, should scholarly contribute and FGN too should enhance educational growth, as money is evangelism, that would propel our institutions into the list of some of the best in the globe rather than wasting the time and tarnishing the face of students education
FASHINA, Joseph A.
Olumide FUTASUG
Financial Secretary

Aside

In 1978, ASUU Succeeded from Nigerian Association of University Teachers (which was initiated in 1965). Having warred series of struggles (and being banned twice by military) both with military and republic regimes, the union has so far gained its ground. Unlike the depreciating worth of our neighbourhood association.
What else could be avowed here that has not been heard or said before? But a blacksmith that continuously hits a string at a juncture has something productive to derive out. 2013 ASUU strike, ay- a confirmed and strong strike in the history!
Today marks one hundred days and nothing seems to be feasible about calling it off: students’ age is not retarding; room rent charge in the respective institutions keeps reading like PHCN meter; a lot of disasters have been rampant in the lives of our dear students as idle hands are devil’s workshop! Alas! Day 100 counts.
It’s of no doubt that the educational decline in Nigeria is as a result of incessant strikes by the struggle maker- ASUU. The academic calendar of universities has been disrupted, except UNILORIN and RUST that have disregarded the industrial action eversince. Hence the situation degenerates from fry pan to fire, from one dictator to another. Who should we blame then?
There are positive effects, but more negative effects exist. The dividends are narrated thus: indication of positive human right posture of government when demands are moderately implemented; and improvement of services for staff and physical conditions for teaching, learning and research.
However, the consequencies are: condensation of lectures leading to half-baked products; poor public image of Nigerian universities in the globe causing worldwide unemployment of our graduates; loss of revenue to other nations (like Togo, Benin, Ghana) caused by Nigerian students schooling without Nigeria; financial loss to the universities as a result of salary payment for the striking months leading to internal and external loss; the psychological effect on the part of students, who have to stay idle at home lamenting their woes; the next consequence is engagement of idle students in social vices as it has been said earlier, not a few cases of pregnancy of young undergraduates during this strike have been reported; lastly, in an attempt to ‘stretch their legs’ undergraduates die, which I pray never to happen again.
Moseso, no university system in the globe has no strike history, ours here is at the extreme with strike lingering for more than 100days! I think the union should be entreated to explore dialogue to the fullest before giving a directive or embarking on a strike.
Prof Biko A. (Viginia Tech, Blacksburg) said the time has come for up to review the permanent revolution strategy of ASUU and see if the mode of protest has outstripped the means of protest. The means of ASUU protest is strike declaration (indefinite) which is synonymous to the language understood by FGN, but this means no longer is popular in this 20th century.
Inferentially, if Nigerian Universities are nowhere to be found in the global top one thousand ranking it is not only improper, insufficient and/or inadequate funding of the sector but also large chunks, devastation and disruption in the academic year are responsible for this. The union, I prescribe, should scholarly contribute and FGN too should enhance educational growth, as money is evangelism, that would propel our institutions into the list of some of the best in the globe rather than wasting the time and tarnishing the face of students education
FASHINA, Joseph A.
Olumide FUTASUG
Financial Secretary

Aside

In 1978, ASUU Succeeded from Nigerian Association of University Teachers (which was initiated in 1965). Having warred series of struggles (and being banned twice by military) both with military and republic regimes, the union has so far gained its ground. Unlike the depreciating worth of our neighbourhood association.
What else could be avowed here that has not been heard or said before? But a blacksmith that continuously hits a string at a juncture has something productive to derive out. 2013 ASUU strike, ay- a confirmed and strong strike in the history!
Today marks one hundred days and nothing seems to be feasible about calling it off: students’ age is not retarding; room rent charge in the respective institutions keeps reading like PHCN meter; a lot of disasters have been rampant in the lives of our dear students as idle hands are devil’s workshop! Alas! Day 100 counts.
It’s of no doubt that the educational decline in Nigeria is as a result of incessant strikes by the struggle maker- ASUU. The academic calendar of universities has been disrupted, except UNILORIN and RUST that have disregarded the industrial action eversince. Hence the situation degenerates from fry pan to fire, from one dictator to another. Who should we blame then?
There are positive effects, but more negative effects exist. The dividends are narrated thus: indication of positive human right posture of government when demands are moderately implemented; and improvement of services for staff and physical conditions for teaching, learning and research.
However, the consequencies are: condensation of lectures leading to half-baked products; poor public image of Nigerian universities in the globe causing worldwide unemployment of our graduates; loss of revenue to other nations (like Togo, Benin, Ghana) caused by Nigerian students schooling without Nigeria; financial loss to the universities as a result of salary payment for the striking months leading to internal and external loss; the psychological effect on the part of students, who have to stay idle at home lamenting their woes; the next consequence is engagement of idle students in social vices as it has been said earlier, not a few cases of pregnancy of young undergraduates during this strike have been reported; lastly, in an attempt to ‘stretch their legs’ undergraduates die, which I pray never to happen again.
Moseso, no university system in the globe has no strike history, ours here is at the extreme with strike lingering for more than 100days! I think the union should be entreated to explore dialogue to the fullest before giving a directive or embarking on a strike.
Prof Biko A. (Viginia Tech, Blacksburg) said the time has come for up to review the permanent revolution strategy of ASUU and see if the mode of protest has outstripped the means of protest. The means of ASUU protest is strike declaration (indefinite) which is synonymous to the language understood by FGN, but this means no longer is popular in this 20th century.
Inferentially, if Nigerian Universities are nowhere to be found in the global top one thousand ranking it is not only improper, insufficient and/or inadequate funding of the sector but also large chunks, devastation and disruption in the academic year are responsible for this. The union, I prescribe, should scholarly contribute and FGN too should enhance educational growth, as money is evangelism, that would propel our institutions into the list of some of the best in the globe rather than wasting the time and tarnishing the face of students education
FASHINA, Joseph A.
Olumide FUTASUG
Financial Secretary

MY POSTULATE AS ASUU STRIKE CLOCKS 100 DAYS

Aside

In 1978, ASUU Succeeded from Nigerian Association of University Teachers (which was initiated in 1965). Having warred series of struggles (and being banned twice by military) both with military and republic regimes, the union has so far gained its ground. Unlike the depreciating worth of our neighbourhood association.
What else could be avowed here that has not been heard or said before? But a blacksmith that continuously hits a string at a juncture has something productive to derive out. 2013 ASUU strike, ay- a confirmed and strong strike in the history!
Today marks one hundred days and nothing seems to be feasible about calling it off: students’ age is not retarding; room rent charge in the respective institutions keeps reading like PHCN meter; a lot of disasters have been rampant in the lives of our dear students as idle hands are devil’s workshop! Alas! Day 100 counts.
It’s of no doubt that the educational decline in Nigeria is as a result of incessant strikes by the struggle maker- ASUU. The academic calendar of universities has been disrupted, except UNILORIN and RUST that have disregarded the industrial action eversince. Hence the situation degenerates from fry pan to fire, from one dictator to another. Who should we blame then?
There are positive effects, but more negative effects exist. The dividends are narrated thus: indication of positive human right posture of government when demands are moderately implemented; and improvement of services for staff and physical conditions for teaching, learning and research.
However, the consequencies are: condensation of lectures leading to half-baked products; poor public image of Nigerian universities in the globe causing worldwide unemployment of our graduates; loss of revenue to other nations (like Togo, Benin, Ghana) caused by Nigerian students schooling without Nigeria; financial loss to the universities as a result of salary payment for the striking months leading to internal and external loss; the psychological effect on the part of students, who have to stay idle at home lamenting their woes; the next consequence is engagement of idle students in social vices as it has been said earlier, not a few cases of pregnancy of young undergraduates during this strike have been reported; lastly, in an attempt to ‘stretch their legs’ undergraduates die, which I pray never to happen again.
Moseso, no university system in the globe has no strike history, ours here is at the extreme with strike lingering for more than 100days! I think the union should be entreated to explore dialogue to the fullest before giving a directive or embarking on a strike.
Prof Biko A. (Viginia Tech, Blacksburg) said the time has come for up to review the permanent revolution strategy of ASUU and see if the mode of protest has outstripped the means of protest. The means of ASUU protest is strike declaration (indefinite) which is synonymous to the language understood by FGN, but this means no longer is popular in this 20th century.
Inferentially, if Nigerian Universities are nowhere to be found in the global top one thousand ranking it is not only improper, insufficient and/or inadequate funding of the sector but also large chunks, devastation and disruption in the academic year are responsible for this. The union, I prescribe, should scholarly contribute and FGN too should enhance educational growth, as money is evangelism, that would propel our institutions into the list of some of the best in the globe rather than wasting the time and tarnishing the face of students education
FASHINA, Joseph A.
Olumide FUTASUG
Financial Secretary

MY POSTULATE AS ASUU STRIKE CLOCKS 100 DAYS

Aside

In 1978, ASUU Succeeded from Nigerian Association of University Teachers (which was initiated in 1965). Having warred series of struggles (and being banned twice by military) both with military and republic regimes, the union has so far gained its ground. Unlike the depreciating worth of our neighbourhood association.
What else could be avowed here that has not been heard or said before? But a blacksmith that continuously hits a string at a juncture has something productive to derive out. 2013 ASUU strike, ay- a confirmed and strong strike in the history!
Today marks one hundred days and nothing seems to be feasible about calling it off: students’ age is not retarding; room rent charge in the respective institutions keeps reading like PHCN meter; a lot of disasters have been rampant in the lives of our dear students as idle hands are devil’s workshop! Alas! Day 100 counts.
It’s of no doubt that the educational decline in Nigeria is as a result of incessant strikes by the struggle maker- ASUU. The academic calendar of universities has been disrupted, except UNILORIN and RUST that have disregarded the industrial action eversince. Hence the situation degenerates from fry pan to fire, from one dictator to another. Who should we blame then?
There are positive effects, but more negative effects exist. The dividends are narrated thus: indication of positive human right posture of government when demands are moderately implemented; and improvement of services for staff and physical conditions for teaching, learning and research.
However, the consequencies are: condensation of lectures leading to half-baked products; poor public image of Nigerian universities in the globe causing worldwide unemployment of our graduates; loss of revenue to other nations (like Togo, Benin, Ghana) caused by Nigerian students schooling without Nigeria; financial loss to the universities as a result of salary payment for the striking months leading to internal and external loss; the psychological effect on the part of students, who have to stay idle at home lamenting their woes; the next consequence is engagement of idle students in social vices as it has been said earlier, not a few cases of pregnancy of young undergraduates during this strike have been reported; lastly, in an attempt to ‘stretch their legs’ undergraduates die, which I pray never to happen again.
Moseso, no university system in the globe has no strike history, ours here is at the extreme with strike lingering for more than 100days! I think the union should be entreated to explore dialogue to the fullest before giving a directive or embarking on a strike.
Prof Biko A. (Viginia Tech, Blacksburg) said the time has come for up to review the permanent revolution strategy of ASUU and see if the mode of protest has outstripped the means of protest. The means of ASUU protest is strike declaration (indefinite) which is synonymous to the language understood by FGN, but this means no longer is popular in this 20th century.
Inferentially, if Nigerian Universities are nowhere to be found in the global top one thousand ranking it is not only improper, insufficient and/or inadequate funding of the sector but also large chunks, devastation and disruption in the academic year are responsible for this. The union, I prescribe, should scholarly contribute and FGN too should enhance educational growth, as money is evangelism, that would propel our institutions into the list of some of the best in the globe rather than wasting the time and tarnishing the face of students education
FASHINA, Joseph A.
Olumide FUTASUG
Financial Secretary