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UCJ BOARD MONITORING/AWARDS COMMITTEE STARTS WORK
The Union of Campus Journalists have recently instituted a committee that would see into the affairs of Press Organizations registered under them. This committee is saddled with the task of assessing board on a weekly basis and rating them. This is done partially for awards and also to ensure that all press organizations are performing up to expectations. They have commenced work in earnest and work still continues this week

HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE GREAT ZIK HALL?
Unconfirmed news have been flying around since last week Saturday that two gays were caught in Nmandi Azikwe Hall, “in the act”. RESPO correspondence, in order to give our esteemed readers the best have put our ears to the ground, hoping to sniff out the truth, but to no avail. We have interviewed several Zikites who maintained that this is mere fiction. But you know what they say, “in every rumour, there is at least, an atom of truth. RESPO promises to keep you abreast of any new developments concerning this issue.

NIGMUNS TO AWARD EMINENT PERSONALITIES
The Nigerian Model United Nations society, University of Ibadan Chapter, will be awarding eminent personalities who have contributed immensely to Agriculture in Nigeria. This is in commemoration of the International Year of Family Farming of the United Nation Society. Dr Nteranya, the Director of International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Is to the deliver a Personality Lecture on the theme; “The Role of Youth in the Sustainability of the Agricultural Sector; a tool for eradicating extreme poverty and hunger through food security”. The program is scheduled to hold at Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan on November 20th, 2014.

INTER-HALL COMPETITION KICKS OFF WITH A BLAST
The Inter-Hall competition, as organized by the Sports Director of the Students’ Union, kicked off with a blast last week. The opening ceremony was held at Awo Stadium, where the Dean of Students gave the opening speech.

EXCURSION FEES TO CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 7TH
At the last departmental congress which was held on Wednesday, last week, it was decided by the Exco that payment for the excursion ends on the November 7, while the date of the excursion was set for November 14th. Nassorites are enjoined to pay a sum of #3,500 for excursion which would last for two days. The places to be visited are Ikogunsi and Erin-Ijesa.

INFORMATION FOR AWOITES
Good news for Greatest Awoites. The University of Ibadan Transport service have confirmed that due to the persistent cry of Awoites concerning the difficulties they encounter everyday in transportation, they have mandated all cabs and buses to come to Awo between the hours of 7 & 10 and also, between 4pm & 7pm. This is, at least a welcome improvement.

CONVOCATION TO HOLD IN NOVEMBER
2014 Convocation and Sixty-Sixth Foundation Day Ceremonies will hold as follows: Friday, 07 November, 2014 Convocation Jumat Service Venue: Central Mosque, University of Ibadan Time: 1:00p.m. Sunday, 09 November, 2014 Convocation Church Service, Venue: Chapel of the Resurrection, University of Ibadan, Ibadan; Time: 10:00a.m. Tuesday, 11 November, 2014 Convocation Lecture: Title: Federalism, Democracy and the Future of Nigeria Lecturer: His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Executive Governor, State of Osun Venue: International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan; Time: 4:00p.m. (ii) Command Performance (Wole Soyinka’s Play) Title: ALAPATA APATA Venue: Arts Theatre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan; Time: 6:00p.m. Monday, 17 November, 2014
NOTICE TO GRADUANDS
All Graduands are expected to pay a refundable deposit of N 500.00K to their respective Faculty Officers for the academic outfits. The Order of Proceedings, Invitation cards and other instructions will be issued to Graduands on arrival at their respective Faculties (Diplomas and First Degrees) and The Postgraduate School (Higher Degrees) on the presentation of receipts showing the stipulated payments.

QUEENS WITHOUT WATER
Now, this is a touching story. The great Queen Elizabeth Hall have been without water for a while. At first, it was ascribed to electricity, but the light came back on and yet there was no water. The dainty Queens now have no other choice but to fetch water from wells and alas! Even climbing the water tanks. RESPO sympathizes with them and hope that the hall authorities coupled with the student union will have mercy on them and rectify this anomaly as soon as possible.

 

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