ATS, GOOGLE SPEAK ON PLANS FOR LAW STUDENTS

In the build up to the 2019/2020 Faculty of Law General Election, the Law Press Organisation had a chat with the two presidential candidates, Mr. ADEYANJU TOBILOBA STEVEN [ATS] and Mr. OLUBUSADE OLAMILEKAN PETER [GOOGLE] in a bid to get both aspirants reveal more about their standouts, passion and plans for Law Students' Society. I... Continue Reading →

LSS Pre-election Opinion Poll: Law Students throw weight behind preferred candidates

In a bid to raise the political consciousness and achieve active participation in the forthcoming Faculty of Law General Election, the Law Press Organization conducted a pre-election opinion poll wherein Law students were enjoined to express their opinions on their preference for the various aspirants. The pre-election Poll which opened at exactly 7am on Friday,... Continue Reading →

ALL IN THE NAME OF DISCIPLINE

A situation recently took place in Lagos. A teacher beat a child till his body had marks all over and his arm dislocated. The reason for the beating is that the boy failed to come early for his make up test. He did the first test, the teacher misplaced his test scripts and asked him... Continue Reading →

MOUTH ODOUR? NOT COOL!

Many people have bad breath. Sometimes, it is only for a short period while with some, it is persistent. It is estimated that up to 50% of people constantly have mouth odour. You can develop halitosis even if you brush and floss regularly. In fact, in most cases, bad breath is caused by the gums... Continue Reading →

To the Ciceros and Aquillus’

  The season of public speaking is upon us. As a faculty, it is always the season of public speaking but for the university, not quite. Some names will cut through the air this season striking either fear in their opponent's heart or merry laughter at the inexplicable sense of victory that's guaranteed. Jabs will... Continue Reading →

SPORT’S DESK

Deans Cup; No Win or Loss Recorded in First Four Match Days The Deans cup organized by the faculty of law seems to be a titan struggle as no team has recorded 3 points against any of their opponents in the last 4 match days. An indication of preparedness of each level. Match day one... Continue Reading →

. BABY’S BABY

The unmistakable smell of bleach and Dettol was in the air, sharp and stinging. How could people work here? Mama, Ola and I sat on the hard, cold bench, waiting. It was hard not to stare at the people seated across from us, especially the pregnant girl who looked like she was just a few... Continue Reading →

ALL IN THE NAME OF DISCIPLINE

A situation recently took place in Lagos. A teacher beat a child till his body had marks all over and his arm dislocated. The reason for the beating is that the boy failed to come early for his make up test. He did the first test, the teacher misplaced his test scripts and asked him... Continue Reading →

DIARY OF A LAW STUDENT

Dear Diary, Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas is here! I'm so excited. Asides the obvious fact that I'll be doing a lot of eating (You know we have a Christmas party every year), there's also a break from school. Somebody shout Gloray! The break allows me to not only flex and have enough... Continue Reading →

Movie Review

CRAZY RICH ASAINS I guess that by now most of us would have already watched the movie; Crazy Rich Asians, a movie that captured our hearts with its beautiful plot especially the wedding scene that inducted everyone that watched it into the God When association. However, that’s not what we are here to talk about... Continue Reading →

ENTERTAINMENT DESK

FLAVOUR AND CHIDINMA UNVEIL ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST FOR ‘40YRS (EVERLASTING) EP’ Over the past few days, Instagramphotos of Chidinma and Flavour have become viral. Most people couldn’t exactly pinpoint the purpose. An album? Real engagement? PR stunt? Well, all questions get answered in due time and this is no exception. The 5-track EP is set... Continue Reading →

LPO NEWS TRAIN

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 241 bag First Class as UI graduates 7,430 students No fewer than 241 graduates of Nigeria’s oldest citadel of learning, University of Ibadan (UI), have been awarded with First Class degree in the 2017/2018 academic session. Professor Abel Olayinka, UI’s Vice Chancellor disclosed that the Faculty of Science had the highest number of First... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Give and Take?

  When the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinkaannounced the lifting of the suspension on the Students’ Union which was banned after the May 27 protest of 2017, only a few people knew there was smoke behind the fire. It was said by some that the Vice-Chancellor had played his cards... Continue Reading →

THE BUBBLY VAT OF TAX

As I sauntered into the mall, armed with my debit card (allowance just dropped yesterday), I looked up and noted a sign that read "Dear customer, due to the stamp duty policy imposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), a fee of #50 will be charged on every POS transaction. Thank you for your... Continue Reading →

ICHTHYOSIS

​ Ichthyosis vulgaris is a type of ichthyosis, a group of related skin conditions that interfere with the skin's ability to shed dead skin cells, causing extremely dry, thick skin. Extremely dry, scaly skin is known as xerosis. There are more than 20 different types of ichthyosis, but ichthyosis vulgaris is considered the most common... Continue Reading →

To the Ciceros and Aquillus’

The season of public speaking is upon us. As a faculty, it is always the season of public speaking but for the university, not quite. Some names will cut through the air this season striking either fear in their opponent's heart or merry laughter at the inexplicable sense of victory that's guaranteed. Jabs will be... Continue Reading →

CORRUPTION: BEMOANING THE NIGERIAN SITUATION

 In February 2017, upon gaining admission into the prestigious university of Ibadan; first and the best, I was required like every other fresh student to conduct an X-ray scan. After much ado, eventually located my allotted health centre and, In a split second, my X-ray was completed. But, there was a problem. My X-ray  result... Continue Reading →

CORRUPTION: BEMOANING THE NIGERIAN SITUATION

 In February 2017, upon gaining admission into the prestigious university of Ibadan; first and the best, I was required like every other fresh student to conduct an X-ray scan. After much ado, eventually located my allotted health centre and, In a split second, my X-ray was completed. But, there was a problem. My X-ray  result... Continue Reading →

SHORT STORY

MISSING MISSILES, MISSING MINDS   We were sitting around the dying fire. The same fire where we cooked the watery soup and meat bones. The soup long finished, but the bones of the bush meat still danced in and out of our mouths. Nobody spoke; each person, either too frightened to speak or lost in... Continue Reading →

SLOW DOWN DEVIL! STOP THE FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

The World Health Organization (WHO) could not have been wrong when it stated Female Genital Mutilation to include all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons. This practice has been rightly categorized as a blatant... Continue Reading →

MOVIE REVIEW

Bohemian Rhapsody Queen, any music lover would know her royal majesty, the nobles of the rock world, who swept  themusic scene like a storm, with Farrokh Bulsara, later to be changed to Freddie Mercury, leading the charge into creating a new sound and flavor of music the world has never heard or tasted before. This... Continue Reading →

DIARY OF A LAW STUDENT

`​I always feel like second semester is shorter than first semester. There are usually so many events happening in second semester, and if I’m not careful, my entire semester will be spent going from one event to the other, forgetting that I have school work. There’s Jaw War, Law week, Hall week, Fellowship dinner, boo’s... Continue Reading →

STUDENTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

       “Small gestures can have a big impact. Create where it matters.” -Anonymous     For some of us, it’s easier to stay in the bracket of law “students”, attend classes, write tests and exams, grumble about lecturers, join a society or two for good looking CV and graduate with a 2’1 or... Continue Reading →

ENTERTAINMENT & POLITICAL DESK

SOLANGE DIVORCES HUSBAND AFTER FIVE YEARS Grammy award-winning American singer and younger sister of Beyoncé, SolangeKnowles and her husband, Alan Ferguson are officially divorced after five years of marriage. The 33-year old singer announced the split on her social  mediapage but did not provide any details concerning the cause of the divorce. Instead, she wrote... Continue Reading →

SPORTS DESK

Saul Canelo Alvaraez bags WBO light heavy weight title  Saul Canelo Alvarez viciously knocked out Sergey Kovalev to claim world championship in his fourth weight division on Saturday night in Las Vegas. A brutal straight right hand crumbled Kovalev to the floor, earning Canelo the WBO light heavy weight title. Kovalev's ramrod jab was a... Continue Reading →

VOX POPULI, VOX DEI!

  HAPPY MOMENTS PRESERVED IN PICTURES Hello dear readers, how was your weekend? We believe you all had a wonderful weekend. Welcome to this week’s edition of voxpopuli: voxdei! The trending issue is whether false allegation of rape should carry the same punishment as rape.  We have decided to sample opinions in order to document... Continue Reading →

MOUTH ODOUR? NOT COOL!

Many people have bad breath. Sometimes, it is only for a short period while with some, it is persistent. It is estimated that up to 50% of people constantly have mouth odour. You can develop halitosis even if you brush and floss regularly. In fact, in most cases, bad breath is caused by the gums... Continue Reading →

ON CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISM

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END IMPUNITY OF CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS "When Journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price. Without the ability to protect journalists, our ability to remain informed and contribute to decision-making is severely hampered. Without Journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect... Continue Reading →

NEWS

SUN SETS FOR NEW DAWN AS OYIN PREPARES TO DEAL WITH IT Following the conclusion of the New Dawn administration led by Mr. Victor Olanipekun, the Hand-over ceremony to the Ideal team took place on the 23rd of August, 2019 jointly with a Career Advancement Programme for law students. The aim of the programme was... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW

My tenure was quite eventful, and It was also eye-opening.- Onyaniose Obaitan The Moot and Mock society, University of Ibadan is one of the many societies in the faculty for gaining exposure, and trainings on practical aspects of law. Few weeks ago, the society had a change in leadership. Law Press Organization had an interview... Continue Reading →

ENTERTAINMENT

KHAFI GETS 7.6 MILLION NAIRA CAR AFTER WINNING THE PROUDLY NIGERIAN CHALLENGE Recently a Nigerian company organized a challenge for housemates in the Big Brother house. The challenge which was divided into two phases saw the housemates give fiery speeches about why they are proud to be Nigerian. Although all the contestants gave quite moving... Continue Reading →

EDITORIAL

EXAMINING SECURITY VOTES; THE LAWFUL WAY INTO EXECUTIVE CORRUPTION Have you ever heard of security vote? Of course, it sounds like a critical choice to be made in order to ensure that the lives and properties of individuals in the society are properly protected. If thus, it is high time a security election was called... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW 2

LEGACY OF LOVE: NICHOLAS SPARKS Nicholas Sparks once said, "Every great love starts with a great story". Looking at his impacting career spanning three decades, we have no choice but to agree. The 54-year old American romance author is the brain behind several classics, both books and films. Several of his novels have become international... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW

Aladdin Disney has stamped its name as a leading company in the production of quality and enjoyable entertainment. Known as one of the biggest movie industry worldwide, with branches across the world. It’s rare to find a soul, who can truthfully say they don’t know the entity known as Disney let alone not having watched... Continue Reading →

LEGAL DESK

WHAT IS IT WITH TERMS AND CONDITIONS? “[…] Otherwise, all claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.” Almost every day people come across... Continue Reading →

HEALTH DESK

BEYOND THE PERCEIVED IMMORALITY OF MASTURBATION; THE BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS Masturbation is the act of self-stimulating the genitals in a sexual way to the point of reaching an orgasm. It is a very common behaviour among men and women and is a very normal part of growing up for children of both sexes. Masturbation... Continue Reading →

SHORT STORY

HAPPINESS WRAPPED UP IN SADNESS “Puuuushhhh” urges the doctor. “Puusshhhhhh” echoes the mid wife. I look to my right and there is Seyi. Holding my hand and looking into my eyes he says, “One last push, Honey. We can do this”. With the last ounce of strength in me, I push my hardest. As the... Continue Reading →

POLITICAL DESK

OCTAGON PEGS IN TRAPEZOID HOLES It is tradition enough that the ministerial list, budget allocation and other matters of state come later than expected. As Nigerians, the delay entertained in the release of the ministerial list does not come as a shock. What has left many puzzled however, are the ministers appointed into different portfolios... Continue Reading →

DIARY OF A LAW STUDENT

DIARY OF A LAW STUDENT Monday, 26th August 2019 Dear Diary, As I laid in bed watching my roommate prepare for class, I silently thanked God I was not joining the early morning marathon. I was delighted to play truant, even if it was just for a day. Local man needed some rest, you see.... Continue Reading →

HEALTH DESK

HANDS UP, PANTS DOWN: HOW TO PROPERLY SHAVE YOUR AXILLARY AND PUBIC HAIR How often do you shave? Once a week? Once a month? Or never at all? How do I shave my pubic hair and axillary hair correctly? Why do humans have them at all anyway? Have you ever ruminated on those questions? Not... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW SESSION

I believe LSS should be a place where law students find their purpose,... hopefully, I might be willing to begin a process to ensure that in an elective position soon. Oyindamola Abdulfatai is a 400l student of the faculty of law, University of Ibadan. Over the past week, she requested an exclusive interview with THE... Continue Reading →

WHERE THE ATHEISTS HAVE IT RIGHT

Wait a minute. Before you damn us as the Anti-Christ and call the Inquisition. Just take a deep breath and release slowly. Done that? Now let’s go through this together. First of all, we agree religion is a beautiful thing. Without it we would be lost, forever shut out from God’s presence. That being said,... Continue Reading →

OBESITY: BODY POSITIVITY OR NEGATIVITY?

Obesity is a health epidemic across our country. It affects every aspect of our lives, from health to relationship. Today, it is very common to see children and sadly, even adult over-indulging in cakes, meat pies, bread, chocolates, ice cream, basically, food lacking nutritional benefits.  Some, especially students entertain the notion that holding a bottle... Continue Reading →

MAKE NIGERIAN HEROES A THING

Over the years, fantasy and mythology have become a rich source of entertainment and popular culture around the world, and Nigerians are by no means left out of this sugar rush. You’re probably familiar with J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. If you’re not much... Continue Reading →

INSIDE PAGES

THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO Title: The Alchemist (originally “O Alqumistia”) Writer: Paulo Coelho Publisher: Harper Touch (English Translation) Publication Date: 1988 ( Published in English in 1993) The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. He loves his flock, though he can’t help but notice the limited nature of the... Continue Reading →

LPO NEWS! UI, NIGERIA & THE WORLD

ZIK HALL DECLARES 2018 HALL WEEK THEME AS #EVERYWHERESTEW  The Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, University of Ibadan has kickstarted her publicity for their Hall week, this year. Mr. Flourish, the Social Minister of the Hall through a graphics made it known to the public that the theme for the 2018 Hall week of the kingdom is... Continue Reading →

ENTERTAINMENT DESK

WIZKID'S FEVER HIT OVER A MILLION VIEWS IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS Nigeria's leading artist, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as star boy released the video of his new song "fever" and amazingly, within 24 hours of the release, the video has over one million views to its credit on YouTube. As reported by News agency... Continue Reading →

VOX POPULI, VOX DEI!

This week, we decided to wade into the raging debate of homosexuality, that is, the LGBT movement, with special focus on the Transgender spectrum. What are your opinions on the transgender issue? Are you comfortable living with them or making them your friends? Can you even date or marry any of them? They have rights... Continue Reading →

THE SOLD WEALTH OF OUR POOR LAND NIGERIA

“Nigeria is not yet a wealthy country, but Nigeria has the hope of being a wealthy country if we engage the youth” The above statement was made by Nigeria’s famous lawyer cum Business man; Wale Babalakin SAN during the 68th Anniversary of SIGMA club in the University of Ibadan. If the eminent SAN’s opinion were... Continue Reading →

IS THERE A CRIMINAL MIND? WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Think about some of the world’s most notorious criminals; Jesse James, Charles Manson, and Jeffrey Dahmer. What drove them to commit such evil acts? While the answer is a complex combination of nature and nurture, a recent study reveals clues to how psychopaths’ brains differ from others’. There is a well-established association between personality disorder... Continue Reading →

BAR ROYALS: A RECAP

Legendary boxer Mohammed Ali once said "Don't count the days, make the days count". This simple but profound statement can finds great relevance in our lives as law students. Every now and then, we are told to step out of our shells and attend programs that would supposedly broaden our horizons. Most of the time... Continue Reading →

THE REBIRTH

Deep in the ancient lands of Greece, lives a creature of legend – the phoenix. Its beauty is unrivalled, its aura is nigh divine and every inch of its body is blessed with magical properties whose mysteries man is yet to uncover. Every 600 years however, the phoenix reaches the end of its life cycle.... Continue Reading →

WHILE WE YET EXPECT ITS JUDGEMENT…

Gospel music lovers would quickly associate the name Nathaniel Bassey with the hit track “Book of Life”. The song tells of a man’s travails before an angel in whose charge is God’s book of judgement. The angel however made his damned fate clear to the man when his name could not be found within the... Continue Reading →

NLC: THE LABOUR OF OUR HEROES PAST IN VAIN

With the declarations (and later suspension) of the strike action National Labour Congress, and other affiliated civil organisations, on Thursday the 27 of September 2018, the country witnessed another round of shut downs and lock downs similar to that of June 2011. Schools, banks, post offices, railroad corporations, Government Corporation and ministries nationwide shut down... Continue Reading →

POLARIS BANK TAKES OVER SKYE BANK

This was a major news headline on the 21st September, 2018. It was announced that the banking license of Skye Bank Plc has been revoked by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the regulatory institution of the banking industry in Nigeria. The news has brought to fore many questions in the minds of individuals in... Continue Reading →

POLARIS BANK TAKES OVER SKYE BANK

This was a major news headline on the 21st September, 2018. It was announced that the banking license of Skye Bank Plc has been revoked by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the regulatory institution of the banking industry in Nigeria. The news has brought to fore many questions in the minds of individuals in... Continue Reading →

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