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Photorealism or Photocopying?

It’s 2:09 am on my birthday. I’m typing away at my laptop, hating. The grind doesn’t stop. What is photorealism and why is disparaging it so important to me? Well, to answer this question, I must first ask; what does art mean to you?. Perhaps, you view it as a means of expression or simply as a thing of beauty; that is all fine. After all, there is no universally accepted definition of art. But one thing most people agree…

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Jungle justice: A well-deserved punishment?

A couple of weeks ago, a thief was sighted at D block in ABH. He was caught and interrogated, but not without some beating and thumping. The Preclinical Press decided to ask some preclinical students what they feel about the situation and their thoughts on mob action. “I don’t know the specifics; I only saw the headline and considering the latest developments with jungle justice in the country, I surmised it’s one of those cases. I understand the outrage of…

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UIMSA Issues Payment Deadline for 2021/22 Membership Dues

The University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association, today 8th of June, 2022, issued a directive on payment of dues, directing all its members to pay the UIMSA dues on or before Saturday, July 30, 2022.The directive was contained in a release signed by the Congress Chancellor, Hon. Chiamaka B. Offorbuike and the Congress Scribe, Hon. Rebecca O. Ogunnaike. The decision was made by the Congress at her First Ordinary Meeting and it read thus “Following the resolution of the Congress…

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Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological and eating disorder characterized by dangerously low weight, self-starvation, a serious fear of gaining weight, and severe weight loss. Individuals living with anorexia nervosa have a distorted perception of their body image which comes from a place of body dysmorphia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety and depression which leads to using extreme measures which are detrimental to their health in order to keep losing weight and prevent weight gain. Such measures include: Obsessively monitoring…

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On Monday 7th March 2022, the Federal Government inaugurated a seven-member panel that was saddled with the task of renegotiating the 2009 Agreement it had reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions as a way of resolving the strike action which the unions embarked on. The Vanguard reported that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the committee in Abuja, tasked the committee to submit proposed agreements within three months from the…

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Pause. Will you even graduate with this degree?

This ASUU strike did not come as much of a surprise to many students. It’s one of the realities of the Nigerian student life that we’ve all accepted. This reality also comes with a blame game from students – either on ASUU, the government or their fate for being born in this Armageddon of a country – depending on the time frame of the strike. However, there’s a slightly different, yet legit, timeline not being considered; that the system crumbles…

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How to become a Successful Nigerian Politician

Do you want to become a successful Nigerian Politician? Here’s a step-by-step guide to achieving your goal; Phase One: The groundwork. Step 1: The first step is obvious: Get a godfather. Duh, who else is going to show you the ropes in exchange for the economic freedom of the people you end up governing? Step 2: Get your godfather to put you in charge of some office or organization. How does that relate to my political ambition, you say? Don’t…

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Magic and Miracles: A Los Blancos Show

Real Madrid went trophyless in the 2021/2022 season, the first time since the 2009/2010 season. It was an abysmal campaign by their standards, and even more abysmal when you recall that the great Zinedine Zidane-the man that took them on that three-peat run-was at the helm of affairs. The aftermath of the season saw the falling out of Zidane with the club’s ruthless geriatric glucose guardian who also doubles as their president- Florentino Perez, a. k. a Papa Perez. Going…

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Feminism: a movement against gender discrimination, the fight for the rights of women, women’s liberation, and women empowerment. In Nigeria, we have several pioneers of women’s rights activism, but it will be very wrong not to mention the woman who advocated against social and political inequalities faced by Nigerian women during the colonial period. Her resistance targeted both the British and the traditional heads. She is no other person than Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was born Frances Abigail…

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