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#TBT: The #Dare2Dream team arrives port harcourt!

Touchdown University of Port Harcourt, the turnout is amazing and the support is intense despite the rain.
The rains can’t stop uniport from shining as they come out in large numbers to support their friends who are up for selection. 

Producer: Kinabuti


Director: Marcello Pastonesi

Follow dare2dream season3 on

Twitter and instagram @dare2dreamng

Facebook: Dare 2 Dream


Dare2Dream is powered by FCMB and Imperial Leather

Sponsored by Canoe, Maybelline and Dana Air

TV: Africa Magic Showcase, Wazobia TV, Wazobia Max

Radio: Cool FM, Wazobia FM

Web: Bella Naija, onobello, glamsquad, pulse

Print: the guardian



The biggest female model search in Nigerian campuses is back! – Dare To Dream 

The biggest modelling and fashion reality show in Nigeria – Dare2Dream returns to your screens with a bang. We present to you the first episode of season 3. Unilag Auditions

On the last day of the campus selection, Imperial leather| Canoe host a style and luxury competition where the winner receives 100 thousand naira, 1 year supply of imperial leather|canoe products and becomes the face of Imperial leather| canoe on campus.
Producer: Kinabuti


Director: Marcello Pastonesi

Follow dare2dream season3 videos on 

Twitter and instagram @dare2dreamng

Facebook: Dare2Dream


Dare2Dream is powered by FCMB and Imperial Leather

Sponsored by Canoe, Maybelline and Dana Air

TV: Africa Magic Showcase, Wazobia TV, Wazobia Max

Radio: Cool FM, Wazobia FM

Web: Bella Naija, onobello, glamsquad, pulse

Print: the guardian

More photos….

100 level UNILAG lady commits suicide after embarrassing incident with roommates

A 100-level Business Administration student of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ariyibi Ayomide has reportedly taken her own life after she was shamed publicly by her roommates.
The Employee Relations and Human Resources Management major had been accused of taking makeup kits and clothes that didn’t belong to her. Her roommates had then taken it up against her calling her all sorts of names to shame her. Some other residents of her hostel had reportedly joined in the shaming as she was led away by her mother after the issue had been resolved.
However, on getting home, she reportedly drank a bottle of popular insecticide, sniper to take her own life.


One Ajani Damilola, who is also a student of the university narated the story on her Facebook page.
See the post below.

Source: PUNCH 

Detained UNILAG students finally set free. Promise to sue the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

unilag students

The students who have been in prison since Saturday were set free this morning.

They had been arrested on campus while protesting the suspension of a visually-impaired student and demanding the reinstatement of all suspended student activists. They were supported by students present at the court vicinity chanting solidarity songs before and after the court session.

Police had claimed the students were arraigned for “riotous invasion” of TVC in Lagos. But TVC management denied the allegations, saying the students were peaceful in their conduct.

The counsel to the students, Inibehe Effiong, said their release was subject to Section 211 of the Nigerian constitution.

‘The trumped up charges have been struck out and we salute the Lagos State Government for this.’

One of the detained students, Aina Tomi, disclosed that the students would institute a legal suit against the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.

“We will institute legal action against the commissioner in the next couple of days,” he assured.


13 Unilag students land in KiriKiri prison 

The police yesterday arraigned 13 University of Lagos (UNILAG) students at a Special Offences Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, over alleged unlawful invasion of TVC television.Prosecuting counsel, Effiong Asuquo, who is the Officer in Charge, Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Panti, said the accused persons committed the offence last Friday.

He said they invaded the premises of Television Continental (TVC) to protest the alleged rustication of one of them.

The defendants are: Femi Adeyeye, Toni Aina, Kodri Yaya, Asimi Oladime, Ismahim Olalekan, Segun Okesola, Abdulazeez Soneye, Idris Abogunloko and Muyiwa Olaniyi.

Others are Toheed Oladimeji, Joseph Akanni, Lukumon Olusegun and Abiodun Agbeniyi

.Asuquo said the students also invaded the UNILAG main campus and disrupted academic activities.

The prosecutor said the protest was a bid to stop the semester’s examination scheduled to begin tomorrow.

The police said the alleged offence contravenes sections 168 (1) (d) and 2 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015?.

The students were arraigned before Chief Magistrate P.E Nwaka, on two counts bordering on unlawful invasion and disruption of activities.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate ordered their remand at the Kirikiri prison pending their bail hearing on April 6.

Female UNILAG student dies after allegedly ‘going out with a man’ 

A 100-level student of Chemistry, Education has died after allegedly going out with an unidentified man last week.


The female student identified as Temitope Omolara was said to have returned to the campus after the outing feeling sick, with her friends reporting that she was seen vomiting on a number of occasions.
Temitope was said to have finally died at an undisclosed hospital outside the campus on Thursday. Her remains were buried on Friday.
Details of the circumstances leading to her death still remain fuzzy. The university authority, Sunday evening, reacted to a tweet, which alleged that the student had died at the university’s medical centre.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Toyin Adebule, also discredited claims in the tweet that the school had ejected some students from their halls of residence in connection with the incident.
The statement read: “Information available so far indicates that she called someone (some say, relations, others say male) to come and pick her from the hall. Later information filtered into the hall on Friday that she had died.
“I wish to state that the story about the Medical Centre is false. Definitely, the incident did not happen in the medical centre contrary to the claim in the Twitter massage.
“Lastly, there is no formal report from the hall to the DSA on the incident. Therefore, no action could have been taken to eject the bonafide student as claimed.
“Let me state categorically here that no student has been ejected from the hall over this matter. At this moment our thoughts are with the family.”
NEWS SOURCE: Tribune Online NG

Aduke The Movie Set To Premiere In Unilag This March!

The school of first choice and nation’s pride, University of Lagoswill be hosting the screening of the remarkable new romantic-comedy, ADUKE, approved by the West African Film Inc.

 ADUKE-THE-MOVIE, is a story that appeals to a lot of young people as it relates to actual scenarios that happen in their lives. This short-film also has an epic plot twist that keeps the audience dazed.


The movie premiered in the University of Ilorin on the 29th of November, 2016 and had an audience of over 1700 students in attendance.


The proposed University of Lagos premiere is set to receive students, some members of staff, and celebrities which include: Yaw, MC Abbey, Helen Paul, Miyonse (BBN 2017), Linda Ejiofor, Annie Idibia, Bunmi Mojekwu, Ogbolor, Freeze (Cool FM), Lala Akindoju, Pearl Okorie, Okey Uzoeshi, Omobaba, Ehiz (MTV Base), Samantha Walsh (MTV BASE), Yvonne Jegede, Chuey Chu, Okey Uzoeshi and more.

The event will also feature Comedy performances, Music, Dance, and giveaways from partner brands.


ADUKE-THE-MOVIE is produced by the Juju House of Comedy, a creative art group that specializes in drama and film production. They have won a few awards with their works in which they use comedy and satires to correct societal ills, some of which shall be entailed in the Aduke movie.


This highly acknowledged event is packaged by STEEVANE.


Screening Date: March 17th, 2016.

Screening Time: Red Carpet – 2PM, Main event: 3PM.

Screening Location: Faculty of Arts Theatre Hall, Beside Senate Building, University of Lagos.

Admission: Tickets @ N500 each (Admits one).



Tickets can be gotten at Jekaplay, New Hall, Unilag (08141718570) and online at






Mr OneTime – Brainee releases new song ‘One Chance’ and video. Check it out here! 

Sulcata Entertainment superstar BRAINEE a.k.a Mr.Onetime who mesmerized us with the superb #OnetimeMixtape mid 2016,releases the video to his emotional slow tempo track titled ONE CHANCE.

BRAINEE practically narrates to us a story of how a particular girl was all lovey-dovey only for him to realise she was playing him all the whole time and he likened this to the KIDNAPPING ACT BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTERS IN NIGERIA also know as ONE CHANCE.
The video to the song with unique renditions from the first verse in which he sang, to the hook, to Mafion’s beautiful solo then Brainee’s usual unique rap verse was directed by fast rising Walinteen Pro (@walinteenpro).
Share from the love in this video and also cop the audio below.
Enjoy this adorable piece from the stable of Sulcata Music, a subsidiary of Sulcata Entertainment.

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Life In Unilag (LIU) is 1!

Yaaaay! One whole year of awesomeness is marked!

This time last year, we were all up on our feet as we planned the launch of LIU which held at Jekaplay,in New Hall.

Today, we can boast to be one of the best online platforms in the University of Lagos with a very wide audience who are also very supportive.

Yes, we also launched our own clothing line! Chic yeah?

So from every member of the team, we have something to say;


Towards the end of 2015, Steevane spoke to me about the idea of building a platform that covers the happenings in Unilag. It looked to me like a dream that would take very long to realise but to my utter amazement, that dream came alive less than 2 months after, exactly a year ago. Working for the platform, Life in Unilag, has been totally amazing. And I look forward to the many things we would keep doing. I want to use this medium to appreciate the audience we have been able to garner in the past year. I look forward to seeing more of you guys😊. Cheers!


Being a part of LIU has been great. I’m glad I saw the post on IG about someone who isn’t camera shy and I’m glad I decided to reply that day. I’ve met and become friends with these amazing, honest, crazy, dedicated and creative people. I’ve learnt quite a few things that I think will help me to be a bit more productive.

 Thank you for being a part of our loyal audience and for taking time to read our blog posts, May you not be stale on the gists and happenings in Unilag again. LIU promises to constantly improve on our services to keep you informed, updated and entertained.


We had just resumed for the session and I got to know about life in Unilag. Heard they needed volunteers or something like that for the launch.I liked the whole idea and opted to join. 

I initially thought it was going to be a one day thing but somehow, it extended. It’s not been all smooth, sometimes we’d call for a meeting and people won’t show up, some left and some joined. Our countless arguments 😂…but never fights. 

It’s been worth it 😬.

We’d like to appreciate everyone following us on our various platforms. Thank you for believing. We’re sorry if we haven’t reposted your pictures 😁.Many pictures coming in, we just have to pick some lol


When I joined LIU I was merely looking for a platform asides from my blog to write and post fashion articles. I never expected to get so attached… I never envisioned us growing into this…


It started with a dream. I can only give all thanks to God and commend the great team for sticking together and getting us this far. Thanks to everyone who follows the platform on social media and all our blog readers. Big appreciation to all the brands and individuals that have also showed us support in the past year, plus those who trusted us to publicise their products/services/events, You rock!



Life In Unilag!!
I can’t help but scream as I type this. So much emotions engulfed in me. I’ve never regretted being on the LIU team. Life in Unilag is a platform for everything which occurs in Unilag, from gists, information etc. How did I become a member of the amazing team? Well, it was a process. I met with Steevane and learnt of his idea about LIU. I decided to become part of it because I knew that it was something great. I met wonderful people, some who stayed, some who left. I learnt more about blogging and about team work. Tbh, it wasn’t as easy as it seems – Meetings sometimes even when it wasn’t too convenient but you just have to show up etc. And yesterday was our anniversary! It is really worth celebrating LIU. And I urge everyone to be part of it.



Our parents encouraged and Inspired us – ladies who both graduated with 5.0 CGPA in Unilag

Just like Mr. Ayodele Dada who achieved the feat of a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.00 at the University of Lagos, this year, two female students, Taiwo Bankole, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics and Oyindamola Omotuyi, Department of Systems Engineering recorded the same feat at the institution’s 2015/2016 convocation ceremony. They attributed their successes to their parents. Funmi Ogundare reports

As expected in any graduation ceremony, when a feat is achieved, there is always a thunderous applause and cheers when the names of those that achieved it are mentioned.

So it was at the 2016 convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where Miss TaiwoBankole, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, and OyindamolaOmotuyi of the Department of Systems Engineering, were called to the podium to receive their prizes.

The duo, who were the cynosure of all eyes at the ceremony, were among the 231 first class graduands. They matched the enviable record set by Mr. Ayodele Dada during the 2015 convocation.

They were rewarded with cash prizes and scholarships worth almost N1 million, including the alumni association prize to the overall best graduating first degree student in the institution which was increased from N100,000 to N150,000.

Recalling what it was like when she was admitted into UNILAG, Bankole said: “I failed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and got in through direct entry. I didn’t want to study the course at first, but I was offered Cell Biology. I wanted to study Medicine, but could not meet the cut-off mark.”

She said she found her course of study interesting, adding, “it is something that talks about our daily lives, it is about reading your books, attending classes, and praying to God and trusting in Him for everything.”

On how she was able to achieve the feat, she said: “My parents have been encouraging me and my course adviser and lecturers and friends that it is possible to have five points in school.”

Asked if she had a boyfriend while in school, Bankole said, “I didn’t want to have a boyfriend in university because I came here to read my books. My favourite quote is that there is time for everything and that was the time to read my books. I also had a social life in school, I watched movies when I don’t have much to do, I go out with my friends if I wanted and also go visiting. My handiwork is fashion designing, so during holidays I go to learn. If am not in school, I go online and look at the latest fashion and sew clothes, but I did overnight reading a lot.”

On her plans for the money, she said, “I will love to further my education in the area of genetics because it is very interesting outside the country.

She advised other students to be diligent in their work and be determined, focused and set their goals and work towards it, adding, “they should be hard working and pray to God for everything that they need. I believe God in everything. Success does not come easily, they should put more effort into their endeavours and attend lectures and be attentive in class.”

On her part, Omotuyi said she was inspired by her father, an engineer, who reads all night and she decided to emulate him.

On how she achieved the feat, she said, “I was not born a genius, but I had to work hard for it. When I was in primary one, I took 11th position in my class and in UNILAG, I had two bad results. A day before the exam of a particular course, I saw my test result where I scored 9/30. Before the test, I had read very well, yet, I got 9/30. When I saw it, I was downcast. I asked God what was going on and I cried. That was in 200level.

“However, I didn’t let it stop me because I don’t believe in falling and not rising again. After crying, I met people who brushed me up on the course to know what the lecturer really wanted and the exam turned out well later. In another course, I had 5/40 in the test and the highest in the class was 10/40, however, at the end, I scored 70 per cent.”

She advised other students to do the needful, adding that getting admission was is particularly hard if every student worked hard for it.

“I read a lot with my classmates, I enjoy learning from everybody irrespective of the level. I am more interested in the knowledge I will get and not CGPA. This is because of the family I come from; my daddy was a scholar who got a scholarship to study in Russia. He is a very strict person in terms of reading. Even at old age, he still reads till day break. I learnt the discipline from him and applied it in school.”

She said after-school lessons also helped her when she was in the secondary school, adding, “that was how I had 315 in UTME and 76 in post-UTME.”
The statistics of the graduating students showed that a total of 12,617 received their degrees, diplomas and certificates; out of this figure, 6,900 (54.7 per cent) were awarded first degrees or diplomas, while 5,717 (45.3 per cent) received postgraduate degrees. Out of the first degree graduands, the Faculty of Engineering led the pack with 46 first class; 1,705 graduated in the second class upper division; 2,972 in the second class lower division; 1,372 in third class; 103 made pass degree, while 517 have degrees or diplomas that are not classified.

A total of 5,420 also received master’s degrees in the various fields across the institution, while a total of 95 students bagged Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines.

The three-day convocation ceremonies kicked-off with the unveiling of new names for infrastructures to honour all past vice-chancellors of the institution, who are not serving and who have not been honoured so far for their contributions to the growth of the university.

The conferment of honorary doctorate degrees on the Chancellor of the institution, the Shehu of Borno, AlhajiAbubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-kanemi; a renowned poet, Professor John Pepper Clark; and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ayodele Francis Ogunye was one of the high points of the ceremonies.

Others that were also honoured were: the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics and Research), Prof.BabajideAlo; Director of the Distance Learning Institute, Prof.OlukayodeAmund; Cecilia Igwilo and Jim Unah as distinguished professors, while Professor Frank Giwa-Osagie was honoured with Emeritus Professorship of the institution.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Jerry Gana, described the two outstanding graduands as a pride, not just to their parents, but to the university and Nigeria. “I congratulate these two ladies as we are delighted to have them match the strength of men academically. What they have done simply shows that there is still so much zeal for hard work, discipline and dedication among some students.

“I want to task the university not to relent in its drive to produce students with good leadership quality because academics are about character and learning,” he said, adding that this is the only way to take the university and the country to the next desired level.

“I want the university to continue with its excellent work, as the feat obtained by the girls, including Dada in 2015, is a combination of excellence in teaching under a conducive environment. It is equally the combination of the dedication by the students and staff because no matter how much we teach excellently and provide the right environment, if the students are not serious, not much can be achieved.”

Gana, who will complete his tenure this month, appealed to the federal government to provide funding for teaching and research.

Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahaman Ade-Bello stressed the need for institutions to explore alternative funding sources to insulate university education from the fiscal instability of government.

He added that universities in the country should do more than just being training institutions, but should be commissioned to solve the country’s problem through research and development efforts and direct challenges by government.

Ade-Bello, whose tenure will end in November said, “research has been repositioned for effectiveness with the creation of the research office where more multidisciplinary researches are now coming up and attracting bigger and national and international research grants. Researchers are being linked up with research results and end users while patents arising from our researchers should be more prevalent.”

He congratulated the graduands for successfully completing their studies at the institution, saying, “as you go into the real world, it is your responsibility to promote the good image of the university by being excellent individuals in character and service to your society.”

In his remarks, the chancellor thanked the senate and management for the honorary Doctor of Science in PublicAdministration, while appealing to students to maintain peace on campus and pursue their studies with all seriousness.

“The university will continue to provide all needed services and a conducive environment for teaching and learning. You should avoid all forms of violence and social vices to maintain peace within and outside campus.”

The visitor, President Muhammadu Buhari, congratulated the honorees, while expressing concern that some universities have not shown enough commitment towards accessing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

Buhari, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), AlhajiAbdulrasheedAdamu, said universities should be able to access such funds to further boost their teaching and research.

He said his administration has approved the reconstitution of the governing council of all federal institutions in the country, adding that they must be accountable to the people at all times.


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