Actor Odunlade Adekola is set to become a Business Administation graduate of the University of Lagos, Akoka after he wrote his final exams on Saturday.
Posting pictures of celebration with his classmates, Odunlade looked happy, wearing white a T-shirt which had signatures in markers, just like his classmates as it is customary of some graduating sets. He posted a picture on his Instagram handle, bringing his works in the movie into it.
“Part one of the video of the signing out ceremony after the final exam today at UNILAG,” the actor, a former Glo ambassador and currently Goldberg ambassador, captioned the photograph.
“Wow!! I love all my course mates. Are you in this video?”
In a recent interview with Premium Times, Odunlade explained why he went back to school.
“I am a firm believer in knowledge acquisition so I always tell young actors, who want to enter our industry to get an education first,” he said.
“In fact, if you tell me you are interested in acting, I will ask you what you are doing presently. If you say you are currently in school, I will advise you to finish before you join the movie industry. Even if you are learning a trade, make sure you are certified before you join the movie industry. If you are seeking to gain admission into the university, ensure you complete your studies first before you come into the movie industry. If you fail to do so, once you become a famous actor, it will be difficult for you [...]
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin, has emphasised the need for Nigerians who want to be successful in life to be hardworking, dedicated to duty and consistent in whatever they do. This, he added, would be recognised at the appropriate time.
He spoke at a dinner organised by his law firm, Babalakin and Co. for one of its Partners, Mr. Tola Oshobi, who was recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
According to Babalakin, “we have come to celebrate hardwork because I have never seen a young man who is committed to his work. We have come to celebrate loyalty because you can never find a more dependable ally than Tola Oshobi. We have come to celebrate tolerance and consideration for others.
“We have been fortunate in our chambers to produce four SANs directly and another four indirectly. And this to me is a big achievement. “
He urged Oshobi to keep up the good work that earned him the elevation to the rank of SAN and implored other young lawyers to make hard work their watchword.Others who spoke on the occasion also eulogised Oshobi and urged him not to relent in his efforts.
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In a bid to check drug abuse on campus, the University of Lagos has provided a drug test kit in its medical centre to examine students suspected to be on hard drugs.
Prof. Rahaman Bello, outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, confirmed this at a forum in Lagos.
Bello said that the initiative was necessary because drug abuse was on the increase in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
“Drug abuse is a major problem for every institution, particularly, those in the cities. We have gone ahead in the University of Lagos to address it .
“With the test kit, anyone who is suspected, his or her urine or blood depending on what we want to do, is collected for test .
“The thing about drug is that when you take it, it will be in your blood for a longtime , so you cannot say , I did not use it once the test kit detects it.
“Before, we start using the test kit , everyone we picked denied using drug since we could not find any evidence, ” he said.
According to him, with the test kit, the university has been able to pin down victims, but granted them amnesty.
He said that although the university’s regulation provided that any student found dealing with drug should be expelled, the management had to warn and rehabilitate them.
“With the rehabilitation, the victims are given two or three semesters to ‘get clean’. By this, we mean they will visit the medical centre on monthly basis to get tested.
“If after [...]