Olurode commends Buhari over establishment of new institution in Osun
Following the approval by President Muhammad Buhari for the establishment of six federal colleges of education, one in each of the geopolitical zones, the Chairman University of Lagos Muslim Community and former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission...
Olurode: Our electoral system needs continuous fumigation
Under Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution as amended (sections 221 -227), the regulations of political parties and their activities come under INEC as a regulatory body.
From UMC, succour for orphans, inmates
University of Lagos Muslim Community (UMC) has distributed food items, cows, ram, toiletries, cloths, shoes and cash items to children of Bab-Es-Salam orphanage home and the inmates of kirikiri prisons.
Eid-el-kabir: Clerics task government to renew mandate with Nigerians
The escalating insecurity and austere living conditions in the country, yesterday, necessitated Islamic clerics calling on the Federal Government to renew its mandate with Nigerians and swiftly move to improve the quality of life of the governed.
Olurode: Proscribing Almajiri overdue, but process must be culturally sensitive
Professor of Sociology and former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Lai Olurode, in this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, said government’s plan to outlaw the Almajiri system of education will reshape the children’s lives and help tackle poverty and illiteracy among the population. But he warned that the policy must be inclusive and…
Olurode: 2019 showed us era of impunity and imposition is over
The first point in regards to the statistics thrown up in the last election was that the Northwest had the largest amount of people captured during registration.
UNILAG Arabic School graduates 29 students
The University of Lagos Muslim Community (UMC) Arabic and Islamic School, has successfully graduated 29 students in Qur’an education.The graduands, whom were also equipped with set of rules governing recitation of the Holy Qur’an and Islamic....
Participation in debates have manifest, hidden values, says Olurode
Lai Olurode, a former national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos...
Olurode: Career mobility, search for good life delaying matrimony
Professor of Sociology and former Dean, Faculty of Social Science, University of Lagos, Lai Olurode, in this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, said several economic and social factors have gradually replaced the age-long marriageable age with age of affordability. He also added that the search for sustainable livelihood and the good life has led to reduced…
‘2019 Should reverse political power equation against selfish, overbearing politicians’
Lai Olurode, Professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos and former National Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) takes a panoramic view of the electoral process preparatory to the 2019 general election and declares, ‘the forthcoming elections present an opportunity to weaken politicians who treat popular yearnings of the grassroots with disdain.’…