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University of Lagos, Nigeria renamed Moshood Abiola University. Students protest the renaming
x | May 29, 2012
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is to be renamed Moshood Abiola University in honour of late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, for his huge sacrifice in Nigeria's... (11) Comment



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eni    CHICAGO, USA    June 11, 2012
One word for GEJ " impeachment ". IT'S TIME TO IMPEACH HIM, REALLY.
Sly Obi,    Arlington, United States of Ameria    June 02, 2012
The coward Nigerians gave mandate for the sake of Nigeria at the time there was no competitor in Nigeria election except âTo Sufferâ (whatever his name is â Tofar). The Wives snatcher whose iniquities Nigerian Market Women ignored just to make money out his rice and cast their votes for him. Let those whose wives are beautiful speak out!

The land seeker who used his influence and ill-gotten ITT wealth to deprive churches from owning a site, yet all Christians voted for him for sake of peace. If these are the qualifications for naming State University after MKO, decision makers had better think twice, because the consequences of the agonies he brought upon families has not finished with his soul yet.

Some people have mistaken his death as a sacrifice of life to Nigeria. Alas they forgot that the wages of sin is death â the ultimate reward for his double dealings.
Kabowei Sekibo    Warri, Nigeria    May 31, 2012
There is no way GEJ will reverse the renaming. People do not understand the strong head of an Ijaw man.
"Coming In From The Cold"    In California, USA    May 30, 2012
First, I'd like to know if the Executive office did this nonsense unilaterally or if it went through Congress. If it did not go through Congress, this is tantamount to abuse of power. But who am I kidding? Separation of power has no meaning in our own system of democracy. Sebi na "Oga" talk so; it must come to pass.

I'd like to see him rename Ahmadu Bello University to Babangida University or Buhari University or rename University of Science & Technology in Portharcourt to Adaka Boro University. Of course, Jonathan would not cross swords with the north. He only wants to exert his power in Yoruba land. Don't forget who put you there o, Jonathan.

I was initially happy that someone else, other than a Yoruba, Ibo or Hausa, became the President of Nigeria and so I rooted for Jonathan. Jonathan has not impressed me at all and has not impressed a lot of Nigerians either. This man Jonathan has no clue about leadership or anything at all, and doesn't know what democracy is all about.

Just because UniLag is a Federal university does not mean the Federal government has unilateral power to change its name without considering the aspirations of the people where the university is located. The people of Lagos have a say in this; the present and former students of the university have a say in this; the Oba of Lagos has a say in this; the state of Lagos has a say in this. And of course, the federal congress has a say too.

What did Moshood Abiola do for his people in Yoruba land or Nigeria at large? Abiola, a martyr? Pu-lease! Abiola was just a man who dined with the devil in the person of Babangida and the north as a whole, but forgot to use a long spoon - dum-dum! He thought being a muslim was good enough, "ope", "mumu".

Abiola, a martyr? Common, Jonathan! The man was not even smart. Abiola was a coward. He first ran away rather than confront Abacha; then he came back, sat on the fence, and became a lame duck and a sitting duck, all at the same time. How dumb can you be?

This is unacceptable; reverse this decision now or it will be reverted later after you leave office, Jonathan; nonsense!

Who wants to graduate from MAU MAU University? I beg, comot road make I pass.
anynonimous    Ibadan, Nigeria    May 30, 2012
is dat d next tin 2 do.? Wel i dnt blame dat guy cald Jonathan coz he got 2 dat position by chance. Hez a circumstance president. I tot he wil b more reasonable neva knw we waz a sly.
Odebode oluwatayo    Lagos, Nigeria    May 29, 2012
He is mad for doing such an absurd thing....everything he does becomes a disaster
Kaira G.    Texas, USA    May 29, 2012
Honor Abiola for WHAT!?! For failing in his strong attempts to hand Nigeria over to OIC? For spending "our" money on sinking several loads of the Holy Bible in the sea? For kissing the "asses" of Northern leaders & military dictators in exchange for wealth & fame? Yes, wealth & fame were all they promised him, not POWER! He was part of every Nigerian military administration until he contested for the highest seat. Abiola was a key player in CRUSHING the Nigerian economy & recovery seems unobtainable. In my opinion, MKO was the grandfather of BOKO HARAM! If he was still alive, he would have gladly sponsored terrorism in Nigeria. Thank God he never became the president of Nigeria!!! If he did, Nigeria would have been declared a Sharia nation & things would have been a lot worse than they are right now. Abiola did nothing to promote democracy, other than to contest and no official report declared him to be the winner. He declared himself president and was rightfully arrested. He expired when God said it was time for him to go...God delivered us from great CATASTROPHE! MKO deserves no honor AT ALL!!! Changing UNILAG to MKO University is simply CRAZY.
Ibrahim Ayoola Odekeye    Egba, Nigeria    May 29, 2012
Kaira G.    Texas, USA    May 29, 2012
On May 12, 1987, the University of Ife was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University in honor of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909â1987), who was the first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild was the university.

On May 29, 2012, the University of Lagos was renamed Moshood Abiola University in honor of MKO Abiola (1937-1998), who was what to the University of Lagos!?!
Olasupo Omowonuola.    ILORIN, NIGERIA    May 29, 2012
What a bold and courageous decision. Nothing good is too much for this great man of history who sacrificed his life for the progress of this nation. All politicians and patriotic Nigerians should welcome this decision unanimously. If students don't want MAU, it can be called MAULAG. The great Ife is used to OAU. It's a matter of time. Well done Jonathan.
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