Court restrains Jonathan from renaming UNILAG

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday granted an interim order restraining the Federal Government from renaming the University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University

The order was granted by Justice Stephen Adah, who is hearing the case brought by the alumni association of the university.

Justice Adah also  advised the litigants to harmonise all suits on the matter  into one case and then adjourned further hearing till July 4.

President Goodluck Jonathan had on May 29 announced the renaming of the university after the late businessman cum politician, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, who won the annulled June 12, 1993 election. He died in government custody after he tried to validate his mandate.

The renaming of the university after him however provoked widespread condemnation and protests, including no fewer than three court cases.

Speaking on the matter on Sunday night, Mr. Jonathan said he followed the right procedure in renaming the university before seeking the endorsement of the National Assembly.





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  • Okeyezeana

    Democracy in action. I hope the court will also begin to appoint the V.C. for UNILAG.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Half baked judgement restraining an act that has already been done. Pls make your entire decision and educate us on whether the act is wrong or right. because this order is simply daft and makes no sense whatsoever and i dont think any sane person will listen to it.

    • Nnamdi Ugochukwu

      Mr. Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa it is clear to even an imbecile that you are danger to even yourself. People like you should be locked up in a home for the mental

      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        its only clear to imbeciles like u. would u grant an order restraining a man from building a house, when the house has already been completed? I guess u didnt reason it like that, isi ewu. if u have a different view, state it or crawl back to the cave u came out from, bush man.