Senate approves UNILAG renaming to MAULAG

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Against public opinion and massive criticisms, the Nigerian Senate has approved the renaming of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to the Moshood Abiola University (MAU).

In a report gathered from a reliable source, the Senate approved the renaming bill which was sent earlier in the week by President Goodluck Jonathan to bypass any embarrassing rejection of the name-change in what many Nigerians saw as illegal and unconstitutional even with some supporters of the renaming calling it as ill-timed or politically motivated.


A reliable source who spoke to Ascology News on condition of anonymity, said although The Nigerian Senate is on recess, the bill had been passed without delay but the Senate will make it publicly known after its members return from recess.

Other institutions that were renamed in the same bill sent to the Senate were the Federal University of Technology Umudike which was renamed to the Michael Okpara University, Umudike and the Federal Univeristy of Technology, Yola renamed to the Modibbo Adamawa University.

A law suit has been filed by students of the tertiary institution asking that the name-change was unconstitutional as it initially was done without parliamentary approval.

A hearing date for the matter has not been fixed by the Court.

Source: Ascology News

3 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t know where this news emerged.but even o level government taught us that it takes THREE readings to pass a bill.up till now not even one has been done.besides, why haven’t more authoritative websites like punch and vanguard broken the news.

  2. @ Tunde: Anything can happen in Nigeria, maybe the president has done the normal thing… They will pick there Ghana-Must-Go soon. I was expecting the worse from the senate because I still dont know whom they are representing, the president or we Nigerians

  3. Dis news is so false!!!! Dis website shud be banned for sending false news!!!!!!!!!!! Dis website is so unreliable!!!! There has been no name change for UNILAG.!!!!!!!

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