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Monday, 25 June 2012

Court stops Federal Government from renaming UNILAG

Justice Stephen Adah of the federal high court, Lagos today granted an interim order restraining the Federal Government from renaming the University of Lagos. The court ruled in the suits brought against the renaming of the institution by the students and alumni of the University of Lagos.

Case adjourned till July 4th. Thank you sir!

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now dats wah am talking about!#tongue out to all em haterzzzzzz#!

Lilspicer said...

Hahaha u dey here dey yan me i dey plan thanksgivin why didnt him rename uniabu mak buhari deal witam(omo-iwo)says so..via blackberrybold.5

Lilspicer said...

Hahaha u dey here dey yan me i dey plan thanksgivin why didnt him rename uniabu mak buhari deal witam(omo-iwo)says so..via blackberrybold.5

Sweet Mama Africa said...

Seriously I think this president is really stupid. No offence but he did he get up one day and decide to change the name of an organization like this?
Without consulting those that will be affected?

Anonymous said...

Na God go punish dem e be like say dem dey craze abi,dem no wnt nw students to enter

peter said...

unilag students are just wasting their time. court will still allow fed govt to go ahead. dis is naija!

Ata wewe said...

Na poraro?...who be d mugu justice??....the name remains moshoodi abiola university(M.A.U) lagos take it or leave it...make una no go siddon read una book dey follow name like say moshoodi no be pesin papa name olodo jatijati see dem face like hungry apes...(mau)ite says so via pinging on NOKIA joooor o!

Atobatele said...

Hope they won't change their mind after giving some cash by our dear GEJ

Anonymous said...

Mr president main problem of all we are facing in this nation is how to rename unilag.o ma se o

Anonymous said...

one of the best news i have heard in a long time well done to the judge asin at least there are still judges that are not corrupt in naija

BLOGLORD said...

Berra! i have kept wondering why d need for the change of name. of wat benefit will the new name be? what good cause?
thank u law court

Anonymous said...

one word bravoooooooooooooooo!!!!

fred said...

thank God some sense finally

Anonymous said...

na fight to finish o. this is the beginning of our victory. We no dey carry last.

The original Beebee said...

Hmm... sleepin, sorry, knowing the right people in the right places sure pays....

Good luck Mrs Aisien*

Anonymous said...

"Thank you sir" indeed!

Anonymous said...

Correct

Ms Dee said...

Yayyyyyyy!Unilag haters go nd jump in the red sea.

DEEFLAMEZ said...

A PRESIDENT THAT HAS NO IDEA OF THE RULE OF LAW.
A PRESIDENT THAT DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT DECLARING HIS ASSETS.
A PRESIDENT THAT ENCOURAGES US TO STARVE WHILE HE FEEDS ON 1BILLION DESIGNER MEALS.
A PRESIDENT WHO KNOWS THE CABALS BUT FOLDS HIS ARMS COWARDLY.
A PRESIDENT WITH A VEGETABLE AS A WIFE
A PRESIDENT WHO THE COURT ASKED TO REINSTATE JUSTICE SALAMI BUT DECLINED.
A PRESIDENT THAT HAS NO REGARD FOR THE CONSTITUTION...WHO WONT EVEN SEEK SENATE ADDRESS TO MATTERS BEFORE TAKING A DECISION.
WHO WOKE UP ON THE 1ST DAY OF THE YEAR 2012 TO GIVE FEED US WITH SUBSIDY CRAP?
WHO WOKE UP ON DEMOCRACY DAY TO CHANGE THE NAME OF A PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY THAT NEEDS NO BETTER BRANDING THAN UNILAG AS ITS WELL KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD....
...
SHOULD I GO ON???

OH PLEASE THIS SAME DUMBFUCK CALLED PRESIDENT WONT EVEN LISTEN TO THE COURTS THIS TIME AROUND...EVEN IF AN ANGEL WAS THE CHIEF JUDGE.

WE HAVE NO LEADER YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

***walks away***

@willadebo

Anonymous said...

Yay! Maulag ko, Maulag ni! He! He!

At last democracy prevails! Govt for the people, of the people, by the people or something like that!

Y.Tee said...

Yipeeeeee!!!!!!!!! May the spirit of God enter into uncle Jona before July 4th so he'll just put an end to this madness IJN Amen #ernestprayer.

Anonymous said...

Yippie, thank God

shosh said...

Nntoooor 2 Mr. Misplaced priority. I no call anybdy name oh

shosh said...

Nntooooor 2 Mr. Misplaced priority. I no call anybdy name oh

shosh said...

Nntoooor 2 Mr. Misplaced priority. I no call anybdy name oh

Unknown said...

guys pls enlighting me wat differeces ll it mk if dey rename d skul? I have nt been followin d story... Tnx

Ewure-is-a-goat said...

John Harvard gave half his money (GBP. 799) and his personal library to the College. Thus it was renamed Harvard College then Harvard University. University of Lagos can be renamed. Its not a big deal. And Linda it doesnt change the fact you went to Unilag. Just like University of Ife graduates still see themselves as that and not OAU. Dont worry, MAU will catch on.

Anonymous said...

SHAME TO GOODLUCK JONATHAN!!

Janded said...

Hope all uni-lag students will rest now

Angelo Xpression said...

Just before Unilag/Maulag students starts celebrating, please bear in mind that His Excellency Emperor GEJ said on National TV he doesn't need any parliamentary approval to change the name and secondly if his excellency "the one that had no shoes" can say that he doesn't give a damn about the constitution and what it says about asset declaration, I don't see what qualms he will have with levelling the school and turning it into Luxury flats.

Anonymous said...

Correct...unilag get mouth..*winks*

Anonymous said...

Linda see this Youtube video and listen to this Oyibo girl blasting Unilag students for demonstrating. The link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mhe0IHBFOs&feature=youtu.be

Anonymous said...

Finally someone with common sense and intelligence in Nigeria!!!! I am not an UNILAG student, but I feel their frustration! Almost every major city in the world has an university named after it, and the Nigerian president wants to divert all his attention to change Lagos university's name! Go and resolve more serious issues Mr. President!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God o.... Linda, looks ke I'm first to comment todae!!! Hurray! Gyna Chinemerem Nworgu

Anonymous said...

QF
I jst hope dey win ds fyt...renamin unilag is totally outrageous...tnx Mr Judge!

Anonymous said...

QF
I jst hope dey win ds fyt...renamin unilag is totally outrageous...tnx Mr Judge!

Anonymous said...

All this na total waste of time.

For the first time I totally agree with an Oyinbo on a Naija matter.

Abeg Linda make you look this video and say something na?

http://youtu.be/2mhe0IHBFOs

Anonymous said...

I just think this is a distraction from the issues we should be focusing on and for the first time... I agree with a white girl that thinks that all this is PURE stupidity.

http://youtu.be/2mhe0IHBFOs

Watch her video you will understand. If a foreigners starts advising us... We are in trouble.

Ebi like say we don dey for darkness for a long time and have started thinking that it is ok to stay in the dark.

Linda... Watch this video make you say something na?

Your opinion on matters na wetin I like to read O!

Realist said...

But linda y r u ppl still deceivin urselves cos u n I knw say dem no dey win government for naija.na so dem go dey dull una till una tire.MAULAG 4 EVER

LALICIOUS said...

I no fit shout,,,hehehehehehehehehehehe
Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ Linda mouth;Thank you sir!.....well am sure d judge also wnt 2 Maulag,,,lolz

Anonymous said...

Yessss

Anonymous said...

Olodo Linda,why the tanx? An interim injunction is given to restrain a party from acting while the case is still on....its a normal thing.example is if govt wants 2 destroy ur house,u may seek ano interim order while you fight them in court.doesnt mean if they win,u wont still get thrown out.hold ur breath its jus the begining

47vids.com said...

Unilag 1 Jonathan 0, now let's see if he would give a damn....www.47vids.com says hii..

Anonymous said...

We shall overcome....victory in view

Feyi said...

Linda,

The Court proceedings of today is not as most blogs/Twitterers are reporting o! Nothing of such happened as counsel to the various parties gave an undertaking to maintain status quo as service has not been effected on all the parties. The judge did not even delve into the substance of the suit.
So kindly amend the post to reflect such... thank you

Anonymous said...

take that Gej. Confusionist, leave unilag alone it is not our problem. Just witnessed a ghastly accident that took the life of a woman why poor infrastructure any he Goat can drive trucks also drive on small roads whic are for smaller cars. I weep for my country. Gej should leave unilag they are not the problem

Anonymous said...

Yes o.... Unilag Forever.

Anonymous said...

Congrat to lag student oh, bt eee pain me, all of them wld start makin mouth now. Aniway its nt ova until it is.
- Huzzi.

Duke Emeka said...

For what, abeg rename the sch. What's their reason for protest? Because of pride. MschewwwMAU, shikena

Anonymous said...

It's about time these God forsaken courts do something reasonable. God I hate this country. Anything goes, worse is we always just sit back and let s**t happen.

Anonymous said...

this is an interim order, it is not final.

its educative to know how the court/law operates so that we don't begin to 'count our chicken before they are hatched.' when the court finally hear the case, they may vacate the restraining order.

a interim order simply means, 'wait....stop action temporarily' until the court hears the case'.

if someone takes you linda ikeje blog to court to obtain a restrain g order from calling your blog LIB, the court will 'stop' you.

Anonymous said...

Correct. More money for loubs and hermes. Congrats o jare. Fine mama.

Anonymous said...

@Linda, ds is not a matter of thank you sir. Ds case can't be won in d law court, d solution to ds problem is for d alumni to lobby d national assembly,PDP and even Jonathan to drop the idea of renaming the school.
The school has gone to court while Jonathan has gone to national assembly,unfortunately or fortunately, d court can't stop NASS not to perform their primary function. If d bill to rename d school scale through d house, there is nothing d court can do, it has to bow down to the constitution.
My simple advice to all d Unilag or Maulag students and their alumni, leave d court and concentrate on NASS and PDP to prevail on Jonathan to drop d idea or lobby d national assembly not to pass d law renaming d school.

Anonymous said...

That is not exactly true. The constitution gave the judiciary certain rights one of which is to watch the excesses of the executive and the legislature.
Again, the leslators live amongst us and when this kind of recklessness as exhibited by Mr Jonathan happens and the people revolts against it like all of us have done, the legislators have no choice than to abide by it.

Oliver Ghandi said...

@Ewure-is-a-goat and others, truly new college was renamed harvard. New college was founded in 1636 and it became harvard in 1639, 3yrs; no graduate yet, and it was training just clergy then, but Unilag is 50yrs with severally graduates. MKO abiola is an institution, likewise Unilag, and u can't kill one for the other, GEJ just established 9 new varsities, y not one of them.
And the question of wat is in a name answers itself, if nofin is in a name y change a name? Ask Iyabo Obasanjo Bello, hafsat corstello abiola...
Ghandi sayso via his blackberry thuraya, he bought it @ Aswani market..****gbam###

Anonymous said...

U NEED HELP!!! Obviously u have no intelect to understand why it doesn't make sence changing the name.

Anonymous said...

I don't care how u think or reason. Calling a President stupid makes you a fool. Hear this once again, God puts men in positions of power for reasons best known to him. Let that get into ur head.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. Are Naija peeps this naive? What the court gave was an interim order to enable the case to be heard. The court cannot hear a case when the action is already fait accompli. So once the 2 parties are heard, the court will then decide what the final decision will be. Note however, that naming, renaming, creating, terminating or whatever of a federal university is purely within the power of the executive. It is only the legislature that can oppose it, but even at that, the president can exercise his veto rights under the constitution. Chikena!!

Anonymous said...

Even the Bible agrees that a name is of uttermost importance if not abram won't be changed to abraham n jacob changed to israel.I hope National assembly ll figure out that GEJ's decision to rename unilag is unpopular amongst Nigerians.even sages like awolowo do not ve the honor of a university and polytechnic named after them as it were.fed govt can name aso rock after MKO cos d ppl that nufflified june 12 elections lived there

Anonymous said...

U get a life, was it God that put GEJ in power? ode!!! †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ fact that God allowed pdp to rig does not mean he approves u hear.ignorant people like u that keep relating every thing that happens to God are †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ problem in this country.oloshi
I suppose u would have advised unilag alumni to take †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ renaming of their alma mata to God in prayer. Don't stand up for ur right continue to wallow in ur ignorance and call people that are more aware stupid.-Palo

Anonymous said...

Abeg jor...so are you saying we cnt call Hitler stupid because he was put in power by God?...

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