PHOTONEWS: UNILAG’s Golden Jubilee Convocation Ceremony

The University Of Lagos (UNILAG) today at a convocation for its 2011/2012 graduating students marked 50 years of its existence.

At the event, the staff, alumni and friends of the institution proudly expressed confidence that the institution will continue with its name unchanged.

Last year, President Goodluck Jonathan tried to rename it Moshood Abiola University, a move that was resolutely opposed nationwide.

During today’s jubilee ceremony, the institution posthumously conferred an Honorary Degree on former Prime Minister, Late Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, as well as upon a former Vice Chancellor of the University, Mr. Afe Babalola, and Mr. Arthur Mbanefo.

The university also conferred professorship and distinguished professorship titles on persons it said were deserving of it.

President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the Visitor, described the university in his message as “a great and leading institution” in the country.   He was represented by Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai, the Education Minister.
 

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Professor Julius Okojie, the

Professor Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC has defended President Goodluck Jonathan’s renaming of University of Lagos after late politician and businessman, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.Okojie said contrary to popular views, President Jonathan consulted widely before announcing a new name for the University.

DERI, your oga's name

JONATHAN GOODLUCK is definitely not an Ijaw name. The cowboy hat he wears is definitely not made in Bayelsa. Maybe you should suggest a change of name to him first. You should have seen the way a bunch of white boys laughed the day they saw the name of the president of Nigeria. If you (DERI) are the best ASO rock can produce to champion their policies, then we are in deep shit.

@TimO

bob i love u for that................................Deri dog is always barking up d wrong tree........................and one can safely conclude that rabies has got hold of his brains.......................

UNILAG @ 50

Point of correction, It is University of Lagos.

LAGOS WAS HANDED DOWN BY THE PORTUGUES-

Until MAU was renamed by GEJ, it was not even ranked among the best in Africa! They had to lobby to get acrredited-months after the controversy that Tinubu created against GEJ and Abiola came up-How can you use the name handed over by Portuguese colonial masters to Yorubanize MAUN as a brand name-in Africa!? Are u are afraid of the color of yr skin? Scared of d african badge u wear under yr sokoto? where are d nationalist ideas that MAU stands 4-Is it in the tribal spirit that led u to honor yoruba, fulani and ibos leaders from the old region? Again Deri has never shied away from any battle--real or imagined, actual or manufactured to deceive 9jas-into supporting Boko Haram in d APC-filled with rogues like Tinubu and buhari! I will continue to speak my mind and worry about hurt feelings later-U people said Awo lost out because of regional politics-fine! Is this not the same tribal politics dat d SW seems to be playing via bakare ati buhari?

Nigeria is more dan D Fulani, Ibo and Yoruba logos of old

Until MAU was renamed by Jonathan, the university was not even ranked among the best in Africa! Go check the rankings! The authorities of the university had to lobby to get acrredited-months after the controversy that Tinubu created against GEJ and Abiola came up-How can you use the name handed over by the Portuguese to Yorubas to establish a brand name-in Africa! Are u are afraid of the color of yr skin? Sacard of d african badge? where are d nationalist ideas that MAU stands for-It it in the tribal spirit that led u to honor yoruba, fulani and ibos leaders from the old region? Again Deri has never shied away from any battle--real or imagined, actual or manufactured to deceive 9jas-into parting ways with Gej-4 rogues like Tinubu and buhari! I will continue to speak my mind and worry about hurt feelings later-U people said Awo lost out because of regional politics-fine! Is this not the same tribal politics d SW seems to be playing all over again via bakare?

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Congratulations, UNILAG and Great, Greatest Akokites!

I congratulate the GREAT University of Lagos on this occasion. It is obvious that great men and women (scattered) across the globe that become what they are today- in all professions- drank from the 'ocean of knowledge' this citadel of Higher Learning offerred 50 good years past. We cannot but appreciate u UNILAG, and Congratulate the newest Akokites.

For those branding the Institution of 'regionalising' honorary awards, remember that no institution has ever survived without the financial backing from our government, whatever its age or location. They are not self-sustaining in Expenditure and
Infrastructure . Remember, a child that says his Dad is not an expert in the kitchen, wants to hear how his mother divorced the dad, therefore abandoned the family.

The Federal Government plays the piper in almost all sectors of the economy, education inclusive.

SUSAN RICE IS FUCKED UP IN THE HEAD

Susan Rice is respectable blah blah blah. yeye man Udam Ochaighandigbo or whatever the fuck you call yourself. YOU IGBOS esp those living in the USA, are the ones who have sold Nigeria to the CIA etc! for you its all about the money right? Susan Rice is evil, a fucked up in the head bitch, absolutely raving mad! Thats why even the USA could not make her Secretary of State. But to you she is the best thing after sliced bread. I think Biafra should go and leave the rest of us alone. You guys will live in monkey land, never agreeing on anything, always fighting over money. Blood drips from every pore of Susan Rice. The blood of millions of innocents around the world.

and the students?

So sahara Reporters, where were the graduating students in those photos please?

Deri! Deri!! Deri!!!

We are talking about established brands, but you are talking about languages and their translations. Lagos, University of Lagos are established, successful brand names. Just like DERI is an established brand name for foolishness, ethnijingoism, backwardness and thinking with and talking from one's anus on Saharareporters!

WHAT OF FAROUK LAWAN?

Since FAROUK LAWAN appears to have done something fit and proper by the acquisence of you all, i think he should be enlisted in this Honors' roll. Otherwise let the protest start from there and that now!

WHAT OF FAROUK LAWAN?

Since FAROUK LAWAN appears to have done something fit and proper by the acquisence of you all, i think he should be enlisted in this Honors' roll. Otherwise let the protest start from there and that now!

@ Fe.muwe

Hey! Is you crazy? Leave the Honorable Susan Rice out of this. Ms. Rice is a respectable, noble, decent, career diplomat, who, until recently, served as under secretary of State for Africa in the US State Department. This writer was very fortunate to interact with her while in the USA.

CONGRATS MOSHOD ABIOLA UNIVERSITY

I wish to congratulate the staff and the graduating students of the great Moshod Abiola University (MAU) on the university's golden jubilee convocation ceremony. In my own view and in the view of many Nigerians at home and abroad, we should all stop the hypocricy and give due respect to those that deserve it. We can pretend as much as we wish, the former Unilag was named after the great philanthropist M K Abiola, and nothing will take that away whatever fight some of us wish to put up. We can delay the renaming of the university but we can't stop it. We can't pretend that we loved Abiola but deny that he should be appropriately honoured. It's time to stop our pretence.

Professor Julius Okojie, the

Professor Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC has defended President Goodluck Jonathan’s renaming of University of Lagos after late politician and businessman, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.Okojie said contrary to popular views, President Jonathan consulted widely before announcing a new name for the University.

But what is in a name-UNILAG

But what is in a name-UNILAG OR MAU- it only matters because MAU celebrateS the achievements of abiola-what is in tinubu

WHAT IS THE MEANING LAGOS IN YORUBA-ITS PORTUGEE!

I ask 9jas 2 take a critical look at the names and the regions that those the university honored with their rusty post humnous degrees hail from! Arthur Mbenefo Ibo-Tafewa Balewa Fulani- Afe Babalola-Yoruba-Its a shame for a university which claims to represent our socalled unity in diversity, to regionalize honory degrees. How can an institution of higher learning stoop so low cause of Jonathan? Just to remind us that 9ja belongs to the 3 major tribes-Abiola won his elections with votes from minority tribes-If Tinubu, Buhari, El Rufai and Bakare think they own 9ja more than the average man or woman slaving it out in the oil bearing communities of the SS, then they should attempt to foist Buhari or El Rufai on the masses and see the result in 2015! Was it not Buhari who said the opposition parties that fail to win elections in 9ja complain because they do not have the resource to rig?

Award 4 Yoruba, Ibo and Fulani-in a FEDERAL University?

9jas SHLD take a critical look at the names and the regions that those the university honored with their rusty post humnous degrees, hail from! Arthur Mbenefo Ibo-Tafewa Balewa Fulani- Afe Babalola-Yoruba-Its a shame for a university which claims to represent our socalled unity in diversity, to regionalize honory degrees. How can an institution of higher learning stoop so low cause of Jonathan? Just to remind us that 9ja belongs to the 3 major tribes-Abiola won his elections with votes from minority tribes-If Tinubu, Buhari, El Rufai and Bakare think they own 9ja more than the average man or woman slaving it out in the oil bearing communities of the SS, then they should attempt to foist Buhari or El Rufai on the masses and see the result in 2015! Was it not Buhari who said the opposition parties that fail to win elections in 9ja complain because they do not have the resource to rig?

MADNESS UNLIMITED IN MAU AGAINS D UNITY OF 9JA

I ask 9jas 2 take a critical look at the names and the regions that those the university honored with their rusty post humnous degrees hail from! Arthur Mbenefo Ibo-Tafewa Balewa Fulani- Afe Babalola-Yoruba-Its a shame for a university which claims to represent our socalled unity in diversity, to regionalize honory degrees. How can an institution of higher learning stoop so low cause of Jonathan? Just to remind us that 9ja belongs to the 3 major tribes-Abiola won his elections with votes from minority tribes-If Tinubu, Buhari, El Rufai and Bakare think they own 9ja more than the average man or woman slaving it out in the oil bearing communities of the SS, then they should attempt to foist Buhari or El Rufai on the masses and see the result in 2015! Was it not Buhari who said the opposition parties that fail to win elections in 9ja complain because they do not have the resource to rig?

Pro- Chancellor not Vice- Chancellor

Afe Babalola and Arthur Mbanefo were former pro-chancellors and not vice-chancellors as written in this report.

Moshood Abio.a Rock

let jona rather rename aso rock after the people's bas.o.run, since it is there that the last democratic president was murdered by corrupt abdusalami and ruthless susan rice

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