SNG Rejects How UNILAG Was Named After MKO Abiola

By Yinka Odumakin

The Save Nigeria Group(SNG) while acknowledging the eternal place of Bashorun M.K.O Abiola, the winner of June 12 elections, in the political history of Nigeria and would want the highest possible honor done to him; deplores the indecent manner in which President Goodluck Jonathan has re-named the University of Lagos after him.

Renaming a University established by law through presidential fiat is an abuse of power which would make even the symbol of democracy turn several times in his grave as he died in the process of fighting against arbitrariness and rule of he thumb which the annulment of June 12 represented.

It is violation of the principles and tenets of democracy which government officials are celebrating to go on air to announce the renaming of an institution like the University of Lagos without any consultations with the university community in a manner reminiscent of the autocratic ways of the military brass hats who denied Abiola his victory in 1993 because they arrogated to themselves better knowledge than 14 million Nigerians who went to the polls.

This presidential misdemeanor displayed on the purported renaming of the University of Lagos  without due process is at the heart of  the mis-governance that has been the signature of a "democratic" president behaving like an Emperor in the last one year.

The scant regard for appropriation laws that led to the theft of N3 trillion on fuel subsidy whereas only N245 billion was appropriated, the deployment of soldiers against peaceful protesters against the law and other violations of due process in the last one year; are all signals of a dangerous mindset driving the country into a full dictatorship while pretending to a democratic order.

It is high time President Jonathan embraced a democratic mindset and stop behaving like maximum ruler.
We restate our demand that M.K.O Abiola must be given a befitting honor or the  sacrifices he made for democracy in Nigeria in a decent and worthy manner.

Yinka Odumakin.

Spokesman.

Save Nigeria Group.

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@ Ken Mani

Apparently, there are particles of insanity logged in ur brain........for i do not understand how ur loose tongue runs...................however the energy u otherwise would spend on productive things... u will always channel to hunting d yorubas.

naming anything after MKO

naming anything after MKO should not be a big deal... but MKO was not from lagos. he has another higher institute of education named after him.. uni of Abuja would have been a better bet..something more national.

POLITICAL SAVE NIGERIAN GROUP

The coast is now clear for Nigerians to see,Save Nigeria Group is now part of an opposition party front being used to score cheap political points against Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The SNG has not issued any statement concerning the illegality and the constitutional action of the Lagos State Government on the sack of medical doctors that were on legitimate industrial action based on dispute between the Medical doctors and the Government of Lagos state.
This exposed the life of ordinary Lagosians without access to public health facilities across the state.
I will ask SNG to sincerely declare it allegiance and support to the political fronting their course for Nigerians to know.
I dey laugh ooooo.

POLITICAL SAVE NIGERIAN GROUP

The coast is now clear for Nigerians to see,Save Nigeria Group is now part of an opposition party front being used to score cheap political points against Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The SNG has not issued any statement concerning the illegality and the constitutional action of the Lagos State Government on the sack of medical doctors that were on legitimate industrial action based on dispute between the Medical doctors and the Government of Lagos state.
This exposed the life of ordinary Lagosians without access to public health facilities across the state.
I will ask SNG to sincerely declare it allegiance and support to the political fronting their course for Nigerians to know.
I dey laugh ooooo.

WAKE UP!!!

My dear khumalo and the rest of you saying these things about the Yoruba race, can you not decipher that this is either a political move or that he was supposed to put it into dialogue first???

This is exactly what happens when you have a dictator in leadership trying to be democratic. He will do things that to him will look like he is favouring you, but he is truly trying to take control.

My fellow Nigerians..... WAKE UP!!!

WAKE UP!!!

My dear khumalo and the rest of you saying these things about the Yoruba race, can you not decipher that this is either a political move or that he was supposed to put it into dialogue first???

This is exactly what happens when you have a dictator in leadership trying to be democratic. He will do things that to him will look like he is favouring you, but he is truly trying to take control.

My fellow Nigerians..... WAKE UP!!!

Nonsense

That's nonsense.
Do you not understand that it is not about race. This is about him trying to force things on people without taking the necessary actions.

Some people just post comments without thinking about what they want to post or the long run of it.

Chaiii! My nigerian people.... WAKE UP!!!

SNG Rejects How UNILAG Was Named After MKO Abiola

GEJ is looking for cheap popularity and I doubt if he will ever get it. Remember, he renamed Liberty Stadium in Ibadan after Awolowo and there was no jubilation all over South-West Nigeria. Now, he renamed Unilag, a federal institution, without due consultation, just as IBB did by annulling the election that Abiola won. Unilag students, all stakeholders, ACN leaders, governors, and indeed all Yoruba people should reject this to send the right message to GEJ.

Protest against Moshood Abiola University Lagos, shameful

The picketing of Moshood Abiola University, Lagos formerly University of Lagos (UNILAG) by hoodlums who calls themselves students goes a long way to show the decay in the country's education system. It is very unfortunate that some hoodlums and theirs sponsors will picket a tertiary institution because it name is changed to honour a great Nigerian late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, considered to be the best, free and fair election to ever be held in Nigeria.The hoodlums and their sponsors are enemy of the country who don't want recognition to be accorded to deserving Nigerians. Shame on the hoodlums and their sponsors because Moshood Abiola University, Lagos has come to stay. MKO Abiola lives on. May Allah (SWT) grant MKO Abiola, Aljannah Firdaus, Amin.

Unilag Unite

Basically, GEJ truly in it's totality shows that he does not have the will or focus to lead the nation. He is filled with controversy and anti-people's policy. I don't know if the president have ever had of the word "brand"! Unilag is a brand and the name speaks volume. It is an institution whose name have come of age. The name was earn and worked for. Great percentage of people want to be associated with the brand "Unilag". If truly GEJ wants to honour this Hero of democracy, he should name Aso Villa after him or name the numerous new institution after him. He should stop implementation of bad policies. I wonder if he enjoy been wipe in the ass.

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Renaming of the Federal

Renaming of the Federal institution.This is GIGO. GIGO plus GIGO is GIGO. Nigerians will not fail to amaze and surprise. Abiola and IBB are one and the same thing and person and I wilL add bad news. Nigerians will one day find out the political and economic shenanigan of Abiola and IBB and this will be very soon

WHATS THE FUSS ABOUT?

I am born yoruba & very proud to be a Nigerian. I see absolutely nothing wrong with naming University of Lagos after such a great man as MKO. I too, like many millions fought to stand by MKO in those dark days of 1993 when the evil genius stole our collective aspiration by military fiat.

Before then MKO was generally another jobber, making enormous sums of money by being a crony. But one day he stood up and went to stand for election, FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE. We all recognised it in him southerner, northerner easterner, or westerner, christian, muslim, animist or atheist. He won as we all know, because WE all voted for him. But then, he was deprived and he stood his ground. His wife and him paid the supreme price. That was the transformation of MKO from another Nigerian fool and thief into a man whose greatness was never really in question even before the elections.

So, Naija nobody fit cure dis

So, Naija nobody fit cure dis our okukume presido of dis hin olodo sickness? Haba Jonathan, you don yawa again for class. So you nor see better place name for that Abuja for MKO? EKwensu internationals like Sani Abacha and Babangida get road for that boju boju city still yet the person wey open road for all of una MKO you nor fit name even that yeye stadium wey una don use chop our money clean mouth for am? Abeg unilag pikins dem make una gree O. Make Jonathan carry hin greek gift go Abuja if hin serious.

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SNG--Another CPC/Boko Haram

Ask Tunde Bakare,Odumakin and others what they do for a living and you will be shocked.

Abiola Did Not Deserve This Honor! He Wronged Awolowo

Abiola did not deserve this honor! He(Abiola) went against Pa Awolowo during his campaign for the presidency. He rubbished Pa Awo through his newspapers. This same Abiola joined with IBB and the Northern moselms to get the Nigeria State into OIC. What goes around comes around. Abiola is the maker of his own misfortunes. He danced to the Islamic music and plunged to his death. There is a saying that goes this way: show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. Who is this guy IBB? A son of Lucifer. A thief & murderer. That is exactly what Abiola was. If conny man die conny man will bury him. IBB a con man buried his fellow con man. They both served prophet muhammad the master con man ever to live in the surface of this earth. IBB+Abiola=prophet muhammad.

Abiola Did Not Deserve This Honor! He Wronged Awolowo

Abiola did not deserve this honor! He(Abiola) went against Pa Awolowo during his campaign for the presidency. He rubbished Pa Awo through his newspapers. This same Abiola joined with IBB and the Northern moselms to get the Nigeria State into OIC. What goes around comes around. Abiola is the maker of his own misfortunes. He danced to the Islamic music and plunged to his death. There is a saying that goes this way: show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. Who is this guy IBB? A son of Lucifer. A thief & murderer. That is exactly what Abiola was. If conny man die conny man will bury him. IBB a con man buried his fellow con man. They both served prophet muhammad the master con man ever to live in the surface of this earth. IBB+Abiola=prophet muhammad.

what about EAGLE SQUARE ABUJA?

Clueless President. He should have renamed the EAGLE SQUARE after MKO.

YES TO UNILAG NO TO Mashood Abiola University, Lagos

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LET SNG TELL US WHAT KIND OF HONOUR SHOULD BE GIVEN TO MKO

It's very funny that a group of people including Tunde Bakare are leaving their occupations and pursuing a President of a country with all kinds of insults. It will be nice for them to tell us what kind of Honour the FG should do to immortalise MKO. No wonder Obasanjo never answered the Yorubas during his time as President when they were making noise about MKO not being immortalized. What a shame. Some of them are saying the President did not consult with the students. This is not far enough. They shoul have suggested to the President to consult all those that graduated from UNILAG, all the employees of the University, the contractors to the university, and then the students at their congress. Foolish people who are being sponsored by frustrated and confused persons with Tunde Bakare as their leader. Shame on all of you.

IS GEJ REALLY CLUELESS?

Sometimes I'm tempted to think that Jonath is dead, reminiscence of the last days of late President Yar'Adua. Is GEJ really clueless?

Response to Ken Mani

Ken Mani,you are arguably the most courageous Nigerian,I have come across;You infact deserve to be in Maiduguri fighting BH as your unhindered penchant at stupidity is unparalleled.How can you say renaming Unilag should be celebrated as the best honor Yorubas has gotten from your foolish president?Yorubas are too civilized to be cajoled by politically orchestarted 'honour'.I don't know your tribe but this can be gussed from your writing and pseudonym and I must say I did not expect a less foolish position.Get a leader,be united a a people,win states at guber levels in ur region,with ur regional party,then we can talk but until then,it is best you close your Aba mouth.Unilag is no UNEC so please we deserve some respect before renaming it politically.

MKO of ITT as in Fela or MKO the coup sponsor?

MKO? That name devalues my certificate. By the way, what is the big do about MKO. Is he not same man Fela openly sang ITT about when over one billion naira which was valued at over one billion pounds at the time was misappropriated, the reason he became so rich. Give me the money he stole and I will be a better philanthropist. He was as corrupt as this generation of politicians if not more. He is one of those who introduced high profile corruption into Nigeria and is same man who dined with the military and sponsored coup's. His name demeans the value of that school. We forget so easily in Nigeria and can be bought so cheaply. A politician steals one billion and donates one hundred thousand to the poor and he is a hero. Naija is finished

THE ISLAMIC ELEMENTS OF THE WEST FIGHTING JONATHAN

The problem with the Yoruba's may not be difficult to understand. The West is divided 50%-40%-10% between Christians and Muslims with other religion in the minority. For the past decades, the Christians have been in control of the Yoruba politics unfortunately the Yoruba Muslims are now in the struggle to control what happens in the West. This is why the ACN desperately wants Retired Justice Salami re-instated. The Yoruba Muslims are more radical and corrupt than the Hausa/Fulani Muslims. Jonathan must be ready to confront the excesses of Tinubu and his team of radical Islamic governors and the ACN politicians if he wants to achieve anything in the next 3 years. No matter what happens, IBB, Atiku, Buhari, Ciroma in collaboration with Tinubu will by busy fueling hatred against Jonathans across the North and Western States. Otherwise, where was Tinubu, Yinka odumakin when Gov. Aregbesola was making those provocative changes in Osun State?

THE ISLAMIC ELEMENTS OF THE WEST FIGHTING JONATHAN

The problem with the Yoruba's may not be difficult to understand. The West is divided 50%-40%-10% between Christians and Muslims with other religion in the minority. For the past decades, the Christians have been in control of the Yoruba politics unfortunately the Yoruba Muslims are now in the struggle to control what happens in the West. This is why the ACN desperately wants Retired Justice Salami re-instated. The Yoruba Muslims are more radical and corrupt than the Hausa/Fulani Muslims. Jonathan must be ready to confront the excesses of Tinubu and his team of radical Islamic governors and the ACN politicians if he wants to achieve anything in the next 3 years. No matter what happens, IBB, Atiku, Buhari, Ciroma in collaboration with Tinubu will by busy fueling hatred against Jonathans across the North and Western States. Otherwise, where was Tinubu, Yinka odumakin when Gov. Aregbesola was making those provocative changes in Osun State?

@ken mani

This robot must've lost its configuration!
Sure normal person cant be this stupid! Read comments from other Nigerians, like Osita DIOKA, who are not Yorubas.
I'm sure you're related to that Atiku puppet called Ken Nnamani?
Get cured of your Yoruba hatred. It'll not help your political carrier.

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MR PRESIDENT SIR, AGAIN, YOU HAVE MISSED IT!!!!!

Jona, as usual, you have missed it again. Name The three Arms Zone after MKO.

Let it be renamed as; THE MKO THREE ARMS ZONE. That man died for democracy

that you and your party is killing today. You have killed democracy in Nigeria.

You want PDP to govern in the 36 states of 9ja.

FORMER NIGERIA PRESIDENT MKO ABIOLA DESERVES MUCH MORE

I must commend President Jonathan for renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) after MKO Abiola. Notwithstanding, I would also like to appeal to the President to rename the National Stadium Abuja after MKO Abiola. If it would be asking too much to rename these two national monuments after MKO Abiola, then I would like the President to rescind his decision on renaming UNILAG after MKO Abiola and let us have only the National Stadium Abuja renamed after MKO Abiola who was widely known as the Pillar of Sports in Africa. It is instructive for us to remember that aside from the June 12 struggle, Abiola remains one of Nigeria's former Presidents even though he was not sworn in. I had expected that Jonathan should have recognized and declared Abiola's status as a former President of Nigeria and all honors befitting of a President which was denied him while he was alive should have been bestowed on him on this occasion and forever.

Be Democratic in thoughts

Any wise government should always read the minds of the people.... Abiola deserves better than these. Using any undemocratic way to honour Abiola, is an insult to Him!

FORMER PRESIDENT MKO ABIOLA REALLY DESERVES MUCH MORE

I must commend the President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR, GCON) for renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) after MKO Abiola. Notwithstanding, I would also like to appeal to the President to rename the National Stadium Abuja after MKO Abiola. If it would be asking too much to rename these two national monuments after MKO Abiola, then I would like the President to rescind his decision on renaming UNILAG after MKO Abiola and let us have only the National Stadium Abuja renamed after MKO Abiola who was widely known as the Pillar of Sports in Africa. It is instructive for us to remember that aside from the June 12 struggle, Abiola remains one of Nigeria's former Presidents even though he was not sworn in. I had expected that Jonathan should have recognized and declared Abiola's status as a former President of Nigeria and all honors befitting of a President which was denied him while he was alive should have been bestowed on him on this occasion and forever.