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Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by tpia5: 12:08pm On Jun 08, 2012
Too many illiterates on the thread! Sorry state of nigerian education which gej and the dumbos on this thread arent worried about but to be chasing " lapalapa"!
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by solomon111(m): 12:31pm On Jun 08, 2012
tpia@:
Too many illiterates on the thread! Sorry state of nigerian education which gej and the dumbos on this thread arent worried about but to be chasing " lapalapa"!
We can see how literate you are.
Thank you.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by BoboYekini(m): 12:34pm On Jun 08, 2012
I wouldnt be at all suprised if the NA upholds this name change. E dey their blood, the brigands! Thankfully Prof. Ibidapo says we have recourse in a referendum of 50,000. And even if that doesnt pan out, the next president in 2015 will definitely reverse it.
P.s. evidently many non-akokites(especially those from schools/uni's in the hinterland) are tickled with this rubbish, kini big deal right? Well if you're not with us, kindly hol your side, make bad belle trowey jor.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by tpia5: 12:35pm On Jun 08, 2012
solomon111: We can see how literate you are.
Thank you.




^you think you dont sound like an illiterate?
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by BoboYekini(m): 12:40pm On Jun 08, 2012
lol tpia, why are you always so belligerent? Since 2006, kai
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by fesse(f): 12:41pm On Jun 08, 2012
He almost died; so whats still keeping him?
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by tintingz(m): 12:44pm On Jun 08, 2012
JAMILO2020: AFTER ALL MADAM GEJ TALK AM SAY "I RATHER KILL MYSELF THAN COMMIT SUCIDE"
LMFAO hahahahahaha!
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Ejine(m): 12:50pm On Jun 08, 2012
SMH! Look at these hungry Unilag riff-raffs still fighting about 'swag' and 'brand name'!!

Pray tell, exactly what brand name are you talking about, when outside Nigeria, even the POLYTECHNIC of Namibia is ranked higher than that glorified chicken barn you call a school?
Please, tell us, because I fail to see!

Or is this another case of the dumb ignorant Lagosians actually thinking the world gives a phuck about them, when the opposite has CONSISTENTLY been proven to be the case?

Such sorry mooorons in their dream world.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Reference(m): 1:01pm On Jun 08, 2012
Xaurel: . And renaming it would drag it back to square one.

Well then just call it rebranding and instead of bickering quickly lift the standards before the next ratings are out. Welcome to the season of rebranding.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Orikinla(m): 1:06pm On Jun 08, 2012
LocalChamp: I almost died when Jonathan renamed UNILAG – Ibidapo-Obe
June 8, 2012 by Olabisi Deji-Folutile 15 Comments
A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and now Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, in this interview with Olabisi Deji-Folutile says universities are usually named after cities because they play historical roles

As a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, what is your opinion of the UNILAG brand?

The name, University of Lagos, is a global brand and it took many years of hard work to build this brand. It took us 50 years to develop the UNILAG brand. We have all worked very hard to get the university to its present status. I remember when I took over as the VC in 2000, I worked very hard to change the level of the university as Eko for Show to another level. I coined the slogan- the university of first choice and now the university is the university of first choice in Nigeria. The proof of that is that the university is the most subscribed university in Nigeria and 1/3 of candidates applying for the top courses choose UNILAG. UNILAG is the nation’s pride, we should develop and nurture it. Clearly you can put it side by side with any university in Africa.

How did you feel when you learnt about the change of name?

I almost died when I heard the announcement. The university community would have buried two people. It was really painful and for me it was double pain because I was mourning my friend, the late VC. My consolation is that it will help me to retain the memory of my friend, at least each time this issue comes to mind, I would remember it was the time my friend died. And that is what we are saying. Again the timing was very bad. Here is a community mourning the VC and just this devastating news again, it is bad.

Some people have argued that there is really no big deal about changing the name of the university and that the international community will easily adapt to the new name, what’s your take on this?

You ask me, what’s in a name and I tell you that everything is in a name. Name is everything. Your name is your identity. You change name to make products do well, if the university has not been doing well, if it has not been producing the kind of graduates we want, we can change the name to give us what we want but that is not the case here. Those who say there is nothing in a name are jokers. It will take another 50 years to adjust to this new name.

Let me share my personal experience, when I graduated from UNILAG in 1971, I went to the University of Waterloo in 1972. Each time I told them I was from UNILAG, they would say Oh; University of Lagos in Ibadan The only university they recognised then was the University of Ibadan and they refused to accept UNILAG as a separate university. It took long years of persistence to get the university recognised in the international community.

Why do you think the President’s decision is out of place?

The President is the one that talks about due process and the rule of law and in this case he has faulted himself. He didn’t go through due process. He didn’t consult with anybody, he didn’t consult with the university council, he didn’t consult with the university authorities, I am a stakeholder in this university, my reputation is based solely on this university, but I didn’t know anything about this. The late VC was my very close friend, if the President had consulted him, he would have told me. Nobody knew anything about this, even the military did not behave like this when they wanted to change the name of the University of Ife.

When the former military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida wanted to change the name of UNIFE, he consulted widely, he had a think tank and the people were consulted, the university authorities were aware, there was wide consultation, but there is nothing like that in this case. To me, this is a reflection of the level of disdain that our leaders have for us. I have never seen a father that renames his child on his 50th birthday. It is only in Nigeria that university names are changed. Where else does this happen? It does not happen in Canada, it does not happen in Europe,

But Harvard started as New College and renamed after British clergyman, John Harvard…

When was that? In 1639? Harvard was established in 1636. What about Cambridge, what about Oxford, these are universities established in the 12th century and they still retain their names. Oxford started in 872, Cambridge in 1209, we know the history of universities because we are in the business of running universities. This is what we do, universities are named after cities not after individuals, even when they are private institutions, they still name them after cities. UNILAG has historical background. I advise the President to just retrace his steps and concentrate on pressing issues in Nigeria.

What happens if the Federal Government refuses to revert to UNILAG?

The Federal Government can’t refuse. We are starting a legal process, this university has produced 120,000 graduates, we have friends in other universities who are against the government’s decision. This government belongs to all of us so it can’t impose an unpopular decision on us, we have friends outside Nigeria, we have friends in the academic community, we will also go through the National Assembly because we know that government cannot unilaterally change the name of the university because it was established by an Act of Parliament. If the National Assembly disappoints us, we will go through a referendum and I learnt we would need about 50,000 signatures. Our friends in and outside the country will support us. We know we would have the required signatures to upturn any unpleasant decision. That is the beauty of democracy. Democracy is good, it gives you the opportunity to challenge government’s decision.

What plans do you have to force government to accede to your demand?

Every legal step possible but all protests and violent demonstrations are not part of it. We won’t lose a life over this, that is why we are appealing to the students to be calm, they should stop their protests, we will fight for them, the alumni association is capable of fighting this battle, they should just face their studies. Personally, I want the students to go back to the class, I want the university to re-open, let the university keep to the academic calendar, we worked hard to enjoy the present academic stability we have.

Some people have also suggested that probably one of the newly created universities should have been named after Abiola, as a VC of one of these universities, what’s your take on this?

I have nothing against that, government can even name all the nine universities after Abiola to honour him, I have no problem with that because they are new and don’t have any identity yet, they can grow with the name and become a brand.

But the University of Ife was changed to Obafemi Awolowo University, what makes UNILAG special?

Like Prof. Wole Soyinka said, the fact that it was changed does not make it right but even at that the case of Ife is different from this. First, the university was established by the Western Region, by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Second, the university was changed during a military regime and you know in military there is no separation of power, the executive and legislature are embedded in one person. They rule by decree but in this case, we have a democratic government and decisions should be taken after due process. Nobody is saying Abiola should not be honoured but you can’t take an established brand to do that, it doesn’t make sense.

As a serving VC, don’t you think your comments on this matter could embarrass government?

That is the problem in Nigeria and that is why people don’t offer constructive suggestions, And that is why government treats us with disdain. That somebody is paying your salary does not mean that you cannot say what you feel about government’s action. It does not mean that I should keep quiet. All the international connection I have, my academic exploits are traceable to UNILAG, I was a VC here for seven years, I am a big stakeholder in this business.


http://www.punchng.com/education/universities-are-named-after-cities-not-individuals-ibidapo-obe/

He has made my day.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Orikinla(m): 1:07pm On Jun 08, 2012
LocalChamp: I almost died when Jonathan renamed UNILAG – Ibidapo-Obe
June 8, 2012 by Olabisi Deji-Folutile 15 Comments
A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and now Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, in this interview with Olabisi Deji-Folutile says universities are usually named after cities because they play historical roles

As a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, what is your opinion of the UNILAG brand?

The name, University of Lagos, is a global brand and it took many years of hard work to build this brand. It took us 50 years to develop the UNILAG brand. We have all worked very hard to get the university to its present status. I remember when I took over as the VC in 2000, I worked very hard to change the level of the university as Eko for Show to another level. I coined the slogan- the university of first choice and now the university is the university of first choice in Nigeria. The proof of that is that the university is the most subscribed university in Nigeria and 1/3 of candidates applying for the top courses choose UNILAG. UNILAG is the nation’s pride, we should develop and nurture it. Clearly you can put it side by side with any university in Africa.

How did you feel when you learnt about the change of name?

I almost died when I heard the announcement. The university community would have buried two people. It was really painful and for me it was double pain because I was mourning my friend, the late VC. My consolation is that it will help me to retain the memory of my friend, at least each time this issue comes to mind, I would remember it was the time my friend died. And that is what we are saying. Again the timing was very bad. Here is a community mourning the VC and just this devastating news again, it is bad.

Some people have argued that there is really no big deal about changing the name of the university and that the international community will easily adapt to the new name, what’s your take on this?

You ask me, what’s in a name and I tell you that everything is in a name. Name is everything. Your name is your identity. You change name to make products do well, if the university has not been doing well, if it has not been producing the kind of graduates we want, we can change the name to give us what we want but that is not the case here. Those who say there is nothing in a name are jokers. It will take another 50 years to adjust to this new name.

Let me share my personal experience, when I graduated from UNILAG in 1971, I went to the University of Waterloo in 1972. Each time I told them I was from UNILAG, they would say Oh; University of Lagos in Ibadan The only university they recognised then was the University of Ibadan and they refused to accept UNILAG as a separate university. It took long years of persistence to get the university recognised in the international community.

Why do you think the President’s decision is out of place?

The President is the one that talks about due process and the rule of law and in this case he has faulted himself. He didn’t go through due process. He didn’t consult with anybody, he didn’t consult with the university council, he didn’t consult with the university authorities, I am a stakeholder in this university, my reputation is based solely on this university, but I didn’t know anything about this. The late VC was my very close friend, if the President had consulted him, he would have told me. Nobody knew anything about this, even the military did not behave like this when they wanted to change the name of the University of Ife.

When the former military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida wanted to change the name of UNIFE, he consulted widely, he had a think tank and the people were consulted, the university authorities were aware, there was wide consultation, but there is nothing like that in this case. To me, this is a reflection of the level of disdain that our leaders have for us. I have never seen a father that renames his child on his 50th birthday. It is only in Nigeria that university names are changed. Where else does this happen? It does not happen in Canada, it does not happen in Europe,

But Harvard started as New College and renamed after British clergyman, John Harvard…

When was that? In 1639? Harvard was established in 1636. What about Cambridge, what about Oxford, these are universities established in the 12th century and they still retain their names. Oxford started in 872, Cambridge in 1209, we know the history of universities because we are in the business of running universities. This is what we do, universities are named after cities not after individuals, even when they are private institutions, they still name them after cities. UNILAG has historical background. I advise the President to just retrace his steps and concentrate on pressing issues in Nigeria.

What happens if the Federal Government refuses to revert to UNILAG?

The Federal Government can’t refuse. We are starting a legal process, this university has produced 120,000 graduates, we have friends in other universities who are against the government’s decision. This government belongs to all of us so it can’t impose an unpopular decision on us, we have friends outside Nigeria, we have friends in the academic community, we will also go through the National Assembly because we know that government cannot unilaterally change the name of the university because it was established by an Act of Parliament. If the National Assembly disappoints us, we will go through a referendum and I learnt we would need about 50,000 signatures. Our friends in and outside the country will support us. We know we would have the required signatures to upturn any unpleasant decision. That is the beauty of democracy. Democracy is good, it gives you the opportunity to challenge government’s decision.

What plans do you have to force government to accede to your demand?

Every legal step possible but all protests and violent demonstrations are not part of it. We won’t lose a life over this, that is why we are appealing to the students to be calm, they should stop their protests, we will fight for them, the alumni association is capable of fighting this battle, they should just face their studies. Personally, I want the students to go back to the class, I want the university to re-open, let the university keep to the academic calendar, we worked hard to enjoy the present academic stability we have.

Some people have also suggested that probably one of the newly created universities should have been named after Abiola, as a VC of one of these universities, what’s your take on this?

I have nothing against that, government can even name all the nine universities after Abiola to honour him, I have no problem with that because they are new and don’t have any identity yet, they can grow with the name and become a brand.

But the University of Ife was changed to Obafemi Awolowo University, what makes UNILAG special?

Like Prof. Wole Soyinka said, the fact that it was changed does not make it right but even at that the case of Ife is different from this. First, the university was established by the Western Region, by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Second, the university was changed during a military regime and you know in military there is no separation of power, the executive and legislature are embedded in one person. They rule by decree but in this case, we have a democratic government and decisions should be taken after due process. Nobody is saying Abiola should not be honoured but you can’t take an established brand to do that, it doesn’t make sense.

As a serving VC, don’t you think your comments on this matter could embarrass government?

That is the problem in Nigeria and that is why people don’t offer constructive suggestions, And that is why government treats us with disdain. That somebody is paying your salary does not mean that you cannot say what you feel about government’s action. It does not mean that I should keep quiet. All the international connection I have, my academic exploits are traceable to UNILAG, I was a VC here for seven years, I am a big stakeholder in this business.


http://www.punchng.com/education/universities-are-named-after-cities-not-individuals-ibidapo-obe/

He has made my day.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Orikinla(m): 1:07pm On Jun 08, 2012
LocalChamp: I almost died when Jonathan renamed UNILAG – Ibidapo-Obe
June 8, 2012 by Olabisi Deji-Folutile 15 Comments
A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and now Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, in this interview with Olabisi Deji-Folutile says universities are usually named after cities because they play historical roles

As a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, what is your opinion of the UNILAG brand?

The name, University of Lagos, is a global brand and it took many years of hard work to build this brand. It took us 50 years to develop the UNILAG brand. We have all worked very hard to get the university to its present status. I remember when I took over as the VC in 2000, I worked very hard to change the level of the university as Eko for Show to another level. I coined the slogan- the university of first choice and now the university is the university of first choice in Nigeria. The proof of that is that the university is the most subscribed university in Nigeria and 1/3 of candidates applying for the top courses choose UNILAG. UNILAG is the nation’s pride, we should develop and nurture it. Clearly you can put it side by side with any university in Africa.

How did you feel when you learnt about the change of name?

I almost died when I heard the announcement. The university community would have buried two people. It was really painful and for me it was double pain because I was mourning my friend, the late VC. My consolation is that it will help me to retain the memory of my friend, at least each time this issue comes to mind, I would remember it was the time my friend died. And that is what we are saying. Again the timing was very bad. Here is a community mourning the VC and just this devastating news again, it is bad.

Some people have argued that there is really no big deal about changing the name of the university and that the international community will easily adapt to the new name, what’s your take on this?

You ask me, what’s in a name and I tell you that everything is in a name. Name is everything. Your name is your identity. You change name to make products do well, if the university has not been doing well, if it has not been producing the kind of graduates we want, we can change the name to give us what we want but that is not the case here. Those who say there is nothing in a name are jokers. It will take another 50 years to adjust to this new name.

Let me share my personal experience, when I graduated from UNILAG in 1971, I went to the University of Waterloo in 1972. Each time I told them I was from UNILAG, they would say Oh; University of Lagos in Ibadan The only university they recognised then was the University of Ibadan and they refused to accept UNILAG as a separate university. It took long years of persistence to get the university recognised in the international community.

Why do you think the President’s decision is out of place?

The President is the one that talks about due process and the rule of law and in this case he has faulted himself. He didn’t go through due process. He didn’t consult with anybody, he didn’t consult with the university council, he didn’t consult with the university authorities, I am a stakeholder in this university, my reputation is based solely on this university, but I didn’t know anything about this. The late VC was my very close friend, if the President had consulted him, he would have told me. Nobody knew anything about this, even the military did not behave like this when they wanted to change the name of the University of Ife.

When the former military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida wanted to change the name of UNIFE, he consulted widely, he had a think tank and the people were consulted, the university authorities were aware, there was wide consultation, but there is nothing like that in this case. To me, this is a reflection of the level of disdain that our leaders have for us. I have never seen a father that renames his child on his 50th birthday. It is only in Nigeria that university names are changed. Where else does this happen? It does not happen in Canada, it does not happen in Europe,

But Harvard started as New College and renamed after British clergyman, John Harvard…

When was that? In 1639? Harvard was established in 1636. What about Cambridge, what about Oxford, these are universities established in the 12th century and they still retain their names. Oxford started in 872, Cambridge in 1209, we know the history of universities because we are in the business of running universities. This is what we do, universities are named after cities not after individuals, even when they are private institutions, they still name them after cities. UNILAG has historical background. I advise the President to just retrace his steps and concentrate on pressing issues in Nigeria.

What happens if the Federal Government refuses to revert to UNILAG?

The Federal Government can’t refuse. We are starting a legal process, this university has produced 120,000 graduates, we have friends in other universities who are against the government’s decision. This government belongs to all of us so it can’t impose an unpopular decision on us, we have friends outside Nigeria, we have friends in the academic community, we will also go through the National Assembly because we know that government cannot unilaterally change the name of the university because it was established by an Act of Parliament. If the National Assembly disappoints us, we will go through a referendum and I learnt we would need about 50,000 signatures. Our friends in and outside the country will support us. We know we would have the required signatures to upturn any unpleasant decision. That is the beauty of democracy. Democracy is good, it gives you the opportunity to challenge government’s decision.

What plans do you have to force government to accede to your demand?

Every legal step possible but all protests and violent demonstrations are not part of it. We won’t lose a life over this, that is why we are appealing to the students to be calm, they should stop their protests, we will fight for them, the alumni association is capable of fighting this battle, they should just face their studies. Personally, I want the students to go back to the class, I want the university to re-open, let the university keep to the academic calendar, we worked hard to enjoy the present academic stability we have.

Some people have also suggested that probably one of the newly created universities should have been named after Abiola, as a VC of one of these universities, what’s your take on this?

I have nothing against that, government can even name all the nine universities after Abiola to honour him, I have no problem with that because they are new and don’t have any identity yet, they can grow with the name and become a brand.

But the University of Ife was changed to Obafemi Awolowo University, what makes UNILAG special?

Like Prof. Wole Soyinka said, the fact that it was changed does not make it right but even at that the case of Ife is different from this. First, the university was established by the Western Region, by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Second, the university was changed during a military regime and you know in military there is no separation of power, the executive and legislature are embedded in one person. They rule by decree but in this case, we have a democratic government and decisions should be taken after due process. Nobody is saying Abiola should not be honoured but you can’t take an established brand to do that, it doesn’t make sense.

As a serving VC, don’t you think your comments on this matter could embarrass government?

That is the problem in Nigeria and that is why people don’t offer constructive suggestions, And that is why government treats us with disdain. That somebody is paying your salary does not mean that you cannot say what you feel about government’s action. It does not mean that I should keep quiet. All the international connection I have, my academic exploits are traceable to UNILAG, I was a VC here for seven years, I am a big stakeholder in this business.


http://www.punchng.com/education/universities-are-named-after-cities-not-individuals-ibidapo-obe/

He has made my day.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by tpia5: 1:08pm On Jun 08, 2012
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Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by soapdish(f): 1:18pm On Jun 08, 2012
solomon111: What a load of bull$hit!
Are you the one funding unilag?
You are screaming legal terms that you dont know the meaning.
Who told you that it is no longer unilag?
It was only a preposition by Gej,and he has done it the right and lawful way,by sending it to the house of reps.
So,until they ratify it,the name still remain unilag.

Instead,of lobbying the house of reps,you are busy typing incoherent rubbish.
I feel so sorry for you, Pipsqueak.
In your illiterate mind, GEJ ought to change the name first before sending the bill to the NA. Your display of ignorance is over whelming, fool. Thank God you were refused admission into Unilag, you don't have what it takes to be an Akokite.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Victorsky(m): 1:21pm On Jun 08, 2012
UNILAG ranked 38th in Africa!!!! and prof is talking about a brand...a failed brand
University of Ile-ife was renamed to Obafemi awolowo univeristy
Edo state University was renanamed to Prof Ambrose Alli University
NOW, unilag RENAMED maul.....WHAT IS WRONG.

If you don't like the name go to other universities.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by freecocoa(f): 1:50pm On Jun 08, 2012
Which kind auxiliary prof be this one?

Almost died cos of the renaming of unilag,had it been he died,God sef will be angry at him for dying for such nonsense.


You can still die sha,e never late.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Jonzingmaster(m): 1:51pm On Jun 08, 2012
If u like,go hug transformer..sir bt UNILAG is nw MAULAG...lwtmb o
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Tonitelli: 1:53pm On Jun 08, 2012
@solomon111..forgive me,but I do not understand why u would call a persons post a load of bullshit, and call odas nitwits,just for pointing out that u don't put the cart before the horse..u are here tellin us it was a 'preposition' by Jonathan...what the beep does dat mean?
I don't care much for all this talk abt unilateral being a brand,but the fact still remains that a mistake was made in the renaming..he should have consulted,sent it to the national assembly etc before getting up on national television to talk..I am not a jona-hater,I just believe he's surrounded by incompetent people who are supposed to help him think..it's unfortunate that he surrounded himself with these crappy people,but the buck lies on his table cos the power to send dem packin is still his...hence when he does something the wrong way,he receives knocks..cos when he does something good,the praise is solely his!
So please call a spade a spade...anyone can make a mistake..but please let's not fold our arms and say it wasn't cos it's the president.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by iykak47: 2:11pm On Jun 08, 2012
In four days time June 12 will be 'celebrated', am looking forward to hear from those hypocrites who are behind Epetedo Declaration that claimed the life of Abiola,instead of fighting some of them went into exile through Cotonou apiam way.
They still pretend they love Abiola, but are kicking against renaming of Unilag after him.
Before it was 'Jonathan is not following due process', now that the bill has been sent to National Assembly, they are still whining.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by rolchi(m): 3:17pm On Jun 08, 2012
Thank God...Prof. Obe did not die oh!
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by tessyade: 3:18pm On Jun 08, 2012
Am not in support of the president's intention but i think its unfortunate for a professor to say he almost died because of change of university name. He didnt "almost die" because of the rot in the education sector or even the economy of nigeria why because of name change? I guess there is more to this name than we know.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by NovusHomo: 3:18pm On Jun 08, 2012
Of all the problems plaguing Nigeria, its citizens are so concerned about the renaming of a University. As for the so-called stakeholders, the biggest one is the one that funds the University. You people (especially the young and vibrant, but misguided students)should march on Abuja to demand change in all facets of the Nigeria nation. Instead of demanding electricity, good roads, potable water, and even more funds for education, people are yelling themselves hoarse over a non-issue. ARISE, O COMPATRIOTS!
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by BaBaMike: 3:27pm On Jun 08, 2012
Kudos To Oga GEJ .... Mr. Ibidapo Obe, Oh, Sorry.Unce Ibidapo Obe, Why almost died?? You should have died by now.

Well let me quickly add my contribution before those that will derial us from the thread enters here.I just don't see any big deal in Renaming UNILAG I wonder why people are sentimental about the renaming. What is wrong in a change of name or is it because it is ABIOLA? ? ? A lot of times in history countries do change name, Renaming UNILAG as MKO is not bad at all. My advice for Students of the University of Lagos, now Moshood Abiola ... MAU, Pls My Brothers And Sisters make sure that u achieve your aim. .... please don't fight 4 dis little matter ... eschew violence and embrace peace ...
That is my advice. UP MAU.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by iykak47: 3:30pm On Jun 08, 2012
soapdish:
I feel so sorry for you, Pipsqueak.
In you illiterate mind, GEJ ought to change the name first before sending the bill to the NA. Your display of ignorance is over whelming, fool. Thank God you were refused admission into Unilag, you don't have what it takes to be an Akokites.
The president action is within the law. Even Obama has made some pronouncements and later sent the bill to the parliament for ratification,the appointment of Gen. David Petraeus as US war commander in Afghanistan in 2010 is one example,it took about a week after his appointment by Obama before the Senate ratify it. Some of Nigerian lawyers who are supposed to know better are not helping matters.

Many Nigerians prefare to follow the crowd instead of doing some little research.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by calaharry: 3:47pm On Jun 08, 2012
[b][/b]Good defence from prof we shall overcome. Are we sure gej is not in good terms with late prof shofoluwe? Why now? Otherwise What has gej gained now from this confusion
or it is an to keep nigerians arguing about uneccessary issue dt should never have arisen?
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by soapdish(f): 3:50pm On Jun 08, 2012
iykak47: The president action is within the law. Even Obama has made some pronouncements and later sent the bill to the parliament for ratification,the appointment of Gen. David Petraeus as US war commander in Afghanistan in 2010 is one example,it took about a week after his appointment by Obama before the Senate ratify it. Some of Nigerian lawyers who are supposed to know better are not helping matters.

Many Nigerians prefare to follow the crowd instead of doing some little research.
Mr. Researcher who doesn't follow the crowd, please carry out further research and address us on the proper procedure for the amendment of Acts of Parliament/ National Assembly and relate that to the example you cited above.
I can't even begin to argue with you because you are so clueless.

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Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by DereI(f): 3:50pm On Jun 08, 2012
gregg2: Prof is just selfish. That his personal achievement will
be affected by the name change doesn't mean a thing.
UNILAG or MAULAG whatever, is FG's property.
National interest overrides personal interest.

. Are u serious? Where's d national interest in d change of unilag's name? Has it been of any good to u? Whereas our nation is undergoing a lot of challengess..ouur presido is busy changing names of university... Na wa o
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by Xaurel(f): 3:52pm On Jun 08, 2012
Reference:

Well then just call it rebranding and instead of bickering quickly lift the standards before the next ratings are out. Welcome to the season of rebranding.
. Who needs rebrandingwe need good airplanes!!
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by israelbenzion: 4:10pm On Jun 08, 2012
solomon111: Who told you that it is no longer unilag?

until they ratify it,the name still remain unilag.


The only sensible tin u hv ever said.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by iykak47: 4:30pm On Jun 08, 2012
soapdish:
Mr. Researcher who doesn't follow the crowd, please carry out further research and address us on the proper procedure for the amendment of Acts of Parliament/ National Assembly and relate that to the example you cited above.
I can't even begin to argue with you because you are so clueless.
Dont you think the word 'clueless' is becoming boring these days, why can't you come up with another word,is it because you are follow follow.
Unilag Kezarya i know how you feel, with this new name market don spoil, but dont worry with time customers go understand gringringrin
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by soapdish(f): 4:54pm On Jun 08, 2012
iykak47: Dont you think the word 'clueless' is becoming boring these days, why can't you come up with another word,is it because you are follow follow.
Unilag Kezarya i know how you feel, with this new name market don spoil, but dont worry with time customers go understand gringringrin
I'm still waiting for the result of your research though I strongly believe that you don't know, infact you don't have any CLUE about research talk more of engaging in one. You need to go back to Primary School,pathetic Looserrrr. Its not Unilag's fault that you couldn't pass their POST UME. Get over it already.
Re: I Almost Died When Jonathan Renamed Unilag – Former Unilag Vc Ibidapo-obe by maigaskiya1: 5:10pm On Jun 08, 2012
musiwa,.,:
unilag brand name. now unilag have no more reputation.... their rating will drop so bad.. a name of university is important even in getting a job... now how malolag na bad name, my brother.

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