Authorities Shut UNILAG

Authorities Shut UNILAG

Authorities have shut the University of Lagos, Akoka for two weeks following a second straight day of protests by students following the renaming of the institution.

President Goodluck Jonathan had during his Democracy Day broadcast, announced that the 50-year-old institution will now be called the Moshood Abiola University in honour of Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election.

However, since the announcement was made Tuesday students have been up in arms and on Wednesday morning caused heavy traffic in the Lagos metropolis after they blocked the Third Mainland Bridge.

It took the intervention of senior police officers and university officials before the students agreed to remove the barricades blocking the ever busy highway.

University authorities apparently in an attempt to douse passions, consequently ordered students off the campus, which will remain shut for two weeks.

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