Here is another great news Finally, The Nigerian Senate has despite many numerous protests, has approved the renaming of the University of Lagos [UNILAG] to the Moshood Abiola University of Lagos [MAULAG].

As we already know, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the name change of unilag on democracy day May 29th, 2012 during his address to the nation. His decision to rename the University of Lagos after MKO Abiola the winner of the 1993 election was hailed by some but sparked a huge protest in the University of Lagos with students angrily opposing the change of their institutions name.

From our source, the Senates has approved the renaming bill which was sent earlier in the week by President Goodluck Jonathan to bypass any embarrassing rejection of the name-change in what many Nigerians saw as illegal and unconstitutional even with some supporters of the renaming calling it as ill-timed or politically motivated.

Although The Nigerian Senate is on recess, the bill had been passed without delay but the Senate will make it publicly known after its members return from recess.
Other institutions that were renamed in the same bill sent to the Senate were the Federal University of Technology Umudike which was renamed to the Michael Okpara University, Umudike and the Federal Univeristy of Technology, Yola renamed to the Modibbo Adamawa University.(modadau?) how is it pronounced?

A law suit has been filed by students of the University of Lagos (Unilag) asking that the name-change was unconstitutional as it initially was done without parliamentary approval.

A hearing date for the matter has not been fixed by the Court yet.

Now, will the name be reverted back to the university of lagos? Only time will tell.

Source: Punch Newspaper.