UNILAG: 30 SANs To Engage FG In Court Over Name Change


About thirty Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) including former NBA President, Chief Wole Olanipekun, have been hired by Alumni of University of Lagos to battle the Federal Government over the change of name of the premier institution to Moshood Abiola University of Lagos.

At a briefing in Lagos, President UNILAG alumni association, Prof. Olaide Abass, said “I want to assure all and sundry that UNILAG will always be UNILAG, irrespective of efforts being made to repeal the act establishing the institution at the National Assembly. Already, we have hired 30 Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who have offered to pursue the issue free of charge. The legal team is being led by Chief Wole Olanipekun”.

It would be recalled that on October 1, 2012 during an Independence Day broadcast, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the renaming of UNILAG to Moshood Abiola University in honour and celebration of acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential elections, late Chief Moshood Abiola.


  1. English club Chelsea have dropped their Nigeria international Victor Moses from the squad to face Sparta Prague in their Europa League tie on Thursday. The Nigeria international had been quickly recalled for the trip to the Czech Republic which forced him to travel back to England from South Africa instead of heading to Abuja with his teammates.

    But Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has carefully avoided making the same mistake as Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, who played Efe Ambrose against Juventus two days after the Africa Cup of Nations final match against Burkina Faso in South Africa.

    Ambrose, who only arrived in Glasgow on match day, turned out a huge deficit to Celtic despite his sterling performance for Nigeria in South Africa. Lennon would admit on Wednesday that he took “a gamble” by fielding Ambrose.

    Even though Mikel Obi and Moses were initially in the game plan, Chelsea later exempted Mikel but finally left out Moses who only arrived in London on Tuesday for the Wednesday flight to Prague.