by Hauwa Gambo
This couldn’t be helped. This morning, by presidential fiat, His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan, changed the name of one of Nigeria’s federal universities from the University of Lagos to the Moshood Abiola University Lagos (not to be confused with the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, of course).
Twitter went mad following the news – and we bring you 10 of the best!
@plastiQQ: From a branding perspective: UniLag aristos have to crash their prices. The new name doesn’t suggest sophistication. Lmao!
@toluogunlesi U’re here protesting name change, m’while ur parents are drafting $$ proposals to supply new ID cards, letterheads, etc #MAUL
@Chude: Dear Mr. President, NO! I do not want to be alumnus of a school called Moshood Abiola University. University of Lagos suits me just fine.
@ikhide: @elrufai should not put his mouth in this MAUL or MALU wahala! The bulldozer of Abuja is talking! He muse have amnesia!
@omojuwa: If UNILAG rejected you, the best punishment is to rename it MAUL when you become president. Well done sir.”…Japh, are you sure?
@idrisayobello Only GEJ could honor MKO and still get it wrong! I am sure OBJ is laughing away in Ota.
@RalphHephzy MAUL (to attack and injure,touch unpleasantly,criticize,defeat easily) is now the official name of a University in Nigeria.
@WilDeji: UI = Lamidi Adedibu University aka lau lau!!”
@Temite: “The Moshood Abiola University, formerly known as University of Lagos and popularly known as Unilag.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshood_Abiola_University It is finished!
@segundemuren If Havard or Howard decided to change their names to MLK University, they’ll get protesters too. It’s not about MLK, it’s much more.
And this was so, we had to add as a PostScript!
“@omojuwa: Unilag chicks have transformed to Abiola Babes according to reports. Old documents are now irrelevant.”