Unilag protests day 2: Pregnant woman goes into labour at 3rd Mainland Bridge

by Stanley Azuakola

Not even the Lagos rains have been able to quench the resolve of the Unilag protesters who are still protesting government’s decision to change the name of their university to Moshood Abiola University.

There was no shortage of drama today as the students occupied the Lagos 3rd Mainland Bridge. In the absence of headline entertainers à la “Occupy Nigeria,” the students took to entertaining themselves by playing games and singing on the bridge.

A pregnant lady who went into labour on the bridge was rushed to the hospital.

The students had earlier divided themselves into groups, with one group staying behind to man the university gate and the other marching on to the 3rd Mainland Bridge. There was heavy vehicular traffic as a result around the university environs from Abule Oja down towards Bariga.

Students of the International School Lagos (ISL), the secondary school located within the university campus, were denied entry into the school premises by the protesters.

Some diploma students of the university, who defied the protesters by going to class, had their lectures disrupted by the protesters.  Also, some protesters at the bridge were dispatched to the Medical School at Idi-araba when they learned that the medical students were attending lectures.

The protest continues.

(With contributions from our campus reporters Odia and Omotola Sangofadeji)

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