LASU Gets Substantive Vice Chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso and made available to University Times International (UTI) Thursday. The professor of Physiology and former acting vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, “was appointed following recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.”…

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Omomeewa: We want full autopsy, immortalise ex-LASU activist, NANS, ERC, tell Gov. Sanwo-Olu

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Education Right Campaign, both of LASU chapter are demanding an autopsy of Nurudeen Alowonle an ex-LASU activist, popularly called Omomeewa, who was killed by unknown gunmen around Egbeda Igando road in Lagos State on Wednesday last week. National Association of Nigerian Students particularly, is asking the Lagos State government to immortalise the deceased for the various roles he played in kicking against oppressive government and ensuring the masses have right to affordable education.  The union is equally asking government for an all-inclusive…

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Killer(s) of Omomeewa must be arrested, prosecuted –ERC Insists

By Opeyemi Babalola Education Rights Campaign (ERC), has insisted on the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators behind the killing of Comrade Nurudeen Alowonle alias Omomeewa, who was killed on Wednesday night after appearing before a panel at the Lagos State University (LASU) over alleged admission racketeering and unlawful possession of university documents. University Times International (UTI) had reported how the former LASU Students’ Union presidential aspirant was allegedly shot dead while in company of a senior assistant registrar, Waheed Majekodunmi, simply identified as Majek. Several controversial reactions allegedly linking…

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LASU denies involvement in former SU aspirant’s death

… Tributes keep flowing over the deceased By Opeyemi Babalola Tributes and a series of controversial reactions have continued to trail the death of the graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU), Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle, alias Omomeewa, who was reportedly shot dead on Wednesday by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen near the school main gate in Ojo, Lagos. University Times International gathered that the former Lagos State University students’ union presidential aspirant was allegedly shot dead at about 10 pm on Wednesday while in company of a Senior Assistant Registrar, Waheed Majekodunmi,…

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AD Scientific Index Ranking: LASUCOM Is Nigeria’s Best College Of Medicine; LASU Second Best State University

From Gazellenews.com The Lagos State University (LASU) continues to receive rave reviews and positive ranking among its counterparts in Nigeria, reports The Gazelle News.com. In the latest AD Scientific Index Ranking, the University excelled on two fronts making it one of the very best in the country.In the ranking of top 50 universities in Nigeria in terms of quality of scientists, the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) emerged the best College of Medicine in Nigeria ranking 15th best in Nigeria. In actual fact, LASUCOM was the only College…

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The LASU imbroglio: what Sanwoolu must do

Cheta Nwanze, Contributor Academia is meant to be a community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship, and thrives on academic freedom and contestation of ideas. It is a community that’s expected to express its scholastic ideas without risk of official interference or professional disadvantage. Such ideals are expected to dwell in an environment that breathes freedom. Recently, these cherished values have come under severe threat in Nigerian universities. Patron-client politics have crept into the ivory tower such that it’s only a matter of time before the citadel…

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