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Did you Miss the UNILAG “No light, No water” Drama? Watch “Akah Bants” to Know what Really Happened

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A new episode of Akah Bants is out and he talks about the “No Water & No Power”  issue at the University of Lagos.

Akah Nnani unravels the unfolding drama in University of Lagos, one of Nigeria’s top public universities, which just recently shutdown its campus activities and forcefully sent its students home (click here if you missed it).

Students protested as there had been no light and no water but there was constant light for the administrators. Out of frustration they even unplugged the generator of the “Senate building” – where the admin is.

There is always electricity on the weekends, when students need it less. There’s also hardly any running water.

Also, students are only allowed to buy drinking water from UNILAG (no external water brands) but it’s not always available, and is relatively expensive.

Watch Akah talk to a UNILAG student about how it all unfolded below:

 

7 Comments

  1. Miss Shee

    April 16, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Akah, I love you oooo. Chinekeee.

  2. Sammy

    April 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Akah. Hahahahaha. The UNILAG shii was jes fun lol

  3. Tosin

    April 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

    what’s the resolution?

  4. Simi

    April 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! Heard the news and didn’t give it any mind but listening to this, it really is a repeat of January 2005 scenario at the same UNILAG. They had us using the street lights to read for exams, carrying buckets on our heads from Water Corporation to Moremi, not able to cook or iron etc.

    When we protested in the exact same manner after attempts at dialogue did not work (i.e the guys came to get girls out of the hostel at about 5am and then took the fight to the VC and DSA’s house), they called in MOPOL to chase us out of school using tear gas, and then shut down the school for 3 months. After which they ask us all to re-register and pay for damages to school property (10k each from almost 38, 000 students). It was reported that the money was then used to build those nasty little gatehouses, compensation to the VC and DSA and student cars were restricted to certain parts of the campus. Also, they suspended the SUG, curtailed library privileges and the liberty to stay on campus past 6pm.

    Still the monopoly you now speak of baffles me. They definitely shouldn’t have a monopoly on pure water. Wetin concern students with all the different money-making ventures the administration has? Make a good product and I am sure you can market it even outside the school.

    Long story, but it is sad to know that nothing has changed and if anything it has become worse. When will Nigeria stop punishing its youth for the simple crime of being young without a voice.

    Finally, one must always listen to both sides of a story oh. See me feeling when I first heard of this incident, that the students were being funny. Cause after all, with the current fuel crisis, there is no light or water (in most places) offcampus too. Ki Olorun dariji wa.

  5. DAME

    April 18, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I think the school authorities have this kind of leverage because they know they students do not exactly speak with one voice and no strong union.
    Uniben 2009, i woke uo from hall1 and heard hall 4 boys protesting that they had no flowing water, welll hall 1 and 2 had water so i was already on my way to class but knowing UNIBEN students and our strong student union, they guys came out with towels on their waist and some girls followed …long story cut short…by 2pm on my way from faculty i passed through law…i saw a borehole company already drilling a borehole infront of hall 4…same day….
    Another incident happened, on Founders day, James Ibori was scheduled to come and give a speech on Corruption or something related……..lol….this is my best tale of student unionism

    we were in class and started hearing chants , SUG President came and said no lectures all students should proceed home or to the main gate, MAIN GATE HAD BEEN PADLOCKED….VC and the “Dignitaries” were locked outside…the students told the VC to go back and tell Ibori he was not welcome in UNIBEN, he cannot come and give a speech on corruption or anything at all…..VC begged tired for where….case closed….

    What am i saying, ALL STUDENTS HAVE TO ACT AS ONE…..whether you live off campus, or in the hostel, what affects one …affects all
    also, the SUG have to really have the students welfare in mind…if not that’s a deeper problem as they would sell you out sharply
    That why i do not like the NANS union, they are a bloody sell out…JUDE IMAGWE….as a NANS member i remember him cruising in his 2 door car , customized plate number in UNIBEN and never did anything useful only to arrange girls for government party…it paid off for him tho, he was an SA in the Jonathan admin,……sad sad sad

    Oh well, i wish UNILAG students all the best.
    sorry for the long epistle , it just felt so good to reminisce on the past lol

    • Dee

      April 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

      LOL… I enjoyed your comment. The part about Ibori trying to make a speech on corruption is hilarious. The irony!

  6. Hello Akah

    April 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Please can someone tell Akah to contact this email [email protected]. I think he’ll be great for a strategy I’m working on for my organization.

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