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After 5 years, UNILAG finally reinstates suspended student activist

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In what may be considered a victory at last, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has reinstated a student activist, Adeyeye Olorunfemi who was rusticated by the university authorities in 2016.

The embattled Adeyeye, a student of the department of building, had bagged a four-semester suspension for his role in a students protests of April 6 and 8, 2016 — which would later result in the indefinite suspension of the student union body by the management.

UNILAG authorities also accused the activist was also accused of criticising their leadership in an article tilted: The Senate of the University of Lagos; a Conglomeration of Academic Ignorami, which he published on Facebook.

Adeyeye’s suspension was met with harsh criticisms from civic groups and student organisations who condemned the victimisation of the student.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, in September 2018, the management, in a letter addressed to the embattled student activist, stated that he has been reinstated. They would later contradict themselves after issuing another letter issued in the same month, inviting Adeyeye to face another disciplinary board.

The newspaper, in another report, disclosed that the activist honoured the invitation, and was still unable to register for his courses due to the deactivated of his student portal.

However, BlackBox Nigeria gathered that Adeyeye’s student portal has finally been activated. He recently took to his Facebook page to share a snapshot of his profile, affirming his reabsorption into the institution.

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