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Former ASUU President, Prof. Festus Iyayi dies In Car Crash

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The latest news reaching us is that the Former president of the Association of Senior Staff of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Festus Iyayi is dead. He died Today, tuesday 12th November, 2013 in a ghastly car crash on his way to Kano to participate in tomorrow’s National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) expected to declare an end to the over 4-month strike. ASUU President Dr. Nasir Fagge confirmed his death to newsmen. He said the sad news was broken to the union a few hours ago.

Ex-ASUU President, Festus Iyayi, dies in auto crash
Prof. Fetus Iyayi Background
Prof. Iyayi was president of ASUU from 1986 to 1988. He was born in 1947, in Ugbegun, Ishan, Edo State. In 1968, he left the shores of Nigeria to pursue his higher education, obtaining a M.Sc in Industrial Economics from the Kiev Institute of Economics, in the former U.S.S.R., and then his Ph.D from the University of Bradford, England.

In 1980, he went back to Benin and became a lecturer in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Benin. A well known author, with four books to his credit (Violence, The Contract, Heroes, and Awaiting Court Martial), Prof. Iyayi won the Commonwealth Prize for Literature for his book Heroes in 1988.
May his soul rest in Peace. Amen.


The latest report reaching us is that Professor Festus Iyayi didn’t die by Car Accident, rather he was killed by the policemen of kogi’s governor convoy… you can read more about this HERE