Thursday, 23 January 2014

Lagos State University shuts down indefinitely

The management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has closed the
state-owned university indefinitely following what it termed 'violent
protest by the students".

This decision was contained in a bulletin, dated 23rd January, 2013,
titled LASU management Closes University indefinitely.

The statement reads, "In the wake of the violent protest by some
affected students of Lagos State University (LASU) over the closure of
the university portal for registration of courses for rain semester
2012/2013 examination, the university management has decided to shut
down the university indefinitely. Also, examinations have been put off
till further notice.

With this decision, students are expected to vacate the university
premises until further notice".

It will be recalled that the students staged a peaceful protest on
Wednesday, 22nd January over the closure of the portal but the protest
became violent on Thursday.

This came a day after the Speaker of the Lagos State House of
Assembly; Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji lauded the students' union for
using the e-voting system to elect their officers and advised the
Prof. Jega led Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to take a cue
from the students and organize a credible e-voting elections in the
country comes 2015.


GHOST ship crewed only by CANNIBAL rats feared to be heading for Britain'

The hulk of cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has been adrift in the North
Atlantic since 2012 with nothing on board but hungry vermin
Ghost Ship Lyubov Orlova
A GHOST ship crewed only by CANNIBAL rats is feared to be heading for Britain.

The hulk of cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has been adrift in the North
Atlantic for the past year after being cut loose off the coast of

But now coastguards are reportedly worried the recent storms may have
driven her thousands of miles towards our own coastline.

The 300ft vessel, built 40 years ago in the Soviet Union, has nothing
aboard but packs of disease-ridden rodents who are forced to prey on
one another to survive.

Her current position is unknown despite several high-level searches.

Last year satellites picked up an unidentified blip off Scotland large
enough to be the ship — but search planes found nothing.

As well as the authorities, salvage hunters — after the 4,250-ton
vessel's £600,000 value as scrap — are scouring the seas for any trace
of her.

They believe the liner is still afloat because its life-raft
transmitters have not been activated.

If the ship makes landfall it is likely to be on the west coast of
Ireland, Scotland or the far southern tip of England.

One searcher, Belgian Pim de Rhoodes, told The Sun: "She is floating
around out there somewhere.

"There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other.

"If I get aboard I'll have to lace everywhere with poison."

Named after a Russian actress, the Lyubov Orlova carried up to 110
passengers to destinations across the globe, including the polar

However, in 2010 she was impounded in Newfoundland, Canada in a row
over debts and deserted by her unpaid crew.

After two years tied up in port, the decision was taken to tow her to
the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean where she would be scrapped.

But in heavy seas, the tow-line to a tug broke, prompting the Canadian
government to send out another ship to drag her far out to sea and
release her.

"There have been huge storms in recent months but it takes a lot to
sink a vessel as big as that," said Irish coastguard chief Chris

"We must stay vigilant."
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