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COURT STOPS AMOSUN FROM SCRAPPING TASUED

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Giving the  order, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, who granted the order in a motion on notice filed by some students of the institution, said the state governor, state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice as well as  lawmakers and the National Universities Commission, NUC, had been restrained.

Ofili-Ajumogobia said further action should be stopped on the attempt by the state government to scrap  TASUED pending the determination of the suit.

The judge said: 'All actions on the merger of the third (TASUED) and fifth (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) defendants be and are hereby suspended until the final determination of the Motion on Notice dated February 9, 2012.'

In the suit, the plaintiffs, include Adewunmi Michael Tosin, Olayemi Alaka Bose, Salaudeen Kazeem Olamilekan, Abiodun Sunday and Uthman Tajudeen Olusegun in the case filed on behalf of the students and Alumni of TASUED.

Defendants/respondents are the governor, Attorney-General, TASUED, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, TASUED Branch, Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye, Tai Solarin College of Education, NUC and Ogun State House of Assembly.

A copy of the court order obtained yesterday indicated that the presiding judge granted some of the reliefs sought by the applicants following a motion exparte filed on their behalf by their counsel, A.A.Ogunba, on February 9, 2012.

The order was granted on February 15, 2012 and the court  however fixed the  hearing on the matter to March 27, 2012.