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Former ASUU President Prof Iyayi Dies On His Way To National Congress

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has lost one of its prominent members, Festus Iyayi.

Iyayi was killed when a car in the convoy of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, rammed into his vehicle near Lokoja in Kogi State.

He was on his way to the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUU, where the members were to discuss the latest offer by President Jonathan to end the lingering strike by the union, after branches of the union have discussed the offer at their various institutions. 

ASUU President Dr. Nasir Fagge confirmed his death, saying the sad news was broken to the union a few hours ago.

The professor died on a failed portion of a  Nigerian highway around Lokoja in Kogi state according to ASUU, SaharaReporters reports. 

A police source as well as an eyewitness told SaharaReporters that Mr. Iyayi died instantly at the scene of the ghastly accident.

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30 Comments

  1. Tee

    November 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    So so sadden! May his soul rest in peace

  2. Goddy Jack

    November 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Painful exit of an icon, may his soul RIP
    My condolence to his beloved family, all ASUU members and to my fellow Aluta’s.

  3. Adebisi Timothy

    November 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    May his soul rest in peace!

  4. Mphlex

    November 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    May his soul rest in perfect peace.I dont think the strike will end this year with this bad occurrence

  5. dee dee

    November 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Double wahala for dead body..and d owner of dead body…may his soul RIP..ASUU settling one issue..and anoda comes up..na wah oo..Naija..

  6. Sammy

    November 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Can we all see the end of the of the wicked ones? The talent that he should have passed to the students before he died will now be burried with him what a lesson to other lecturers…… Let the party continue pls.

    • Boni

      November 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Sammy, ask God to forgive you for your unfortunate comment regarding the death of Prof Iyayi, otherwise you will die the same way!

  7. Omah Ambrose E

    November 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Prof. May u fine rest in the lord amen! And may the cause u were fighting for, recieves it porpose amen!

  8. Uma

    November 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    ASSU pls receive my heartfelt, sympathise wth the family.

  9. Bankysam

    November 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Sammy why are u so heartless,did the man planned for his sudden death.May God forgive u on what u have comment

  10. Damos

    November 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    .Rest in Peace

  11. sammyjakes

    November 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    RIP Bro… Such is life!!!

  12. Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu

    November 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    May the soul of this great comrade, celebrated social activist, ASUU former National President, gifted writer, Commonwealth prize winner for literature, erudite Professor of Business Administration, rest in perfect peace, in Jesus name, Amen. You lived a good and exemplary life and died prosecuting a good fight for the benefit of education in Nigeria. You shall be sorely missed! Adieu, Prof !!

  13. Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu

    November 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    May the soul of this great comrade, celebrated social activist, ASUU former National President, gifted writer, Commonwealth prize winner for literature, erudite Professor of Business Administration, rest in perfect peace, in Jesus name, Amen. You lived a good and exemplary life and died prosecuting a good fight for the benefit of education in Nigeria. Professor Festus Iyayi, you shall be sorely missed! Adieu, Prof !!

  14. Moses Chendo

    November 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Goodnight Comrade.

  15. Dave

    November 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Am sure Jonathan is nw hapi. Shey dis is wat he wanted? Wicked ppl. May his gentle soul R.I.P

  16. xammy

    November 13, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Asuu call of your strike otherwise more of your members will keep dying…….

  17. Tytus Monday Dape

    November 13, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Rip, our dear prof iyayi. We can see the list of casualties of the asuu strike is growing by the day; both physically and psychologically. Also our bad roads and reckless driving of escorts of govt personalities are a thing of concern.

  18. Iteh sunday

    November 13, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Accept my condolence ASUU

  19. Goddy Ehis

    November 13, 2013 at 6:35 am

    The dance just begins. You people think you’re doing GEJ. More will still go.

  20. R i p

    November 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  21. Sana

    November 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Sammy, ps learn 2 tink b4 u tuk, it culd happen 2 ur father or anyone close 2 u.tnx

  22. Sana

    November 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Sammy, ps learn 2 tink b4 u tuk, it culd happen 2 ur father or anyone close 2 u.tnx. RIP prof,we luv u but God luvs u best.NASELS wil mis u greatly.

  23. Chukwukere Onyekachi Light

    November 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

    May your soul find repose in the bosom of your creator.

  24. Aky

    November 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Sammy ,You are a useless person ,Learn to think ,you fool ,moron ,You are a childish person ,How can you say that ,Wasn’t he going to a meeting to resolve the strike matter ,May God not allow it to happen to you

  25. Emeka Oguzie

    November 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    The great man is dead for the sake of this nation. i believe he will be remembered for his efforts to address the problem in education sector.

  26. Timoo

    November 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

    rest in peace comrade iyayi,may be he was going with d intention of calling of the strike so the union (ASSU) should honour him my calling off the strike.

  27. Timoo

    November 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The country has witness lancinating loss of another stentorian voice,(comrade prof iyayi) against retrograde and prebendal forces of primitive mercantilism.That he passed through transition on matters pro bono publico,bears eloquent testimony to our state of dystopia.Such is the evanescence of life.Its all vanitas vanitatum….”

  28. Winner

    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    May ur soul RIP bt d little strike is now complex u knw, if settled since wud v nt resulted 2 ds bt God knws best. Kipin students 4 closely 5 months if gud wickedness, n knw body shud insult sammy make ur own comment,..

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8

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