Tuesday, November 12, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: FORMER ASUU PRESIDENT FESTUS IYAYI IS DEAD!
Dr. Festus Iyayi, is dead. He died this
morning in a car crash on his way to
Kano to participate in tomorrow's
National Executive Council Meeting of
the Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASSU) expected to declare an end to
the five-month strike that has
paralysed academic activities on
Nigeria's university campuses.
Born in 1947, in Ugbegun in Ishan, Edo
State, Dr. Iyayi was president of ASSU
from 1986, but in 1988, the union was
briefly banned and Iyayi was detained.
A well-known author with four books to
his credit (Violence, The Contract,
Heroes, and Awaiting Court Martial), Dr.
Iyayi in 1988 won the Commonwealth
Prize for Literature for his book Heroes.