By Zamiyat Abubakar


Facebook has featured projects by students of the American University of Nigeria, AUN as case studies on its newly launched counterspeech platform,

The new platform, which is part of Facebook’s contributions to the industry-led Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), contains resources and tips for activists to learn how to counter hate speech, violence and extremism in their local communities.



Yvan Kamanzi          

The Emergency Response Unit of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), last Tuesday, saved the life of a student (names withheld), who collapsed in the class during lectures.

The incident, which took place at Classroom 16 at about 1.50 pm, threw students, staff and faculty into confusion.

Swarms of security guards rushed into the Robert Pastor Library’s lobby to save the student’s life.

But the situation changed when the Emergency Response Unit of the university came in with an ambulance and took the victim to the clinic.

A witness told CMD correspondent the student reported normal for class but just as lecture was underway, she fell and gasped for breath.

“She was screaming and gasping for breath,” the witness said, adding, “we were all terrified because we thought she was going to die.”

“Students scampered to save her life but the medic team soon arrived and resuscitated her before transporting her to the clinic.”

After she was admitted and placed under observation, our correspondent visited the clinic and sought to speak with her.

She, however, sought permission from the nurse to speak but was not allowed on grounds that she yet to recover fully.

Our correspondent, however, found she was responding to treatment and granted permission for her picture to be taken.


Phillip Eappen, the official in charge of the clinic said the patient had an asthma attack.

“It is important to recognize and treat even mild symptoms of asthma to help you prevent severe episodes and keep asthma under control,” he said.

“We are doing everything we can to help stabilize her and we are hoping that she will be able to return to class soon.”


By: Laweesah Sidi, Farida Haruna, and Loveth Sendave 

There was tension on campus over the discovery of slimy substance in a popular fruit drink, 5 Alive, bought at the university’s cafeteria. 

A student of the Department of Business Administration, who pleaded not to be named, made the discovery, Monday.

The source was having lunch at the university’s cafeteria when he went over to the adjoining coffee shop to buy the juice.


By: Paramhar Benson

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is set to generate 120 Kilovolt-Ampere (KVA) renewable energy for its operations.

The contract for the project was signed in June 2016 between the AUN and Protergia Nigeria Limited, an Abuja-based clean energy development firm.

The work, which is already in an advanced stage, will be delivered by the end of March.


By Yana Paul, Amina Nourah and Wadi Ishaku

The Dean of Students’ Affairs and Involvement, Byron Bullock, last Saturday, advised AUN students not to hesitate to discuss their problems with the university authority.

Mr. Bullock gave the advice at the meeting of the university’s Students Government Association, SGA.

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