This is factually incorrect. Boston University (BU) in d same state of Massachusetts was founded in 1630.
Let me caution that Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. Its better we seek more scientific and correct sources.
Again given the way Harvard, Duke, Standford, George Mason, James Madison. George Washington, Yale universities etc, all arose, it is easy to understand and appreciate why they were so named. And nobody, even then, violated procedure for establishing and naming universities, and most of them are private universities.
On a different note, a friend posted the piece below to humour me ( I attended UNILAG as did Prof Tokunboh Sofoluwe (deceased VC of UNILAG), Prof. Tade Aina, Wale Babalakin & countless folks).
Name- Ademola Adedeji.
Place of Birth- Moshood Abiola Gen hospital Abk. Address- 132 Kudirat Abiola way,Oregun Lagos.
1992 - 97: MKO Pry Sch, Adatan, Abeokuta (Pry Sch Leaving Cert)
1998 - 2003: Salawu Abiola Sec Sch Osiele, Abeokuta (SSCE)
2004 -2006: Moshood Abiola Poly, Abeokuta (OND)
2006- 2007: MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, Field Officer (One year Industrial Training)
2008 - 2012: Moshood Abiola University, Lagos (BA)
Pls help me, is there any Abiola University abroad where I can do my Masters?"
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