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US Varsity Disowns Igbo Staff Who Rained Curse On Queen Elizabeth II

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US Varsity Disowns Igbo Staff Who Rained Curse On Queen Elizabeth II

Management of an American University, Carnegie Mellon, has distanced itself from the tweet shared by its staff, Professor Uju Anya, who wished Queen Elizabeth excruciating pain before her death was announced.

Blaze Newz gathered that Uju via her Twitter account on Thursday twitted by attacking the British empire and the influential role played by the late Queen of Elizabeth II in the Nigerian civil war which left over three million Igbos dead in the 1960s.

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She wrote “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating”.

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Uju’s tweet generated outrage online before it was deleted.

Professor Uju Anya

Professor Uju Anya

Reacting to this, Carnegie Mellon University in a statement on Twitter expressed reservation over the professor’s tweet.

It acknowledged that the tweet was shared on Uju’s personal Twitter account, stressing that free expression is core to the mission of higher education.

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The institution added that the professor’s views do not represent the values of the institution nor the standard of discourse they hope to foster.

The post reads: “A statement regarding recent social media posts by Uju Anya: We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account.

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Professor Uju Anya

“Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the value of the institution, nor the standards of discoed we seek to foster”

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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