Bida Poly students bemoan hike in hostel rent

Given the current economic recession facing the country, students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida have lamented the hike in rent of houses within the polytechnic communities. The students, who expressed their dismay over the increment in house rent, said that the unexpected increase in the house rents in the polytechnic community was arbitrary. While saying that it had made life more difficult for students living in rented apartments off campus, a National Diploma (ND) II student of the Department of Mass Communication, Abdullateef Akanbi complained that “most landlords or house…

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LASU student wins Rotary DEWEF scholarship

A sophomore at the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University (LASU), Edet Polycarp Daniel has emerged as one of the winners of the Rotary Inter national, District Education Welfare Fund (DEWEF) Scholarship. The scholarship is designed for suitably qualified indigent, but brilliant students in federal and state tertiary institutions in Lagos and Ogun States, who have completed their100-Level and are cur rently in their 200-Level, under the District 9110 Education and Welfare Endowment Fund (DEWEF). To qualify for the scholarship, Edet, a 200-Level under graduate, competed with…

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Firm gets GMD, acting DMD, ED

As part of its restructuring, Japaul Oil and Maritime Services (JOMS) Plc has appointed Mr. Kayode Olusegun-Ojo as its group managing director. Also, Mr. Akinloye Oladapo, according to a statement, has been appointed as acting deputy managing director, while Mr. Olubunmi Falua took over as executive director, finance and planning. Olusegun-Ojo started his career with Lafenwa Osiberu & Company as an audit trainee before he joined Aba Ogunsola & Associates. He joined JOMS as the deputy group managing director in November 23, 2015 and was promoted to acting group managing…

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Tune into the Resources

When I was a student at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, I requested for money and foodstuffs from my parents. I wished touse part of the money to attend an ECK regional seminar. I was happy when my parents informed me my sister was coming with both money and the food items, because I could attend the seminar and have enough food supply to keep me for the rest of the semester. My sister left our hometown very early in the morning for the about two hours drive. However, she didn’t…

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ASUP, NASU threaten Ede Poly with court action

Polytechnic workers under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) chapters of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State are threatening to drag the management of the institution to the National Industrial Court over non-implementation of the revised 2013 Scheme of Service. The leadership of the unions had few weeks ago threatened not to call off their strike until the scheme was introduced in the institution, even as the unions condemned in its entirety the acclaimed 1979 scheme of service, described as…

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Gunmen abduct Turkish expatriate, ex-ExxonMobil official

Gunmen have abducted a Turkish expatriate and a retired official of ExxonMobil who is proprietor of Sure Foundation Polytechnic, Dr Idongesit Udom, at Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was learnt that while the Turkish expatriate (names withheld), working with EKS Construction Company located in Onna Local Government Area, was kidnapped at Airstrip Hotel, Eket, on Sunday evening, while Udom, a native of Idung Nneke village in Ukanafun Local Government Area was abducted at gunpoint about 10 a.m. the same day by five gunmen. Udom, an elder…

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Sokoto earmarks N20bn for agric, environment

    Sokoto State Government has earmarked over N20 billion for the implementation of various agricultural and environmental projects across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, disclosed this yesterday during the inauguration of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), which took place at the Sokoto Polytechnic Conference Hall. Tambuwal listed the projects to include the rehabilitation and construction of irrigation facilities, earth dams, as well as the provision of water for irrigation and livestock. He also noted that the state government had since…

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