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ONYINYECHI UDEMEZUE, Abuja

FEDERAL Government has decried the inability of most universities and technical institutions to access research grants of over N7.8billion domicile in the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).
The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau who disclosed this in Abuja recently, said it was lamentable that the trend persists within the academic community despite the realisation that research work ought to remain the cardinal objective of any tertiary institution the world over.

CHINEDU WOSU, Yenagoa

Few months ahead of 2015 general election in the country The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has accused the security agencies of their inability to prosecute electoral offenders in the country
INEC also said the commission had discovered over 93,000 multiple voter’s registration cards in Anambra state and handed such defaulters to police for prosecution.

VICTOR OGUNJE, Ado Ekiti

Former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has counseled Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, not to allow the opposition distract him from leading the state to greater height.
Olanipekun gave the advice in Ado-Ekiti while on a courtesy visit to the governor in his office.
Speaking to Daily Champion, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, quoted the former NBA president as saying Fayose’s victory in last June governorship election was well-deserved.

VICTOR OGUNJE, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Government has warned traders to desist from hawking and displaying their wares along major roads in the state capital.
Speaking during a meeting with representatives of drivers’ union and other stakeholders, the Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Kayode Oso lamented the menace of hawkers on the roads.
Mr. Oso said that it was appalling that traffic congestion has persisted in Ado Ekiti in spite of the extension of major roads in the city to dual carriageways, emphasising that goods displayed along the roads often cause obstruction to free flow of traffic and sometimes lead to accidents.

AARON AMEH, Abuja

THE NIGERIA Police Force (NPF) and the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) have agreed to collaborate towards tackling theft of electricity and vandalism within the AEDC’s coverage area.
The agreement was reached at a recent meeting between the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Suleiman Abba, and the management of the Abuja Disco led by its Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Neil Croucher, held at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka

Anambra Central Traditional Rulers Council has urged the Federal Government to step-up its quest to install hi-tech surveillance and security devices within strategic areas and public places.
The chairman of the council, Igwe Chukwuemeka Ilouno, told newsmen in Ifitedunu community in Anambra that the current spate of insecurity in the country calls for effective investment in that direction.

FEMI-OLUSOLA IKUGBAYIGBE

The National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun yesterday rolled-out the APC manifesto, promising it will bring the long awaiting solutions to the nation’s problems.
Oyegun stated this while speaking on the state of the party and unveiling of the party general elections manifesto at the APC third national convention and the presidential primary held at TeslimBalogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

IBRAHIM KADIRI

As 2015 general elections draw near, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Bolaji Yusuf Ayinla has urged politicians to desist from using youths for violence, saying there ought to be a law by the Federal Government to criminalize sponsorship of violence during elections.
Ayinla popularly called BYA said further that political violence is caused by politicians, who don’t accept the will of God, adding that someone must win or lose in any contest.

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