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Mr Jelani Aliyu, the Director-General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has commended the of , Nsukka (UNN) for being the first institution to produce electric car in the country.

Aliyu made the commendation in Nsukka on Monday during the unveiling of a five-seater Electric Car, named ‘Lion Ozumba 551′, produced by the Faculty of Engineering in the university, NAN reports.

He urged other in the country to emulate UNN in giving serious attention to issues concerning innovations and technology in order to move the country to the next level.

He said: “NADDC on Feb. 6, invited UNN, University of , Usman Dan Fodio University and Metrological Institute and urged them to prepare a paper design on how to produce electric car in the country.

“The council is happy that UNN is the first to prepare a paper design and produced electrical car that has been unveiled and test-run today in the university.

“We urge other universities and higher institutions in the country to emulate innovation and technology spirit of UNN.”

The NADDC boss, who was represented by Mr David Oyetunji, Director and Account in the council, hoped that the growth in automobile industry in the country would help to create more employments and save the nation’s foreign reserves spent in importing into the country.

“NADDC commends UNN, which recently produced the first gasification plant that used organic waste to generate electricity and today the same university is unveiling first electric-built car in the country,’’ Aliyu said.

In a remark, Prof. Charles Igwe, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, who was visibly excited, said his administration would continue to give innovation and technology the highest attention in order to move the university to the next level.

Igwe expressed appreciation to the immediate past VC of UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, who, he said, laid the foundation for innovation and technology in the institution.

“I feel happy that I inherited strong institution from Ozumba and I promised I will consolidate on his numerous achievements.

“I commend the Engineering Faculty for making the university proud and naming the car after Ozumba, who ignited the fire of innovation and technology in the university.

“I also commend NADDC for its encouragement as well as giving UNN a chance to show its potential,” Igwe said.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Exam Malpractice: Poly Ibadan Management burns Students’ Phones worth N15 million (See Photos)

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The management of the polytechnic Ibadan,  in a bid to provide lasting solution to the act of indisciplne and examination malpractice on Wednesday burnt thousands of cell phones with an estimated value of N15 million that were seized from students during examination period.

At the scene of  the exercise, Sculptor Bayo Oyeleke stated that the school authority has seen commenced effort to make the institution semester examinations sacred but some students still go to examination hall with phones which is against the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of examination in the school.

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NANS issues 48-hour ultimatum to UI over rustication of SUG President

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oyo State axis, on Friday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the management of the of Ibadan, to reinstate the suspended President of the Students’ Union Government, (SUG) of the institution, Ojo Aderemi, and four others.

The ultimatum was contained in a statement signed by Asubiojo Olujuwon, NANS JCC Chairman in the state.

Our correspondent gathered that Aderemi, a 300 level student of the institution was recently rusticated by the institution.

But, Asibiojo in the statement said, “NANS, Oyo state issues a forty-eight (48) hour ultimatum with immediate effect to Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka led University of Ibadan management to reinstate the Students’ Union president of the institution, Ojo Aderemi, and four others, also reverse the ban on the commercial use of bikes in the school.

“Prior to this ultimatum, we have humbly approached the university leadership, requesting for the reinstatement of UI Students’ Union and the suspended student leaders, we also requested for the immediate reversal of the ban on commercial use of bikes in the university.

“We have honourably sought for solutions. We have written the Vice Chancellor, made media appeals, made press statements calling his attention to these demands, because we sanely concluded that these are injustice and an assault to students legitimate rights and entitlements.

“We hope the university management will respect this, otherwise, University of Ibadan should expect what the strength of Nigerian students is, NANS, Oyo state uses this opportunity to inform UItes and Nigerian students in general to get ready for mass action.”

The statement reads further that “NANS, Oyo state believes we have served enough diplomacy in this matter and we are so much resolute in ensuring our demands are met.

“These demands are at the interest, wish and rights of UItes, they are not negotiable, we have equally reviewed the language of the Vice Chancellor and UI management. They have shown us, UItes and the general public unreadiness to meet the demands.”

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