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Federal Poly Ekiti gets new deputy rector

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The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti has appointed Olusegun Dada as its new Deputy Rector (Academic), according to a News Agency of Nigeria’s report.

Dada’s appointment was contained in a statement by Ade Adeyemi-Adejolu, the institution’s Director of Protocol, Information and Public Relations on Friday.

The statement said, “The appointment of Dada as Deputy Rector (Academic) was ratified by the Academic Board of the institution. The appointment is with effect from October 12, 2020.

“Dada, 54, who is the outgoing Dean of Students Affairs and former Head of the Department of Accountancy, is an alumnus of the institution and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

“Aside from the ND and HND obtained in accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, the new Deputy Rector (Academic) also holds two Bachelor degrees in Accounts and Accounting Education.

“He also holds an MBA degree as well as two other master degrees in Accountancy and Finance respectively from Lead City University, Ibadan, and the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti where he is currently undergoing doctoral studies.”

In a related development, the management of the institution has announced three new appointments, among which are two chief lecturers, Dr Michael Adu and Ojo Anifowose.

The institute said that both had been respectively appointed as the Director of the Institution’s Centre for Research, Innovation and Development, and Coordinator of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme and Industrial Liaison Unit.

Other appointees, whose appointments took effect from November 1, include Ebenezer Adefidipe, who had been appointed as the Acting Director of the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Engineering Innovation, a copy technology Innovation Centre of the Polytechnic.

“The three newly appointed officers of the institution as Director, Coordinator and Acting Director have since assumed office,” the statement said.

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Kelechi Iheanacho set to join Chelsea

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Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is set to join Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea this summer.

According to Spanish publications, Fichajes, Tuchel is very convinced in the ability of Iheanacho to improve his team’s attack next season.

Iheanacho is one name being considered by Tuchel at Stamford Bridge should the west London club miss out on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer transfer window.

Tuchel is impressed with the talents of the Nigerian international, who is one of the most in-form strikers in England currently.

The report added that Tuchel is not the biggest fan of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, with the ex-PSG manager leaving the England international out of Chelsea’s starting XI a few times in recent weeks.

Chelsea are also open to the possibility of striker, Olivier Giroud, leaving the Blues at the end of the season.

Iheanacho has so far scored 15 goals in 31 appearances for Leicester City this season.

The 24-year-old joined Leicester City from Manchester City for £24 million in 2017.

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NURTW moves against highway crime, adopts vehicle e-tracking

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The National Union of Road Transport Workers says it will track members’ vehicles electronically as a way to address the spate of kidnapping and insecurity on expressways.

The union, during the National Executive Council meeting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, said it was imperative for them to use electronic tracking device in curbing the menace of kidnapping and insecurity on expressways in the country.

President of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, said the NURTW had lost many members to banditry while many were kidnapped.

He said, “We have resolved to use tracking to monitor our members’ vehicles. This will help us to alert our members of impending dangers.

“We admonish our members to be security conscious; the issue of insecurity in the country is worrisome. Many times our members are been kidnapped across the country, we have lost many members as a result of insecurity and there is no compensation from the government. So we really need to be careful and vigilant when we are on the steering. E-tracking will help passengers and our members after we put it to use”.

Baruwa thanked members for their support and confidence in his administration.

He said the administration was faced with serious financial challenges and the emergence of the COVID19 affected their revenue, adding that it was a miracle to have survived the devastating effects of the lockdown.

 

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EFCC arrests, grills ex-Imo governor, Okorocha

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.

He was arrested in Abuja and was later questioned by the EFCC over issues bothering on alleged corruption.

Okorocha, currently representing Imo West at the Senate, was grilled at the EFCC Abuja office on Tuesday.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development but did not give further details.

 “It is true, he was arrested today in Abuja but we are not giving details,” he said.

Okorocha had been accused by the Imo government of looting the state’s treasury through various malpractices.

He was in February arrested by police from the Imo State Command for allegedly unsealing Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.

Okorocha was later released but about 14 of his loyalists are being tried.

The Imo State Government had sealed the Spring Palm Estate and other properties claimed to have been “diverted” by Okorocha and his family members.

But the Senator said the properties were legitimately by him and his family members.

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