The National Universities Commission (NUC) said on Friday that the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo, would soon become a degree awarding institution.
Mr Adamu Yakassai, the NUC Team Leader, disclosed this when he led members on a resource verification tour of the institution.
The visit was in preparation for the school to affiliate with the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, for the award of the degree certification programme.
Otuo – Ahead of the 2015 general elections, leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in axis 2 of Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State have passed a vote of implicit confidence on Hon. Pally lriase, representing Owan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives for his leadership style.
A communique issued at the end of a well-attended enlarged meeting of leaders held at Otuo, equally condemned in strong terms, attempts by a group of aspirants to denigrate the federal lawmaker over a position they said, is not vacant.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has confirmed the appointment of Professor Cordelia Agbebaku as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, saying the government’s decision was borne out of the fact that Vice Chancellor has brought stability and development to the university.
The Governor made the disclosure when he received traditional rulers from Edo Central Senatorial district who were at the Government House, Benin City.
Edo State Government has banned revenue collection on the highways in the state.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Orientation, Mr Louis Odion, the government said “following incessant reports of extortion and harassment of road users on roads and highways in Edo State, the Edo State Government hereby announces the prohibition of revenue collection under any guise by any person or group of persons purporting to be acting on behalf of state or local government.
“Also, the State Government hereby prohibits the operation of Passengers Welfare Scheme in the state with immediate effect.
The fuel scarcity is as a result of fuel shortage at the Warri loading depot.
Major petrol Stations in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo State, have closed down for businesses following fuel scarcity in the area.
A correspondent, who visited some petrol stations in Auchi, observed major stations were locked, while petrol attendants sat idly.
Some of the affected Petrol stations are Total, Oando, Auchi, Emeseike, NIPCO, and FO stations.
The Manager of Total station, Sola Olajide, said that the fuel scarcity is as a result of fuel shortage at the Warri loading depot.
AUCHI – The Auchi Polytechnic Chapter of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) has held a rally to protest the Federal Government’s refusal to negotiate with the union on labour issues.
Members of the union who took their protest letter to the Rector of the institution, Mrs. Philipa Idogho, said that the government had refused to attend to their plight.
The union had embark on strike for three months following their demands for the payment of arrears of
AGENEBODE – The Chairman, Etsako East Local Government Council, Hon. Abdulmalik Suleiman Afegbua has commenced the renovation and provision of furniture for the state High Court in Agenebode, the administrative headquarters of the council.
The council Chairman while inspecting the project acknowledge the significance of the judiciary as an arm of government and its role towards the entrenchment of genuine democracy in Nigeria.
OKPELLA – The Chairman, Etsako East Local Government Council, Hon. Abdulmalik Suleiman Afegbua has inspected the renovation of six classrooms block in Afegbua Primary School, Awuyemi, Okpella.
The council chairman who expressed satisfaction with the speed, quality and level of work done so far said that the massive renovation of schools across Etsako East is a fulfillment of his electoral promises to the people.
AFUZE – The Chairman, Owan East Local Government Council, Chief, Jimoh Ijegbai has assured that his administration will continually ensure that people of the Local Government Area benefit from the dividends of democracy.
The Chairman also assured that the tempo of his development agenda will be sustained in order to bring about change to the Local Government and the people, stressing that the All Progressive Congress (APC) is all about change which must be done practically.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has applauded Edo State Police Command for reducing crime and criminality in the state.
The Governor’s commendation came when the Edo Police Command announced that it recorded 10.8 percent reduction in crime in 2013. Governor Oshiomhole gave the commendation through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Kassim Afegbua who represented him at the end-of-year get-together organized by the Police Command, weekend in Benin City.