FG Partners With NASCO To Produce ‘Special’ Biscuit For Free School Meal

In keeping to its campaign promises of providing quality education in the country, the Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with NASCO Foods limited, Jos for commercial production of high nutrient density biscuit for the national school feeding programme.

Speaking at the occasion at the weekend, the Director General and CEO, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Mrs. Gloria Elemo, said the MoU was meant to provide a strategic guide for the collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Federal Institute – of Industrial Research Oshodi and Nasco Foods Limited, Jos on commercial production of High Nutrient Density Biscuit.

The initiative was an innovation of FIIRO for the National School Feeding Programme in the spirit of the Public-Private Partnership promoted by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The FIIRO boss stated that the strategic collaboration was one of the approaches that the institute considered and adopted to partner with relevant organizations that can make’ significant contributions to the realization of its mandate.

‘‘This is based on the realization that an Institute- on its own cannot· make the much desired impact without collaborating with relevant organizations. Collaboration with strategic partners/organizations which could commercialize the Institute’s many innovations.’’

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North-East To Produce New PDP Chairman Tomorrow

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to reach a consensus Tuesday, on who replaces Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, as the party’s national chairman. Sources said the meeting will hold in Gombe, where the new chairman will emerge.

Mu’azu, a former governor of Bauchi State resigned as PDP national chairman on May 20, 2015, after the party lost the presidential elections.
His deputy, Prince Uche Secondus took over in acting capacity pending a replacement from the North-East.
Misunderstanding in the party reached a record high last week, following the emergence of three national chairmen, as an aftermath of a legal tussle. They included Secondus; the party’s national secretary, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, who was directed by the PDP Governors Forum to take over and Barr Ahmed Gulak, a one-time special adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
However, leaders of the PDP from the North-East have resolved to hold a meeting tomorrow, where a trusted and credible party stalwart would be accepted and sent to the national leadership of the party for approval.
It was gathered that various organs of the PDP, including the National Executive Committee (NEC), Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Caucus ?are also warming up to meet this week in order to look into the issue of the party’s chairmanship, and possibly approve the appointment of whoever emerges from the North-East.
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UNIZIK Mechanical Engineering Students Produce Mini Bus

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the university had again proved that it was not just good in theory but also in the practical aspect of their studies.  Seven graduating students from the department constructed a “made in Nigeria” mini bus to the satisfaction of the university community.

The journey into car manufacturing in the university started last year, when a group of five students from the same department produced a Formula 1 car called AutoZIK. The seven students include Ezeigwe Chitoo, Obinani Victor, Ezeanolue Ifeanyi, Okoro Chinaza, Ominigbo Fidelis, Nwobodo Nnamdi  and Ogbu Thaddeus.

They were supervised by the Head of the department, Dr. C.H. Achebe. South East Voice learned that the group, which is known as ‘AUTOZIK II,’ spent over five months constructing the mini bus for shuttles within and around the university with locally sourced materials.

Like the popular saying, “What a man can do, a woman can do even better,” the conspicuous presence of a female, ‘Okoro Chinaza’ in the team spoke volumes. On how she was able to surmount the challenges as the only female in the midst of her male counterparts with respect to the stress associated with such herculean tasks, she said: “I had always been in their midst right from my first year in school, so it was not really a big deal.”

She disclosed that she had always followed her passion regardless of what people around said or thought.  Narrating the success story, one of the engineers, Ezeigwe Chitoo, said that the project was a dream come true.  “The Autozik group made the design using CAD software, and all necessary simulation softwares for the analysis, putting the environment into critical consideration. The bus has good seating positions, better fuel conservation, good passenger view and very good aesthetics. It was built to suit the topography of our environment and the weather condition we have in this part of the world,” he said.

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Produce Saraki In 24hrs, CCT Orders IGP Arase

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to arrest and bring the Senate President, Bukola Saraki before the Tribunal on Tuesday, by 10am.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, gave the ruling on Monday, after Saraki for the second time, failed to show up before the Tribunal.

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