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The Nigerian Senate has opened investigations into the alleged lingering cases of undisclosed admissions that has left the fate of about 290 qualified students hanging in the balance at the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State.
The sponsor of the motion, Senator Nwebonyi Onyeka of Ebonyi North, cited the case of one Chinyere Ekwe, who was admitted to the institution to study medicine and surgery but whose admission was revoked per JAMB’s directive.
The Senate, after an extensive debate on the practice, therefore, resolved to investigate the allegation by referring the motion to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND as well as Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions for further legislative action.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has planned an additional 700 megawatts to the National Grid to boost and expand the base-load generation in the country and enhance the grid’s ability to take renewable energy.
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, disclosed this in Abuja during a media parley.
Adelabu said the additional megawatts will be coming from the Zungeru Power Plant.
He also questioned the rationale behind the privatisation of distribution and generating companies, promising to probe the renewal of their licences by the previous administration.