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How Makerere Professors Stole Kiira EV Project from Their Former Student?

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Makerere University is no stranger to controversy, this time round, it’s about a group of Professors who stole a final year project from one of their students. It was a case of a supervisor taking over the brain work of one of their students and claiming it as their own. Put simply, it’s the biggest idea theft in the history of modern Uganda.

But how did it all start? It all started in 2011 when a young Makerere University student, Steven Jeremy Ntambi approached his lecturer to commercialize his dream of a Ugandan made electric vehicle. Ntambi approached Professor Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa and shared his idea that had been in the pipeline since 2008/9.

In 2009, Ntambi had graduated from Makerere University with a first class degree in Electrical Engineering. https://www.newvision.co.ug/news/1251842/ntambi-leads-makerere-team-generation-car By then, Ntambi had also led a group of eleven students to building Uganda’s first ever environment friendly and most cost-effective vehicle. It was heralded as the next generation car.

The car was presented in Italy at the World Design Exposition. After the expo, President Museveni then offered to fund this project all the way to commercial manufacturing. It’s here that Prof. Tickodri came back in the picture despite having scoffed at the project earlier.

“During the work Paul Isaac Musasizi always scoffed at the project and mentioned that it was impossible, and I was being too ambitious…during the time we worked I was labeled a fraud and always threatened to remember he supervised my final project as a student. After we had the project delivered in Italy with global teams, Museveni agreed to support this project. And immediately Professor Tickodri and Paul Isaac Musaazi claimed to have had this dream,” Ntambi narrates.

Upon his return from Italy, Ntambi reached out to Professor Tickodri who had then met the President and taken over the project and the funds. Musaazi would go on to install himself as the CEO of Kiira Motor Corporation. It is at this point also that Professor Tickodri vehemently warned Ntambi off the project and warned him never to set foot anywhere close to this electric vehicle. As they say, the rest is history.

It turns out, that the Professor and Paul used the opportunity when Ntambi was pursuing his masters to carry out a coup d’etat. They presented themselves to the president as the ideators of this grand project. Ntambi would be sidelined as just another former student that had worked under them.

To be continued…

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Radio City’s Miss Deadan joins Sanyu FM

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By BigEyeUG Writer

Following the sacking of Sanyu FM employees in June over a salary-cut protest, new workers were recruited including the celebrated actress and radio personality Diana Deedan Muyira also known as Miss Deedan.

This was confirmed to us by Sanyu FM and Deedan. She even went ahead to post about it on Social. The talented MC said that she was excited to start her new journey in another home which is Sanyu FM.

In addition to that, Miss Deedan thanked Radio City her molding her into the presenter she is right now.

“I cannot believe the daughter of Radio city is now old enough to leave home and start her journey in a new home, Radio city molded me into this presenter, I will forever be grateful! Sanyu FM thank you for welcoming me” She tweeted.

Miss Deedan will be hosting “The Breakfast club” alongside Salvado and Yvonne every weekday from 6am -10am starting this Monday the 3rd of August.

Deedan was born in Kenya and moved to Uganda to work and she has been active in the media industry since 2013. She She featured in the famous movie “Beneath the lies” as Tracy Kintu which put more light to her fame. She has been doing “the jam” an afternoon show on radio city from 3-7pm.She received a lot of congratulatory messages from her fans and friends upon her new journey. We also wish you the best Miss Deedan.!

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Victor Kamenyo in fresh trouble with landlady

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By BigEyeUG Writer

Musician Victor Kamenyo is no stranger to controversy. He is now in fresh trouble with his landlady according to our snoops.


The luga flow artiste is said to have abandoned his pad and run away without paying his landlady any coin. His landlady says that she had been understanding and patient with him and was therefore surprised that he had run away.

“Kamenyo nakwewunyisiza nyo Okuva munyumba yange nga tonsibude, ngankugumikiriza corona yoona sikunyeze, ongamba nti njakuleeta otudde wansi nentula wansi nga nange nenkukiliza ngamanyi tosobola kunimba, naye kinewunyisiza nyo nti enyumba ogyononye, ogenze tonsibudde” the landlady lamented to our snoops.

His neighbors informed us that Kamenyo with the help of other four boys used a Toyota Noah vehicle to pack his property and run away. The landlady has promised to involve the police and make sure she gets to the conclusion of this.

This comes just days after the rapper throw in the towel for the Rubaga North MP competitions which he had promised to take part in.

We will keep you posted.

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Chris Evans excited after Kabaka performance

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By BigEyeUg Writer

As Buganda held a commemorative event for the coronation of Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, artistes including Chris Evans, Maureen Nantume, Mesach Semakula, Kazibwe Kapo and many more were invited to perform.

This left celebrated artiste, Chris Evans, excited as he had words overflowing while talking about the thrilling event.

Evans said he had two months of no sleep from the time he learnt that he was to perform at the coronation,” Nga okuva emyezi ebiri emabega, mbadde sikyebakanga nga ninze olunaku lutuka ddi? Amazima gali nti mbadde kubunkenke”

He was shocked by the invitation which gave him sleepless nights as he prepared for the long awaited day.

In the same spirit, Chris continued to praise the Kabaka for the good leadership full of positivity, innovation, honesty and collaboration.

We congratulate the Kabaka on celebrating the 27th Amatikkira.

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Buying or Selling of Land in Any Part Of Uganda Now Made Easy

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By BigEyeUg Team

A new and most organized real estate agency company is now in Uganda that can facilitate buying or selling of land and houses from any part of the country. Prime Plots under Prime Sponsor Company was created in May 2020 with a clear vision of providing high quality and personalized services to individuals, private sector companies, and government clients in Uganda.

If you are a potential buyer and looking for land, house or apartment, or need help in transferring your land title to your names or company names, then you should visit these guys. A property management company that seems to have the best and trusted real estate agent.

The mission of Prime Sponsor is simple. “To believe in loving your neighbor is to help them succeed”. To fulfill this mission, they perform every due diligence to ensure ownership and protect you the interested buyer or seller and above all, they strive to have a long relationship of friendship with all their clients.

For all those with property to sale, they use applications that will permit satellite view of the entire area, tracking coordinates with GPS that can send a client direct to the site location without being accompanied, they are the first to have such ease operation.

They have become a more trusted solution to all the property fraudsters in Uganda. Their current website is www.primeplots.primesponsor.co.ug

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