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Honouring Ademola Olorunfemi: A Towering figure walking steadily in service of engineering and humanity

“In the plan of God for you as a child of destiny, both those who loves you and those who hates you have a part to play in bringing about the fulfilment of your destiny” – Pastor E. A. Adeboye,G.O. RCCG Open Heaven, Dec 23rd 2015 By rule of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, you can only become President after...

NNPC explains drop in gas supply

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said drop in power generation could have been triggered by the continuous rejection of load by the distribution companies as a result of frequency management. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Wednesday in Abuja. It said the nation’s power generation...

PAPER: THE ROLE OF THE YOUTH TOWARDS ENSURING SAFE SPACE FOR THE YOUTH BY ENGR. OBANOR VICTOR OSAGBOUWA

THE ROLE OF THE YOUTH TOWARDS ENSURING SAFE SPACE FOR THE YOUTH A PAPER PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE BY ENGR. DR. (PRINCE) OBANOR VICTOR OSAGBOUWA Introduction The theme for this year’s International Youth Day Celebration, which is titled “Safe Spaces for Youth”, could mean many things, depending on the pedestal from which one looks at it....

Banks on alert from FBI about potential ‘unlimited’ ATM heist worth millions

America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned banks in Nigeria and others across the globe that criminals are gearing up to execute a global bank heist in the coming days. In a recent confidential alert FBI told international banks that criminals are plotting a concerted global malware attack on cash machines in the next few days. The FBI issued a...

Understanding the Principle of Leadership By Athan Oparaji

Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last. What is leadership?How do you roll as a leader? Where do you belong as a leader? Who is the true leader? These questions reverberate in my mind. We all have found ourselves in various leadership positions in the school systems,industrial, religious, governmental and cooperative organizations. So,what is leadership? Leadership simply means leading from behind which is...

2nd Ghana Infrastructure Report Card launched; Osafo-Maafo lauds project

The Infrastructure Report Card rates the quality and extensiveness of the infrastructure networks, taking cognizance of their significant impact on economic growth, incomes of citizens and poverty. The 1st Infrastructure Report Card (2016) covered only three sectors, namely, Roads & Bridges – which was rated D2; Potable Water also rated D2 and Electric Power was giving a rating of D1....

Oil Drops on Strong Dollar, Turbulence in Turkey

Oil dropped as economic turbulence in Turkey and the strengthening greenback heightened concerns about global oil demand. Futures dipped 0.6 percent in New York on Monday, paring some of its losses as the commodity tracked choppy movements in the dollar during the session. Yet, the U.S. currency maintained its advance, reducing the appeal of raw materials as an investment. In Turkey,...

Procurement Engineers pay courtesy visit to Nigeria Railway Boss

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Institution of Procurement Engineers (NIProcE), the 24th division of the Nigeria Society of Engineers under the leadership of Engr Samuel C. Echedom FNSE, KSC, has paid courtesy call to the management of Nigerian Railway Corporation at their headquarters in Lagos. The 24th Division of NSE, shortened as NIProcE has mandates as a Procurement Institution...

Mechanic steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

A young mechanic described as suicidal stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed, killing himself. Officials ruled out any link to terrorism in the incident, which took place late on Friday, and saw the man holding a conservation with an...

Understanding the Niger-Nigeria MOU on ‘Katsina’ Refinery By Idang Alibi

Understanding the Niger-Nigeria MOU on ‘Katsina’ Refinery Tuesday July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and his Nigerien counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, presided over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the proposed Niger/Nigeria Hydrocarbon Pipeline & Refinery Projects. Steering and Technical Committees to drive the projects were also inaugurated at the occasion. The project aims to construct a...

Nigerian School Girls Win Gold in World Technovation Challenge in US

The five Anambra girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha who represented Nigeria and Africa at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US last night have won the Gold Medal in the contest. The team, led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu defeated representatives of other technological giants including the USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to...

Germany tests solar car which charges as being driven

A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive. Germany will likely miss its target of putting one million electric cars on the road by 2020, but the government said in April...

Space Technology As Tool For Enhanced National Security

As Nigeria continues to battle insecurity, major stakeholders in the space technology sector are harping on the importance of utilizing space technology to enhance national security. At the maiden edition of the Nigerian Institution of Space Engineers (NISE), a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers’ interactive seminar in Abuja with the theme ‘Application of space technology: a tool for...

NNPC seeks action on economic diversification

(NAN) Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Monday called for proactive actions to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and gas. Baru, who spoke at the 2018 Nigerian Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) in Lagos, identified the reliance on oil and gas, as responsible for the economic recession experienced in the country...

Lagos Mechanical Business Luncheon: Innovation, R&D as a Tool to Industrialisation and Economic growth to take centre stage

Nigerian Socio Economic Challenges are many and various propositions to address it have been regularly advanced. The engineering community as responsible member of the society is not left behind. The NIMechE Lagos under the leadership of Engr Segun Fadeyi is dedicating this year Business Mechanical Luncheon to Economic growth and industrialization.On August 11 2018 the Nigerian mechanical Engineers along...

TCN recovers 693 abandoned power equipment containers at ports

The Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Friday said it had recovered more than 693 containers of power equipment abandoned at ports for about 15 years due to tariff. The Managing Director (MD) of TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, said this in a statement in Lagos. Mohammed said some of the power equipment had been auctioned by the Nigeria Customs Service, but...