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Teamwork: An Indispensable Tool for Organisational Growth and Success by Michael Lelecy Yahaya

Teamwork is a collaborative effort put together by a group of people or intellectuals to achieve a common goal. It is a panache that enables a group of people to get the job done easily and faster with accuracy. The importance of teamwork in any organisation can't be over-emphasized. Teamwork makes everyone to be productive and contribute immensely. Shade...

NOW THAT MY 15 MINUTES ARE UP By Abdulhameed Obileye

Do you remember Federico Macheda? Back in 2008, the 17 year old had just moved from Lazio, Italy to England where he signed a professional contract with Manchester United Football Club's reserve team. Fast forward a few months, his skills with a football and consistency in front of goal earned him an opportunity to represent the Red Devils’ senior...

Colombian Professor designs a bag to keep fruits fresh for up to 60 days

The environment and the chemical properties of each fruit are factors that influence how they mature. Cesar Sierra, a professor of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Colombia (UN), designed a bag that allows preserving the fruit's freshness for up to 60 days. This allows the fruit to maintain its taste, taste, and aroma, among other...

Let’s Make a Difference through attitude Change by Lawal Oluwaseun Richard

Development in any organization or country takes deliberate conscious efforts, it doesn’t happen by chance. It involves critical planning ,dogged execution and continuous efforts. I just want us to realize that the growth and development of our country is so much our responsibility as it is our leaders. A community comprises of people bounded by a geographical area. Community is...

KADA2018: “Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure for Accelerated Rural Development”.- The Communique

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 51stNATIONAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, EXHIBITION AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS (NSE), KADA 2018, HELD AT CHIDA EVENT CENTRE, UTAKO, ABUJA, FROM 26TH-30THNOVEMBER, 2018 PREAMBLE The 51st National Engineering Conference, Exhibition and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) tagged KADA 2018 which was planned to hold in Kaduna town...

Qatar will pull out of OPEC amid tension with Saudi Arabia

The tiny, energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar announced on Monday it will withdraw from OPEC in January, mixing its aspirations to increase production outside of the cartel's constraints with the politics of slighting the Saudi-dominated group amid the kingdom's boycott of Doha. The surprise announcement from Qatar's minister of state for energy affairs, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, again throws into question...

Tech U: One Year After by Femi Babatunde

Last week, the pioneer students of Nigeria’s premier technical university, First Technical University, Ibadan, made history. They completed their year one examination and so, officially ended their first academic session at the nascent university. Upon its completion, expectedly, the students straddled the expansive campus joyously, chanting and cheering one another for the historic feat. Well, the students’ excitement is...

What can India teach us about start-ups? BY Ejaz Ghani

...Instead of chasing large, mature firms from other locations, India would do better to focus on its small enterprise sector The role of entrepreneurship and start-ups in job creation has a long intellectual tradition. While the great giants of economic history recognized the link between start-ups and job creation, controversies remain. Do small or large enterprises contribute more to job...

How The Institution Of Civil Engineers Is Inspiring The Next Generation Of Bright Sparks

They are getting us home faster, making our public spaces more inclusive, and bringing new architectural landmarks to life... but according to a perception survey conducted in December 2017 by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in conjunction with TLF, 55.1% of adults don't know what a civil engineer actually does. The situation is even worse for young people,...

Fear of failure stopping young people turning ideas into successful innovations

Fear of failure may be deterring young people – and particularly young engineers – from starting their own businesses, according to research released today by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. Announced at the final of the fifth annual Launchpad competition, held to recognise the most promising young engineering entrepreneurs, the research highlights that a fear of failure and...

Oil Falls Below $50 for First Time in Over a Year

Oil crashed below $50 a barrel for the first time in more than a year as Russia signaled little urgency to commit to supply cuts, while U.S. crude stockpiles continue to grow. Futures tumbled as much as 1.8 percent in New York, after sliding 2.6 percent in the previous two sessions. Just days before talks on oil policy with Saudi...

NSE Orlu to mark one year anniversary with focus on Engineering Regulation and Monitoring

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Orlu Branch, under the leadership of Engr Chidozie Okereke is all set to mark its first anniversary of its founding as it rolls out the drum to celebrate its achievement over the period. To commemorate the event, the Branch will be taking a holistic look at the Engineering regulation and monitoring. The anniversary lecture, "The...

321 electrical accidents recorded in two years – Otis Anyaeji

Engr Otis Anyaeji, the former President, Nigeria Society of Engineer, says 321 electrical accidents with fatalities are recorded between 2016 and 2017. Anyaeji, who made this known at the 2018 Power Sector Safety Summit on Wednesday in Abuja, said that electricity workers were involved in the accidents. The theme of the summit was Vision Zero Incident in the Power Sector Value...

Engr Ajibola assumes leadership of APBN, pledges mentorship of young

Engr Olumuyiwa Alade Ajibola has successfully been sworn in as the 16th President of the Association of Professional Bodies in Nigeria. The Event which held in Federal Capital Territory Abuja attracted professionals from all varying sector of the society. The 16th President of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Olumuyiwa Ajibola has pledged to institutionalise mentorship of young professionals...

Executive Order 5: Falana urges FG to take decisive political action

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, on Monday, called for decisive political action on the part of Federal Government to ensure effective implementation of Executive Order Five. Falana said this at the on-going Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria’s (CORBON) congress in Abuja with the theme “Standardisation and Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development in Nigeria’s Construction Industry.” President Muhammadu Buhari...