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ENGINEERS; THE DIE IS CAST BY – A O. Onyokoko

May the attention of all Engineers in Nigeria be drawn to the recent video clip now trending on social media in respect of the proposed bill on the floor of the National Assembly on the issue of BEME and BOQ. Obviously, the NQIS wants to streamline the duties of the Engineer to design and Construction only. They want the quantity...

Take a Girl To Work Scheme: APWEN exposes students to real time experience in Aviation career

There are many ways to impact knowledge. Bring the knowledge to the person, through counseling and mentoring; bring the person to knowledge through classroom; put the person in knowledge through experience in industry and application. While the first entails sharing of the experience through the mentor or counselor to the mentee or learner, the second is a pure knowledge...

Danger of graduates that don’t think beyond their certificates

By Gbenga Adebambo “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education” — Albert Einstein The greatest form of disability in life is not knowing your ability. Your winning edge in life is not the degree you have acquired or the certificate you possessed, but your ability to...

NIMechE Lagos Sets to beam searchlight on Engineering versatility as it inaugurates 6th Chairman

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers is all set for the inauguration of its 6th Chairman, Engr Uche Emmanel Obiajulu, Ph.D The event which has been scheduled to hold in Lagos on November 30th 2019 will attract various dignitaries from both private and public sector, engineering and non engineering. The National Chairman of the Institution, Engr Dr....

DECEMBER WORKSHOP: INNOVATIONS IN URBAN WATER SUPPLY, IRRIGATION AND SANITATION MANAGEMENT

The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE) is organising 3-days workshop TITLED INNOVATIONS IN URBAN WATER SUPPLY, IRRIGATION AND SANITATION MANAGEMENT in collaboration with Techgrade Consulting. The date and venue of the workshop are as follows: Date: Tue 10th ‐ Thur 12th December, 2019 Venue: National Engineering Centre, Central Area, Abuja Time: 9:00am ‐ 5:00pm daily Fee: ₦85,000.00 per Participant The constraints facing water...

Sanwo-Olu in China: Aims at transforming Lagos economy to be 21st century compliant

Barely three months after his trip to Japan in company of President Muhammadu Buhari, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has embarked on another Asian trip aimed at scaling up Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and bilateral partnership. The Governor is on a working visit to China – the world’s second largest economy – to sign partnerships and agreements that will...

Academy of Engineering calls for increased investment in power distribution

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering has asked the Federal Government to ensure adequate investment in the energy value chain and address limitations to meter asset scheme in the country. The group said it had become necessary for power distribution companies to prioritise processes and initiatives geared towards adding value and fostering customer satisfaction. The President of NAE, Prof. Fola Lasisi, at...

Nigerian startup wins Jack Ma’s African Netpreneur prize

LifeBank, a Nigerian medical distribution startup founded by Mrs Temie Giwa-Tubosun has emerged the winner of the inaugural African Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) held on Saturday during the 'Africa Business Heroes Show' in Accra. The startup founded in 2015, beat 10 other startups from across Africa to win a $250,000 stake of a total $1million prize at stake for the...

NATIONAL ICT GIRLS EMPOWERMENT COMPETITION

The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy as part of its activities to mainstream Gender in the ICT Sector is calling for participation on her National ICT Competition themed: “ICT Innovation for Inclusion in a Digital Economy” from girls in secondary schools nationwide. Participation Guidelines: A team of a maximum of three (3) girls each in any secondary school in Nigeria...

How hackers could use Wi-Fi to track you inside your home

by Rob Mitchum, University of Chicago As connected devices such as voice assistants, security cameras, and smart appliances grow in popularity, the homes and offices where they are installed become increasingly filled with a dense web of Wi-Fi signals. A new study from University of Chicago and University of California, Santa Barbara researchers finds that external attackers can use inexpensive technology...

Press Release BUHARI TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO END OPEN DEFECATION IN NIGERIA

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Press Release BUHARI TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO END OPEN DEFECATION IN NIGERIA The Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon sign an Executive Order aimed at stopping open defecation across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Engineer Adamu made this disclosure during the Ministerial Press Briefing held on Friday...

FG to ban importation of steel products

The federal government on Thursday said it is considering total ban on steel importation to encourage local steel manufacturers. This was disclosed by the Minister for Mines and Steel, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, during his official visit to a steel manufacturing industry in Ilorin, Kwara state, Kamwire Industry Limited. This is as it reiterated its commitment to encourage local investors in...

We cannot destroy the House we collectively Built, NSE is the way – Onyokoko

A former Chairman of NSE Asaba and Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr A.O. Onyokoko has counselled members who nurse grievance against the society over the botched Extraordinary General Meeting, EGM earlier in Abuja to sheath their sword and resolve their grievance amicable. He said this in a message directed at the Branch and members in Southern zone while...

Lagos state to clamp down on illegal development

... To set up appeal committee on Physical Planning and Building Controls The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on Thursday held a stakeholders' workshop on Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Regulations and Building Control Regulations, 2019 to enlighten stakeholders on the provisions of the law and the constitution of a Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals...

Profile of Late Engr Mustapha Adigun Arewa 1943-2015

Mustapha Adigun Arewa was born on May 20, 1943 in Ilesa, Osun State. He had a very humble beginning as his parents could not afford to send him and his siblings to school. He therefore occupied himself with menial activities and sports. He was a lawn tennis coach until he travelled to the USA in the early 70s. With persistence...