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Airbus A380: from European dream to white elephant

(Reuters) - Loved by passengers, feared by accountants, the world’s largest airliner has run out of runway after Airbus decided to close A380 production after 12 years in service due to weak sales. Air traffic is growing at a near-record pace but this has mainly generated demand for twin-engined jets nimble enough to fly directly to where people want to...

That ASUU and the University System Would Rise Again, By Gbolahan Gbadamosi & Akintokunbo Adejumo

This piece arose from a conversation we had that dragged on and on. We have had a combined experience of and exposure to university education in Nigeria and an active interest in this sector, with one of us also having being an academic staff of a federal university for a substantial period, while equally engaging in ASUU activism actively....

SAVE THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION BY DEDE SOKARI

Let me start with this saying “if a doctor makes a mistake, it might cost the life of just one person but if an engineer makes a mistake, it will cost the life of many people”, I mean no disrespect to the medical profession. I am from a developing country that is in dire need of infrastructural and technological development....

You are source of inspiration to engineers working in public service, NSE President tells Ogun HoS

The Nigeria Society of Engineers President, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu has described the new Ogun State Head of Services as a source of inspiration to engineers working in the public service during an event organised by the Abeokuta Branch of NSE, in honour of Engr Lanre Bisiriyu in Abeokuta yesterday. Engr Mokuolu commended the governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun, for his outstanding gestures...

NIMechE National Chairman, Dr Ejilah Robinson Addresses a Global Audience on Strategic Partnership with PEIs and other Key Stakeholders in Nigeria

The National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), Engr. Dr. Robinson I. Ejilah has called for closer working relationship between Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) and other critical stakeholders in the educational and industrial sectors with International Association for the Exchange and Science and Technical Experience (IAESTE) in Nigeria. This clarion call was sounded while making a presentation titled...

PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS ANTI-MONOPOLY LAW 15 YEARS AFTER

Fifteen years after the Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE) proposed an anti-trust law to checkmate monopoly in the Nigerian economy, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection bill. The law seeks to eliminate monopoly and ensure competitive trade in the country. Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), disclosed this in a...

Total discovers big oil and gas deposit in South Africa

Total has announced a major oil and gas discovery in South Africa in the offshore Southern Outeniqua Basin which runs parallel to the Southern Cape coast. The gas find is estimated at about a billion barrels of oil equivalent According to BizNews the discovery is enough to cover South Africa’s imported fuel requirements for the next four years. Total gleefully announced the...

Nigerian Safety Engineers to inaugurate Lagos Chapter as Engr Faluyi set to become inaugural chairman

The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers has concluded all plans to inaugurate it Lagos Chapter. The event coming up at 10.am on February 13, 2019 at Federal palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos will also witness the investiture of Engr Seun Faluyi as its inaugural chairman. Various dignitaries are expected at the event which will be chaired by...

Big Oil Proves Crude Price Is Just a Number

The crude market had its worst quarter in 4 years but you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at Big Oil's stellar earnings numbers. (Bloomberg) -- The crude market had its worst quarter in four years but you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at Big Oil’s stellar earnings numbers. The...

Sahara Power trains 39 engineers

Sahara Power Group has commenced a training programme for 39 young engineers as part of efforts to develop local capacity in the power sector. It said the 2019 Sahara Power Group Graduate Engineering Programme had been designed to boost human capital development and facilitate seamless transfer of knowledge in the sector.

Yam committee targets 5,760 tonnes export in 2019

The Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export say it is targeting the exportation of no fewer than 5,760 tonnes of yam to different countries in 2019. Prof. Simon Irtwange, Chairman of the committee told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, that the committee was unable to achieve 50 per cent...

AI Won’t Take Your Job, People Will by Shelly Palmer

AI, specifically “augmented intelligence,” is going to have both an awesome and an unfortunate impact on our posterity. Let’s explore one possible way AI may impact the future of work, and how it may dramatically change how we train our workforce. The Graphic Arts Department (A Metaphor for Every Department) A brand manager needs an...

PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS ANTI-MONOPOLY LAW 15 YEARS AFTER

Fifteen years after the Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE) proposed an anti-trust law to checkmate monopoly in the Nigerian economy, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection bill. The law seeks to eliminate monopoly and ensure competitive trade in the country. Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), disclosed this in a...

Executive Order 007: The silent revolutionary mercenary By Chris Edache Agbiti

While the nation bickers over the Onnoghen’s saga, it appears not to have noticed the appearance of a phenomenally dazzling silver lining in the horizon of road infrastructure in our polity. It is called Executive Order 007. By this Order, Mr. President is authorised to grant exemption from corporate taxation, for certain companies or groups of companies, who are...

NSE wants civil engineers to lead war against quacks in profession

Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, president of the Nigerian Society of Civil Engineers (NSE), has tasked civil engineers to champion the war against quacks infiltrating the profession. Mokuolu gave this task at the Investiture ceremony of Engr. (Mrs) Aishatu Umar as the 16th National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), in Abuja.