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Garba: Why Businesses Must Embrace Digitalisation

In a fast paced world of innovative discoveries and technological advancement, there seems to be more questions and heightened optimism about the future of technology in developing business. Adamu Garba, the Chief Executive Officer IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited, a digital transformation organisation, speaks with Adedayo Adejobi, on the essence of digital transformation to businesses in Nigeria. Excerpts: What is the...

LASPOTECH: The Facts about CONTISS 15 Migration by Olanrewaju Kuye

The agitation for the implementation of Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure (CONTISS 15) migration by the three staff unions in Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) is an issue that has thrown the institution’s community into unrest since 2016. The CONTISS 15 migration is the movement of staff from one salary grade level to the next level provided the staff meets the...

Card readers will shut down – INEC

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that card readers would shut down automatically by 10 pm on the day of elections. Yakubu said in Abuja at a briefing on the progress made by the commission following the postponement of the general elections. “They (the card readers) are configured to specific polling units and only...

PTDF: Oil Service Companies Now Employ Our Trained Welders

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has disclosed that some indigenous oil service companies have started engaging the services of Nigerian welders trained by the capacity building institute for the implementation of their oil and gas service contracts. It explained in a recent statement by its Head, Press and External Relations, Mr. Kalu Otisi, in Abuja, that this followed the...

UK Galileo alternative costs just 3% of the EU satellite

An alternative satellite navigation system to Galileo has been suggested by engineering academics at a snip of the price of the EU project. Galileo costs £9bn and the UK has contributed £1.2bn to the project, which is designed to act as a rival to the US’s GPS system and is due to launch in 2026. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pulled...

New policy centre to drive engineering’s dialogue with government by Professor Ann Dowling

The newly launched National Engineering Policy Centre will help engineers talk to policymakers with one voice writes Royal Academy of Engineering President, Professor Dame Ann Dowling. Engineering not only provides the backbone of the UK’s industry and economy but also benefits our everyday lives. The sector generates 23% of the UK’s total turnover and accounts for nearly half our exports....

UK deeply disappointed by Honda’s decision to close plant

Britain on Tuesday said it was deeply disappointed by Honda’s decision to close its only British car plant. “The UK is one of the leaders in the development of these technologies and so it is deeply disappointing that this decision has been taken now,” Business Secretary, Greg Clark, said. “This is a devastating decision for Swindon and the UK. This is...

Museveni to CEC, “We must Embrace science and Technology to Empower our People,”

President Yoweri Museveni has told the Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement that for the party to propel the country forward and economically transform the society, the leaders must appreciate the importance of science and technology to drive socio-economic transformation. This coupled with understanding the correctness of the movement ideology that emphasizes Patriotism, pan-Africanism, socio-economic transformation and...

Ajaokuta: Nigeria Sleeping Giant by Lawal Richard Seun

On independence, a lot of hope was put in Nigeria. Many countries an individual was seeing the birth of a country that will steer up the African economy and lead the continent to economy bliss through industrialization. Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) popularly known as Ajaokuta Steel was one of the giants the early fathers of Nigeria set up to...

The 176,000 Problem by Ayo Oladejo

What does the number 176,000 connote? It is not a number in the Bible like 3,7,12,300 etc. it is the number of polling units in the country. The APC and PDP already deployed 176,000 polling unit agents all over the country before the election was called off. Note that APC and PDP will have 2 or 3 persons in each of the polling...

Phone manufacturers dump Nigerian factory plans

IFE OGUNFUWA of Punch examines bottlenecks that have hindered foreign phone makers from establishing production plants in Nigeria as promised There are indications that some foreign original equipment manufacturers of mobile phones have abandoned their plans to establish factories in Nigeria citing entry barriers into the market as the problem. Despite experiencing market acceptability for their products and having growth prospects...

Dunlop Seeks Core Investor to Produce Tyres in Nigeria

Managing Director of a leading marketer of automotive tyres, Dunlop Nigeria Tyre & Rubber Plc, Mr Mohammed Jimoh Yinusa, has disclosed that the company was looking for at least a major investor to enable it return to the manufacture of tyres in Nigeria. In a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) this week, the firm, which shut down its...

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....