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Budding Innovators dazzle at 2019 Project Skill competition; as Engineers fete Idiat Amusu

The 2019 edition of Project Skill Competition, now known as "Idiat Amusu Project Skill Competition" lived up to its billing as young innovators from 30 secondary schools in Lagos showcased the future of engineering talents at the Ralph Alabi Engineering Centre, Lagos. At the event attended by distinguished Engineers comprising Deputy Gov Elect Ogun State,HE Engr. Mrs Noimot Salako-Ogundele, Deputy...

New Lagos power law to give autonomy to agencies, boards

THE proposed amendment of the Lagos State electricity power law will grant some measure of autonomy or independence to agencies and boards concerned with power from the supervising power ministry, it was learnt yesterday. This is one of the major provisions of the bill to amend the power sector law for which a public hearing was held yesterday at the...

NIMECHE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND AGM “GLORY LAND 2019” : CALL FOR PAPER

The Institution invites Technical Papers for 2019 International Conference, themed “Towards a Modern Manufacturing Technology & Practice for National Economic Growth” holding at Aridolf Resort & Wellness Spa, Along Isaac Boro Expressway, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, between 8th – 11th October, 2019. Sub-Themes: 1. Bridging the local content gap through sustainable manufacturing technology. 2. Deploying and managing computer integrated manufacturing. 3. Application of modern...

Senate okays bill seeking to upgrade Yaba Tech to varsity status

The Senate, on Thursday, passed the City University of Technology (Est., etc.) Yaba Bill, 2018 for second reading. The decision followed a motion by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos) at the plenary presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bill essentially sought to transform the Yaba College Technology (YabaTech) in Lagos State...

Nasarawa Governor-elect Assures Of Robust Develoment

Nasarawa State governor-elect, Engr Abdullahi Alhaji Sule, has promised to explore the potentials that abound in the state to enhance the socio-economic development of the state. Engr Sule, stated this when he received Eggon Stakeholders and the Nigeria Society of Engineers in his office at the Presidential Lodge Lafia, yesterday. He said he would welcome advices and contributions from intellectuals and...

NIMechE National Chairman Visits MIKAP Mills- the Producer of MIVA Rice Brand, and also Toured its Industrial Facility.

On the 9th of May 2019, the NIMechE National Chairman, Engr. Dr. Robinson I. Ejilah, FNIMechE led a delegation of Mechanical Engineers on a courtesy call to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, MIKAP Nigerian Limited, Chief Michael Kaase Aondoakaa (SAN), at the premises of his Agro- processing Industry, along Gboko Road, Makurdi. In the delegation are the...

Abu Salami becomes Vice President, Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture

Engr. Abu Salami, a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Nigerian Institution of mechanical Engineers, have been elected as the Vice President, Finance and Professional Practice of the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA). Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA) is an association of entrepreneurs with a common goal of protecting and...

THE PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE ON THE CLEARING UP OF APAPA PORT AND ENVIRONS

A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks. Members of the taskforce include Mr. Kayode Opeifa, former Commissioner of Transport in Lagos State, as the Executive Vice Chairman; a representative of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC);...

Thousands May Lose Their Jobs As British Steel Collapses

British Steel collapsed on Wednesday after the government said last-ditch talks with its owners failed to secure a financial rescue. The High Court in London ordered British Steel Limited into compulsory liquidation, a statement said. “British Steel Limited was wound-up in the High Court” on Wednesday, meaning its assets would be sold to help pay debts. “The government has worked tirelessly with...

Human capital or infrastructure? By Ibraheem Dooba, PhD

As I was doing my master's in psychology at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and also a foreign correspondent for the Daily Trust newspaper, I wanted to know the secret of Malaysia - I wanted to know why were people coming from all over the world to study there. Some may say it is leadership, but it would be more...

Ministry wades into Estate surveyors and Engineers professional dispute… Sets up Committee

The federal ministry of Power, Works and Housing has inaugurated a committee to look into a petition made by the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, (ESVARBON) against the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN). This is sequel to the petition written by ESVARBON to the ministry against , COREN’s Regulations for Engineering Appraisal/Valuation. Subsequently,...

Reps pass bill banning plastic bags, prescribe fines against offenders

The House of Representatives, Tuesday, passed a bill prohibiting the use of plastic bags by individuals and manufacturing companies in the country. It also addressed waste management and protection of the environment. According to the bill, any person found guilty of the offences above shall be liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding N500,000 or to imprisonment for a term...

Reps pass bill ending HND-B.Sc dichotomy

The House of Representatives has passed a bill which abolished the existing dichotomy between Polytechnic Higher National Diploma and the Bachelor of Science degree awarded by the Nigerian universities. The bill was passed during Tuesday’s plenary. The legislation, which was sponsored by Ali Isa and Edward Pwajok from Gombe and Plateau States respectively, was passed for second reading since April 2017. It...

Oyo NSE Suggests Sustainable Infrastructural Development Roadmap For Makinde

IN line with his manifesto on infrastructure, agricultural mechanisation and overall technological emancipation of the state, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Oyo State, comprising Ibadan branch, Ogbomoso branch, Oluyole and Oyo branch, has suggested ideas for the state governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, towards the roadmap for sustainable infrastructural development of the state. In its submission presented to the governor-elect when members...

COST ENGINEERING in Total Cost Management of the Economy By Engr. Otis Anyaeji

COST ENGINEERING in Total Cost Management of the Economy By HRH Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE F.Val FNIMechE F.AutoEI ASCostE ASEEcon 1.0 INTRODUCTION I have taken it upon myself this morning to discuss with your noble selves how Cost Engineering skills and knowledge can be integrated through the work process of Total Cost Management (TCM). We shall also examine how Cost Engineering skills and...