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Report: Lagos set for new bus experience by ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE

The news that the bus reform initiative (BRI) by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode may soon begin operations is cheery to many, who have been looking forward to a more comfortable alternative than putting their vehicles on the road, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE When in 2017, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode vowed to banish the yellow buses from the high streets of Lagos, many thought...

Vocational, tech training core of employability of Ghana’s youth – EU

The European Union has indicated that technical and vocational training will form the bedrock of creating sustainable jobs for Ghana’s youth. The Head of the European Union delegation to Ghana, Diana Acconcia, made the disclosure when she visited the No Business As Usual Hub in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti region. The visit was to assess progress of the...

APBN tasked President Buhari to appoint professionals into next cabinet

The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint professionals into his next cabinet, to ensure quality service delivery. Engr Olumuyiwa Ajibola, the president of the association, made the call on Tuesday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen at the end of the second quarter meeting of the association board. Ajibola urged the president to base...

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE ENGINEERING SUMMIT, AFRICA FOR FREE

The summit is in quest to bring together business leaders and subject matter experts to shape conversations across how emerging technologies will help optimise growth of various sectors of the economy. The Engineering Summit, Africa is an annual event, now in its 2nd year focused on addressing key economic and development issues in line with Engineering and Technology applications. The summit...

Carbon Pricing Should Drive African Devt, Not Hinder It By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Government leaders often ask me how they can achieve development goals, such as expanding energy access, while tackling climate change. Some say, “Shouldn’t we use our coal resources to give people electricity first, then go low-carbon later?” The answer is no. A mounting body of evidence shows that development and climate action go hand-in-hand. In fact, research from The New...

World’s largest plane takes off on its first test flight

The world's largest airplane, a Stratolaunch behemoth with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines, made its first test flight on Saturday in California. The mega jet carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert. It is designed to carry into space, and drop, a rocket that would, in turn, ignite to deploy satellites. It is supposed to provide a...

NERC Issues Ikeja, Benin DisCos Permit On Meter Assets Providers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Friday said it has issued permits to vendors operating the Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) policy who will service electricity consumers under the coverage of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company(IEDC) and Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). The meter providers according to NERC were successful in the procurements conducted by both the Ikeja and Benin...

Highway Engineers inaugurate Oriakhi as 2nd Chairman; call for revision of existing laws on Road construction

The Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE), Port Harcourt Chapter has inaugurated new executive committee led by Engr. Francis Oriakhi, who took over from Engr Jones Nwadike as second chairman of the chapter. The event anchored by Dr. Solomon Orumu, attracted impressive array of distinguished engineers and stakeholders in Highway and Transport Engineering sector. It was declared opened...

FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL By Tam-Jones Atuboyedia

FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL  Tam-Jones Atuboyedia PhD, FCIHT, FNSE Abstract Good roads do not come cheap in terms of money, time and materials. The design elements for a road can be numerous but it takes a lot of ‘thinking through’ to achieve the ultimate goal to providing comfortable, aesthetics and safe riding surfaces. The design parameters in the current...

Chinese Scientists Create Monkeys With Human Brain Genes

Chinese scientists have implanted human brain genes into monkeys, in a study intended to provide insights into the unique evolution of human intelligence. Researchers inserted human versions of MCPH1, a gene that scientists believe plays a role in the development of the human brain, into 11 rhesus monkeys. They found the monkeys’ brains — like those of humans — took longer...

Engr Felix Adegboye is the New Chairman NIEEE Ogun Chapter

The Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), has elected Engr. Felix Adesola Adegboye, as the new chairman of the council. Adegboye, who emerged with a new set of executive as the second chairman of the council in the state, was sworn-in by the pioneer chairman, Peter Oladele Oladipo, at the Government House, Isale...

‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. Black holes are monstrous celestial entities exerting gravitational fields so vicious...

Media urged to take a frontline role in Ghana’s quest to bridge technology gap

...As engineers and other technocrats introduce 'Peduase Declaration'. Ghana’s media, has been urged to take up a frontline role in the country’s quest to bridge the technology gap — as it prepares to be a relevant force in the West African sub-region and beyond. The call came during a media engagement hosted by the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), last Wednesday,...

NIMechE APPOINTS ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY .

The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE) has engaged the services of Engr. Akpan Udeme Victor as its new Acting Executive Secretary. The letter of offer of appointment released by the National Chairman comes with a probationary period of Six months with effect from 1st March 2019. The appointment was made on the recommendation of the NIMechE Executive Secretary...

Buhari to unveil $70m Oshodi transport interchange

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to inaugurate Africa’s first mega bus terminal, Oshodi Transport Interchange before May 29, officials of the Lagos State Government have confirmed. Besides, the president will equally unveil the 10-lane Oshodi-Murtala Mohammed International Airport road, another iconic transport infrastructure project the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode executed under two years. The state’s cabinet-ranking officials disclosed the plan...