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Understanding the Principle of Leadership By Athan Oparaji

Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last. What is leadership?How do you roll as a leader? Where do you belong as a leader? Who is the true leader? These questions reverberate in my mind. We all have found ourselves in various leadership positions in the school systems,industrial, religious, governmental and cooperative organizations. So,what is leadership? Leadership simply means leading from behind which is...

Procurement Engineers pay courtesy visit to Nigeria Railway Boss

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Institution of Procurement Engineers (NIProcE), the 24th division of the Nigeria Society of Engineers under the leadership of Engr Samuel C. Echedom FNSE, KSC, has paid courtesy call to the management of Nigerian Railway Corporation at their headquarters in Lagos. The 24th Division of NSE, shortened as NIProcE has mandates as a Procurement Institution...

Mechanic steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

A young mechanic described as suicidal stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed, killing himself. Officials ruled out any link to terrorism in the incident, which took place late on Friday, and saw the man holding a conservation with an...

Understanding the Niger-Nigeria MOU on ‘Katsina’ Refinery By Idang Alibi

Understanding the Niger-Nigeria MOU on ‘Katsina’ Refinery Tuesday July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and his Nigerien counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, presided over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the proposed Niger/Nigeria Hydrocarbon Pipeline & Refinery Projects. Steering and Technical Committees to drive the projects were also inaugurated at the occasion. The project aims to construct a...

Nigerian School Girls Win Gold in World Technovation Challenge in US

The five Anambra girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha who represented Nigeria and Africa at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US last night have won the Gold Medal in the contest. The team, led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu defeated representatives of other technological giants including the USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to...

Germany tests solar car which charges as being driven

A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive. Germany will likely miss its target of putting one million electric cars on the road by 2020, but the government said in April...

NNPC seeks action on economic diversification

(NAN) Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Monday called for proactive actions to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and gas. Baru, who spoke at the 2018 Nigerian Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) in Lagos, identified the reliance on oil and gas, as responsible for the economic recession experienced in the country...

Lagos Mechanical Business Luncheon: Innovation, R&D as a Tool to Industrialisation and Economic growth to take centre stage

Nigerian Socio Economic Challenges are many and various propositions to address it have been regularly advanced. The engineering community as responsible member of the society is not left behind. The NIMechE Lagos under the leadership of Engr Segun Fadeyi is dedicating this year Business Mechanical Luncheon to Economic growth and industrialization.On August 11 2018 the Nigerian mechanical Engineers along...

TCN recovers 693 abandoned power equipment containers at ports

The Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Friday said it had recovered more than 693 containers of power equipment abandoned at ports for about 15 years due to tariff. The Managing Director (MD) of TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, said this in a statement in Lagos. Mohammed said some of the power equipment had been auctioned by the Nigeria Customs Service, but...

NSE/NNPC to collaborate on Local Content Development and Ajaokuta Steel project Revival

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) National executive members led by President Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, paid a courtesy visit to the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja. During the visit, Engr. Mokuolu, said there is the need for NNPC to work closely with the NSE and other stakeholders to salvage important...

‘Lagos-Ibadan railway to be completed in December’

Minister of Transport Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has said the Federal Government is insisting on the completion of Lagos-Ibadan railway by December. He said it has decided that the construction company in charge should move back to Lagos and begin work. Amaechi spoke yesterday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of his meeting with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos...

No Time do we Need engineers as Now- Engr Akingbagbohun

"No time do we need engineers as now"This was Engr. Mrs. Funmilade Akingbagbohun declaration to engineers in academic during the recent Conference organised by Covenant University school of engineering in Ota Ogun state where she was the Goodwill Speaker at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 International Mechanical Engineering conference of covenant university recently where she was the Special...

Integrity: A Favorable Desirable Personality Trait for all of us and also an Excellent Rewarding Career Path for Engineers! By Athan Oparaji

A lot has been discussed about the important word known as: Integrity. I have seen the discourse in the family reunion, religious settings, the school system, social gatherings; on every side. Integrity is a relevant topic in our small units starting from families, communities, to towns, states as it cuts across nations and the world at large in the economic,...

Nigeria’s research and development results are inferior- Dr Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said commercialisation of research and development results have not been successful because of low quality of works emanating from Nigerian universities and research institutes. Onu said this in Abuja during the public presentation of the Guidelines on Commercialisation of Research and Development (R&D) results and inventions. He blamed other factors responsible for...

COREN Accredits  engineering programmes for Edo varsity

Council for the Regulations of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) has accredited all engineering programmes currently offered by Edo University, Iyamho, and affirmed that the institution is well suited to train undergraduate, who will, in turn, become qualified engineers. COREN President, Engr. Kashim Abdul Ali, who disclosed this during a tour at the university, commended the management for its standard of...