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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...

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...

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...

WhatsApp steps up war against fake news

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned company, is stepping up the battle against fake news with a big change that’ll affect anyone that uses the messaging app as it limits people’s ability to forward messages to large groups. The idea is that, in theory, it will make it harder for things to “go viral” and will stop the spread of sensationalised fake...

FG to demolish Apapa rail station to expand Seaport

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the Apapa station be demolished and expanded in order to accommodate the activities at the Apapa seaport. He said this, yesterday, after the inspection of the project in Lagos. Amaechi said the idea is to pull down the existing structures, expand the station towards the seaport for easy access to ferry...

Grooming the next Generation of female engineers: APWEN set to launch Mayen Adetiba Bootcamp for Girls

The number of women in engineering in Nigeria is still far below the acceptable level. While there has been increasing number of girls in science class, only few of them made it to engineering at University level. In a bid to stem this tide, APWEN, the flagship of professional women in engineering have been working on various innovative programmes...

Start giving vocational skills to children of 15 years: NCPCR to Skill Development Ministry

The NCPCR has asked the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to develop vocational skills of children from the age of 15 years so that they can start working once they turn 18, according to a report. Currently, under programmes being run by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the minimum age for receiving any training is 18 years. "This deprives...

Apapa/Oshodi gridlock: Lagos begins removal of tankers today

Lagos State Government has said it will commence the removal of trucks and tankers from highways and bridges from today. The state, yesterday, set up a joint operation, involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector, to remove all containerised trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway commencing from today Tagged: ‘Operation restore sanity on Lagos roads’, the exercise...

At long last, Nigeria unveils name of national carrier

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Wednesday unveiled the name of Nigeria’s national carrier, as well as the logo at the Farnborough International Airshow in London. Sirika said the national carrier is Nigeria Air. During the unveiling, the minister said, “this will be a National Carrier that is Private sector-led and driven. It is a business, not a social...

Osinbajo visits as death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Flooding caused by torrential rains on Nigeria’s border with Niger has left more than 52 people dead and another 20 missing in Katsina State, the emergency services said yesterday. The actual numbers of casualties may never be known because of the time the downpour and flooding occurred. The official death toll rose from 44 on Monday just as the vice president,...