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Ikeja Engineers to Honour Idiat Amusu as Branch organizes Project Skill Competition for Schools

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja Branch, under the leadership of Engr Funmilade Akingbagbohun is set for the 2019 "Project Skill Competition" which will hold on May 15th 2019 at the Olu Awoyinfa Hall of the Branch Secretariat in Lagos. The Event will also honour one of the Branch's outstanding female leaders and veteran engineer, Engr Idiat Amusu, a fellow...

Disaters, Hazards and National Learning Curve By Tunji Light Ariyomo

This essay was inspired by Bunmi Ijaware, an engineer turned financial strategist, who had challenged our university group ealier in the day on the very dangerous and wild escapades of many among us in our growing-up days that could have ended in harrowing disasters but for providence. His was in reaction to a trending sad piece of news regarding...

NSE, NIEEE, NAN colleagues mourn Ajudua

The President of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Kunle Mokuolu, has extolled the selfless service of late Mathias Ajudua, who was an NSE fellow and Director with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Ajudua slumped and died on Friday in Abuja while preparing to leave for work. He served Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE) as National Publicity...

Buhari’s New Cabinet : In Dire Need of Engineers by Christian Okwori

“Put your money where your mouth is”, is a 19th century American adage that has and will continue to haunt Nigeria until we start matching our voices with our choices. Before one could say Jack Robinson, 4years has gone with the wind, and we are still complaining of poor electricity with just about 3000MW(around 1999 figures) from the system...

Engineer tasks FG to turn around Ajaokuta Steel Company

A metallurgist, Dr Toyin Jegede, has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions against past wrong business proposals to turn around Ajaokuta Steel Company for Nigeria’s rapid industrialisation. It is recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, recently withheld assent to the Ajaokuta Steel Company Bill. Jegede told Newsmen in Lagos on Monday that the steel company had the potential to create...

Putin signs controversial internet law

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet, a move decried by rights groups. Russian lawmakers insist the new law is necessary to ensure the security of Russia’s online networks but critics say the vaguely worded bill gives new censorship powers to government monitors. The text of...

Kano abolishes Degree HND dichotomy

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje Kano State government has abolished the dichotomy between the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bsc holders in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano made this known during the workers day celebrations at Sani Abacha Stadium on Wednesday in Kano. According to Ganduje, the decision to abolish the dichotomy is part of his administration’s effort to...

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...

Executive Order 5 Will Restructure Nigerian Economy – Onu

The minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has revealed that Executive Order 5 was designed to provide jobs, create conducive environment for foreign direct investment (FDI) and restructure the economy. To this end, he challenged engineers to monitor the implementation of Executive Order 5 to ensure that public office holders complied with the provisions of the law. He disclosed...

Engineers in Politics: Engr. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor Elect

He was born into a humble but proud family of a teacher, Pa Olatunbosun Makinde and Mrs Abigail Makinde of Agnofola Compound, Oj'aba, in Ibadan on December 25, 1967. He had his Primary education at St. Paul Primary School and St. Michael Primary school both in Yemetu, Ibadan. While he has his secondary school education at the Bishop Philips Academy,...