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Ex-SPDC boss urges Nigerians to consume local technology for rapid industrialization

Alhaji Abdullah Bukar, former Corporate Engineering Manager, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has urged Nigerians to consume local technologies and innovations for rapid economic growth and industrialization. Bukar made the call at a book launch organised by the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on Wednesday in Lagos. The book, tilted, “Corrosion Monitoring and Control Engineering in Oil...

The killing of 40 companies By Eric Teniola

Nigeria, restructuring, sleeping, snoring, angry governors, 2019A S of 1979 when the Army handed over power, there were 40 companies operating in the country. These companies with their locations and the percentage of Federal Government shareholding included the following: Anambra Motor Mfg. Co.Ltd.-Anambra (35 per cent), Nkalagu Cement Co. Ltd.(Expansion)-Anambra (10 per cent), Steyr Nigeria Ltd.- Bauchi (35 per...

Achieving Profitability and Sustainability of SMEs in Nigeria: Why the ParkerStore is a Valued Partner

The diversification and development of the Nigerian economy is very much dependent on the growth of its manufacturing industry.  When the productive sector is vibrant and active, Nigeria and Nigerians will ultimately benefit. For example, the employment potentialof a vibrant manufacturing sector for the country’s citizensisenormous. It is therefore clear that stimulating the industrialization of Nigeria will accelerate the...

Elan Expo: ‘Indigenous tech, green solutions key to achieve reduced operational cost’

Stakeholders at the international construction and building exhibition, Elan Expo, have hinged the ability of operators in the construction and real sectors to reduce their operational costs on the adoption of indigenous technology and continuous development of green solutions. They also said there is a need to build for the modern future by embracing new solutions that will address infrastructural...

Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come by Calestous Juma

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs. Bill Gates, for example, has called for the taxing of robots that take away jobs. This has elicited responses from leading economists,...

“Engineers as TOTAL SOLUTION PROVIDERS in the emerging Knowledge and Information Age” by Engr Titi Omo-Ettu

“Engineers as TOTAL SOLUTION PROVIDERS in the emerging Knowledge and Information Age”A speech by Engr Titi Omo-Ettu, FAEng; FNSE. To Graduating Engineering Class of Bells University of Technology, Ota October 31, 2017. SYNOPSIS The Lecture distinguishes between the REALITY EXPECTATIONS of today's KNOWLEDGE AGE engineer as against those of the engineer of the INDUSTRIAL AGE.  It sees today's challenges which, strictly speaking, presents tremendous...

FG Eyes 100% Nigerian Content in 2027, Trains Illegal Refiners

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu has directed the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to ensure that the Nigerian oil and gas industry is able to produce all its needs by year 2027. The Minister set the target in Owerri, Imo State at the just concluded Nigerian Content Workshop organised by New Planets Projects in...

Nigeria’s largest electronic manufacturing, assembly plant launched

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said on Thursday in Calabar that Nigeria was gradually moving toward technological independence . From left – Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade (left); Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (middle) and the Group Managing Director of Gospell Digital Technology Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly Company, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa,...

Need for strong academic-industry nexus by Dr. S. Vaidhyasubramaniam

The gaps in relevance, delivery and policy need to be addressed to ensure an MBA programme is effective. Over the course of the last hundred years, business has transformed the world. It has been a driving force in shaping society and the catalyst behind extraordinary economic growth and opportunity. Effective management of business has spurred the creation of jobs, the...

FG to start manufacturing of made in Nigeria sports equipment — SGF

Hajiya Habiba Lawal, Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) said government was making efforts to commence local manufacturing of sports equipment. Lawal made this known on Saturday at the official unveiling, launch and presentation of sports equipment to 2000 primary schools by National Lottary Trust Fund (NLTF) in Yola. The acting SGF, represented by Dr William Alo, Permanent...