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NSE kano calls for placement of road signs to check accident

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Kano State Branch has called on the State Government to place road signs few meters before the two old tollgates along Zaria Road. The NSE chairman in the state, Alhaji Rabi’u Haruna made the call on Thursday after he visited the abandoned tollgate where 11 women lost their lives in an accident at one...

Elan Expo to explore bilateral solutions to infrastructural deficits

Organizers of an international construction and building exhibition, Elan Expo, have expressed readiness to use its forthcoming exhibition to explore bilateral relationships that will provide sustainable solutions to infrastructural challenges in the built and construction industry. Scheduled for 2nd-4th, November, 2017, the exhibition according to the firm, is expected to open up investment opportunities in the nation’s built industry as...

Tackling causes of frequent building collapse

A building that is properly constructed is expected to be in use for a very long time. The rampant cases of buildings collapsing in various locations across the country have posed a great challenge to government and professionals in the built environment in view of the enormous loss of huge investments in housing and attendant loss of lives. Professionals have...

FG Should Patronize Indigenous Engineers To Reduce Capital Flight’

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has enjoined government at all levels to make deliberate efforts to patronise and develop indigenous professionals in order not only to reduce capital flight, but also to grow the indigenous professional capacity and competence.Speaking at a press conference to kick off the 2017 Engineering Week of the Ibadan branch with the theme: “Bringing...

How lack of policy leads to decades of rot in nation’s bridges

Decades of neglect have resulted in colossal damage to the nation’s bridges with many of them never having undergone any form of maintenance, either structured or unstructured over the last four to five decades.Amid the shocking revelation that the Federal Government is planning to spend N270 billion for maintenance, repairs and restoration of over 50 bridges across the country,...

Nigerian engineers power behind Britain’s railway system — COREN President Ali

The President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), has debunked the view in certain quarters that Nigerian engineers were not good enough to handle major projects in the country.Kashim Ali told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that such an excuse was untrue, insisting that Nigerian engineers were the...

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA PROPOSED 6 WEEKS CLOSURE

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA PROPOSED 6 WEEKS CLOSUREHELD  AT EPRD HALL, NATIONAL ENGINEERING CENTRE, ABUJA.BackgroundThe Federal Ministry of Transport (Aviation) held a Stakeholders’ Forum on January 5th, 2017 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on the proposed closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, for...

Engineers ask FG for roles in policy formulation, infrastructure development

The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, has requested the federal government to partner Nigerian Engineers on the crafting of policies that deal with technical matters and the development of infrastructure. Anyaeji made the demand recently, when he led a team of Senior Engineers on  a visit to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing,...

Lagos is working, even in a recession. The federal government has a lot to learn from Lagos State by Kelechi Deca

If you know the Alapere-Ketu end of the Oworonshoki-Ogudu-Old Toll Gate stretch of the expressway. You will discover that say seven weeks ago, there was nothing spectacular on that end. But today, a beautifully constructed 800 meters long, two lane road with awesome beside the expressway, complete with drainage, neon road signs, and street lights, has been built to...

Funding Nigerian Fire Services Sector: A Collective Responsibility by Engr. Martin Agbili (AGILITY)

I was surprise today when I noticed during my research on how Fire Services can be funded by multinational companies or cooperate bodies not waiting for Government to do everything. As I was going through every readable thing I see, I was redirected to insurance company. Briefly this is what I saw.  The Insurance Act 2003 The Insurance Act...