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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,...

The Lessons I’ve Learnt Along My Way To Become An Engineer by Dr Ozak Esu

For every test or examination taken at school in Nigeria, you are given a results sheet that ranks students in order of academic performance. Sounds daunting to many, but personally I enjoy that type of methodical evaluation and this system gave me (as a student) and my parents a measure of my academic performance. Academia was so important to my...

The six myths about Engineering you should know by Arun Karuppaswamy

Two incidents drove me to write this article. In the first incident, a woman wished that her son became a “Mechatronics Engineer” (Mechatronics deals with the mechanical and electronics principles applied together). She explained that “Robotics” is the future of the world (guess Steven Spielberg has had some influence over her) and “Mechatronics Engineers” would be in great i8...

COMPOSITES: THE ENGINEERING OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE BY ATHAN OPARAJI!

According to Wikipedia, composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite, which is the common name) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components. IMG Composites Limited says a composite material is a combination of...

POWER SECTOR STATE OF PLAY, NEXT STEPS AND POLICY DIRECTIONS BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA

TEXT OF PRESS BRIEFING ON POWER SECTOR STATE OF PLAY, NEXT STEPS AND POLICY DIRECTIONS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING, MR BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA SAN AT THE MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING HEADQUARTERS, MABUSHi I believe that most Nigerians know that the Power sector has been privatized and that this happened since November 2013. What I...

Technical education and a nation at developmental crossroads by Prof. Ayobami Salami

The rising concerns among stakeholders on the quality of graduates being churned out by Nigeria’s tertiary education institutions makes inevitable the need for a paradigm shift in our current teaching and learning model. The subsisting approach is certainly too weak, uninspiring and theory-suffused; this is why one should look no further for why we are ostensibly perpetuating the regime...

Why The Fulani Herdsmen & Farmers Fight: How Climate Change & The Boko Haram Crisis Created The Crisis And Six (6) Evidence-Based Policy Recommendations For Its Resolution

Summary: Nigeria has 22 million cows that consume about 1 billion gallons per day of water and 500 million kilograms of grass and forage crops. The stock value of Nigeria’s cattle population is about N3.4 trillion or $16.2 billion at N150,000 per head. The intensification of the Boko Haram crisis in the last five years has caused nomadic Fulani...

The Future of Work and The Work of The Future… A Presentation by Olufunke Amobi,

The Future of Work and The Work of The Future... A Presentation by Olufunke Amobi, Country Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC. Compiled by 'Kunle Ajayi, Co-founder Enterprise Innovation Laboratory. The future of work is already upon us and it is clearly defined by Technology. This implies that the work or Jobs of the future belongs to those who can maximize...

Transforming university education in Nigeria – Part 2 By Olanrewaju A. Fagbohun

The nexus in the above paradox with the issue of commodification of education is not far-fetched. In a 2017 report of the National Universities Commission (NUC) titled, ‘The State of University Education in Nigeria,’ it was reported that the Nigerian university system had a relatively impressive outing in the core mandates of teaching, research and community service. Better performance...

Make your Engineering Job Meaningful by Steve Mackay

Dear Colleagues I am always humbled by many people’s pride in what would initially appear to be a horrific job. These range from those who clean up often horrific levels of sewage and waste / work with toxic chemicals / operate on remote and harsh mine sites. You see the obvious level of pride and skill in their work coupled...