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Understanding the Principle of Leadership By Athan Oparaji

Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last. What is leadership?How do you roll as a leader? Where do you belong as a leader? Who is the true leader? These questions reverberate in my mind. We all have found ourselves in various leadership positions in the school systems,industrial, religious, governmental and cooperative organizations. So,what is leadership? Leadership simply means leading from behind which is...

New policy centre to drive engineering’s dialogue with government by Professor Ann Dowling

The newly launched National Engineering Policy Centre will help engineers talk to policymakers with one voice writes Royal Academy of Engineering President, Professor Dame Ann Dowling. Engineering not only provides the backbone of the UK’s industry and economy but also benefits our everyday lives. The sector generates 23% of the UK’s total turnover and accounts for nearly half our exports....

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...

Financing our future By Kemi Adeosun

Writing this, my third article on the economy, I’m keenly aware that the question Nigerians want answered is: what is government doing to address our economic challenges? The first thing to state is that there are no quick fixes, but our strategy is clear and the expected outcomes are pretty compelling. Our immediate economic imperative is to provide a...

Engineering Is Development: Engineering And Development In Nigeria By Bayo Adeola (1)

The book, Engineering Is Development was published in 2009. In addition to documenting the history of engineering in Nigeria, it presented the discipline as the critical catalyst for national development. The book did not engender as much discussion as the author expected. This is perhaps a result of its limited circulation in hard copy only, and even then not being...

Lecture: The Nigerian Content Act:Issues and Workers Concerns-By Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu

The Nigerian Content Act:Issues and Workers Concerns-By Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu (delivered in 2012)PROTOCOLS!1.     IntroductionThe clamour for Nigerians to take centre stage in the oil and gas business is not new. In fact as early as 1970s, Nigerians have started seeking for the Nigerianisation of the strategic oil and gas industry. This should not be a surprise...

EDUCATING SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BY PROF MICHAEL ADEWUMI

Educating Successful Engineers for the 21st Century. Beyond merely understanding the technical dimension of the profession, which is, of course, a prerequisite for success 21st century engineers must be three-dimensional thinkers. This means that they must have: Technical competency, local contextualisation and global competency. The problems facing Nigeria are intricately linked with the rest of the globe, and engineering students must...

Urgent reforms needed to ensure Africa creates the 450m jobs it needs in 20yrs by Natasha Odendaal

Less than a quarter of the 450-million new jobs needed for Africa’s youth over the next two decades will be created unless urgent reforms to boost productivity and competitiveness are undertaken.The ‘Africa Competitiveness Report 2017’ reveals that Africa’s working age population is growing faster than jobs are being created and, with the current policies in place, only 100-million new...

#WorldPoetryDay: In love with science

In Love, I fell with math The taste of it bitter on a sweet mouth.  Provoking envy in languages... Physics came to rescue; Chemistry and Biology couldn't snatch me back.. I surrendered my innocence to figures.. From Pythagoras to Newton. Archimedes won't stop floating for the joy of "Eureka"! Dalton told me all those partial "efforts" will become whole. Who is this, that split the Nucleus? Revealing a deeper world...

The Implications of the Presidential Executive Order No. 5 and Update on the Federal Governement’s Palletization Policy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday 5th February 2018, signed Executive Order 5 into law to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components. The Executive Order demonstrates the Federal government's efforts to promote the application of science, technology and innovation within Nigeria. This is a step towards achieving the nation's developmental goal of improving all...