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Implications of the Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act (2) by Olusegun Adeoti

Continued from HERE However, under the Binary Education Structure, and with the degree-awarding status, the polytechnics may as well replace the titles, “Chief Lecturer” with “Professor” and “Principal Lecturer” with “Reader”. Since the Scheme of Service is still under final touches, necessary amendments should be made to reflect the new status of the polytechnics in the Scheme of Service. This...

Applied universities – A viable path to higher education by Wondwosen Tamrat

The idea of the applied university is growing as an enticing concept in developed and developing countries alike, offering a vehicle for system differentiation and the production of high-level practical skills. The applied university goes by many names – polytechnic university, university of applied sciences, vocational university, applied technological university – according to what countries think best describes their context. For...

FLOOD MENACE IN NIGERIA: PLATEAU STATE FLOOD DISASTER by Engr OKEY EZEMA

As the rainy season draws near, we should have a retrospect to help us evaluate the level of destruction of lives and properties by flood in 2012 to enable us prepare for what lies ahead. The year 2012 cannot be forgotten quickly in Nigeria especially with respect to flood disaster. From Kano to Adamawa,Taraba to Kaduna,Kogi to Anambra ,Lagos to...

Iyalaya Anybody: Pencils, Nigerian Innovation, & Africa’s Path In The 21st Century By Pius Adesanmi

 Keynote lecture delivered at the 5th Innovention Series of Verdant ZealLagos, NigeriaMarch 22, 2016You must excuse the obscenity, “iyalaya anybody”, in my title. When you invite a well-known scholar of African popular cultures to address such a distinguished assembly of actors and professionals in Nigeria’s corporate and entrepreneurial world, you must be prepared to be illuminated by the philosophical...

Tolls on the roads again! by Lekan Sote

Many years after the cancellation of tollgates by the pretend populist government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Minister for Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, just threw a tax curve at hapless Nigerians through a policy to reinstate tolls on Nigeria’s highways. If you remember that Fashola is a lawyer, you will understand why he found refuge in the...

Why Nigeria’s engineers are underpaid by Isqil Najim

There have been discontents within the engineering community over wages disparity compared to other professionals. The younger generation of Engineers are especially more vociferous and often cited the lifestyles of management and medical personnel and legal professionals to back their claims. The argument is often that since the engineers spent more years in schools (and additional mandatory postgraduate training years)...

How Bill Gates infected me with his chicken bug by Dr Ibraheem Dooba

Here's why I'm joining Bill Gates' "Chicken Revolution" I was intrigued by Bill Gates’ chicken idea and followed him to his blog (GatesNotes.com), which also referred me to his wife, Melinda’s blog. Both husband and wife convinced me with their argument and I am now infected with their chicken bug. If you didn’t read my post yesterday, here is the summary. Bill...

A NEW NIGERIA WHERE THE POOR BECOME RICH AND THE RICH BECOME RICHER by JELANI ALIYU

A Nigeria of peace, prosperity and abundance for all. Not a Nigeria of a few highly expensive cars and then millions of cheap very old ones, but a Nigeria of millions of modern new cars and then more of the current high end ones. Not a Nigeria of a few very expensive homes and then millions of substandard abodes across the...

Ganduje: the video, the science and the law – By Ibraheem Dooba, Ph.D.

We've heard and read truckloads of debates on the authenticity of the series of videos published by the Daily Nigerian showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State receiving some money. Many have argued that it is fake, others contend that it is real. Even foreign organisations have been cited about the authenticity. However, beyond the torrents of opinions, to my...

SAVE THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION BY DEDE SOKARI

Let me start with this saying “if a doctor makes a mistake, it might cost the life of just one person but if an engineer makes a mistake, it will cost the life of many people”, I mean no disrespect to the medical profession. I am from a developing country that is in dire need of infrastructural and technological development....