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AI Won’t Take Your Job, People Will by Shelly Palmer

AI, specifically “augmented intelligence,” is going to have both an awesome and an unfortunate impact on our posterity. Let’s explore one possible way AI may impact the future of work, and how it may dramatically change how we train our workforce. The Graphic Arts Department (A Metaphor for Every Department) A brand manager needs an...

The Need for Passive Fireproofing in our Industrial Technological Facilities By Athan Oparaji 

On average 3.9 million fires are reported globally (source: CTIF report 22, World Fire Statistics 2018) and every year fire accounts for one death per 100,000 people globally (source: International Association of Fire and Rescue Services). Industrial facilities comprise chemical and petrochemical plants, steel mill industries, nuclear, thermal power plants and general plants in onshore and offshore fields. Of all these...

Executive Order 007: The silent revolutionary mercenary By Chris Edache Agbiti

While the nation bickers over the Onnoghen’s saga, it appears not to have noticed the appearance of a phenomenally dazzling silver lining in the horizon of road infrastructure in our polity. It is called Executive Order 007. By this Order, Mr. President is authorised to grant exemption from corporate taxation, for certain companies or groups of companies, who are...

FULL SPEECH ON LAGOS PLAN: ‘BRIDGING THE INFRASTRUCTURE GAP, THE LAGOS WE KNOW’ BY DR OBAFEMI HAMZAT

DELIVERED BY DR. OBAFEMI HAMZAT, LAGOS STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNUAL  AWARD NIGHT, ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, LAGOS CHAPTER, HELD AT DIGITAL CENTRE, LAGOS STATE SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA. Protocols I am very happy and honoured to be here today as the guest speaker on this very important...

CONFRONTING THE “12 GIANT EVILS” A RESPONSIVE NATIONAL POLICY ALTERNATIVE FOLA ADEOLA, MCIArb, OFR, mni.

Recent public policy debates have put forward the idea that Nigeria’s policy options center around an Economic Growth versus Human Development Index (HDI) dichotomy. I am concerned that this juxtaposition sets up the false premise that the choice can ever, in fact, be binary – that it is possible for a good leader, or even one that aspires to...

Paving Way for Many More African Inventors By Dr. Esther Ngumbi

Sixteen young African inventors were recently shortlisted as finalists of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. While the overall winner and three runners up will receive cash funding, all the finalists will receive training and the mentoring they need to scale up their inventions and ultimately translate them into commercial products. The...

The Power of Your Network is the “Ask” – Deborah Mills-Scofield

One of the biggest assets in anyone’s life is a generous network. It is a gift that grows simply by sharing it. Think of it as the Law of Accelerating Returns — the more you share your network, the more people share it in return and the more the rate of sharing accelerates. For me, my network has literally...

Project-based learning is a winning formula by Christoph Hahn

Creative educational initiatives such as Formula Student put their participants on the fast track to careers in engineering, says Christoph Hahn, technical education specialist at MathWorks A striking finding of the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering report, The UK STEM Education Landscape, is that fewer than half of engineering students in the UK enter professional engineering occupations after leaving higher...

THE PIPELINE WILL GET WET AGAIN BY ATHAN OPARAJI

I remember when I was growing up as a kid. In my hamlet, we used to go to the stream to fetch water,wash our clothes and swim. In fact,the paramount interest of going to the stream was ‘frolicking’. Life was sweet and rosy as we enjoyed the roller coaster ride of going to swim with our peers. We had made...

Live Your Life And Leave A Legacy as an Engineer By Athan Oparaji.

Life is an interesting journey. A race we must finish despite its huddles and challenges. To some the race starts on a smooth ride while to others it might start with you finding yourself in the maze. I have come to realise that life makes no comparison because we all are not born the same time. Life doesn’t give...