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RESPONSE BY THE BPE TO THE ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPRIETY IN THE POWER SECTOR REFORM AND PRIVATISATION PROGRAMME LEVELED AGAINST IT BY FORMER CHAIRMAN OF NERC

RESPONSE BY THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES (BPE) TO THE ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPRIETY IN THE POWER SECTOR REFORM AND PRIVATISATION PROGRAMME LEVELED AGAINST IT BY DR. SAM AMADI, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF NIGERIA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION (NERC) 1. One of the key objectives of the power sector reform was to open the sector to public debate and discussions to engender greater...

Lagos Rain: Before Science opened my Eyes – Isqil Najim

Growing up in Lagos as a kid, I was very inquisitive and always trying to find answers to things I don't understand. I lost counts of number of times I received admonitory smack for putting my nose where it should not be. I could remember my early years and those myths bandied around me. From Awolowo living in the moon...

DAWN OF A BETTER FUTURE FOR TOMORROW’S LEADERS IN NIGERIA BY DR VICTOR OBANOR

A PAPER PRESENTED TO NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE BY ENGR. DR. (PRINCE) VICTOR OBANOR, PGD, B. Eng, M. Eng, M. A. Ph. D, DD, MNSE, FCAI, FIMC, CMC, MNIMN, MPMI, AFP, CHIEF INSPECTOR, COREN-ERM, BENIN ZONAL INSPECTORATE INTRODUCTION We live in the era of globalization and this comes with enormous opportunities as well as challenges. Globalization – which results in...

DO NOT ALLOW THIS FIRE TO BURN

I am particularly worried. I am perceiving a lot of burning combustible materials in our Country Nigeria. I am trying my best to locate the source so as to extinguish it. What are you doing on your own side to locate the source so as to prevent it from full fire outbreak. Please let us join hands together to avoid this...

Why we must deal with corrosion by Athan Oparaji

Mahendra Kumar Rastogi - Without tacit knowledge of iron carbon phase diagram /effect of alloying and interaction of elements based on polarity and size of atoms in metals and environment in periodic table, one can't understand asset integrity. 1.0 Introduction. Corrosion: This is caused by chemical or electrochemical reactions. It is the deterioration of a metal as a result of chemical...

Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by Engineering Students in life after school

In light of changing conceptions regarding the contemporary engineer, the focus of much recent engineering education research has been on how best to prepare engineering students for the challenges they will face as professionals. It has been showed that in order to be efficacious, engineering ethics education should encourage students to engage personally with problem situations. Thus, as a...

BUSTING KIDNAPPING AND WHAT DRONES CAN AND CANNOT DO BY JOHN OGUNLELA

I read a report that the military have announced new measures on combating kidnapping in Ondo and Ekiti states based on new technologies anchored on drones. I have not seen the drones but we can assume they are military grade and essentially, they will have night vision capabilities and infrared sensors. I wish to say a word or two on...

How to lure in-demand young engineers to your workplace by George Whittier

...Give recent graduates an opportunity to shine. Your manufacturing company is probably feeling the effects of a talent gap, but the rest of the world is finally feeling them, too. Nearly half (46%) of global employers are struggling to find the skilled workers they need, with engineers leading the pack. The trend will only While manufacturers are in a tough spot...

GOOD JOB, POLICE, BUT NO CELEBRATIONS YET- JOHN OGUNLELA

The police has made some progress in tackling opportunistic kidnapping in Ekiti and Ondo states recently and they should be commended. They made a useful arrest and killed a suspect in a shootout. That is a step forward and we give them a thumbs-up. But we are not going to be naive about these matters because this type of a...

IMPACT OF ENGINEERS ON HUMAN LIVING Adeyinka A. Aabdulrasheed

"All we know about the new economic world tells us that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness.”-------Richard lamm Many engineering developments of this century with immense impacts on our lives have not been accompanied by realistic engineering views of those impacts on the social fabric or...