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Andrew Ezekwe: Imagination Rules the world and Nigeria Engineers should learn to imagine and think outside the box

Wow! Interesting. This post is not to disparage first class. But, what the post depict are reality check of what goes on in the University of life (hard knock). Which is quit different from the school system of university where people are been rewarded for their memory and not imagination.In life, the C students succeed better than the "efiko"...

Technology Transfer and Accelerated Road Infrastructure Development by Mark Neboh

There exists proven evidence of a wide network of roads that linked our various communities in the pre-colonial era. These road networks served the indigenous people to carry out inter-tribal trading and various other social interactions of their needs at that time. With the arrival of the colonial masters the road networks increased considerably to cover longer distances as the...

Do We Ever Learn? by Henry Agbonika

In the last two months I have visited two of Northern Nigeria's oldest investments: Arewa Textiles PLC established in 1965 and the Bauchi Integrated Meat Company established in 1964. Arewa Textiles is dear to my heart as I had the opportunity of working in one of its factories in the early nineties. It was a platform of some sort...

DEMERITS OF ABANDONED PROJECTS By Ibraheem Dooba

In a crazy economy such as ours, some projects deserve to be strangled to death, others merit alternative means of financing to free the government from too many obligations, while many others need to be resuscitated by all means necessary. In Niger State, we have an example for each. The first one is a system which steals from the salaries...

Politics Of Fuel Stares at Buhari by Dr. SKC Ogbonnia

The politics of fuel ignited the downfall of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The politics of fuel will ultimately ignite the success or failure of the second coming of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).Perhaps the defeat of Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election has continued to appear like a weird dream, especially to those familiar with his goodwill, but...

DEVELOPING NIGERIAN UNCONVENTIONAL HYDROCARBON RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION In the past two to three years, I have watched with amusement the insensitivity of Nigerian lawmakers to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The refusal of the lawmakers to pass this bill either through deliberate attempts or by circumstances beyond their control has essentially stopped fresh activities, initiatives, ideas and investments in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. The...

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...

MY ENGINEERING CAREER ABOUT TO BECOME A DISAPPOINTMENT

I remember how enthusiastic I was about studying engineering in the University. I remember how I kept telling myself that God had answered my prayers by fulfilling my dreams. In earnest, I thought going to study engineering was a dream come true. I remember asking a colleague why we had to spend 5 years studying in the University instead of...

OPEN LETTER TO NSE PRESIDENT: TOWARD A BETTER ENGINEERING PROFESSION

Dear Sir, TOWARD A BETTER ENGINEERING PROFESSION It is with great honour and humility that I write you this open letter on behalf of the teaming population of the engineering family in here, who might not have the opportunity in meting you in person to convey their intent and purpose as regards the challenges the engineering body is facing and how...

Young Perspectives: MY TENURE AS A LEADER by Andrew Patrick Adeze

When I was much younger, I thought leadership was an easy going thing. We were quick to dictate pace for our leaders, accuse them of wrong doings, insult them and say whatever we liked behind their backs. Now, I am playing a major role in NIMechE and I see it as a different ball game though in this case,...