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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...

Your Right as Electricity Comsumer in Nigeria by Emannuel Majebi

Many Nigerians do not know that they have certain rights as electricity consumers in the nation.This is why many has fallen victim to sharp practices and other anti-people vices from electricity distribution companies.The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the body empowered to meet the yearnings of Nigerians for stable, adequate and safe electricity supply, has taken the bulll by...

Tapping into tomorrow’s engineering talent By Jason Ford

We’ve seen a number of initiatives designed to enthuse the next generation of STEM qualified professionals and the Big Bang Fair ranks highly amongst them. An interesting facet to this year’s event (Birmingham NEC, 16th – 19th March 2016) involves the demonstration of technology aimed at putting the right tools into the hands of tomorrow’s technologists. The technology comes in the...

Back To The Land: What We Should Have Done Decades Ago With Our Oil Money! By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

“With the downturn in the global prices of oil, we now have to prospect our solid minerals. We have to return to agriculture. Mining and agriculture are our hopes now. We will welcome investments in these areas. We will appreciate an in-flow of   more resources and expertise to help us achieve our objective of economic diversification.” President Muhammadu...

Engineering: more than math and science By Julie Olson

I am a female engineer in a male-dominated industry. As females, we are underrepresented in the field and I would be excited to see that change. We can all start by changing the way we talk about engineering and other STEM-related fields.When people describe an engineer's job, they tend to describe a career comprised solely of math and science,...

How to stop the cheating of teachers in Niger by Ibrahim Dooba

Since 2015, teachers in Bida local government told me that there was a particular desk officer in the LGA who deducted their salaries monthly.  I did a little digging and found that many people have found cause to complain about the guy.  It was discovered that he has been sharing salaries with some teachers for up to seven years...

ENGINEERING AND ITS CHALLENGES ON THE FEMALE FOLKS, THE WAY FORWARD

According to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. The Faculty of Engineering in the University of Maiduguri comprises of...

The Double Twist that Must Not Happen – Ex. Gov. Fashola’s Eko Project by Dr Ibilola Amao

I spent a week sitting at the back of a classroom in Dowen College, observing the brightest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Students that had been short-listed from over 1000 students in Lagos State. This was a free one-week STEM focussed summer camp for deserving students following a rigorous test administered to the top two SS1-SS2 students from...

7 Tips for Aspiring Managers in Engineering by Kamini Dandapani

  “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”....John F. Kennedy The Takeaways Based on over a decade of experience and lessons learned as a career coach and leader, below are my seven tips for aspiring managers. Shift your focus from "I" to "we": The saying "the sum is always greater than the parts," is vital for aspiring managers, who must shift their...

Manufacturing, the FX Situation and the Nigerian Economy Abdulsamad Rabiu

The Nigerian Dream, if there ever were such a notion, is facing its greatest challenge in recent times. With a less than a one-year-old government in place, faced with the enormous task to ensure a fair economic and social justice system which caters to all and a more equitable distribution of wealth and resources whilst combating corruption.The huge drop...