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FROM ‘OPON-IMO’ TO ‘ALLON KARATU’ (Moving Osun State ICT revolution to Kano?) by Auwal Sani Anwar

  The first time I met Gov. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, I came off with a feeling like I had just been hypnotized. It was at the launching of a book written by Salihu Moh’d Lukman titled ‘2015: Manifesto of Nigerian Opposition Politics’ at the Yaradua Centre in Abuja in January, 2013. He was given an opportunity to...

It’s time to construct your social media strategy By Martin Brown

Over the past year or so we have seen growth and a big change in attitudes to social media, perhaps particularly with Twitter, which is now an accepted element in today’s communication mix. Those who a few years back were adamantly against social media have now joined, often with a fanfare of “we’ve arrived, we’re innovative” and with some organisations...

Engr. Ali Rabiu: Where is Nigerian Engineers today? Who is to blame?

To answer these questions, one needs to do a passionate analysis.The Nigerian Engineer today is truly in bad shape.  Both the Nigerian Engineer and Government are to blame.  But more the government.  The Government is in charge of policy.  Even in developed countries, the government creates the environment where its citizens function. A favourably operating environment is created through...

How can we provide enough jobs for young people in Africa?

The Koreans developed a programme of "education for economic growth", focused on investing in skills and education for the youth to power industrial revolution and economic growth. They were able to transition from a developing to a developed economy by investing in their young labour force.... NOI Africa should focus on how to secure development and drive economic growth with...

Rowland Adewunmi: Transportation – The Road To Nowhere

Macroeconomic indices have shown that for many growing economies, the value added by transport to the economy accounts for 3 to 8 percent of GDP while employment in transport sector ranges between 2.5 and 11.5 percent of total paid employment. For a struggling economy like Nigeria, intensified investment in transport will not only create millions of jobs, but also...

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...

How Young Engineers Will Mold the Future by Calestous Juma

  “Give me a young person who is excellent in anything and I can turn him or her into an excellent engineer. It is about discipline. Those who have it in any field, including athletics, can excel in any other field.” In a provocative article, the Economist recently asked whether new technology had stopped driving the world economy. The article challenged...

It’s 20 years since polytechnics became universities – and there’s no going back by Peter Scott

Twenty years ago, the polytechnics became universities. But what should be an occasion for celebration has been clouded by condescension verging on hostility. Ten years ago, things were better. When I moved from a Russell Group to a "post-1992" university I had no sense of crossing a great divide. Most people assumed the old distinction between universities and polytechnics was...

Sustainable electricity: how Nigeria can get it right – By Olatunji Ariyomo

First I wish to reproduce the report in today’s (Monday, 21 November 2011) edition of a national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune titled “Nigeria may never have stable power supply — Minister” by Tunde Dodondawa, Lagos. It is reproduced below: The Federal Government has said stable power supply may never be achieved in the country if the structures remain the same. Speaking...

The state of the profession

Fellow Engineers, Let me first begin by saying that I a sorry that though I was one of the foundation members of this group, I have not been able to contribute to the group until today. I went to the group and I found out that some many of our members are either angry or frustrated with the profession. While...