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Lagos VIS extends vehicle documents revalidation services to weekends

The Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) has extended its various services to Saturdays to enable motorists in the State revalidate their vehicle particulars and other services. The Director, Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) in Lagos State, Engr. Gbolahan Toriola stated this today at Ikeja, noting that vehicle owners are mostly busy during the weekdays, hence their inability to obtain the...

First IBM BlueMix Training in Nigeria: Don’t Miss this!

  IBM in collaboration with Lonadek has embarked on an initiative which aims to train and empower IT/ICT enthusiasts on IBM processes, systems and software to enable them become solution providers in their own right. The pilot program IBM Bluemix is a platform that enables developers create and deploy applications quickly saving developers from the complexities of the infrastructure side of...

The World’s largest Ocean Cleaning machine is Ready to Commence Work

According to FactCompany, the Worlds ambitious plan to rid the Ocean of plastic Wastes is now ready  after years of development. The non-profit organization The Ocean Cleanup  founded by Boyan Slat who conceived the idea as a 16 year old boy, will begin the process of installing its plastic capturing device in the Pacific Ocean this week. The company designed and...

Automation is the Key to the Future of Oil and Gas by Peter Maier

By 2050, the global population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people, illustrating the need for safe, reliable, and affordable energy. In an increasingly complex energy market, the industry is facing new challenges transitioning to more renewable sources. This often requires innovative technologies for regulating, generating and storing energy. In order to meet demand, oil and gas companies...

Colombian Professor designs a bag to keep fruits fresh for up to 60 days

The environment and the chemical properties of each fruit are factors that influence how they mature. Cesar Sierra, a professor of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Colombia (UN), designed a bag that allows preserving the fruit's freshness for up to 60 days. This allows the fruit to maintain its taste, taste, and aroma, among other...

China’s amazing horizontal skyscraper nears completion

Following six years of construction, the Moshe Safdie-designed Raffles City Chongqing is nearing completion in China. Representing a genuinely impressive engineering achievement, the so-called horizontal skyscraper consists of a cluster of eight towers and a huge connecting skybridge. Developer CapitaLand reports that it's now structurally complete and work is ongoing finishing its interior. The official opening ceremony is expected...

Odu’a Investment moves to diversify into oil, gas

The authorities of the 41-year-old South West-owned conglomerate, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, have indicated interest to play big in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adewale Raji, who dropped the hint yesterday at a three-day local content development workshop in Owerri, said the Lagos State government had begun processing its documents to authenticate its...

Adoption of Connected Factory Technology Still Low in Nigeria by Emma Okonji

One of the evolving technologies that will drive manufacturing organisations into profitability at reduced operational cost, is the Connected Factory, which is the factory for the future, but the adoption rate in Nigeria is still low. This was the view of technology experts from Cisco and BCX during a one-day workshop organised by BCX for the manufacturing industry in...

How to start pipe production mill By Adewale Sanyaolu

The increasing hostilities in the oil rich Niger Delta region has created an opportunity for investments in pipe production. Prior to now, pipelines were considered to be part of their host communities’ assets, and as such, were highly catered for and protected. But the situation has taken a turn for the worse as such assets are now subjected to constant...

Interview With Nigerian Inventor Of Portable Hydroelectric Generator

A spark media correspondent sat down with Emeka Nelson, a graduate of the National Metallurgical Training Institute To Discuss his latest innovation- a portable Hydroelectric generator which has the potential to solve Nigeria’s power problem. Tell us about your Innovation? Thank you, The Portable hydroelectric generator (which I called AKPAIKE in local dialect which means power box). This particular machine is...