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‘Pupils Must Hear About Good People, Not Corrupt Leaders’

“Pupils would be able to choose perfect role models if parents, guardians, teachers and the media make them hear more about good people in the society rather than echoing the names and offences of the corrupt individuals in the hearing of the children all the time.”The Proprietor of Okanlawon Science Academy, Osogbo, (OSAO) Osun State, Mr Badmus Ismail Okanlawon...

Nigerian Civil Engineering Students’ Association, NICE-SA plans to Storm Campuses

Greatest #NICESAITES! The executive coordinating team of the Students' Affiliate, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) humbly led by Comr. Olaosebikan Olayinka is about to take our membership size to another level. For some years now, since the first coordinating team led by Comr. Chidi Okekeozor, it has been the crux of NICE-SA's agenda to continue to expand this glorious profession...

AFRICA CATALYST 16/17: PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE NIMechE INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2017

AN ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN LAGOS CHAPTER OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (NIMechE) ENGR. (MRS) FUNMI AKINGBAGBOHUN, (FNIMechE) ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE NIMechE INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2017. THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY, 2017.Executives and Members of NIMechE and NSE here present,Members of the Press corps,Representatives of Universities here presents,Mechanical Engineering Students here presents,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,I...

Freedom From Fear, Choices before the New Generation by Babatunde Raji fashola

FREEDOM FROM FEAR, CHOICES BEFORE THE NEW GENERATION – BEING THE CONVOCATION SPEEECH DELIVERED BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN ON NOVEMBER 2016Great UNIBEN.This is the greeting amongst students on the campus of the University, and it has endured after graduation and stayed with the alumni; decades after graduation.May this greeting endure also for all...

At 13, Young engineer , Omar Abdullah,, sets his sights on space agency job

"When I grow up, I want to work for the UAE Space Agency," the 13-year-old Emirati said. "I want our robots to go to Mercury and Mars – all planets."Omar is off to a good start in realising his ambitious robotics engineering dream. On Sunday, the eighth-grader was one of about 1,500 pupils and coaches from public and private...

Drive to get more young people into engineering jobs

Parents are being urged to help give their children an insight into a career in engineering as a firm opens its doors today.The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling on young people and their parents to visit Caterpillar in Peterlee, which is taking part in Engineering Open House Day – the UK’s largest celebration of workplace engineers.The...

Lessons, Best Practices for Interns Searching in Oil, Gas by Valerie Jones

Former interns give advice and share best practices for getting the most out of your oil and gas internships.Historically, internships have been an essential part of job training which prepared students for careers in various industries. And today, with the competitive job market and distressed oil and gas industry, internships are even more vital to aspiring energy professionals.Philip RowsellPhilip...

NIMechE Lagos Organises Skill Workshop for young Engineers

The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Division of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Lagos State Chapter has recently organised Skill Workshop for young Engineers in Lagos. The event which was attended by graduates of Engineering as well as student representatives from 4 various Universities from both Lagos and Ogun state was a massive success. The discussion panel was led...

Disturbing Report: 22.45m Nigerians unemployed, as job loss hits 710,693

As economic downturn persists, the number of unemployed and underemployed persons in Nigeria surged to 22.45 million in the fourth quarter, Q4, 2015, about 9.1percent or 1.75 million, higher than 20.7 million recorded in the third quarter.In addition, during the period a total number of persons in full time employment (that did any form of work for, at least,...

Advice to my younger self By Preeti Chinda.

Now that I am about to turn a ripe old age of 28 and, as much as I'm not thrilled to be inching toward thirty, I'm pretty excited to look back on the past years and reflect on what I have learnt in these years of service with IBM and life, in general. The good and the bad, the...