6 key steps to getting a graduate job in engineering by Stephen Harris

No one said finding your first job would be easy but if you follow this guide you’ll be well placed to go after that engineering role of your dreams.You’ve probably heard that the UK has a shortage of engineers. But that doesn’t mean getting a job in engineering is easy.What employers really mean by a “shortage” is that there...

Coming wave of takeovers could open door for shrewd oil & gas acquisitions

First Titan Corp. is closely watching several key market indicators and trends that may foreshadow a surge of oil & gas industry mergers.First Titan Corp. is intently watching several key market indicators and trends that may foreshadow a surge of oil & gas industry mergers – mergers that could provide opportunities to grab revenue-producing assets others must shed to...

PDO to use solar to displace gas in thermal EOR work

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) plans to use a solar plant to displace natural gas in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) efforts in Amal oil field.The 1,021-Mw Miraah plant in southern Oman will generate an average of 6,000 tons/day of steam. PDO said Miraah will save 5.6 trillion btu/year of gas used to create steam for thermal EOR.Groundbreaking will occur later...

Four Brilliant Nigerian Girls Win 2015 Global Technovation Challenge

Team Nigeria has emerged winner in Technovation Challenge world pitch which held at San Francisco, USA. The winning team comprised of four brilliant girls: Praise David-Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, and Grace Akpoiroro as they developed a mobile app to tackle waste disposal challenge in Nigeria. They pitched their app called, ‘Discardious’. Mrs. Martha Alade, Founder of WITIN and...

Coscharis set to produce 14,000 vehicles annually in Lagos.

Coscharis Motors in conjunction with JiangSu Yoylong Automobile of China agreed to set up an assembly plant with capacity of producing 14,000 vehicles annually. The Chinese firm will serve as the Original Equipment Manufacturer and the technical partner for the project.This development is different from its ongoing construction which is nearing completing of a Ford Assembly plant at Ajah,...

We are taking advantage of being a first-mover – Maher Jarmakani, Group Co-CEO, Jagal

Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate that operates energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments, is confident about the long-term prospects of the energy sector.  The Africa Report: You a regular partner for companies looking for local content support. To what extent has the 2010 local content act been key? Maher Jarmakani: It was very important, but actually the local content...

Skills that lead to jobs: AfDB provides US $62 million to support Technical and Vocational

The Executive Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 approved a US $62-million loan to finance the second phase of Kenya’s Support to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Relevant Skills Development project.“Kenya is experiencing a skills gap, mainly for technicians and artisans. This project will play an important role...

Chinese firm launches training center in Kenya to promote technology transfer

The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which is carrying out the construction work on a new East African railway line in Kenya, on Tuesday launched a training center for local employees in the country's coastal town of Voi.The CRBC Technology Transfer Training Center aims to provide training for unskilled workers, and pass on new skills to those already...

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...

NATIONAL ENGINEERING INNOVATION PRIZE, CALL FOR ENTRY

The Nigerian Society of Engineers is delighted to announce the call for the 2015 National Engineering Innovation Prize (NEIP) applications. The NEIP honours and encourages innovative ideas and inventions in technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Nigeria.It is important to note that: the NEIP is differentiated from other...

FUNAAB says fishes in Lagos Lagoon poisonous, warns Nigerians to beware

Some species of fish, mostly Tilapia in  the Epe Lagoon in Lagos State have been declared poisonous and as such unsafe for human consumption, BusinessDay can authoritatively report.A special research on fishery organisms carried out by some researchers in aquaculture and fisheries, from the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research of the Federal University of Agriculture,...

Wake-up call for Nigerian engineers by Bashorun Randy

Rather than await the filing of charges against them, our engineers – civil, electrical, structural, chemical, mechanical, petroleum, among others, have gone on the offensive by filing their statement of defence against allegations that they are culpable with regard to the disaster that has engulfed our nation.  Recently, Christian Purefoy of CNN devoted prime time to long queues all...

National Integrated Master Plan is important toward the realization of infrastructural development in Nigeria, Says Engr Ali Rabiu

Engr Ali Rabi’u popularly called Cigarin Lafia is former chairman of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Kano Branch. He spoke with Daily Trust during the Second Quarterly Dinner of NSE in Abuja hypothesizing on the Kano bridge incident. Former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso is said to have done a lot in the area of infrastructure. But the collapse of a bridge...

SCHOOLS REPRESENTED AT THE IKEJA BRANCH PROJECT SKILL COMPETITION

  The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ikeja Branch, as part of her Corporate Social Responsibility and passion for the upcoming generation, organsed a Project Exhibition and Quiz Competition tagged Project Skill 2015 for selected Secondary Schools within Ikeja and Agege environs. The sole aim of the project is to explore and encourage the spirit of Engineering and Technology among...