NSE-FRSC inurgurates Joint Committee in Abuja

The President, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi, FNSE, inaugurated the FRSC-NSE Joint Campaign Committee on Vehicle Restraints for children on 4th July, 2014 at the FRSC headquarters in Abuja along with Corps Marshal FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka, OFR, Chief Executive of Federal Road Safety Commission.

Sale of Nitel/Mtel assets gears up as BPE receives 17 interests

Despite its moribund state, Nigeria Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL) and its mobile arm, Mtel, are still attractive to investors as 17 bidders are now prospecting for their core assets in the ongoing guided liquidation exercise of the national telecom carrier.The assets on bid for NITEL are the licences and the spectrum, the nationwide fixed wired networks, the national right of...

Henry Petroski: Engineering a Safer, More Beautiful World,

One Failure at a Time...For an engineer, Henry Petroski seems strangely enthusiastic about failure.For better building Henry Petroski at Duke, says success in his profess “is all about understanding how things break or fail.” He uses the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which collapsed over Puget Sound in 1940, as as example of thinks that go wrong.Not his own, of course....

Japanese Farmer Builds High-Tech Indoor Veggie Factory

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=985rJxlWuWk?ecver=2]     Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof.   Working in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, which was badly hit by powerful earthquake and tsunamis in 2011, Shimamura...

NSE President, Isaac Olorunfemi on Media Sensitization about World Engineering Conference coming up in Nigeria

    As part of the public sensitization strategies for the forth-coming World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (WECSI), scheduled to hold in Abuja from 2nd to 7th of November, 2014, the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE, paid courtesy visits to some media houses in Abuja on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.   The President's first stop...

Geometric Power’s future still hangs in the balance by FEMI ASU

The fate of the $500 million Geometric Power project remains in the balance, as the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) and the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) continue to dither amid mounting calls for the prompt resolution of the dispute over the controversial sale of distribution assets in the Aba area to the well-connected Interstate Electrics.Geometric Power, which is...

NIMASA moves to end manpower shortage with N5bn maritime institutes

Shortage of manpower supply is one challenge that has confronted the Nigerian maritime industry in the last two decades since the demise of the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) in the early 1990s. This major challenge, according to findings, has also stunted the growth of the industry.Currently, over 50 percent of Nigeria-generated maritime jobs are dominated by foreign maritime...

CHINA INTERNATIONAL AUTO EXPO OPENED

Highlights – As mainland China's first large-scale auto show held in the second half, the Eleventh China (Changchun) International Auto Expo officially opened on the 11th, the world's 152 brands of more than 1200 vehicles focus on appearance show car, which accounted for three percent of international manufacturers, becoming the Changchun International Auto Show exhibitors most of the time.Number...

Heads of state adopt continental science strategy by Wagdy Sawahel

Heads of state adopted the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa – 2024 at an African Union assembly in Equatorial Guinea late last month. The continental framework is aimed at accelerating transition to innovation-led, knowledge-based economies.It “calls for political will and financial commitment from member states that goes beyond the Khartoum declaration of 1% of gross domestic product...

It is possible to make everybody has electricity–Fashola

Gov.-Babatunde-Raji-Fashola Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that it is possible for the country to generate electricity on the country and ensure every home is covered. he also assured residents of his commitment towards improving the tempo of development in the state till the end of his tenure, saying the Ago Palace Way road and Ijegun, Isolo-...

Food Waste by Mike Allan

  Food waste is a pretty massive issue that most of us, whether corporations, business, policy makers, and consumers, overlook. There are some pretty shocking facts that a lot of us either don’t know, or don’t acknowledge. Of the issues I’ve been researching, I’m particularly interested to spark action on this one because it’s so significant, and is also...

NSE partners COREN against infiltration of ‘expatriates’

Nigerian Society of Engineers, ' said it is partnering with the Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria, COREN, to fight against the infiltration of fake expatriates (non-engineers) from taking crucial engineering jobs in the country.President of the NSE, Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi made this known during his inauguration as the 29th president of the society on Saturday at...

The Problem with Nigeria’s Satellite, Space Technology by Dr. Spencer Onuh

The Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Satellite Technology Development (CSTD) Dr. Spencer Onuh, in this interview with Dele Ogbodo, averred that the problem militating against the development of the country’s satellite and space exploration is not the absence of qualified satellite and space engineers but the lack of finance to set up the Assembly Integration and Testing (AIT) centres,...

NSE paid Condolence Visit to Founding President of NSE

On Saturday the 5th of July 2014, the Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE) paid a condolence visit to the family of our great past founding President (Engr. Chief G. O. Aiwerioba, FNSE.).NSE Warri Branch was well represented.The visit witnessed the presence of a very strong delegation from the National Headquarter of NSE. The NSE President, Engr. Isaac Ademola Olorunfemi, FNSE was...

ASUP Strike: HND/Bsc Dichotomy Committee Submits Report

The committee set up by the Federal Government to work on the dichotomy between holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders, on Friday, submitted its report.The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has been on strike for about a year now; one of its demand is the dichotomy, to remove the ceiling on career progression...