Jonathan Did Not Get Version Of PIB

Former Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr. Osten Olorunsola, monday disclosed that the version of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) he was appointed to review and rewrite as chairman of a special committee set up to review the bill by the immediate past government of former president Goodluck Jonathan, was not what was presented to Jonathan. Olorunsola...

FRSC Opens Four Specialised Drivers’ License Centres For Tanker Drivers July

THE Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has concluded plans to open four specialised drivers’ licensing centres across the country in July. This is to ensure that only competent persons drive trucks and tankers on Nigerian roads.The Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said this during an interview with newsmen in Abuja yesterday.According...

Russia’s Secret Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Yu-71 Can Breach Existing Missile Defense Systems: Experts

Russia’s new Yu-71 hypersonic missile is said to have maximum speed of about 7,000 mph. Costas Metaxakis/AFP/Getty ImagesRussia is currently working on a new hypersonic missile, which can carry nuclear warheads and breach existing missile defense systems, according to military experts. The new weapon is part of Russia’s plans to modernize the country’s strategic missile force.Russia is said to...

Breaking: Buhari Dissolves NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect. This was contained in a letter signed on Friday by Danladi Kifasi, head of the civil service of the federation. Buhari had been expressing dissatisfaction with the corporation in recent times. On Tuesday when he met with the 36 states governors, the...

Omatseye: Some Fires in Building are Caused by Poor Earthing

It is mandatory for every building to have a device that would send shock waves from lightning and thunder directly to the earth without damaging electrical appliances in the building or cause harm to its inhabitants. Earthing, as it is known in construction, is a common code being worked upon by the Nigerian Institution of Electrical Electronic Engineers (NIEEE),...

More Nigerians embrace solar power as public supply tumbles

Solar power may not be very cheap, but more people now see it as the solution to incessant outages, CHUX OHAI writesDuring the 2015 Silverbird Man of the Year event, which was held in Lagos about a month ago, Chairman of the Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, unveiled a solar-powered car said to have been built to his specification by...

Nigeria’s refineries to resume production next month: official

Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria's four refineries will resume production next month, a spokesman for the state-run oil group said Thursday, raising hope of an end to perennial petrol shortages that have plagued Africa's largest crude producer."The refineries at Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna will resume next month after a successful turn-around-maintenance (overhaul) of their facilities," Ohi Alegbe of the...

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INFRASTRUCTURAL RANKING AND SCORECARD FOR NIGERIA

Dear RespondentINVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INFRASTRUCTURAL RANKING AND SCORECARD FOR NIGERIAThe quantity and adequacy of infrastructure owned by a nation bears direct impact on the social economic and environmental well-being of the people.It therefore becomes important to have a basis for evaluating/monitoring progress of development of this important national asset in order to guarantee continuous improvement on...

Lagos signs Ikeja, Ikoyi, Apapa model city plans

The Lagos State Government has signed three model city plans to guide physical development of different areas of the metropolis in the next 10 years.This is in line with its determination to ensure a better, safe and economically viable human settlement in the metropolis.They are the Ikoyi/Victoria Island, Agege/IfakoIjaiye and Apapa model city plans.The immediate past Commissioner for Physical...

Indonesia to rejoin OPEC in move to secure oil supplies

 Indonesia's energy ministry said Friday the country will rejoin the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries this year to forge a closer relationship with oil suppliers.I Gusti Nyoman Wiratmadja Pudja, director-general of oil and gas at the ministry, said Indonesia will reactivate its membership in November after all OPEC members approved its application to rejoin the oil cartel at a...

Report: NIMechE first Stakeholders Forum on Codes and Standards in Oil and Gas Sector

On Monday, 25th May 2015, The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineering through under the leadership of Engr Prof. Ademola Adisa Bello organized her first Stakeholder forum on Codes and Standards in Oil and Gas, in Lagos. Despite the unforeseen fuel crisis in Country that almost mars the event, various distinguished participants graced the event. Leading the presentations were Engr. (Mrs.)...

Lagos oilfield to begin production this year

With the award of a rig contract to carry out the drilling and completion programme for the Aje shallow-water field offshore Lagos, the first oil production is expected to begin in the state by December this year.The operator of the Oil Mining Lease 113 has, on behalf of the joint venture partners, entered into a rig contract with Saipem...

Tanzanian entrepreneur wins first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

A Tanzanian chemical engineer has won the first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with his specialised water-filtration system.Dr Askwar Hilonga’s innovation – a sand-based water filter that cleans contaminated drinking water using nanotechnology – has earned him prize money of UK £25,000 (TZS79 million).Each Nanofilter is engineered for a specific body of water and absorbs the contaminants present –...

ENGINEERS DONATE FOODSTUFFS TO DISPLACED PERSONS

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Wednesday, donated foodstuffs and plastic pails to the internally displaced persons camping in Abuja. NSE officials led by their president, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, presented yam tubers, bags of rice, beverage tins, onion and fish to the displaced persons in New Kuchigoro camp, near Games Village, Abuja. Olorunfemi said engineers are human beings so they...

Engineers undervalued in society, report finds

A new report has found that almost three quarters of people (71 per cent) believe the contribution of engineers to society is undervalued and that they deserve more recognition. The Queen Elizabeth Prize Create the Future report surveyed over 10,000 people across ten of the world’s major economies: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and...