2015 Global Infrastructure Report: Olorunfemi joins Advisory Board.

The President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE, has been appointed to the CG-LA Advisory Board for the 2015 Strategic Top 100 Global Infrastructure Report. In a mail conveying news of the appointment, Tamara Essayad, the Executive Director of CG-LA Inc., a United States-based Infrastructure Research and Development organization, stated that...

HIV cure: The Abalaka’s victory

•It is sad that the claims on his drug had to become subject of litigationThe controversy over Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka’s claim to have patented a vaccine for the treatment of HIV has refused to go away. Of note, 15 years after the federal agency, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) banned the doctor and his...

NSE, COREN presidents arrive Osogbo for inauguration of the State ERM

The duo President of COREN (Engr Kashim Ali FNSE, mni) & NSE (Engr Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi FNSE) have landed in the State of Osun ahead of tomorrow's inauguration of the Engineering Regulation Monitoring (ERM) Inspectorates.First of its kind in the Country to have the Presidents in the State and for such an assignment in the history of Nigeria. We...

NSE Osogbo First Technical meeting

The Chairman of the NSE Osogbo Branch, Engr A. F. Ibitoye kilomodemo MNSE and his Executive Committee (team 2014-2015) have announced the first 2015 NSE Osogbo Technical Meeting as scheduled and shown below: Date: Thursday January 22nd, 2015 Time: 4.30PM Venue: NSE Osogbo Branch Permanent Secretariat, behind Zara Guest House, Onward Area, Ajagbemonkeferi Area, Osogbo Lecturer: Engr H. O. B. Lawal (CONSTENG ENGINEERS...

OFFSHORE WEST AFRICA CONFERENCE 2015

ABOUT OFFSHORE WEST AFRICA Offshore West Africa is returning to Nigeria, with the 2015 event taking place at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos. The 19th annual event will be held on 20-22 January 2015 and will provide attendees with a platform for technology exchange and new business development. Offshore West Africa is the region premier technical forum...

Engr. Olusola Temitayo Obadimu Assumes Office as New NSE Executive Secretary

   Engr. Olusola Temitayo Obadimu, MNSE, has commenced official duties as the new Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. The outgoing Executive Secretary, Engr. Ahmed K. Amshi, FNSE at a brief ceremony which held at the National Engineering Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, 6th January, 2014 presented the handing over notes to Engr. Obadimu.   Engr. Amshi congratulated him on...

Modi’s ‘Make In India’ Lacks Skilled Workers

In a classroom of construction firm Larsen & Toubro's (LART.NS) training centre outside Mumbai, an instructor lifts up a tool and shows it to his students: "Clawhandle," he tells them. "Clawhandle," chant back the young men, gathered under a picture of Vishwakarma, the Hindu god for craftsmen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is depending on such young people to realise his dream...

NARICT engineer wins national chemical engineers’ award

An engineer with the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Dr. Diya’uddeen Basheer Hassan, has won the Best Prize for the prestigious Boskel Chemical Engineering Award with a cash reward of N1m. Dr. Hasan, who is the Head of Industrial and Environmental Technology Department (IETD) of NARICT, won the award for his work on ‘Design and Development of...

Nigeria Completes First Standard Gauge Railway Modernization Project

Chinese rail construction giant China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) on Monday officially rounded off the track laying work of Nigeria’s first standard gauge railway modernization project linking the capital city Abuja and the northwestern state of Kaduna.With Nigeria’s Minister of Transport Idris Umar tightening the last screw of the rail track at a well-attended ceremony, the first standard rail...

SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI REACTS TO N9.3B NAIRA AWARDED FOR #COOKSTOVES BY FG

In view of public concerns and criticism by various stakeholders on the recently announced N9.3 billion Clean Cookstoves Contract awarded by the Federal Government, Senate Committee Chairman on Environment & Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki has faulted the intervention on the grounds of misplacement of immediate priority and lack of transparency and accountability in the procurement process. Senator Saraki believes that...

Scientists Discover An Invisible Shield Surrounding Earth, Baffled At How It Formed

Scientists have discovered something truly remarkable above the Earth’s atmosphere. An invisible shield is located approximately 7,200 miles above Earth that scientists are likening to “force fields on Star Trek.”According to Front Line Desk, the shield was discovered in the Van Allen radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped rings above Earth that are filled with high-energy electrons and protons. Held in...

OPEC announces that it will not cut production

The 166th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 27th November 2014 under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish, Libyan Vice Prime Minister for Corporations and Head of its Delegation.The Conference congratulated HE Adil Abd Al Mahdi on his appointment as Minister of...

China Railway Construction wins $12 billion Nigeria deal: Xinhua

Citics Logo China Railway Construction Corp (601186.SS) (1186.HK) has signed a deal worth nearly $12 billion with Nigeria to build a railway along the West African nation's coast, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday.The announcement comes shortly after Mexico abruptly scrapped a $3.75 billion high-speed rail contract with a consortium led by the Chinese firm over transparency...

ON CASES INVOLVING FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE USEABUJA: SUNDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 2014.Our attention has been drawn to some media reports concerning the statutory functions of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) which gave erroneous impressions on some recent judicial pronouncements.Conscious of the negative implications that such insinuations could have on unsuspecting members of the public and in view of the need to...

Lecture: The Nigerian Content Act:Issues and Workers Concerns-By Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu

The Nigerian Content Act:Issues and Workers Concerns-By Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu (delivered in 2012)PROTOCOLS!1.     IntroductionThe clamour for Nigerians to take centre stage in the oil and gas business is not new. In fact as early as 1970s, Nigerians have started seeking for the Nigerianisation of the strategic oil and gas industry. This should not be a surprise...