Consistency in governance will boost development of power sector –Engr Anyaeji

Weight down by many issues, many people and institutions, especially still doubt the future of the nation’s power sector. In this interview with TOLA AKINMUTIMI, the Chairman of the Electric Power Foundation of Nigeria, Engineer Otis Anyaeji painted a vivid picture of development, problems and prospect of the sector in the coming years.As a key player in the power...

It’s 20 years since polytechnics became universities – and there’s no going back by Peter Scott

Twenty years ago, the polytechnics became universities. But what should be an occasion for celebration has been clouded by condescension verging on hostility. Ten years ago, things were better. When I moved from a Russell Group to a "post-1992" university I had no sense of crossing a great divide. Most people assumed the old distinction between universities and polytechnics was...

Engineers honour Awoyinfa, task govt on science parks

AMID growing public concern over the nation's dwindling fortunes in the areas of science and technological development, engineers have advocated the adoption of science park initiative by higher institutions in the country towards creating employment opportunities for young graduates. The concept, parks according to, Secretary-General Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, and Immediate Past Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University,...

INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY THE 28th PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. MUSTAFA BALARABE SHEHU

In few weeks time, it will be a year that our President was elected to pilot the affair of Nigerian engineers. I can say he has delivered in most of his pan. This is for record purpose .   INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY THE 28th PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. MUSTAFA BALARABE SHEHU, FNSE ON THE 11th FEBRUARY 2012 AT THE...

Sustainable electricity: how Nigeria can get it right – By Olatunji Ariyomo

First I wish to reproduce the report in today’s (Monday, 21 November 2011) edition of a national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune titled “Nigeria may never have stable power supply — Minister” by Tunde Dodondawa, Lagos. It is reproduced below: The Federal Government has said stable power supply may never be achieved in the country if the structures remain the same. Speaking...

Wanted: New Breed of Engineers

The question that engineers ask themselves as Nigeria continues to take stock of its 50 years of political independence is; what future is there for the engineering profession? This was also the recurrent theme at the October Lecture series of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, held recently in Abuja. Emeka Ezeh, director-general of the Bureau of Public Procurement,...

FOR THE RECORD: ENGINEERS (REGISTRATION, ETC.) ACT : A Degree Establishing COREN

ENGINEERS (REGISTRATION, ETC.) ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Establishment of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, etc. 1.             Establishment of the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria. 2.             Financial provisions. 3.             Control of Council by Minister. The register 4.             Preparation and maintenance of the register. 5.             Publication of register and lists of corrections. Registration 6.             Registration as engineers 7.             Titles to be used by registered persons. 8.             Transfer...

Wanted: New Breed of Engineers

  The question that engineers ask themselves as Nigeria continues to take stock of its 50 years of political independence is; what future is there for the engineering profession? This was also the recurrent theme at the October Lecture series of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, held recently in Abuja. Emeka Ezeh, director-general of the Bureau of Public Procurement,...

Report on Nationwide Campaign Against Corruption by The Nigerians Society of Engineers (NSE)

Engr Ajibola with Isqil Najim after the Programme at Elephant House Ikeja   Introduction.   The Nigerian Society of Engineers – NSE is a National Member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations – WFEO and has been participating in all programmes of WFEO. In April, 2009, WFEO Committee on Anti-Corruption organized its world-wide workshop in Tunis - Tunisia on “Ethics and Business Integrity...

Updated; Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE: Categories of Membership

The following are guidelines for persons aspiring to become members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. There are six grades of membership namely: Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Corporate Member, Graduate Member, Associate and Student Member. The education and training required for each grade of membership are listed hereunder: Student Member A Student Member shall be a person who is undertaking an approved engineering...

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE 27TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. CHIEF OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA, FNSE, C.ENG.

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE 27TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. CHIEF OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA, FNSE, C.ENG.ON 16TH JANUARY, 2010 AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA1.0 INTRODUCTIONI give God all the glory for making this day a reality. Though the journey has been long and arduous, like the proverbial King David in the Holy Bible, I humbly testify that the...

SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN (ENGR. A .A. OMOPELOYE) ON THE INAGURATION OF OSUN STATE CHAPTER OF NICE

His Excellency, the Governor of Osun State, The President of N.S.E, The Hon. Commissioner for Works, Osun State, House of Assembly Member here present, Council Members, Fellow N.S.E, Past National Chairman, the New Chairman, Gentle Men and Women of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen.With special Appreciation to Almighty God who owes us nothing but we owe Him everything. I...

Cluster of Strong Quakes: Coincidence or Trend?

By KATHLEEN MASTERSONThis week's earthquake in rural China has once again brought to the forefront scenes of devastation and rising numbers of fatalities. Hardly a month goes by this year without news of a devastating quake in some part of the world. It might seem as though earthquakes are increasing in frequency or strength compared with past years, but scientists...

NSE writes Ag President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Nigerian Society of Engineers has written the Acting President advising him on how to support and use engineering to move the country forward. In a letter signed by the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Olumuyiwa Alade Ajibola, the society called on the Acting President to ensure that round pegs are put in round holes. The letter read...

NICE registered with the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE)

The World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) at its last general assembly on June 26th 2009 in Madrid Spain has approved the application of NICE for membership. The Institution is now an affiliate member of WCCE in the category of “National Member” with effect from 1st July, 2009. With this approval, the Institution will now represent the interest of our...