Nigeria automotive industry gains momentum as investment interest grows

Vehicle production in Nigeria is gaining momentum as more carmakers are announcing investment interest in the country’s automotive industry, paving way for further development of the auto industry.Several multinationals have begun building vehicles in Nigeria, and others are waiting in the wings. The companies are all assembling imported kits.In a wire report, the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council...

President Buhari’s Jobs Search By Garba Shehu

The ongoing ministerial briefing of the President at the State House, Abuja, put a spotlight on an important sector long neglected by previous administrations, yet one that can create millions of jobs.The first briefing of a President by the Ministry of Science and Technology and its parastatal organization, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, over a...

Benin Republic To Construct Railway Line, Road To Nigeria

The President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, has promised to construct railway line and a road to link up with Nigeria through Kebbi State. He has also proposed to build a dry port at Ilwa where the country also shares border with Nigeria.This was disclosed to Leadership yesterday by the chief press secretary to Governor Bagudu of Kebbi State,...

5 Reasons Fear is the Enemy of Innovation

Here are 5 important lessons any business professional could benefit from learning:1. Fear kills creativityUsui told me that Epson was lured into the trap of competing with the F&B's of rivals HP and Canon and took their eye off the customer. This was a huge mistake and stiffled any creativity. They let fear of the competition and what the...

NNPC can be made more Effective… Engr Ganiyu Owolabi

Engr Ganiyu Owolabi, the Managing Director of Lagos based Banilek Ventures Limited and Chairman of NSE Engineering Week, Ikeja Branch spoke to Isqil Najim on the Branch forthcoming programme and the state of Nigerian Oil Industry. Enjoy: Isqil Najim: Good morning, my name is isqil Najim, it is a pleasure to have the honour of being with you. Isqil Najim: ...

Osonuga, Nigerian, Shortlisted For Space Trip

A Nigerian, Freeman Osonuga, has been shortlisted to travel to space. Osonuga, a Medicine and Surgery graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, was selected through the Rising Star programme, which was launched at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin.The programme invited One Young World Ambassadors and outstanding members of the public, aged 18-35, to nominate themselves...

Abubakar Lawal: It is time we change the way we design

The tallest completed superstructure or skyscrapper in the world is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has 163 floors with height to roof and pinnacle are 828m and 829.8m respectively. The construction of the superstructure was completed in 2010. Other part of the world have built several structures of 100 floors (average floor nos.) for both residential...

CBN kicks-off push to refloat Nigeria’s textile industry

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has kicked the national programme to refloat Nigeria’s cotton, textiles and garment industry which once was the bulwark of manufacturing in the country and provided jobs for as many as one million Nigerians.At a meeting with heavyweights from the sector in Lagos, CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who is championing the initiative, spoke of...

Photos: When Engineering Jam Innovation

World’s Largest Solar Powerd Ship.-U.K. Tree top suspension bridges in Vancouver, BC Canada..Visitors move from tree to tree at a height of 30 meters Creative library chair - All in One. Its good to doze off when reading. Compact office DoubleBack – VW’s Sliding Extension Camper Van ! Beds for three. Love this tree house ! Seaside Deck, Hawaii A masterpiece made from wood,amazing bathtub design. The Hands vintage...

Will Japan’s nuclear restart restore global confidence in atomic energy By Jon Excell

The news that Japan has taken its first tentative post-Fukushima steps back into the nuclear fold should help restore global confidence in a technology that many view as essential in the worldwide quest to reduce carbon emissionsThe news that Japan has taken its first tentative post-Fukushima steps back into the nuclear fold has provoked a range of reactions: some...

Young Engineers Forum of Nigeria. Inauguration of state coordinators.

Young Engineers Forum of Nigeria. Inauguration of state coordinators. Happy times for young engineers in Nigeria, as the voice of the young engineers is now been heard. Kudos, to Engr. Sunday Makinde the National chairman, Engr. Ibitoye Kilomodemo, Engr. Charles Akintayo, Engr. Dotun (Secretary of NSE Ikeja Branch), Engr. Omeru, and others; who pushed for this. Most importantly, Engr. Isaac...

Aregbesola tasks engineers on campaign for economy diversification

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has challenged Nigerian engineers to leverage on their skills to help drive government’s renewed effort at diversifying the nation’s economy.Aregbesola made the call at the opening of the 24th Engineering Assembly organised by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in Abuja on Tuesday.The theme of 24th Engineering Assembly is ``Overcoming...

President Kaberuka pays visit to Nigeria

The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, on Monday, August 10, 2015, made his last official trip to Nigeria as he prepares to hand over leadership of the Bank to Akinwumi Adesina in September.In a State House visit to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Kaberuka expressed his assurance that the AfDB will...

OPEC Says Cheap Oil Taking Longer To Subdue Rival Suppliers

OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast of oil supplies from non-member countries in 2015, a sign that crude's price collapse is taking longer than expected to hit U.S. shale drillers and other competing sources.In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecast no extra demand for its crude oil this year despite faster global growth...

COREN Assembly 2015: Day 2 @ Exhibition Stands

Pictorial Highlight of today's event at the ongoing Engineering Assembly COREN 2015. The event was marked by series of lectures by key technocrats in the engineering and business sectors. Also, series of interview were granted by different media outfits (my humble self too was interviewed). Participant took their time to visit the exhibition ground during the tea break session.The...