NICE to Inaugurate Osun State Chapter

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (A Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers) The National Secretariat wishes to notify you of the forthcoming Inauguration of the Osun State Chapter and the Investiture of her first State Chairman coming up as follows: Date: Saturday 27th February 2010 Venue: Bishop’s Court Isale-Aro, Oshogbo, Osun State Time: 2. 00pm prompt Chairman Planning Committee: Engr T. Olusegun Abiona,...

Who bought NITEL?

Despite claims by New Generation Communi-cation Consortium that it had a technical partnership with China Unicom in its bid for Nigerian Telecommu-nication Limited (Nitel), the Chinese firm has again denied having any such arrangement. But the Technical Commit-tee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP), while confirming New Generation as the Preferred Bidder for Nitel yesterday, said China Unicom (Hong...

Fuel shortage in Nigeria: Hope in sight?

Efforts by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corpo-ration (NNPC), and other private sector participants to find a lasting solution to the lingering fuel crisis has received a boost as Warri and Kaduna Refineries have commenced operation.The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, confirmed this...

Tunisia, most electrified country in Africa

Tunisia has become the most electrified country in Africa according to a recent report on "Powering Africa" published by African Business. Tunisia which is credited with an electrification rate of 99% comes ahead of Algeria, 98%, Egypt 98%, Libya 97%, Mauritius 94%, Morocco 85% and South Africa 70%. The report which was released in January 2010 issue of the magazine,...

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

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, ABUJA 1.0 INTRODUCTION I 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...

Nigerian Society Of Engineers At 50: The Challenges, The Prospects  By Engr. Bello Gwarzo Abdullahi

Nigerian Society Of Engineers At 50: The Challenges, The Prospects  By Engr. Bello Gwarzo Abdullahi, MNSE  “Just as by standing on the shoulders of giants we can become even bigger giants, so it is that by climbing on the spires of skyscrapers, engineers can reach for ever taller skyscrapers. If this be hubris, it is an admirable trait that has, on balance, led...

GE Internship Program 2009/10 (Lagos & Ghana)

At GE we believe in hiring exceptional individuals, and giving them unbeatable opportunities to build the career of their dream. As a diversified company involved in technology, media, and financial services, and operating in more than 160 countries, we offer a wide range of avenues to express your abilities and develop your potentials. Our employees are guaranteed a solid...

Immortalising Professor Ayodele Awojobi By Tunde Fagbenle

Way back in the 70s right up to the 80s, a fiery enigmatic genius bestrode our land like a Colossus. His name was Ayodele Awojobi. He was in his 30s when he became a professor of engineering at the University of Lagos (Unilag), the youngest ever then, after a First Class B.Sc. from University of London and PhD from Imperial...

Outage threatens multi-billion naira equipment at UCH

The National President of Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr. Ade Tade, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to improve on power supply to specialists and teaching hospitals in the country. He said poor power supply was threatening the multi-billion naira equipment supplied by VAMED to some hospitals. Tade stated this during a facility tour of some...

De-Industrialization of Nigerian economy

FACTS have begun to emerged how the poor electricity supply in the country has led and contributed to factory closures and declining manufacturing sector in Nigeria, leading millions of job loses. In fact, in the Textile/garment as well as Chemical/Leather sectors of the economy, constant power failure in the country has either led to and was a major factor to...

Chavez launches $15 mobile phone with a name to make his mother blush

It is perhaps the world's cheapest mobile phone. It is the latest offering from Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution. And its name is derived from a slang word for penis. Behold the Vergatorio. Venezuela's president launched the handset on his TV show with a Mother's Day call to his mum and predicted it would conquer all rivals. "This telephone will be...

Shoes made for talking … to your phone

A startup is working on a product that can tell you exactly what it's like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes — because the insoles record every touch of pressure. ESoles Inc., which makes custom insoles for athletic shoes, has created prototype insoles with pressure sensors that relay their information wirelessly to a nearby cell phone. Then an...

How rail will solve problem of mass transit

Perhaps in no other African city is efficient rail system most desirable than Nigeria, the continent's most populous country, and Lagos, its economic nerve centre. With the near total collapse of the rail system built by the colonial administration, and consolidated upon by the early nationalists of the first republic, there has been a growing gap in Nigeria's transportation...

NCC to set up Cyber Security Centre – Ndukwe

Ernest Ndukwe, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) assures that the Commission is in the process of establishing a Cyber Security Centre to look at the gains the country can harness from Cyberspace as well look at Cyber security which is very important in modern business transactions. Giving this assurance at the Cyber Security Conference and Exhibition in Abuja,...

Non-autonomy for NCAA denies Nigeria direct flights to US

Nigerian airlines are still very far from direct flight operations on the Nigeria-United States route in spite of resources and energy expended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and repeated visits by American aviation officials on inspections to Lagos, BusinessDay can now reveal. Reason: The Federal Government is yet to meet the vital requirements demanded by Washington before Nigerian...